A Federal-style building from 1825 has been transformed into this boutique property with a Parisian sensibility and an emphasis on quality service. Carefully restored and decorated, this hideaway will be a favorite of design enthusiasts, both for its striking five-story atrium and for its convenient location near the neighborhood’s best shopping and galleries. Free breakfast (a rarity in New York!) is served in the charming courtyard.
YOU SHOULD KNOW This property does not have a fitness center but guests do have access to the nearby 495 Fitness Center.
A total of 14 rooms are spread throughout five floors overlooking a central, open-air courtyard. Modern rooms start at a tight 220 square feet, but do have large soundproof windows, a work desk with an ergonomic chair, and chocolates and fresh fruit on arrival.
The Penthouse with a massive 350 square foot terrace is a worthy splurge during warm weather.
Marble bathrooms have glass-enclosed showers with rainforest showerheads, Bio Beauty bath products, Bellino bathrobes, and pedestal sinks.
The small lobby has wide plank wood floors, a tiny front desk, and limited seating. A notable art collection is on display throughout (it is from the owners’ private collection). Beyond the lobby, the courtyard and café provide common space to relax.
A free breakfast is served daily in the Café, a bright space with navy blue banquettes and bistro style chairs. Pastries and breads are baked down the street at Balthazar Bakery and eggs are prepared to order. Breakfast can also be served in the open-air courtyard, where bistro tables sit on top of pretty patterned tile. This hotel does not have an all-day, full-service restaurant.
Located on Broome Street between Broadway and Crosby Street, this hotel is in the heart of SoHo. The neighborhood’s best shopping, restaurants, and bars are all right smack dab on the doorstep, plus you can walk to other fun downtown neighborhoods including Nolita and the Lower East Side. Subway access is nearby with the 6 train at Spring Street and the N, Q, R, and W trains at Canal Street. Taxis and Uber are widely available in the neighborhood.
Pasquale Jones (4-minute walk) is known for its wood-burning oven; try any of the pizzas or whole roasted fish. When a craving for Thai food hits, check out Uncle Boons (7-minute walk), a hip and funky restaurant with great cocktails. For a casual night out, fill your table at Café Habana (8-minute walk) with margaritas, grilled corn, fish tacos, and Cuban sandwiches.
Brinkley’s (2-minute walk) is a lively bar with a local sensibility; try any of the New York state beers. One of the neighborhood’s best destinations for a cocktail is Mother’s Ruin (6-minute walk).
WHY WE LIKE IT
Full of local character, this property is a prime pick for guests who want to get a feel for downtown day-to-day life. We love the cozy café and courtyard, the convenience of the free breakfast, and the private guesthouse feel of the property.