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“Excellent hotel run by amazing staff, would stay here again!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Howard Johnson Manhattan Soho

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Howard Johnson Manhattan Soho
Ranked #253 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent hotel run by amazing staff, would stay here again!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

Prior to booking I found very few reviews or photos on this hotel other than it seemed very recently built, and the brand Howard Johnson didnt inspire confidence. Took a chance on it and I'm so glad I did! Its not your typical HoJo (shouldnt be tagged as a 2-star, reminded me of an Intercontinental that I had stayed at). We stayed 3 nights between christmas & new-years.

Location is great (in chinatown/soho), its a 5-10min walk to the subway and it felt like a safe area. There's a parking garage (w/ security) about 2 blocks away if needed. We found some excellent restaurants within 15min walking distance. By subway I think it was a 15 min ride to midtown/times square etc. Very convenient.

Rooms were very clean & comfortable and as its a brand new hotel everything was in great condition. The room we were in was tiny (basically not much bigger than the bed)...but we were in town and it was enough space for a couple. Breakfast was perfect for us (we eat light anyways) and wifi worked great.

Great value - when booked, this hotel was leaps and bounds cheaper than any other that I had seen. My other options (in that price range) were to stay near meadowlands, thankfully stayed here, got to experience more of NYC more and I feel like we saved a lot of time trying to commute.

Coupled with the excellent amenities, the staff was amazing. Additionally, needed to move the booking by 1 day due to a massive snow storm that hit the north-east (didnt want to drive down in that mess) and the staff was really helpful in getting that sorted out (so was the agoda.com agent). Super friendly, super helpful (felt they went above and beyond) and really made our visit to NYC that much better.

Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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derek l, Owner at Howard Johnson Manhattan Soho, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Hello Rob thank you for taking a chance and staying with us! We really appreciate your business, but you you and other guests that make it worthwhile, because we didn't build a hotel for me to stay in! We built it so you are comfortable and happy about your stay. If there is anything you would like add to our services or amenities or if there is anything we can improve please let us know @ info@hjsoho.com, we take your suggestions very seriously.

Thank you once again for taking a chance on us! If there is anything you need please contact our amazing front desk staff about any future stays.
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

This hotel is right in the heart of Chinatown and super close to the Brooklyn Bridge.It is about 5 blocks from a subway station that takes you directly to midtown. The hotel is brand new with ultra modern decor, such as Marilyn Monroe pop art chairs in the foyer. The hotel provides free tea and coffee at all times of the day, and a free breakfast, although there is not much choice, just a few pastries and a selection of 3 breakfast cereals, however it is superb for the price you pay. The room is spacious and everything is brand new, such as the widescreen flatscreen tv. You really wouldn't get more space for your money anywhere in Manhattan. The staff were attentive and friendly, and came up straight away when we thought we broke our safe! Highly recommend this hotel to anyone who doesn't want to deal with the midtown crowds!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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derek l, Owner at Howard Johnson Manhattan Soho, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review about our Hotel and staff, they really deserve the praise, without you or the wonderful staff I wouldn't have a hotel to run. Please let us know if there are things we can improve, we are aiming to exceed your expectations. Contact us for any future stays and our staff will be sure to take care of any special requests or amenities you may need during a future stay.

Thank you once again for your continued interest in Howard Johnson Manhattan Soho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

The staff really makes the trip effortless. They know customer service. The rooms were so sleek and modern with huge comfortable beds! Even though its Chinatown it is so worth the cost because of the boutique style hotel and the service. Trust me, stay here and enjoy!!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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derek l, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Manhattan Soho, responded to this review, December 19, 2012
Thank you for staying with us. We will do our very best to make you feel like you are at HOME AWAY FROM HOME during your next stay!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012

Stayed on night on business through my corporate travel center. This is a new hotel with very nicely appointed cozy rooms (NY Style) and comfy bedding, towels, bathroom and large screen TV. Location is Soho near the F train that gets you across town if necessary. Location in the middle of the Chinatown area with businesses throughout. Felt pretty safe on streets at night. Front desk area and manager all extremely nice and professional. Limited but good enough breakfast in the lobby area. For around $200 weekday, not bad compared to others in this category like Club Quarters and other small boutique hotels with much higher price tags. I'd stay again and recommend to others.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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derek l, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Manhattan Soho, responded to this review, December 19, 2012
We appreciate you choosing our Howard Johnson Manhattan Soho! Your valuable input and suggestions are the only methods that will enable us to achieve a higher level of service! And we look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to NEW YORK CITY!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

First time stay in this new hotel in lower Manhattan. One of the most high-end hotels in lower Manhattan. Totally different than the traditional ones. Great design in the lobby, and very nice room. Great city views. Convenient and great location. Great customer services.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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derek l, Public Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Manhattan Soho, responded to this review, December 19, 2012
Sorry to response so late. We really appreciate your good reviews on Trip Advisor, and you might be the first guest of our hotel. First of all, whether you were traveling on business or for pleasure, we know that you have a variety of choices for your accommodations, and we were honored that you selected our property for your lodging needs. We are look forward to meet you soon in the near future.
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Property: Howard Johnson Manhattan Soho
Address: 5 Allen St, New York City, NY 10002-5301
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Chinatown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #253 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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Number of rooms: 43
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