Smyth, A Thompson Hotel
What We Love
- Downtown location near the Hudson River, Financial District and best Tribeca restaurants
- Andrew Carmellini’s restaurant, Little Park
- Neighborhood views through floor-to-ceiling windows in Deluxe Rooms
What To Know
- Thin walls in guest rooms means noise from the hallways and neighbors
- There is a small fitness center, or head to the river for a run along the Hudson River Greenway
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The Smyth borrows from the open-plan layouts and boho-industrial style of Tribeca’s signature lofts. Unflashy, midcentury accents lend a cozy vibe, from the centerpiece fireplace and well-curated library to the vintage posters and works by local artists, plus cozy throws and scatter pillows on the mismatched chairs and sofas. The 100 rooms and suites are equally fashion-forward but comfortable, with polished wood walls, chrome lamps, and plush beds. Marble bathrooms feature floor-to-ceiling glass showers, Frette robes and C.O. Bigelow bath products. Chef Andrew Carmellini’s Little Park restaurant attracts a hip crowd to its gorgeous low-lit dining room decked out with cozy booths. The farm-to-fork menu is organized by seasonal vegetables, pastas and whole grains, fire-roasted meats, fish and seafood, and all things “raw, cured and smoked.” Seasonal standouts include the black kale ravioli with squash and pine nuts and the stuffed artichoke with lamb and cucumber. On the opposite side of the lobby, the appropriately named Evening Bar is an after-dark den for sipping creative cocktails and admiring the gorgeous midcentury furnishings.
In the Area
Tribeca has its fair share of fine-dining establishments — think Corton, Bouley and high-concept foraging favorite Atera — but more common are unpretentious neighborhood spots that combine excellent food with a local scene. Keep it classic with all-American farm-to-table fare at brunch stalwart Bubby’s, splurge on schnitzel and a liter of Bitburger at Viennese Blaue Gans, or join the off-duty model set at Tiny’s. For a caffeine fix, choose from Franklin Street market All Good Things, the seasonal blends at the two branches of Kaffe 1668, or support Hugh Jackman’s fair trade Laughing Man Coffee & Tea cafes. After hours, head to cocktail bars like date-night favorite Weather Up and edgier Ward III where bespoke drinks are mixed and muddled until the wee hours. For serious shopping Tribecans head north to Soho, with a pit stop at J. Crew Men’s Shop at the Liquor Store en route, but there are a handful of splurge-worthy boutiques in the neighborhood. For home decor, browse the antiques shops that line Duane Park, including lovely linens at Stella, or walk north on Franklin Street to Steven Alan Home Shop.
How to Get There
A colleague recommends this hotel...and he was right. Freiendky refeotion upon arrival, clean comfortable room, good restaurant attached. Lots of pubs, restaurants in easy walking distance. Enjoyable stay for busiensss...and will return on my next trip to NYC....May well use it as vacation weekend as week later this summer
Loved everything about this hotel. It's not overly large, but not too small either.
It's location in Tribeca is fab, with the subway immediately accessible, or a short walk to many downtown areas.
Concierge was very friendly and helpful.
The rooms are modern and well designed - the beds are the comfiest I've ever slept in!
Only stayed one night as due to local construction, no water was available between 9 pm - 5 am. Unfortunate timing as our time here was great and it was a new location for us - loved the room which was very clean, spacious and quiet with a comfy bed. Shout out to Joseph who went out of his way to find us a cab during rush hour traffic!
We stayed at this hotel for the past 3 Thanksgiving holidays. Initially we chose it strictly for its TriBeCa location as it is situated around the corner from our son’s apartment. It is a lovely,well run place with friendly, helpful staff. Also, there is a Whole Foods Market and Bed Bath and Beyond across the street....This makes it convenient for purchasing items that we need for Thanksgiving dinner. The 9/11 Memorial and Hudson River walking area are just a couple of blocks away....I must add that the staff at the Smyth are so accomadating by giving me access to stairs as I am not a fan of elevators.
We have nothing but praise for the team and the hotel. We stayed 10 nights and everyone was friendly and very accommodating to our every need. The room was spotless and comfortable and housekeeping was attentive and efficient. As a location and hotel we would highly recommend the Smyth as its in a fantastic location and whilst modest in the reception decor, the service and cleanliness more than makes up for anything superficial.