Dream Downtown

New York, USA

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.

Rating summary

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Unparalleled with Disappointment

Jul 15, 2019 quickrunaz Washington DC, District of Columbia

Location was great and staff were friendly, however... Tried to call 4 times before arriving at the hotel and not a single answer. Three attempted to call the front desk from our room while we stayed and no answer then either (Had to walk downstairs). Pictures of the rooms look fantastic but in reality our room was dingy, musty, and did feel in… Read more
Location was great and staff were friendly, however... Tried to call 4 times before arriving at the hotel and not a single answer. Three attempted to call the front desk from our room while we stayed and no answer then either (Had to walk downstairs). Pictures of the rooms look fantastic but in reality our room was dingy, musty, and did feel in the slightest clean. Left our name with the pool to get a chair and never got a call back. Took us asking multiple times to have our mini fridge emptied out. Ordered food at one of their restaurants and they somehow forgot to make it. As someone who stays in only 4 or 5 star hotels I cant even imagine how much money this place paid to receive a 4 star ranking since they clearly were not capable of delivering the service required of one. Read less
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Jul 15, 2019 lhamdog Columbus, Ohio

Met my girlfriend in the city to celebrate my bday. The hotel is in a great location and the lobby is very cool. She was checked in already when I arrived and we went up to the room to change and head out. The room is ample size for NYC and has an interesting vibe. The only room complaint is the bathroom door is awkward to open and very heavy. The… Read more
Met my girlfriend in the city to celebrate my bday. The hotel is in a great location and the lobby is very cool. She was checked in already when I arrived and we went up to the room to change and head out. The room is ample size for NYC and has an interesting vibe. The only room complaint is the bathroom door is awkward to open and very heavy. The view was ok aside from the rooftop next door looked like a garbage heap. Beds were comfortable and room stayed dark and quiet for a nice rest. When we arrived back at night there had been some type of altercation and police and broken glass were strewn in front of our hotel. I almost fell into an officer as I tripped over the broken bottles. This hotel seems very young and I probably wouldn’t stay there again. The nightclub up top, which we didn’t go up to, had a long line of 20 somethings waiting for the elevator, so probably not our scene. A nice pool in the middle, with limited seating and girls twerking were also not really our speed. Read less
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Jul 15, 2019 Sasha L

Where do I begin...Dream hotel is supposed to be a fun getaway in the city in the summer. I was disappointed as soon as I walked in. Check in is at 3pm, our room was not ready til 5:20. At this point that is unacceptable as you are cutting into the guests time. We had reservations that had to be pushed back because we had to shower and get ready… Read more
Where do I begin...Dream hotel is supposed to be a fun getaway in the city in the summer. I was disappointed as soon as I walked in. Check in is at 3pm, our room was not ready til 5:20. At this point that is unacceptable as you are cutting into the guests time. We had reservations that had to be pushed back because we had to shower and get ready and did not get settled in until late. Secondly, because of the late check in they offered to upgrade us...when we walk into the dream it seemed like a downgrade. we initially booked a room with a balcony and they gave us a room with no balcony. How is that an "upgrade"? We then go back downstairs say we want the room we booked in the first place and the girl at the front desk says "oh so you want to downgrade?" we politely say we do not understand how a room with a balcony is a downgrade but we would like our regular room please. At this point, it is now 6pm. Lastly, service at pool is SUPER SLOW and no one checks up on you. If you order any drinks or food be prepared to wait 40+ mins for it. Very bad impression, do not think I will be recommending anyone to stay here. Read less
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Jul 14, 2019 L55386 Victoria, Minnesota

Lobby gets crazy at night with club-like atmosphere, but room was nice, clean. Bathroom amenities are OK, less than what you'd expect from this expensive of a hotel. Overall though... Good experience and great location.
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Jul 11, 2019 Eduardo M

It is a wonderful hotel for the best attention and good place to be with the family. It has a restaurant and a fine bar an it has an excellent location. it has very close train stations, restaurants and shopping places.