What We Love
- Grabbing a drink in the lobby or at the rooftop bar, whose views sweep all the way to Jersey City
- Stepping out to explore the neighborhood, home to the buzzed-about City Winery
- Taking the E train uptown or even farther down – there’s a stop just two blocks away
- Getting to stay in a brand-new property that’s as hip and tech-savvy as they come
What To Know
- Guest rooms are 150 square feet in size
- Free WiFi in public areas
- Valet parking is available
- Hotel bicycles are free for guests to use
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
If you want a hotel with its finger on the pulse of New York, Arlo SoHo can hardly be beat. This property in Lower Manhattan has all the hip style and tech savvy that has kept its city at the cutting edge, with kiosks in lieu of a front desk and pegboards in lieu of hangers in the rooms. Rooms clock in at a (cozy) 150 square feet, where every detail—from the pegboards (Arlo’s answer to the closet) to the walk-in showers—is meant to maximize the dimensions. But don’t spend too much time holing up: common spaces offer workspaces, charging stations and seating areas, plus a craft-cocktail bar in the lobby, to keep you mixing and mingling. Plus, there’s that exhilarating city outside. Buzzy restaurants, bars and boutiques are within walking distance, whether in aforementioned Soho—a world-renowned shopping capital—or neighboring Nolita and Little Italy. South of Hudson Square is Tribeca, the latest residential destination for some of the world’s biggest-name pop stars and movie stars, and the E train that stops two blocks away will get you to nearly any other part of the borough. Spend your days pounding the pavement, and after dark, choosing from the bounty of trendy local nightclubs and lounges throughout town. Although you may well prefer to retire to Arlo’s own rooftop bar, whose views extend all the way to New Jersey.
In the Area
Adjacent to Tribeca, Soho is home to a number of classic Manhattan institutions, like the New York City Fire Museum, and some up-and-coming city destinations (think low-key bars and restaurants). For cash splashing, the shopping in Soho is legendary, and New York’s biggest names are moving into Tribeca, if celebrity spotting is more your thing. Should you like to relocate to another part of town, the E train, which stops locally, will whisk you uptown or farther down and connect you to a variety of other lines to take you to other neighborhoods.
How to Get There
The Arlo provides a refreshing hotel experience with a smart and very efficient room footprint. The compact accommodations provided a luxe experience without wasted space. The King bed was tucked into a wood surronded nook with a TV at the foot of the bed and two lights at the head for reading. Motorized shades cover the expansive window and the whole experience was that of a fine cruise ship cabin! The clever combo layout of shower stall and toilet area provided enough space, although it's not sound proof. The slim vanity had a large sink, ample counter space for toiletries, adequate hanging space is provided, and you can tuck your luggage and shoes in ample storage provided beneath the bed. Such a smart design! We had quick, professional service at check in/out and enjoyed the hip bar/restaurant ambiance. Highly recommend!
I used to love in NYC for 14 years and moved back to Chicago - spent a weekend in NYC recently and always trying to find a great hotel - FOUND IT in Arlo Soho - great quality, service, amenities! Hotel staff are wonderful and helpful and welcoming! I can’t wait to stay here again on my next trip!
I loved Arlo and will most certainly be back. It's got that hip, downtown vibe, but it's not over the top on the attitude. It's a friendly, easy place to hang out that just happens to have clean lines. Everything you need--outlets, 24 hour bodega downstairs, super comfortable beds and amazing showers--are there. But there's no waste and silly lux elements that nobody needs.
Visited Arlo over the Thanksgiving weekend and it really felt like home! We were checked in by beautiful and gracious Zina who accommodated our every need and was beaming with happiness about her upcoming wedding! She really made us feel like the Arlo was her home and we were her guests. Sharing all about her life and exciting adventures in the city we immediately felt welcomed and connected - by other staff members throughout the weekend. We were very surprised by the complimentary happy hour at the bar every night and again the bartenders made us truly feel like family. In such a short stay we felt so comfortable, away from the touristy (worst) parts of Manhattan, Arlo is located walking distance from all brilliant restaurants and bars, and Bubby’s - the best brunch in the city. Overall Arlo was great- made better by Zina and other happy to be there staff !
Well, we have unusual needs. I travel with my daughter while she works so that she can keep her infant/toddler close.
This is our second trip to Arlo Soho and I am quite impressed and pleased with the amazing customer service and vibrant scene. They have worked with us to find the perfect solution for rooming and have helped us out when our needs have changed,
Arlo is many things: comfortable and impeccable rooms, home away from home for a diverse international clientele, youthful travelers, office for distance workers and unique gathering place for the evenings. I’ve suggested the Arlo to family because it is quite a gem in NYC.
Tonight, they are hosting a free party for Guests complete with complimentary drink and band. The music is uniquely vibrant and soulful. Alternating undulating types like “Smoothe Operator” with great beats for singing and dancing.
The options for food are great. There is a coffee bar with pastries, small plates, sandwiches and various bagged snacks.
Then, there is Harold’s. This morning Baby D and I had a great breakfast from the buffet. Scrumptious! On our prior trip, I enjoyed the Cobb salad (like no other) and an excellent caprese type plate. The food at Harold’s is delicious, very creative and alive. Staff are very accommodating and pleasantly attentive.