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Last updated: 20 January, 2023

The original New York ‘loft-living’ hotel is a cool and sophisticated perch in the heart of trendy SoHo, where A-listers roam not only the streets but The Mercer’s lobby, restaurant and nightclub, too.

Famed for its discretion, elegance and under-stated luxurious comfort in a classic SoHo heritage building, it’s still the leader of the upscale design hotel pack. A pricey but precious experience, for New York first-timers and old-hands returning time and again.

There’s no gym, pool or no green spaces nearby – so not for those who want to come back and relax in typical hotel creature comfort. It’s one for shoppers, foodies and partiers who love being in the heart of the SoHo buzz.

Surrounding area

The quaint cobbled streets and iron-clad, post-industrial, low-rise buildings of SoHo (i.e. South of Houston Street) have made it a fashionable magnet that’s beautiful to stroll around, gazing at the architecture. There are plenty of those great New York cosy cafés, pavement tables and intimate restaurants, but all the fashion label shops, from Vera Wang to Calvin Klein and Kate Spade make the neighbourhood touristy these days – and packed on weekends.

It’s a historic and beautiful setting in one of the quaintest parts of New York. And steps from some really useful Subway stations.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
: On-site *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

National September 11 Memorial & Museum

New York, United States of America (USA)[1.9 miles]

The poignant ‘Ground Zero’ memorial to the victims of the September 11 2001 terrorist attacks – built upon the ruined foundations of the former twin towers – plus a museum dedicated to recounting the day’s tragic events.

Best for ages: 10+ | Free

Boat tours of New York City

New York, United States of America (USA)[1.9 miles]

Great value 1-3 hour sightseeing cruises around Manhattan, offering the chance to appreciate the city skyline and its key landmarks – including the Statue of Liberty – from the relative tranquillity of the Hudson River.

Best for ages: 4+ | £25 | 1-3 hours

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Walk or cycle the Brooklyn Bridge

New York, United States of America (USA)[2.1 miles]

A superb, 30-minute (each way) scenic walk across a historic bridge to trendy Brooklyn, offering up killer views of the Manhattan skyline the whole way. Grab top-notch pizza and/or ice-cream halfway.

Best for ages: 4+ | Free | 90 minutes

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Walk the High Line

New York, United States of America (USA)[2.6 miles]

Uber-cool park built on an elevated, disused railway track that manages to combine terrific design, gritty urban architecture and river views.

Best for ages: 4+ | Free | 30 minutes

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Tenement Museum

Tenement Museum

New York, United States of America (USA)[1 miles]

History buffs should stop by this fascinating museum, a small row of old immigrant tenement houses preserved intact from the late 19th/early 20th century that showcases what life was like for the immigrants who first arrived in the city.

Best for ages: 13+ | £25

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Katz Diner

Katz Diner

New York, United States of America (USA)[1 miles]

“I’ll have what she’s having,” is the famous line from the When Harry Met Salley movie scene set in this ancient palace of pastrami that’s been slicing and serving top-notch cured meat since 1888.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Chelsea’s Art Galleries

New York, United States of America (USA)[2.5 miles]

A feast of hundreds of private art galleries, packed into one enclave on the west of Manhattan, showcasing an eclectic mix of contemporary and modern art.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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New York City

New York, United States of America (USA)

The ‘city that never sleeps’ is a 24/7 thrill of soaring skyscrapers, jaw-dropping architecture, dynamic culture and world-class art, dining and performing arts scenes.

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