New York, USA with the Financial District and the Lower Manhattan at dawn viewed from the Brooklyn Bridge Park and reflecting in the water.

Lower Manhattan Hotels: Our Guide on Where to Stay

Updated by Pat Dorri on March 7 2024

Visiting New York City and looking for a place to stay close to top attractions with a glimpse of local life? Then Lower Manhattan is for you! It is the ideal base to explore sites including Statue of Liberty and 9/11 Memorial, visit popular neighbourhoods Chinatown and Little Italy, and enjoy walks along the Hudson River.

From bustling markets to peaceful parks, the buzz of Wall Street and New York Stock Exchange, to the historic Trinity Church, Lower Manhattan has it all. The endless attractions are bound to make you consider extending your stay, and with lots of great stopover options, whatever your budget, it couldn't be easier.

Read on for our favorite hotels in each category below, or click the links to skip to the hotel type you're looking for:

Where should I stay in Lower Manhattan?

Our favorite hotels in Lower Manhattan are all shown on the map below.

Click the icons to see each hotel's name, its category, and a quick link that takes you straight to more information further down the page.

Our favorite luxury hotels in Lower Manhattan

You are visiting one of the most iconic cities in the world, so if there was ever a good time to splurge on a hotel stay then this is it! Whether you are looking for a hotel that offers yoga lessons, Peleton bikes or personalised mini bars then there are some great luxury choices.

New York city skyline city. with midtown Manhattan skyscrapers and freight sailing ship, USA
The iconic views across Manhattan are breath taking.

With so many incredible sites right on the doorstep there is plenty to keep you occupied, so after a busy day exploring head back to a hotel that promises you an exclusive stay. With a luxury hotel you won't have to look hard for superior concierge services, gourmet food and impressive spas. Check out some of our top picks below.

1. The Mercer

'The Chic One'

📍 147 Mercer Street, SoHo, New York, NY 10012

Make a reservation at The Mercer and you won't be disappointed. This stunning hotel ticks all the boxes if you are looking for a modern, chic place to stay, with fabulous restaurant and bar, set right in the heart of lively SoHo.

Rainbow colored block of old buildings in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City with blue sky background above
Take in the historic buildings and quirky sites as you explore the local SoHo neighborhood.
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Why we love staying at The Mercer

Five-star The Mercer delivers a unique blend of upscale comfort with a trendy vibe, with a location in one of NYC's most fashionable neighborhoods, SoHo. Check out some of the reasons why The Mercer is a great stay.

  • Video game systems are available during your stay, so enjoy some downtime in this incredible setting!
  • Want to stay on the move? Then make the state-of-art nearby fitness center and private exercise trainers.
  • Fancy something less strenuous? Then check out the massage therapists and yoga sessions to help you relax after a busy day.

What is there to do close to The Mercer?

Located in the center of buzzing SoHo, The Mercer couldn't be closer to some of the most visited New York neighbourhoods and top attractions. Here are some of our favorite local places to visit.

  1. Washington Square Park - A bustling and historic public space in Greenwich Village, with iconic arch and street performers.
  2. Little Italy - A charming neighborhood known for its rich Italian heritage, authentic restaurants, bakeries, and festive cultural events.
  3. The National September 11 Memorial and Museum - A tribute to the victims of the 9/11 attacks, featuring twin reflecting pools and a museum.
  4. Mercer Kitchen - Make a visit to the hotel's on-site contemporary restaurant Mercer Kitchen, serving up fine-dining from celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. It's also got a great bar for a pre-dinner aperitif.

Click here for more information about The Mercer

2. The Dominick Hotel

'The Foodie One'

📍 246 Spring Street, SoHo, New York, NY 10013

At The Dominick Hotel you can marvel at the Manhattan skyline from the floor-to-ceiling windows, including views of the Empire State Building either from your room or during a rooftop swim!

View of rooftop pool at Luxury 5-star Hotel The Dominick, with guests sunbathing alongside, and skyscapers in the background
Take a well deserved dip in The Dominick stunning rooftop swimming pool.
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Why we love staying at The Dominick Hotel

At the Dominick Hotel there really is everything you could need under one roof, with this luxury hotel offering first-class views, delicious food, and a spa including pool. Keep reading to see what else you can expect to find.

