Gild Hall Hotel

, New York City, United States
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Gild Hall Hotel

, New York City
4 star

Rooms: 138

15 Gold Street - New York City - New York - 10038 - United States Hotel Website | | 212 232 7700
336 Traveller

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9/10
Good value
Submitted by: Robert Guilbertjr. in 27/06/05
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
Would highly recommend...quiet, clean, convenient, large rooms (for NY)

Historical Traveller Reviews of Gild Hall Hotel

Another Hip Holiday Inn Renovation

from DCDavidG
If you don't mind being downtown (which I don't) this hotel from the Thompson Hotel folks is pretty good. Located within 4 blocks of most of the downtown subway lines, you can easily get almost anywhere in NY. Our room was pretty big and was decorated tastefully in a fantasy backwoods lodge chic style.

Clean, modern - great option in financial district

from noteworthy
Provided that you want to be in the financial district, this hotel is amazing. They are currently renovating the place so there is no restaurant at the moment but since you are in Manhattan, you probably want to save your dining out options for someplace more fun anyway. I spent the bulk of my sightseeing in midtown so the location wasn't ideal for me but it was easy enough to get around since the subway is just blocks away. Some streets in the financial district seemed dangerous late at night, but I think it's mainly because everything seems to shut down after work hours. On to the actual hotel: I stayed in the King room which was very large and had first rate amenities (safe, flat screen tv, hair dryer, upscale bath products). The decor was a sleek, modern, western theme and everything felt very clean. My only complaint about the place is that since it is going under renovations, only one elevator is working so by the time the elevator gets to your floor, it is jam packed. We stayed on the 6th floor and tried walking down the stairs but it led to an emergency only exit so unfortunately you just have to wait ...a long time. Something that may be of concern is that the bathroom door in our room was translucent so you could see an outline of the person in the bathroom doing their business. Overall, I loved the place and it has nothing to do with the fact that I paid only $160.

Great experience...

from franniemeow007
I think I beat everyone on the price that I got for one night at this hotel--$99!!! Given it was for a Friday night (which is dead in Financial district, as the previous poster said), but it made no difference because we used the subway to commute into the city during the night anyway. I booked through Quikbook, if anyone is wondering.

Echoing the other posters, the hotel was great. The bathroom is very modern and clean. The SERVICE, though was what really stood out. When the wireless cut in and out, I went to the front desk and asked for an ethernet cable, and someone came by 5 minutes later. Housekeeping service knocked on the door (taking me by surprise) and asked if there was anything else we needed, and I asked for more soap (since there was another person with me). Cable TV was very fuzzy on the flat panel LCD, which the engineer looked at when we were there, but he couldn't do anything about it. Also, when we needed to store our luggage for the day, it was no problem for them to accommodate us!

As just-graduated students who don't look exactly like professional business folk, we kind of felt like fish out of water in this posh hotel. But the staff didn't treat us any differently, as far as I can tell. Kudos to Gild Hall! (p.s. It's best to find this hotel on foot with a map, it's very easy to get to from the subway station).

Great hotel!

from ack154
As you may have seen in other reviews... this hotel is currently under construction - but I have not noticed a bit. It seems that everything is completed with the exception of the restaurant. The rooms are 100% complete - and gorgeous.

I don't know how to compare the size of the rooms to other NYC hotels, b/c I haven't stayed in any.... but they're small. Not tiny, but I kind of expected it to be small anyway.

My room has a fridge (w/ minibar), safe, cordless phone, free wired and wifi internet, an iHome alarm clock with iPod dock, wall-mounted LCD tv w/ HBO and Cinemax...

The bed is comfortable. The bathroom is nice - fixtures are awesome.

After reading a lot of reviews prior to staying here, I was kind of concerned about only seeing renderings of the room... but that main rendering you see is of the new lobby and it's very nice - though the front desk is a bit small and only one elevator is available at the moment - off and on anyway. Sometimes both.

Hopefully the pics I added will help you out...

Great Hotel!!

from rlarac
The price could not be beat for being in the city. Even though it is in the Downtown area, close to the seaport - we did not run into any issues finding the place or getting to where we needed to.

The staff is amazing!! Everyone is so hospitable and very helpful!
The room was excellent, dark wood decor, flat screen tv, big comfy bed, clean bathroom. Very clean!! It was very chic to say the least.

I would definitely come back again, I just hope - just like everyone else that the price do not get so high. If it does I'm just glad for the experience.

Try the Gold St. Diner around the corner, they give 10% off to hotel guests. Small discount but it's something! Also the Italian restaurant around the corner from the hotel is superb!!!

Very Lovely Hotel

from missmc123
I stayed at Gild Hall for one night and really thought the hotel was very nice. My rate was $129 via quickbook and i am certain that once the hotel is finished it will be well over $300 a night. Overall the experience was nice, my hotel room was really lovely and it had luxurious toiletries and towels. I did have trouble finding the hotel and i am certain that cabs will never be able to find it!!!
It is located right near Century 21, the twin towers site, brooklyn bridge and south street seaport.
The neighborhood is DEAD at night, not something i really liked because of the lack of restuaruants and activities. However, it is close to the subway lines and a good spot for travelers who are ready to see different parts of the city.
Unbelievable bargain for $129, but i definately wont stay there when it is over $300, purely because of the location. I prefer to be in SOHO, Tribeca or the Meatpacking District.

