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“Great location and staff” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sohotel
Ranked #282 of 467 Hotels in New York City
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great location and staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2013

I went to the SoHotel for my first time in NYC.

In addition to the price, which is super interesting, the location is great: Just one block away from two subway stations. The staff is very friendly and the room was clean.

It would have been great if the SoHotel had a restaurant, but they serve only (For free) coffee and tea during the day.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013

This is our 4th or 5th stay at Sohotel and it remains one of our favorites. Each time I look for hotels in NYC for us to stay at I search and search and have at times even made reservations at other properties, but in the end we always come back to Sohotel.

The hotel is so comfortable and in such a great location for us. We love the area and the closeness to Little Italy, Chinatown, and the Village. We like to walk and this is a great neighborhood for it. When we arrive and we see those lights on the building its like returning to see an old friend. The hotel was going through a little renovation while we were there, but it did not pose a problem or inconvenience. Check in was quick and without an elevator our bags were taken up to our room on the fourth floor by the staff. One nice thing is to recognize familiar faces of the staff from previous visits.

We have always been placed on the fourth floor and this trip was no different although instead of being at the back of the hotel we were overlooking Broome St. It is a much better view than the back and the street noise did not bother us at all. In fact we opened the windows to let fresh December air in and really enjoyed the street sounds. Hey, this is New York. The rooms are not big but adequate and after the past visits we have it down on maneuvering around the room and bathroom. The bed is comfortable, the bookshelf adequate to put things on as well the small desk. This is not a place to bring a lot of luggage because there will be no room for it all. The T.V. works well and is there if you need that. We didn't and we don't miss that the room has no phone either. The bathroom is small, but adequate and has the necessary shampoo, conditioner, and body lotion in dispensers in the shower. Sorry, no tub. It's a cozy little room and it has been consistently clean and furnished. The maid staff is very friendly and seem to be there all day and night and always ready to help.

We really love the Sohotel and the only things we wish they had, but have no room for would be a coffee maker, refrigerator and maybe a microwave for leftovers from dinner that you do not want to waste. Coffee and tea are available in the lobby. Again, we have learned to work with it and none of these absences have kept us from returning each visit to NYC nor will they.

The hotel is close to subways to go uptown or wherever you might want to go. Taxis are close by and you can hire a car to and from the airport. We have used all and usually take the subway to the Airtrain, a bus to Newark and saved some money and had fun doing it. It just takes a little planning, but hey Its New York!

This is a great waking area both day and night and the Sohotel shouldn't be missed. The rates are more than fair and the hospitality unmatched. Free WiFi too. The hotel has no parking garage and why would you have a car anyway, hey It's New York.

If going to New York make it a point to give the Sohotel a try. You won't be disappointed!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 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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Waterloo, Canada
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73 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2013

Went with a group of girlfriends in September of 2012 and this hotel had a good vibe and was super convenient. The room itself was tight, but very clean and had a bit of a funky NYC flair. I'd go back for sure. Great value.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 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
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Nutley, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2013

I just stayed last night at the Sohotel for a girls night in the city for a friend's birthday. The location was perfect, we were in walking distance from the spa, restaurants, and bar we went to. The staff was extremely friendly. We were always greeted when we walked in, helped with luggage, and given directions. The hotel was very chic, we loved the zebra couch and all the fun chairs in the hallways. The room was tight but perfect for the night. My only suggestion is to have another mirror in the room, three girls getting ready in front of one mirror in the bathroom was hectic! Overall we had a great stay, loved the room and location. We would definitely come back again!

  • Stayed December 2013, 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dana L
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sohotel, Public Relations Manager at Sohotel, responded to this review, 16 December 2013
It is great to hear that you had a pleasant stay with us and Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel!

Our neighborhood is fantastic and it continues to get better as great small businesses are opening up every day. We're glad you got to experience this.

We hope you will come back and visit us soon and we'll do our best to make the additions you mentioned.

