The Greenwich Hotel
What We Love
- Location in the heart of Tribeca, close to the neighborhood’s gourmet restaurants and posh cafés, as well as the Hudson River
- Charming, helpful staff and a seriously well-connected concierge team
- Stellar amenities: free snacks and Red Flower toiletries in rooms; subterranean spa, pool and gym; and a guests-only lounge and patio
What To Know
- Celeb following and hot spot restaurant attract a sceney crowd
- Service at Locanda Verde restaurant is hit-or-miss; the dining room can be noisy
- Valet parking is a pricey $60 per night
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Grande dame glamour in downtown duds. Far from the gold and gilded, the lobby shows its polish in handmade floor tiles, hand-woven rugs and bespoke furniture in rich velvets and leathers. Dropped beam ceilings add a rustic edge and the air of a private home, while folding screens and wood lattices create private pockets for business types, celebs and gossiping fashionistas to go incognito.
Bed and Bath
All 88 rooms are individually designed with their globetrotting guests in mind: The smallest are over 300 square feet, lights are on dimmers, blank walls trump bad hotel art, and WiFi, soft drinks and a diet-busting selection of snacks are free. Furnishings are plucked from around the globe, with Tibetan silk rugs on the stone floors, English leather sofas, Carrara marble, hand-crafted Moroccan tiles and supersoft Duxiana beds from Sweden. Bathrooms feel hammam-like thanks to mosaic tiles on floors and walls, and they have power showers and deep tubs (in most), as well as toiletries by NYC-based Red Flower.
For a relatively small hotel, the Greenwich is packed with amenities. The on-site restaurant, Locanda Verde, is an enduring hot spot serving Italian tavern fare in a lively dining room. Guests can also drink and dine in the private lounge, which is kept cozy with mismatched sofas and armchairs, stacks of art books and a roaring fire. They can also make use of the quiet, leafy courtyard, which is open throughout the summer. Downstairs, the state-of-the-art gym is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., and the sanctuary-like Shibui Spa has a lantern-lit swimming pool, four treatment rooms and a pampering menu of massages, body treatments and more.
How to Get There
I live in Manhattan and have stayed in the Greenwich Hotel for a number of times due to home renovation. The hotel itself is suited in the heart of Tribeca with the poplar restaurant Locanda Verde serving to the neighborhood. The architecture and design of the hotel is warm, thoughtful, and evokes memories of the old-world European classics with a blend of contemporary design and Japanese influence.
There are 88 guest rooms and the rooms are uniquely charming and comfortable, most of them are adorned with soaker tub, walking in showers, and some with balconies. There is a drawing room (for drinks and snacks) with a fireplace and a courtyard that services only to the hotel guests. Each of my stay was perfect, it always felt like a home away from home, and the friendly staff always managed to accommodate every single request with an attention to detail. With breakfast, lunch, and dinner and spa treatments, I renewed after each time and have always been looking forward to visiting it again.
The Greenwich Hotel is a true urbane sanctuary with its discretion and thoughtful accommodation.
Really enjoyed this hotel. Not cheap but the rooms were very nice (we stayed 2 nights in different rooms). The swimming pool was exceptional, very relaxing setting after a hard day pounding the streets. The bar and the courtyard setting were very romantic at night and the bar staff were superb. I'm not too familiar with New York but the hotel seemed to be well placed and within walking distance of all the attractions we wanted to see. Quite a celebrity clientele so the people watching was fun. Jason Statham was in the gym and my wife swears she was talking to Jay Z in the bar. My only niggle. One of the male receptionists had a habit of looking down his nose at you if weren't famous. Tough mate. I'm paying £500 a night, Suck it up.
We stayed 5 nights. When we arrived, Bailey, front desk hostess escorted us to our room on the 6th floor, street and river view. From that welcome to our departure we were called by name by staff both at the front desk and the private salon where drinks and food are available 24 hours. Erin, John, Josh, Andy,Mariah, Ira and many others were so very attentive.
The 24 hour food and beverage service are provided from Locanda Verde the award winning Italian restaurant which is available for breakfast ,lunch and dinner and a great bar. The hotel has many wonderful facilities available. Greenwich has gone to the top of our list for the most wonderful hotel experience in NYC, more specifically TriBeCa. The rooms leave little to be desired and are stocked with treats made in Locanda Verde's kitchen.
Oh, by the way Robert De Niro's touch is everywhere including artwork from his father. You will love this awesome hotel.
After a long flight from San Francisco and a late arrival we were a bit tired and weary. The staff from the doorman to the waiter who brought us room service were courteous, helpful, bright and friendly. Nothing was too hard for them and we needed that kind of careful attention at that time.
Our room was spacious, eclectically furnished, extremely comfortable and overlooked the street. Windows could be opened and when closed the double glazing ensured there was no unwanted noise.
The Hotel itself is furnished in an elegantly worn and eclectic manner. The public rooms being like comfortable lounge rooms with carefully scattered memorabilia. The open fire surrounded by cosy chairs was a popular retreat for reading newspapers and novels.
The Robert De Niro artworks are a feature. I enjoyed walking through his gallery of works.
Breakfast was a delight. The food was fresh, light and imaginative. It was served in the lounge room or out in the courtyard.
Our stay was only for two nights and we will return to take advantage of the location which is ideal for exploring the lower end of Manhattan.
I love this hotel. The rooms make you feel like you in your own little apartment and the spa is pretty amazing. The location is top and there are many "famous" people you may spot if you are staying there. This place is Robert Di Nero's, so you can imagine it just has to be the coolest. Last but not least, the restaurant Locanda has great BL&D. Nothing but great things to say about this hotel.