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“Seriously the worst, was misled by all the good reviews”
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Sohotel
Ranked #287 of 468 Hotels in New York City
Reviewed May 4, 2013

No elevator, no telephone, no fridge, no stationary, broken wifi, hot water took 10 minutes to draw. All of the furniture was beat up and broken, looking as though it was picked up on the curb (and, no, not in a cute vintage way). The comforter was pilled, the paint colors were ugly. The maid's cart was parked in the hallway all evening long. The staff were friendly but unsophisticated, construction was underway. For $300 a night, this place was totally unacceptable. The only way this hotel makes sense is if you are a big group of travelers looking to save money by sharing a room with 3 full beds. For everyone else, save yourself the frustration and look elsewhere!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

i agree with others who have reviewd this little gem of a hotel,it is time to get real about the size of the rooms and the noise. Yes the room is small and we didnt have a window , just a skylight, but it was spotlessly clean, the beds were comfy, the bathroom neat and towels were white and fluffy. When in New York how much time do you spend in your room? Only the hours you are asleep or getting ready for bed / going out for the day. We had an internal room and it was a very quiet.
The staff were very helpful in suggesting local restaurants to eat at. There is an excellent restaurant closeby, the Azzuria Grotto, that the hotel has a 10%off deal with and it served wonderful breakfasts. Being so close to little Italy and Chinatown makes the food choices endless.
Soho was within easy walking distance, as was the Subway. There is lots to see within stricking disatnce. The East Side tenement Museum is only 5 minutes away and an absolute must.
My friend and I have been to lots of cities in our travels, New York is one of our favourite places and we would certainly stay here again if we go back. Not cheap , where is in New York , but good value.

Room Tip: Internal rooms are very quiet although there is no window only a skylight.
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank 921SueD
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

This hotel is well located in Soho and offers a pleasant atmosphere with a fun decoration.
The rooms are a bit small, but in New-York ... you shouldn't stay in your room!
Too bad breakfast was not included, but we found some nearby.
The personel was helpfull and smily!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank jaquoze
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

The area of Soho in NY is great.
Thank goodness we didn't spend much time in the hotel room.
No space to move..window faced a wall 1 ft away, furniture old and run-down....
will never go there again..not a good value at all.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Adrian_W727
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

The hotel itself is well placed with easy access to Chinatown and Little Italy and close to many subway stations. The issue that I have is that as a group of 4 we booked a 4 bed private room. When we arrived we found this to be 2 double beds and it was explained to us that what we were sold was a room that sleeps 4 people. The room is sold on a per person cost so we were charged the room rate for each person staying. If this was booked for 1 person would it be a quarter of the price? Would they fill the room to capacity with other guests? Would you be expected to share a bed with a complete stranger if they did?

Beyond the deceptive pricing and room description our stay was pleasant enough.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Andrew W
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

I tend to agree with the consensus of other reviewers of the Sohotel. We stayed three nights in two stints either end of a visit to NYC. Rooms are comfortable, clean and tidy if a bit small (small is not a criticism on a city break). Staff are always very pleasant and helpful.
Only real downside is the noise. The Bowery is noisy 24 hours a day, even on a Sunday. I have seen some comments criticising the noise proofing on the windows but I don't think that is a problem as the incessant noise seems to vibrate it's way in through the brickwork.
A pleasant, comfortable and well run establishment but unfortunately in the wrong location.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank KenK61
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Additional Information about Sohotel

Address: 341 Broome St, New York City, NY 10013-4236
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Chinatown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#166 Family Hotel in New York City
Price Range: $181 - $459 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sohotel 3*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sohotel in New York has a great location and great prices. Located in the center of downtown our hotel is comfortable, clean, and charming. We offer a great way to visit NYC and our commitment to customer satisfaction is our #1 goal. ... more   less 
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