HotelChatter's Must-Stay Hotels for Summer 2014: SoHo, New York
The view from The Soho Grand
Introducing our newest hotel guide--HotelChatter's Must Stay Hotels--where we pick four hotels for four different types of travelers in a particular neighborhood of one major city, starting with New York. This is also a seasonal guide so the options may change depending on when you're going. Got a question about where to stay and when? Email us.
Looking for a hotel in New York City? You can troll online review sites, crowdsource on Facebook and comb through endless “Best Hotels” lists but why do all that when we’ve done all the work for you already?
Here are four different hotels to try in the Soho section of town. So whether you’re going for pleasure or work and whether you’ve got cash to throw around or have pennies to count, these hotels will fulfill your needs. One common thread running through these hotel picks? They have all free WiFi. So during your stay, you can write us a thank you email for the recommendation.
THE MERCER HOTEL
: The Christian Liaigre-designed rooms at Andre Balasz's most exclusive hotel have not changed much in ten years but it's the hotel's ultimate location in the heart of Soho, coupled with their extreme pride in privacy, that makes this place one of the best in the city.
$500 a night on weekends.
Corner of Mercer and Prince
THE SOHO GRAND HOTEL
: The original Soho boutique hotel kept a low-key vibe while turning the amenities way up. All rooms and suites have custom furnishings (some have iMacs) while downstairs, you can live up the Grand Life in the happening restaurant and bars. And probably spy on a few celebrities too.
$350 a night on weekends.
310 West Broadway (cross street is Grand St.)
THE JAMES NEW YORK
: With modern art, high-technology, a rooftop bar and pool, and Chef David Burke chef in the kitchen, The James make combining business and pleasure a real possibility. (Another less chic but still biz-oriented option is the Couryard by Marriott
$450 a night during the week.
27 Grand Street (cross street is Thompson St.)
HAMPTON INN SOHO: Rooms are very Hampton Inn traditional but the location is right on the edge of trendy Soho. Perfect for the high-low fashionista. There's also the Artifakt bar for drinks, a 19th floor terrace and free, hot breakfast in the mornings.
Room Rate: $239 a night on weekends.
Address: 54 Watts Street (in between Sixty Ave and Varick)
[Photos: Soho Grand/Facebook; The Mercer Hotel; HotelChatter, and Hampton Inn]