Duane Street Hotel Tribeca
What We Love
- Free iPad for use during your stay
- Bring Fido; pet-friendly rooms available
- Free WiFi
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What To Know
- Relaxed vibe — not for those looking for a scenester stay
- No gym, but guests get free passes to the swank Equinox Tribeca gym nearby
- Doors are a bit thin; you can sometimes hear noise in the hallways
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Bachelor pad pied-à-terre. Leather headboards, blond wood floors and Midcentury-inspired furniture reigns in the guestrooms. A tree slab forms a communal table and reclaimed tin ceiling tiles line the bar in the small lobby.
Bed and Bath
The guestrooms feel serene, with towering ceilings and a monochromatic palette. Rich textures — leather, bouclé, antiqued mirrors — lend a luxe feel to the clean-lined design. Use free WiFi on your own computer or on one of the iPads the hotel loans out for free during your stay. The bathrooms have rainfall showers, marble vanities and L’Occitane bath products.
There’s no on-site gym, but the hotel offers free passes to the celeb fave Equinox gym nearby. The hotel currently serves a limited breakfast and happy hour cocktails, but a full restaurant is in the works for later this year. In the meantime you’re well placed to explore the best of Tribeca.
In the Area
Celebs pack the area’s legendary eateries, from Nobu to Bouley to chef Andrew Carmellini’s Locanda Verde Italian taverna. After dinner taste your way through the vintages on offer at the buzzy Terroir Tribeca, a 65-seat wine bar, or catch a performance at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center. During the day browse the boutiques, including cult accessories shop Edon Manor, designer vintage emporium What Goes Around Comes Around and retro interiors store Schoolhouse Electric Co. Also be sure to check out the restored beauty of the area’s Harrison Street row houses (once occupied by the architect who designed City Hall) and take a photo outside the fire station at 14 N. Moore Street, where Ghostbusters was filmed.
How to Get There
We stayed in this hotel for 7 nights, based in part on the positive reviews from others. While it had some good points, we would not stay here again. We have stayed in NYC several times in much more luxurious hotels, at much lower prices.
The positives: The staff was friendly, housekeeping was good, the room was quiet, and the evening wine reception was very nice. The location was also great for our needs.
The negatives: Although we made our reservation months in advance, when we arrived they said they had "only two rooms left" and had to put us in one on the second floor. It was a substandard room, and we moved the next night to a room on the 5th floor, which was slightly larger. The first room was the smallest hotel room I've ever seen. They included a luggage rack, which was a joke, as there was absolutely no space to open it up. The "robes included" consisted of one extremely small robe - child-sized - for the two of us. The window was broken, with big cracks running across it. The bathroom was so small there was no space to set out anything, and they didn't even hang up the toilet paper, just set the roll on the back of the toilet. In both rooms, the rainfall shower had such low water pressure that it was difficult to rinse out the shampoo. In the second room the A/C quit working, and after we complained for two days, they brought us a fan. They did fix the A/C the next day, but in the meantime our room temperature got up to 78 degrees. Overall, I would not consider this a high quality hotel, and I would not recommend it to anyone else.
The accommodations were nothing short of perfect. The rooms are well equipped and very nice. The location is perfect. Valet service was awesome. All personnel were extremely nice and always willing to help. You couldn't walk by a hotel employee without getting a "Hi, is there anything you need?" Ariel Alba was very nice and willing to do anything to make sure our stay was comfortable and enjoyable. Whenever I visit NYC, The Duane is where I'll be staying.
We normally stay further uptown but our son had a film at the TriBeCa Film Festival so we wanted to be in the neighbourhood. Did my research (via Trip Advisor) picked the Duane Street Hotel and would go back in a heart beat. Really lovely staff. Rooms are small (this is NYC!) but so super comfortable. All sorts of extras. Love the serious commitment to eco- friendliness! The afternoon wine reception is so lovely. Met the nicest people who we then kept meeting throughout the day. Great feel. Thanks Rory and Mitch!
We stayed here for one night in April 2019 on our way back through NY to Australia.
We were sold this room as being suitable for a family with one 3-year old and one 5-month old via a third party website. The room, which is the same one featured in the main photo on Tripadvisor was very, very small with hardly enough space for two adults to walk about the two Queen-sized beds, let alone a toddler too.
We recognised this is a boutique hotel - the clue is in the description - so we're not expecting huge spaces, but it was almost too small to set-up the baby's travel cot, and very hard to move around it and pick him out once he was in it.
Throw into the mix that the room's thermostat seemed to be stuck on 17 degrees celsius in late April in New York, and it was freezing. Again, hardly suitable for a young family. We complained, they told us that the hotel's heating system had been switched off for the season. So they sent up a heater, which was incredibly unsafe, burning hot to the touch and given the lack of space, very dangerous with a small toddler in the room.
There is very little cupboard and storage space - a broom closet at best. And the bathroom - there is no indication on where the button/lever is to switch the bath to the shower function. You actually have to pull the bath tap to convert it!! Again, another delay and a call to reception.
Finally, we had to pay a resort fee - for a drinks happy hour we didn't attend. I mean, two kids with us - who is going to be smashing back an hour of free fine?
The only redeeming features were the staff who tried to be helpful, the free wi-fi and the location, otherwise if you're travelling with a family, do NOT touch this hotel.
This was our second stay at the hotel. It didn't disappoint, again. We stayed in a King room, it was large enough, clean, well appointed, and surprisingly quiet. The staff was helpful and professional. Great location downt0wn