The Beekman, A Thompson Hotel
Downtown Manhatten, New York, United States of America
At a Glance
Historical restoration of 9-storey landmark building in ‘Lower Manhattan’
A destination in itself, the bar and dining is provided by notable chefs Colicchio and McNally (of Balthazar fame)
Eclectic décor inspired by items collected from travels, with prohibition style mini-bar carts in each room
Hip neighborhood of ‘Lower Manhattan’ within walking distance of the Freedom Tower
Book the Penthouses located in the turrets for panoramic views of Manhattan
Best time to Visit
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Summer or winter, rain or shine, there's always great stuff going on in New York, so when you're planning a trip, there's no real "best" or "worst" time to go. Weather wise fall and spring are the best times in New York. From April to June and September to November, temperatures are mild and pleasant, and the light is beautiful. Summers can be hot and humid while winter snowfalls are not uncommon.
September to December is conference season in New York, and we would advise booking early for travel during this period.
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The Beekman is a haven of sophistication and is architecturally striking with its iconic atrium. Within easy distance of the Brooklyn Bridge and the World Trade Center, it is ideally located to explore Lower Manhattan and beyond.
Exuding old-world glamour and set within the walls of one of Lower Manhattan's landmark buildings, The Beekman is an elegant hotel which provides easy access to numerous Lower Manhattan attractions, as well as the hip neighborhood of Brooklyn beyond. Its beautiful nine-storey atrium showcases some of the most intricate detailing and design work and light floods in from the pyramidal skylight to create an airy and welcoming space.
This elegant styling continues throughout the rooms and suites which are tastefully decorated in a quirky style with splashes of color, vintage pieces and custom-designed furniture. High ceilings give a feeling of spaciousness and the eclectic mix of antiques and bespoke furnishings creates a homely atmosphere. All rooms feature aged oak flooring, luxurious bed linens, marble-tiled bathrooms and a range of amenities such as complimentary WiFi, TVs and gourmet mini bars to ensure a comfortable stay.
Dining at The Beekman is an enjoyable experience, with restaurants headed up by acclaimed restaurateurs Tom Colicchio and Keith McNally. Tuck into New York Classics in the resplendent atrium, accompanied by a specially curated cocktail or head to Augustine for a selection of delicious French dishes or a mid-morning coffee.
Boasting high ceilings, aged-oak floors and an eclectic mix of antiques and bespoke furniture, rooms and suites at The Beekman offer a comfortable space in which to retreat after days spent exploring Lower Manhattan's attractions. All come with a Carrara marble-tiled bathroom with an oversized rain shower, custom-built beds with leather headboards and luxurious bed-linens, craft cocktail tables and gourmet mini-bar, 47" minimum TV with personal DVR and complimentary WiFi.
There are two restaurants at The Beekman. Temple Court is run by acclaimed chef and restaurateur Tom Colicchio and menus focus on New York Classic dishes. In-room dining is also provided by Tom Colicchio. The second restaurant is Augustine, a brasserie-style restaurant run by Keith McNally, serving breakfast, coffees, lunches and dinners. The menu consists of a series of French Classics and lighter dishes.
The Beekman is ideally placed to explore up-and-coming Brooklyn, being just a short walk from the Brooklyn Bridge - head out by bike and take in the cultural sites. On the Manhattan side, be sure to visit the World Trade Center and the memorial site nearby. Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange are also within easy reach.
Georgina Robertson (Staff)
The Beekman is a characterful hotel which is full of history. The grand restored atrium is really a focal point of the hotel with its stunning and intricate detail. If you arent afraid of heights, it is well worth heading to the ninth floor for the view of the atrium from above. Situated in downtown New York between the Brooklyn Bridge and the 9/11 Memorial and One World Observatory there is plenty to explore nearby.
Camilla Swift (Staff)
Downtowns new opening, The Beekman, brings Gotham grandeur to Lower Manhattan with its cosy bohemian lobby, tiled floor, and vintage rugs draped over the reception desk, and carries a hefty dose of classic old New York.
The newly restored historic building is a sanctuary amongst the buzzy neighborhood, and the perfect place to unwind after a busy day or evening in the city. The hotel occupies a landmark Queen Anne building from 1881, and has been brought back to life thanks to the meticulous two-year renovation and design by Martin Brudnizki also responsible for hot London venues including The Ivy, J Sheekey and Sexy Fish.
The 287 guest rooms are located around the central soaring atrium (the most beautiful feature of the building), and are decorated with vintage furnishings and interesting pieces, yet they feel fresh and uncluttered too. The incredibly comfortable beds ensure youre well-rested and ready to head back out amongst the city slickers in the morning.
Guests should be sure to indulge at TV chef Tom Colicchios Fowler and Wells, as well as the French brasserie-style Augustine (run by restauranteur Keith McNally) my top pick for breakfast (the lobster eggs Benedict is to die for)!
Now that Downtown is looking less financial and much more trendy, its certainly very exciting to have a new, stylish boutique hotel which will inevitable draw more visitors to stay in the area.
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Location & directions
Downtown Manhatten, New York, United States of America
The Beekman can be found within easy reach of the Brooklyn Bridge in Lower Manhattan, between the East and Hudson Rivers.