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The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel REVIEW THREAD

Old Nov 1, 20, 1:30 pm
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The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel REVIEW THREAD

There are no reviews that I could find on the Beekman hotel downtown on this site so I thought I'd start one. When we heard that there was no trick or treating this year in my area of Manhattan I thought we'd try and make the best of a bad situation and stay downtown at the Beekman since the hotel looked a little spooky. (in a good way!) Also this property was named New York's top rated hotel back in 2018 by US News & World Reports so we really looked forward to spending Halloween weekend down there.

The hotel is dark but very beautiful, the staff was excellent during our stay. I checked in as a Globalist and was upgraded from a 1 bedroom suite to a 1 bedroom corner suite which is about a 125 square feet larger than the normal suite. It came out to a $150 savings on a suite that was already discounted 40% which was nice. Normally the 1 bedroom corner suite goes for around $950 a night all in during the fall. Here are some photos of the property and restaurant (Temple Bar).......


Front desk


Lobby seating



The Concierge desk which was unattended while we were there.


This is the Temple Bar it's a beautiful, comfortable setting. We did not like the attitude of the manager the night we had drinks there but the breakfast each morning was good. It is a Tom Colicchio owned restaurant.


One of the other main highlights of the Temple bar area is the skylight that you can look up at while seated.

That is the view looking down to Temple Bar from the hallway to our room, pretty cool!

Here are a couple of photos from inside the room. It was very clean and immaculately decorated we really liked the interior design.


The hotel is pet friendly.

Our dog Bella loved the Beekman although I think she hated her Halloween costume!


The only drawback is that the room was a little dark. The hotel is surrounded by buildings so you don't get any great views.

The bathroom was the highlight of the room, its large and done in white marble.


The bedroom was dark as well, that is a picture of the little seating area in the corner across from the bed. I must say that the bed was very comfortable we slept really well each night. Breakfast both mornings was delivered within 20 minutes or so of our order so no complaints there. The bills which were fully comped came out to $130 per day so it's nice being a Globalist at this property. The menu was limited but the food was very good as I mentioned earlier.



Downtown is not always the most convenient place to stay while in Manhattan but this hotel is right near lots of restaurants, bars, and shopping. There is a liquor store and CVS across the street. The Freedom tower and the World Trade Center Memorial are right around the corner.

In any event I hope you find the quick review and photos helpful. We had an excellent time downtown at the Beekman, I'd highly recommend a stay there next time your in town. The property, cleanliness, and service at the hotel are outstanding. We felt safe the whole time.

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Old Apr 5, 21, 7:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Tonyr4 View Post
There are no reviews that I could find on the Beekman hotel downtown on this site so I thought I'd start one. When we heard that there was no trick or treating this year in my area of Manhattan I thought we'd try and make the best of a bad situation and stay downtown at the Beekman since the hotel looked a little spooky. (in a good way!) Also this property was named New York's top rated hotel back in 2018 by US News & World Reports so we really looked forward to spending Halloween weekend down there.

The hotel is dark but very beautiful, the staff was excellent during our stay. I checked in as a Globalist and was upgraded from a 1 bedroom suite to a 1 bedroom corner suite which is about a 125 square feet larger than the normal suite. It came out to a $150 savings on a suite that was already discounted 40% which was nice. Normally the 1 bedroom corner suite goes for around $950 a night all in during the fall. Here are some photos of the property and restaurant (Temple Bar).......


Front desk


Lobby seating



The Concierge desk which was unattended while we were there.


This is the Temple Bar it's a beautiful, comfortable setting. We did not like the attitude of the manager the night we had drinks there but the breakfast each morning was good. It is a Tom Colicchio owned restaurant.


One of the other main highlights of the Temple bar area is the skylight that you can look up at while seated.

That is the view looking down to Temple Bar from the hallway to our room, pretty cool!

Here are a couple of photos from inside the room. It was very clean and immaculately decorated we really liked the interior design.


The hotel is pet friendly.

Our dog Bella loved the Beekman although I think she hated her Halloween costume!


The only drawback is that the room was a little dark. The hotel is surrounded by buildings so you don't get any great views.

The bathroom was the highlight of the room, its large and done in white marble.


The bedroom was dark as well, that is a picture of the little seating area in the corner across from the bed. I must say that the bed was very comfortable we slept really well each night. Breakfast both mornings was delivered within 20 minutes or so of our order so no complaints there. The bills which were fully comped came out to $130 per day so it's nice being a Globalist at this property. The menu was limited but the food was very good as I mentioned earlier.



Downtown is not always the most convenient place to stay while in Manhattan but this hotel is right near lots of restaurants, bars, and shopping. There is a liquor store and CVS across the street. The Freedom tower and the World Trade Center Memorial are right around the corner.

In any event I hope you find the quick review and photos helpful. We had an excellent time downtown at the Beekman, I'd highly recommend a stay there next time your in town. The property, cleanliness, and service at the hotel are outstanding. We felt safe the whole time.
Question for you - you mentioned breakfast every morning - can you provide more details? I assume they still had some decent offerings for you ? Even during COVID?
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Old Apr 6, 21, 4:52 am
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Question for you - you mentioned breakfast every morning - can you provide more details? I assume they still had some decent offerings for you ? Even during COVID?
It's been 5 months since we stayed there. I honestly don't remember the details of this hotel's breakfast very well. We did have it delivered to the room every morning and the meal came in cardboard boxes.
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Old Apr 12, 21, 6:26 pm
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I am concluding a 5 night stay here. I am definitely impressed by the hotel. The service is excellent. As a courtesy card holder I was upgraded to a corner suite. Small but comfortable. Breakfast was delivered on a tray with the previously normal room service plates and silverware. I was not given any restrictions on what I could order. The food was excellent. On Saturday and Sunday it could also be ordered in the restaurant. The fitness center was by appointment only and was on 2 floors connected by a spiral staircase. Limited to 4 guests at a time.
All in all considering the price it’s an excellent choice for New York.
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Old Apr 23, 21, 8:56 pm
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As a courtesy card holder I was upgraded to a corner suite. Small but comfortable.

A 600 sq ft suite in NYC you are calling small?
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Old Apr 23, 21, 9:26 pm
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A 600 sq ft suite in NYC you are calling small?
I've stayed in the corner suite as well, it does feel kind of small which I think is because the bathroom is so large that takes up a big chunk of the square footage. The hotel charges quite a bit for that room, I would say that it's probably not worth the nearly 1k a night asking price.
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A 600 sq ft suite in NYC you are calling small?
CC holders might be used to a lot more.
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Old Apr 25, 21, 8:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Tonyr4 View Post
I've stayed in the corner suite as well, it does feel kind of small which I think is because the bathroom is so large that takes up a big chunk of the square footage. The hotel charges quite a bit for that room, I would say that it's probably not worth the nearly 1k a night asking price.
It's low 600s next week when I am in town.
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Old Apr 25, 21, 9:06 pm
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It's low 600s next week when I am in town.
Not much demand for hotel rooms downtown these days.
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Any feedback on what the workspace situation is at this property? I'm mainly interested in the standard room - 1 Queen Bed / 1 King Bed.

With the Prive 3rd night free rate currently on offer I was looking at booking either a 3 or 6 night stay, the deciding factor being whether I can (reasonably) comfortably work from a desk in the room during a 6 night stay.
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