Admittedly, we had some reservations before staying at the Thompson given that some reviews led us to believe that we would need miners' hats to find our way around the dimly lit facilities. Well, if you are looking for bright lights in the big city, this is NOT the place for you, but for all others who don't mind a shadow or two, this is a great place to stay. First of all, the location was perfect as the subway station is right across the street and many areas of interest within walking distance. The staff could not have been more responsive and helpful. The room was spacious and the decor was modern with a black wood floor,a cement ceiling and a half wall of hanging metal beads. The shower was huge with a shower head the size of Staten Island. Now for the lighting situation. While the fixtures were somewhat on the dim side, there were two bright "spotlights" on each side of the bed which provided ample light for reading. We had no problems at all seeing what we needed to see. I have read complaints about the elevator lighting but why to you need bright lights there? The monitor in the elevator was showing a continuous loop of a Fellini movie, I think "8 1/2" which was pretty cool. There is a small outdoor pool on the third floor which was a nice place to hang out and enjoy a cocktail. On the 7th floor, there is a private bar/club with two outdoor patios which provide a great view of the city. The crowd was young, lively and fun and it was a nice place for a nightcap. Breakfast on the terrace was very pleasant but service was a tad slow one day. I know this place is pricey, but so is New York. We got a discount on a bigger room with a complimentary breakfast, so that helped. Regardless, the Thompson exuded a cool friendly vibe which made our stay very relaxing. Most assuredly, we will stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the epicenter of downtown Manhattan's vibrant New Renaissance in cuisine, galleries, live music clubs, and nightlife spots, the fun-defining SIXTY LES evokes the youthful spirit of its all-hours neighborhood-an indie-vibed district on display from nearly every Jim Walrod-curated suite's floor-to-ceiling windows. Andy Warhol's visage looks up from the scene-and-be-seen swimming pool's bottom, while gritty images by iconic photographer Lee Friedlander illuminate bedroom headboards. Step out into the street life and walk directly into the world-recognized New Museum or countless gastronaut destination spots. But guests need go no further than the vibrant award-winning Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya tavern and bar for Japanese cuisine and stellar cocktails, courtesy of foodie deities the Bromberg brothers. SIXTY LES is part of SIXTY Hotels, a new, innovative of luxury inns located in New York, Los Angeles, and debuting in Miami soon-ish. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Thompson Les New York City
- Thompson Les Hotel