Stay at These 8 Downtown Hotels If You're in New York for a Night Out

Jessica Colley Clarke | March 22, 2017

These properties seriously embody "Downtown cool" and put you right in the middle of the action of Lower Manhattan--one of the best places for going out in New York. The rooms are smaller than you'll find in skyscraper-filled Midtown, but we love them for their storied pasts and neighborhood vibe. Plus, who needs a big room? You won't be spending much time in there anyway.


SoHo Grand

Why it made the list

Located at the southern edge of SoHo, this boutique hotel is notably spacious for the neighborhood, with luxurious gathering places, from the airy Salon to the cozy Club Room Bar. Neat bonus: free bikes are available to explore the neighborhood on two wheels.

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Why it made the list

The name may have changed (this property was once the Mondrian SoHo), but the best elements remain: chic rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, outrageously good views, and a whimsical ground-floor restaurant and bar set in a greenhouse-like space lit by chandeliers. This place is magical.

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Why it made the list

Narrow streets with candlelit restaurants and unique shops draw visitors Downtown, and Sixty SoHo sits on one of those postcard-perfect blocks on Thompson Street. In this low-rise neighborhood, the rooftop bar provides a privileged vantage point to raise a cocktail over lower Manhattan.

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Crosby Street Hotel

Why it made the list

The neighborhood of SoHo is known for its shopping and style, and the whimsical Crosby Street Hotel is right in the heart of the action. Guests-only areas, including the Drawing Room and Sculpture Garden, provide private spaces to unwind outside of the colorful rooms.

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Washington Square Hotel

Why it made the list

For more than a century, travelers (including writers like Ernest Hemingway and musicians like Bob Dylan) looking to explore Greenwich Village have crossed the threshold of this hotel. Today, guests still visit this cozy property within easy walking distance of the neighborhood’s famed restaurants, bars, and parks.

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The Marlton

Why it made the list

A short stroll from Washington Square Park (and the convenient West 4th subway stop), this boutique hotel has small spaces that are big on style. The book-lined lobby with its fireplace and espresso bar is a favorite gathering place for locals looking to work or play--or, hey, read.

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The Jane

Why it made the list

Overlooking the Hudson River, the Jane is at the far western stretches of the West Village. Just like the neighborhood, it's full of character, from historic details in the lobby to the super happening bar and ballroom, where locals line up for its famous late night dance parties.

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Walker Hotel Greenwich Village

Why it made the list

This 1920s-inspired boutique hotel is located on a leafy block in Greenwich Village. Surrounded by picturesque brownstones, it is a stylish starting point for rubbing elbows with native New Yorkers and discovering the artistic spirit of the neighborhood.

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