If you only do one thing during your stay at The Beekman, look up. From the ground-floor bar area, the nine-story atrium, with cast-iron railings and balustrades, rises toward an antique skylight. It’s one of New York’s most beautiful spaces — and yours to revel in. Even if you can’t swing the price of a room, it’s worth reserving a jewel-toned velvet booth in The Bar Room for a vintage-inspired Paper Plane cocktail and the view.
But you should stay. The Beekman’s 287 rooms channel the style of a too-cool-NYC friend with a knack for hip vintage finds. Beds have distressed leather headboards; bathrooms are tiled, floor-to-ceiling, with Carrara marble; and there are lots of eclectic touches, like dragon-pedestal lamps on the nightstands, mustard-yellow leather ottomans, barn doors, beveled mirrors, and marble-topped writing desks. If you’ve got money to burn, two penthouse suites, located in The Beekman’s iconic turrets, have views of NYC landmarks — including One World Trade Center and the Woolworth Building — along with private rooftop terraces.
As you’d expect from a historic property, there are plenty of little details to discover and nooks to explore. Cast-iron dragon brackets prop up each level of the atrium, a curated collection of art is sprinkled throughout the space, and among the restaurants from Tom Colicchio and Keith McNally is a basement izakaya, proving not all The Beekman’s best assets require looking up.
Rooms from $399/night