If you are looking for a hotel with a ton of space, head to the southern tip of Manhattan: this sleek hotel has super big rooms with large windows and extra-large bathrooms. In addition to a glimpse of the New York City loft life, this property is attractive for its spa, fitness center, complimentary bikes, and seasonal beer garden.
Contrary to other parts of Manhattan, weekends in this business district can offer good deals.
Loft-inspired rooms start at 345-square-feet in the standard rooms and quickly jump up to 450-square-feet in the deluxe rooms. A soft color palette, pristine linens covering king beds, and oak floors all give the rooms a serene, minimal feel.
The minibar, including snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, is complimentary--take advantage! Free snacks!
Oversized bathrooms have glass walk-in showers in the standard rooms and the deluxe rooms have an addition of big soaking tubs. Bathrooms are stylish with black tile and clear glass sinks on top of white vanities.
The minimal lobby has a neutral color palette, a desk for checking in, and some chairs. The space is open and bright, but used more for passing through. You probably won't want to hang out here--it's not that exciting.
Dina Rata serves three meals a day, inspired by the fresh produce of the nearby Hudson Valley. The sleek space has wood floors, hanging exposed lightbulbs, and big red banquettes.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Dina Rata isn’t open for dinner and drinks every day of the week.
This Wall Street hotel is centrally located for all landmarks and restaurants of the Financial District. Subway access is varied, with access to several lines including the 2 and 3 trains at Wall Street, the J and Z trains at Broad Street, and the 4 and 5 trains at Wall Street. Taxis and Uber are plentiful in the area, but traffic congestion can be a problem, because it's New York City, and that's how it is.
Locals love the square pizza at Adrienne’s Pizzabar (2-minute walk); try to aim for an outdoor table here. A lobster roll and side of Cape Cod chips at Luke’s Lobster FiDi (3-minute walk) makes for a fine lunch or dinner at any time of year. For a classic steakhouse experience, make a reservation at The Capital Grille (5-minute walk).
The Dead Rabbit (5-minute walk) consistently wins awards for service and their creative cocktail list--have a beer in the cool atmosphere of the taproom downstairs before climbing the stairs up to the cocktail parlor. Located on historic Stone Street, Vintry Wine and Whiskey (3-minute walk) is a cozy, candlelit bar with a curated selection of (you guessed it) wine and whiskey.
WHY WE LIKE IT
In a city of small, near-closet-sized hotel rooms, the loft-inspired rooms here are a treat. We love the deluxe rooms, with massive bathrooms including a big soaking tub and separate walk-in shower. Nice extras include complimentary bike rentals, a free minibar, and a seasonal beer garden.