Need to know
147, including eight suites.
11am; earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $300.00, excluding tax at 14.75 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional government tax of $3.50 per room per night on check-out.
Rates usually include WiFi but exclude breakfast.
Gad about the ’hood in the hotel’s on-loan tuk tuk: first up, Brooklyn Bowl (it’s on your doorstep, after all). Book ahead for the daily rooftop yoga session, held every morning from 7am to 8am; it’s free for hotel guests, but limited to five people at a time.
At the hotel
Pretty little terrace (decorated with art by local artists); rooftop pool; grand ballroom; free WiFi throughout. In rooms: TV, iPod dock, minibar, Apotheke bath products.
Our favourite rooms
Opt for a room on the East River side of the building, so you can eyeball Manhattan’s looming skyline from your windows. The Skyline Suites offer the best views in the house; they also come with a separate bath tub and shower.
Rejoice, water-babies: you can splash in the rooftop pool while soaking up the city views. Smiths of all ages will be able to splash around in it till 6pm; after that, it’s adults only. There's a $50 minimum spend on food and drinks to reserve a daybed – for a cabana, which seats four to six people, the minimum spend is $250. The pool is closed during the chilly winter months.
The rooftop pool is flanked by black-and-white striped sunloungers and has sweeping views of the city skyline. The roof terrace is home to an alfresco café and bar, so you can order refreshing drinks and nibbles to your mod poolside seat in between dips.
Bring your appetite for Seven Seeds; your thirst for the bars; itty-bitty swimwear for that rooftop pool.
Four of the bedrooms are suited to wheelchair-users.
Fido can come too (a $50 fee will be added to your booking). See more pet-friendly hotels in New York.
Little Smiths are more than welcome. Babysitting can be arranged with four hours’ notice ($35 an hour, for four hours or more).