The 201-room Tribeca Grand is significantly smaller than its SoHo sister property, but you wouldn't know it from the hotel's soaring atrium, eight stories tall and naturally illuminated thanks to translucent skylights. Earth tones predominate, and the neighborhood's busy entertainment scene is woven into the hotel's fabric: there's an iMac (and large work area) in each of the eight suites, a do-it-yourself coffee kiosk on each floor, and a basement cinema that regularly hosts star-studded movie premieres. The angular rooms—butterscotch walls, velvet couches, chocolate leather chairs with white piping—sport a retro seventies look; bathrooms have weathered stainless-steel sinks and Malin + Goetz products. Known for being pet-friendly, the hotel will lend you a goldfish upon request—and let you take it home if you get attached.
Tip: Hit the white-noise switch (each room has one) to put both the outdoor street noise and the indoor crowds in the Church Lounge on mute.
Room to Book: For extra privacy, book in the nook on each floor that contains rooms ending in –17 to –22.