New York’s Crosby Street Hotel

Choosing where to stay in New York is not easy. Uptown, downtown, apartment or hotel….the options are many. You may want to be close to the Central Park art galleries, the mid town sights or you may want to explore the villages downtown.

Because of previous visits to New York, I knew that I wanted to stay in Soho and on this special occasion, a Soho hotel would be more suitable than an apartment.

The Crosby Street Hotel stood out as the place to stay. As the first hotel to be opened in New York by the English Firmdale Hotels Group and as a member of Design Hotels, a group I had worked with often as a travel agent, I was wanting to experience the service and attention to detail that they were well known for in their in their stylish, well designed hotels .

Entrance to the Crosby Street Hotel



Crosby Street Hotel, New York

The minute we arrived at the hotel, I knew that this was the hotel for me. Check in was quick and easy, the staff were super friendly and nothing was too much trouble.

The eclectic interior made me feel at home. A stunning mix of modern art work and sculptures combined to provide a welcoming haven.

Crosby Street Hotel, New York          Crosby Street Hotel, New York



To one side a sitting room offered large comfy chairs and sofas to relax in and enjoy a drink from the honour bar.

Crosby Street Hotel, New York


Glass doors led to the courtyard where, in these early days of spring, filtered sunlight was caught. Market umbrellas, canvas covered sofas and hanging lanterns created a peaceful oasis.

Courtyard at the Crosby Street Hotel, New York            Courtyard at the Crosby Street Hotel, New York


Breakfast was served in the restaurant on the other side of the entrance. By night, this was the place to be. The bar was always packed and the atmosphere fun! Though we didn’t eat here, I can certainly recommend the cocktails!


Upstairs, our rooms did not disappoint. Beautifully appointed, chic and stylish…they were a pleasure to return too. The bathroom was huge so I was very happy!

Bedrooms at the Crosby Street Hotel, New York


The Crosby Street Hotel is in a fabulous position in the centre of Soho. The well known shopping streets of Soho surround the hotel and many of  New York’s fabulous restaurants are close by.  Balthazar is on the corner which proved very handy for a quick takeaway coffee!

The food spots of East Village are within walking distance. Head to Prune, Clinton St Bakery or Shopsins for a New York brunch.  Bleeker St is an easy stoll to the west. Walk a little further and you will be in the Meatpacking District and the start/finish of the High Line. Not too far away is Union Square and Madison Square Park where you’ll find Union Square Market and the fabulous restaurant, Eleven Madison Park . We could even walk the Brooklyn Bridge and the 9/11 Memorial from the hotel!

I’ll certainly be back!



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8 Responses to New York’s Crosby Street Hotel

  1. Krista September 10, 2012 at 9:06 am #

    Wow! The artwork is fantastic! I love that in a hotel. 🙂 I like to be wowed and inspired. 🙂

    • [email protected] September 10, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

      I too love it when you walk into a hotel and you go wow, this is great! Thats how I felt walking in here and seeing all the fabulous quirky sculptures and paintings. They also loved dogs and had photos of the neighbourhood dogs around the hotel. A lot of fun, Krista!

  2. jan September 10, 2012 at 11:21 am #

    Well, this is Hotel really grabbed me and said “you are for me”. I would feel at home in this gorgeous place. Close to my favourite East and West Village as well. I would love to stay at this hotel.

    • [email protected] September 10, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

      I didn’t want to leave Jan! I knew I was going to love it when I was researching where to stay. The hotel was fabulous, the staff fabulous and the position brilliant! What more do you need!

  3. Simon Lee September 11, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

    HI Jenny, dropping by to your website for the first time, i am enlightened with the display and interior design of this hotel, can i know there is any nearby attractions worth to visit? We are planning for a tour to NY middle next year:) We are from Asia.

    Simon Lee

    • [email protected] September 13, 2012 at 9:58 am #

      Hi Simon. Thanks for dropping by and your comment. You’ll love New York! For me the Crosby Street Hotel was in a perfect position. Soho is very popular with shops and restaurants all around and the Villages to either side. The High line is nearby, Brooklyn Bridge not far a way and Union Square a short walk. Central Park, the museums, Rockefeller Centre, Empire State building, Grand Central Station are all a bit further away and you will have to catch a taxi or the subway(easy) to them. You could consider staying a few days downtown to enjoy the atmosphere of this part of New York and then move uptown for a few days to be within walking distance of the tourist sites. You may also like to have a look at my other posts on Where to eat in New York, what to see and the best brunch places in the city.Hope you have a great trip!

  4. marina September 12, 2012 at 9:54 am #

    it’s a very good looking hotel Jenny!

    • [email protected] September 12, 2012 at 12:52 pm #

      It’s fabulous Marina. You should pop in for a cocktail when you are next in Soho!

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