Beekman Tower Hotel
11 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"Have stayed here twice in the last two months for long weekends and strongly recommend this hotel for business/ tourist travelors looking for low-frills professional service with excellent value.
If you a comfortable, spacious environment without the in-your-face glamour of some bigger name hotels this is a very good choice. Each room has a full kitchen which is very nice and the rooms are certainly large by NYC standards. On my most recent trip, I was travelling with my fiancee's parents and we each booked our own rooms but upon arrival the desk upgraded us to a very comfortable two-bedroom suite. They are much less travel savvy than my fiancee or I and felt very comfortable at this hotel."
- Travel date: Mon 21st of March 2005
Great art-deco hotel
"We stayed at the Beekman Tower in March 2005 and were impressed with the professionalism and friendliness of the staff; the size and cleanliness of the rooms; and the lovely view of the city from the 26th floor restaurant/bar. Architecturally speaking, this hotel is an art-deco gem.
I'd highly recommend it, though other reviews did comment that it's not close to subway stops. (We took cabs and walked.)"
- Travel date: Mon 14th of March 2005
"Booked a studio at a bargain price, yet were upgraded to an Art Deco suite! Lovely quiet (for NY) location close to the UN, a bit of a walk from the other Midtown highlights but crosstown buses run from nearby. Friendly and helpful staff added to the pleasure of our stay. Excellent diner just across 1st Ave for breakfast. Will stay there again next time we're in NY."
- Travel date: Tue 8th of March 2005
"Just returned from 6 nights at the Beekman Tower. The suites are really great, just like having your own apartment. The location is really handy there's a general grocery shop and diner across the road. It's a few blocks to get to everything but the walking is easy and there's loads to see on the way. Taxis stop right outside without any effort. I loved this place, the staff were really nice, the room was spotless with excellent service and I would stay there agian tomorrow. Top tip! Use the hotels driver service to go back to the airport at the end of your stay. We travelled to JFK through really heavy traffic, a suited Lincoln collected us, 1 hours drive (with traffic) $ 55. inclusive. A great deal."
- Travel date: Fri 4th of March 2005
great rooms with excellent views and staff
"arrived 5th feb for a 4 nights break,room was excellent sorry no this was not a room it was an apartment with lounge and kitchenette with microwave ,oven ,fridge freezer etc ,etc and separate bedroom with excellent views from 19 th floor .clean bathroom and linen.
staff were very friendly and accommodating stored our luggage and arranged taxi ride back to airport with very friendly driver.
well placed for all major sights , good range of restaurants in area , and was surprisingly quiet after dark
try restaurant at top of tower good views of manhattan.
this was booked on internet and would use again."
- Travel date: Sat 12th of February 2005
Excellent value, spacious and tidy rooms.
"7 of us shared 4 one bedroom suites and all were delighted with the space and how clean they all were. Superb value, I have spent a lot more to stay in inferior accomodation. As someone who slept in the sofa bed I can confirm that it was as comfortable as a normal bed NOT one of those with a flimsy mattress!
Having read the few negative reviews on here I can only assume they are talking about somewhere else- peeling paint and small rooms??
Simply not the case.
The only negative were the pricey drinks in the 'Top of the Tower' but you don't have to go there, it was just a handy place to meet up before a night out."
- Travel date: Fri 4th of February 2005
very well located and friendly
"Stayed there for 5 days from 31st December 2004.
On 1st and 49th Streets and easy walking to the main shops and a short taxi ride to almost anywhere in Manhattan.
The staff were very friendly; not what we expected in New York and our suite had a small kitchen with an endless supply of coffee bags for the machine supplied.
Staff happy to help with directions to a bagle shop, how to order a NY pizza, laundry etc.
I rate the staff as very highly trained and well above average.
My son and his wife had a sofa bed in the main lounge room which wasn't very comfortable; they were better when they put the mattress on the floor.
Noise was an issue even on the 18th floor..but I think this is normal for a place that never sleeps.
A great New Year's Eve party on the 26th floor and open to guests in the reataurant..we did not dine but went along just prior to midnight and could dance and have a great time.
An old building, comfortable and reasonably priced as we booked through the interrnet and got a price about half the rack rate."
- Travel date: Tue 25th of January 2005
Got it right the first time!!!!!!!
"Stayed 4 days & 3 nights in May of 2004. Great hotel, great staff, great rooms, they really did "get it right the first time". Found a great deal thru (---). If you get a chance you should use these guys, their great, in a city that does great as an afterthought, these guys stand-out.
- Travel date: Fri 21st of January 2005
"Stayed here for one quick overnight for shopping, eating and theatering. It is a beautiful Art Deco hotel in a perfect location. Suite was more than roomy, quiet and clean. The Top of the Tower is a perfect place for a late drink, with views to die for. The front desk and valets were very welcoming and helpful. They are a group of young people who really seem to enjoy their jobs, which comes from the top. They could not have been more helpful, offering to call a car, get a cab, etc. This type of service is not typical of a huge impersonal city such as NYC. They make you feel comfortable, safe and happy. They do it right! Kudos to the management of this hotel group!"
- Travel date: Tue 18th of January 2005
What a great stay
"Had a great 7 nights at the Beekman, the beds are a bit small, but fantastic having so much space. Rooms were cleaned everyday, showers are brilliant after a long day's walking.
Couldn't fault anything about the hotel, a bit dated but most hotels in the city seem to be.
Even got a bottle of champagne that we cheekily asked for!"
- Travel date: Mon 17th of January 2005
We have stayed at the Beekman twice and...
"We have stayed at the Beekman twice and can recommend it. Yes, it could do with serious updating, but it's still great. The rooms are great for families - most are suites with a kitchenette, very comfortable, and with 2 TVâs - which we found a godsend when the kids couldn't sleep on our 1st night! The staff on the door are so friendly and helpful. There is usually a little wait at reception whatever time of day it is - not sure of the reason for this - maybe they're understaffed or their computer system needs updating but in general the reception staff are helpful. It's also in a good, safe neighbourhood - we feel safer walking around here at night than we do at home! Recommended, but avoid if you are looking for ultra modern and/or plush accommodation."
- Travel date: Sat 4th of November 2006