W New York- Downtown

Lower Manhattan Hip Hotel
W New York- Downtown #323 of 508 hotels in New York City #323 of 508 hotels in New York City
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8 Albany Street New York, NY 10006

Why we like it

  • Everything here is well designed. Expect lots of unusual angles and trendy decor
  • Corner rooms have outstanding views, especially of the Freedom Tower
  • The Living Room Bar's decor is a trip, with lots of retro lights and unique paintings
  • Located a very short walk from Ground Zero
  • Great access to transportation options

What you need to know

  • The property will be getting an on-site restaurant and room service starting summer 2018
  • Rooms are on the smaller side of standard for New York
  • "Rooftop" bar looks out over the 9/11 memorial
  • Rooms are equipped with a well-stocked mini bar
  • Getting up or down will require a change of elevators

Popular NYC Features

Walk to Times Square Walk to Central Park Free Breakfast On-site Restaurant On-site Bar Free WiFi Rooftop Bar Smoke Free


This property serves as an excellent crossroads for tackling nearly any Manhattan destination. There is a ferry terminal nearby and subway lines are scattered about the area. Ground Zero is across the street and other locales, like a trip to Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, or Battery Park, are easily reached from this location.

Property Amenities

Property services

  • Laundry facilities
  • Pets allowed
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Elevator/lift
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Smoke-free property
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • ATM/banking
  • Tours/ticket assistance

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge
  • Wedding services
  • Coffee/tea in common areas


  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

Shuttles and transportation

  • Limo or Town Car service available

Business services

  • 24-hour business center


  • 24-hour fitness facilities

In-Room Amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • In-room safe
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • Private bathroom
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Slippers
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Rainfall showerhead

Media and electronics

  • DVD player
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Cable TV service
  • iPod docking station
  • Pay movies
  • Flat-panel TV
  • HDTV
  • First-run movies


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Shower/tub combination


  • Daily housekeeping

Food and drink

  • Minibar

Bedding and linens

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Pillow menu
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


W New York- Downtown

1,367 Reviews #323 of 508 hotels in New York City

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Recent Reviews

linkai wrote a review on March 17, 2020 Singapore, Singapore
Trip Type:

First time at a W Hotel

Travelled here as part of a mini-holiday before attending a conference on the West Coast in Jan. Room was well stocked and had great views of the Freedom Tower and 9/11 site. Convenient location to...
Dale F wrote a review on March 05, 2020 Portland, Oregon
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This Hotel is in a good location..close to Wall Street and the 911 Memorial and museum. Helpful staff! It is in need of some serious upgrading in the hallways and rooms.... Looks like it was last...
jonathanh393 wrote a review on February 12, 2020 Brighton, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Business

Funky hotel with style and comfort. Will become better over time.

Well located for the Financial district this hotel has a funky style, but is still partially under renovation. Evening room service was limited to pre-prepared food which was adequate. My room was...


Deposit & Cancellation Policies

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