Located in lower Manhattan’s Financial District, the Conrad Hotel NYC brings a modern vibe to its commanding position on the banks of the Hudson River. In a city known for its art, design, sophistication and culture, the Conrad stands out with its sleek lines and minimalist aesthetic. Whether visitors are in New York for business or pleasure, they can expect a warm welcome and sublime comfort in the well-appointed rooms of this world class hotel.
Accommodation type: 4-star
No. of Rooms and Suites: 463
Pricing: starts at $266-$610 for suites
High season: April through December
Nearest airport: LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
Suitable for: couples, honeymooners, families, pet owners
- Voted one of the Best Hotels in New York for 2014 and 2015, U.S. News & World Report
- Certificate of Excellence Winner, TripAdvisor
- AAA Four Diamond hotel
- Voted one of the Best New Hotels in the United States for 2013 and 2014, Conde Nast Traveler
The stunningly modern Conrad Hotel NYC greets guests with a 10-story-high art installation in the lobby area, which rises to a 16 story height. It was refurbished from its former incarnation as Embassy Suites in 2012. An ever-changing light display sets a soothing tone in purples, blues, greens, and reds, highlighting the original artwork found throughout the hotel. There are over 2,000 pieces in all.
All rooms in the hotel are suites, many of them offering excellent views over the Hudson River. Guests can expect comfort and style. They can indulge in generously appointed spaces in bathrooms and room to stretch out in the living areas. In addition, while views from the room can be memorable, the rooftop bar delivers a 360-degree panorama. It includes glimpses of New York Harbor as well as the river and glittering lights of nearby skyscrapers.
The 16th-floor Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar serves cocktails and appetizers while offering outstanding views of lower Manhattan and the Hudson River. Olives, Italian charcuterie, and Spanish cheese all make a fine accompaniment to their fresh and unique cocktails. Also, each one has its own charm, embellished with ingredients like rosemary, agave nectar, blackberry or basil supplied by the chef’s rooftop garden.
In the lobby, the Atrio Wine Bar and Restaurant serves up Mediterranean-style favorites like paella, risotto, grilled octopus, and pizza. Breakfast is served daily, with brunch offerings on the weekends that include Maine Lobster Benedict.
Guests have 24-hour use of the Fitness Center, located just off the lobby. It includes free weights, treadmills, stationary bikes and elliptical machines. There’s also a barbershop and salon, Salvatore, and a gift shop called Accents selling one-of-a-kind items.
Complimentary shoe shine service is available for all guests. Wi-Fi and access to an online edition of the New York Times remain available to all guests.
In addition, package offers include complimentary activities like ice skating lessons from former Olympic skating champions, complimentary breakfast, $25 Uber credits, Amex Gift Cards, free parking and more.
The closest airport is LaGuardia in Queens, just 12 miles and 28 minutes from the Conrad Hotel NYC. While most domestic flights will land at LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy Airport may also be an option. It’s slightly further away at 19 miles and 40 minutes of travel time. There are no hotel shuttles, but taxi service to and from the airport is available.
The closest subway station to the hotel is a few blocks away, at World Trade Center (E) or Fulton Center at Broadway. Passengers arriving by train can transfer at Grand Central Station to subway lines 4 or 5 to arrive at Fulton Center.
Travelers coming by ferry from New Jersey can take the NY Waterway from points along the Hudson to the World Financial Center ferry terminal.
Main Attractions Around Conrad Hotel NYC
Long a focal point for Manhattan’s artistic and counterculture scene, the Village draws crowds for off-Broadway performances and concerts. Stroll Washington Square Park and admire its Triumphal Arch. Or you can attend a performance at the Cherry Lane Theater or Smalls Jazz Club. Even more, you can simply grab some pizza or a cup of coffee at a hole-in-the-wall eatery to really soak up the ambiance.
For more than 300 years, the Trinity Church has stood on this site, making it one of the oldest buildings in the city. The first structure was built in 1698 but was destroyed by fire in 1776. The current building dates from 1790 and is an iconic feature of lower Manhattan. Evocative statues and ancient gravestones fill the yard. If you are interested in historical sites, there are daily tours of the inside of the chapel. Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange, and the Federal Reserve Building are nearby as well.
Battery Park and the Statue of Liberty
With its 25 acres of green space opening up to sweeping views of New York Harbor, Battery Park is recognizable as a setting for a dozen movies. Memorials and statues are attesting to the park’s age and importance. It makes the perfect spot for hopping a ferry to visit both Liberty and Ellis Islands. However, scheduling an advanced ticket is imperative for those who want to climb to the Statue‘s crown.
The National September 11 Memorial and Museum
A somber tribute to an event that shook a nation, the memorial includes waterfalls and reflecting pools. The museum educates visitors regarding the tragedy located underneath the memorial itself. Bronze panels with names of the victims and a lovely grove of trees are also features of the site.
When your visit to New York City requires exemplary service, attention to detail, and a room you can truly relax in, the Conrad Hotel NYC is the perfect choice of accommodation. It leaves you free to explore the city or attend to business while the staff takes care of the details. If you’re looking for another hotel in the stunning Manhattan, make sure to check out the Sofitel New York Hotel. For those of you who have taken a bite out of the Big Apple, let us know about your favorite New York experience in the comments below.