"48 Hours in NYC"
This trip was for a Girl's Weekend trip to meet up friends to celebrate my birthday. This property is located in the financial district in lower Manhattan. It is in walking distance of South Street Seaport, Staten Island Ferry, and a host of local eateries. The hotel is a high rise structure with five elevators. The check in desk is located on the second floor, which will require an elevator ride or taking the stairs, the elevators take a while. The business center and refreshment area is also located on the second floor. The front desk staff was friendly, professional, and accommodating. Our room was on the 33rd floor. The halls were clean but tight. We had a king room with a restricted view of the East River (see pictures). The room included a king bed, single serve coffee maker, 40" inch tv, desk, two night stands, an armchair, and a shower stall in the bathroom. The bed was very comfortable and there was no issue with noise from the hallways or adjoining rooms. For a quick turn around stay with a very familiar friend or loved one, this room and hotel can be very accommodating. For stays longer than a weekend, more than two people, or anyone you're not used to being in very close quarters with, I believe you would need a larger room. I hope you find this review helpful.
"Poor Rating but TERRIBLE Recent Experience"
Have stayed at the Doubletree FIDI twice in the past year. The norm is lots of street noise late in to the night and several hours of the next morning (construction and street cleaners/garbage pickup etc.) when you are on the Stone Street side. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that there is a glass recycling center on that block since bottles are clanking for hours and hours starting very late until at least 2/3 am. Elevators are always extremely slow (when all working) and the staff do not have their own service elevator so often times you are stuck in the elevator with staff and equipment etc taking up a lot of the small elevator space. One day I was on the elevator with two staff members hauling 4 suitcases and a giant black trash bag with linens between floors. I found this particularly concerning since I was bit during the night by some kind of bug or spider the first night of my most recent stay. The affected area was huge and swelled up to the size of 4 quarters. I'll spare you any more details - allegedly there is an "investigation" going on but I have not heard any feedback.
"nice hotel for the price!!"
1) No where to park when off loading your bags 2) after arriving and you're looking for the front desk, but it's on the 2nd floor (next day I noticed sign saying "front desk on 2nd floor") 3) rooms are nice but smaller...it's NYC 4) all front desk staff were great 4) elevators take a long time to arrive and half the time the elevators were too full in get in 6) nice hotel for the price!!
"Not worth the money - I wouldn't stay there again"
I stayed at the hotel for 7 nights and EVERY day the elevators were slow and filled and many times stopped at all the floors but not able to take on guests. The rooms are SMALL and the hallways are stuffy and hot. The room was nice enough and the bed was comfortable but they had the a/c rigged so that it went off after an hour and made the room uncomfortable.
"Good location, quiet venue"
The DoubleTree in the Financial District is easily accessible by subway and off the noisier tourist routes. Affordable food is nearby as well. It offers the usual Hilton chain amenities. If you don't mind travel time to mid and up town destinations, this is a nice option. Safe and marginally more affordable. Rooms are well appointed for NYC: desk, chairs, comfortable bed,
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) - Discover
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM