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“Excellent Chinatown Option” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Howard Johnson Manhattan Soho

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Howard Johnson Manhattan Soho
Ranked #244 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Oxford, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Excellent Chinatown Option”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

My previous favourite hotels in New York having become steadily more pricey, this Chinatown option came as a real blessing. It's bijou for sure but the location close to some of the city's best and cheapest eateries is superb while it is also not far from the hipster joints of the Lower East Side. Service was very friendly and I had a great room with a light switch that glowed in the dark. As good an option as I have found in New York in recent times.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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derek l, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Manhattan Soho, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Dear BoehmBawerk,

Thanks for sharing your recent experience.. We are thrilled that you had a superb stay with us. Our staff are particularly delighted that they succeeded in providing you with friendly and attentive service delivery. Your feedback is an inspiration for us to continue to provide the same caliber of service to all our future guests. I am pleased that you were able to savor the great eateries and hipster joints in the surrounding Chinatown and Lower East Side neighborhoods. Katz Deli, Clinton Street Baking Company, Joe's Shanghai are all fantastic establishments.

We thank you for your patronage, and look forward to providing you with another delightful experience.

Warm regards,
Brian Chao
Front Desk Manager
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
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Keflavik, Iceland
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

It was what I expected, small rooms but had all I needed. It is a litle noisy you can hear to well what your neighbors are doing or saying.
The service was good and the breakfast was fine.
We recommend the hotel shuttle, they have very good price and there are no problems at all.
There was a big surprise when we went to the nearest resturante, we went to so many great places in this area, it is full of life and there are many trendy and cool places in less than 5 min walk. We loved the area.
It is must to live in Manhattan and the hotel price was resonable for us.

Room Tip: They are all the same and the floor is no problem. If you want some views you just go to the top flo...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Gummisv
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derek l, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Manhattan Soho, responded to this review, 17 June 2014
Dear Gummisv,

Thanks for sharing your thoughts about your recent visit. We are delighted that you enjoyed our location and found our hotel shuttle well suited for your needs. I concur with you that our top floors and the rooftop offer a good panorama of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, as well as the city skyline in both the Midtown and Downtown directions. I am glad that you were able to take advantage of this special feature of our hotel.

It was our distinct pleasure to serve you. In the future, we would love to host you again and make you part of our family here at Howard Johnson.

Warm regards,
Brian Chao
Front Desk Manager
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sydney
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33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

Hotel rooms and facilities were very good, front desk very helpful. breakfast was excellent. Rooms were small but what I would expect in new york, enough room for luggage and to move around just. Only downside is that it is not near many metro stations. You can get uptown pretty easily but if you want to go across or midtown its a bit harder.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank smp333
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derek l, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Manhattan Soho, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Dear smp333,

Thanks for sharing your feedback about your recent visit. We are thrilled that you were happy with our facilities and accommodations. Our breakfast continues to receive positive feedback from our guests, and I am pleased that you were satisfied with it as well. I highly recommend the F subway train for making the trip midtown. It is about two blocks away from us on East Broadway and can allow you to transfer to where you would like to go in Manhattan.

We are delighted that we helped make your stay an enjoyable one. We look forward to accommodating your needs again in the near future. In the interim, our staff and I remain at your service.

Warm regards,
Brian Chao
Front Desk Manager
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New York
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Nice hotel close to Manhattan bridge. Very friendly staff, very stylish interior! Clean and modern guestroom & bathroom with large bed + great view on Manhattan bridge. Complimentary basic breakfast :)

Not so nice neighborhood (in a not so friendly and clean part of Chinatown rather than "SoHo" as the name suggests...), and very small rooms (scarce floor space around the bed, no wardrobe), though.

=> descent hotel, but not for that price!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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derek l, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Manhattan Soho, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Dear Kathrin,

Thank you for sharing your feedback about your stay with us. We are delighted that you were satisfied with our room cleanliness, bed quality, and service delivery provided by our staff. I understand that each guest has their own expectations regarding our room size. I am glad that this was offset by your comfort experience. We strive to make each guest as comfortable as possible by providing a unique room design and a quiet environment to rest in after a busy day in the city.

I regret to hear that you found the surrounding neighborhood undesirable. Our hotel is away from the tourist spots in Chinatown and Little Italy, and this could be a plus based on the guest's preferences. We are a little pearl in an ocean of working class businesses, each with their own character.

Thank you for providing us the opportunity to serve you. We look forward to hosting you again and making you part of our family at Howard Johnson.

Warm regards,
Brian Chao
Front Desk Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

Very nice staff who are always helpful in difficult situations. The triple room is very nice and clean, with an amazing bathroom for a three star hotel. The location is great, near delicious Vietnamese and Chinese restaurant and a station for the F train that is 5-minute walk away.

Stayed May 2014
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derek l, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Manhattan Soho, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Dear AugustDang,

Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are thrilled that you had a great stay with us and found our hotel well suited for your needs. Our staff are delighted to hear that they succeeded in providing a hospitable experience for you.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Warm regards,
Brian Chao
Front Desk Manager
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Vancouver
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

We could not be more happy with our stay. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. The rooms were a bit small (not unusual for nyc), but very clean and the price was excellent. Location is in Chinatown more than Soho, but not a problem with transit closeby. I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank chiski50
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derek l, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Manhattan Soho, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Dear Chiski50,

Thanks for sharing such a delightful experience. Our staff are humbled to hear that they helped make your stay enjoyable, and welcome the opportunity to serve you again. I am glad to hear that our accommodations exceeded your expectations.

We thank you for choosing us, and look forward to hosting you again.

Warm regards,
Brian Chao
Front Desk Manager
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Property: Howard Johnson Manhattan Soho
Address: 5 Allen St, New York City, NY 10002-5301
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Chinatown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #244 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 43
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