Sohotel Hotel

, New York City, United States
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Sohotel Hotel

, New York City
2 star

Rooms: 100

341 Broome Street - New York City - New York - 10013 - United States Hotel Website | | 212/226-1482
484 Traveller

Reviews - Sohotel Hotel

1/10
fraudulent steal your money
Submitted by: dick in 20/12/07
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Budget Traveller
AWFUL!!!! You know when you go to a place and one thing right after the other starts happening? And at first you're not upset..but then things KEEP happening. A group of us were there for three nights. Sohotel is not a hotel. It is about equal to tenement housing dating back to the early 1900's. My whole body is covered in bedbug bites. I actually SAW the bugs in the bed numerous times. If you have children, allergies, or other health problems, DO NOT stay here. Actually do not stay here at all, save yourself from having... more

1/10
Get over your money
Submitted by: John in 21/04/07
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Budget Traveller
I pay the manager for the room and never got a receipt and in the moning the room came up dirty with bugs in my room .
1/10
Fraudulent Credit Card Charges
Submitted by: Dave in 19/12/05
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
This hotel put a fraudulent charge on my credit card after I made a reservation and cancelled it. The staff sounds like they are stoned, and refuse to provide any answers or customer service.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Sohotel Hotel

beware room 223!

from pittsburgh06
Cheap, funky hotel in great location. But don't stay in room 223, or probably 221 for that matter or other nearby rooms. A small club, Bar M, opened recently directly below room 223. We checked in late Friday night, December 3, and were given 223, a big room with two queen beds and a bathroom. I heard the thump, thump, thump of the DJ dance music, but thought it was a neighbor. I mentioned it to the clerk and he said no, it was the bar downstairs. I asked for another room but they were booked full. (The clerk tried to play me a bit by saying that the music would end soon and he would call them to ask them to turn it down!) So we bought earplugs, which helped, but we didn't really get to sleep until the music stopped, which I think was around 3:30 AM. If you're planning to party all night, I guess 223 would be alright, but my wife had a conference in the morning in Midtown, so it was a pain.

On the good side, we got a smaller but quiet room the next night on the third floor, in the middle of the building. So everything was great and the hotel was very accommodating about the room change, given how obviously crowded they were. Rooms were spare and old but clean, NO SIGN OF COCKROACHES (despite other reviews to the contrary). I also learned alot about the Lower East Side by staying in the neighborhood.

A tale of two visits.

from A TripAdvisor Member
I feel I should write a review for this hotel having stayed there twice, once at the beginning of our New York visit (Oct 20 -22 pre-booked well in advance) and once for one day(oct 30) at the end where we booked 2 days before.

We feared the worst when we read some of the reviews on this site but our first visit was fine. The room was basic but warm and the facilities were all clean and fully functional, there was a minor problem with a very noisy radiator but that was addressed. Bearing in mind we had paid only $80 including tax per night - which is far far cheaper than anywhere else we stayed - I was ready to come home and write a favourable review.

However, our second stay was a different story. Firstly we paid much more for this room though maybe that was because it was booked short notice on a very busy
weekend - halloween.
The room itself very small, it felt like a converted corridor and was a bit grotty, the shower just about worked, there were huge paint flakes hanging from the ceiling and, yes, we did spot a small coackroach. I'm very glad we we only there for a night.

To be fair to the staff, they do always ask you to view the room before checking in we had nowhere else to go on the last night so we had to stay. Also, contrary to other posts here, I found them very helpful.

So in conclusion I have to say that how good you find your stay here is down to which room you get given, so when they ask you to view it first, make sure you do!
I think the rooms upstairs ( oh, and watch those stairs!) are far better than the ones on the lower floor.

I'll give this 3 stars overall, though I would have given the first stay 4 and the second stay 1.

Just dont think about staying here!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Just dont! it's not worth wrecking your holiday to save a couple of dollars. The feel of the place made me feel un safe. When I went into my room I made sure I locked the door, 20 Mins later I checked out and booked into another hotel. I found holes in the towers (big ones) used toilet roll left under the seat. It's just isnt a nice place to be.

