The Cosmopolitan Hotel History

A TriBeCa New York Hotel, Since 1838

Originally built in 1838, The Cosmopolitan Hotel was first known as The Girard House before it was expanded upon and renamed The Cosmopolitan in 1869. Soon after it opened, The Cosmopolitan fast became known for offering the finest accommodations in lower Manhattan and welcomed a number of illustrious guests, including Abraham Lincoln who stayed here while in New York City to give his famous Cooper Union address.

The Cosmopolitan is one of the most famous TriBeCa New York hotels not just for our guest list, but also for our accommodations and amenities. The hotel near Lower Manhattan contained one of the first Otis Elevators in New York City and was also the first hotel to offer in-room telephones to guests. The rich history of The Cosmopolitan is still evident today in the meticulously preserved architecture of our landmarked building and, of course, our trademark service. We look forward to welcoming you to our historic hotel in NYC.