Dream Downtown

Chelsea, New York

The hotel

The designers at Dream Downtown had fun when they transformed this 1960s’ National Maritime Union building, opposite Chelsea Market and near the Meatpacking District. In a nod to its past, the gritty steel shell features super-sized portholes, while inside it takes you around the globe. You visit Mexico in the tequila barrel wall and upscale menu of Bodega Negra. You visit ‘Cool Britannia’ in the underground Electric Room, with its Banksy-inspired graffiti. And you return to NYC with the penthouse parties at PHD Rooftop Lounge and the lobby’s huge Stars and Stripes flag made from beer cans, which sits below the glass-bottomed pool.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Night Club
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located between the Meatpacking District and Chelsea, within walking distance to The Highline, Chelsea Market and SoHo. Transfer time from John F. Kennedy International Airport: 1 hour 20 minutes.

Hotel information

314 loft-style guest rooms and suites with luxurious amenities including 40" Samsung LED TV with iPod and computer connectivity media hub, mini-fridge, mini-bar*, complimentary WiFi, Tivoli alarm clock, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, slippers and bathrobes. Bronze Queen Rooms are 225 sq ft with views of the New York City skyline, with 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Bronze King Rooms are 262 sq ft, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Bronze King with Balcony Rooms are 300 sq ft and feature a private balcony with partial skyline views, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Silver King Rooms are 266 sq ft and feature views of the city skyline, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Silver King Pool Rooms are 300 sq ft and have a private balcony with views of Dream Beach, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Silver Double Rooms are 325 sq ft with 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Gold King Rooms are 320 sq ft with uninterrupted views of the NYC skyline, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Gold King Pool Rooms are 300 sq ft and are steps from the pool, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Platinum King Rooms are 500 sq ft and include 10 porthole windows with views of the skyline, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Philippe Downtown (Chinese cuisine). Bodega Negra (Mexican cuisine). Pool bar and grill (open daily from 8.00am-9.00pm). Natura Cafe (all-day cafe and coffee shop). The Beach Pool Bar and Grill (light bites and cocktails). PHD Rooftop Lounge (landscaped terrace with views of the Hudson River and Empire State Building, guest DJs). The Electric Room (after-dinner drinks and comfort food menu). The Beach consisting of a glass-bottom heated swimming pool, pool deck area with imported sand, chaise lounges, two private cabanas and DJ booth. 24-hour fitness centre. Concierge service. Complimentary WiFi.

*Denotes local charge.

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Sep 21, 2020 Miamigirlshine Miami, Florida

I celebrated my Birthday at the Dream Downtown and had one of the best stay in years. I heard so much about this hotel but due to corona my expectations were not high. I can safely say they were met. The hotel was so cleaned. Sanitizers were on every corner of the hotel. Our room had a seal on the door saying “ so clean so fresh, your room is… Read more
I celebrated my Birthday at the Dream Downtown and had one of the best stay in years. I heard so much about this hotel but due to corona my expectations were not high. I can safely say they were met. The hotel was so cleaned. Sanitizers were on every corner of the hotel. Our room had a seal on the door saying “ so clean so fresh, your room is protected” The level of service was consistently high, especially at Front Desk. He was very welcoming and professional. I loved the design in the room and bathroom. The pool was great even though the weather was not favourable. I will definitely return to the Dream in meatpacking Manhattan soon. Read less
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Sep 20, 2020 miscdate New Jersey

We were in downtown Manhattan to celebrate friends birthday. Needed a room somewhere for just 1 night. Walked in to dream hotel to find may be 3 or 4 bedroom suite. It was available but was expensive. Gentleman at front desk very professionally guided us and recommended to book 4 rooms. He also gave us rooms next to each on same floor. We had an… Read more
We were in downtown Manhattan to celebrate friends birthday. Needed a room somewhere for just 1 night. Walked in to dream hotel to find may be 3 or 4 bedroom suite. It was available but was expensive. Gentleman at front desk very professionally guided us and recommended to book 4 rooms. He also gave us rooms next to each on same floor. We had an amazing stay. Everything that we asked was delivered to us whether it was towels or bathroom amenities. We will return here soon. It was nice experience. Read less
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Sep 16, 2020 Alexavnyc

I had such an amazing experience at the Dream. From beginning to end, the entire staff was welcoming and exceptionally accommodating. Absolutely astounding service from the front desk, security, bellman, upstairs restaurant, and pool. Neat common spaces and I can tell the rooms had been cleaned with extra care. The design of the rooms and lobby is… Read more
I had such an amazing experience at the Dream. From beginning to end, the entire staff was welcoming and exceptionally accommodating. Absolutely astounding service from the front desk, security, bellman, upstairs restaurant, and pool. Neat common spaces and I can tell the rooms had been cleaned with extra care. The design of the rooms and lobby is so unique and modern. It's gorgeous. The pool and upstairs dining was heaven! This is a great sanctuary in the heart of Downtown. Easily accessible to the subway and restaurants nearby. And I love how well they had put in procedures for social distancing, etc. Would definitely recommend!! Read less
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Sep 15, 2020 181cindyannb

I made reservations to stay in a Platinum Suite at this hotel. This was one of the most horrible suites I've ever stayed in anywhere. I felt as though there was absolutely no quality check for this suite. In my opinion this room should have never been sold. 1. No glasses or Box tissues in the room (basic requirements) 2. One of 2 balcony doors… Read more
I made reservations to stay in a Platinum Suite at this hotel. This was one of the most horrible suites I've ever stayed in anywhere. I felt as though there was absolutely no quality check for this suite. In my opinion this room should have never been sold. 1. No glasses or Box tissues in the room (basic requirements) 2. One of 2 balcony doors broken (I was unable to utilize one of to balconies I paid for) 3. Worn out and shabby furniture (broken and ripped couch) 4. Nothing in the mini bar (empty fridge, once again basic necessity) On top of all this I had to pay a $99.00 pet security, and obviously they were not using this for up keep or repairs. The Hotel staff was friendly but, I was a little disappointed in the fact that even though I was staying at the hotel, I still had to pay $125.00 to rent a pool chair and still pay for food and drinks at the pool. There was also a $100 "minimum spend" at the rooftop bar. I paid for a "suite experience" but received less than mediocracy, I will not be recommending this hotel to anyone without warning. Read less
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Sep 13, 2020 Nana B

This is specifically about Beach at Dream Downtown Beach is an oasis during these times. It is outdoors, has a great view and a pool! What could be better than that? On top of it all, it has good food and a very helpful and friendly staff. It has great scenery for taking pictures and you can never go wrong with these menu items...the burrito… Read more
This is specifically about Beach at Dream Downtown Beach is an oasis during these times. It is outdoors, has a great view and a pool! What could be better than that? On top of it all, it has good food and a very helpful and friendly staff. It has great scenery for taking pictures and you can never go wrong with these menu items...the burrito bowl, the tacos, the steak and the guac and chips. All these items were really good and surprisingly huge portions. I recommend getting a reservation and ask for JD the manager if you ever need anything...he's super helpful and a great host. Read less