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
Great experience! Came here for a weekend away and I loved the hotel. The staff was great, hotel was cute/trendy, and it is in a great location! Everything was great from check in to check out. Will definitely be back!
Everything about this hotel was done with costs in mind....Last time I stay here after 3 failed attempts... the place just felt gross and dirty
Cheap decor and furniture
Worst beds - sheets felt like sleeping on paper towels
Carpet looked skivvy - no slippers provided
Iron had rust all over it, as did the replacement
Shoe box rooms
poor excuse of a gym
On the positive side, the location is good and the staff was friendly
Very stylish and clean rooms, and a perfect location. Also a nice restaurant and bar on site. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly, and went out of their way to help when asked. The location is also perfect with easy access to the subways, and close to the Freedom Tower and restaurants along the water. I also travel alone and as a single female I felt safe in this hotel. This was my second stay and I would continue to go back to this hotel without hesitation!
great location and a good ,more stylish alternative to a chain style hotel. nice bath , cute bath and room, nice restaurant downstairs. not a ton of amenities but the cleanliness and style makes up for it.
The rooms are quite nice and reasonably spacious. Internet friendly and up-to-date in every way. The bath and shower are very nicely designed and lighting and water pressure are fine. Prices are reasonable and they have a nice restaurant on the premises run by a famous chef.