Crosby Street Hotel NYC Review
Crosby Street Hotel, New York – Review
During my last trip to New York City, I stayed at the Crosby Street Hotel, the hotel that I have wanted to try out for at least couple of years! I am a total sucker for “trendy” independent hotels that try to capture the spirit of the place that they are based, and the Crosby Street Hotel did just exactly that: it was the embodiment of the New York “cool”.
So here is a more detailed low-down about my experience at the Crosby Street Hotel:
This is the hotel to stay if you want to be in the beating heart of Soho, and yet out of the way of the hustle and bustle of West Broadway and other big streets! Situated on Crosby street (hence the name), this hotel is a few minutes’ walk to all the shops and restaurants that you would want to visit.
Did I love my room? Absolutely!
One of the appealing aspects of the Crosby Street Hotel was the incredibly large windows: almost as wide as the room! For me, natural light is of utmost importance, since it is the best mood-lifter and just makes staying inside all that much more enjoyable.
I had one of the top floor, West-facing rooms, which means that I got all the sunshine in the afternoon! Perfect time to bask on the window sill like a satisfied, sleepy cat…there were even cushions just for that!
The décor was seemingly simple, and I loved the muted colour and pattern combinations, yet there were a few elements that made it a little quircky! The bed was, of course, wonderfully comfortable.
The mini bar was stocked with some wonderful snacks, which included superfood Vosges chocolates (my favourite was the dark chocolate with matcha green tea), which I am totally addicted to now, and a great selection of beverages!
What about public areas? Exactly how I like my hotels: modern, chic, and with plenty of character!
The whole ambience of the hotel was very relaxed and trendy at the same time. I loved all the art pieces, both paintings and sculptures that were dotted about. I am a huge art lover, so such a visible presence of art earned this hotel quite a lot of brownie points!
The Crosby Street Hotel is well known for serving one of the best Afternoon Tea in the city; however, I do suppose that afternoon tea in Manhattan is not as wide spread as it is in London… Loose leaf teas are brewed to perfection; the scones have a wonderful texture, with a nice bite from the outside and just the right amount of softness inside… I managed to finish both of them, regardless of the fact that I had a rather large lunch an hour previously!
What about Breakfast? Hmmm, a litte disappointing!
A good breakfast is very important criteria for rating a hotel. I must admit that breakfast at Crosby Street hotel was a little on the boring side, since I found the menu a little dull… I love hotel breakfasts that are a bit creative! On a side note, the best breakfast I have had in a NY hotel was at the Gramercy Park Hotel’s Maialino restaurant!
Any negative aspects? The Price!!!
The major deterrent to me staying here previously was a rather high price point, which is on par with the top high-end hotels (St Regis, The Pierre, Mandarin Oriental, etc), which was somewhat bemusing… Regardless of the fact that the hotel was faultless, it did not feel as “expensive” as the other hotels.
Would I stay here again? Yes, but…
Yes, but only if somebody pays for me, since I do not think the hotel is worth the amount that it charges, even for the standard room!