Hotel review: One of New York's best hotels is hiding in plain sight - here's why I was so impressed by The Beekman New York
- The Beekman is a luxury hotel housed in a renovated New York City landmark building dating back to 1881.
- The preserved nine-story atrium is a breathtaking architectural triumph often utilized for high-fashion photo shoots, music videos, and of course, hundreds of Instagram photos.
- I spent a night in a Studio Suite, which starts at $462 a night. It's a great splurge, but a more affordable Superior Queen begins at $262 a night and is equally well-appointed.
Entering The Beekman is like taking a step back in time, and for good reason. The building dates back to 1881.Temple Court, as it was once known, originally housed prominent New York law firms in a multi-tenant office building. It was also one of the first skyscrapers in Manhattan - at just 10 stories.Advertisement
Since those early days, the building fell into disrepair and was eventually abandoned, but thanks to its Queen Anne-style architecture and stunning nine-story atrium, it was named a city landmark in 1998. The atrium, crowned by an oversized iron and glass skylight, was unsealed years later and the building became a hotspot for fashion and music video shoots. In 2012, plans were announced to convert the landmark into a hotel, and four years later the highly-anticipated The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel, hosted its first guests.
The building's architecture and charm remain the main draw, but the five-star hospitality doesn't hurt either. I stayed in a Studio Suite, which was comped for review purposes, but starts at $462 a night in low season and can reach over $700 a night at peak.If you really want to feel like a 19th-century oil baron, spring for a Penthouse. Housed in the building's original turrets, the 1,200 square foot, multi-story suite offers 40-foot ceilings, lounging and dining areas, a stone fireplace, and a private outdoor rooftop terrace. But brace yourself - a night in one of these rooms starts at $6,500.
Though at a luxury property like the Beekman, you really can't go wrong in a standard room. If you're okay with a smaller space, the Superior Queen is the hotel's most affordable, but least spacious option. It begins at a very reasonable $262.
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- What's nearby
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- What you need to know
- The bottom line
- Book The Beekman starting at $262 a night here
Keep reading to see why I was so impressed by The Beekman.
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