The Beekman

Financial District, New York

The hotel

Built in the same decade as the Brooklyn Bridge, The Beekman had stiff competition when it came to architectural neighbours – but its glamour and grace granted it kudos with the building buffs of the 19th century – and today. This skyscraper’s kept its drama with its marble entrance, Persian rug-slung lobby, and Victorian balustrade-draped atrium, which stretches nine storeys skyward before being capped with a glass pyramid. It’s not just opulent in design though, with its ‘nothing’s-too-much-trouble’ service and dining scene mirroring its old-world splendour and new-world luxury. Two of Manhattan’s finest names are behind The Beekman’s restaurants: Tom Colicchio reinterprets old and new classics at Temple Court, while Keith McNally recreates French brasserie elegance at Augustine. Or you could join the socialites (and sometimes celebs) at The Alley Cat for cocktails and Japanese Izakaya comfort food.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located in Lower Manhattan between the East and Hudson River and within walking distance to One World Trade Center and the Brooklyn Bridge. Transfer time from John F. Kennedy International Airport: 1 hour.

Hotel information

287 rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, 47" IPTV, complimentary WiFi, USB charging ports, gourmet mini-bar* and D.S. & Durga bath amenities. Superior Queen Rooms are 285 sq ft and feature high ceilings, craft cocktail table and a state-of-the-art oversized rain shower in the bathroom, with 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Superior King Rooms are 300 sq ft and feature high ceilings, craft cocktail table and a state-of-the-art oversized rain shower in the bathroom, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe King Rooms are 320 sq ft and feature a craft cocktail table and a marble bathroom with state-of-the-art rain shower, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Premium King Rooms are 375 sq ft and feature sweeping ceilings, craft cocktail table and a state-of-the-art rain shower in the bathroom, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Double Queen Rooms are 400 sq ft and feature high ceilings, cocktail table, and a rain shower and separate marble bath in the bathroom, with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Studio Suites are 475 sq ft and feature a seating space, high ceilings, craft cocktail table and spacious rain shower in the bathroom, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

One Bedroom Suites are 475 sq ft and feature a living area, cocktail table and oversized rain shower in the bathroom, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

One Bedroom Corner Suites are 600 sq ft and feature a foyer and living area, high ceilings, a wet bar and a rain shower and separate marble bath in the bathroom, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Thompson Suite is 1,100 sq ft and features city views, living room and dining area, wet bar, powder room and a rain shower and separate marble bath in the bathroom, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Temple Court by Tom Colicchio (à la carte and five-course dining). Augustine (high end French cuisine). The Bar Room (all-day menu including handcrafted cocktails underneath the historic Atrium). Alley Cat Amateur Theatre (intimate lounge offering a Japanese izakaya style menu and cocktails). Fitness centre featuring Peloton studio spin bikes. 24 hour in-room dining*. Concierge. Valet parking $65 plus tax, per night (payable locally, subject to change). Complimentary WiFi.

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (895)
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  • Terrible (7)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disappointing

Sep 22, 2019 AlexGCA Carmel Valley, California

Spent 7 days at the Beekman Sept 6-13. While the hotel is distinctive and historic, and restaurants and bar are OK if pricey, housekeeping was a disaster. Sunday 9/8 - no housekeeping until I went down at 4 to ask for it. Supposed turn-down service happened 3 nights of 7. Must be rationing soap, shampoo, etc since we got one (1) refresh in a… Read more
Spent 7 days at the Beekman Sept 6-13. While the hotel is distinctive and historic, and restaurants and bar are OK if pricey, housekeeping was a disaster. Sunday 9/8 - no housekeeping until I went down at 4 to ask for it. Supposed turn-down service happened 3 nights of 7. Must be rationing soap, shampoo, etc since we got one (1) refresh in a week. No toilet paper last 3 days. For $600 a night? I don't think so. They have a problem with housekeeping that we politely pointed out on check out. Management denied any issues and could care less. Avoid, Beekman is way over rated. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating practicalities let down an otherwise great hotel with excellent staff.

Sep 22, 2019 Vintagetravellers London

Two day stay. Adjusting from European time. Excellent staff, comfortable and practical room. Two major issues which for me would mean I would not come back. Firstly the impressive open atrium means that noise from the public spaces are very audible in the bedrooms. Secondly the main eating area "Temple Court" is "designed" if that is the right… Read more
Two day stay. Adjusting from European time. Excellent staff, comfortable and practical room. Two major issues which for me would mean I would not come back. Firstly the impressive open atrium means that noise from the public spaces are very audible in the bedrooms. Secondly the main eating area "Temple Court" is "designed" if that is the right word, for night. Yesterday, a sunny day it was not possible to read a menu without using the light on the phone, at 2pm in the afternoon. Today at breakfast there are people holding the menu under the tiny table lamps and at least one table is using a light on a phone as I write this (I insisted on a table by the window) The staff checking guests in at reception say they struggle to read things. Any form guests sign at reception would, I would argue, not hold up as you are signing something you can't possibly read! Change the light bulbs so that people can actually see to function! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful hotel that lives up to its reputation

Sep 21, 2019 mykolamarkovich London, United Kingdom

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The rooms, although a little small, are very elegantly furnished and very clean. The bar is beautiful, and the breakfast was a pleasure. Staff were polite and helpful. This is a hotel where they clearly respect the comfort of their guests. Would recommend the Beekman to friends.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolutely Superb

Sep 20, 2019 daniel p Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

It's quite simple really, if you're looking for a hotel in Lower Manhattan and want superb service, to stay in a beautifully restored historic building, wish to stay within spitting distance of some of best restaurants and shopping, then look no further. I stayed here for a week on a business trip and the service was fantastic from the first… Read more
It's quite simple really, if you're looking for a hotel in Lower Manhattan and want superb service, to stay in a beautifully restored historic building, wish to stay within spitting distance of some of best restaurants and shopping, then look no further. I stayed here for a week on a business trip and the service was fantastic from the first welcome to the final farewell. I can't rate this hotel highly enough. The building itself is simply amazing. Sympathetically restored to it's former glory, with no expense spared it would seem, the people running the hotel are as enchanting as the building itself. The rooms are beautifully designed and are kept spotlessly clean. I took the time to complete the online survey following checking out and received a wonderful personal email from the Hotel Manager, Scott Case, which was a very nice close to a wonderful stay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Classic Old New York BUT SO CLEAN

Sep 16, 2019 val4372 Los Angeles, California

I loved my stay here. I'd wanted to stay here since the photos popped up on NYMag when the place opened, so I was delighted to finally have an excuse to be this far downtown for business. I FELT LIKE 1800s ELOISE the entire time. The staff was lovely and accommodating, predicting my needs before I realized I needed them. Saira in the bar room at… Read more
I loved my stay here. I'd wanted to stay here since the photos popped up on NYMag when the place opened, so I was delighted to finally have an excuse to be this far downtown for business. I FELT LIKE 1800s ELOISE the entire time. The staff was lovely and accommodating, predicting my needs before I realized I needed them. Saira in the bar room at night and JB with my luggage in the morning were both excellent and friendly. The building is extraordinary and as a native New Yorker who has moved away, I was shocked to find that I didnt even want to go out into the city, but instead made my friends come to me to spend time in the hotel. I dined at Augustine for a beautiful McNally brunch that transports you in a way only his spaces do. With excellent service and delicious breakfast-- I regretted not returning every morning for breakfast there. The room service was delicious and satisfying, and, as with all of my Thompson stays, I found the rooms spotless and I wanted to stay in the room longer than I needed to and was comfortable walking around barefoot! I am so pleased I was able to stay here and look forward to my return. Read less