You’ll find New York City’s biggest concentration of boutique hotels in the trendy Soho and Tribeca areas of Lower Manhattan. At TravelMag.com, we compared these properties and selected our five favorites to recommend to NYC visitors.
Conveniently located near the Children’s Museum of the Arts and Washington Square Park, The James is situated in a vibrant creative community. Browse area shops via the complimentary Lexus hybrid car service before returning to enjoy the hotel’s fully equipped fitness center, rooftop bar and in-room spa services. Guests enjoy their own Starbucks VIA coffeemaker in their room along with custom James robes and slippers, a plasma-screen TV, Intelligent Nutrients bath products and free Wi-Fi.
This boutique hotel is rather affordable for the area, especially considering its convenient location near Little Italy and the East Village. When not checking out the local boutique shops or borrowing complimentary iPods for a local walking tour, guests can relax in their room with plush bathrobes and down pillows. Each room also features free Wi-Fi, a flat-panel TV, an MP3 jack and paraben-free bath amenities.
Duane Street Hotel
Located in the heart of Tribeca near trendy shops and bars, this boutique hotel features luxurious hardwood floors and minimalist designs in each cozy guestroom. Mehtaphor, the on-site restaurant, is a hot spot most nights, though guests can also opt for relaxation with available spa services. Each room features a plasma TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, cozy bathrobes and slippers, a rainfall showerhead and Frette Italian sheets.
For the full luxury experience, stay at this boutique hotel in the heart of Soho. Visit nearby attractions like the Children’s Museum of the Arts and Little Italy before heading back to your well-appointed room featuring premium bedding with Egyptian cotton sheets, an iPod docking station, a plasma TV and a comfortable work desk. The on-site restaurant, Isola Trattoria & Crudo Bar, features delicious coastal Italian cuisine in a sophisticated indoor/outdoor setting.
Cosmopolitan Hotel Tribeca
This Tribeca hotel is conveniently situated near the Financial District within easy walking distance of the Woolworth Building and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Guests will love the boutique feel captured in each room through the luxurious Frette Italian linens, flat-panel TV and complimentary wireless Internet service. In addition, this property features handy amenities like a business center, a 24-hour gym, laundry service and room service.