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The Mercer Hotel
Ranked #340 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Antequera, Spain
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Splendid!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

What a fantastic hotel! I stayed here with a friend celebrating her birthday and we had an amazing time.
Great location, cosy lobby/bar, helpful staff,in the middle of SoHo, fantastic cocktails, good food, great rooms....we absolutely loved this place from the first second we walked in and were very sad to leave

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Carolinadelsur
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2012

My husband and I stayed at The Mercer Hotel for 6 nights for our honeymoon. The staff were friendly and helpful, and gave us an upgrade. We were pleased with the size of the room (as we had heard to expect small rooms everywhere in NYC). The room was clean and the bathroom was large. The Mercer Kitchen is a great place to eat or have a drink at, as well as in the lobby. The location is perfect. You are able to walk straight outside onto the cobblestone streets and you are minutes away from cafes, bars, restaurants and shopping. It is rather expensive, but we felt it was well worth it. We would like to stay again.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank BTraynor
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2012

We spent 5 nights at the Mercer for New Eve. We originally booked a Mercer room but have been upgraded to a Deluxe Studio. The room was fairly big for NYC (i would say 40m2) with a very good bed, high ceiling and a nice bathroom. The style of the room is slightly cold but i guess it is a question of taste. House keeping and bell service are very good.
The big plus of the Mercer is its location, in the middle of Soho and there is very little alternatives in terms of high end hotels. This probably explains why they charge such high prices, although service does not follow:

- there is no concierge. We asked some ideas for gospel in Harlem and the front desk lady made a basic google search and printed the first page for us. Quite frustrating for a 5 star hotel

- we ordered breakfast in room once. The pastries were not fresh and one plate was...dirty. Not really acceptable when you charge 600 usd per night

- there is no spa and no fitness center (you are given a pass to the Equinox around the corner)

To summarise, this is an overpriced hotel and there are probably much better alternatives if you are prepared to walk a little bit.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Sky116
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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2011

My family stayed here for the second time in May '11 and booked adjoining rooms on the second floor. It's a fun place, great for celeb-spotting (Karl Lagerfeld this time, Sean Penn and Courtney Love last time we came), and the location is great in the heart of SoHo, but we noticed a few signs of wear in our room: a large stain (coffee?) on the bed base, the leather seating under the window looks worn, and the whole room just felt tired. I asked for a discount as a returning visitor but was refused, unlike 60 Thompson around the corner which gave a generous discount. Also we were disappointed not to be allowed breakfast in the upstairs Mercer Kitchen because an ad was being filmed. Fun but faded.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Diane D
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Sundsvall, Sweden
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2011

Very nice rooms with nice little extras. The Swedish schampo was à nice touch. Candy from Dean&Deluca in the minibar was extremly good.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Mauimike_swe
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2011

The Mercer is without doubt hip, however, for the price I would have expected better. The rooms are fun, the bathrooms very, very cool. I was a little upset to have deliberately booked a room with a bath-tub (the big ones for sharing).. and got a shower instead. The staff were a bit put out when I asked to move, but being typically British we stayed put. The lobby is beautiful and very relaxing, a great escape from the bustle of the village.

Do not miss the Mercer Kitchen though, this was the best thing about being a hotel guest... a direct lift directly into the restaurant.... food to die for!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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10 Thank HelenaMildmay
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Denmark
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2011

The location is fantastic, the rooms are small for the big price. The staf is nice, but nothing far from normal. I had ants in my bathroom... and unless I got an extremelly good deal I wouldn't go back.

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank alesims
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Property: The Mercer Hotel
Address: 147 Mercer St, at Prince St, New York City, NY 10012
Region: United States > New York > New York City > SoHo , Manhattan
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#94 Business Hotel in New York City
#205 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#205 Family Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Mercer Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Intimate boutique hotel housed in 6-story brick, Romanesque Revival building dating from 1890, originally built for John Astor II. ... more   less 
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