Sounds Like Someone Had a Good Time at the Greenwich Hotel
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We've given the Greenwich Hotel a fair amount of heckling around here we have a somewhat tumultuous history with the Robert DeNiro-owned place but we quite enjoyed this review, which landed in our inbox over the weekend.
Hey, at least someone had a kickass time at the Greenwich. And there is a possible Will Ferrell sighting, too.
From an enthusiastic, very satisfied Greenwich guest (spelling in context, where applicable):
My great stay was in Tribecca at the Greenwich Hotel where I encountered the most friendly service from front desk to concierge to GM all of whom managed to positively welcome me and the physical property is luxe in a very subtle in it's eclectic mix of reclaimed civil war era wood and modern appointments to include the basics but also bose dock for iPod and phone charging and playing, free goodies at the in-room snack basket and drinks all excepting alcohol drinks which are not free of course. The spa is over the moon, particularly the pool which is saline and out of a design mag, with private steam showers in the changing room.
Will Farrell was the only other client working out, which also was cool for me.
The introductory corporate rate for this property was $429 for a King bed, down from a rack (ex-hotelier) of $579. It was a lot of bang for the buck. I am referring it to all my NYC business traveller friends.
Hey wait, maybe the Greenwich has been kickin' ass lately. We hit up TripAdvisor to see what other guests were saying and, to our (pleasant!) surprise, we found that every review written since November of '08 was positively glowing.
Cindy12388 says her "room was lovely with hardwood floors, high ceiling and a large opening window. The amenities were great; the bed comfortable and firm without being rock hard. The staff were excellent."
User Bobsuncle says his Deluxe Greenwich room which "was lovely and very spacious by New York standards" (hmmm, yes, we note the double use of "lovely" but both of these users had written several other reviews) and a quickie skim of the whole TA page looks pretty good. Huh.
Well, rock on, then, Greenwich Hotel. Maybe think about kicking those rates down, though. The lowest we found on the site was $475.