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“Great location, amazing service in NYC!”
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Dream Downtown
Ranked #123 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Great location, amazing service in NYC!”
Reviewed 1 September 2014

We stayed here while in town for business, and not only was the location very convenient, and the hotel very beautiful, but the service was absolutely amazing! It has become our favorite place to stay when in NYC.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Ayo A, Manager at Dream Downtown, responded to this review, 2 September 2014
I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Dreams amazing locations and all of the top notch amenities within the hotel. I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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Reviewed 1 September 2014

Wow what a hotel and what an experience. Fabulous through and through. We'd moved from the W Hotel in Union Square as really wasn't up to W hotel usual standard. The Dream was everything it wasn't... It was funky and hip. Rooms were stylish and roomy. The pool was one of many great features and quite rare in NY. Once you're at the pool you forget that you're even in NYC. However, if you want a sun lounger at the weekend you have to reserve one by 8 am as its gets really busy. The staff were overwhelming friendly and professional... really couldn't ask for better service. Bar was fun as was the general atmosphere. Am visiting NYC in 6 weeks and am intending to go back.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ayo A, Manager at Dream Downtown, responded to this review, 2 September 2014
Thanks for the great review on Dream Downtown. I am glad that the W gave us the opportunity to make you a Dream guest moving forward. When on property Dream has the tendency to take you away from the bustling streets on NYC, with so many amazing amenities it can feel like a resort. It is very pleasing to know that you are now part of the dream family and will be back in 6 weeks.

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Queens, New York
1 review
Reviewed 30 August 2014

The hotel had great service, it was stylish and neat. Every spacious considering in nyc. Pool was fun and very relaxing. The service was excellent throughout the hotel. The location is awesome for restaurants and shopping. In the center of meat packing district.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ayo A, Manager at Dream Downtown, responded to this review, 1 September 2014
I am glad to hear that you had a great time at Dream Downtown and that you felt a warm welcome from the staff. We look forward to welcoming you back to Dream in the near future

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West Orange, New Jersey
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Reviewed 29 August 2014

I've always wanted to stay at Dream Downtown and when I finally did it actually exceeded my expectations. When we arrived we were upgraded to an awesome suite with a balcony and a view of the pool. Not only was the room great, but the service was excellent. Everyone there was friendly and welcoming. The club was a lot of fun too. Just a great experience all around. If you're looking for a cool, trendy place to stay in NYC without the attitude that sometimes comes with staying in those type of hotels then this is it. Will definitely stay there again!

Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Ayo A, Manager at Dream Downtown, responded to this review, 1 September 2014
I am glad to hear that you finally found the time to stay at Dream Downtown and that it was everything you imagined plus some. Exceeding guest expectations is a daily goal of our Dream, so it is very pleasing to hear we did this for you. Thank you for the kind words about the staff, I will be sure to share your feedback and hope to welcome you back to Dream in the near future.

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Reviewed 28 August 2014

Well in the middle of downtown New York there is funky hotel called The Dream.

The rooms are New York size but what a dream. It has everything going for it as a upmarket funky NYC hotel.

You should make the effort to also visit the PHD - the rooftop bar. It has incredible views of NY skyline and great cocktails. As a house guest you get up regardless prior to 9.30pm but after that it is up to the PHD guest manager whether you are able to get to the rooftop bar.

I can see why it is so popular - do visit the rooftop.

The rooms are NY size but have everything you need to be comfortable in. Lots of mirror around make it feel larger. The bathroom is great - particularly the large shower.

Being nearly directly opposite one of my most favourite restaurants in NY - Buddakan - also helps. Wander through the Chelsea market a block away as well. Then there's the meat packing district literally steps away.

This hotel has NY at it's doorstep. Well worth a visit.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Ayo A, Manager at Dream Downtown, responded to this review, 1 September 2014
Thank you for the candid review on Dream Downtown, the feedback is greatly appreciated. PHD has arguably had the best city view from any bar in NYC, I am glad to hear that you had such an amazing time there. Our location of the Meatpacking district offers our guests a plethora of things to do, in the unlikely event that you run out of options at the hotel. On your next trip to NYC you must try our hidden restaurant Bodega Negra. I look forward to welcoming you back I the near future.

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Reviewed 27 August 2014

Location – check. Ambiance-check. Staff – check. The Dream downtown has it all. Often times a hotel like this will have a staff that is sub par because of its incredible location and top notch amenities; people will stay there regardless. But at the Dream Downtown, the only thing that bests their prime location and terrific nightlife and restaurant options, are the wonderful staff and attention to detail. I travel for work all the time, and often I book for large groups, over 50 rooms. While you might think that this means we get special treatment, usually it is the opposite. From changing dates, rooms, names, and everything in between, often times the staff will become fed-up with the group and check out (no pun intended). But not at the Dream! Rob Dellibovi, Katya Bronson, and the entire staff throughout the hotels many different restaurants and bars were always patient, courteous, and genuinely concerned about our stay. They also never let our group get in the way of their other guests stay, something that can also happen with a large group block.

I would recommend The Dream Downtown 100 times over to anyone who is looking for a posh spot with a superb staff.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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Ayo A, Manager at Dream Downtown, responded to this review, 28 August 2014
We love A+ at Dream Downtown. I am happy to hear that you felt our staff’s genuine passion for hospitality and exceeding guest’s expectations. Thank you for choosing Dream for your group as it was our pleasure hosting you all. We look forward to welcoming you all back in the near future.


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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2014

I live in New York and I'm a travel agent so I am very picky with my reviews but this Hotel is worth writing about. We love it so much that we stay there for our date nights or on weekends away from the kids for the following reasons: the location is THE BEST in the city- close to everything- museums, parks, high line, shopping, restaurants and nightlife. Within the Hotel are amazing restaurants and breathtaking bars and clubs. There is always something fun going on. The crowd is great and the pool/pool area is without question- THE place to hang out in the summer in NYC. It's just all around a wonderful property that I will keep returning to.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ayo A, Manager at Dream Downtown, responded to this review, 28 August 2014
It is very pleasing to receive a review like this from a fellow industry member. From the sounds of your review you were able to enjoy everything that Dream has to offer. I am very happy to know that even though you live in the city you will continue to choose Dream for your staycations. I look forward to welcoming you back to your second home soon.

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Property: Dream Downtown
Address: 355 West 16th Street, Near 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-5902 (Formerly Dream Meatpacking District)
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > Chelsea , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Business Hotel in New York City
#50 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#100 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#113 Family Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Dream Downtown 4.5*
Number of rooms: 314
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Carrying on an exciting and imaginative new concept in inventive, full-service luxury travel brought by its predecessors Dream Midtown and Dream South Beach, Dream Downtown is the latest jewel in the impressive Vikram Chatwal Hotel portfolio. Situated between the hip, cool Meatpacking District and chic, charming Chelsea, Dream Downtown's loft-style accommodations and innovative atmosphere breathe new life into the New York hotel scene. Our Downtown Manhattan hotel offers the best location for travelers aching for the interesting in New York City travel. Dream Downtown is within walking distance to The Highline, superior shopping, numerous Chelsea art galleries, Milk Studio, Union Square, and the famous neighborhoods of SoHo, Chelsea, and the West Village. ... more   less 
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