As someone who has always dreamed about visiting New York City, I was beyond excited to spend a few days exploring the Big Apple. Choosing a hotel in a city you've never visited, let alone navigating the streets of New York City can be tricky, but after extensive research I decided to book my stay at The James SoHo and I definitely don't regret it. Read all about my stay here:
The James is located in the trendy, hip east corner of SoHo. What I loved most was the location and having the Canal St. subway station right around the corner, and being only a few steps away from cute coffee shops, restaurants, bars and shops.
The hotel impresses with modern and warm aesthetics. The Sky lobby is located on the 2nd floor and offers a lounge area, work station and views of the Urban Garden, where the highly acclaimed David Burke Kitchen is located. As well the lobby offers a mix of art from local and international artists that reflects the city's eclectic flair. I particularly loved the grand open spaces with its towering columns and the harmony between nature and city life, making it the perfect tranquil spot to take a break and relax after a full day of sight-seeing.
When it comes to light-flooded rooms with spectacular city views and open spaces The James Soho did not disappoint! The room was equipped with a king sized bed (can we talk about how comfy it was?!), couch and a beautiful modern all glass bathroom offering you an amazing view of the city. However, if the need arises an adjustable blind is conveniently available at the push of a button for a little added privacy. Apart from that the room included free high-speed wifi, a fresh bottle of triple-distilled water every day, bath products from Intelligent Nutrients, and eco-friendly pillow options by Keetsa.
The James' restaurant David Burke Kitchen is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner offering amazing outside seating from May-October and was packed every night! Restaurant fare can also be enjoyed at any hour of the day in the comfort of your own room if you care to enjoy a tasty rustic meal or some warm drunken donuts.
Other amenities include a fully equipped gym, business area and rooftop pool. Speaking of that rooftop pool: shortly after check-in I decided to have a look around the hotel and took the elevator up to take a quick peak at the rooftop bar, Jimmy, the space completely packed jamming to hip-hop, the chic crowd enjoying the New York sunshine and the incredible 360 views of the lower Manhattan skyline, Brooklyn and New Jersey. I stopped by for a drink every night I was there and this spot is definitely THE place to be, even as a non-hotel guest! Jimmy has indoor and outdoor seating, perfect to enjoy the view during any weather condition. Yoga and fitness classes are offered on the rooftop during the summer months.
Check out The James SoHo for your next stay in New York City here.
*Big thanks to The James SoHo for hosting The Red Lipped Gypsy. All opinions are my own.