We got to the hotel around noon and the room was ready. Check in was easy. They just asked for a credit card for incidentals. Room was clean but small we purchased a Club Room, which I believe is the smallest one. Around the corner is the Wall St. SubwayStation which makes it very convenient to get uptown. Walking distance (15 mins) to World Trade Center. Some good local restaurants around for any meal. Noise level was fairly low even in the morning. You could hear your neighbours and toilets flush from time to time. Felt safe at night walking back from the subway. Check out was smooth process, they stored our luggage during this time. All in all, I would book this place again when I come back.
We really enjoyed staying at this hotel and had no complaints. By NYC standards the room is a good size complete with fridge (very welcome!), large TV, air con (a must in the summer) and ironing board. The water pressure in the shower was good. The complimentary breakfast was much better than expected with hot waffles, a range of bagels, breads, pastries, cereal, fruit, etc. with a fair sized dining area (not allowed to take to your room). Tea/coffee and iced water was available all day to help yourself to. Staff were pleasant but reserved and not particularly chatty, although very accommodating. On arrival we found a problem with our room safe but the staff sent someone immediately to fix it and it was working 15 minutes later. Our room was at the back of the hotel and on a low floor and although there was some noise from the bars/restaurants below (chatting only, not loud music), patrons are required to move indoors by a certain time (11pm-ish?) so if you happened to be in the room at that time, the noise didn't last long and wasn't disturbing. The location is good for different subway stations (a must if you want to travel any distance from the bottom of Manhattan) so it's easy to get around. All in all a very pleasant stay and we would definitely recommend it to others.
There was a plumping problem that was fixed upon calling for maintenance within an hour. The hotel and hotel staff are generally pleasant. Parking is not part of the hotel, they have an agreement with a public parking structure a block away. The main problem with the parking is that there is NO free exit and re-entry part of the 24 hour payment you make! After paying $43 including tax for the first night, I realized that I can park on the street between 10 PM and 8:30 AM for free. There was always free parking space at night in front of the hotel. If you arrive before 10 PM, you can pay for parking on the street $3.50 per hour for a maximum of 2 hours. If you park in the parking structure near the hotel, entry between 5 AM and 10 AM, you can park for 12 hours for $26 including tax. Generally, driving in New York is a big hassle especially on Friday afternoon.
Staying near Wall St was great-lots to do but not crazy crowded over the weekend. Able to walk to the Seaport and 9/11 Memorial. Great places to eat close by. Staff at the hotel and Felice were awesome!
Pocket Guide: New York Wall Street - Financial District Hotels
Wall Street comes to life before dawn as traders rush to Lower Manhattan to make and break deals. But finance is just one aspect of Lower Manhattan, where colonial churches stand next to skyscrapers. Within the district, rebuilding continues at Ground Zero. At Battery Park, ferries depart for Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, America’s beacon of freedom.