The Evening Room only allows seated guests; can be hard to get a seat during prime hours
The rooms (renovated in summer 2015) lack the style and warmth of the public spaces
The 100-room Smyth is an upscale boutique hotel
with coolly curated residential style and understated rooms, some with dead-on views
of One World Trade Center. Anchored by a star-chef restaurant and a posh speakeasy-style bar, the hotel's first floor is a collection of living rooms, ideal for
socializing and relaxing. Its trendy TriBeCa location, on the border of the
Financial District, puts guests steps to the subway (literally -- it's on the corner), and within walking distance of great dining and the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
True boutique appeal with a residential downtown vibe, chic public
spaces, an intimate bar, and a noteworthy restaurant
The Smyth Hotel received a stunning redesign in 2014 by Soho-based
Gachot Studios, and its collection of intimate public
spaces evoke the feeling of sitting in a stylish living room rather than a
typical hotel lobby. The layout is open, yet private, with glass walls
separating the large Living Room, from a snug Library, and the Den, a cozy chalet-inspired
space with numerous vintage posters and a warming fireplace finished in Guastavino
tile, a material used on the vaulted ceilings of New York City landmarks
such as Grand Central Terminal and Carnegie Hall.
The designers intended the atmosphere to reflect
Tribeca's artful and industrial flair. At every glance, the scene is luxurious without
being stuffy, stylish without being standoffish, and masculine as well as whimsical.
White oak floors are finished in a warm honey color, track lighting casts a
downward glow, low-profile shelves are stocked with a curated collection of
books, and the furnishings are mid-century style, sourced mainly from local designers.
The overall color palette is both neutral and rich with ivory-colored seating, oatmeal carpets, and chunky throws
tossed over the shoulders of teak-and-leather sofas from Casamidy. The intended atmosphere
is quiet, with guests lounging to check email, read, meet, and
reflect as they watch figures pass by along West Broadway. More serious
socializing takes place in the light-filled Little Park restaurant and within
the Evening Bar, a sultry dim-lit space that's ideal for late-night
In trendy TriBeCa, close to the Financial District, steps to the subway, and walking distance to SoHo
Set on the corner of West
Broadway and Chambers in Manhattan's trendy TriBeCa neighborhood, bordering the
Financial District, the Smyth is steps to the Chambers Street 1,2,3 subway stop
(which travels along Manhattan’s west side) and close to other subway lines,
including the PATH. Major shopping at Century 21 and in SoHo, several art galleries, and an array of chic
boutiques selling everything from children's' clothes to lingerie can be found
within walking distance of the hotel.
11-minute walk to the World Trade Center and 9/11 Memorial Museum
14-minute walk to SoHo
11-minute subway ride to the South Street Seaport
11-minute subway ride to Times Square
15-minute subway ride to the Empire State Building
23-minute subway ride to Museum of Modern Art
25-minute drive to LaGuardia International
25-minute drive to Newark Liberty International
Stylishly understated with floor-to-ceiling windows, Sferra linens, Frette robes, and marble bathrooms with glass-walled showers
The Smyth's 100 guest rooms and suites range from small Superior rooms with a queen or king-sized bed to a sprawling Penthouse suite with a private terrace. The signature suites each feature their own distinct style but the majority of the rooms stick to a cohesive clean-lined, somewhat stark design that mixes luxurious finishes such as Sferra bed linens with modern, non-fussy decor. Beds (kings, queens, or two doubles) feature grainy wood headboards that are flush against polished wood walls. Floating bedside tables are topped with iPod docking stations and shiny chrome reading lamps. Gray carpets, simple black desks, wall-mounted flat-screen TVs, and freestanding dark wood armoires equipped with well-stocked mini-bars and mini-refrigerators complete the rooms. A 2015 renovation replaced the bright red chairs with black leather ones. Sheer fabric graces the floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook West Broadway, Chambers Street, and offer views of downtown Manhattan and glimpses of the shimmering One World Trade Center. Despite the large expanses of glass and the proximity to the street, the rooms are reasonably free of street noise.
Bathrooms are finished in white Carrera marble with raised rectangular vessel sinks, lots of plush Frette towels and C.O. Bigelow toiletries. Although the rooms lack tubs, they feature large step-in showers with glass walls. The rooms underwent a refreshing in 2015 that added new color and texture to the interiors.
An light-filled restaurant and a swanky, intimate bar backed by star-chef Andrew Carmellini
Award-winning chef Andrew
Carmellini is behind the seasonal cuisine at Little Park, a bright and
cheery space that encompasses the street corner of the hotel. The restaurant
follows a similar industrial-inspired design as the rest of the hotel (it was
created by the same team) using furnishings and finishes by local artisans and
a neutral color palette that includes white marble tile floors, whitewashed
reclaimed wood, and a bar lined with Gaustavino tiles.
Chef Carmellini also
supervises the Evening Bar, the dimly lit, ultra chic space tucked behind the
Den, on the main level of the hotel. The bar's speakeasy vibe is paired with a
crafted drink menu, low-slung mid-century-modern style sofas and chairs, and
interesting wall murals that depict of TriBeCa's history. The cozy space features
a bar with just eight seats and follows the rule that all guests must be
seated, but those who can't secure a spot inside the bar can be served in the
other (just as stylish) rooms just outside the swinging doors.