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Hotel The Cosmopolitan Hotel 3 star
95 W Broadway New York, United States of America -
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Amy Adejokun Section editor

An historic Downtown hotel, The Cosmopolitan is a quaint property which was going through many changes during our visit in February 2013. Although there is not much they can do about the small room sizes, we saw how they had started to improve the décor in the guestrooms and they were a massive improvement on what came before. As well as upgrading the bedrooms, there were also plans for a lobby bar and second restaurant so by now it should be a completely different hotel! But what we saw during our visit was a well located, comfortable hotel with kind staff and a cute local eatery on its premises. Suitable for couples and small families who are not looking for a large-scale property in the heart of the New York hubbub.

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      The Cosmopolitan   -   © Franck Prignet / EASYVOYAGE

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      The Cosmopolitan   -   © Franck Prignet / EASYVOYAGE

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    Location 4.76 /10

    If this is not your first time in the city, or even if it is but you fancy going against tradition and staying as far away from Times Square as possible, then The Cosmopolitan could be the answer for you. Situated on Broadway, just next to Chambers Street in Downtown Manhattan, the hotel is in very close proximity to the 9/11 Memorial, City Hall and the Brooklyn Bridge, while Battery Park and the SoHo district are a little further afield. There are several subway stations within just a few blocks of the hotel and you also have the PATH train on your doorstep too for journeys to New Jersey and, in particular, Newark Liberty International Airport. JFK is 21 miles away, La Guardia 11 miles and Newark 13.

    Accommodation 7.20 /10

    When we took a look around the hotel at the start of 2013 renovations on the 129 rooms had just got underway, although we were able to take a seek peek at what they were to look like. A vast improvement over the old guestrooms, the new versions have a custom grey carpet with a large blue square at its centre as well as a feature wall with a smart patterned silverfish wallpaper. A queen or king bed is dressed in Frette linens with a plaid laid across its foot. The bedside tables, attached to the headboard, have an iPod docking station and cordless phone while industrial style reading lamps are also at guests' disposition. Furniture includes a simple writing desk and chair whose back feature a pair of braces, above which is the flatscreen television, a violet coloured suede armchair and a rather impractical mirror whose surface is taken up largely by the names of various areas of Manhattan. Amenities in the room include a safe, bathrobes, minibar and snack tray, hairdryer and air conditioning. We especially liked the bathrooms with their slate floors and tiled with Parisian métro style tiles whose uniformity is interrupted only by a mosaic of Downtown Manhattan in the walk-in shower, this time using square tiles. The standalone marble vanity is just under a large mirror and between the two is a wooden shelf on which are the C.O. Bigelow toiletries. We liked the old fashioned fixtures such as the taps, shower head and hooks.

    All the guestrooms at the hotel should now be decorated in the same fashion whether they be single, double or family rooms.

    Overview 7.20 /10

    Despite having well over 100 guestrooms, there is not much of an infrastructure to talk about, although with the renovations that were in the pipeline during our visit, there may be extra amenities by now. The hotel's lobby, which was due to have a bar installed in it, is situated at the end of a narrow corridor which starts at the front entrance. Painted a hue slightly lighter than royal blue, its reception desk is in one corner while the main space is taken up with a Chesterfield couch and a couple of armchairs around a glass coffee table. There are also a couple of iMacs for guests to use on a complimentary basis to surf the internet. Given the absence of any fitness or wellness facilities or a guest lounge, besides the restaurant next door (see 'Food and Drink'), there are no other public spaces, unless you count the corridors which are easy to navigate, clean, wide and bright.

    Food and drink 7.20 /10

    Just round the corner on Chambers Street is the Cosmopolitan Café, a quaint little eatery which transports its patrons to 1920s/30s Paris with its old school pendulum clock, ancient till and collection of knick knacks dotted around the place. Serving food all day the restaurant offers a typical continental or hot breakfast in the mornings and salads and crêpes in the afternoon and evening as well as one or two other dishes. Everything here is made on the premises with locally grown, wholesome ingredients where possible. There is even a 'secret room' at the back of the restaurant, a restored relic from the original Cosmopolitan Hotel which can be hired out for private events.

    To know

    The Cosmopolitan has been in business since 1845 which makes it the longest running hotel in the city. The building itself is obviously an historic one and therefore the sizes of the guestrooms vary greatly so it is not possible to guarantee a certain size for each category of guestroom. The hotel has been part of the Triumph group of hotels since 2011, along with the Belleclaire, Gershwin and Iroquois. Following the completion of the renovation works to the hotel there were plans to put prices up.


    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Handicap access

      (just one room adapted for those in a wheelchair)

    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      spa, wellness

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment


    • Barber
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Meeting room


    • Well-appointed new guestrooms
    • Cosmopolitan Café
    • Good Downtown location


    • Small room sizes
    • No fitness/wellness facilities

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