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The design of the hotel and the location The service was extremely poor. The concierge was not very helpful. The rooms would not be cleaned unless requested and after several complaints. The coffee was brought cold. Walked into our room bathroom at 5pm to find the housekeeping bucket and mops in the middle of the bathroom. The bellman placed our shopping bags in a wrong room without so much as an apology.
We spent a night in the city away from the kids for V day. The view was good. Great neighborhood. Lots of places to go to, great restaurants and shopping nearby.
This hotel has been on my list of places to stay since it opened up so I was very excited to finally get here, albeit maybe 10 yrs later... The decor was beautiful and the staff were all excellent. This includes valet and maids that you pass in the halls. Unfortunately the state of our room was a little disappointing. We did check in early so it's possible they rushed to clean it. Our room was a roasting 78 degrees when we got there and the thermostat was clearly set to 80. The window barely opened so it did not provide much relief and switching over to AC only helped cool the room by the next morning. It was HOT and dry!!! Second disappointing thing was the used toilet paper still in the toilet. I also was challenged in my ability to flush it away, so I can see how it got left behind. Third thing was the random hair pins I kept finding throughout the room...
Front desk staff was great! Bathroom was spacious -- huge for NYC standards and the wall paper is beautiful! Bed was very comfortable!! Shower curtain smelled moldy. To be a dog friendly hotel, the dog bed provided was dirty, it stunk, had cigarette burns and ultimately, my dog refused to use it. The bell hops were very snobby and unfriendly.
Every Associate we encountered was excellent; very warm, helpful and accommodating. Our 10th floor room was cozily decorated in darker tones and neutral accents. The furnishings were appealing, well built, and fitted to the room with adequate room to maneuver throughout. The bed was extremely comfortable and we left it each morning feeling rested and recharged. The most comfortable bed I have ever slept in while traveling. The bathroom was exceptionally clean and was supplied as expected for this level of Accommodation. (I have managed hotels and know first hand that, even the appearance of clean, is impossible on white porcelain and ceramic tile. Exterior noise from inside the building went mostly unnoticed; city noise was acceptable without the a/c fan running but we set it to blow continuously and the city outside mostly faded away (A/C blew worked excellent). Amenities are as advertised; the lounge atmosphere and appearance brings to mind an image of a1920's / 30's sitting parlour - comfortable, elegant, and well suited for drinks, work, meeting a coworkers or friends. On the weekend we stayed, the lounge was fused with music of the runway, the city and SoHo. It was an excellent kickoff for our evening with friends. The location could not have been better for us; subway - entrance on same block; restaurants - all around; cabs - always; Minibar prices were beyond excessive (I wondered if I was staying in an Airport grab-n-go) Room services prices - also excessive - (see: Oatmeal) The Following Falls Under "...if that's all he can complain about...." (these were the only negatives I could remember; most likely because they were encountered repeatedly) : The drawer-pull's on the main chest of drawers were very difficult to get a hold of. If I had long nails, or carried traditional keys, I could have hooked these without a problem; alas, neither is the case. Although the stairs were our preferred method of "up and down"; we found it challenging to get from our floor (10th), to our friends floor (7th), via the elevator. The pass key security system didn't seem to allow exit onto a floor other than our own.
the service and the great atmosphre great rooms dormen were the best food in lobby pretty good too small room
The location is great. Thought the price was a little on the high side given the size of the room and amenities.
good room and great view and good vibe in bar area price of breakfast -just too expensive on top of an expensive room rate...
Great staff nice rooms
Room service was top notch! Every single staff member was extremely kind. The location is in the smack middle of everything wonderful and great. What is not to like in Soho? The one minus for us were the small bed, for 2 adults and a 5 year old. No king bed just queen if not a double. Overall, a great stay, we would request a rollaway in the definite future.
It's location was what I liked best. Room was slightly small for what you pay. Decor in rooms is not up to what you pay for. Staff are slight too laid back... But maybe that's just the "cool" vibe of Soho.
Good location in the middle of SOHO near multiple businesses. Easily accessible via subway. Attractive interior with industrial accents. International guests and staff. Good food and drink in hotel bar and lounge. Room is well appointed including a bathrobe, various bathroom products, blow dryer, well stocked minibar fridge and snacks (costs extra). Solid wifi. The desk and chair in the room were uncomfortable. I spent the majority of my waking time in the room there on a business trip. That and there's no other space in the hotel to sit quietly. The downstairs lounge is not really a sit and linger sort of space. Plus at night the downstairs lounge and bar become a nightclub with DJ. Which is great for pleasure travelers, but is a pain for business traveling. Would stay again for fun, but not for business.
Great location, clean, friendly staff. Concierge service was not all that great, loud guests late at night.
Outstanding and very helpful staff. Quiet location like a boutique hotel.
Great location and design. People very warm and great value Size of bathrooms
Look and feel of the hotel. Love the front courtyard. Although we did not have a chance to eat in the restaurant, the area looked amazing. The stay was overall good. The room was a little late in being available but that happens. The front desk staff was ok. Not overly friendly or warm but certainly not rude or short. iPhone dock was a bit old. Should at least have adapters for newer iPhones.
