Financial District

The Financial District of New York City is where the Big Apple was born. This neighborhood on the southeastern edge of Manhattan roughly overlaps the former New Amsterdam settlement boundaries. New Amsterdam, a Dutch settlement, was established in the 17th century and was the original name of New York City. With all of this comes an interesting historical perspective. One of the more interesting historical notes about the Financial District of NYC has to do with George Washington. It was on the neighborhood’s famous Wall Street that Washington took the oath as America’s first president on April 30, 1789.

These days, the Financial District of New York City is where you will find many of the Big Apple’s major financial institutions. Examples of such institutions include the New York Stock Exchange and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. And while it is a major financial hub, the Financial District attracts more than just business-minded people. Tourism in the area is growing considerably, due in part to the somber September 11 Memorial and Museum. Other reasons to visit include the architecture and the access that the neighborhood offers to such NYC landmarks as the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge.

Financial District NYC Hotels

Financial District NYC Hotels
Financial District NYC Hotels

Because of the dual role of the NYC Financial District as a business hub and a tourist destination, there is good demand for the area hotels. Book a stay at the Andaz Wall Street, and you can enjoy a chic and comfortable retreat on America’s most famous financial avenue. Other recommendable hotels in the area include the charming Wall Street Inn, the convenient Holiday Inn Express New York City/Wall Street (pictured), the beautiful DoubleTree by Hilton NYC/Financial District, the delightful Hampton Inn Manhattan-Seaport-Financial District, and the hip new Aloft Manhattan Downtown-Financial District. Club Quarters members who are looking for a good lodging fit in the Financial District can interest themselves in the Club Quarters Wall Street Hotel. Since the Financial District NYC hotels cater in good part to business travelers who mostly stay in the area on weekdays, there are often reduced weekend rates that are aimed at attracting weekend tourists. Another reason to keep the area hotels in mind is their relative proximity to all the Manhattan attractions.  

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