The Wall Street Inn
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After all the anticipation of visiting New York we arrived at the famous skyline over looking manhattan, then the fun began, arriving at 4:00pm on a Friday afternoon just when it is change over time for all the Yellow cabs (just like in good old Brisbane) so with four of us and five suitcases we went on a wander which only lasted one …
On Thursday 17,2014 I took a trip with my class to Governors Island and I wanted to share my experience.
Directions: To get to the island you have to take the ferry, to get to the ferry take the 1 train to South Ferry Station or take the 4 and 5 train to Bowling Green or the M to Whitehall st. The M6, M9, and M15 buses also take u there. It cost 2$ to get on the ferry.
... Great time was had by all! Times Square was a learning experience - we had great weather today.
Ella - My favorite part was going to Aeropostale and Times Square. It was awesome!
Meghan - My favorite part was going shopping and having lunch at Ellen's Stardust Diner!
Tessa - My favorite part was going to M&M World and shopping - and also having Starbucks!
Madison - My favorite part was going up Rockefeller Center.
... cafe owner. We did however have a Nutella custard pastry and a cup of tea which was just as amazing. When we arrived in NYC we were all so amped up, it's very impressive and so much bigger then I imagined. Immediately you hear horns, sirens, yelling etc. it's one busy place that does not stop. The bus dropped us off about two blocks from our new home ( for the week) so we said our goodbyes to the 50 ...
... is that it was not good, not good at all, and had it not been their leaving party I would not have so willingly obliged.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Wall Street Inn New York City
An oasis of peace in NY
Located on a lovely and quiet street during week ends, the room was very clean, the continental breakfast is relatively high class and the street in the back is filled with nice restaurants where we ate oustside on the street. The Wall Street subway station is close by and if you are in a spiritual mood, Trinity church is within short walking distance with its talented choir.
A great affordable European-style stop in New York, mostly if you like New York but aren't crazy about police and ambulance sirens. We'll be back!
Neat Hotel in the Financial District
We reserved the Wall Street Inn for two nights over Labor Day weekend. We knew the financial district would be quiet, which was great with us. The location was great for us because it is so close to the subway. We were able to walk to the ferry to go to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
The hotel reminded us of European boutique hotels we have stayed in. The room itself was a corner room with a king sized bed, tv, desk, and a chair to relax in. There was a bowl of fruit the first night we arrived. The bathroom was clean and compact, but very well-appointed. The linens were great.
The hotel has a free continental breakfast that was adequate. There was cereal, pastry and coffee/tea/juice. The second morning we were there we didn't go downstairs until 9:00 and there weren't many pastries left, but we still had enough to eat. We were just happy that we had the option of a free continental breakfast, which is a rarity in Manhattan.
The staff was courteous each time we spoke to them. Our only problem with the hotel arose at checkout when the rate we were charged didn't match the confirmed rate we booked. I had a copy of the email confirmation at 109/night and we were charge 129/night. The manager said that there must have been a reservation system error and we agree to comprise with a refund of $30 to my credit card. I felt this was fair.
We will definitely consider this hotel when we return to Manhattan.
The night crew are complete morons. They tell you nothing is available when it is. They barely speak english. The hotel attendant had his friends hanging around in the lobby smoking. I was not happy with the safety factor. I must admit the rooms were clean.
Nice hotel, good location
I had never heard of this hotel until I read about it in Trip Advisor. Decided to stay there, and I'm glad I did. This is a very nice, boutique-style hotel, in an excellent location. Only 6 rooms per floor, only 1 elevator, Coke machine is in the basement (the "Lower Level"). Looks like it has been renovated within the last 2-3 years. All in all, a very nice hotel, and I'll be going back to stay there again. I gave it 4 stars, instead of 5, only because it's a little limited on services (no room service, etc.). That's not a criticism, just a fact.
Pretty good hotel -- right near Wall St. Subway Station.
I took the advice of other Tripadvisor posters and I decided to stay at this hotel. I managed to get hotel reservations the same day. (I made my reservations at 1 AM through the hotel's website.)
This hotel is at 9 S. William St. You can take the #2 or #3 train to get within real close walking distance of this hotel (just a couple of blocks). The hotel is back several blocks and then a bit to the right (green awnings).
This is not a very well known hotel. My NYC friend never heard of it. Nonetheless, the Tripadvisor user ratings rang true. As soon as I got there, there was an attendant at the front desk. Unlike many other name brand hotels, this fellow was a true gentleman and offered to arrange private car service for me to get back to the airport the next day. Everyone there was genuinely kind (even the guests).
