The Mercer

147 Mercer St., at Prince St., New York, New York, 10012, USA

Owner André Balazs has a knack for dating Hollywood starlets and channeling a neighborhood sensibility, and here it's SoHo loft all the way. The Mercer is superbly situated in the heart of SoHo's myriad name-brand stores, although you wouldn't know it once inside the lobby, a minimalist oasis created by acclaimed French designer Christian Liaigre. Most guest rooms are generously sized, with high ceilings and walk-in closets, but the lowest-priced rooms are a tight 250 square feet. Dark African woods and custom-designed furniture upholstered in muted solids lend serenity with sophistication. Some bathrooms feature decadent two-person marble tubs surrounded by mirrors. Downstairs is the always-happening lobby with 24-hour food and bar service for guests and the popular Mercer Kitchen. Beware the inconsistent service, which runs from friendly to indifferent.

PROS

  • great location
  • sophisticated design touches
  • celebrity sightings in lobby

CONS

  • service inconsistent
  • some tight rooms

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 212-966–6060 | 888-918–6060

HOTEL DETAILS

68 rooms, 7 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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