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79 Crosby St., nr. Spring St. (SoHo)
New York, NY
(1) 212-226-6400 | www.firmdale.com
FOODThe Crosby Bar and Terrace - breakfast, afternoon tea, and bar menu; 24 hour room service
DRINKThe Crosby Bar - colorful yet luxe
ROOMSKit Kemp's signature classy-kitsch mix of colors, patterns, and textures; high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and luxe black granite baths; flat-screen TVs and iPod docks
PRICE (STANDARD DOUBLE)USD 495
# OF ROOMS86
CONNECTIVITYYes - Wi-Fi available
GYMYes - small but well-equipped; open 24 hours
SUBWAYSpring St. (6); Prince St. (N, R); Broadway-Lafayette (B, D, F, M)
Much to our delight, British boutique chainlet Firmdale has finally made the leap across the pond, bringing its signature English eccentricity with it. As always, the eye-popping décor mixes classic English stylings with kooky colors, textures, and prints. No two guest rooms are the same, and public spaces like The Crosby Bar & Terrace and guests-only “Drawing Room” are equally and splendidly offbeat-chic–the perfect launching pad for a stylish city break.
GO HERE WITH
Significant other; colleagues
WHY WE LIKE IT
As at other Firmdale properties, Kit Kemp’s stylishly quirky take on classic English décor is a visual treat. Also, the convenient SoHo location can’t be beat.
AMENITY WE LOVE
The guests-only courtyard. What a treat to have exclusive green space access in NYC! We also dig the fabulous views (either of SoHo or the Lower East Side) from the huge, floor-to-ceiling windows.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
The service has been reported to be hit-or-miss. Hopefully once the Firmdale team settles into life on this side of the Atlantic, these teething troubles will clear up.
GOOD TO KNOW
Crosby Street hosts a weekly Sunday evening cinema club in its chic 99-seat screening room. Screenings are open to hotel guests and the public, and dinner and a movie costs USD 50 per person. (Films range from new releases to black-and-white classics.) The hotel is one of the greenest in the city, and was one of the first to obtain LEED certification (the strictest green certification available in the US). Pets are welcome (provided you let the hotel know in advance).
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