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A contemporary mid-range chain hotel on the border between SoHo and Little Italy
The Holiday Inn SoHo is a mid-range chain hotel and lacking in distinctive style, but it's a clean, contemporary option that delivers on all of the brand staples. Upon arrival, guests ride escalators to the second-floor lobby, which has beige leather couches, wood paneling, and paneled ceilings that look like they could belong in an office building.
The hotel is popular with business travelers, who likely appreciate the large meeting room and 24-hour business and fitness centers. Families may like the size of the rooms, which are more spacious than can be found at many mid-range options in New York City.
On the border between Little Italy and SoHo, within walking distance of Chinatown
The Holiday Inn SoHo is located on Lafayette Street, in the southeastern corner of SoHo, one of New York’s most vibrant fashion and dining districts. SoHo is arguably one of the best locations downtown, thanks to its stylish designer boutiques and great restaurants, though the hotel is actually a little closer to the heart of Little Italy and Chinatown. It's also possible to walk to the Lower East Side and Tribeca. There are four subway lines within about a block of the hotel.
Contemporary but generic rooms feature flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and iPod docks.
Most rooms at the Holiday Inn SoHo are spacious, featuring comfortable beds, flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and free Wi-Fi. Some rooms have lovely views of downtown Manhattan, with front-facing rooms offering glimpses the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, as well as City Hall. The building also features unique period details, with some rooms featuring large arched windows. The Holiday Inn does offer a few smaller rooms for lower prices.
A restaurant, meeting space, and fitness center
The Holiday Inn has a solid selection of features for a mid-range hotel. The restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner (but not lunch), and as is customary with the Holiday Inn brand, kids under 10 eat for free. A large meeting and event space and 24-hour business center make this hotel an attractive option for business travelers. There is also a small, windowless fitness center with cardio machines and free weights.
This Holiday Inn on the border between SoHo and Little Italy offers excellent value for this hip downtown location. It delivers on all of the expected staples of the brand, and rooms feature flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and free Wi-Fi. Business and fitness centers, while small, are open 24 hours daily. There is free coffee and tea in the lobby, as well as free newspapers delivered daily to rooms. There is a large meeting and event space available, which may appeal to business travelers, and the on-site restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner. This is a solid mid-range option for the area, but it may be worth comparing rates with the nearby -- and perhaps slightly more stylish -- Wyndham Garden Chinatown.