New York, United States

Arlo SoHo

Rates from (ex tax)$116.10

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD133.22), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Clever, compact and contemporary

Setting

Between Soho and the Hudson

Flanked by the A-list neighbourhoods of Soho, Tribeca and Greenwich Village, Arlo SoHo is an ingeniously designed micro boutique hotel with a macro personality. The snug, urban-cabin rooms pack a whole lot of punches into their compact space, with solid-walnut alcove beds, integrated tech and ooh-that’s-clever storage solutions. Up top there’s an open-air cocktail bar with views to downtown; or choose your poison in the lobby’s Liquor Bar and settle into an ergonomic armchair or a sofa in the library. The deliciously simple Meat + Three has mix-and-match meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the 24-hour pantry Bodega has artisanal treats for in between.

Smith Extra

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A welcome drink each on arrival

Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

325.

Check–Out

Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm, also flexible, subject to availability.

Rates

Double rooms from $116.10, excluding tax at 14.75 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional room tax of $3.50 per person per night on check-out.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD133.22), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates do not include breakfast; for $19 extra you get access to the buffet of cereals, fresh fruit, smoked fish and more.

Also

Ask to borrow one of the Priority bicycles and explore the city on two wheels. The hotel has partnerships with the local DogPound gym (www.thedogpound.com) and Sky Ting yoga (www.skytingyoga.com), with classes available for guests – they’re very popular, so book ahead if you can.

At the hotel

Restaurant, two cocktail bars (one rooftop), coffee shop, library, free WiFi throughout, Priority bicycles on request. In rooms: TV, mini fridge, hairdryer, Blind Barber bath products.

Our favourite rooms

The City Queen-Terrace rooms have a few extra square feet of space inside, but the main draw is the generous patio with two sunloungers, an outdoor shower and views of downtown Manhattan. The standard City and Courtyard Queens and Kings are the same size, so take your pick depending on if you value floor-space or rollover-space.

Packing tips

Follow the Arlo philosophy: everything you need, no excess. Alright, fine, bring the selfie stick.

Also

All the common areas are wheelchair-accessible, and there are rooms in all categories designed for guests with mobility issues.

Children

All ages welcome. Twin bunk rooms can be connected to a King room on request. Highchairs are available in Harold's Meat + Three restaurant.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Grab a table in the sun-trap courtyard in summer, or watch New York go by through the floor-to-ceiling windows inside.

Dress Code

Leisurely work- and play-wear – casual shirts, printed sweaters and roll-up jeans will do just fine.

Hotel restaurant

Chef Harold Moore brings the hearty simplicity of southern American hospitality at his airy in-house restaurant at the Arlo SoHo, Harold's Meat + Three. Be it breakfast, lunch or dinner, the concept remains the same: pick a meat (or protein-packed veggie alternative) and three sidekicks to go with it. The lengthy list of options includes avocado toast, double-cut prime rib and fried chicken that momma would be proud of. For the contrarians, there’s a mighty salad bar alternative, along with plats and hot dogs du jour. Out of hours, Bodega comes to the rescue, with Joe coffee and artisan snacks from Mouth.com among the assortment in the bulging pantry.

Hotel bar

Head up to Good Story, the inside-outside bar on the rooftop for cocktails, craft beers, and views across the Hudson river; all the better if it’s in the throes of a pop-up experience at the time. Far, far below, the sleek contemporary design of the Arlo Liquor Bar draws in locals and guests alike for cocktails from the ever-changing list and light bites from Harold Moore’s kitchen. There are several spots to settle into, from the stools and work tables by the bar itself, to the low-slung living-room sofas and courtyard outside.

Last orders

Harold's Meat + Three is open from 6am until 10pm daily. Arlo Liquor Bar opens at 11am and closes at 11.30pm; Good Story opens at 5pm and stays that way until 1am. Bodega is open 24 hours a day.

Room service

There’s no room service, but each room comes with a mini fridge to stash leftovers and buys from Bodega.

