What We Love
- The home-away-from-home vibe of staying at a 14-room hotel
- Minimal but useful amenities: a curated giftshop, a bistro-style café, a small meeting room and a gorgeous courtyard
- Splurge on the Penthouse and have the run of the top floor, a spa-like bathroom and two private terraces
What To Know
- Standard Queen Rooms are a snug 250 square feet
- Rooms all overlook the central courtyard, which is likely to be a popular hangout come summer, so expect some noise
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
On a cobblestone Soho street just off Broadway, the Broome Hotel feels like your own private NYC pad, complete with a hard-to-spot townhouse entrance up a steep stoop. The petite lobby and friendly staff reinforce the home-away-from-home vibe, though the well-curated lobby giftshop is pure Downtown, stocking a hip mix of jewelry, lingerie, accessories and keepsakes by mostly local designers.
Bed and Bath
Revealing of the building’s former life as residential artists lofts, all 14 guestrooms are stacked around the central courtyard — a unique layout that again nods to the Broome’s intimate, pied-a-terre vibe. Rooms are uniformly elegant in grown-up grays and whites, with courtyard or Broome Street views, spa-like marble bathrooms stocked with own brand toiletries, flat-screen TVs and well stocked minibars, and supremely comfy Queen beds. Splurge on the whole-floor Penthouse for your own furnished terrace, private elevator entrance and enormous bathroom with a deep soaking tub.
Beyond a small meeting room, the heart of the hotel is a gorgeous secret courtyard garden that’s sure to be guests’ all hours hangout come summer. For now, it’s the bracing thoroughfare to the French-style bistro where a continental breakfast spread of pastries, fruit and good coffee is served each morning. There are plans to turn this space into an all-day restaurant and bar later this year. Wedding parties take note: the hotel welcomes group bookings, so you could take over the entire pad for visiting friends and family, and, in the courtyard and cafe, have secluded spaces for a private event.
In the Area
Shoppers are spoiled for choice in this part of town, from sprawling international chain stores such as Uniqlo to designer outposts of Prada and Marc Jacobs and Burberry to trendsetting boutiques like Opening Ceremony. The New Museum may not be so new anymore (it opened in 2007), but the rotating exhibits and stacked box façade feel completely of-the-moment. The newly renovated Public Theater is your ticket for edgy new plays, thoughtful cabaret acts and innovative restagings of the classics. Locals share lingering meals at the Smile, a cozy subterranean spot serving reasonably priced seasonal fare. Or opt for a power breakfast or late night steak frites at Balthazar.
How to Get There
My wife and I had two nights at this small and charming boutique hotel in the heart of Soho and we would recommend it to our friends anytime. Management pays a lot of attention to details and their breakfast is excellent. There is a French flair to it! Note that the beds are queen size and that may be too small for some.
Following the recommendations of others (including some here on TA), we booked the Penthouse for 8 days in the midst of a balmy Fall, such that we spent many relaxing hours outside on the roof garden. The hotel itself is a boutique with highly personalised service often missing from larger venues. The front of house and cleaning staff were all charming and always quick with a greeting or recommendations. The location is outstanding - just off Broadway and close to the subway. The charming residential streets, shopping and dining options around Little Italy were all at our doorstep. We couldn't fault anything about the Broome - it suited our needs for a quiet couples-only holiday perfectly and was a fantastic base to explore lower Manhattan's many and varied delights. Thank you Broome team.
We stay at rhe Broome (nearly) every time we stay in NeenYork. The location is fine, the staff is great, the feeling is intimate, small cozy hotel.
Feels more like a bed and breakfast but its nice.
We stay in the (small room) Penthouse when we can. The room is smallish , the attraction is the deck outside.
Unfortunately the bed is way too small, not sure its a Queen.
The Broome is a beautiful hotel. We especially loved the courtyard. By NYC standards, our room was a good size - we had a queen size bed and asked that they add a rollaway bed. Breakfast is delicious and really a great value for what is included. Our room faced Broome Street but wasn't the least bit noisy. The location is ideal - a short walk to either the Spring or Canal subway stations. We will stay here every time we come to NYC.
Booked as a getaway with a friend for 2 nights. At $500 a night I expect good customer service.
During the check in process she placed all of the receipts in the hotel in front of me before finding mine. She didn't tell me about the breakfast, didn't direct me to my room or tell me any of the features of the hotel. When my friend arrived she didn't offer to help take her to the room with her luggage.
After checking out my friend left something in the room as was told clearly that they don't mail anything. The next day we wanted to come back and drop off luggage while we went around the city and they wouldn't let us even though we had checked out the day before.
The room itself was decent. Other than that, this is a waste of money.