Standard, $259; deluxe, $309; executive, $509
1, 2, 3 at Chambers St.; A, C at Chambers St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Simplicity is the operative word at this boutique hotel catering to business travelers. The 45 rooms are decorated tastefully but sparsely, in either a combination of blond wood and mint-green walls (for the small standard quarters) or cherrywood with steely blue (for the superior and executive options). Little art hangs in the rooms, and both the carpet and walls in the narrow hallways are a solid gray. Still, the overall aesthetic is more mod than drab. The hotel aims to attract business from Wall Street and nearby modeling agencies or design firms—visitors likely to spend more time in their rooms than tourists. So the long, space-saving desks built into the walls provide extra workspace for those putting in long hours, while aromatic reed diffusers add a warm, homelike touch. The main floor is divided into three spaces: a small lobby with bench seating, a work section with a computer and copies of the New York Times, and the hotel's Asian-Urban restaurant, Mehtaphor, where full-length windows look out on Tribeca's bustling Church Street.Pros
Free passes are available for Tribeca Health and Fitness, and therapists from Euphoria and Delluvia spas offer in-room treatments.
The ceilings are eleven feet high in every room except for those on the second floor, where the seven- or eight-foot-high ceilings are noticeably more cramped.