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The James New York
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The best Soho hotels in NYC

At the best Soho hotels, stay in some of the most charming rooms in all of NYC. Get ready for the best vacation.

By Céline Bossart

These Soho hotels are the best places to stay in one of the most charming neighborhoods. Soho, New York, is home to plenty of things worth writing home about: some of the city’s latest and greatest Soho restaurants, a slew of equally noteworthy bars in Soho, and of course, an endless supply of the best shops for ages and tastes of all kinds. You’ll basically never have to step outside its confines, making Soho the perfect place to stay for both business and pleasure vacations. Read on for our top hotel picks in the area.

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Best Soho hotels

1. Crosby Street Hotel

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If you’re looking for a slice of London in NYC, look no further. This Kit Kemp–designed haven of bold color and refinement is a stunning masterpiece featuring plenty of outdoor space, beautiful Soho views from each room, and service that truly knocks it out of the park.

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2. The Mercer

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This André Balasz property lives up to its name by all accounts, fusing modernity and privacy with the soul of its surroundings—not surprising considering it’s the sister hotel to Hollywood’s esteemed Chateau Marmont. Plus, there’s 24-hour room service from Jean-Georges’ ground floor restaurant, so if that’s not a selling point, we’re not sure what is.


3. Sixty Soho

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Following a recent (and rather remarkable) renovation, Sixty SoHo is a visual expression of the neighborhood’s most treasured qualities. It’s chic and vibrant and offers all the bells and whistles characteristic of any great stay, particularly on the dining front. Dinner at Sessanta and a nightcap upstairs at Gordon Bar make for the perfect night in.

4. Soho Grand Hotel

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Nothing encapsulates Old World New York glamour quite like the SoHo Grand, a historic mainstay tucked away on one of the neighborhood’s most quaint streets—all very fitting considering it’s regarded as the city’s very first boutique hotel. Art plays a heavy role in the hotel’s aesthetic, making it perfect for those with an appreciation of mediums of all varieties.


5. The Broome Hotel

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Broome Street’s 14-room crown jewel is the definition of boutique hospitality. It’s secluded and elevated and boasts a Moroccan-style courtyard. Plus, each room has soundproof windows with plenty of natural light, so it’s an all-around win in our book. Save time in the morning for the organic French bakery–inspired breakfast spread.

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6. The James New York

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Known for its killer rooftop pool, the James draws crowds all summer long as an al fresco hangout stories above the buzz of the streets below, and throughout the rest of the year, the hotel continues to shine even without warm weather activities. The room views are unbeatable, as are the dining and drinking scenes—particularly at Jimmy.

NoMo SoHo Hotel
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7. NoMo Soho Hotel

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This stately structure is as charming and luxuriously inviting as any hotel inspired by a 1940s French film would be. NoMo SoHo is a gathering place for the city’s fashionable and discerning, drawing locals and guests alike with its stunning rooms and rooftop hangout, and the ground floor restaurant seems to be buzzing at all hours.

8. 11 Howard

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Conscious hospitality is 11 Howard’s mantra, and no detail is spared. Whether in its design, art or partnerships, 11 Howard approaches each aspect of service with thoughtfulness, offering guests a one-of-a-kind experience through creative philanthropic initiatives and complete immersion in its raison d’être.

Photograph: Anna Simonak

9. Sohotel

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While Sohotel lies on the southernmost cusp of the neighborhood, there’s certainly no shortage of buzz or things to do, and the landmark building’s rich history makes for quite an interesting Soho experience. It also happens to be one of the area’s best cheap hotels, so if you’re a history buff who enjoys a deal, this is the place for you.

10. The Nolitan Hotel

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Sure, it’s technically in Nolita (if you couldn’t tell by the name), but the Nolitan is just minutes from the cafés, shopping, activities and scenery for which Soho is known and loved. Revel in the quirky, cozy design of the lobby and room before braving the Cronut line at Dominique Ansel Bakery or exploring all of the other delights that the neighborhood has to offer.

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