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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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Rooftop bar
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Marielmatar wrote a review 2 Jul
Miami, Florida1 contribution
Great hotel, well located, check in was really easy… They a have a roof top bar that is amazing.. I slept AMAZING in the room hahahaa like never and we hang out the next morning at the brunch and the blue berry pancakes were incredible!.. Victor the guy from front desk was really nice, because he instructed us in things we need to know! He was so sweet!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Gabrielle H wrote a review Apr 2022
Paris, France4 contributions
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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 with friends
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Responded 28 Apr 2022
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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CarlAnna-Morris wrote a review 1 Jul
East Grinstead, United Kingdom7 contributions
PUBLIC Hotel is a bit of a mixed bag, really this is a 3 1/2 star review, but it is closer to 4 than 3!! The hotel is very easy to get to on public transport from JFK making the trip super cheap. It also has great metro connections allowing you to get around the city incredibly easily. The park across from the hotel is busy all the time and from our room gave a great space to watch to pass the time. The staff, architecture, ambiance and general modern style of the hotel are second to none. You really feel like you are experiencing the future of hotel stays with the modern bars, lounges and general experience of using the hotel. We only experience the food/coffee from Louis's but if this was anything to go by the food and drink options are excellent. As a guest it would be great to have a dedicated are on The Roof, but this doesn't detract from what an amazing space this was. It is another huge plus for the hotel that you will struggle to get anywhere else in NYC, or in many other cities we have visited. The main issue with the hotel relates to the rooms. And this is where the mixed bag begins. We were staying in a "King Great View". Unfortunately the view from our room (1503) was half blocked by the neighboring building. This was made worse by the orientation of the bed, which meant that your view when the impressive automatic shades lifted was mostly of a brick wall. A huge shame given the other direction was of Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. So not quite as "great" a view as it could have been as there is no way to then sit and look at the view as laying in the bed is the only real option. There are no heated towel rails in the rooms. This is bizarre in a sustainability conscious hotel as it means your only real option is new towels every day. It really wouldn't have made any difference to the shower/wc pod to have had a heated rail. Not a game changer but just something that makes a difference. There is also no hook/rail for a hand towel next to the sink. So if you wash your hands/face while someone is using the loo, you have to wait for them to finish to dry your hands!!! These are tiny issues, but they do make a difference certainly from a 5 star, and would really nudge below a 4 star. However, don't let my tiny gripes stop you staying at an excellent hotel which ticks pretty much all the boxes as a base to explore NYC in serious style.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Try to avoid rooms on the South East side of the building (Low numbered rooms) as the view is...
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Lovestotravellady wrote a review Jun 2022
Durham, United Kingdom526 contributions72 helpful votes
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We visited this hotel for a special occasion and absolutely loved it. We have stayed at Citizen M in the Bowery before and thought this was great, Public is even better!!!! The room is gorgeous and the bed is very comfortable. Loved the rooftop bar, it even offers free wine for guests at happy hour. We booked a room with great view and it was worth every penny. Location is brilliant, Whole Foods is literally next door. It has a garden at the front of the hotel and a lovely cafe in the lobby. Nearby has a great selection of restaurants, shopping and is close to the subway Highly recommend this hotel 👍
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Stay on a high floor on the end of the block for the best view. Pay for a great view room
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Nelms wrote a review Jun 2022
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My friends I came to public hotel roof for some drinks after the pride parade and our bartender William was amazing. I’ve never seen someone work so fast in my life and his mojitos were to die for. This is def our new summer spot!!!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Anthony B wrote a review Jun 2022
London, United Kingdom36 contributions47 helpful votes
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Im not sure where all these people stayed who rave about this hotel. We had the worst experience at this place. For a start, all the seating on the roof terrace is reserved, so there is nowhere for any hotel guest to sit and enjoy a cocktail, which is a real shame. The hotel are all about making a buck from walk-ins. The bedrooms are very compact, modern and clean. The bed is a futon and accessed by one side only as the other side touches the window. the lighting system is electronic, which is nice as we have that at home too, but could be problematic if unfamiliar with this system. The bathroom basin is in the bedroom and the shower only has a fixed head, no hand shower attachment. All the hotel room doors close with a loud slam. We were awoken at 3am by several doors slamming in our corridor and drunk guests going form one room to another. The most disappointing and upsetting part of our stay was the way in which we were treated by the (very sparse) hotel staff - They were rude and obnoxious beyond belief. Do yourself a favour and book an alternative to this place - its terrible.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Christin M wrote a review Jun 2022
New York City, New York2 contributions
I was on the roof for my birthday with some friends Saturday evening and we had an amazing time. Special thanks to the manager Arielle who helped us find our table, and made sure everything went smoothly even though was so busy up there. Usually rooftop bars have slow, impersonal service, so this was a refreshing change. We will definitely be coming back to say hi to Arielle and get another table soon.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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FannyAnn wrote a review Jun 2022
Calgary, Canada12 contributions
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My friend & I had a FABULOUS time at the PUBLIC! There’s so many things to rave about. Loved the modern, comfortable room, the front garden is an oasis to eat a few bites from the Whole Foods just down the street, there’s the best Pisco Sours, and the access to the gorgeous rooftop bar! Enjoyed the area very much and can’t wait to come back! Staff were all super friendly as well and appreciated the lockers to individually store our luggage between checking out and when we had to leave for our flight.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Don’t miss the Pisco Sours and ceviche! THE BEST!
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Responded 3 days ago
Wow! We are so happy to know you've loved so much that PUBLIC has to offer, from our rooms, to our hidden spaces, to our staff! Thank you so much for taking the time to share this. We hope to welcome you back for another visit soon!
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Stephanie T wrote a review Jun 2022
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We had the most relaxing stay at Public, enjoying the impeccable design and food. An early snafu with our reservation was remedied with finesse by the wonderful manager Jessica, who deserves a raise and a promotion. We would love to stay here again in the future, with its mind-blowing views ,even for a native New Yorker.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: West and North exposures have the best views.
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Responded 4 days ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience! We are so happy to know that Jessica took such good care of you during your time here! We will be sure to let her know. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
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Matteo V wrote a review Jun 2022
Copenhagen, Denmark9 contributions3 helpful votes
Great experience in one of the most suggestive rooftop bar in manhattan! Great service, great wine selection and great tapas food! I would like to thank you also Auri for the amazing service supporting our requests! I will definitely come back soon!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to share! We are so happy to know how much you've enjoyed the ROOF and the service! We will be sure to pass on the words to Auri! We hope you'll be back to visit us again soon!
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US$314 - US$556 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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.