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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The GEM is lucky enough to be in a really cool area of Manhattan, with lots of great little restaurants and bars within easy walking distance, and a subway stop just across the street. The rooms themselves were fine, clean and an OK size, nothing spectacular but nothing wrong with them either. But for us, the highlight was definitely the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Gem is in a great location, close to subway, shops, & some great restaurants & bars. I also found the staff awesome, they were really really helpful. The bed was super comfy & the bathroom clean & tidy, however the rooms are really really small. I was travelling on my own & found the room small...can't imagine fitting 2... More

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Montreal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in NY for a girlfriend weekend and the hotel's location was perfect for us to visit the city. Close to the subway, 10 min from Brooklyn and Time Square. Great location. If your goal it's not to stay at the hotel all day, this hotel is perfect. Clean and the staff is very helpful and nice. I recommend... More

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Moscow, Russia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here in Mid August (there were 6 of us, so we have some statistics:). Location is really great - a few subways stops nearby, whole foods etc. Also quite convenient to get to and from the airport (unless the line closes on the day you take the trip, like it happened with us:)) The rooms were really small -... More

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'll never stay here again and you all should be warned that they sell the rooms in the basement. Yes, the basement. These rooms are not denoted on their website so you have no way of knowing if that's what you're getting until you check in. They are exactly the same price as rooms on above ground levels, ie $200+... More

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Luzon, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to book this hotel since we were told location was good and it was convenient to get around. When we got to the hotel, there was a prob with our booking so we were upgraded to a business suite (with a refrigerator & microwave) to make us more comfy. We were not so happy with the rooms though. There... More

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oslo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice hotel with small, but clean rooms. Friendly and helpfull staff, ask for Anthony or Nazib in you have any questions! Very close to the subway and all you need within a close range, a big Wholefoods in the same street:-)

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Blooomfield Hills, Mi United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great value for the location. I usually stay near Gramercy Park or Greenwich Village, but I selected this hotel for its proximity to NYU's Second Street dorm. The room was clean and comfortable, and the staff friendly and helpful.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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Also Known As:
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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