About the Tribeca Grand Hotel
Just below Canal Street, as the Avenue of Americas completes its long run through Manhattan, there’s a tiny wedge-shaped island of concrete with only one building on it. Instantly recognizable by the analog clock out front, that building is the Tribeca Grand Hotel, a luxury hotel well situated between the shopper’s paradise of SoHo and the swanky TriBeCa (Triangle below Canal Street) neighborhood that gave the hotel its name.
Opened in 2000 by the team behind the Soho Grand, the Tribeca Grand Hotel has 201 guest rooms and an entertainment-industry pedigree – Kanye West and Jay-Z recorded some of their Watch The Throne album here, and there’s a movie theater in the basement. Its location puts you near the epicenter of the Tribeca Film Festival (hosted every spring), and walking distance from upscale restaurants like Locanda Verde, the Italian place co-owned by Robert DeNiro, the unofficial mayor of the neighborhood.
The hotel’s design scheme is a chocolate rainbow of shades: tan, bronze, acorn, mocha, mahogany. It’s on the chairs, the linens, the walls, the headboard. Stylishly done? Of course it is. Handsome would be the appropriate word. But do not come here looking for bright lights in the big city. The Tribeca Grand’s form of luxury is more subdued than showy. You feel less like you’re in the center of the universe and more like you’re a guest in the home of a very rich friend (who happens to live in the center of the universe!).
The hotel has a variety of room types, ranging up to a penthouse with a terrace. At a more modest 250 square feet, a Deluxe King offers an Eames chair, an oak media cabinet and a walnut desk. And at that desk, you can work on one of the hotel’s MacBook laptops or a preloaded iPod or iPad – all available upon request. Rooms also feature free Wi-Fi, flatscreen TVs and iPod docking stations. The most unique – and welcoming – feature of Tribeca Grand Hotel’s rooms has to be the pet goldfish swimming in each room.
With its high-end restaurant and proximity to Wall Street, Tribeca Grand Hotel is a natural fit for travelers with business in the financial district. But its extremely pet-friendly policies (you can bring your own for free, or enjoy one of the hotel’s in-room goldfish) make it a viable option for families as well. Film buffs will appreciate the downstairs screening room, not exactly a standard amenity even in this entertainment-friendly town.
Tribeca Grand Hotel Location Information:
2 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
A, C, E to Canal St./1, N, Q, R, J, Z, 6 to Franklin St.
The restaurant’s on-site restaurant and lounge is called Church Bar, a space that spills both into the hotel lobby and onto the sidewalk. The menu features classic bar and grill fare: lobster salads, lump crab cakes, cream of spinach and steak. The lively bar has its own selection of house cocktails, including the Tribeca Beckons, a ritzy mix of vodka, lemon and honey lavender with a champagne float.
- 24 hour front desk
- Business Center
- Dry cleaning service
- Non-Smoking Facility
- Parking - Valet