  • With four restaurants and bar on site you'll be spoilt for choice on where to head for a bite to eat.
  • Take a dip in the stunning, seasonal, rooftop swimming pool. The ideal place to unwind.
  • Some rooms offer a personalized minibar - what better way to relax after a busy day exploring?
  • Missing the gym? Then you can request in-room Peloton bikes, private yoga classes and personal training sessions.

What is there to do close to The Dominick Hotel?

You'll find The Dominick Hotel at the crossroads of SoHo, Tribeca, and the West Village, so you really are at the heart of downtown's buzzing dining and shopping scenes, close to many top attractions. Here are some of the best places to visit.

  1. The High Line - Urban park built on a historic freight rail line, offering landscaped gardens, art installations, and amazing city views.
  2. The Brooklyn Bridge - An iconic 19th-century suspension bridge connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn with striking views of the skyline.
  3. One World Trade Center - A symbol of resilience and innovation, this is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and offers amazing views from its observatory.
  4. The Vestry Restaurant - Make sure to reserve a table at on-site The Vestry Restaurant at The Dominick Hotel, as this incredible restaurant boasts a Michelin star from Chef Shaun Hergatt and serves up renowned seafood dishes.

Click here for more information about The Dominick Hotel

3. The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel, part of Hyatt

'The Historic One'

📍 123 Nassau Street, Wall Street - Financial District, New York, NY 10038

Luxurious and charming, the beautiful architecture at The Beekman includes an impressive 9-story atrium and pyramidal glass ceiling. A stay here is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Low angle view of balconies around the atrium of Beekman Hotel, with neo-Grec and Renaissance Revival styles
The jaw-dropping architecture in The Beekman adds to an already incredible NYC visit.
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Why we love staying at The Beekman

Dating back to 1883 and meticulously restored in 2016, The Beekman is packed with charm and history, with incredible interiors and artwork on display. It really has the wow-factor. Here are some other great reasons why you should stay.

  • Enjoy a choice of restaurants, with Temple Court delivering classic dishes and Le Gratin by Chef Daniel Boulud, serving Lyonnais inspired cuisine.
  • If you are visiting sites further afield, The Beekman provides concierge services and a luxury car for city travel.
  • A night owl? Then you can dance to night away at the on-site nightclub, with top-tier DJs playing timeless classics.
  • Rather get an early night? Enjoy the evening turndown service, Chromecast compatible flat-screen TVs and curated minibar.

What is there to do close to The Beekman?

The Beekman is located in the heart of the Financial District, surrounded by both historic architecture and cobblestone streets, alongside towering city skyscrapers. There is plenty to keep you busy close to the hotel, and here are some of our top picks.

  1. Delury Square -A small, peaceful space offering a quiet respite amid the bustling city.
  2. Union Square Park - A historic gathering place, popular with street performers and farmers' market. A social hub in Lower Manhattan.
  3. The National September 11 Memorial and Museum - A poignant tribute to the victims of the 9/11 attacks, featuring twin reflecting pools and museum.
  4. Laissez Faire Bar - Within The Beekman this high-class bespoke cocktail lounge serves early evening drinks including martini service and selection of food.

Click here for more information about The Beekman

Our favorite Boutique Hotels in Lower Manhattan

If you fancy staying somewhere a little different during your visit to New York then there are lots of interesting options with plenty of wow factor. With so many incredible new experiences to enjoy when you visit New York, extend that to where you rest your head for the night, with hotels bursting with contemporary artwork and little details to dazzle.

Lunar New Year Parade in Chinatown celebrating the Chinese New Year, with people lining streets and large bright green paper dragons paraded
During your stay in Lower Manhattan make sure to check out Chinatown.
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Staying at an exceptional boutique hotel will give a unique twist to your visit, with more character and fun that adds to an already amazing visit to Lower Manhattan. Keep reading to see some of the best boutique hotels to try.

