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
We stayed at the Crosby Street Hotel for my birthday weekend at the end of December. Basically chose this hotel because of it's bright and cheery whimsical decor. The rooms are the hightlight of this hotel. Designed by London based interior designer Kit Kemp. Our room was a beautiful mixture of luxurious color, textured and patterned fabrics. Especially loved the floor to ceiling warehouse style windows overlooking downtown NYC. The walls of our room were covered in gorgeous gray flannel (so warm and inviting in the wintertime). The bathroom was on the smaller side, however, was made of stunning gray patterned marble to compliment the gray flannel walls.
The hotel is located on one of the quieter streets in SOHO, which is one of the top 3 neighborhoods in NYC. Breakfast was included with our room rate; and was awesome! The bar/restaurant is cozy and adorable.
There is also a small library bar located off the reception area that is available only to hotel guests, which is a nice touch. There is an honor bar system which means you can make and serve yourself drinks and then record your room number and what you poured. Your bill will be charged accordingly.
Crosby Street Hotel has the feel of staying in a friends' townhouse; cozy, intimate and inviting!
Light, bright rooms that are well equipped with nescesities. Great hairdryer girls ! Steamer & iron available on request
The breakfast was among the best I’ve sampled in any hotel.
The restaurant / bar was buzzing on an evening but we always managed to get a seat.
Nice sized gym for the size of hotel too
I booked the property by emailing them,. Everything was handled very efficiently. The suites are just like the ones at Ham Yard in London, super spacious and with tons of character.
The staff was a standout. In particular Jamie at the restaurant. The bar staff. But what was truly exceptional was the concierge. Everyone at the desk was super efficient, pro active and genuinely engaged with the guests; no request was big or small. We had the terrace suite which didn't have lights outside so they arrived with 10 candles as a proactive solution when we had guests for drinks over on the terrace. Just one of the innumerable gestures that made their concierge desk above and beyond.
This is a fashionable, fun, jumping, where-it-all-happens, hotel in the heart of SoHo with all the good manners and service of days gone by. Need a taxi during a downpour? The concierge will find one and lead you to it under his umbrella. Loads of luggage to store? The front desk will take care of it for you while you visit the Black Friday sale at Brooks Bros.
If you love contemporary art, cocktails, or want to chill out somewhere near the MoMo shop, this is the hotel for you. But don’t expect to get a room at the Crosby during New York Fashion Week or the Tony Awards. The celebs will have taken over the hotel where modern art works even decorate the elevators.
A word of warning, which applies to most top-end hotels in the city: don’t imagine that your final bill will even remotely resemble the price you thought you were paying for the room when you booked it. The online bed and breakfast rate for our room was $880. But throw in State taxes, a couple of meals and some drinks…and before you know it, there’s $1,367 on your American Express card. But then it was a night to remember.
What a stunning and unique Hotel with such welcoming greeting from our arrival through to our leaving. Thank you for a wonderful experience and we appreciate your Restaurant recommendations. Concierge staff were amazing.