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
24-hour front desk
Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
Iron and ironing board
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 GBP) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.
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