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
This hotel has always left a great impression with every visit. Location is fantastic and in a safe area of town. I walked to the Brooklyn Bridge, across and to a local ferry. That ferry brought me back to the right side of town for 2.00. The walk was nice and it took me about 20 minutes to get to the bridge. Another day I walked to The World Trade Center and to the new mall. That walk was about the same time from the hotel. Subways are all close by and the map given by the hotel is so helpful. Rooms are so very clean, housekeeping does an awesome job each morning and evening for turn down service. Room service is so unbelievably quick and the food is great. The bar downstairs is nice and the only thing is their food menu is very limited. The hot cocoa is delicious and the waiters are fast and friendly. I hope to try out the gym next visit. Until then, cheers!
I have always heard great things about this hotel from friends but have already established a "home away from home," hotel in the city. Recently that hotel was booked and so I took the opportunity to try this much talked about hotel in Tribeca. I should start by saying that I love the city but I cannot stay in Mid-Town; it is too busy. So I much enjoyed staying in Tribeca where I felt a bit removed from the insanity of Times Square when it was time for bed.
My communication with the hotel regarding our (somewhat complicated) reservations were seamless. Joyann Chase, the reservation manager, was lovely about rearranging reservations and resending confirmations. When I needed to arrange a small dinner party at the hotel, Max, a member of the concierge team, arranged a lovely event in a private space. It was fantastic and he really went above and beyond. The team also secured tough to nab reservations at Dirty French.
Upon check-in we were greeted by a lovely team who quickly whisked our bags away. This isn't a top hat team, think more "Chiltern Firehouse," attired in neat slacks and sweaters.
We were booked in a suite our first two nights and our bathroom was to die for. A tub, separate shower, and sauna. It was heaven. As mentioned by everyone else there is a basket of free treats (something that should really be standard at any hotel at this price point--but that I have only experienced at Bar Au Lac in Zurich). The bed was comfortable, but the decor set this place apart. It is not standard hotel. There are exposed beams, soft sofas, and lots of wood. I loved this. It was part of what made me feel like I was coming home every night rather than staying in a hotel.
The "private spaces," also lent to the homey feel. There is a library reserved for hotel guests where you can have breakfast, tea or cocktails. The library fills up quickly and stays that way most of the day.
The spa was fantastic. I had a great massage and the pool is beautiful and large! This is rare in New York.
The service was spot on. We were seeing a play then leaving straight from the hotel. They had our car pulled up and packed when we returned via car service from the play. Really fantastic.
In my opinion New York is a city with hundred's of hotels. It is easy to have a great hard product. What sets this hotel apart is that in addition to a great hard product the service is perfect. Really 100%. I will be back.
I stayed at the Greenwich Hotel for one night for a family get-together. I normally stay uptown (and prefer being uptown) but if you want to be downtown, this is an excellent choice. The front desk could not have been more welcoming and friendly. Our room was large and I LOVED the complimentary snack basket and goodies from Locanda Verde! Toiletries are by Red Flower and are very large.
Enjoyed our quick stay at The Greenwich. We were very impressed with the staff. Friendly helpful and engaging. The common areas were beautifully decorated for the holidays. Our room was eclectic in its decor but very comfortable. Did I mention the generous snack basket that is complimentary? Also enjoyed a meal at Locanda and it was delicious. Breakfast the next morning in the atrium was so relaxing we didn’t want to leave! We will definitely have to return! Thank you for the hospitality and the gift of wine that was waiting in our room after we returned for the evening.
There is no better boutique hotel in nyc. The service, food, courtyard (for guests) - unique rooms. Little nyc edge but not in a bad way. Location is great for downtown - little tough w traffic to go uptown or midtown. But I consider this my nyc home. The spa is awesome, great gym.