246 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013
Subway: Spring St.
Deluxe King Room:
Rack Rate: $595 per night + tax
Our Rate: $399 per night + tax
Booked Via: Jet Luxury Resorts
We really liked the Trump SOHO. The website gives you the impression that the hotel is much larger than it really is. With about 8 rooms per floor, it’s not huge. But, it has everything anyone could need and it’s close to shopping and great places to eat.
Location: You can’t beat the location of the Trump SOHO. At the intersection of SOHO, Tribeca and the West Village, it’s close to just about everything you could ever want to do. It’s also the tallest building around, so you can’t miss it. From LaGuardia in average traffic, it’s about 35 minutes via the Williamsburg Bridge. Subway stops are less than 3 minutes walk.
Rooms: Rooms here are very spacious for NYC. At just over 400 sq feet, the bathrooms are almost as big as the room itself. Well laid out, there’s a good sized desk, full size sofa and floor to ceiling windows. We were on the 22nd floor, so we had views across SOHO to the Lower East Side and the Williamsburg Bridge. You could also look towards midtown and see the Empire State Building. There’s a large soaking tub, dual vanities and walk in shower. Closet space is the only things that’s limited here. If you’re bringing more than 4-5 days of clothes for two that need to be hung, you may be disappointed. You can control everything in the room via the TV remote control including heating/AC, curtains, etc. WIth only 8 rooms on each floor, noise outside the rooms is minimal.
Facilities: The hotel has a great spa and the only personal Turkish Hammam’s in NYC. We’ve covered that in a separate review. The lobby has plenty of seating areas and there’s also a great on-site restaurant, Quattro and also a bar called Kastel that turns into a night club after 11PM. We didn’t try Quattro, but we did visit Kastel earlier in the afternoon for happy hour. It opens at 5PM and is fairly small. If you had 100 people in here, you’d be claustrophobic. Drinks were phenomenal, but a bit high priced even for NYC. Average prices were $18-$25 each.
Staff: Staff were nice and helpful. Bar staff were very helpful and always made sure we had what we needed. Housekeeping was prompt and we received turn down service every night.
Pros: Good service, large rooms and location, location, location.
Cons: Even with 4 elevators, there can be a bit of a wait during busy periods. Cab drivers have a hard time finding the hotel, so it’s a good idea to make sure you take the cross street address with you when you’re out and about.
IAH TIP: Jet Luxury Resorts “owns” a block of rooms with better rates than booking with the hotel direct. They also have great last minute deals.