I recently reviewed Temple Court restaurant at The Beekman hotel. Here’s part two and my review of the hotel.
I usually stay in midtown Manhattan and travel between there and Central Park. I haven’t spent much time in some of the other areas on New York City. Decided to try the Beekman Hotel. A five star boutique hotel. I usually prefer the big chains since you know the product but I’ve recently stayed a several boutique places and they can be just fabulous.
I’ve seen this hotel a few times on the Hotels Tonight App with a pretty good rate. We got the room for under $300 and it came with breakfast. I headed over from JFK airport on the J train. From there, the hotel was less than .02 miles away. Just a couple blocks.
This hotel was actually very centrally located to several tourist areas I never got to explore. It’s a few blocks from the World Trade Center, a few blocks from Brookfield Center and the Statue of Liberty, and it’s near the South Street Seaport area. All great distinct neighborhoods and a great place to explore downtown Manhattan.
The hotel itself was great. It was recently opened in 2016. The building was built on 1881 in the Queen Anne style from New York’s Gilded Age. The original site saw the debut of Shakespeare’s Hamlet in 1871 and hosted writers like Edgar Allan Poe. The centerpiece of the hotel is the nine story Victorian atrium and pyramidal skylight. It’s gorgeous.
The rooms were nicely sized for Manhattan with a large bathroom. The bathroom had a modern flair with subway tiles and a sliding barn door. It was clean and the bed was comfy. I loved it.
The building also houses several bars and restaurants. Including Temple Court by Tom Colicchio and Augustine by Keith McNally. The bar area is perfectly appointed with large bookcases and comfy leather chairs. You feel like curling up with a good book in there. The drinks are named after authors. There’s even a speakeasy bar down in the basement.
Overall, this hotel was fantastic and I plan on returning. The Beekman is located at 123 Nassau Street, New York, NY 10038.