Holiday Inn SoHo New York

138 Lafayette Street, New York City, New York, 10013, United States
(3 star hotel)
#278
Rank 278 of 823 hotels
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Very Good (3.5 out of 5.0) 2 reviews
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Older building, but does the job

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 20, 2008

First you must remember this isn't a new building! Like many older hotels, the rooms are much smaller. To give you an idea how small... the desk is at the foot of the bed, and with the chair pushed in there is less than a foot clearance to walk through. If you have ever taken a cruise, think of it as a cabin on land, with a lot less storage. An open rod to hang your clothing, two very small drawers under each night table and the TV cabinet.
While the bath room is small it does have a tub, and a very small granite vanity.

Bed is comfy, water is hot, and while not plush isn't bad overall if don't mind cracked floor tile, chipped tub, wall paper peeling off the wall.

The hallways to the rooms are showing their age. You can hear the wooden floor creek, as you walk down the hallways. In many areas you need to watch out for loose carpeting, the buckling is bad enough to trip you.

As for the staff, most have been great. Front desk, was polite and helpful, housekeeping does a great job. Much to my surprise the maid even wrote me a little Thank You note for the tip. That is a first, for me and I've stayed in hundreds of hotels.

The only person who appeared to be lazy was the concierge. I had boxed up my shopping and was wanting to mail it home. I've done this dozens of times from other hotels, but I got the 'not my job' attitude from him, and was told to go down the street to a UPS/Fedex shipping store.

The onsite restaurant is modest, but staff was friendly and the one meal I ate there was good. (I didn't come to NYC to eat in a hotel)

When you arrive, there is one little desk on the main floor. You can give them your luggage, and then go to the 2nd floor to check in.

While the hotel isn't perfect, and can appear to be expensive. Just remember everything is this part of town is $$$$, and you most likely won't be speeding that much time in your room.

Unique Quality: As for location, that is one of the best reasons to stay here. Subway is just round block and Canal Street (cheap shopping) is only a block away. Shop dump the bags and go sightseeing. You are also an easy walk (or you can take the subway) to any of the attractions in the downtown area. (Ground Zero, Battery Park, Staten Island Ferry, and dock for Stature of Liberty. If you like to eat, Chinatown and Little Italy are only a 5 minute walk.

Using the subway, you are only minutes from midtown and an hour from the Bronx Zoo.

If you like to keep in touch online and have a laptop, each room offers free wireless connection.

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good location for Soho shopping

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 2, 2006

I've been to this location 3 times so far, and will continue to go to this location every time I visit NYC because of its close proximity to Soho. Soho is within walking distance (downstairs, turn right outside the entrance, and make an immediate right at the street corner, walk a couple blocks, and you will be in the district, towards the right). Shop til you drop, then walk back to the hotel and drop your bags and do more shopping. Also, train stop is just outside the hotel, at the same corner, making your connection to the entire city within footsteps and within minutes of the subway. I especially liked the sushi restaurant, which was within 2 blocks from the hotel. Hotel amenities are pretty much the same as all the Holiday Inn hotels, and that's why I usually book Holiday Inn wherever I go. It's not too expensive or overpriced like the "5 star" hotels are. Also, there is free wifi at this hotel, so if you have a laptop , u can access the web right from your room. I will definitely return again on my next NYC trip (prolly this summer). Oh yeah, the location is considered "downtown NYC" but it can also be referred to as "chinatown". Chinatown is downstairs, walk to the left and the district is to the right. I havent really checked out chinatown district, nor downtown, I really refer to this location as "holiday inn soho"

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Address: 138 Lafayette Street, New York City, New York, 10013, United States

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