More about Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan SoHo Village
Great for the Price!!
This is my seventh time in NYC during the Black Friday chaos. We usually stay in boutique hotels but decided to try this Sheraton bc it was fairly small, new and in Soho.
I think the rooms were not that small, has anyone ever stayed at The Mela?? The service was great. We were given a room at a very early check in and a given a late check out with no charge.
The bar is small but cozy, the free internet service is great.
No noise- I guess it was a holiday, great location if you like Soho. Accessible to GREAT restos and to taxi cabs.
If driving to the city, you can actually find free parking on the streets. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who loves a
a great price for the boutiq'ish style look.
Great NYC Four Points property
This is quickly becoming one of my favorite "affordable" (for NYC, that is) hotels in New York City, taking the place of the Sheraton 4P Chelsea. For the sake of this review, I'll use Chelsea as the barometer for Four Points properties in the city.
1. Rooms: Very small, but modern and well built. Wood and steel accents. I don't feel claustrophobic like I sometimes do at the 4P Chelsea.
2. Complimentary in-room internet: WiFi or wired. Not always the fastest, but it works.
3. Location (with a "but): This location isn't what I (or most people I know) would reasonably call SoHo- it's generous to do so. However, the 1 train is a block away and the Holland tunnel is right there as well. However, getting a taxi is a hit or miss, so give yourself time.
4. Service: Friendly desk staff. Very welcoming.
1. Lack of amenities: No breakfast or any type of lounge. Bottle of water is standard as with other 4P properties.
2. Lack of suites: Similar to Chelsea, I believe there are less than four suites in the hotel. Tough to book, even tougher to get upgraded (even if you stay there every week...)
3. Location: As I said above, this is an interesting location. Not much in the way of entertainment or food in the immediate vicinity (you'll have to travel up Varick St. to the village for that) but there are options close by.
4. Parking: No garage on-site. "Preferred" garage is two+ blocks away. It's a safe neighborhood, but I wouldn't want to walk there or back alone if I had the choice (esp. if you're a woman)
All in all, I really like the hotel and prefer to stay there when I'm looking for a quiet night away from the usual craziness of NYC. Highly recommended.
close to lots of shopping
After spending 2 nights in midtown to see the New Years Eve festivities, we were happy to retreat to SOHO.
The hotel staff was exceptionally friendly and efficient. We have no complaints - this is a basic, clean, comfortable and well designed hotel. It is very close to the subway station (train 1 - Houston St).
The location is 2 blocks away from tons of shopping - from upscale designers to the Canal St craziness. We walked from the hotel through SOHO, Little Italy and the West Village in FREEZING temps.
We would stay there again - in fact - we would like to have more time in this area to really explore it.
Just got back from a great stay here.
I was in NYC for New Years with two friends. We met up from different parts of the country and wanted to be somewhere fun for New Years, but not in the crazy midtown area.
This turned out to be perfect. It was easy enough to grab a cab to head uptown to tour around, and a short stroll to the SoHo and Village areas... even an easy walk to check out Canal Street, Chinatown, ect. Tons of restaurants, delis, bars, shops, and everything nearby.
Being very unfamiliar with Manhattan I was hesitant on booking this hotel since it is not in the typical tourist area, but once we got there and walked a couple blocks we were SO HAPPY with the choice.
To make it better the staff was the nicest staff I've ever experienced. They were happy to help us with any questions we had. And along with suggestions, we got walking maps and directions to suit our needs. They made the stay amazing! And since it is hard to adjust the first day, a good destination to grab lunch or a drink is always helpful.
The only difficult part was the size of the room, which I am assuming is normal for Manhattan, it is just a little small for three 20-some year old girls. Clothes and shoes were EVERYWHERE!
I want to be back there!
Really liked it!
There are so many advantages to staying at the Four Points that you can't imagine. Number one: Parking. We parked our car a half block away and kept it there all weekend. If you're not sheepish about leaving your car on the street in New York, this is the place to stay.
The Four Points is a small, boutique-style hotel that's been open less than half a year. Everything's new and clean. It's super quiet and the rooms are not tiny compared to other properties. The staff is wonderful. When we walked in on a cold night they offered us hot apple cider. You won't find that at a large, impersonal hotel!
