Where to stay in Lower Manhattan? - The Walker Tribeca Review
Updated: Mar 25, 2020
In February we returned to my favorite city in the world: New York City. We were en route to our trip to Colombia and I thought, since we’ve already crossed the big pond, why not add a few days to my beloved city. Since we only had a few days we decided to stay in Manhattan so we don’t lose much time commuting. So where to stay in Manhattan was the question. We wanted to stay close to our favorites parts of the city, Soho and West Village.
Our choice was The Walker Hotel Tribeca. It is located only 2 blocks away from Soho on Walker Street. Walking distance to the Brooklyn Bridge, Chinatown, Little Italy, One Word Trade Center and West Village. So location wise perfect! I cannot stress enough how convenient it is to stay right in Manhattan, especially during cold months where you can have a rest in between in your cozy room or drop of your bags after a shopping haze in Soho.
The hotel is quite new, so everything is super clean and the design is cool and modern. The lobby is super inviting and feels like a hip co-working space rather than a hotel. You can see many creatives working here during the day and enjoying their La Colombe coffee from the coffee shop. There are also small pastries and sandwiches available for purchase. In the hotel lobby there is is also a branch of Blue Bottle Coffee, one of my favorite coffee shops in the US. So your morning coffee is safe!
The reception is on the lower level together with a small meeting and lounge area. After our 8 hour flight we directly went up to our room on the 9th floor to get some rest and a shower before heading out.
The room is compact and has everything you need for a short city getaway. My highlight was the huge window next to the bed which let in a ton of light into the room and we had a great Manhattan view, including Empire State and all.
The bed was so comfy and we barely made it out after resting for a while. Amenities in the room include the basics such as small toiletries and complimentary bottled water. The face mask was also a nice touch. In case you get bored, which I doubt in Manhattan, you have some books in the room as well as a Netflix and YouTube access on the TV. If you like coffee table books you will probably spend quite some time in the lobby, there is a whole collection of them.
So if you are looking for a cool design forward hotel, in a great location that is near a lot of restaurants located in a central part of the city, Walker Hotel Tribeca is your place. We will definitely come back!
Also thanks to the great staff. We got some pretty useful recommendations from the concierge who is a NY local, so make sure to ask for the best insider tips. Also check out their New York experience packages to make your stay more memorable.
The Walker Hotel is also present in Greenwich Village, so might be worth exploring if you prefer to stay in that area, see details here.
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