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Cosmopolitan Hotel - Tribeca
Ranked #243 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Waterloo, Canada
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“They do have pride in there place... Nice stay!”
Reviewed 26 August 2005

We liked it!! The hotel was a great find in New York. 8 of us which inluded two kids stayed in two rooms and there was no extra charges for that. That in itself save up to $58. from most other hotels. The rooms had 2 double bed and for two adults they were cozy so lets just say you should really like the person youare sleeping with! *s*
Very positive note... It is very, very, clean. The rooms were small yes... but we were there to see New York again and not sit in the room. We had 2 rooms on the second floor. The bathroom was proportionate to the room but clean and efficient. The check in/out was fast and the woman behind the desk very efficient. She was answering phones, processing a checkout and working a computer all at the same time. We even got her to crack a smile once!! *L* Parking was a block away and only $25 per 24 hours.
We walked the 4 blocks to Ground Zero and went to the small church beside the site. It is a terrific memorial to the people and the emergency workers.
Along the way back we spotted the Amish Market. What a great place. It stretches indoors for a block. You can get many different things there. We sat at the deli part, I'll call it and had breakfast. Fresh crepes made right in front of you. Very good. They had many other things they made right before you as you waited. I recommend this place to everyone. Just go and browse around and get something special to eat too.
Cab ride to Times Square was about $12. It would be a long walk. Central Park, $17 approx. Better on the subway but we were limited for time.

Next to the hotel is a little store to get beer, wine and snacks. Across one street is a little bar and up the street another one.

Anyway... we enjoyed the hotel and when we did have a small leak under the sink, the maintenance man was there in 8 minutes. Fixed it and apologized often for the inconvenience.
All in all the place was GREAT!
The cost was only $140. a night fro 4 adults in the room. Pretty reasonable.
We do recommend a stay at the Cosmopolitan!

  • Stayed August 2005
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Reviewed 23 August 2005

I stayed at the cosmo on my second trip to NY from the UK. Being a poor student the first time I went I stayed in a total dive, so the thought of staying somewhere a tad more expensive and cleaner was an exciting one. The best thing about the cosmo is the location, tribeca is a trendy and clean part of town and I felt safe wondering there of a night with my husband. Its also right by a subway station so getting around to the tourist sights is easy.

I do have a few negative comments, fisrt our room was rubbish. Not big enough to swing a cat in. When our cases where on the floor the only place you could stand was on the bed or in the bathroom! Our room also backed onto the air condtioning system and the noise was terrible. Having said this i've spoke to people who stayed there and got big quiet rooms and really enjoyed staying at the hotel, so i think its the luck of the draw.

I also didn't find the staff very welcoming, i understood they where always busy, but they made me feel like i was interupting their busy routine when i stopped by to ask a question.

I would not really like to stay at this hotel again, next time i go to NY i want to do it in style! But if you want to keep costs down, or you are just over there with a gang of friends it could be worth checking out the cosmo.

  • Stayed June 2005
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 18 August 2005

- Stayed Aug 9-16 in the one full size bed with the sofa (found out when we got to room that it was a pull out sofa bed as well)

- Our room did not have a closet but a shelf and some hangers from the wall. THe bathroom is very small but the room and bathroom was clean and no issues with paint/wallpaper/cracks or bugs. Room service comes everyday and cleans the sink/tub/restroom, takes all the old towels and give you new fresh towels, toilet paper, cups. They also include soap bars/ shampoo one use things, and toothpaste. They made the bed sheets pillows etc, and also the sofa bed if u leave it out.

- We usually stayed away from room from 11 am - 2 am everyday, and came back for naps.

- The place is perfect location. Away from main congested loud roads, and right smack on top of the 123(red) subway entrance (chambers) This is very very very handy. It is also a block away from the Blue line as well.

- We have never been to nyc and away on our own, but the nyc subway system is easy to learn after a few trial and errors.

- The hotel has two entrance in and out. The front desk is open 24 hrs. We had a plumbing issue with toilet at 2 am and they came and fixed it.

- There is only ONE elevator but it is also very slow. We were on the 7th floor and we could not hear the neighbors but often we would hear honking(tons of honking in nyc). But it didnt bother us.

- A/C is controlled by a window unit. They include a wall hairblower. Alarm clock as well. Calls are not free. The room had a tv with few basic cable channels. The water had good flow and pressure.

