Wall Street – The World’s Financial District
Known as the home of the New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street is located in lower Manhattan and is the historic home of the world’s largest banks and investment firms. Although Wall Street describes a physical location, it also describes an entity. Wall Street is synonymous with big business in America. It is often juxtaposed with “Main Street”, which represents small business. While many hotels near Wall Street, New York, cater to the business traveler, vacationers find some of the best properties in New York City in this area.
Take a walking tour of Wall Street and the New York Financial District, and you will find some very famous landmarks. Try not to gawk as you stroll past the Federal Reserve Bank, the Trump Building, Ground Zero and the 9/11 Memorial, Deutsche Bank, and the iconic ‘Charging Bull’ sculpture.
Wall Street comprises eight blocks along the East River, running from Broadway to South Street. However, the Financial District refers to a larger area of lower Manhattan. You can get to Wall Street via subway, taxi, or bus. Parking is very difficult and expensive, so drive as a last resort. If you do drive into the city, try to park in your hotel parking lot.
If you go by subway, reach the Wall Street station on the 2 or 3 train on the Seventh Avenue line, or the 4 or 5 train on the Eighth Avenue line. Both stop running late at night, so be sure to check schedules. From Port Authority or Eighth Avenue line, take the A or C subway to Broadway-Nassau.
For the easiest way to plan your route, visit MTA.info and use the trip planner.
Hotels Near Wall Street, New York
There are a handful of excellent hotels near Wall Street. If you are looking for hotels with contemporary elegance, the Conrad New York Hotel is a good choice. Located at the northern end of the Financial District, it is within walking distance of the national 9/11 Memorial and the World Financial Center. Of course, the Ritz Carlton is the height of style and luxury, offering rooms with a view of the Statue of Liberty, and guests can use a telescope to see Lady Liberty up close. The Ritz Carlton sits right next to Battery Park and has a spa and restaurant.
More affordable, but still upscale, is the New York Marriott Downtown. Also within walking distance to the Financial District, the Marriott has a bar, Starbucks, and a restaurant serving burgers, fries, and shakes. If you are leaning toward a boutique hotel in New York City with a European flair, look no further than the Gild Hall. With a Tuscan restaurant and intimate wine bar, Gild Hall provides a retreat from the hustle and bustle of Wall Street.