Choosing where to stay in New York is not easy. Uptown, downtown, apartment or hotel….the options are many. You may want to be close to the Central Park art galleries, the mid town sights or you may want to explore the villages downtown.
Because of previous visits to New York, I knew that I wanted to stay in Soho and on this special occasion, a Soho hotel would be more suitable than an apartment.
The Crosby Street Hotel stood out as the place to stay. As the first hotel to be opened in New York by the English Firmdale Hotels Group and as a member of Design Hotels, a group I had worked with often as a travel agent, I was wanting to experience the service and attention to detail that they were well known for in their in their stylish, well designed hotels .
The minute we arrived at the hotel, I knew that this was the hotel for me. Check in was quick and easy, the staff were super friendly and nothing was too much trouble.
The eclectic interior made me feel at home. A stunning mix of modern art work and sculptures combined to provide a welcoming haven.
To one side a sitting room offered large comfy chairs and sofas to relax in and enjoy a drink from the honour bar.
Glass doors led to the courtyard where, in these early days of spring, filtered sunlight was caught. Market umbrellas, canvas covered sofas and hanging lanterns created a peaceful oasis.
Breakfast was served in the restaurant on the other side of the entrance. By night, this was the place to be. The bar was always packed and the atmosphere fun! Though we didn’t eat here, I can certainly recommend the cocktails!
Upstairs, our rooms did not disappoint. Beautifully appointed, chic and stylish…they were a pleasure to return too. The bathroom was huge so I was very happy!
The Crosby Street Hotel is in a fabulous position in the centre of Soho. The well known shopping streets of Soho surround the hotel and many of New York’s fabulous restaurants are close by. Balthazar is on the corner which proved very handy for a quick takeaway coffee!
The food spots of East Village are within walking distance. Head to Prune, Clinton St Bakery or Shopsins for a New York brunch. Bleeker St is an easy stoll to the west. Walk a little further and you will be in the Meatpacking District and the start/finish of the High Line. Not too far away is Union Square and Madison Square Park where you’ll find Union Square Market and the fabulous restaurant, Eleven Madison Park . We could even walk the Brooklyn Bridge and the 9/11 Memorial from the hotel!
I’ll certainly be back!
Where do you like to stay in New York?