Soho Grand Hotel
What We Love
- The bars here are among the hottest in Soho and are filled with its beautiful denizens
- Super pet-friendly at no additional cost
- Small but well-stocked gym with cardio machines and free weights
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- It’s a jaunt on the subway or in a taxi to get uptown to Broadway shows, Museum Mile or business meetings in Midtown
- Guestrooms are small but stunning
- The best tables often go to the celebs and models (all the better for people watching)
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The hotel proudly wears Soho’s heritage on its sleeve. Industrial-chic public spaces by William Sofield channel the nabe’s warehouses and streets with cast iron beams, sidewalk-like concrete floors, and masonry columns. An enormous black-and-white architectural drawing crowns a glass-bottle and concrete staircase leading from the lobby to the second-floor check-in lounge, which features cast iron dogs, turquoise leather furniture, and silver-leaf ceilings that add a touch of quirky glamour. Nailhead- and leather-trimmed headboards, campaign-style dressers, monogrammed shams and plaid upholstery lend a modern dandy look to the guest rooms. Check in early to snag a room on as high a floor as possible for inspiring views uptown, where the Empire State and Chrysler buildings shine in the distance. Knowledgeable concierges can hook you up with hard-to-get reservations at the area’s top restaurants, connect you to a personal shopper, or make spot-on bar recommendations. But here’s the thing: they might tell you to just turn around and head back up to one of the hotel’s three bars, still some of the hottest spots in the neighborhood. For a sophisticated bite, try the Club Room’s American cuisine (with just a hint of French flair) served beneath Terry O’Neill’s iconic photos of 1960s New York. Then enjoy a fireside digestif at the intimate Parlor or join the scenesters at the living room-esque Salon. On weekends, it’s all about the Grand Bar, which always has a rotating cast of great DJs.
In the Area
Take a break from the haute life with an old-school burger and beer at Fanelli Café, or join the fashion types cozying up over budget boho fare at The Smile. Spend an afternoon developing your palate at one of New York Vintners’ two-hour wine classes, hosted by five knowledgeable instructors and an in-house executive chef. Exercise the plastic with trips to famous boutiques like the legendary Opening Ceremony, the Americana-tinged Palmer Trading Company or vintage emporium What Goes Around Comes Around.
How to Get There
Where do I start! Perfect!
Upon arrival to stay an addition and unexpected night Makke welcomed
me and found the perfect room with breakfast. I was tired and I felt a welcome home. The lounge was quiet and the staff was fine with a mineral water drinking lounger. I will return again and again and tell my friends. Thank you Makke! and Naomi.
The staff were amazing! Mark P., eddy, Naomi, etc.. delicious food. Loved having a bike available. And the tub at the end of each day was perfect! Great neighborhood with great nearby restaurants. Coffee on each floor was very convenient. Perfect!
First and foremost, I was on a first date and was recommended to the Grand Bar & Lounge by a friend. I didn't know what to expect but knew that the ambience would satisfy my dates interest. We walked to the front desk and was greeted by Miklos who informed us that we can sit where ever we please and we chose to in the couches by the bar. We chatted for a bit and met Makke who came to check on us and offered his opinion on the menu. We loved his recommendations and picked the lobster Mac and cheese and mushrooms. While dining, Trim and Chelsea answered every question we had and offered a tremendous dining experience. They continued to check up on us and assured that everything was ok.After, We headed down to Gilligan's for a glass of Rose. The service was phenomenal and I would come back in a heart beat. Thank you Soho Grand for an unexpected amazing night.
Soho Grand is a classic NYC hotel. It needs renovation, but it still has quality service. Just because the hotel is in Soho New York doesn't mean we can excuse the need for improvement of the property.
The rooms are small, ok, yes, space is at a premium. But the bathrooms are awful. The tub shower combo with the shower curtain isn't even three stars, but maybe two stars and Motel 6ish. Has to go asap. The lack of vanity space is another minus for the hotel. It appears as if the owners are trying to stretch it as far as they can before doing the renovations, they now are needed. The rooms have too much bulky furniture as well. Get rid of the dresser-come TV stand and mount the TV on the wall. Add more outlets instead of using plastic outlet adaptors. Add more light in the room. Finally upgrade the AC, current AC is loud and not efficient. Probably 10-15 K per room in reno would do the trick. At a minimum $300 per room that price shouldn't be an issue.
The positives, location, great lounge, top-notch bar, and strong staff. Fix the issues and restore this hotel to its former glory.
First time staying here but have enjoyed the lobby lounge for meetings. The staff were all terrific especially Makke at the front desk at check-in and whenever we needed assistance. We highly recommend staying here.