Gild Hall - What a treat!!

from DCDottie63
A friend of mine sent me a link to this hotel via Quikbook as I was not finding anything uptown. I was quite hesitant about staying downtown, but convinced myself I would never know what it was like until I tried (plus the rate could not be beat).

First off, the staff was extremely friendly. Although my original room was not ready (and it was past check-in time), I was quickly upgraded as there were other rooms available. The room was large and had high ceilings. The newly renovated bathroom was beautiful.

As others have said, it was very close to the subway, so I was able to get to where I needed to with no problem.

One thing is for sure, as this hotel is away from the normal hustle and bustle of the city, it was nice and quiet at night. I slept very well. I liked this hotel so much, that I went ahead and booked another weekend (although the price has increased a bit). I have stayed at 7 different hotels over the past few months, but Gild Hall has quickly become my new favorite.

Great hotel - would definitely return (if I can afford to!)

from nycreba
Having moved away from NYC after years of being a true "New Yorker," I've always found it difficult to stay in a hotel when I come back into the city, and have been able to, for the most part, avoid it by crashing at friend's places when they are out of town.
Recently though, everyone was staying local when we came to visit, and I booked a room at Gild Hall for a surprisingly low price online at quikbook.com. The site had the warning caveat that the hotel was under construction (thus the low rates, no doubt) during renovation. We assumed, safely, that there would be little interfering noise on a weekend stay and booked a standard king room.
New York City hotel rooms are notoriously tiny with variable amenities and equally variable staff attentiveness - imagine our surprise to enter into a quiet little world of wonderful. I almost hate to write this review and "out" the hotel, a supreme gem hidden waaaay downtown, but I feel like I should share our experience.
The entrance is on a tiny side street, off Gold St, a 5-7 min walk from the Fulton St subway stops which serves nearly all major subways lines one could want for. While the hotel undergoes renovations, the lobby is the size of a cubby, but who needs more than that for check in? We were double upgraded, they informed us, to some sort of deluxe king room, compliments of the hotel, and whether it was a line or a true upgrade, the sentiment was kind and the room lovely - unbelievably high ceilings, even spacious by NYC standards. The bathroom was huge and came with 'fresh' brand toiletries - quite highbrow, actually, and a thoughtful addition. The room had the requisite and now ubiquitous iPod docking station and flat screen TV and an extremely comfortable bed. As we were getting ready to go out, turn down service rolled by, and while we declined, it was a nice touch for a fledgling boutique hotel.
The room was quiet, dark, and blessedly free of radiator rattles, construction, or hallway noise even though we were right across from the elevator. The water in the shower was hot, the robe in the bathroom sumptuous and everything clean and orderly. Quite honestly - what more could you expect or want for??
I know the hotel will grow, the Todd English tavern will move in, and I imagine it will become quite the hot spot downtown with prices to match (other Thompson group hotels are NOT cheap!) but in the meantime, its well worth booking a room (even if its further downtown than you might normally consider!) in order to have the little quiet luxuries that Gild Hall offers before everyone else finds out about them, too.

Great hotel - wonder if it will stay like that

from Farnham_Flyer
I stayed here just before Christmas when my usual Midtown hotels were busy and/or prohibitively expensive.

The pricing was in line with the fact that the public areas are worse than non-existent - positively tatty.

But.... the bell hop and desk staff were fantastic - greeted me by name during the whole stay. My room was great, spacious and smart.

In line with many reviewers I had been concerned about location - I needn't have been. Plenty of dining options close by - I recommend the various diners for breakfast and the Brasserie Les Halles was great for dinner. The subway was close by and the Seaport area close also.

However, I do wonder what will happen to the prices once the renovations are complete.

Great place to stay in NYC

from thegeekboy
I booked this hotel through Quickbook. It was currently under construction when we booked so we got the hotel for a great price.

Good Stuff: The rooms were huge for a NYC room with a great king size bed, FRESH brand toiletries, and a roomy bathroom. The room was very clean and they provide a wonderful flat screen TV across from the bed (See provided picture)

Bad Stuff: The only thing negative I can say was that the air conditioner for the room was really noisy and we had to turn it off.. no big deal.

So to sum it up, I'd easily stay here again.. actually... I think I'd like to live there (If I had to live in NYC). I really loved it that much.

Top Local Tips for New York City

Subway Here 5 days, got the 7 day unlimited subway pass. Can't beat it if you plan to be in other parts of town than the one your hotel is. We are uptown, downtown and everywhere. Some folks I know would never use the subway in NY. But its far better than sitting in a taxi in traffic. Yeah, there are a lot of whacos that get on the trains, but don't be afraid..... Although antiquated with the paper metro checks which sometimes do not work well. They need to come up with something better. At least they finally did away with their tokens.

The Subway is Way safe!! If you've never been to NY don't be afraid of the subway. I wouldn't use it late at night, but other than that it's perfectly safe and easy to get around. There's almost always a subway map at the hotel. You can even view it on line. Just look up NY subway, plan where you want to go and know where your stops are. Use it!!! It's a great bang for your buck. Get the unlimted ride 7.00 a day.

Broadway Plays If you love broadway plays, go to the TKTS booth in south sea port, you don't have to wait till 3 pm, you can go anytime that day and get your tickets at 50% off.

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  • Address: 15 Gold Street - New York City - New York - 10038 - United States
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