The Greenwich Hotel: dignified luxury boutique hotel in Tribeca (New York City)

greenwich hotel nyc

In recent years, the term “boutique hotel” has become associated with trendy, glitzy modern temples of chic, many of which are cold and intimidating. Not so with the Greenwich Hotel in Tribeca. There isn’t even a sign outside this unassuming building located one block from the Hudson River. When you step through the unmarked doors, you enter into a quiet dignified space. Beyond the lobby (which does not look like a hotel lobby), there is a large sitting room that feels like a traditional English gentleman’s club: a fireplace, comfortable sofas, books on art and history. If the weather permits, you can sit in the tiled courtyard just outside the sitting room. The hotel’s dim wood-paneled hallways and elevators give it the feel of an old mansion but there’s a twist: everywhere you look, there are Asian influences — a statue of Buddha, a wood carving of a Thai house.

Rooms are large and airy, thanks to the high ceilings and big windows that look onto the street. Bathrooms have beautiful tile work and guests are spoiled with bath products from Red Flower Japan. The most impressive feature of this hotel is the Shibui spa, complete with a 250 year-old house shipped over from Kyoto and reassembled by Japanese craftsmen, and a lantern-lit swimming pool. The spa offers massages, body treatments and facials. Guests can also arrange for private yoga sessions.

  • Vibe: a boutique hotel with a townhouse feel; quiet Old World luxury.
  • Pros: Location – Tribeca – is close to many recently opened shops and restaurants; excellent service and a beautiful Japanese spa and swimming pool; large rooms, quiet hallways.
  • Cons: expensive.

The Greenwich Hotel
377 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10013
+1 212 941 8900
Find out more and book now at the Greenwich Hotel

– – – – – – – – – – –

Click here to see all of our NYC reviews and a Google map of our New York favorites (hotels and restaurants).

About Esme Vos

Esme Vos is the founder of Mapplr, a travel site featuring boutique hotels, luxury resorts, travel guides and restaurant reviews. You can find her on and Twitter.