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#45 of 539 in New York City
Travellers' Choice
Refined, sophisticated, smart and simple, yet flamboyant and provocative, all at the same time. Our universally appealing guest rooms & hotel are thoughtfully designed, down to every last finish and detail, with distinct zones for sleeping, relaxing, working and entertaining.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Nightclub / DJ
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Breakfast available
Rooftop bar
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Brian B wrote a review 16 May
Santa Barbara, California1 contribution
What a fun hotel! I travel a lot, and don't normally do reviews, but this trip was different. For one, the check in is fool proof. But if you have questions, Javier and Jean were my go-tos for showing me everything the hotel had to offer. The vibes of the entire hotel are just 'cool', for lack of a better word. The rooms are very nice and teched out, but the bar and lobby is where I wanted to hang out most of the time. I didn't eat there, so I can't comment on that, but I certainly enjoyed a beverage or two. The neighborhood is also perfect, with so many hot spots within walking distance. I had a late flight out, so the locker storage was so convenient, allowing access to my bags throughout the day, even after I checked out. The staff went above and beyond during my entire stay, and Angel was their hype man, celebrating how great the team is - all true NYC characters. It was all laughs, and you could tell they all enjoyed being there. Worth the money. Worth the hype. Returning is the only option.
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Date of stay: March 2022
Sleep Quality
Gabrielle H wrote a review Apr 2022
Paris, France4 contributions
Hotel's Favourite
I had an amazing weekend with my best friend at the Public Hotel. I loved the efficiency of the Public App and self check-in. The hotel staff was exceptionally nice and helpful. Angel and Wolfgang were the best!! We had one small hiccup and they helped us us every step of the way. We enjoyed dining at Popular and had great pastries and coffee at Louis. We can’t wait to come back!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Response from PUBLIC Service Team, Guest Services / Front Office at PUBLIC Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi GabrielleHb! We are thrilled to know you and your best friend have enjoyed your stay at PUBLIC and all that is has to offer! Thank you so much for sharing your experience and letting us know you were well taken care of...we will be sure to let Angel and Wolfgang know how much they impacted your stay, they are real gems! We look forward to welcoming you back next time!
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Gabi_EastBay wrote a review 15 May
Pinole, California45 contributions30 helpful votes
I’m back to traveling after a break since 2020 (like most everyone else). I needed a hotel room for one night while I conducted business in Manhattan. I know that many properties in the area have small rooms that are outdated and unpleasant. I did my due diligence to find a hotel that met my standards, and I was pleasantly surprised with this location. Usually, when I first get to my room, I let out a sigh of disappointment because it never looks exactly like the hotel website portrays. This time, the room looked better! I had no idea that the shades were such a cool feature, but I’ll get to that in a minute. The room was the perfect size and didn’t feel like everything was crammed into it. Please note: do not have your older relatives stay at this hotel! If grandma and grandpa can’t figure out how to use an iPad, then they can’t stay here. The lights, climate control, etc. are all operated via touch screen. The controls are intuitive, but not if you are a tech phone. I loved that I didn’t hear a bunch of kids running up and down the hallways, or generally anywhere during my stay. The vibe of the property is that it’s for adults to stay and play. I could be wrong, but I hope I’m not. Another bonus to the rooms is that the bathroom is separate in a highly aesthetic manner behind a sliding glass door. No, not the kind on a track like you have at home. This is a high end portal that doesn’t touch the floor below. I also love that the shower and toilet are hidden behind a door Ike this as well. I felt like I was in a really nice spa. Back to the shade discussion: This is the ONLY hotel I’ve ever stayed in that has 100% light blocking shades!! The fact that they are controlled via a mechanical method makes them cooler. You feel like your room is a space ship and you’re putting the shields up or down. You can guess that I played with this feature a few times! The hallways have illumination that is generated upward from the baseboards. This is a great touch that makes the journey to the ice machine feel cozy and doesn’t shock the eyes. Speaking of the ice machine—another nice bonus is that filtered water is available as well. There is also a handy vending machine where you can purchase chargers, cables, and other items you might have forgotten at home. Payment is negotiated via QR Code on your phone. Again, if your old parents aren’t used to new fangled technology, this stuff will boggle their minds. I sampled beverages at Bar Christie as well as at the lower level lobby. Both places were great. You don’t feel like you’re in just another hotel bar or lobby area. You feel like there was an intention made with the design. I will definitely be returning when I visit Manhattan again. I have status with other hotel chains, but I don’t see the point in going anywhere else.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled
Vanessa C wrote a review 15 May
1 contribution
We had a fabulous time at the PUBLIC hotel. From the lobby, room and bars at the hotel, all was very luxurious! The hotel manager assured our stay was pleasant one. Thank you Angel for your great service. Definitely recommend!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Response from PUBLIC Service Team, Guest Services / Front Office at PUBLIC Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
We are so glad to hear how much you've enjoyed your time with us, and we are happy to know that Angel took such good care of you! He is a real gem, and we will be sure to pass on your kind note to him! We hope to welcome you back again soon!
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TorontoMarkus wrote a review 14 May
1 contribution
Great hotel, couldn’t have been better. Room, location, amenities all excellent. Proper bars and restaurants, don’t even have to leave the hotel. Bartenders Miles and Torren make the visit worth trip alone. Can’t recommend highly enough.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Response from PUBLIC Service Team, Guest Services / Front Office at PUBLIC Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Hi, thank you so very much for taking the time and sharing your great experience you had here at PULIC! We are so glad to know you've enjoyed your stay and all that we have to offer. We will be sure to pass on your note to Miles and Torren to let them know how much they have impacted your time with us! It will make their day, for sure! We hope you come back to visit us soon!
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US$354 - US$539 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesNew YorkNew York CityTenderloin / Chelsea
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Frequently Asked Questions about PUBLIC Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to PUBLIC Hotel?
Nearby attractions include St. Patrick's Old Cathedral (0.3 km), Economy Candy (0.5 km), and Williamsburg Bridge (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at PUBLIC Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at PUBLIC Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at PUBLIC Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at PUBLIC Hotel?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to PUBLIC Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rubirosa, Momofuku Ko, and Rice to Riches.
Are there opportunities to exercise at PUBLIC Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at PUBLIC Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at PUBLIC Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does PUBLIC Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at PUBLIC Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.