Arlo Soho

Hotels, Boutique hotels West Village
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If you’re hunting for a unique place to hang your hat near Soho and Little Italy, Arlo’s one of your best bets. Opened in September of 2016, Arlo brings a soon-to-be futuristic lobby (the hotel is working on digital check-in kiosks at the moment), plus a small bodega, a lounge area, a study area, conference spaces, a tasty food hall-style restaurant (Harold’s Meat + Three) and a rooftop indoor-outdoor bar.  Guests should be aware that its reputation as a micro hotel isn’t exactly exaggerating—these rooms feel pretty tight even for one person. But what it lacks in room space, it makes up for in location and amenities. While Arlo is still trying it nail down its vibe/clientele, the brand new lounge spaces are relaxed and welcoming, and they have attentive servers and bartenders. The rooftop bar is also especially beautiful and offers stunning views, indoor seating and outdoor bench-style seating, plus Arlo plans to host yoga and other fitness classes there in warmer months.

Inside the compact hotel rooms, you’ll find beds nestled inside wall-to-wall wood paneled nooks, a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi (throughout the hotel), Somfy smart system shades and a space-saving desk—great for folks who plan to spend much of their day out and about and just need a comfy spot to return to in the evening. The bed, shower and bathroom are in one room with a glass separation, and guests are offered pump-style shampoo, conditioner and body wash plus hand soap. You won’t find your usual hotel amenities like an extra toothbrush or toothpaste readily available, and guests should be aware that the rooms do not include a minibar or coffee. The bodega downstairs does carry snacks, sandwiches etc. for cheaper than you might find in a minibar, but you’ll definitely be paying Starbucks-level prices for food and a cup of joe.

Towards the back of the hotel, you’ll find Harold’s Meat + Three, a refined-yet-relaxed food hall-style dining experience with a throwback feel. Harold’s’ menu style is exactly as it sounds: you pick one meat option and three delicious sides, with treats like macaroni and cheese, crushed cauliflower and stuffed artichoke hearts being house favorites. The menu is definitely family-friendly (with amazing selections and drinks for adults as well), so even the pickiest eaters (of any age) have no choice but to leave happy and full. 

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For folks with children in tow, Arlo is within walking distance to both the New York City Fire Museum and Children’s Museum of the Arts (and Dominique Ansel for sweet treats). Adults-only celebrations can also head over to City Winery (just three blocks north) for delicious Italian, French, Spanish and Middle-Eastern-influenced meals with wine pairings.

By: Allie Early

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Venue name: Arlo Soho
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Address: 231 Hudson St
New York
10013
Cross street: between Broome and Watts Sts
Transport: Subway: 1, 2 to Canal St; A, C, E to Spring St
Price: $195 and up
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tastemaker

Hotel is cute and located within a 10 minute walk from Soho proper--enough not to be rubbing elbows with tourists, but close enough to the action.


The hotel staff was really friendly and I loved the first floor with the lounges and gift shop. No pretension here. 

tastemaker

This hotel is a serious score for anyone looking to stay in SoHo. Rooms are bizarrely inexpensive given the boutique vibe and location and the service is incredible. I booked a few guests there during the week and the staff was super helpful and accommodating. The rooms are small, but well designed to really maximize the space. Only downside is Ubers never seem to know where to pick you up - the hotel is positioned at a strange crossroad. Might be easier to have the hotel coordinate a local cab. 


This place is certainly an undiscovered gem, for now. When the weather breaks I'm sure the rooftop bar will be a hit. I've not stayed at the Arlo, however, I've been a number of times to the rooftop bar. The hotel staff is very friendly and happy to show you around. The hotel is cute, although I've heard the rooms are a little small. But it's a perfect hangout for people looking for a quiet spot to escape or do work.