Fun - somewhat funky - historic old hotel. Originally built in the 1850s this property has been used as a hotel ever since, but it doesn't look it! The hotel has been extensively remolded, but some parts of it's history still manage to wear though.
The rooms are pricey (it's Tribeca NY!!) and they are small -- tiny -- (again, it's Tribeca NY!!) We stayed in a room with two double beds, and joked about having little room to shut the door to the bathroom! The elevator was finicky (at best). The (window) air conditioner units are noisy, and so was the street down below -- but we sorta liked being lulled to sleep with the sounds-of-the-city (subway rattles, taxi horns, fire sirens, people, laughter) as a background soundtrack.
We wish the room had a refrigerator (there is a great NY City type corner market across the street). And a coffee maker would have been nice. There is a Starbucks shop in the first floor which is convenient, but wished the hotel would work out a system to deliver Starbucks to the room in the morning. We found the hotel's WiFi to be useable (but kept getting bumped off and needed to log back in with a password -- ugh -- We'd also like more electrical outlets, (again it's an older property so we understand, but maybe power-strip would be nice?)
So would we stay there again - ABSOLUTELY.
The room was very clean and the staff were fantastic! We'd especially commend all the bell-staff. We stayed there four nights and by night three, we were being recognized at the door, and they rushed to get our "routine" evening bucket of ice. (Kudos!!) We also loved the (independently owned) Cafe on Chambers Street side, -- fantastic breakfasts and lunches.
Aside from the staff, one of the best features of the hotel, was the location. The 1, 2, 3, is right outside the door, and the A, B, C, line is a (short) block away.
Thanks Cosmo for a good trip -- we will be back someday.
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- Also Known As:
- Cosmopolitan Hotel New York City
- Cosmopolitan Hotel Tribeca