Location

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Address
Arlo SoHo
231 Hudson St
New York City
10013
New York City
United States

Planes

Most international flights arrive at JFK (www.airport-jfk.com), which is 45 minutes’ drive away and costs a flat rate of $52 in a yellow cab, plus toll and tip – around $70 in total. LaGuardia airport is closer; it takes about 40 minutes to the hotel and a private transfer costs around $35.

Trains

The nearest subway is Canal Street; it’s a couple of minutes’ walk where Canal Street meets Varick Street. From there, the 1 line runs directly to and from Penn station, the humongous regional train station. The magical Grand Central Terminal, on the other side of Manhattan, is a destination in itself, regardless of whether you’re taking a train upstate or not.

Automobiles

Driving in New York is best left to the professionals, but if you do arrive in your own wagon, the hotel provides valet parking for $55 a night.

Worth getting out of bed for

If you secretly get excited by fire engines (don’t we all?), walk one block to the Fire Museum and swat up on the FDNY, from the original ‘bucket brigades’ to the tragic events of 9/11. Walk west and stop just before your feet get wet and you’ll find that you’re in Hudson River Park, a sliver of green space running up the west side. Nearby neighbourhoods include Soho for shopping, Greenwich Village for bohemian heritage and Tribeca for a quick hit of property porn; and all of them for eating and drinking until your belly begs for mercy. To go further afield, take subway line 1 from Canal Street station; it runs up to Midtown and Central Park in the north, and south to the World Trade Center and Bowling Green, where boats depart for Staten Island and the Statue of Liberty.

Local restaurants

Tribeca Grill (375 Greenwich Street) is owned by Robert de Niro and has an all-star menu of New American cuisine alongside one of the city’s best wine lists. All-day brasserie Balthazar (80 Spring Street) does everything from steak frites to bouillabaisse in a bubbling, vintage French atmosphere. Blue Ribbon (97 Sullivan Street) is a local favourite for simple things done very well, and it’s the brasserie that almost never sleeps – it closes at 4am. Hit up Parm (248 Mulberry Street) for no-nonsense Italian American dishes in a typically cheery diner.

Local cafés

For cronuts and cookie shots, head to Dominique Ansel Bakery (189 Spring Street), where everything tastes just as good as it looks (and yes, it’s all rather comely). Join the queue for a slice of Joe's Pizza (7 Carmine Street) – the legendary pie shop has been going strong since 1979; it takes approximately one bite to find out why.

Local bars

Employees Only (510 Hudson Street) will actually probably let you in if you ask nicely; inside there’s a hush-hush prohibition-style atmosphere and an inventive mix of cocktails. No New York boozer has been continuously serving alcohol for longer than the Ear Inn (326 Spring Street); it’s in an historic building dating back to somewhen around 1817. The Stonewall Inn (53 Christopher Street) is where it all started for the gay rights movement, with anti-oppression riots in 1969; it’s now a National Historic Landmark, and still a good tavern.

Reviews

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Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this boutique hotel in New York and unpacked their pastrami and root beer, a full account of their city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Arlo SoHo in New York...

The Arlo SoHo is not for everyone. If you’re the kind of person who likes to lay out each supplement of your Sunday broadsheet on a separate bureau, you may as well shut down your Amstrad now. This is a hotel designed for urban explorers and digital nomads, a base for their adventures in one of the world’s most exciting cities. The rooms are compact but ingeniously designed, with under-bed storage, flip down desks and pegboard closets maximising every inch of space. Downstairs, local creatives drop by for a morning at the walnut co-working table in the library, or a casual meeting on the mid-century style living room sofas. Harold Moore’s Meat + Three is as simple as it is effective – mix-and-match meals high on quality and low on pretence. Arlo SoHo is a hotel that delivers on its promise: to provide the very best of everything you need.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Arlo SoHo’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The style of the rooms and sociable common areas. Bubby's on Hudson Street does an amazing breakfast/ brunch. The pancakes are dreamy! You may have to wait, but it shouldn't be too long – you'll need the time to prep your stomach for the portions.

Don’t expect

Many personal touches. The hotel is all about being a clean slate, so personalisation for each guest can sometimes feel a little lost.

Rating

Stayed on 18 May 2017

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