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