Dream Downtown

355 West 16th Street Near 9th Ave | New York, NY 10011-5902  [SEE MAP]New York, NY  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Trendy hotel with expansive pool deck and outdoor pool
Property's trendy atmosphere is not ideal for families
Set between the trendy Meatpacking District and the stylish Chelsea neighborhood, Dream Downtown boasts luxury accommodations with lavish amenities. Every one of the 314 loft-style rooms comes equipped with a flat-screen TV, 350-thread-count Egyptian cotton linens and complimentary Wi-Fi access, making this property the perfect escape from New York City's buzzing city streets. But recent guests aren't only impressed with Dream Downtown's goose-down pillows; they're also smitten with the hotel's chic 5,000-square-foot pool deck that's surrounded by private cabanas. When you're ready for a quick bite or an afternoon cocktail, The Beach – Dream Downtown's St. Tropez-inspired poolside lounge – is at your service. Or if you're looking for a more substantial meal, check out Bodega Negra downstairs.
New York, NY
Hotel Class
Property Type
Hotel, 314 rooms
Primary View
City center
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Groups


  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Very Highly Recommended
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards



Design is no less important in the rooms, which are heavy on hyper-modern style (sleek white sofas, wall-mounted shelf desks, flat-screen LED TVs, chrome lamps) and have porthole windows -- many with killer views.



When it first opened, this high-design hotel drew a lot of celebrities. Today, you're more likely to share the outdoor pool (complete with rentable cabanas), the party bar on the rooftop, and massive, state-of-the-art gym with corporate execs.

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Very Highly Recommended
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 3991 have reviewed the Dream Downtown, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3991 reviews 4.5 (based on 3991 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms and suites at Dream Downtown are modern and unique, with sleek white furniture and porthole-style windows offering views of the Manhattan skyline. Some rooms offer garden terraces and direct access to the hotel pool. Accommodations also feature high-tech amenities, such as internet-ready LED TVs and recessed audio speakers in the bathrooms.
  • Minibar fridge can be used for personal items, and guests should notify the front desk if they would like the minibar items removed ahead of time
  • Complimentary basic Wi-Fi access; upgraded internet is available for $12.95 per day
  • Bathtubs in some guest rooms

Standard room size225 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Located in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, Dream Downtown is surrounded by several dining, nightlife and shopping destinations. Many popular tourist attractions can be reached by subway, which guests can access on foot from the property. Self-parking is available in an unaffiliated parking garage across the street from the hotel.
  • Penn Station is only 1 mile north
  • Parking rates do not include in-and-out privileges
  • Walking distance to A, C, E, L, 1, 2 and 3 subway lines
  • 24-hour valet parking ($65 to $75)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


Bodega Negra offers modern, sophisticated Mexican fare, and The Electric Room is a popular late-night spot for dancing, drinking and comfort food. Guests can also take advantage of PHD Rooftop Lounge each evening, though previous guests have noted that the bar gets crowded and can be difficult to get into on weekend nights.
  • Pool bar and grill are open daily from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Number of restaurants4

Cuisine TypesAsian, American, Mexican, French

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


Dream Downtown offers a 50-foot, heated pool adjacent to The Beach, a 5,000-square-foot deck filled with imported sand and lounge chairs. The design of the pool area is inspired by the Cote d'Azur and offers guests a chance to get away without leaving the hotel. The pool itself has a partially translucent bottom, so guests can look down into the hotel lobby while swimming.
  • Pool is open daily from 8 a.m. to sunset
  • Pool area does not permit children after noon
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


    Services offered:

    • Massage
    • Facial
    • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
    • Salon services
    • Outdoor treatment area
    • Steam room
    • Sauna


    Previous guests have commented that rooms at Dream Downtown seem quite small, but larger rooms and suites are available for families that need additional space.
    • Public playground located less than a block from the property
    • Cribs and baby bathtubs
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs


    Dream Downtown features an on-site fitness room that is accessible 24 hours a day. The facility offers cardio and strength-training equipment and sits near the property's massage room. A nearby New York Sports Club location offers classes and additional fitness amenities.
    • Complimentary three-speed bicycles
    • Showers and lockers next to gym
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


    Dream Downtown offers three event spaces, in addition to private restaurant seating, that can host business events of varying sizes. The Gallery can be arranged for multiple seating options and has LCD projectors and screens. Smaller board meetings can be held in The Library, which features space for up to 20 guests around an oval table. The Beach can also be reserved for standing receptions with up to 300 attendees.
    • No business center on-site, but the front desk can accommodate quick print jobs

    Number of meeting rooms3

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available


      • Pets allowed (with fee)
      • Dog walking
      • Pet-sitting


      Dream Downtown can accommodate standing receptions for up to 300 guests by the pool, as well as seated receptions for up to 200 guests in the indoor ballroom. Smaller rooms are also available to accommodate more intimate indoor events.
      • On-staff event coordinator to assist with some details
      • Projector, microphone and DJ booth in The Gallery

      Maximum wedding guest capacity300

      • Hotel hosts weddings
      • Outdoor space for weddings
      • Wedding planners available

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