New York, United States

Walker Hotel Tribeca

Price per night from$125.00

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD125.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Grit, meet glamour

Setting

Cultural triangle

Walker Hotel Tribeca holds a mirror up to the neighbourhood it calls home, capturing the triangle’s old-Manhattan pedigree and industrial prowess. On the corner of Walker and Broadway, this former button factory is in the beating heart of Lower Manhattan. Many of Tribeca’s fêted bars and restaurants are minutes away, and Greenwich Village, SoHo and Chinatown are all within walking distance. In the rooms, clean-lined design, utilitarian furnishings and whitewashed brickwork nod to the neighbourhood’s industrious youth, but the lobby lounge has a distinct air of mid-century glamour, dressed with furnishings by Pierre Jeanneret, Mogensen and Philippe Bestenheider. In true New York spirit, the Walker also brings a clutch of drinking and dining options to Tribeca’s well-laid table, with a fine-dining restaurant, rooftop bar and underground cocktail den all opening soon.

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

171 rooms.

Check–Out

11am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.

Prices

Double rooms from £114.37 ($143), including tax at 14.75 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of $2.00 per room per night on check-out and an additional room tax of $1.50 per room per night on check-out.

More details

Rates don’t include breakfast.

Also

If you can’t get enough of the hotel’s CO Bigelow bath products, the closest boutique is in Greenwich Village, at 414 6th Avenue.

At the hotel

Roof terrace, lounge with an outpost of Blue Bottle Coffee, reading room, 24-hour gym, free WiFi, laundry. In rooms: 60” smart TV with Chromecast, free Saratoga Spring water and CO Bigelow bath products. Kettles and coffee machines can be added on request.

Our favourite rooms

New York isn’t known for its spacious hotel rooms, but the Walker sure knows how to make a modest space sing. Clean-lined design and a fresh, soothing palette gives the rooms a calm and inviting character, and industrial-style lighting, utilitarian furniture and whitewashed brick add classic Tribeca DNA. That said, every room has a herringbone parquet floor, French bedlinen and a rain shower tiled in milky Carrara marble, adding a dash of old-world luxury. Go for one of the corner rooms for the dual-aspect views.

Packing tips

Unless it’s the height of summer, you’ll want an extra layer if you’re hanging around near the banks of the East River, where the breeze can be a little fresh.

Also

All of the public areas are accessible to ADA standards, and several rooms have been adapted for guests that are hearing, mobility or visually impaired.

Pet‐friendly

Service dogs and pets under 10lbs are allowed. If you’re travelling with a service dog, bring their documents with you as the hotel will need them for its records. Guests are liable for any damage or deep-cleaning fees. See more pet-friendly hotels in New York.

Children

All ages are welcome, but the hotel isn't particularly geared towards families. Cots are available on request, but older children will need a room of their own.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

If you’re ordering food, go for the circular, marble-topped table by the windows.

Dress Code

For the Lobby Lounge, opt for mid-century or workwear-inspired threads, riffing off the furniture and Tribeca’s industrial heritage.

Hotel restaurant

A clutch of eating and drinking spots are in the works, including a fine-dining restaurant and an underground cocktail bar. For now, you can order light bites in the Lobby Lounge, an informal, living room-like space scattered with furniture by design luminaries like Pierre Jeanerret and Philippe Bestenheider.

Hotel bar

For now, the Lobby Lounge is the main port of call for drinks, serving Blue Bottle Coffee by day and cocktails by night (not that there are any rules, of course). The energy levels kick up a notch on Fridays and Saturdays, when a DJ usually spins from 9pm til late. The finishing touches are being made to the basement cocktail bar (housed in a hidden room that was discovered during the renovation), and the roof terrace will be a sundowner destination on balmy nights.

Location

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Address
Walker Hotel Tribeca
77 Walker St
New York
10013
United States

The hotel is on Walker Street, which cuts across the north-west corner of Tribeca, a star-favoured neighbourhood in lower Manhattan.

Planes

The closest airport is LaGuardia, a half-hour drive if the traffic plays nicely. The hotel can arrange a car to pick you up for $85. The next best option is JFK, which is around 45 minutes away on a good day. A hotel car from here costs $95.

Trains

From JFK, take the AirTrain to Howard Beach, where you can transfer to an A Train (the blue line). Ride as far as Canal Street Station, which is a five-minute walk from the hotel.

Automobiles

You won’t need your own car, and will be better off using the Subway and cabs. If you do choose to hire some wheels, the hotel has valet parking, which is $65 a day ($75 for large vehicles).

Worth getting out of bed for

The Lobby Lounge is the hotel’s social heart – guests and locals unite over common ground, particularly the Blue Bottle Coffee outpost and iconic mid-century furniture. It’s a buzzy place to kill an hour or two, but if you’re looking for peace and quiet, decamp to the wood-panelled reading room. On sunny days and warm nights, ascend to the roof terrace for ice-cold drinks and quintessential NYC views.

