The Duane Street Hotel is a stylish boutique hotel at the corner of Duane and Church Street, one of Tribeca's main thoroughfares. The surrounding neighborhood is best known for the Tribeca Film Festival. If you're not visiting during the festival (usually held around the end of April), catch an independent film at the Tribeca Cinema, a 10-minute walk. From the Chambers Street subway station, just 2 blocks away, trains connect directly to popular destinations like Greenwich Village, Times Square, and the Theater District, and to outlying points like Brooklyn's hip Park Slope neighborhood.
Wherever you wander, be sure to come back to the Duane Street Hotel's Mehtaphor Restaurant for dinner. This brainchild of acclaimed chef Jehangir Mehta serves world cuisine with diverse influences such as Asian fare, American pastries, and tapas-style dining. Mehtaphor also offers breakfast daily, and room service during limited hours. The concierge can of course point you to more can't-miss dining spots. Or you can do your own research on one of the hotel's iPads; iPad use and wireless Internet access are both complimentary during your stay. Another great free perk: access to Tribeca Health & Fitness, a sizable fitness facility just 2 blocks from the hotel. After a workout, relax with an in-room massage treatment (surcharge) from nearby Euphoria Spa.
Returning to your guestroom feels like retiring to one of Tribeca's stylish loft apartments. Hardwood floors, oversized windows, and custom furniture give rooms a homey feel, while bright splashes of color and simple design elements keep things edgy and modern. Watch your favorite show on plasma HDTV with premium cable channels. In addition to Wi-Fi, rooms are equipped with complimentary wired high-speed Internet access and 17-inch safes that accommodate laptops. Clock radios have MP3 connections, so you can play your own music. Slate-and-marble bathrooms offer multiple comforts: Enjoy a bath or a rainfall shower, before wrapping up in a plush robe and slippers. Traveling with kids? They can pick the night's reading from the Scholastic Bedtime Library, available at the front desk. All guestrooms are non-smoking.