I went up to my room after receiving a single key card. On my floor, I was surprised to see just a handful of rooms on the floor (a few double-suite rooms and the like -- probably less than 10 rooms on the floor). The exterior of the rooms were painted white with gold lettering for the room numbers. From the exterior, it looked like more like an apartment entrance than a regular name-brand hotel room.
When I stepped into my room, my impression was that it reminded me much like a daughter's room in a house. The comforter was floral and the room seemed airy and bright. I was pleased to see that the curtains were tastefully closed (usually, at the name-brand hotels I have stayed, the curtains are wide open -- hey, you're exposed for the whole world to see (I'd rather not like to even think of anyone just casually observing me unpacking my suitcase, etc., etc. )). They were thick, durable curtains (the kind you see at the big-chain hotels).
In the room, there will be a bed (or two - depending upon your room type), two telephone stands (with alarm clock/radio and telephone), one work-desk (with menus (you can get delivery of various cuisines (many asian ones) to your hotel room) and a guide to NYC entertainment), a TV cabinet (with a TV, VCR, drawers for clothes and the like, and a mni-refrigerator (with a lock and key)).
Behind the long mirror (by the door) is an iron and ironing board. (I had to call the front-desk to find out where the iron was. It was not apparent.)
There also is a large walk-in closet (and tucked up on a shelf in the corner was a Yellow Pages phone book).
There are plenty of electric outlets.
The bathroom is really nice. It's done much better than other luxury hotels I have stayed in. There are switched for the light, heat, night light, and the like, on one panel. There is a modern bathtub/shower, toilet, sink (Greek-style -- it was nice), and toiletries (soap, shampoo, lotion) (and sewing kit). There is also an extra roll of toilet paper and plenty of towels (thick, white terry towels). There is also a hair dryer.
The room was quiet and I had no problems falling asleep at night. It also was immaculately clean.
About 5 minutes after I had stepped in the room, I heard someone say, "Hello?" I opened the door and there was a maid (dressed "traditionally" -- like what you would see on TV in the olden times) and she had a small basket of fresh fruit. I thanked her for that -- she was going around to every room and putting in that basket of fresh fruit. That was really nice. The fruit though was pretty hard and sour -- but it looked nice at least!
The only problem I had with the room was that I had a hard time setting the dead-bolt at first (I had the feelng that the room was recently renovated -- some things seemed brand-new). And, then, I always had a problem shutting the door -- I had to fiddle with the deadbolt a little in order to get the door to shut. (I noticed that there was a mark on the door frame and that others must have had this problem too.)
Some miscellaneous information about the hotel --
The hotel does have a business center. It is free of charge. There is a computer and copier/printer that is right across from the front desk. There is no password (currently) that you need to use to log-in. I was able to access the Internet and print out what I needed to the printer (it looks like a copier, but it also can generate hardcopies).
On the lower lobby level, there is an exercise room.
On the lobby level, starting at 7 AM, there is a small assortment of pastries and the like -- e.g., fresh bagels and other general, baked goods, juice, etc. It is complimentary.
At the front desk, you can get videos for the VCR machine that's in the rooms.
Restuarants, etc.? There are several restaurants nearby. I didn't have time to check out any of them (I did my dining in other parts of Manhattan.) There is a Starbucks that is just a few blocks from the hotel (northwesterly direction).
People traffic? There seemed to be a lot of families and other people about my age that were in the area. Perhaps they were also staying at this hotel. There were also some down-and-out people (one of whom had spit on me -- yuck). I was surprised because this was the Wall St. area and I didn't expect to see poor, struggling, disgruntled people there,esp. on a Sunday, but I did.
Is it safe at night? I returned to the hotel room around midnight (after taking the subway). I felt a little bit nervous (encountered some "disgruntled" people in the subway and walking to the hotel), but it was (on the whole) very safe. The area isn't well lit at night and it is in somewhat of an isolated location. That is the only downside IMHO. I got the impression that many people returned to their rooms earlier than I did.
Do you hear your neighbors? I hardly did. Which was a relief -- even with the big-name hotels, the walls always seem to be way too thin. But, I watched TV for awhile before retiring and the like and it seemed to be just fine.
