The Dominick Hotel
What We Love
- Exceptional views across Manhattan or the Hudson River from all floors
- Traditional Turkish and Moroccan bathing rituals in the tiled hammam
- Good for extended stays—the smallest rooms are a spacious 422 square feet
What To Know
- Location between two busy avenues is not the prettiest; Soho's shop-filled cobblestone streets are a five-minute walk away
- Mostly business travelers during the week
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Between two roaring avenues on the western edge of Soho, this towering hotel is the beauty queen on the block. Behind enormous glass doors, the lobby has an organic, textured look, with a full wall of angled wood pillars, polished stone floors, boulder-size light fixtures in metal cradles, and handsome leather armchairs with brass accents. Every detail, from the fresh orchid displays to the selection of art books to the quiet upstairs lounge, is in its well-considered and immaculately quaffed place. Guest rooms have that coveted New York amenity: space. Fendi Casa is behind the subtly masculine design that mixes charcoals, whites, and Merlot reds from carpet to studded-leather headboard. By far the best feature, however, is the floor-to-ceiling windows that frame corners of the cityscape rarely seen from this low-rise neighborhood. Bathrooms feel spa-like in striped marble and glass, with standalone showers, double vanities (in some) and lovely Bulgari amenities. All have deep tubs, and a special few are positioned below enormous picture windows so you can admire the city (and inevitably croon Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind”) as you soak. On the ground floor, just off the lobby, Spring & Varick restaurant serves modern twists on American cuisine in an upscale wooden dining room that works for both late night business diners and the buffet breakfast crowd; drinks are best had at the 60s-style cocktail bar, Mr. Jones. On the seventh floor, The Spa is a luxe spot (think private hammams and outdoor sunrise yoga) for rejuvenating treatments, facials, and more.
In the Area
Walk east on Spring Street and you’ll hit the heart of Soho’s shopping streets within three blocks. On West Broadway, get the London look at Brit high street favorites Reiss and French Connection, go upscale at DKNY, Ralph Lauren and Sandro, then stop for a strong coffee at Ground Support. Load up with a burger and fries at Lucky Strike, or head for tacos at La Esquina’s hidden brasserie or a sushi box at Blue Ribbon. After dark, join a hip crowd for cocktails at the Dutch, order fondue and mulled wine at Euro favorite Café Select, or head west toward the Hudson River and snag a seat and a Pimms Cup at Smith and Mills.
How to Get There
Valet was great, quick and informative. Front desk check in was excellent, providing plenty of information on the property and the room. Room was perfect, nice size, larger than most rooms in the area with great amenities, awesome bathroom and clean. Views are awesome of Soho. Morning breakfast was a great meal and the service was on point.
In all I would highly recommend this property to anyone, whether a short trip or extended. The staff is second to none and the property is modern, yet comfortable. Easy on/off access from the holland - perfect location away from the hustle of midtown but close enough to head uptown easily.
Stayed here several months ago at a high floor one bedroom suite during a business travel. I dislike cookie-cutter style hotels and chose Dominick due to a word-of-mouth recommendation.
The views here are to die for and I am looking forward to visiting here again with my family. The room I stayed in on the 38th floor (can't remember the number) could accommodate two adults and two kids in great comfort. And the bathroom, make sure to see the photo. It is my wife who loves bathing and as a shower guy, I always resented how she could spend time in warm water doing nothing. Here, I was hooked, rather badly :-)
And a thing about the neighborhood. I was not a fan of Soho in the past as I always found this neighborhood overpriced with an attitude. Yet, it had been quite a while (10 years) since my last visit and this time I found it more sophisticated with a Europeanish style and the attitude was gone. The walk from NYU is particularly beautiful at night time.
The service and food are really good and I have no complaints. Room service is rather expensive but the food they deliver is superb. The hotel has a very nice and comfortable lobby and I sent several hours working here after checkout as my flight was rather late.
Very comfortable beds and pillows, spacious room and bathroom with bath and separate shower, great view from floor to ceiling windows on a corner looking towards World Trade Centre, could see The Hudson River and Brooklyn Bridge, could also see Empire State Building. The sunrise on 2 mornings was brilliant. The hotel Resaurant is not very big and a bit hidden, we did find the breakfast a little expensive:- omelette, eggs benedict with salmon, tea and coffee 84 dollars, hence we only had breakfast there once. The hotel is very modern bright and clean, the staff were friendly especially the doormen. It is a good 30 minutes walk in any direction to iconic attractions, but we didn’t mind the walks.
First off, the room was listed with amenities it didn’t have. Total bait and switch. The toilet broke on the second night, the front desk was told and they promised to have it fixed while we were out to dinner. It didn’t happen. We had to get up, get dressed and take an elevator 20 floors down- walk through a lobby, walk down another flight of stairs and use a public restroom. Thecroom was nowheee bear as nice as the room they lead me to believe I was booking. When I spoke to the manager, she offered me a few breakfast (big deal) and then as I was checking out I found out they billed me for 40 dollars.
The first pic is the room and view they advertised, the second pic was the room I paid 500 bucks a night for. They also advertised a “jetted tub”... nope. My room didn’t have one
I have since filed a complaint with the NY State attorney general. I hope other people who were rooked like this do the same thing. In the meantime, I will use ever legal method at my disposal to expose the con that was run on me
We just had our 2nd visit to The Dominick in NYC and I must say it does not disappoint. After making our way into the city with our young 3 year old daughter we attempted to check into a different hotel earlier in the night that we booked through a 3rd party vendor (never again!) we found out upon check in that the vendor for no reason at all canceled our reservation. So without a room I decided hey let’s go back to the Dominick.They happened to have had a room in my budget I felt our previous stay was $ well spent. Upon check we were greeted with a wonderful enthusiastic smile from Gabriela Bucheli who really helped us out by providing us a wonderful room, clean and had plenty of towels (that is a big thing to me) and I was even so surprised to see the ice was already filled in the ice bucket (it’s the lil things). In addition about an hour after getting settled in we herd a knock on the door. My wife opened and to our surprise Gabriela had arranged for a bottle of bubbly for us along with chocolate covered strawberries to be delivered to our room. I cannot tell y’all how much of a smile this out on each of our faces. She knew from our previous conversation we were in the city celebrating my birthday and this gesture was very heartfelt. Till the next time Dominick you guys rock! Cheers & Happy Holidays!