Me and my friend unexpectedly end up at this hotel after our original booking of a hotel was overbooked. We are glad we haven't paid the real price f the hotel since it is pricey. The hotel is a the very beginning not very obvious to find unless you take a good look at the map and look at the hotel picture to find how the hotel entrance looks like. The advantage of this hotel, is that it's still new and you'll end up seeing the good side of the hotel for being new. I've read a lot of previous reviews saying how they would hear how loud the neighbors rooms can be. It can be sort of true, but we've barely heard anything from them. Maybe its by luck. There will be at the beginning some issues in the room, like the function of the shower that can be tricky that the technician will help resolve. But you will have the neediness to almost harass the reception, by calling several times with a little of anger, to finally have the person come to the room. I don't quite understand the logic of needing to wait and call several times for the person to come and show up at our room. Especially when you need him not once but twice. I will not blame the technician but the reception that maybe they feel to good to make an effort to dispatch the technician asap. The room can seem small but the way it was designed, makes it see there's no need for more space. I can say I've previously been in a crappier hotel in the past in NYC that was a lot more smaller than this one. So there should be no complaints about the size, since we're in NYC Manhattan, what do you expect? a penthouse size room? The bathroom is a thing to admire since its marbled from top too bottom. One thing that was enjoyable to have in the room was the offered Ipad 2 to be used during the stay. We we're very tempted to bring the ipad 2 out in town but we had the scarcity of loosing it. The only thing that cant be criticize in about the hotel, is the restaurant. From the entrance view, the restaurants looks lovely, but do to the high price of the food we never eat there. So we've always dined out.
The trip was great but there's one thing really one thing you will have to know about the place that's essential. The Bell Boys will try to get the run of your money and I'm glad I haven't felt for it. They breath lies when it comes to help you finding a taxi. When you try to take a taxi for the airport or for whatsoever reason... the bell boy in reality will not run around the block to find one. No even after waiting 30 mins for him to find one, he actually stands in front of the second not obvious entrance trying "with so much energy" in finding a cab with a wave of the hand... Yeah he doesn't budge he just stand there hope to get a taxi that already taken. He just never goes out of the hotel piremessis to find one for you. The best part of the whole story is there's a taxi limo at the hotel entrance, that the bell boy will try to convince you to take. The charge of taking that taxi to go at Laguardia airport: 60$. So we finally too initiative too go up the street and get ourselves a taxis after much frustration of the noncooperation from the bell boy. I think he was shocked that we haven't felt for is trap. And we gladly found a taxi after 10 minutes of going up in the streets. Is it luck ?maybe but all i know i saved a lot of money. The better part of all this is when talking to the taxi driver, a real taxi limo will not charge such a high amount of money...So that taxi limo waiting at the hotel is a buddy of the bell boy that will get profit out of you so that bell boy gets a sort of commission out of the scam. That is what really destroyed the end of our trip is the temptation of getting scammed by a guy that as the same age as us. Besides we're two university students that as not a lot of money that went to spend a 3 day shopping trip. Getting ripped off by an idiot like him isn't our thing. Such a heartless, and lazy bell boy. Hope you get fired soon. I regret I haven't filed a complaint about that guy for doing what he did. But i would have never known about the scam without being informed by that nice taxi driver we had.
So in the end great hotel for unexpected moment but crappy bell boy when it comes to find a taxi.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Inspired by Jean Cocteau’s cinematic interpretation of the tale of “La Belle et la Bête”, Mondrian SoHo is yet another innovative vision by Benjamin Noriega Ortiz. With Mondrian’s design, Noriega awakens the imagination and invites guests into a fantasy that offers an escape. The hotel boasts a mesmerizing ambiance that captures the sparkling charm and romance of New York, Isola Trattoria & Crudo Bar - a Coastal Italian restaurant with food and ambience inspired by the Amalfi Coast, Italian Riviera and Sicily. Mister H - an intimate downtown nightlife concept inspired by old New York, and 270 guest rooms - each with stunning views wrapping around the island of Manhattan, custom-designed bath fixtures, and a clever nod to the tale here and there. All guest rooms at Mondrian are non-smoking rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mondrian Soho Hotel New York City