How do you get to Times Square? If you walk to the Broad St. station (several blocks west), you can get any subway that has a letter designation (e.g., R-train) and this will take you to Times Square. Just so long as you are going in the uptown direction, this is where you want to be (Wall. St. is in the downtown direction compared to Times Square -- at W. 42nd St.).
How do you get to the upper East Side? You can walk to the nearest subway station at Wall St. and William St. and catch the #2 or #3 and this will take you to the Upper East Side (just make sure you're taking the train in the uptown direction).
How do you get to Manhattan from La Guardia Airport?
The M106 bus stops at the airport. You just need $2 in change (quarters) or a metro-card. The M106 stops near Columbia U. (around W. 115th St. or so). From there, you can take the subway to get to the hotel. (I walked many blocks, exploring, so I can't say exactly which subways you can take -- but there are definitely subway stations along the M106 route.)
There is also a bus that you can take (departs every 30 minutes) into Manhttan for a $12 flat-rate.
Remember, once you're on the subway, take the #2 or #3 train downtown to get to the Wall St. station (the station will say "Wall St.").
A real jewel
This is an exquisite little European-owned hotel tucked into a winding back street. It is a former bank and my corner room had mullioned windows almost floor to ceiling and wrapped around the room. Its Wall Street area location offered a peaceful night's sleep on Friday and Saturday evening. The bed was very comfortable, and the furnishings hotel-style, but lovely. The floor to ceiling marble bathrooms were European style with nice amenities. Everything was absolutely immaculate. Every staff member I encountered was very considerate and courteous. The room rate includes a very nice continental breakfast in the morning. There is no restaurant on site, but they provide menus from various local restaurants that will deliver and charge the meal to your room at the restaurant's normal prices with no added fees, a real advantage over typical room service prices. My morning and late-night take out orders from the 24hour deli were delivered in 15 minutes (another advantage over room service). The coffee was still hot! Hotel-discounted parking in the lot directly across the street was $30 for 24 hours. A cab ride uptown will be quite pricey but there are lots of subways nearby.
Enjoyed our stay
We stayed here last Friday night and agree with the other posts --found the hotel to be attractive, quiet and well maintained. Although we thought it would be inconvenient to midtown, we scooted up the FDR Drive in less time than it would have taken to drive in midtown. One caveat--if you have a car, be sure to use the parking garage across the street . We parked on the street, got a pricey ticket, and only later discovered a no parking sign at the other end of the street under scaffolding.
Excellent option for a NYC stay
Small boutique hotel off the beaten track, with great rates for weekends. The service was personal, the room clean and neat (if a little small, but this is New York), and the bathroom was excellent, w/nice towels and a good shower. The small street on which the Inn is located is quiet at night and so this inn is quiet in a way not many NY hotels can be. We were in the 2nd floor room directly above the entrance. Not sure if the rooms on the other side of the hotel endure any more noise from the busy pub across the street that runs along the back of the hotel. Since it's just a few blocks from many subway stations, the location is not a problem at all - we were able to get back from any location uptown quickly and efficiently. I would stay here again on future trips.
Great quiet hotel
We stayed a Friday and Saturday night and found out the Wall street area is quiet thru the weekend but this is probably a busy business hotel during the week. A parking garage is across the street and you can catch a taxi or bus at Battery park a few blocks away. Our room was large by NY standards, very clean and comfortable with extras not found in the chain hotels. Friendly helpful staff. No onsite restaurant or bar but many choices are within a few blocks. They do have a nice complimentary continental breakfast.
In a non-descript area of lower Manhattan, on one of the old, narrow, winding streets near Battery Park, the Wall Street Inn is a rare find. A small, boutique-type hotel that is family owned and operated, opening in 1999, it has more of a home-away-from-home feel than a hotel. Much like a European hotel, but with larger and more comfortably furnished rooms. My room was beautifully decorated with high-quality furnishings. The bath was swathed in marble up to its cornice-moulded ceiling and had separate switches at the bathroom door for light, heat, vent and night light. The tub was deep and the hot water instantly available as well as plentiful. The housekeeping was also excellent with nary a speck of dust anywhere and all of the hardware polished and looking brand new. Even small details, such as the types of light bulbs used in the lamps and the polished brass window hardware, showed the attention of someone who knows the right way to do things and does them just that way. Good management is not always easy to find. I paid a corporate rate that was easily 25% less than what I typically pay for mid-town properties. For anyone with business in lower Manhattan, or who wants to experience a different part of Manhattan that's only a quick subway or cab ride from midtown, the Wall Street Inn will be a very satisfying experience.