Location Location Location- Great Place

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed 10/15- 10/17 After reading the reviews I was expecting the worst- but was pleasantly surprised- I expected the staff to be rude and found them competent and efficient. I had trouble finding the hotel (I was distracted and walked past it several times-) and called the desk and was given directions politely. My room looked out onto Broome Street- the TV worked, the bathroom was clean and the water heated up just fine- there was a place to hang my clothes and two dressers- the desk clerk gave me the key to the room so I could examine it before I took it- the stairs are rather twisty and narrow and there were a few sketchy characters in the lobby, but overall the guests seemed to be you average middle class tourists who put cost over luxurious amenities-
no cable, no phones in the room, no elevator, the scent of disinfectant- but who cares?

I recommend getting a room with its own bath, since I'm not a big fan of shared facilities, but what I saw of the shared facilities wasn't too bad.

The location is FANTASTIC- a short walk to the Grand Street subway station- a five minute walk to Broadway and FANTASTIC HIP shopping (Bloomingdales, Puma, Sephora, H&M, etc.)

My only complaint is that I asked for an extra blanket and it never showed up. But I'm sure if I had pursued it, I would have gotten one, no problem. Also my TV had no remote, but again who is in NYC to watch TV?

Great historic location near some great historic buildings (Stanford White's Bowery Savings Bank - FANTASTIC, the 1907 former Police Headquarters, Chinatown, Little Itlay)

For efficiency and location and no frills and history- SOHOTEL is it-

Tienes cuckarachas

from A TripAdvisor Member
This is the worst hotel that I've ever stayed at. I had the misfortune of dealing with an incompetent staff. I placed my belongings in my room. When I returned I found cockroaches climbing on my suitcase. I promptly left

Great Little Place

from A TripAdvisor Member
When we arrived at 341 Broome St we were relieved to find a clean and comfortable room with private shower and toilet. Good location in Lower Manhattan, ideal for travellers who need a base to explore and are not looking for anything too fussy.Staying here was a pleasure compared to the previous hostel we were in. Good value for money!

If you live with parents

from A TripAdvisor Member
This is the perfect place if you want a night with your girl and live with your parents. The hotel is kept fairly well, and the rooms ... Clean, neat, cheap and air conditoned! What more do you want?

Comfortable and adequate

from A TripAdvisor Member
The Sohotel is perfect for a budget traveler who plans on spending most of their time outside their hotel. It is similar in quality to hostels in Europe. Its location is ideal, particularly for those who are already familiar with New York and don't plan on spending a lot of time in more touristy areas uptown. Do not expect a comfortable bed, luxurious linens, and a spacious bathroom. Expect adequate facilities, a clean room, and courteous staff. Check the shower and facilities before accepting the room; if the hotel is not full, you have the option of switching rooms. Though my room was not ideal, it had no bugs and an air conditioner, which were enough for me.

Recommended!

from A TripAdvisor Member
For only $100 a night, we enjoyed clean, roomy accomodations in a nice, low-key part of town at the juncture of SoHo and Little Italy. Definitely recommended for budget travellers, and I hope to stay here next time around! We also lucked out getting a spacious corner room, Room 303---highly recommended.

Leaking Ceiling; no discount or room switch

from A TripAdvisor Member
I made reservations for 4 rooms with double beds for a two-night stay. The rooms was average, you get what you pay for. After exploring NYC, I arrived back to the hotel room and at the entrance of the door; water was dripping from the ceiling. The floor was covered with water even though housekeeping put one bucket on the floor. It was very dangerous because the water was all over the light switch. I reported it to the front desk, and he said to talk to the management in the morning. In the morning, I asked if management can do anything about it, like a possible discount on that night, or maybe a refund. They replied, "There is nothing we can do, the rooms are already cheap and we cannot do anything in the computer to change it."

Top Local Tips for New York City

little place up the block! the food is real gooooooooooooooooood !!!!!!! the people at the hotel told me just how to find it. thank you : }

The restaurant on the boating lake in Central Park This place has long been a favourite of mine and having not been to New York for a while I am pleased to see that it has upgraded its image a little and now provides either a full restaurant service or a bistro service outside on the deck. Such a lovely place to while away an afternoon, drinking wine and watching the rowers on the lake. Definitely worht a visit on Sunday lunch time after a walk in the park.

subway use the subway, it is fast effecient, and easy to use. People are very helpful when asking for help getting around.

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  • Address: 341 Broome Street - New York City - New York - 10013 - United States
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