About SoHo Grand Hotel
When the 353-room SoHo Grand Hotel first opened in 1996, it drew coverage in the pages of tony publications like Vogue, Vanity Fair and GQ, and no wonder: It was the first luxury hotel to open in SoHo in more than a century, and it helped set the prototype for the urban boutique hotel experience. It also attracted celebrities, models and other fashion types, and is attributed with helping to transform the neighborhood into what it is today – the city's chicest shopping district.
It's an easy stroll from the SoHo Grand to in-demand stores such as Bloomingdale's, Opening Ceremony, If, Stella McCartney, Topshop and many others to boot. It's also near several popular restaurants like Balthazar and Tomoe Sushi, close to the persistent purveyors of designer knock-offs along Canal Street, and a 10-minute walk to Tribeca, which has a similar weathered-cobblestone feel but is brimming with hip nightclubs should you desire a night on the town.
But the SoHo Grand is not one of those hotels that stands on location alone. Interior designer William Sofield channeled the area's industrial vibe for the hotel, choosing details like vintage chandeliers, rough-hewn wood and whimsical wallpaper, and a central steel staircase illuminated by glass bubbles for the two-floor lobby, which is manned by staff smartly clad in gingham shirts and tailored jeans. It's easy to drop off your shopping bags here in-between shopping and sightseeing jaunts, and the hotel offers multiple spaces where you can sink into plush chairs to relax with a glass of wine in hand. On the second floor, the Grand Bar has leather banquettes and adjoins a lounge with faux white peacocks and floor-to-ceiling windows. The Club Room, meanwhile, has an Old World feel with black-and-white photos of Hollywood elite and a working fireplace. And the ivy-strewn Yard is the perfect place to hang out with locals and sip a cool drink under the summer sun.
Did you know?
The SoHo Grand was the first hotel to open in SoHo in more than a century.
An episode of The Sopranos was shot at the SoHo Grand.
Scenesters and style-minded travelers will be most happy here as the prime SoHo location makes it easy to take advantage of some of the city's best downtown shopping, dining and clubbing. Pet company Hartz Mountain Industries owns the hotel so it's also a good option if Fido is coming along. Those looking to hit Museum Mile, catch a few Broadway shows or work in Midtown each day will be less well served since all of those activities require a subway or taxi ride.
Soho Grand Hotel Location Information:
310 W. Broadway
New York, NY 10013
C, E to Spring St.; 4, 5, 6 to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall; N, R, Q to Canal St.; 1, 2, 3 to Chambers St.; 1 to Franklin St.
The intimate second-floor bar has leather banquettes, tables for two and stools that line the glossy wood bar (open Thursday through Saturday).
The Club Room
With a dining room and a parlor, this is the place to go for meals, an intimate fireplace cocktail and DJ-led dancing on the weekends.
Open in the summer, this ivy-strewn stone patio serves cocktails to guests who perch on the white wooden chairs shaded by umbrellas and gauzy curtains. A DJ spins here on weekend nights.
Room service is available 24 hours a day.
- 24 Hour Room Service
- Babysitting/Child Services
- Business Center
- Conference Facilities
- Doctor on Call
- Fitness Center or Spa
- Handicapped Rooms/Facilities
- High Speed Internet
- Laundry Service
- Meeting/Banquet Facilities
- No Smoking Rooms/Facilities
- Pets Allowed
- Safe Deposit Box
- Wireless Internet