1. The Broome

'The Peaceful One'

📍 431 Broome Street, SoHo, New York, NY 10013

In the center of all the action, make sure to sit back and relax in The Broome's open-air tiled courtyard, offering a peaceful escape from the bustling city.

Corner of Mulberry Street and Broome Street, Manhattan, with Little Italy Sign, and bustling streets
Stay at The Broome and the exciting, lively, Little Italy neighbourhood is right on the doorstep.
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Why we love staying at The Broome

Known for its distinctive boutique atmosphere in a central location, you'll be impressed with The Broome's stunning interior and beautiful open-to-the-sky courtyard. A real gem in the heart of SoHo. Here are some other great reasons to book a stay.

  • Modern and minimalist in design, this classy boutique hotel is small but incredibly sweet.
  • The unexpected and delightful courtyard is ideal to unwind, where you are transported away from bustling SoHo just outside.
  • Start off here each morning with a complimentary breakfast at charming Broome Café, with its Parisian-style delicacies.
  • Tuck in the hotel's complimentary chocolates on arrival. A delicious start to your stay.

What is there to do close to The Broome?

The Broome can be found in the center of vibrant SoHo, close to Broadway, and although in a prime location it has an intimate feel and offers away from the bright lights of the city. Here are some great local places to visit.

  1. Petrosino Square - A park at the intersection of Lafayette and Kenmare Streets in SoHo, with public art installations that reflect the creative spirit of the neighborhood.
  2. Duarte Square -A lively gathering space known for its open area, community events and art exhibits.
  3. Tribeca Park - In heart of the Tribeca neighborhood, it is a pretty spot with ample seating and ideal location to relax.
  4. Little Italy - A stones throw from The Broome, make sure to wander the streets of Little Italy, heading for dinner in one of the delicious, authentic Italian restaurants.

Click here for more information about The Broome

2. The Crosby Street Hotel

'The Arty One'

📍 79 Crosby Street, SoHo, New York, NY 10012

Stunning, modern, hotel rooms, with eclectic artwork throughout, impressive high ceilings and full-length windows, this hotel certainly adds the wow factor to your NYC visit.

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Make sure to head to the world-renowned Museum of Modern Art Design next door to Crosby Street Hotel.
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Why we love staying at Crosby Street Hotel

The Crosby Street Hotel is a modern and funky hotel you'll remember, found along a cobblestoned street just a block east of Broadway. The lobby is full of modern art, and the courtyard features unique art pieces. Here are some other hotel highlights.

  • Interior design by Kit Kemp gives the wow factor both inside and outside in the courtyard and gardens.
  • The Crosby Bar and Terrace serves gourmet breakfast and brunch.
  • Fancy a relaxing evening? Then get food and drinks delivered direct to you from the 24/7 room service.
  • The state-of-art fitness center can be accessed throughout the day and night.

What is there to do close to Crosby Street Hotel?

Crosby Street Hotel is in a prime location in SoHo, within walking distance to great restaurants, high-end designer stores, and interesting neighborhoods of Little Italy and Chinatown. Check out some of the other places close by.

  1. Museum of Modern Art Design - For any art and design fans then you are right next door to the MoMA Design Store, with wide array of modern and innovative design.
  2. Spring Street - This vibrant thoroughfare in SoHo is teeming with fashion-forward boutiques, upscale restaurants, and art galleries.
  3. Prince Street - Known for its trendy shops and eateries, Prince Street is a bustling hub of activity.
  4. Crosby Terrace - Make a reservation for afternoon tea at the Crosby Street Hotel and you can indulge in a variety of teas, finger sandwiches, and pastries overlooking the streets of SoHo.

Click here for more information about The Crosby Street Hotel

Our favourite Budget Hotels in Lower Manhattan

During a visit to New York you can expect a busy itinerary packed with city attractions, dining spots, and entertainment. To make the most of this bucket-list destination, staying in a budget hotel in New York allows you to splurge more of your funds on all these great things to see and do, whilst still staying somewhere great.

Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, USA, during sunset.
Stay in Lower Manhattan and a visit to Brooklyn Bridge is a must.

