Bathroom of room 2409 at the Mondrian Soho NYC
When I visit New York, I prefer to stay downtown. I spent my NYU years living between Greenwich Village and Union Square and while I’ve stayed uptown before, the truth is I’m definitely a lot more comfortable downtown, even with my upscale taste. Fortunately there is no shortage of downtown Manhattan accomodations these days and I checked out three different options on my most recent trip to New York.
First up, The Mondrian SoHo.
The lovely European inspired garden at Mondrian SOHO. Felt like it was out of a fairy tale. The decor was inspired by French director Jean Cocteau’s 1946 film La Belle et la Bête (Beauty and the Beast)
From time I arrived at the hotel to laying my eyes on room 2409, I was impressed by the design which embraced both European charm and modern whimsical touches like furry lamps in the lobby. I even got Rebecca to re-enact the Touch The Furry Wall scene from Get Him to the Greek.
I was also impressed with charming doormen of the Mondrian Soho. The hotel uses bold color choices like periwinkle halls and the electrical outlets on the nightstand which were handy to charge my various iDevices.
The tufted blue window seat in the lobby of the Mondrian SoHo was a dreamy place to wait for the elevator
In New York, space is a luxury and hotel rooms are notoriously small. While room 2409 isn’t spacious, it does use its space wisely and allowed for me and Rebecca to share a room and maintain sanity.
The room 2409
The windows are huge in the property and room 2409 has some impressive New York City views, especially from the shower.
Aerial view of New York city
The minibar was a bit difficult to get to but had a nice selection of choices. We did not find bathr robes in our closet, but housekeeping brought them up when we requested them.
Imperial No 9 restaurant is a beautiful conservatory type space that feels very European
The hotel’s restaurant, Imperial No. 9, is located in the lovely airy conservatory space that feels special and romantic. Top Chef alumnus Sam Talbot is the chef. While I was not able to eat dinner there this trip, I found the restaurant space delightful but woefully understaffed at breakfast. This is my biggest complaint about the hotel and not one that would keep me from staying there again in the future.
The beds were comfy and I was impressed with the paperless checkout and tech-friendliness at the property. The crowd was chic and had a lot of Europeans in the mix, and the location is great. The bar was not open in the evenings during my stay but the neigborhood has several options to choose from so it wasn’t really an issue.
Overall, a beautiful property for beautiful people and a lovely Boutique property in a great location. If you’re going to book, remember to use the Morgan’s Hotel Group mobile site so you get free wifi!