Visitors from all over the world are drawn to SoHo, Manhattan’s shopping capital. Home to world-famous fashion brands and trendy eateries and bars, the neighborhood has almost become synonymous with luxury. However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t something for every budget. From budget “micro-rooms” that make space-saving an art form to splurge-worthy design abodes, here are seven of the best hotels in SoHo.
The Broome’s low rates make it ideal for travelers looking to stay in style and within a certain budget. Take in the boutique hotel’s Moroccan-tiled courtyard and art collection, which comprises original Basquiats and Keith Harings. Enjoy the priceless amenities, such as the Citiquiet Soundproof windows and complimentary farm-to-table breakfasts.
Even locals can’t resist The Grand Bar & Lounge, one of three distinct eateries at the Soho Grand Hotel and a popular downtown destination. After rubbing elbows with regulars and sampling from a selection of 50 rare American whiskeys, guests head upstairs to rooms featuring original photography from Manhattan’s Golden Era and subway-tiled bathrooms. This, plus spectacular views of downtown Manhattan from every room, offers visitors a taste of New York City as the locals know it.
The sister hotel to Hollywood’s famous Chateau Marmont, The Mercer specializes in glamour with a New York twist. Housed in a landmark Romanesque Revival building, its 75 rooms and suites are designed to offer guests “an authentic taste of loft living.” Expect airy rooms with high ceilings and exposed brick details and a downstairs restaurant, The Mercer Kitchen, that beats the average loft-resident’s corner bodega.
Guests at this luxury hotel can plan on pampering themselves. The James New York Soho offers a rooftop plunge pool, complimentary yoga and meditation, and 24-hour room service provided by David Burke Kitchen. Unwind even further (figuratively, not literally) at JIMMY, the hotel’s rooftop bar featuring 360-degree views of the Manhattan skyline.
The “micro rooms” at Arlo SoHo contain huge potential. Options range from rooms with twin bunk beds to some featuring king-size beds, 42-inch LED TVs, and skyline vistas. Equally diverse amenities, including weekly fitness sessions and two on-site bars, ensure that anyone can find their ideal stay at a price everyone can afford.
Crosby Street Hotel is worth the splurge for design fans, who will enjoy inspiration at every turn. From the 86 bedrooms and suites by design director and owner Kit Kemp, each one different from the last, to the private sculpture garden and drawing room featuring original art, this hotel is one of SoHo’s most stylish residents.
Soho House is one of the most exclusive membership clubs in the U.S. (celebrities Amy Adams and Jenni Konner are two of its few known members), making its New York hotel a coveted—and mysterious—reservation. Amenities unique to the spot include access to the club’s private screening room, rooftop pool, and spa. To find out more, travelers will have to book and see.
Our debut short film, The Soul of Soho, explores neighborhoods separated by oceans, history and culture but united by craft community and change. Neighborhoods bound by one name: Soho. Intimate portraits of city living in the Sohos of London, New York and Hong Kong reveal rich stories of the people who bring life to these iconic neighborhoods. Explore Soho here.
These recommendations were updated on June 28, 2019 to keep your travel plans fresh.