AKA Wall Street

Financial District, New York

The hotel

Like a local living in Lower Manhattan, when you check into your exclusive residence at AKA Wall Street, you’ll be greeted by the Doorman before heading up to your luxury apartment, with its modern kitchen, complimentary WiFi, and contemporary styling. But the hotel delivers more than ‘home comforts’ – with in-suite hair and make-up services by NOMI Beauty, fitness by Technogym, dining by the Bromberg Brothers at their hot new Blue Ribbon Federal Grill, and rooftop relaxation in the form of morning tea and coffee and evening films, served on the hotel-topping terrace. And it’s all within ambling distance of One World Trade Center, Battery Park, Brooklyn Bridge, and the Brookfield Place and Westfield malls.

Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre

Where is it

In Manhattan's downtown Financial District, a short walk to subway stations, Wall Street, the World Trade Centre and Brooklyn Bridge. Transfer time from John F. Kennedy International Airport: 50 minutes.

Hotel information

All suites have custom-designed kitchens with microwave, fridge, dishwasher and dual burner induction hob, flat-screen TV, luxury bath amenities, bathrobes and safe. Studios are 362–473 sq ft, and have expansive windows, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

1-Bedroom Suites are 716 sq ft, and have spacious living area and 2 TVs, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

2-Bedroom Suites are 1037 sq ft, and have expansive windows, living area, master bedroom with 1 king-size bed and second bedroom with 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Blue Ribbon Federal Grill (open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails). A.Lounge (rooftop lounge and terrace, film evenings). A.Fitness. Nomi Beauty (hair and make-up services). Laundry and dry cleaning services*. Complimentary WiFi.

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (157)
  • Very good (32)
  • Average (8)
  • Poor (1)
  • Terrible (6)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel

Nov 4, 2019 pato1967 Manchester

5 of us (adults) stayed in a 2 bed suite for 6 nights. The suite comprised of 2 en-suite bedrooms and a living room/kitchen. There was a single fold up bed for the 5th person that we placed in one of the bedrooms. As we stayed 6 nights we had a maid service after 3 nights. From a decor and furniture perspective the hotel and suite itself were all… Read more
5 of us (adults) stayed in a 2 bed suite for 6 nights. The suite comprised of 2 en-suite bedrooms and a living room/kitchen. There was a single fold up bed for the 5th person that we placed in one of the bedrooms. As we stayed 6 nights we had a maid service after 3 nights. From a decor and furniture perspective the hotel and suite itself were all of a high standard. We made use of the coffee/pastries/croissants available on the roof terrace each morning. I arranged transfers via the hotel all of which went smoothly and check in/out were all quick and efficient. Suite was available a couple of hours early for us on the day we arrived. A suggestion for the hotel is to provide some coat hooks in the rooms. The area around the hotel is excellent with downtown tourist attractions all walkable and the nearest subway less than 5 mins walk away Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Spacious hotel room

Oct 22, 2019 sarahviz Northbridge, Massachusetts

Stayed here for business and was lucky to have a 2 bedroom suite. Plenty spacious apartment-style hotel room with even a desk for my laptop. Hospitality was great, and it was convenient to have the connected restaurant/bar.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very good with minor annoyances

Oct 13, 2019 SLE_wanderer Baltimore, Maryland

Very nice apartment-style apartment and great value in FiDi. The premium suite was surprisingly spacious and you can tell the interior designer paid close attention to detail with the appliances (Fisher and Paykel dishwasher, Grohe bathroom fixtures, Rowenta iron, etc.) - top notch. The fitness center was small, but they made great use of the… Read more
Very nice apartment-style apartment and great value in FiDi. The premium suite was surprisingly spacious and you can tell the interior designer paid close attention to detail with the appliances (Fisher and Paykel dishwasher, Grohe bathroom fixtures, Rowenta iron, etc.) - top notch. The fitness center was small, but they made great use of the space with quality equipment throughout. The roof top indoor lounge and outdoor patio were also nice with good coffee/tea and snacks (Lenka granola bars). Now the annoyances/areas for improvement. 1. The indoor lounge area tv was set to Fox News with no remote or ability to change the channel. This almost seemed intentional to keep people out of the space. Please rectify this immediately! We did find an employee in the lounge who told us that they don’t keep the remote in the lounge and that the front desk would have to come up and change the channel. He was not very helpful. 2. Coffee/tea was only available until 3pm. Is it difficult/too costly to have this available all day? 3. The light switches in the apartment needed a guide. We couldn’t figure out how to turn on/off a few of the lights. We ended up just unplugging one. 4. Provide a second blanket for curling up on the couch. 5. The elevators were too busy and there was no separate service elevator so you could find yourself in an elevator next to engineer with large pieces of work equipment. Read less
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Oct 10, 2019 115christians Munich, Germany

We rented a Studio Appartment which was in great shape, new furniture, full kitchen, etc. You get a 60+ sqm appartment for the cost of an average hotel room - just great. Only shortage was the absence of a dining table in the studio appartment, only couch and coffee table are awailalbe for eating...
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Unfortunately not the best experience

Sep 29, 2019 ParadectralA London, United Kingdom

It pains me to write this review, but my experience at the AKA Wall Street was rather average and well below my expectations. Let me start with the positives: - Great location in Wall Street, which is unbeatable if you're there for work. - The hotel is modern. - Most staff are friendly and competent (a special shout out to Jorge). - The rooftop… Read more
It pains me to write this review, but my experience at the AKA Wall Street was rather average and well below my expectations. Let me start with the positives: - Great location in Wall Street, which is unbeatable if you're there for work. - The hotel is modern. - Most staff are friendly and competent (a special shout out to Jorge). - The rooftop lounge is a nice touch. - The complimentary laundry machines are great. So far so good, right? Unfortunately these positives were far outweighed by the negatives: - The most damning point is that they don't offer daily cleaning, let alone a turn-down service. Upon check-in, I was told that my room would be cleaned only once for a five-night stay! I've never experienced such a service at any 4- or 5-star hotel, including other AKA hotels. They also replace towels only 'on demand', which meant that I had to ask the hotel every day to replace my used towels. This 'non-cleaning' policy isn't advertised explicitly on their website, so I'm not sure that the loose term of 'residence' should be understood as meaning 'we don't actually clean your room every day'. - My room wasn't ready until 16.30. What's wore is that I arrived at around 13.30, and was told that my room was given 'priority' for cleaning. Not only did they miss their own self-imposed 15.00 timeline, but even under a 'priority' tag my room required another one and a half hour cleaning... - The gym, while modern, is on the small side. The Technogym machines are nice but broke down a couple of times. And there's basically only a single weight lifting machine, so if someone is hogging it for an hour or so, there's no scope to do a workout. - The WiFi code changed halfway through my stay, without being informed of such a policy. A bit annoying when you're trying to work late at night / early morning and have to go down to the reception to discover that the code gets changed every two weeks (surely a rather inefficient process?). - The breakfast option connected to the hotel only opens at 08.00, which is far too late for anyone on business. Not a huge issue, as there are multiple options outside the hotel. But it almost begs the question as to why they offer breakfast. As I said at the start, I really wanted to enjoy my stay and for this to be my 'go-to' hotel when in NYC, but the non-cleaning service is disappointing. Read less