I just returned home from a work trip to NYC where I finally stayed at The Beekman! I was pleasantly surprised at what it had to offer. I’m a Marriott girl myself so I try to always stay at one of their brands. I try to milk those company paid hotel stays into free nights with my family and the best way to do that is by sticking to one hotel every time.
My coworkers finally talked me into staying with them and I was amazed at how unique the place was. I’ve visited the hotel before for breakfast but have never spent the night. Aside from being a great location with a good restaurant and bar, there is so much to take in and get inspired from.
The Beekman is a historic land mark and is described on their website as, “Old world glamour meets modern luxury at The Beekman—the centerpiece of Manhattan’s most dynamic and historical downtown neighborhood.”
You walk into the hotel lobby that has amazing chandeliers, beautiful dark wood board and batten, and the most unique hexagon floors. There’s a nice place to sit and relax with some quirky furniture and the hotel desk is covered in oriental rugs. You walk in around the corner to an amazing lounge. It’s lined with large bookcases, has comfortable cocktail seating, and is set off by enormous atrium that’s 10 floors high. The floors were lit up in a rainbow pattern for Pride and it was so fun! The bottom of the Atrium is where NYC’s first version of Shakespeare’s Hamlet was performed. All the spectators would watch from the floors above.
The bottom floor is known as the cellar and down there, the beautiful floors and chandeliers continue adding in many exposed brick touches. We had a meeting at one of the rooms down there and it was by far the coziest meeting ever. It looked like you could have an amazing cocktail or dinner party on that floor.
The journey up the the room did not disappoint. The room decor was a little more funky than I prefer. The whole hotel has interesting wall art, light fixtures, and finishing details. The bathroom was so beautiful though! It had a fun barn door, bright and airy tile, a nice vanity and windows lined the top of the wall to allow extra light to come in. I loved this idea for opening up a bathroom without real windows.
There was an “honor” mini bar that was stocked and had the most impressive mini fridge I have ever seen (even beats The Encore in Las Vegas).
Aside from falling in love with the aesthetics of the hotel, the staff was incredibly nice and attentive to the needs of guests. They give out umbrellas, have a car that can drive you short distances, and remember the faces of my colleagues that stay there often. The bartender even served up a shot of tequila on the house for our Doctor that is notorious for ordering a round or 5 🤣. He also once dropped his phone from the top of the 10 floor down into the atrium, so they may have his picture up in the back as a warning.
Overall I would totally reccomend staying here if you need a spot in the financial district. It didn’t seem that kid friendly because of how fancy it is, but I’d be awesome for an adult getaway or work trip.
I’ll probably go back to the Moxy around the corner so I can get my Marriot Bonvoy points and a free drink when I arrive but it was nice to give it a try.