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
Very conveniently located in Tribeca, comfortable walk to plenty of dining options and Downtown area.
The hotel is small, has a very nice restaurant/bar in adjacent to lobby which had a vivid night scene.
Although I didn’t quite like the general interior aesthetic, I was upgraded at checkin and the room was quite large with a separate living room, 2 TVs, extra large king bed...the bathroom was very nice. Everything was clean and tidy.
Overall, very convenient location and very comfortable stay.
I originally sent an email requesting concierge assistance for a hairstylist... and I NEVER received a reply...
I arrived at 3:30 am... on April 25... I was exhausted from travel.
It took the front desk clerk approximately 10 minutes to show up... not two good first impression.
I just wanted my bed!
Thereon, it was OK. Good location. Good sized room. Very Comfortable bed. Shower needs a door. Need more hooks in the room to hang “things”... bathrobe, etc...
Found the staff to be exceptionally pleasant and helpful. No attitude or fake friendliness as with many upscale New York hotels.
Rooms are very well sized, light, airy and modern.
Heating is quirky. Has a mind of its own.
Not enough electric outlets. (At least in the King Standard)
No hotel shower door. Just a couple of glass panels on either side of entrance. Designers I guess were bath people and don't take showers.
Towels could be fluffier.
Room service prices are high, even by New York standards. After taxes, gratuities and delivery fee- a hamburger will run you about $38. Come on!
Parking is pricey too.
Roof top patio for condo owners only, we were told.
But with the good service, clean rooms and great location, we would go back.
The staff is amazing.special commendation to sandy
Little park restaurant in hotel excellent staff excellent
Wish they installed sound proof windows and had complimentary coffee in the morning in the lobby
I think I should’ve just spent $2.75 and slept on the subway platform because that’s what it felt like i was doing in my room. I was on the 6th floor and heard every train and announcement from the Chambers Street subway station below, not to mention each car rumbling over the steel plate on the road below and every voice returning to their rooms during the night. It felt like I was surrounded by tissue paper instead of walls and windows. I live in the city to a little noise doesn’t bother me but this was really ridiculous. I’d stay in another location where you might be able to find some peace and quiet. Also note that as is hidden in other reviews here, the heat and AC didn’t work in my room. It’s not uncommon in old NYC buildings for there to be one boiler which controls an entire building but it is NoT common for this to be the case in a hotel, leaving guests with zero control of their own room temperature.
Lastly, We sat in the “living room” off of the lobby for 40 minutes before anyone offered us a drink. When she did, it took 20m for her to return for our order.