- Our rate was 156 ish after taxes a night, but according to their website they will change the rates very soon. We looked at lots of other sites and hotels, and this had the best rates and reviews.

- We booked the reservations by phone about 3 weeks prior to coming. We had three people staying in the room and with the bed and the sofa opened up and all the luggage it was tight squeeze but no problem.

- Room included a ceiling fan, table, and 3 drawers. ( the full bed + sofa room)

- Right above startbucks. We picked up various wi-fi signals but all were protected and some were unable to connect hehegeg. We occasionaly pick up free wifi from some networks wherever.

- The lobby has racks of brochures and things for tourists and etc. Pick up the subway map becuase that will be with you at all times. Just tear out the manhattan one so the map will be smaller.

- The website does great job of telling you exeactly how much it will cost a night after all fees. It was exactly that amt when the bill came out during checkout.

- At night nyc the three of us 2 males/1 female ages 19-22. Did not have anyproblems. The streets may be dark but people walk around and cars drive. Just use common sense and there is always the taxis, and the subway exit/entrace is right under the hotel so you wont have to walk far at all if u pop out at the right one on the block. Usually went back to hotel between 12 am-2 am. If u bank then there is a WAMU(washington mutual about a block away), Bank of america is around as well. Everything within the manhattan area is accessible by the subway and the red line rail that is next to the hotel is helpful and the blue one as well.

  • Stayed August 2005
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London
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Reviewed 9 August 2005

My friend and I stayed here, after reading great reviews on this website. I am pleased to say that we made the right decision, I never expected to find somewhere affordable and well located (it's out of the main tourist area and near ground zero), let alone a quiet haven in the surrounding metropolis - but this hotel was all this and more!
Clean but basic, this hotel is perfect for anyone wishing to spend more time sightseeing that sitting indoors lapping up room service!

  • Stayed June 2005
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Apex, NC
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Reviewed 19 July 2005

Took my 16 year old daughter to NYC for her birthday, she chose the hotel based on friends recommendation. Loved it! It is small, but has everything you need at a great price. The service was great and friendly, the location is a little bit quieter than downtown and we loved the Starbucks downstairs for breakfast!
We'll stay here again!

  • Stayed June 2005
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Reviewed 19 July 2005

A very good location-- within blocks of several subway lines, a short walk to Brooklyn Bridge and Ground Zero. Good price, clean rooms, no problems with the staff. Just one fault: the traffic noise during the night.

  • Stayed June 2005
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Reviewed 19 July 2005

If you really don't care where you stay as long as it's clean, quiet and you don't have to have any contact with the staff beyond checking in and out then this is the place for you. Wouldn't have wanted to spend all day in the tiny and dark room but I wouldn't have wanted to spend a lot of time in ANY hotel room - I'm in New York! Staff not exactly falling over themselves to be friendly but who cares, the hotel was good enough that we didn't have to ask for anything anyway. It's cheap, VERY clean (which is a real relief considering some hotel reviews I've read) and about a millisecond from the subway. Really good, highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2005
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Property: Cosmopolitan Hotel - Tribeca
Address: 95 West Broadway, At Chambers Street, New York City, NY 10007-1151
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > TriBeCa , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#208 Family Hotel in New York City
#238 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Cosmopolitan Hotel - Tribeca 3*
Number of rooms: 131
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the exciting neighborhood of Tribeca, the Cosmopolitan Hotel - Tribeca offers exceptional service, upscale amenities and a prime location. Historic Tribeca and neighboring Soho are at the epicenter of the New York City art, shopping and restaurant scene. Greenwich Village is within walking distance as well as Wall Street,the Financial District, Westfield Mall at the World Trade Center, Brookfield Place and the Oculus. In addition to providing a firsthand experience of the unique New York City downtown culture, the Cosmopolitan offers easy access to all New York City attractions with the Chambers Street Subway station conveniently located just steps from the hotel. The Cosmopolitan Hotel's personable staff ensures guests have a memorable experience while visiting New York City. The hotel offers an array of upscale amenities such as Frette linens, CO Bigelow Original Apothecary Bath products, room service by the Palm Restaurant Tribeca, complimentary Wi - Fi and the New York Times. Guests can enjoy the hotel's state of the art Fitness room as well as a full service Starbucks and Pret A Manger on hotel premises. Our accommodations can suit every need from superior and deluxe rooms to junior suites. ... more   less 
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