Weekend Getaway: NYC’s Walker Hotel Tribeca Is the Ideal Urban Retreat
Sometimes you need to get away but packing your backs and heading to the country is too big of an
Sometimes you need to get away but packing your backs and heading to the country is too big of an ask. If you live in the heart of a big city like, say – New York – and you need a little time to decompress and relax, a staycation might be the perfect weekend getaway. Walker Hotel Tribeca in New York City is exactly what you’ve been looking for – close enough for a quick escape, but far enough away from work and worries that you’ll feel rejuvenated and ready to get back to your every day when you head home.
Walker Hotel Tribeca – the Rooms
When you check into your room at Walker Hotel Tribeca, you’ll be struck by the low-key relaxing vibes. The main entrance is on street level, but you’ll descend a level to check in which immediately removes you from the hustle and bustle of NYC. The lobby embraces a community coffee lounge feel, with music and patrons chatting – it already feels like a place you want to spend a weekend as soon as you walk in the front door.
From there, you’ll get to explore your room – and they’re an homage to city living. All of the rooms are on the small side, with the largest running between 190-240sqft. You might worry that it will feel cramped, but the brilliant light palette design and layout gives a spacious feel and promises a relaxing place to lay down your day’s cares.
Each room feels like your own little studio apartment, with a spacious bathroom and your own oversized windows to enjoy looking out over the city. Walker Tribeca is not the place to bring a passel of kids – but that makes it perfect for a lover’s getaway. With a charming boutique feel, each room is a private urban retreat.
To see more photos of the rooms and plan and book your stay, visit the website.
Amenities and Convenience
While at the hotel, you’ll want to indulge in some Blue Bottle Coffee, or seasonally enjoy the Happy Be rooftop bar with views of the Manhattan skyline. Saint Tuesday is the Walker Tribeca’s sub-cellar bar with a charming speakeasy atmosphere featuring live music and cocktails.
The hotel is just off Canal and close to Broadway – between SoHo, Chinatown, and the Financial District. That makes it the perfect place for some walking exploration or to hop in a taxi and enjoy a show.
Walker Tribeca lies in the heart of where the Tribeca Film Festival kicks off each year, so if you’re looking for a place to stay – Walker has you covered. They also have a sister hotel in Greenwich Village. Greenwich offers 113 luxury accommodations, larger than Tribeca but just as comfortable and thoughtfully decorated. With elegant jewel-tone decor and another view of Manhattan, Greenwich is the perfect complement to Tribeca and offers a more family-friendly destination.
The Walker Greenwich website explains, “The unique design, central downtown Manhattan location and warm hospitality of Walker Hotel Greenwich Village, secures its place as one of the luxury boutique hotels in NYC. Architecture inspired by the Georgian revival towers of New York’s 1920’s famed Fifth Avenue, and rich romantic interiors with Art Deco inspired wall-coverings envelope displays of original artwork by emerging local artists. Reminiscent of the early days of Greenwich Village, yet, inspired by today’s vibrant thriving culture – Walker Hotel Greenwich Village encourages guests to explore the city of today and tomorrow.”
Valentine’s Day Packages are Perfect for Lovers
With Valentine’s Day just a few weeks away, it’s time to plan your romantic weekend getaway. This year, the lover’s holiday is on a Monday but that shouldn’t dissuade you from celebrating over the weekend. In fact, going by the rules of holidays that follow during a weekday, you can celebrate both the weekend before and the weekend after – we don’t make the rules, we just follow them.
And Walker has a package perfect for the person looking to celebrate the love holiday with the person that matters the most – yourself. Both Greenwich and Tribeca are offering a package aptly called, “Well Loved at Walker” and it includes the following in a self care goodies package:
- Skin care samples from Face Gym
- Nurish by Nature Made vitamins to kickstart your health and wellness goals
- Pressed juices
- Sally Hansen Good.Kind.Pure nail polishes for an in-room mani
- Reads from Random House centered around wellness
- oHHo CBD Oil
- Zero proof cocktails from Salcombe ‘all-natural’ pink gin
- Rosé Sainte Marie and Remedy Kombucha.
You can bring your special someone along as well, but the goal is to make all guests feel special and loved regardless of their partnership status.
Packages start at $175 a night and can be booked through the website.
Join us again next Friday as we look ahead to the weekend and dream of a quick getaway to another beautiful location.