The West Broadway location is near it all in TriBeCa. Just steps from local hotspots such as Bubby's and Nobu.
With just 100 rooms, the Smyth is small but not tiny. Walnut and chrome combine to make an ornate space to rest your head. Frette and SFERRA linens abound. The marble bathrooms have Hans Grohe figures, Kiehl's products, rainforest showerheads and "floating" sinks; a glass shower wall separates the space from the bedroom.
Both the Smyth Suite and the spacious Smyth Penthouse have high ceilings, terraces, a massive bedroom and a separate dining room and small kitchenette. The views were pretty spectacular, even for a city girl like myself.
The lobby features custom as well as antique furniture. It reminded me of a classic London gentleman's club a la Brook's or White's. Guests can sip drinks at the bar.
Eating and drinking
The hotel has three dining and drinking options. Plein Sud is Frederick Lesort's homage to a Parisian brasserie. Come here for a great croque monsieur or eggs Benedict. The Toro Lounge recently opened and serves light fare and great drinks. The Lobby Bar serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, mainly of the soup and sandwich variety.
The hotel has a small, 24-hour fitness center.
Extremely friendly. I was pleasantly surprised by the effusive greetings and service.
Who stays there
Couples, singles, anyone wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of Midtown but still be close to the action.
Sundays are always the best options. The suites are nice but a standard room is the way to go.
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Celebrity spotting
Pros & Cons
- Stylish rooms
- A bit away from the action