New York, United States

Arlo SoHo

Rates per night from$109.65

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 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD109.65), 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 $109.65, 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 and an additional resort fee of $31.57 per room per night on check-out.

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 (bumping them up to 160sq ft), 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. All guest rooms, as is typical for New York, average at a petite but perfectly formed 150sq ft.

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
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 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 does everything from steak frites to bouillabaisse in a bubbling, vintage French atmosphere. Blue Ribbon 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 for no-nonsense Italian American dishes in a typically cheery diner.

Local cafés

For cronuts and cookie shots, head to Dominique Ansel Bakery, 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 – the legendary pie shop has been going strong since 1979; it takes approximately one bite to find out why.

Local bars

Employees Only 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; it’s in an historic building dating back to somewhen around 1817. The Stonewall Inn 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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Georgia Hopkins

Anonymous review

By Georgia Hopkins, Travel guru

Arlo SoHo takes micro-living to a whole new level. We’d heard that the rooms were small, so we were somewhat prepared, but one thing’s for sure: you don’t book a room here if you’re looking for somewhere to roam. No, sir: it’s all about making the most of the enormous shared spaces instead. And for us, this worked just fine.

We were pretty exhausted by the time we rolled into the Arlo’s Hudson Square outpost (there’s another not far from Madison Square). The location is great, on the border of all the good bits: Tribeca, SoHo, the Hudson River, the West Village, the World Trade Centre, and not far from Chelsea and the Meatpacking District.

We were greeted with the big smiles of the friendly front-desk staff. They could see we were knackered, so they quickly ran through the check-in process before handing over two on-the-house drinks vouchers (amen). There’s a liquor bar in the lobby, often with live music, and that’s where we plonked ourselves for an unwinding hour or two to soak up our new home’s atmosphere – big glasses of wine in hand.

The bar is lively. The communal spaces, too. People are everywhere. Edged by big glass and steel windows – and a pretty plant-filled courtyard – these areas are particularly inviting. Cosy sofas, big lounge chairs, a long wooden table with heaps of power points – it’s the perfect space to work from. There is art everywhere. There are books. The lighting is good. Welcoming would be an understatement.

Harold’s Meat + Three is the southern-inspired ground-floor restaurant, but it was the rooftop bar that really blew our socks off. Why? The views, baby!

Recently named the Surf Shack for summer, this up-high space features an outdoor grill, rosé and oyster stations, tiki drinks and, yes, killer views over the Hudson River and down to Tribeca. The view of the World Trade Center (and the crazy new Jenga-style building I became quite fascinated with) are seriously impressive. A sunset drink up there, under the hanging lights, is pretty special. And what the hotel lacks in a room-service offering, it makes up for with a cute little 24-hour bodega on the ground floor where you can pick up everything from granola in the morning, to sandwiches for lunch, drinks and snacks (I developed a serious addiction to their peanut butter and dark chocolate cookies). With free bikes on offer, courtesy of Arlo Bicycles, getting around downtown is super easy, too.

Back to the room, though… I would be lying if I said i wasn't a little surprised when I first set foot inside it. 150 sq ft really does take micro to a whole new level. The bed is comfy, the windows are big (and some have awesome views either over the river or back towards Soho), but the bathroom is tiny. Mini. Minute. And the basin is located in the entrance to the room. But once you get over that part, it all kind of works. And let’s face it, it’s New York City: you’re never really going to be in your room anyway (or at least, you shouldn't be).

There are also some really fun and considered touches. No cumbersome iron and ironing board, for example, but a steamer that hangs in a little bag off the wall, which you can use anywhere in your room. Clever. There are brollies as well (which we needed a lot during our stay–- New York turned on some serious rain…)

As for the staff, they’re energetic, fun and helpful. We had deliveries made to the hotel which they happily stored for us and dropped off at our room. We received mail to the hotel. Nothing was a problem.

Arlo SoHo offers a comfortable and affordable sleeping option in an often unaffordable town. It is a perfectly placed base, and a friendly one at that. We’d stay here again for sure. After all, learning to pack light is an important life skill…

 

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith hotel or villa, 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

We loved the warm welcome and great location. Convenient booking and amenities available onsite. Friendly and helpful staff.

Don’t expect

I was disappointed with a lack of hot water in my room and also with the noise. The layout of the room was very tight for the price and it was noisy throughout the night and in the morning, which is to be expected in New York!

Rating

Stayed on 14 Nov 2018

We loved

So many things: the ergonomic layout of our room, the outdoor summer camp bar, the lovely music throughout the hotel, the rooftop bar, the location. The proximity to Dominique Ansel bakery (founder of the 'cronut' and best baked goods you'll ever try!) Proximity to ships in Chelsea and Greenwich village. 

Don’t expect

A quiet and peaceful stay; the staff to offer your Mr & Mrs Smith free drink on arrival – you need to ask for it.

Rating

Stayed on 14 Jun 2018

We loved

The many communal areas of the hotel where one could unwind: read a book, play games, sit outside or enjoy a drink. Go get breakfast pastries from the Dominique Ansel bakery. Queues move quickly, but be warned that the cronuts are very sweet – plenty of other good options.

Don’t expect

Much space. The rooms are really tiny, which is ok for a short break, but not for longer stays. There is an issue with the air conditioning: it is very noisy and woke me up all night long. Difficult to open the window, because you're right by the Holland Tunnel, so traffic is noisy. Finally, staff are not particularly helpful.

Rating

Stayed on 5 May 2018

We loved

We loved the room but it was quite small.

Don’t expect

We did not like where the hotel was located (near the Holland tunnel) as there was a lot of traffic. We were walking and it's not convenient.

Rating

Stayed on 21 Feb 2018

We loved

Cool setting and cool interior design!

Rating

Stayed on 2 Jan 2018

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