Trump SoHo New York Rating: 4.5 Pearls
SoHo, Manhattan, New York City

Oyster Review Summary

Photos and Review by Oyster.com Investigators

Pros

  • Great location in SoHo, near public transportation, wonderful shopping and some attractions
  • Uptown luxury in a hip downtown neighborhood
  • Sumptuous rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Outstanding spa with great personalized treatments and salon services
  • Seasonal outdoor pool with bar service
  • Popular Japanese fusion restaurant
  • Great views of Hudson River and city from higher floors
  • Attentive service

Cons

  • Expensive daily internet fee
  • Some guest rooms don't have bathroom doors

Bottom Line

Donald Trump's first hotel in downtown New York has the attention to detail and hands-on service you'd expect from a Trump property, but the slightly hipper vibe and great SoHo location cater to a younger set. The luxurious spa and seasonally open pool are the hotel's main features. Koi serves Japanese food in a sleek space, and is known for its celebrity sightings.

Oyster Awards

We investigate in person.
Like your mother-in-law.

Oyster Hotel Photos

View All 6 Albums

Customers Who Viewed Trump SoHo New York Also Viewed

The James New York
9% viewed
The James New York
SoHo, Manhattan
The Waldorf Towers
9% viewed
The Waldorf Towers
Midtown East, Manhattan
Soho Grand Hotel
6% viewed
Soho Grand Hotel
SoHo, Manhattan
The Ritz-Carlton New York Battery Park
6% viewed
The Ritz-Carlton New York Battery Park
Lower Manhattan, Manhattan

Oyster Hotel Review

 Scene

A very "uptown" hotelier brings his luxe rooms and attentive service to a much hipper location.

Actually opened by Trump's son, Donald, Jr., and not The Donald himself, it's fitting that this hotel is in a cooler, "younger" neighborhood than the New York real estate projects for which the name Trump is known. Sitting on the western edge of SoHo in downtown Manhattan, the sleek glass Trump SoHo Hotel opened in Spring 2010. The blocks surrounding the glass tower may be a bit of a no man's land, but just a few blocks away is the thriving heart of SoHo, a cobblestoned neighborhood known for its abundance of clothing stores and art galleries.

The lobby, full of clean lines and earthy materials, is at once both striking and imposing: The dim lighting, abundance of wood, and soaring ceilings give the space a dark, masculine feel. The entrance doors soar upwards for almost two stories, dwarfing everyone who enters. Which isn't to say that David Rockwell's design isn't tasteful and sophisticated -- it is. The walnut wood that lines the lobby is seen throughout the hotel, as is beautiful, brown hand-stitched leather and dark stone. On the second floor is a library, designed to be an extension of the lobby, complete with fireplace, couches and armchairs, and colorful Taschen coffee table books.

The plush guest rooms here are really the standout, though, all with floor-to-ceiling windows, gorgeous bathrooms, and top-of-the-line technology. The furniture is by Fendi Casa (the first time the company has outfitted a hotel) and the beds have custom-made Bellino linens.

The hotel clearly aims to become a nightlife destination spot with Koi -- a hip Japanese fusion restaurant with locations in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York and Bangkok.

 Location

On the western edge of SoHo, a short walk from its shops, galleries, and restaurants.

Although the surrounding streets seem somewhat barren, Trump SoHo is only a few blocks from both TriBeCa and the heart of SoHo. It's very convenient to three major subway lines.

Once industrial and warehousing districts, then gritty, underutilized areas where starving artists flocked to set up cheap loft and studio spaces, SoHo and TriBeCa have since been transformed into two of New York's premier neighborhoods -- characterized as much by destination shopping (SoHo), luxury loft apartments (TriBeCa), and fine dining (both) as by the well-preserved cast-iron architecture and cobblestoned streets that evoke their industrial past. Though these abutting neighborhoods have lost much of their edge since the days when only the artists appreciated their gritty beauty, both still draw the young, hip, beautiful, and moneyed in droves -- and together they embody New York's haute bohemian downtown shopping and nightlife scene.

