Crosby Street Hotel
What We Love
- Sinking into a deep sofa in front of the fireplace to while away a winter afternoon in the drawing room
- Sipping Champagne in the guests-only courtyard on a sunny afternoon
- The Sunday night film club events held in the hotel's own screening room
What To Know
- Pets are very welcome
- The gym isn't huge but it's well-equipped and open 24 hours
- The hotel comes from British hotel darlings Tim and Kit Kemp so there's a UK vibe, as evidenced in things like afternoon tea
- Free WiFi
We can’t get enough of the cheery, colorful décor at Crosby Street. Add in warehouse-style windows and lofty ceilings and it’s an Instagrammer’s dream. Flooded with natural light, the rooms feel spacious and warm (and there are blackout curtains for long lie-ins). Kit Kemp’s beloved bright colors and patterns are deployed thoughtfully, and the whole effect, paired with cozy chairs and marble and granite bathrooms, will put a smile on your face. The public areas (some, like the drawing room and courtyard, are only open to guests) are similarly attractive and the Crosby Bar is open all day and turns out excellent breakfasts and comfort food like cheddar mac and cheese and Wagyu beef sliders that pair well with the hotel’s signature cocktails. We’re partial to the Frostbite, a stimulating combo of vodka, Cointreau, cinnamon sugar, lemon and egg white.
In the Area
Bloomie’s or Balthazar? Both are just a minute from the hotel, which has a prime spot on one of Soho’s cobblestone streets and is a stone’s throw from the city’s best dining and shopping. The impossibly trendy but still delightful Jack’s Wife Freda, with its menu of vegetable-forward dishes and comfort food like waffles and fries, is ideal for breakfast or brunch, though lines form quickly. Walk it off afterwards with a stroll through Washington Square Park, followed by perusing the quirky boutiques of Greenwich Village. A six-minute stroll from the hotel, The New Museum is a must-visit (and it’s so close there’s really no excuse). This contemporary art mecca is always stimulating and provocative; you’ll be thinking about what you saw for the rest of the day. Want to go further afield? There’s a subway stop two blocks from the hotel.
How to Get There
I booked three rooms here as I was staying with my wife and 4 daughters. We all had a wonderful stay due to the excellent staff, great breakfasts and fab location. The hotel itself is beautifully designed with intriguing artwork that draws you in and makes you slow down and appreciate your surroundings. The clock in the downstairs lobby is definitely worth a look as well as the scrumptious dog portraits hanging in the drawing room. Our bedrooms were spotlessly clean, warm and cosy and again, beautifully designed. We really did look forward to coming back there every evening after a full day sightseeing. Thank you for a most enjoyable stay. (My only one slight gripe was that the fires should have been lit in the drawing room as it was very cold in there and after asking a couple of times for the heating to at least be turned on or for the door to be closed, I felt I was asking for too much as this didn’t seem to go down very well with the chap working there who didn’t agree..... so we left and went up to our rooms instead. Shame as everything else was perfect.)
So disappointed with the disgraceful attitude and ineptitude of all front of house staff at this hotel. Beyond bad. On arrival after a 10 hour flight and commute, the guy at reception didn't say hello or welcome ..barely took his face off the screen to utter "ID and credit card".
My daughter arrived 3 hours later to an even ruder 'welcome'.
Overpriced and rude waiting staff in the restaurant and very overpriced. This was meant to be a special weekend for my family. So disappointing.
Also I was taking photo of my daughter in the entrance and a rat ran over her foot..nice!
A disgrace. This place needs an overhaul. Shame on all involved.
So glad we stayed here for our 4 days in NY. Lovely spacious rooms - we were on the 8th floor looking out over the LES - Great big windows to let in lots of light. Very comfortable and beautifully designed. Loved all the signature fabrics.
Had drinks and dinner in the bar - great cocktail range and a delicious meal. Amazing service - the hotel helped my teenage daughter and her friend when they were in NY earlier in the year, even though they were not staying at the hotel that time. So impressive. Highly recommend and would definitely stay again.
Of all the hotels we have stayed in in New York, the Crosby Street hotel is our favorite. It isn’t cheap, but the top floor rooms are superb, with gorgeous interior design by Kit Kemp. The whole hotel feels cosy and unique, stylish and hip and special without being pretentious and full of itself.
But what won us over the most was the unexpected 2 night upgrade to the best suite in the hotel. For no reason other than just because. It’s this kind of gesture that will make us keep going back and back (and indeed have already rebooked for a week in Feb).
This is the second time we spend our NY holiday at the Crosby, first time it was only couples, this time with family and friends. Amazing as always. So charming interiors, good and friendly service, lovely being downtown.
Good food and lovely restaurant, we felt really at home, in a home of a dear friend.
Only minus, no spa, there is the gym but no spa treatments that would be a cuddle after a crazy day in the city.
Can’t wait to go back again.
In the meantime we will go to our favorite Ham Yard in London (same company). This hotel has a proper spa.