Warm Regards,
The Sohotel
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013

I'm a business man with very little time for nonsense. I find that most hotels overcharge for limited space with an overwhelmed staff whom are often far from courteous. I'm happy to say that my stay at sohotel wasn't hindered by anything of this nature. My room was clean and provided adequate space for a travel weary man just looking for 40 winks and several smiles :)

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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sohotel, Public Relations Manager at Sohotel, responded to this review, 11 December 2013
We Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and we are glad we could provide you with a first class stay.

We promise to keep the smiles coming and we hope you will come back and visit us soon!

Warm Regards,
Sohotel
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Buffalo, New York
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013

We stayed in the family room that sleeps five, nice size room. The hotel and room were very clean. The beds and pillows extremely comfortable, wanted to take mattress and pillows home. The bathroom was a good size. The staff were very friendly and helpful. It is a very charming hotel, loved the brick walls and unique deco. It is not a fancy hotel but perfect if you plan to spend your time touring the city. We did just that and had very comfortable rest for the night.

Room Tip: Family room that sleeps five is a nice size room. Seems size is based on occupancy.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alice P
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sohotel, Public Relations Manager at Sohotel, responded to this review, 10 December 2013
It is great to hear that you had a first class stay with us! We take pride in our efforts to provide the cleanest of accommodations for all our guests and are glad our efforts paid off. Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel! We hope you will come back and visit us soon!

Warm Regards,
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Toronto, Canada
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156 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

The Sohotel was an impressive stay. The boutique finishes really set it apart from the generic hotel chains. The exposed brick, industrial feel and funky Victorian/zebra print furniture in the lobby added to the fun whimsy.
Our reservation was changed last minute from a booking.com reservation made a month prior--and we were offered a room with two queens and a double instead (there were three of us travelling as a couple and a friend). This was actually a better deal as we were able to heap all our luggage on to the extra bed. It is New York after all, and hotel room space is at a premium!
There are no phones, bar fridges or coffee makers in the room--but, coffee and tea are available in the morning downstairs in the lobby.
The showers were hot and the Bigelow peppermint & lavender products were the type that you'd want to lavish guests to your own home with.
The location is ideal--from LaGuardia airport the black cab service was $45 with tax/tip included.The subway lines are easily accessible. The airport cab service (not yellow cab though) can be arranged through the reception.
The staff were extremely helpful--printing off google maps for a restaurant I had inquired about and offering routes down to the ferry docks. They also offered us 10% discount coupons for the nearby Blue Grotto.
Being on the edge of Chinatown and Little Italy made for enjoyable morning strolls--though NY is quite sleepy--most shops don't open until 10 or 11am. Be sure to go for a reflexology treatment on Mott street at any one of the many storefronts offering it. $20 for 20 minutes is pure euphoria.
If you are a sensitive sleeper there is morning traffic to contend with and in-room radiators (Sohotel is in a heritage building). Bring ear plugs!
We were quite happy to have the Sohotel to return to at our day's end. And, the bellhops have great uniforms--purple checked shirts and purple Converse!

Room Tip: The rooms with three beds surprisingly give you more space!
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank jtorti7
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sohotel, Public Relations Manager at Sohotel, responded to this review, 10 December 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel! I am glad that you found our decor playful and our bellhop uniforms funky. Our goal is to make everyone feel at home when staying with us and I am glad that you appreciated our efforts.

Thank you again for your positive feedback and we hope you will come back and visit us soon!

Warm Regards,
The Sohotel
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Additional Information about Sohotel

Property: Sohotel
Address: 341 Broome St, New York City, NY 10013-4236
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Chinatown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#171 Family Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Sohotel 3*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sohotel in New York has a great location and great prices. Located in the center of downtown our hotel is comfortable, clean, and charming. We offer a great way to visit NYC and our commitment to customer satisfaction is our #1 goal. ... more   less 
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