Located in the heart of financial district this Hilton Hotel have a great location for exploring Manhattan.
After 9/11 this hotel was badly damaged, having a exterior in completely glass it got shattered when the towers fell and it was closed for a while afterwards. When I moved to New York I lived in the Gehry building which is really close to this Hilton hotel so it became the place where my family or friends stayed when they visited me and didn’t stay with me.
I have had great experience with this hotel, however I feel like they are slipping in they service. When I last arrived, late in the evening tired from a long flight and having paid for a junior suite I was told they had no more rooms. They did not have a upgrade for me either, we were downgraded without compensation. They did offer us breakfast which we not at all interested since we already had breakfast plans and their breakfast isn’t that exciting. They also promised a free upgrade next time we visited, which seems like a very easy promise to make considering I don’t know when or even if I will return. I’m very upset of how they handled a long and loyal customer and I’m prone to not ever using them again.
About the hotel in all. The location is great, close to the 9/11 memorial fountains (some rooms actually have view over them). It is also walkable distance to Wall street and the Bull statue as well ass Battery Park where the ferry to Statue of Liberty is located. What I also like about financial district is that is very cozy after the offices closes. It is also close to Brooklyn Bridge and City Hall. From the hotel you are close to the subway station Fulton street which is the downtown hub for the subway, which means that you can catch most lines here. The Green if you want to head to Soho, Grand Central terminal, or Upper east side. The red line if heading to Madison Square Garden, west village, or upper west side.
The rooms are spacious for being a New York hotel and they have nice little bar in the lobby. After re-opening the Wall street subway station there is plenty of shopping right outside the door of the hotel. It is also quite simply to get here from Newark Airport since it is close to the tunnel. With an Uber it would cost you about 55 dollars.