I always stay mid town and this trip I wanted to shake things up so I booked 4 nights at The James. I booked it because I love the area and always end up down here for dinners and meetings.
I checked in on the second floor and loved the layout of the lobby. It was around 5PM and they daily happy hour was going on in that area. They bring out wines and cheese plus some crackers and other treats. I think it's a great way to unwind and meet people. Loved it.
I went to my room and they had given me a corner room facing the freedom town that was small but very nice. The bathroom was just great with a view of the city from the tub. Nice!
I think if I stayed a little bit longer, I might upgrade for more square footage, but this worked fine.
Staff was so nice and by the time the next morning rolled around, they called me by name. I like that personal attention. Who doesn't???
The area is typical SoHo and such fun to walk and discover. Great trendy shops with tons of bars and restaurants within walking distance. if you haven't stayed down here, grab a seat on the subway and walk around. Your coolness factor rises with each step you take.
I tried to book the hotel on my last trip and it was sold out, so maybe I'm on to a great property.
I'll try again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Anchoring SoHo's southwest corner, The James New York – SoHo is an ideally situated, warmly modern, residential styled luxury hotel that delivers an artful blend of exquisitely hand-crafted design, intuitive service and personalized comfort. Unique features include all-glass Sky Lobby, rooftop deck and pool with river-to-river Manhattan views. The lush Urban Garden is an outdoor escape, offering seasonal entertainment, cultural events and fine cuisine. With activities including Tribeca Film Festival screenings, yoga, spa services, croquet and more, the Urban Garden is a hub for creative communities to gather and interact. Guests are invited to dine at David Burke Kitchen which offers wholesome and hearty modern American food, locally sourced and presented in the creative and whimsical style that is Burke's trademark. Enjoy cocktails at JIMMY, our rooftop bar which boasts a sexy social atmosphere, with an enclosed bar and lounge set against 360-degree views of the Manhattan skyline. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The James New York Hotel New York City