  • One block from the C and E subway lines
  • Within five blocks of the 1 and A subway lines
  • Two blocks from SoHo
  • 5-minute walk to the West Village
  • 15-minute subway ride to the Empire State Building
  • 18-minute subway ride to Times Square

 Rooms

Plush beds, gorgeous bathrooms, and beautiful views from the higher floors

Like in many luxury hotels, the rooms here are the stand-out feature. They're all at least 422 square feet, have floor-to-ceiling (many with breathtaking views of Manhattan and the Hudson River), and top-of-the-line technology.

All rooms have:

  • King beds with Stearns & Foster Plus Pillowtop Sleep System
  • One big console next to the bed that controls everything electronic (lights, air conditioning, TV)
  • 42-inch flatscreen TV
  • Very spacious bathrooms decorated in gray marble that have a separate shower and tub; some have two sinks and a window that provides a ton of natural light.
  • Fully-stocked minibar, wet bar, Nespresso machine, microwave

Room categories:

  • The standard Superior Rooms are 422 to 540 square feet and are located on floors 9 through 19.
  • Deluxe Guest Rooms also range from 422 to 540 square feet, but they start on the 20th floor, which means better views.
  • One-Bedroom Suites are between 682 and 905 square feet and have a separate living room, sometimes with a pullout couch. Bathrooms are larger than in lower room types, and some of these suites have a second guest bathroom. Superior One-Bedroom Suites are those on floor 9 thorugh 19, and Deluxe One-Bedroom Suites are those that start on the 20th floor.
  • One-Bedroom Suites can be connected to an adjacent guest room to form a Two-Bedroom Suite that has two full bathrooms. The total square footage ranges from 1117 to 1235 square feet.
  • Penthouse Suites are 1281 to 3381 square feet and are on the top three floors of the hotel. They are all two-bedroom, two-bath rooms with stunning views of Manhattan and the Hudson River.

 Features

World-class spa and pool deck, plus an impressive amount of meeting space

  • The library, with a fireplace and books on art and design, is a great place for drinks or appetizers
  • 12,000 square feet of meeting space, more than any other hotel in SoHo
  • Outdoor garden area on the ground floor
  • Spa and pool deck on its seventh floor that covers 11,000 square feet. The spa has nine treatment rooms and a hammam, and the indoor Bar d'Eau flows out to the pool deck.
  • Wi-Fi is available for a daily fee.
  • Room service is available 24 hours a day
  • 24-hour fitness center

 Bottom Line

Donald Trump's first hotel in downtown New York has the attention to detail and hands-on service you'd expect from a Trump property, but the slightly hipper vibe and great SoHo location cater to a younger set. The luxurious spa and seasonally open pool are the hotel's main features. Koi serves Japanese food in a sleek space, and is known for its celebrity sightings.

Things You Should Know About Trump SoHo New York

Address

  • 246 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013

Room Types

  • Deluxe Guest Room
  • One-Bedroom Suite
  • Penthouse
  • Spa Suite
  • Superior Guest Room
  • Two-Bedroom Suite

Find the Lowest Price - Enter Dates

Check-in
Check-out
Guests
Compare rates on dozens of sites
 AVG/NIGHT 
Hotels.com  
Expedia.com  
Tingo.com  
Booking.com  
Travelocity  
Otel.com  
Priceline.com  
CheapTickets.com  

All About Oyster

You Can't Return a Bad Vacation.

Our special investigators visit, photograph, review and rate each hotel. We uncover the truth, before it's "uh-oh" time.

Go undercover with an Oyster Investigator The Today Show
Go Undercover with an Oyster Investigator
See 70 Videos of Oyster on TV

Nearby Hotels to Consider

Hampton Inn Manhattan-SoHo
Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan SoHo Village
SIXTY SoHo
  • SIXTY SoHo
  • SoHo, Manhattan
  • Rating: 40 Pearls
  • Distance: 0.2 mi
The James New York

Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 391
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
View All

Hotel Information

Location: SoHo, Manhattan
Address: 246 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013
(See Map)
Loading Live Rates
Loading...