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Last updated: 27 October, 2022

Dream Downtown is one of the hottest hotels in town, always in the gossip pages for hosting celebrity bashes. With its distinctive architecture, swimming pool over the lobby and party scene it’s the height of cool for some, pretentious for others.

There are superb city views from roof-level bar. with outside patio seating. The outdoor pool and loungers are a Godsend in the summer heat.

If you want a good central location and plenty of buzz, it’s close to New York’s hippest and most happening neighbourhoods, while trendy Chelsea hosts a plethora of great restaurants and bars.

Surrounding area

The hotel itself and the Maritime Hotel next door are the only distinctive things on this otherwise boring block.

But beyond that, it’s easy walking distance to all the downtown funkiness of the Meatpacking District, West Village and Chelsea for restaurants, shopping, galleries, bars, clubs and walks by the river.

There are also good Subway connections nearby for accessing the rest of the city.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
: Nearby *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Whitney Museum of American Art

New York, United States of America (USA)[0.5 miles]

A specialist in 20th- and 21st-century American art, from Jackson Pollock to Keith Haring to Cindy Sherman. Every two years holds the Whitney Biennial which showcases a huge range of new contemporary art, often from little-known artists.

Best for ages: 18+ | £22

Walk the High Line

New York, United States of America (USA)[0.6 miles]

Uber-cool park built on an elevated, disused railway track that manages to combine terrific design, gritty urban architecture and river views.

Best for ages: 4+ | Free | 30 minutes

Shopping in New York

New York, United States of America (USA)[1 miles]

The world’s second-best shopping destination (behind London) offers a plethora of shops and almost every type of shop and shopping experience imaginable.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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New York’s must-see neighbourhoods

New York, United States of America (USA)[1 miles]

A legacy of the waves of 19th century immigration of ethnic groups who then stuck together, New York’s today is a wacky jigsaw of contrasting ethnic neighbourhoods that offers architectural and cultural fascination.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

Chelsea Market

Chelsea Market

New York, United States of America (USA)[0.2 miles]

Located where the High Line meets Chelsea and the Meatpacking District, this erstwhile warehouse is one of New York’s great foodie destinations. The rambling hall is crammed by casual restaurants, food kiosks, and speciality food shops.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Chelsea’s Art Galleries

New York, United States of America (USA)[0.5 miles]

A feast of hundreds of private art galleries, packed into one enclave on the west of Manhattan, showcasing an eclectic mix of contemporary and modern art.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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The Rubin

The Rubin

New York City, New York, United States of America (USA)[0.5 miles]

This interesting art museum specialises in Himalayan art; the collection includes approximately 3,400 objects spanning more than 1,500 years to the present day. Works come from the Tibetan plateau, and surrounding regions including Nepal, Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China and Mongolia.

Best for ages: 18+ | £15

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Exterior of Harry Potter Store new york

Harry Potter Store, New York

New York City, New York, United States of America (USA)[1.2 miles]

This magical haven for muggle fans of the beloved wizarding world spans three floors and over 20,000 square feet, making it the biggest such store in the world. Every possible Harry Potter artefact you could shake a wand at can be found here. Who needs Diagon Alley?

Best for ages: 4+ | Free

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New York City

New York, United States of America (USA)

The ‘city that never sleeps’ is a 24/7 thrill of soaring skyscrapers, jaw-dropping architecture, dynamic culture and world-class art, dining and performing arts scenes.

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