New York has museums and galleries galore, many of them famous enough to need no introduction. One notable newcomer is Fotografiska New York, the second project by Jan and Per Broman, founders of the much-lauded Stockholm original. The Manhattan outpost has taken up residence in a neo-Gothic brownstone in the Flatiron District, and showcases work by some of the most exciting names in contemporary photography. For space and (near) silence, plot an escape to Brooklyn Botanic Garden, a 52-acre green park with multiple themed gardens, including a blossom-wreathed Japanese section with over 200 cherry trees. Best of all, it lacks the caricature hawkers and other tourist traps of Central Park.

If you’re itching for a little retail therapy, style-savvy SoHo is just what the doctor ordered. The neighbourhood’s boutiques are as varied as the locals that live there – you’ll strike gold whether you’re hunting for a Chloé handbag or the designs of Rick Owens. Alternatively, head east to the South Street Seaport, New York’s original commercial hub. Hugging the banks of the East River, this historic area is home to the highest concentration of 19th-century mercantile buildings in the city, many of which now house boutiques, galleries and restaurants. In spring and summer, take the ferry across the East River to Grand Banks, an award-winning oyster bar on the decks of the Sherman Zwicker, a wooden schooner that once plied the Grand Banks of Newfoundland.

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Local restaurants

If you’ve skipped breakfast, Bubby’s will hit the spot and then some. The thick pancakes, flakey strudels and pastrami-stuffed reubens are all winners at this comfort-food specialist. Franco-American bistro The Odeon has been a mainstay of Tribeca’s restaurant scene since 1980, when its orange neon sign drew diners like moths to a flame (back then, the surrounding streets were practically deserted after dark). Four decades later, the sign is still lit and the restaurant remains a go-to for burgers and steak frites, which are best accompanied by a martini mixed at the original art deco bar. Two Hands, at 251 Church Street, is another top-drawer burger joint. Don’t overlook its salad bowls, either, which are layered with grains or noodles and topped with succulent chicken, salmon or fresh greens. For a casual dinner, try Buvette in nearby Greenwich Village. It’s technically a French bistro, but chef-owner Jody Williams prefers the name ‘gastrothèque’ – an apt moniker given that it’s open for 18 hours at a time, making each day a succession of acts and actors. It’s no masquerade, however: Williams is serious about provenance, sourcing her ingredients from some of the best small suppliers in New Jersey and New York state. For fine dining with sky-high views, head uptown to Manhatta, Danny Meyer’s window-walled restaurant on the 60th floor of the Liberty Building. Chef Jason Pfeifer has created a menu that matches the stripped-back interiors – a three-course, prix-fixe selection of French classics.

Local bars

The Walker has one bar on the roof and another in the basement, making it easy to have a night out without actually leaving the building. If you’re set on an after-hours wander, one local spot that’s well worth a visit is Bar Pisellino, a wood-panelled, marble-topped homage to the quintessential Italian café. Early in the day, most people come for the energy-giving espressos, freshly squeezed orange juice and bombolini. As aperitivo hour approaches, attention turns to spritzes, Campari-spiked cocktails and plates of moresome cicchetti.

Reviews

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Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this local-hero hotel in New York and unpacked their monochrome threads from the nearby Nili Lotan flagship, a full account of their Downtown Manhattan break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Walker Hotel Tribeca…

Once an overlooked pocket of Lower Manhattan, Tribeca is now a firm fixture on the New Yorker’s ‘if money were no object’ house-hunting list. After all, there’s a lot to love – for starters, it’s one of the city’s oldest residential areas, full of red-brick buildings that deliver that ‘I’m in New York’ feeling in an instant. When their abandoned lofts became the next big thing in city living, a wave of bars, restaurants and boutiques washed through at ground level, cementing its place as one of the city’s favourite neighbourhoods.

Few hotels capture this grit-to-glamour transformation quite like the Walker Hotel Tribeca. This hotel doesn’t just get it, it lives it. The brown façade tells of an industrious youth (the building was a button and ribbon factory in its heyday), and many of the furnishings recall the lean shapes of high modernism – a stylistic choice that manages to reference Tribeca’s hard-working roots and capture the creative leanings it has today. The first-floor lounge is the antidote to every sterile lobby you’ve ever set foot in, a living-room-like space with a coffee shop, bar, knockout furniture and a buzz that lasts from morning to night. The Walker is also doing its part for the local culinary scene, bringing six new drinking and dining spots to the table – including an all-important rooftop bar. And if that doesn’t capture the hearts of kitchen-shy Manhattanites, we don’t know what will.

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