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
The place is very low key. The reception people - very nice, the location - if you like downtown - can't be beat. The hotel is very quiet, considering how busy Broom street is. Very stylish decor.
Strangely, the towels and the bathrobes were a greyish color - I did not want my laundry to be done at that hotel and had to buy some underwear/socks/tshirts, as I usually get laundry done at hotels.
My room did not have blinds and the window was facing the internal balcony, which had people passing by my room sometime. If I wanted to have sex with lights on in my room, that would have made for an interesting view for hotel guests/staff passing by my room at night. I was alone on this trip. To sum it up - utter lack of privacy.
Very good price - that's why I ended up giving the hotel four and not three stars. I think it was quite inexpensive.
What a wonderful boutique hotel. After travelling from Australia I was warmly welcomed and pleasantly surprised with a room upgrade to the Penthouse which had its own gorgeous terrace overlooking Broome St.
Breakfast was included - pastries from Balthazar, eggs anyway you like and fruit and yoghurts. A perfect location right in the heart of Soho to explore the city.
The location of this hotel is spot on. It’s right in the middle of Soho. Great service. Room is good, although small like all NY rooms. We are very pleased to have booked here after seeing other hotels in midtown and the meat packing district
Just 14 rooms makes this hotel super intimate and romantic. Staff is wonderful and super service minded.
Price absolutely in level with the standard of the hotel.
We wouldn’t change this for next trip to NY so we don’t say farewell we say see you soon...
Great location mainly when you stay for a weekend after business meetings. Great staff: Ana, Aisha and Eduardo, all very helpful. They think in every detail from the moment you arrive with a personal note to when you leave the hotel. At the breakfast, they serve a high quality bread, croissant, jelly, freash fruit and tea. It looks like you are in Paris!! Highly recommendable!!