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Greenwich Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   377 Greenwich St., New York City, NY 10013 (Manhattan)   |  
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Ranked #24 of 453 Hotels in New York City
Ottawa, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

My wife, young daughter and I just returned from a four day visit to NY where we had the privilege of staying in this amazing hotel.

We have had the good fortune of staying at some outstanding hotels around the world and this one stands out for its understated elegance.

The things we really liked:
- The lighting and decor: The dim lighting is calming and complements the old-style, club feel to the hotel
- The attention to detail in the room: an iPad for checking what's on in the city, a Jambox to connect your music collection to, a proper charging station (!), a nice variety of high quality drinks in the mini bar, oragami book and paper for the kids
- A sauna in the bathroom! Nice to bask in the heat after a chilly fall day of walking on the High Line
- The adjacent restaurant (Locanda Verde) is amazing. Try their take on Eggs Benedict (Uova Modenese) for breakfast
- Their staff: sincerely pleasant and helpful
- Sitting with a drink, playing cards by the fireplace in the Drawing Room

The room (we stayed in 515) was also extremely quiet for sleeping. No street noise. No loud HVAC system. Just the sound of my wife's gentle snoring to keep me awake.

I highly recommend this hotel.

A very minor quibble was the lack of an espresso machine in the room. Not really a hardship though to head down to the Drawing Room or the espresso bar at the Locanda Verde.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 515 which was a courtyard-facing room. Very, very quiet.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

The best comparison for me is with the Milestone Hotel in London. The rooms are enormous for NYC, the shower spectacular, the spa is deeply relaxing, the hotel restaurant is currently the number one restaurant on Eater.com, the amenities are amazing. I suspect it is the finest hotel experience in NYC currently, but don't have enough comparisons---just can't imagine the larger hotels can compete with the service for an "ordinary" room.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Miami, Florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Visiting the Greenwich is like staying with your well heeled and somewhat eccentric uncle. The decor is understated, elegant and supremely comfortable. The rooms are done up in such a way that they feel timeless and modern at the same time. Showers have the best water pressure in the free world. That along with the beautiful moroccan tiles and the ample Red Flower products make these the best bathrooms in the city. The Duxiana bed is a like a slice of heaven. Soft and supportive at the same time. Ask for a room facing the courtyard if you crave womb like quiet. The complimentary mini bars with their boutique brands of pretzels, chocolates and Mexican sodas is a very nice touch. Take advantage of the sitting room for breakfast. In the fall and winter you can sit by the wood fireplace in a comfy chair and contemplate life in the city while dining on specialities like lemon ricotta pancakes or zucchini frittata.

The neighborhood is quiet and cosmopolitan with loads of restaurants nearby. A few blocks north is the wonderful shopping in Soho and one block west lands you on the Hudson River park which is great for a morning walk or evening run.

The spa is petite but perfectly done in asian motif and the most wonderful hidden pool with sparkling water and hot tea at your beck and call.

Room Tip: Courtyard for super solitude and street side for a city view. You really can't go wrong on eith...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lanarkshire, Scotland
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

...from start to finish. Discrete but excellent service, great location in an interesting part of downtown Manhatten, very comfortable bed in a tastefully decorated room and beautiful public areas.

Recommended restaurants include Blue Smoke, Red Cat and best of all Little Owl (needs booking weill in advance). Gramercy Tavern remains a favourite but very expensive. Avoid Boulevard like the plague unless you want the stuffiest dining experience on the planet.

Visit Top of the Rock rather than the Empire State Building for the best uncrowded views in the city. You can book your time slot in advance and avoid the queues. Also recommend The Highline for a lovely walk. The World Trade Center site is still a building site but the memorial is genuinely moving and the first of the skyscrapers is complete and looks the part.

Would definitely return to the Greenwich.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Madison, Wisconsin
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I have been to NYC for vacation on 6 occasions. In recent years the intense crowds have been enough for me to retire from visiting the city. Although quite pricey, we decided to try the Greenwich Hotel based on the top notch reviews. We were not disappointed. I saw a quote on the hotel website that states after you stay there you will want to live there. I would have to agree. The property is mellow and the rooms are lovely. Our bed was so comfy and the couch in the room was too. Loved the shower and bath products and all of the included snacks in the room. Staying here was worth the price. Note: Review your folio when you check out. We had lounge charges on our bill that were not ours. I called and the charges were promptly removed.

Room Tip: Our room was on the street side. While VERY quiet considering you're in NYC, I would want a cour...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rochester, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Our second stay at the Greenwich Hotel was just as amazing as our first.
We arrived early because we had a reservation at Le Bernardin for lunch and were worried about making it in time. Although we knew our room probably wasn't ready, we hoped for a somewhat early check in time. It did not happen, but we did get into the room in just enough time to change clothes and catch a cab to our destination. In fact, my only complaint of this trip: we booked a superior king room, which was supposedly an upgrade from our room in April. However, I swear to you, the room seemed smaller. It had a small couch and desk as opposed to a chair, but square footage seemed...well, smaller. The bathroom seemed smaller. Regardless, it did not affect our enjoyment. The drawing room is still the most cozy, relaxing space to return to after a day of exploring. We tried to book spa treatments but since it was so last minute, were unable to reserve massage appointments for two at the same time. Bummer, since that spa is amazing. Our days and nights were filled with site seeing and fabulous meals, including our breakfasts in the drawing room each morning. Our afternoons and late evenings were spent in the drawing room or the gorgeous courtyard sipping wine and relaxing. It was only our second stay here, but we felt like it was our luxurious home. You literally breathe a sigh of relief when you return from a days adventure. And the service is still top notch. We loved Kai, whose demeanor is so calming and confident and capable. I loved James in the drawing room because he would listen to my husband's banter as if it were the most exciting conversation he ever had (they see endless strangers daily, but my husband always thinks they actually remember him, lol. Thank god they are kind, patient, and professional enough to humor him). And of course, we loved seeing Travis again. He has such a magnetic yet humble personality. Overall, this hotel is amazing. It's understated luxury yet it feels like home. My husband would love to branch out and try a new hotel, but I will keep twisting his arm back to this place. It's that good. Kudos to all. Thank you for another fantastic experience!

Room Tip: Courtyard rooms rock.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Laguna Beach, California
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Loved this hotel right up until MY room filled up with cigarette smoke from the room across the hall. So strong it woke me up from my sleep. Had to open my window and listen to trucks/traffic all night long.

Room Tip: Get a room on upper floors for more quiet.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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TheGreenwich, General Manager at Greenwich Hotel, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
I woukd like to acknowledge and thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay and I apologize most profusley for the challenge you experienced which was caused by the smoking habit of your neigbor..
Our policy has always been not to allow smoking within the building, in both the rooms and the public areas and, on the whole, this is well respected. Sadly, as in life, there are those who have little respect for such policies and we all suffer because of them.
If you would like to be in touch directly with me I will be happy to ensure that we offer you a gesture of goodwill upon your return to compensate for this unpleasant experience.
With kind regards
Philip Truelove - General Manager
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Additional Information about Greenwich Hotel

Address: 377 Greenwich St., New York City, NY 10013
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in New York City
#16 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#18 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#103 Family Hotel in New York City
#153 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Greenwich Hotel 5*
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