Robert DeNiro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, and Mariah Carey are among the celebrities who live in Lower Manhattan's hip and historic Tribeca neighborhood. And that's where you'll find the Cosmopolitan Hotel--a refreshingly affordable choice in the heart of trendy (and often spendy) Tribeca. In business since the mid-1800s, this handsomely refurbished hotel is a 1-minute walk from the Chambers Street subway station. Hop aboard, and you'll be in Midtown in 12 minutes.
But there's plenty to see and do right around the hotel. Within a 6-minute walk, you can explore cobblestone streets, step inside cutting-edge shops and galleries, and stop for lunch at the Tribeca Grill, owned by Robert DeNiro and partners. Let your wanderings lead you to the splendid Woolworth Building, a Neo-Gothic landmark completed in 1913--and the world's tallest building for more than a decade. Witness the rebirth of the World Trade Center site, one-third mile from the hotel. You're also less than a half-mile from the Brooklyn Bridge, where the elevated pedestrian walkway provides incredible views. When the stars come out, New Yorkers flock to the famous bars and clubs of Tribeca and neighboring SoHo.
In true New York fashion, you won't have to go far to get what you need: The Cosmopolitan has a 24-hour gym, a Starbucks, a grocer, a newsstand, luggage storage, and a barber shop right on the premises. The Cosmopolitan Café, adjacent to the lobby, offers delicious coffees, crepes, and sandwiches in a charming setting. A continental breakfast (surcharge) is also available.
The Cosmopolitan's smoke-free guestrooms have a touch of retro charm, with dark-wood furnishings and city photography or framed posters on the walls. All include flat-screen TVs and complimentary wireless Internet access. Private bathrooms come with hair dryers. Pets are not allowed.
Valet parking is available (surcharge).