In the heart of SoHo, the colorful Crosby Street Hotel is a boutique from the Firmdale Hotels group out of London. In 2009, owner and design director Kit Kemp opened this fresh, whimsical property, full of art, bold patterns, and a feminine touch that is frequently missing from the more common masculine-themed hotels of New York. Rooms feature floor-to-ceiling warehouse-style windows, with gorgeous views over SoHo and lower Manhattan. The ground-floor bar is a popular gathering place for New Yorkers, but many common spaces at this hotel are reserved just for guests. The Sculpture Garden and vibrant Drawing Room with deep, plush couches provide space to relax after a day of shopping in SoHo's boutiques. There is also a 99-seat cinema where films are screened weekly.
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In the heart of hip SoHo, the Crosby Street Hotel is a short stroll from some of the city's best shopping and art galleries. The location is also central for exploring lower Manhattan on foot, including neighboring NoLIta, NoHo, and Greenwich Village. Staying at the Crosby Street Hotel offers the chance to experience neighborhood landmark Balthazar. Go early for a croissant and café au lait to avoid the crowds. Dining and drinking options range from classic neighborhood pubs like Fanelli's to SoHo staples like The Dutch and NoLIta favorites like Tacombi at Fonda Nolita. For a taste of New York cocktail culture, pop into Mother's Ruin on Spring Street.
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Rooms: From $625. 69 rooms, 17 suites. Check-in: 2 p.m.; check-out: 11 a.m. Dining options:The Crosby Bar is as bright and whimsical as the guest rooms, with colorful dangling globe lighting and mixed pattern fabrics and wallpaper. Afternoon tea is a highlight in this all-day bar and restaurant. The Crosby Terrace is an outdoor space where breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, and cocktails are served seasonally. There are also guest-only lounge spaces in the hotel, including the leafy Sculpture Garden and the cozy, colorful Drawing Room. Spa and gym details: While there is no spa, there is a fully equipped gym on-site.
Who's it for: Design fanatics drawn to color and pattern. Luxury travelers seeking a home base near good shopping. Our favorite rooms:The Meadow Suite has a private terrace and a deep soaking tub. Rooms are quieter on the east side of the hotel, away from Crosby Street itself. Local ingredients:The hotel's 12th floor rooftop is home to a kitchen garden, where herbs, vegetables, and fruits are grown. There is also a rooftop chicken coop providing the kitchen with eggs—ask your server if interested in trying dishes showcasing items from the rooftop garden.