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
My partner and I spent 5 nights at AKA Smyth to celebrate my 50th Birthday and Retirement from the Fire Service. I had also been in contact prior to our visit to discuss another possible celebration ( We got engaged!) Mei Kam and the team at AKA Smyth were exceptional and ensured our stay was very special. The location is wonderful in so far as it is far enough off the beaten track and has a neighbourhood feel. Subway access is on doorstep.
Very clean throughout and very comfy beds.
We miss it already!
Thank you - Amazing AKA Smyth. X
We’ve stayed at many hotels in nyc over the years. The service at the Smyth is better than any other. It even beats the Four Seasons. We stayed over Christmas and the staff made us feel welcome and taken care of. They went above and beyond— one amazing employee (Mei) even bought a toy for our 2 year old son and had it delivered to our room for the holiday. They were so engaging and kind to our family. The location was great and accessible. The room was beautiful and very clean. The restaurant, room service and bar were well utilized by our group. We’re so happy we stayed here!! It made our Christmas holiday so great!!
AKA Smyth Tribeca made our December vacation to New York City absolutely perfect! Ever since we started planning this trip back in August, AKA Smyth Tribeca was incredibly helpful and accommodating. It was my boyfriend's birthday and they remembered when we arrived by immediately wishing him a happy birthday. There was a lovely note and champagne when we got up to the room. The room was gorgeous and clean. Fantastic view. The cleaning staff was extremely attentive. The lobby smells great. Perfect location in Tribeca with subway stops just steps away. AKA Smyth Tribeca will be our go-to place to stay in NYC from now on!
The novelty of a large room in NYC and the Scandinavian mid century decor mean there are few complaints from me. Service has always been superb and breakfast in the morning is always a highlight. A more than solid choice if working in TriBeCa.
I’m in nyc a lot, with most business done in midtown (and the Yanks in the Bronx). So why stay in TriBeCa? Cause this place just feels great. Staff that makes me feel like I’m coming home every time I check in. The smiles and personalities of Clarissa and Mei at the front desk are so warm and friendly, the rooms are great, and the value fair. The competence of this staff is second to none. One of the best downtown neighborhoods with all that TriBeCa has to offer and easy Access to the 1/2/3 and 4/5/6 trains make midtown close by.