Pleasantly surprised given the Ground Zero location of the hotel and the 24-hour construction schedule. We were a little worried about the noise level, but it really was not too bad. We had a 10th floor room with a balconey that overlooked the
construction site and we totally enjoyed our experience at this hotel and would stay there again. This area will always be hallowed ground, so it was also an emotional experience to stay there. The private 20th floor restaurant and its view of the Memorial was definitely a plus.
fabulous location overlooking the WTC, but a bit tricky getting to because of construction traffic patterns. The restaurant view is fantastic, the food good and reasonably priced - probably the best kept secret in Manhattan. Staff is friendly and
helpful - would definitely stay there again.
Building & Rooms clean and a bit small.Kinda hard to find at dead end of Washington St.
Very noisy from construction at memorial - machine and equipment running all nite long made hard to sleep even with earplugs.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short walk from hotel
Excellent food and drinks at The Merchantile Restaurant - 1 block away from hotel
If you book far enough in advance, I think this is one of the best deals in the city. I've paid a lot more for a lot less in NYC. The rooms are clean (albeit small), new amenities, purified water bottles in the hallway (sounds strange, but it was
one of the best parts), and a view from the restaurant of the WTC and 9/11 memorial.
This was a great studio room - good for business travel. There was a nice kitchenette that was even furnished with some kitchen items. The shower was pleasant and hot.
Construction noise from World Trade Center site starts
early in the AM. Also there was no iron.
The location of the hotel was great, but it was not easy to get a good sleep due to the construction in wtc. The room was small, but perfectly designed, so that the smallness of the room does not really bother. Breakfast was reasonable price and
sometimes waiters were not able to respond because of the crowd in the restaurant.
This hotel is definitely ideal for touristic and business trips.