A New York dream come true
Making a name for yourself among the abundance of luxury hotels in Manhattan is an ambitious goal, but the Dream New York achieves this with its eclectic, sophisticated style and plethora of amenities. Set in a landmark 1895 Beaux-Arts building, the Dream experience begins in the lobby, with the hotel's art collection, mounted on the ceiling, and a two-story aquarium filled with tropical fish. The 220 guestrooms are ultra-modern, with custom-made platform beds, 37" or larger plasma TVs, and spa-quality bath amenities. The hotel is family-friendly and wheelchair accessible, and pets are permitted in certain rooms (for an additional cleaning fee).
Although the Dream New York is surrounded by some of New York's best restaurants and nightlife, guests will be tempted to stay in thanks to the hotel's beautiful lounge and its roof-top bar, the Ava Lounge. Downstairs, Blue Ribbon Sushi serves some of the best sushi in the city.
Made in Manhattan
The Dream Hotel, in midtown Manhattan's West Side, is conveniently walkable to Central Park, the Time Warner Center, and Lincoln Center. Broadway's Theater District, Rockefeller Center, and Fifth Avenue's extensive shopping are short taxi or train rides away. Slightly farther afoot but still ultimately convenient are the city's many museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim.
Very clean and staff were helpful
Rooms are small but as expected for New York
Room was clean and comfortable and a good size for a NYC hotel. Convenient location for tourists.
Elevator situation made for excessively long waits. Lots of street noise could be heard from the room.
This is my wife and my second time staying at this hotel. Last year, we stumbled across the place during our honeymoon simply because it was a great rate and it looked as if it was a bit more romantic and "sexier" than some of the other hotels in NYC. We were immediately hooked! This hotel since last year has underwent major renovations to bring the rooms to an even more modern hot view. When we checked in, they upgraded my wife and I because it was our one year anniversary, the doorman personally walked everything to our room (he is awesome btw) and the reception staff was beyond professional. I almost felt as if they still knew my wife and I from the first time we visited their hotel a year earlier. To our amazement, the hotel sent up a representative about thirty minutes after we checked in with a complementary bottle of champagne and a couple of glasses for my wife and I to celebrate our anniversary. Talk about overwhelming service you never get when traveling today -- especially in a big city! The rooms were spacious for a NYC hotel. Their upper floor suites are totally worth the extra money -- including one of the rooms that has a walk-out balcony. While there was a bitter snow storm during our stay last week, we still managed to enjoy our time outside! My wife and I have traveled the world and as a native northeastern, I have stayed in a ton of amazing hotels. However, in my opinion, nothing can even come class to the professionalism, cleanliness, romantic and down right hot environment that this hotel possesses. Forget every other hotel you might see on the list -- Dream Hotel, Midtown is the perfect place to say for a romantic getaway or a one-night rendezvous you might never forget.
I enjoyed everything. Zero areas for improvements.
The staff, from doormen to housekeeping to desk staff were freindly and very accommodating. They are obviously the strength of this hotel. The location of the hotel was convenient to local attractions and eateries. Local mass transit gives you access to the rest of the city.
The room was a bit drafty. Also the open shower allows water to soak the bathroom. Scaffolding on the exterior detracted from the appearance. There are three elevators but one wasn't working and another was so small it could only hold 3-4 people depending on luggage.
Location was excellent. History is good.
They were in a complete renovation process and they did not tell me up front. Only one elevator was being used for guests and it was malfunctioning. One was out of service and one only for construction.