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"High-design hotel" -- Frommer's

Dream Downtown

Chelsea, New York
  • Right in the heart of the buzzy Meatpacking District, filled with stylish eateries, of-the-moment clubs and upscale shopping
  • Manhattan's only sand beach and a club-like scene at the rooftop pool
  • A stay here means access to hard-to-get-into nightclub PH-D and rooftop lounge 
  • Marvel at the eye-popping decor including an exterior that resembles block of steel Swiss cheese and a glass bottom pool cantilevered over the lobby
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355 West 16th Street
New York, NY, 10011
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The Dream Downtown hotel takes its heritage seriously. Paying homage to its seafaring past, the 12-story shimmering building is chock-full of porthole-shaped windows and smaller bubble-like holes. The striking façade is hard to miss from anywhere in the vicinity; it’s like seeing a giant shiny block of Swiss cheese.

Inside the emphasis on aquatic pursuits persists. A glass-bottom pool is suspended over the entrance, giving swimmers and lobby loungers one-of-a-kind views. An outdoor sand “beach” beckons guests to catch a few rays and dream of islands less populated than Manhattan.

Rooms are on the small side, even the suites. An upgrade to a pricier room will get you a balcony thats larger than the rooms themselves. The design makes the most of the petite spaces, with illuminated orbs that dangle from the ceiling and silvery seaweed-like curtains swaying against a wall. Whites and pale grays envelope the walls and bedding, with fur-covered ottomans popping out against the muted backdrop.

Families traveling with kids should probably pass up a stay at this hotel, where young scenesters flock to the exclusive rooftop lounge, to hear DJs spin pulsating beats into the wee hours. 

From the press:
  • "Arise in the morning in your all white and groovy room, with its massive round window (upon which a silvery curtain floats), the walls cut out like an origami project" -- Frommer's
  • "The hotel recreates a "beach club" experience on its pool deck with a sandy patch and suites that lead directly on to the pool area" -- TimeOut


  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer


  • Parking (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Pets allowed


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

    You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

    Know Before You Go

    • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
    • Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
    • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).


    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Breakfast fee: between USD 11 and USD 45 per person (approximately)
    • Valet parking fee: USD 65.00-75.00 per day
    • Pet fee: USD 99 per accommodation, per stay

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Getting there

The Dream Downtown is approximately 30 minutes from LaGuardia International Airport. A taxi is approximately $45 plus tip and tolls. A SuperShuttle shared ride service is $16 for the first passenger plus tip.

The Dream Downtown is approximately 45 minutes from John F. Kennedy International Airport. A taxi is a flat rate of $52 plus tip and tolls. A SuperShuttle shared ride service is $20 for the first passenger plus tip.


  • 355 West 16th Street
  • New York, NY, 10011
  • United States

Customer Service

Prefer to book over the phone?

Tel: 1-877-966-0000

Mon-Fri 9am-9pm ET, Sat-Sun 12pm-8pm ET

Questions? Check out our FAQs or give us a call.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in CAD) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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