Fodor's Expert Review The Roxy

2 6th Ave., between Walker and White Sts., New York, New York, 10013, USA See on Map

Julie Baumgardner

The Roxy is a neighborhood hotel—but don’t be fooled. The friendly, relaxed hotel is in TriBeCa or New York’s pioneering warehouse district to be converted into luxury lofts for the mega-rich. It may be approachable in here, but the Roxy is fashion-forward and a spot to be seen.. Just in jeans and bedhead. Before the Roxy, this boxy 90s building it was home to the Tribeca Grand, where movie premieres and electroclash dance parties alike fueled the hotel past dawn. But as the neighborhood has matured, the Roxy fits its surroundings more and looks like it’s here to stay.


Though the building has an odd boxy oblong shape, the rooms work these architectural constraints well. Luckily the Roxy also brightened up the hallways and interiors with Tulip tables, Ghost chairs, Stilnovo chandeliers and hues of cognac and rust (certainly a conceptual homage to Tribeca’s history). Not tiny but neither gigantic, the rooms are comfortable and smartly designed with stealth in mind.


10 points for the lively wallpaper in the bathroom. With brass floating shelves and fixtures, this 1970s reference could be an eyesore, but instead it’s funky and sexy. The cold aluminum sink vanity is a matter of personal preference. There is certain stash space for products. There’s room in here for two to primp.


This space beckons socialization, and this building was designed to entertain on top of wine and dine. Ample seating space for laptopers and loungers, It also house Jack’s Stir Brew, as well as their very own Oyster Bar. THe lobby houses the The Roxy bar, and leads down to the 1920s cinema and The Django as well.


A substantial gym was refreshed during the 2016 renovation.

YOU SHOULD KNOW The hotel rents Public bikes for a day-rate that are super cute and recognizable.


Dining at the Roxy is a serious consideration. The hotel is famous for its Weekend Brunch, held in the events spaces downstairs. The Oyster Bar at the Roxy is a martini and fresh catch joint with tiled floors and warm lit lights. There’s also a considerable in-room dining menu.


The Roxy is no longer the party hotel it used to be, insofar as late-night bass-thumping, champagne-popping goes. But, still one of the hardest doors in the city still belongs to Paul’s, as in Paul Sevigny, where ‘80s opulence and subculture meet in a dope lounge that often breaks into dance parties or impromptu karaoke sessions. The Django is the subterranean Jazz joint that encourages dinner and single seating. It’s an intimate environment. Finally, the lobby Roxy Bar draws fresh-off-the-flight patrons as much as it does those post-work.


Getting Around

The entrance to the Canal Street A/C/E stop is steps outside.


Tribeca is home to Michelin stars and crappy bars, but everything has a bit of edge and coolness around here. In the space that once housed Montrachet and Cortón is Bâtard (5-minutes walk), a minimalist French nouveau tasting menu awarded a star. Odeon (7-minutes walk) is the perennially hotspot by Keith McNally that’s seen a resurgence of famous friends lately. For cheap and cheerful, the Hideaway (10-minutes walk) has some of the best hot sandwiches around. Fried chicken, mmmm, yes please!


The old artist hangout Walker’s (6-minutes walk) looks weathered, and it is, but it’s still the same after all these years. Everyone loves Tiny’s (7-minutes walk) for its small cubby hole spaces across the 3-story townhouse. It’s companion

Smith + Mills (6-minutes walk) is even smaller but is bursting with more ambiance than most hotel penthouses.


The Roxy lends out Public bikes for its guests, which can frequently been seen around town parked at great cultural institutions and even better restaurants. That's the sort of person who stays here. It’s the chill yet sophisticated friend who probably has both a hedge-fund and a deeply moving artistic practice, and went to Iceland and Bora Bora before everyone else. It’s friendly because it’s confident in its coolness. And lures a similar guest.


Pet Friendly, Trendy
186 rooms, 15 suites
Breakfast Yes
Lunch Yes
Dinner Yes
Bar Yes
Cafe Yes
Room Service Yes
Valet Parking


Phones: 212-519–6600;800-965–3000

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