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The Wall Street Hotel

by Peter Frank
Photo: Courtesy of the property
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Many leisure travelers to New York dismiss the Wall Street area as too boring and corporate as a place to stay, but they’re missing out: The downtown Financial District has evolved into a legit neighborhood, with high-end residential buildings, an interesting restaurant and bar scene, and entertainment zones like the redeveloped South Street Seaport and Pier 17. The new Wall Street Hotel was created for visitors who want to call this revitalized area home during their stay in New York, providing an elegant, welcoming alternative to the tried-and-true hotels of Midtown. 

Owned by the Paspaleys, a prominent Australian family who made their fortune in cultured pearls, The Wall Street Hotel pays homage to the history of the area (and the building itself, a 14-story Beaux Arts structure dating from the early 1900s) while drawing on the family’s own legacy — think family photographs hanging in the corridors and subtle design references to pearls. The result feels sophisticated but personal, like the independently run family hotel that it is.

It's All in the Details

What You Need to Know

The Look of The Wall Street Hotel

The hotel’s polished yet approachable design is the work of New York firm Rose Ink, which leaned into a warm palette of cloud gray, steel blue, and celadon. Old school elements — custom wallcoverings from de Gournay and Griffin & Wong, a vintage fireplace mantle salvaged from the old Waldorf-Astoria New York — add a sense of timelessness, particularly in the Lounge on Pearl, an all-day lobby bar with tall windows and beautiful murals of historic New York streetscapes.

The Vibe of The Wall Street Hotel

The rooms and suites are particularly residential in feel, thanks to spacious layouts, decorative objects like books and original artworks, and thoughtful touches like heated bathroom floors. Other amenities make guests feel like they’re staying in the home of a friend: You can borrow a bike for the day, and the bar cart in every room contains not just the fixings for cocktails, but toiletries and other things you might need during your stay. (The covetable oyster-shaped bottle opener can be purchased, with proceeds benefiting the restoration of New York’s oyster reefs.)  

Who Will Love The Wall Street Hotel

Fans of sophisticated boutique hotel properties will feel right at home here, as will visitors interested in exploring a less familiar neighborhood without giving up creature comforts. History buffs, take note: The site of the hotel is where the New York Stock Exchange was first established, among other important events. 

Who Might Not Love The Wall Street Hotel

While the hotel isn’t unwelcoming to families, the more sophisticated vibe may be better suited to adults (that said, they do offer connecting rooms). And if your New York itinerary is concentrated on attractions further uptown (like Broadway theater and the major museums), you might find the location to be out of the way.

Best Amenity at The Wall Street Hotel

La Marchande, the hotel’s ground floor restaurant, serves elevated French brasserie fare with a modern, Asian-inflected twist — French onion dumplings; hanger steak with a shiso leaf chimichurri — plus raw bar specialties that nod to the hotel’s pearl-farming roots.

Money Matters

What’s Included at The Wall Street Hotel

High-speed wifi, local phone calls, and access to the 24-hour fitness center are all included in the nightly room rate.

Fees and Extra Costs You Should Know About at The Wall Street Hotel

Keep in mind that city and state taxes and various fees add around 15% to the basic room rate.

How to Get a Deal at The Wall Street Hotel

Booking directly on the hotel’s website scores you the best rate as well as special perks like late check-out and a credit to use at the hotel’s restaurant, La Marchande. The hotel also runs frequent offers, such as a complimentary fourth night, so check the offers tab before you book.

Getting There

In the Neighborhood of The Wall Street Hotel

Just across the street from The Wall Street Hotel you’ll find the South Street Seaport, full of shopping, dining, and entertainment options; Pier 17, whose variety of restaurants have stellar views of the Brooklyn Bridge; and the Tin Building, a fabulous European-style food hall from Chef Jean Georges Vongerichten. Also nearby: City Hall, the New York Stock Exchange, the Oculus, the 9/11 Museum and Memorial, and the base of the Brooklyn Bridge. 

Nearest Public Transportation to The Wall Street Hotel

The 2 & 3 subway lines stop at the Wall Street/William Street station, right around the corner from the hotel. The J, 4, 5, and R are within close proximity as well.

The Bottom Line

With its chic interiors, polished service, and thoughtful amenities, The Wall Street Hotel feels like a hidden gem (specifically a pearl!) in a neighborhood that deserves deeper exploration.

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