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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
This was my third stay at the Arlo and it is becoming my go-to in lower Manhattan. Stylish, friendly, with a comfortable restaurant in house. The rooms are small but beautifully designed. If you have lots of luggage or want to do interpretive dance in your room this is not the place for you, but otherwise recommended.
The staff is very friendly and helpful. The hotel is very clean and the decor is so hip. The rooftop deck has a cool atmosphere although it could have had a bit more cover for shade.
The rooms may be a bit small for some people. It was fine for us, and it was clean and comfortable. We were there to have fun and experience the city so the room size was a non-issue. Great location and close to the subway.
We would definitely stay here again!
My wife and I had a great weekend stay at the Arlo. Only criticism was it was tough getting through on Canal street during rush hour, however the stay at the hotel itself was excellent. Check in was a breeze. We got the special Rose room rate with a bottle of wine included. The room itself is as advertised, small but clean and quiet. Shower stall was great with great water pressure. We initially had a problem with TV reception which was quickly addressed by maintenance. Though the room may be cozy, there is plenty of room to lounge on the ground floor, a bar, a seating area, a courtyard with a couple of greenhouse covered picnic tables around a vintage VW bug and a large indoor table to do work and to watch TV. The bar on the first floor served great apps and drinks and the happy hour with free wine and beer was much appreciated. WiFi worked well. The roof top bar is also as advertised- great view of the Hudson and NJ. It fills up quickly so if you have a larger party would call as early as you can to get reservations. We borrowed the complimentary bicycles one day and took a ride up the Hudson river park and really had a great excursion. SOHO, Little Italy and the Village are only a few blocks away with their attendant restaurants and boutiques. Overall a fantastic stay at the Arlo and we will definitely stay again when we're in the City again.