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Smyth Tribeca

by Lauren Dana Ellman
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With its cobblestone streets lined with boutiques and galleries, Tribeca is both charming and hip, attracting A-listers (hello, Robert DeNiro!) and well-heeled travelers to the lower tip of Manhattan. The neighborhood is also home to some of New York’s most trend-forward hotels, including Smyth Tribeca. Here’s our full review of this boutique property. 

What You Need to Know

The Look of Smyth Tribeca

It's All in the Details

An assuming, gray-hued exterior conceals a stylish, inviting lobby whose bronze color palette and crackling fireplace feel immediately inviting. Drop your bags and lounge on the ‘60s Cloverleaf sofa or one of the wingback chairs while admiring the hotel’s rotating art collection. The 12-seat Galerie Bar is an intimate haunt for martinis and elevated light bites like oysters and caviar-topped potato cakes. 

Upstairs, the 100 understated guest rooms and suites have a soothing, contemporary palette of creams, grays, and light woods and Mid-Century Modern–style furnishings. The views of Lower Manhattan from floor-to-ceiling windows and the black-and-white photographs of New York set the scene. Oversized white marble bathrooms with walk-in rain showers are a highlight. Suites feature separate living rooms for a residential feel; some even have large outdoor terraces (ranging from 300 to 800 square feet) and full kitchens. 

The Vibe at Smyth Tribeca

Smyth Tribeca is one of those effortlessly cool spots — it’s upscale and art-filled, but doesn’t feel stuffy. Staff are knowledgeable and friendly, and make an effort to meet your personal needs. The service, combined with the living room-like feel of the lobby and bar, give the hotel a home-away-from-home feel.

Who Will Love Smyth Tribeca

Couples and solo travelers with an affinity for art and design will love it here, for the stunning Tribeca location alone. 

Who Might Not Love Smyth Tribeca

While chic, rooms are on the smaller side, so families and groups of friends should look elsewhere (or consider booking a suite). The neighborhood is more suited to return visitors to New York; first-timers may prefer to be closer to Midtown and its concentration of attractions.

Best Amenity at Smyth Tribeca

Operated by the same team behind NYC hotspots Lure Fishbar and Bistrot Leo, Smyth Tavern is the hotel’s cozy all-day restaurant serving “American tavern fare.” Think: deviled eggs topped with crispy fried oysters, a burger with bacon onion jam, or malfadine pasta with Maine lobster and uni butter. In a neighborhood known for culinary excellence, it’s a standout.

Money Matters

What’s Included at Smyth Tribeca

Your stay here includes free wifi and access to the 24-hour fitness center. 

Extra Fees & Costs You Should Know About at Smyth Tribeca

The property charges a $30 nightly facility fee, plus tax, that includes the amenities mentioned above. 

How to Get a Deal at Smyth Tribeca

The website’s offers tab lists packages and promotions that will stretch your dollar further. Offers might throw in complimentary breakfast or valet parking, or even a fifth night free when you book and pay with an American Express card. 

The Sweet Season

Stay in the low season (January to March) to take advantage of lower rates. It might be chilly, but the city’s less busy, making it easier to get into the hottest restaurants and score theater tickets.

Getting There 

In the Neighborhood of Smyth Tribeca

Smyth Tribeca is located in the heart of Tribeca, on the main thoroughfare of West Broadway. Within a few blocks, you’ll find some of the city’s best bars, restaurants, galleries, and shops. One World Trade Center, the Oculus, Hudson River Park, and Soho are all within easy walking distance. 

Nearest Airport to Smyth Tribeca

Newark and LaGuardia are both about 12 miles away; JFK is around five miles farther. 

Nearest Public Transportation to Smyth Tribeca

Smyth Tribeca is just steps from the Chambers Street subway station and a few blocks from other stations.

The Bottom Line

Smyth Tribeca provides a stylish, personable stay in one of the city’s coolest neighborhoods.

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