There are plenty of great budget hotel options in New York that might not offer spa facilities or Michelin restaurants, however they still tick plenty of boxes when it comes to value, comfort and a great location. If you are thinking about staying in Lower Manhattan on a tighter budget, then here are some great hotel options.

1. citizenM New York Bowery

'The High-Tech One'

📍 189 Bowery, Lower East Side, New York, NY 10002

Enjoy a super view of downtown at this impressive hotel, with ultra-modern design, high-tech room features, and a focus on contemporary art - who wouldn't love a huge bright red dog watching you in the lounge!

Tourists and locals outside from of historical Katz's Delicatessen in Lower East Side
Get an authentic taste of the Lower East Side neighbourhood when you stay at citizenM New York Bowery.
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Why we love staying at citizenM New York Bowery

You can be sure of a great stay at citizenM New York Bowery, with smart, luxury, bedrooms (each with a guaranteed XL size bed!), and touch of artistic flair. Here are some of the our favourite perks you can enjoy during your stay.

  • With the room iPad, or free citizenM app, you can control room lights, black-out blinds, curtains, temperature, plus TV and radio channels.
  • Check out on-site CanteenM, open for lunch and dinner serving tasty pizza.
  • Make a night of it at the 20th-floor rooftop bar, where you can enjoy a tipple whilst enjoining views of New York City's skyline.

What is there to do close to citizenM New York Bowery?

Found on Lower East Side, citizenM New York Bowery is nestled between hot spots Chinatown, Little Italy, SoHo and Greenwich Village - you'll be wanting to extend your stay to see it all! Keep reading to see some of the best attractions close by.

  1. Bloomingdale's - Just an 8-minute walk away, Bloomingdale's offers a superior shopping experience with luxury brands.
  2. Little Italy - A visit to Little Italy will deliver a taste of authentic Italian restaurants, cafes, and cultural festivities.
  3. Hester Street Playground - A delightful urban retreat for children to play in Lower East Side.
  4. Bowery Metro - With the Bowery Metro station so close it's super convenient for families with children to explore the city easily.

Click here for more information about citizenM New York Bowery

2. Hotel Indigo NYC Financial District, an IHG Hotel

'The Classy One'

📍 50 Trinity Place, Wall Street - Financial District, New York, NY 10006

You are spoilt for choice of where to visit when you stay at Hotel Indigo, with this stylish and contemporary hotel in the center of the Financial District, close to many top attractions.

Sunset at Battery Park in New York City
Battery Park is a great place to head for an early evening stroll as the sun is setting.

Why we love staying at Hotel Indigo NYC Financial District

Located in the historic Financial District, thriving with rich culture, art, food, the Hotel Indigo is a a vibrant hotel, with chic decor, modern amenities, and a prime location, all at a good price. Here are some other reasons why it is a top choice.

  • Automatic bedroom curtains reveal the city views each morning. What can be easier or more impressive?!
  • At the end of the day nestle into a quiet corner of Half Moon Bar to enjoy an evening cocktail or two.
  • Close to many nice coffee shops and places to eat in the area, there is also a food market and 7-11 just around the corner.

What is there to do close to Hotel Indigo NYC Financial District?

Stay at Hotel Indigo NYC Financial District, and you couldn't be closer to many of the areas top sites. Nestled at the corner of Trinity Place and Rector Street, you can expect views of the iconic Trinity Churc. Here are some other great places to stop by.

  1. Elizabeth H. Berger Plaza - An oasis in Lower Manhattan, offering a tranquil respite amidst the bustling financial district.
  2. One World Trade Center - Also known as Freedom Tower, it is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and symbol of resilience and hope.
  3. The Federal Hall National Memorial - Stands on the site of George Washington's inauguration as the first President of the United States.
  4. Half Moon Restaurant - Book a table at the Hotel Indigo's Half Moon Restaurant, serving delicious American and Dutch-style food throughout the day.

Click here for more information about Hotel Indigo

Our favourite Family Friendly Hotels in Lower Manhattan

Visiting the incredible sites of the Big Apple is exciting whatever age you are, and bringing your family along with you unlocks even more exciting places to go and things to see. Whilst New York is geared up to welcome everybody, there are hotel options that are particularly great when the kids are also in tow.