We didn't eat breakfast at the hotel, opting for neighborhood restaurants such as Cafe Borgia on Prince Street (just walk east on Charlton) and the Van Dam Diner, one block south.
A minor complaint: If you take a late-at-night shower you might not find the water very hot. It was fine other times, even earlier at night. The shower head is terrific.
The hotel is a little off the beaten path and the neighborhood is semi-industrial, so at night you might find it lonely. But walk two blocks north or east and you'll find the excitement of the Village or SoHo. The IRT #1 train is less than a five-minute walk from the hotel.
Great Service, Clean Hotel & Comfy Beds
My family recently stayed at this Sheraton in NYC as we had to make last minute plans to attend a funeral. From check-in to check-out, my partner, our kids and myself were treated exceptionally well. We were offered water bottles at checkin as there was a slight delay. Then, once the staff knew we were there for a funeral, they offered and sent our room two orders of apple pie ala mode. The kids loved it.
Our room was clean & neat. Beds were very comfortable. We needed extra towels (with two teenagers) and they were given to us right away.
The staff was also very helpful with directions. I would definitely stay here again and our daughter is already asking about coming back to stay here and shop in NYC. Thanks!!
Can't Miss Hotel in the Heart of the City
I have been staying at this hotel every week for a few months while I work in NJ. I travel for work every week as a consultant and this is the best hotel I've every stayed in for work. It's fairly new (Oct 2008) and right in the middle of restaurants and good shops on the SOHO/West Village line. The staff is very friendly and accomodating. Highly recommended for free internet, free water and a very comfy bed. Hotel is less than a block from the 1 subway station on Houston St.
Great location, great price, so so experience
The great: $161 (AAA rate) for a Saturday night. Plenty of available street parking close to hotel (you can park in front for 1/2 hour to unload - they will give you a sign for your car). Small but efficient room, flat screen,decent bed, free WiFi. Great location - close (two blocks walk east ) to the heart of SoHo, or three block north east to Greenwich Village.
The so so: Somewhat surly staff, weird hotel configuration (a support pillar blocking the front door entrance and another the elevators; small rooms; narrow hallway on each floor), strange "C level" - the basement with tiny gym, ice machines, etc. The complimentary water is warm. The shower is amazingly narrow and leaks miserably. The hotel can be loud - from street noise or from narrow hallways. Elevators sem to take forever. A lobby bar that looks like a glass closet.
All told - price + location + parking clearly make up for some relative negatives. Will visit again unless something else nearby can match value.
Loved this hotel, for lots of reasons...
Visiting a friend who lives in the West Village, we were lost for close by hotels until I found this one. What a great little hotel in the perfect location for us.
This Four Points opened in November of 2008 (according to the great bartender on duty Tuesdays and Wednesdays!) and still looks clean and new.
Yes, the rooms are small (welcome to New York) but they're spotless and efficient, with lots of nice little amenities, right down to a padded lap desk.
Our room was on the 15th floor (upper floors available first to Starwood Preferred Guest members) which lifted us above some of the street noise, but didn't afford that great a view. (Our first night of five was on the third floor facing south....the view was of a brick wall. The staff was helpful in moving us for the remainder of our stay.)
The restaurant is small, but all you'll need for breakfast. The lobby bar has six or seven seats at the bar, a television and lots to choose from. Once again, it's all you'll need.
Subway stops are near by (Varick and Houston), and there always seemed to be plenty of cabs out front.
If you don't mind a little bit of togetherness (it was my wife, and our 12 and 16 year-old sons), you'll love this place!
Great hotel and worth the price
We stayed at this hotel 2 nights in late March for a business conference in Soho. The location was great and the price couldn't be beat. Staff was friendly and accomodating though I didn't think the housekeeping staff cleaned the bathroom very well. The hotel room is SMALL but ok for two. Subway only 2 blocks away--plenty of places to grab a quick breakfast and not too far a walk to the West Village. Only negative--hotel is on the main entrance for the Holland tunnel and it can get loud--you can only stay on the upper floors if you have a Starwood points card (get one, they are free). It can get noisy on the lower floors with the traffic noise.
That said, I would definitely stay again!