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The GEM Hotel SoHo

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   135 East Houston Street, New York City, NY 10002 (East Village)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I recently stayed with my twin teens. Beds were comfy. Room and bath were a bit small but nice touches such as makeup washcloth, built in soap and shampoo. Locations was great for our tour of NYU. Close to Chinatown, SOHO. The people at the front desk were awesome - helpful and friendly. And the price was right!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I checked in very late having arrived from DC and was given a small room in the basement which had only a head height window. Nothing else was available however I was moved the next day to a 4th floor room which was fine. Room was comfortable if a little small, but that's NYC for you. Good wifi. Whole Foods... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

a good find well located near a wholefoods, and subway ... well the busy east huston with little noise, but nothing that spoils a night's sleep street good room, limpoe higher than the average of manhattan very friendly and attentive staff really a good time with good value

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Smallish, but updated room. Great front desk staff. Free on street parking next to hotel. Park next door is a little shady, but this is New York City. Huge savings for a hotel in Manhattan. Great Value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great hotel in a great location with a decent price for NYC. The room size was good and the bed comfortable. Lots of great places to eat within walking distance with subway stop a few feet away. It was also a quick walk to Greenwich Village & NYU. I will definitely stay here again.

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aherberg, Manager at The GEM Hotel SoHo, responded to this review

Dear LaToya B; Thank you for the stellar 5-star review regarding your stay at the Gem SoHo Hotel. Our goal is for each guest to have a fantastic experience. We sincerely appreciate your business and look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to NYC. Warmest regards, Amy S. Herberg General Manager More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveling through NY on Tour. Four piece quartet. Stayed in ten different accommodations on this tour without a complaint- except for this hotel. When we arrived with gear and suitcases we found the elevator broke (for the whole stay), the door to the storage room (where people can securely leave luggage) was off the hinges, there was a towel in... More

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Dear Katie, Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for failing to exceed your expectations. We strive to ensure all of our guests have an excellent experience with us, which includes ensuring items in room are working properly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great place and great rates excellent location. good food nearby friendly helpful staff. comfortable room. quiet and clean would stay there again and tell friends about this excellent bargain very happy with my stay

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good for a short stay. The rooms were small, but very clean. The staff was nice and very helpful. Rooms were also very comfortable. Many restaurants nearby and shops too. It was a great stay! I would recommend this hotel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I chose The Gem for the walking distance to Strala Yoga studio. It was next to a Whole Foods - a plus. Sweet area of NY. The Diversity of staff was heartwarming, my favourite part. Tiny rooms, its NY.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small room (typical in NYC), but very nice and very clean. Staff was courteous and professional. Great water pressure in bath. Comfy bed. Located near a park and right next to a great Whole Foods store. Only drawback to the location is that it's right on noisy Houston Street.

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Address: 135 East Houston Street, New York City, NY 10002
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > East Village , Manhattan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — The GEM Hotel SoHo 3*
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The Gem Hotel-Soho, An Ascend Collection Hotel Hotel New York City
Howard Johnson New York City
New York City Clarion

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Free Wifi. The GEM Hotel SoHo is ideally located in "your corner of the world." We provide a boutique atmosphere and offer our guests elegantly designed rooms with luxurious amenities.We are conveniently located in the neighborhood of SoHo and the Lower East Side. This trendy Manhattan neighborhood is filled with chic art galleries, night club hotspots, world-famous restaurants, shopping and more. Spend an afternoon strolling the local neighborhoods and attractions such as Nolita, Chinatown, Little Italy, Canal Street and New York University (NYU). You can admire the art galleries and upscale boutiques within SoHo, or enjoy the East Village's excellent cafes and restaurants. The Lower East Side, once a first stop for poor immigrants and crammed with crowded tenements, small shops and warehouses, is now home to chic restaurants and boutiques, and some of the city's coolest night clubs, bars and music venues.The GEM Hotel SoHo offers a wide array of amenities and services that add value. For no additional charge, guests can enjoy wired & wireless Internet access, premium bottled water, nightly turndown service with our signature pillow mist, and shoeshine and concierge services.All guest rooms are smoke-free and have flat-panel LCD televisions with HD programming, iPod docking stations, cordless telephones, paraben-free bath amenities, bath robes, down pillows, plush towels and Wolfgang Puck coffee. Standard room amenities include coffee makers, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards.While staying at The GEM Hotel SoHo, check out the GEMmine in the lobby to find what is happening in the neighborhood; sights, sounds, dining and attractions. ... more   less 
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