Aerial view of Chinatown in New York City, with city skyscrapers in the background
The whole family will enjoy exploring local neighbourhoods such as Chinatown.
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Choosing a family-friendly hotel in Lower Manhattan makes sure both adults and children have a comfortable and enjoyable stay, and being close to local transport and attractions also makes for a fun and stress-free visit. Here are some of our favorites.

1. The Cloud One New York-Downtown, by the Motel One Group

'The Quiet One'

📍 133 Greenwich Street, Wall Street - Financial District, New York, NY 10006

A great location with easy access to downtown attractions, where you can enjoy amazing views of the city skyline and river from many rooms, and escape the madness of Midtown.

Close up of the landmark gold statue known as Charging Bull in Lower Manhattan
With a location right in Wall Street, The Cloud One is close to popular attractions such as Charging Bull.
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Why we love staying at The Cloud One New York-Downtown

Well-connected The Cloud One New-York-Downtown, takes you to some of the top attractions of NYC, but come evening is a calm and peaceful spot to retire. Make your New York budget work harder, with a stay at this impressive hotel.

  • This is a superb, reasonably priced hotel, without comprising on location or hotel quality.
  • You can enjoy amazing views of the city skyline and river here. Make sure to request a room with a view to soak it all in!
  • Visit The Cloud One Bar on-site, serving a selection of tantalising cocktails from the secluded and luxurious hotel bar.

What is there to do close to The Cloud One New York-Downtown?

Set in a top location in the Financial District, The Cloud One New York-Downtown is ideal for walking to many of downtown's star attractions, but in a quieter spot. Here are some of the other reasons we think you should stay.

  1. FDNY Memorial Wall - A tribute, etched with the names of firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice during the September 11 attacks.
  2. The Brooklyn Bridge - Nearby, this iconic piece of architecture offers spectacular views of the New York City skyline.
  3. Trinity Church - A historic parish church that has been a cornerstone of Lower Manhattan's spiritual community since late 17th century.
  4. The Ground Zero 9/11 Memorial - A must-visit place for reflection, where the Twin Towers once stood.

Click here for more information about The Cloud One New York-Downtown

2. ModernHaus SoHo

'The Contemporary One'

📍 27 Grand Street, SoHo, New York, NY 10013

Stunning views from this hotel, with a rooftop lounge to admire the Hudson River with seasonal outdoor pool, or hotel bike rental to head out and explore the local area.

View of the greenery and plants, against the red brick buildings along the High Line urban public park
You are just a short distance from so many amazing family-friendly places to explore like The High Line.

Why we love staying at ModernHaus SoHo

ModernHaus SoHo is made to stand out, with its sleek design, stunning rooftop pool and bar, and impressive city views. It's sure to be a sophisticated stay for the whole family. Keep reading to see other hotel highlights.

  • Visit Jumpin Jacks on-site, serving up craft coffees by day, and signature cocktails every evening.
  • Prepare to be wowed by the incredible rooftop pool, the ultimate place to relax after a busy day exploring.
  • Fancy a pamper? Then head to the spa for a spot of yoga or indulgent massage.

What is there to do close to ModernHaus SoHo?

Book a stay at ModernHaus SoHo and you'll have access to some of Manhattan's best shopping, dining, and cultural hotspots, the ideal location for the quintessential New York City experience. Take a look at some of our top places to visit below.

  1. The National September 11 Memorial and Museum - A tribute to the 9/11 attacks, offering a space for reflection and remembrance.
  2. Canal Street and Spring Street Metros - Both close to the hotel (ideal for little legs) making it a breeze to navigate the city from a central point.
  3. The High Line - An innovative urban park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above Manhattan's West Side.
  4. The Empire State Building - Iconic New York City landmark, offering amazing views from its observatories, impressive by day and night.
  5. Twenty Three Grand Restaurant - Offers delicious, modern, American food for brunch and dinner at ModernHaus SoHo, set underneath a retractable greenhouse, with both indoor and outdoor dining.

Click here for more information about ModernHaus SoHo