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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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 a pretty great place, so maybe it's not better than home. But it is close. I've stayed at the Greenwich three times and each time, I fall in love again.
The hotel, which feels like a large private home, is beautifully appointed. The public spaces, which are ideal for socializing or for relaxing, are an homage to understated elegance. The front desk, door, and bar/courtyard staff are friendly, accommodating and professional.
The guest rooms are spacious, beautifully (there's that word again) decorated and contain everything you could possibly want. From snacks (they are complimentary) to towels, to the hairdryer, to a daily copy of the NY Times, to water, juices, books, etc. – if you might need/want it – the Greenwich staff has thought to stock your room with it. And the shower! Okay, the shower is better than what I have at home. The bed is beyond comfortable with bedding that is crisp and cool and a pleasure to climb into after walking around the city all day. And since you will sleep well in the bed, it is helpful that the blackout curtains blackout all outdoor light. The in-room lighting is on dimmers that are accessible and easy to use... Did I mention that I love this place?
And if all of that wasn't enough, Locanda Verde, the restaurant that is attached to the hotel, is fabulous too! I didn't get to take advantage of the spa on this visit, but I had one of my best massages there on my prior trip. The spa is so special it is worth going there even if you don't stay in the hotel. The workout space is also excellent (they even have a Peloton bike) and is stocked with water and snacks.
When we visit the Greenwich, we visit as a family. Often two or three generations are together and all of us are equally smitten. Many special memories have been made at this hotel and while I'll admit that I'd hate for it to be so popular that we are not able to secure a reservation, I do think it is important to acknowledge excellence.
You will pay a premium price to stay at the Greenwich. That is a fact. But the value is definitely there.
this place seams a little quirky at first, then quickly grows on you - all the nice little touches and quiet nooks to relax, the killer courtyard (for guests only) , the over friendly and efficient front desk and bell staff, the well appointed rooms (way big by nyc standards), the best hotel showers in the world... literally.
only negative was the morning restaurant staff - very slow, have to wave them down for a second cup of coffee, no awareness for 2 out of the 3 days during out stay (except the female server on our last day, she did a great job). regardless - the pluses of this hotel are so strong they more than make up for few bad morning experiences.
definitely a place to come back to...
Stayed recently at the Greenwich hotel in Manhattan, just for one night sadly. Have to say its a lovely place. Staff very friendly , has a nice homely atmosphere. Only had breakfast there as i was dining out, but food and service were excellent. Well priced as well. Room very comfortable and I would happily stay here again. May see a movie star or 2 in tge lobby area as well!
I’ll go into a bit more detail further down in this review, but the tldr version is this - if you’re on TripAdvisor searching for a hotel to stay at in New York; stop looking, you’ve found it.
We stayed at the Greenwich Hotel for 7 nights at the end of April, and absolutely loved every minute!
Room: We booked a Superior Greenwich Room, and when we arrived in room 204 it was a really generous size (especially for New York standards) and very well appointed.
I’ll be honest, after about ten minutes I rang reception to see if they had a room on a higher floor with a courtyard view available, as we were really tired and I was a bit worried about the noise with the room being on the second floor facing Greenwich Street. Reception let me know nothing was available until a couple of nights later, but that they would pencil us in for a room change. I cancelled the request to change rooms the next day, as I needn’t have worried. I have no idea how they sound proof these rooms but I didn’t hear a peep all night and slept so well for the entire stay!
I loved our room so much, I really did feel sad to leave. The bathroom in particular was absolutely stunning, and the water pressure is incredible in both the shower and bath. Toiletries were from somewhere I’ve never heard of (red flower), but something that I’ll be seeking out for home as well!
Bed was extremely comfy, and I also loved having the complimentary snack / soft drink selection (with the odd healthy treat in there as well). Genuinely hard to fault the style, design and contents of the room and it has to be a 10/10!
Food: We had breakfast at Locanda Verde on a few mornings and it was really good. Great service, coffee and extremely fresh food each time. Even if you don’t stay here, pop in for a coffee and an apricot danish - they’re incredible! Top tip if you’re planning on staying here would be to register to the LHW leaders club and make your reservation through their website, as you get $50 per night breakfast credit during your stay when you do. Even if you don’t eat there every morning (like us), you can just get a takeout coffee and pastry on your way.
Never ate at Locanda Verde in the evenings, but it always looked pretty full which is a great sign.
Staff: Covered in quite a lot of detail already on here, and rightly so, the staff are superb. Everyone you meet genuinely cares about your stay, and will do whatever they can to enhance it. This can be said for a lot of properties around the world now, but what makes this place different is I get the impression they actually do care. It’s not just training, fake smiles and dinner reservations, it’s going the extra mile whenever they can. I’m a young traveller, and at luxury hotels it’s not uncommon to be spoken down to, or even patronised. This couldn’t be further from the truth at The Greenwich, and every guest gets treated equally, something I really appreciated.
Facilities and Location: Tribeca really is a wonderful place to stay if you’re visiting New York, and this hotel is in the heart of it. Great access to the subway for the 1 line at Franklyn St, and even if you want an Uber, it’s close enough to the Manhattan outskirts to make traffic bearable. Some superb restaurants, cafes and bars all within a couple of minutes walk as well.
Please, please, please don’t stay here and not use the pool. We went at 9pm on a Sunday and it’s so nice you just have to experience it. We were the only ones in and it was a perfect way to end the day!
I also used the gym most mornings, and it has absolutely everything you could wish for. One of my favourite hotel gyms ever.
Overall: I think you get the picture by now. Just stay here, it will make you wonder why you ever bothered looking anywhere else!
It’s named „The Greenwich Hotel“ though its proper name would be „The Greenwich home“. Because this is exactly what it feels like from the first second one of the superbly attentive and charming staff members opens the doors for you. They have a living room reserved for hotel guests only instead of a „lobby“ which says it all. And every single room is uniquely furnished and equipped with a tremendous love to the details. It’s my fourth stay here but I can assure everyone you’ll feel like returning even if it’s your first time.