Quiet street Contemporary style Chandeliers in the restaurant. Sitting areas in both restaurant and bar Blue and white color in rooms Big full length mirror in bedroom. Shower only Wall of windows All of the staff were incredibly nice! Cab fare from Soho to uptown
The restaurant on site is very nice and fun for weekend brunches. Rooms are very very tiny.
Great location. Great decor. The books everywhere gave it a cool and relaxing atmosphere. Loved housekeeping twice a day. Quiet. I really liked that they have no tub. Showers are so much cleaner and relaxing. No bar. No restaurant....yet. We should of been told of that when we booked.
Shower Bed Large tv One of the dim able bedside lamps didn't dim
The staff, particularly concierge, were amazing. Not only were they efficient in making bookings for us but they suggested some fantastic restaurants for us to visit. The room was quite big for a NY hotel. The bed was fantastically comfortable and we loved the Kiehl's bathroom products. The location of the hotel was excellent - so convenient for site seeing and shopping. We also loved Kittichai - fantastic food. All in all, a fantastic stay. Thank you!!!
The king bed was great and the toiletries are tops. There is a gap of more than an inch between the door and the floor - which means I heard every conversation in the lobby / lift and every ding of the bell. I also had to put a towel against the door to block out the light and some of the noise.
Beautiful boutique hotel. The staff was excellent. Service was excellent. That is the most important to me. I will defintely return to this wonderful hotel and gladly recommend it to friends/colleagues/family! Believe it or not, in my room (56) the toilet paper holder is located in a very awkward location -- sort of gets in the way.
very clean. Staff is extremely hospitable. wonderful food. superb location fitness room is way too small
Low key but helpful manner of staff. Location is excellent. Food & service at Kittichai Restarant excellent.
Great location in SoHo, cool modern decor and good sized room, friendly staff. Oh, and luxury soap. Lobby lacks charm and comfort - not the sort of place you want to hang out. Overly intrusive music.
The location was excellent, close to Subway, great restaurants and shopping. Noise in room on 11th floor (119) coming from elevator (we think) was like someone using an industrial stapler in the early morning hours. Unfortunately I'm a light sleeper.
We loved the location in Soho, lots of great restaurants and shopping nearby, and we found the room to be very comfortable. The subway was convenient, with rapid service to midtown. Although the bar scene was fun to watch until midnight or 1 AM, it got annoying when we did try to sleep. That was our only issue.
Location Not set up for the business traveller - no desk in room, poor electrical outlet access.
Friendly staff. Stylish. Perfect location for my needs. Would love to make this my destination hotel for my monthly trips, but only if the price were reasonable. Way over priced for the fact that it was not finished and booking.com did not make it clear that the hotel was not yet finished, which was misleading. Lift to ground floor not working so had to carry bags down 2 flights of stairs when door staff not around. No restaurant or room service - although refreshments were offered "free of charge" in the lobby, when this is instead of a full or half service hotel its slightly different - its not a perk, its a necessity!
Excellent location, extremelly friendly and helpful staff, nice room, design details Due to the recent opening of the hotel the restaurant and other common areas were not available for guests. Small living/social area
It is a new design hotel. Very friendly and professional staff. Nice rooms ( not the small and ridiculous rooms we usually find in NY ) with graet light and huge windows. Best location impossible for whom going to have shopping and promenades. Really great.
This hotel has an excellent location and benefits from modern design. Due to a mistake by Booking . com my 16 yr old son had to sleep on the floor for our first two nights . No roll-away beds were available and none could be obtained . I specifically included that our party was a 3 and this information was not conveyed to the staff at The James so its was not their fault or responsibilty to correct. I was extremely disappointed by this fact. The hotel staff did provide a roll up bed when one became available but it shouldn't have come to this if Booking . com had provided all the information given by its guests to the administration staff at The James. I would advise any customer who is travelling as a party of 3 to contact the staff at The James directly to confirm that roll away beds are available
The room, the staff, the restaurant, the green roof . The bar at the roof is a happening place and i had my young daughter!
Great interior and the employees were very sevice oriented
I especially loved being on the corner of a subway stop, a couple of blocks from Little Italy, a couple of blocks from Chinatown, and walking distance to so much more. The hotel was clean and neat and my room was updated. Even the coffee was good. I was alone and just wanted a clean, comfortable room to wash, dress, and sleep in. I didn't care that the room was very small (not even a closet, just 4 hooks) and the bed only a double size. This is NYC. Rent even for studio apartments is ridiculous. But, couples and families should make sure to get a larger room.
Location and proximity to subway, price, a comfortable place to sleep No computer use for guests
Hotel is steps away from the subway. A short walk to Little Italy and the Financial district. Lobby doors lock in the late evening for added security. The bathroom was riddled with mold due to poor cleaning and ventilation. Had to keep to bathroom door closed to avoid the smell.
Very good sized room for Nyc Comfy bed Very clean The core stuff was almost all there and really nice. It's clearly a budget hotel, but on the verge of not feeling like one. Internet sucked!!! As much as I loved this place and think it's an incredible value, for that reason alone I'd think twice about returning. Can't control room temperature. Too much AC for my liking the first day and I left shivering, but after that was fine. Service very limited. What hotel doesn't have wine glasses? And they had a corkscrew, but I had to talk them into letting me borrow it.