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The room, the staff, the restaurant, the green roof . The bar at the roof is a happening place and i had my young daughter!
This hotel has an excellent location and benefits from modern design. Due to a mistake by Booking . com my 16 yr old son had to sleep on the floor for our first two nights . No roll-away beds were available and none could be obtained . I specifically included that our party was a 3 and this information was not conveyed to the staff at The James so its was not their fault or responsibilty to correct. I was extremely disappointed by this fact. The hotel staff did provide a roll up bed when one became available but it shouldn't have come to this if Booking . com had provided all the information given by its guests to the administration staff at The James. I would advise any customer who is travelling as a party of 3 to contact the staff at The James directly to confirm that roll away beds are available
Good location in the middle of SOHO near multiple businesses. Easily accessible via subway. Attractive interior with industrial accents. International guests and staff. Good food and drink in hotel bar and lounge. Room is well appointed including a bathrobe, various bathroom products, blow dryer, well stocked minibar fridge and snacks (costs extra). Solid wifi. The desk and chair in the room were uncomfortable. I spent the majority of my waking time in the room there on a business trip. That and there's no other space in the hotel to sit quietly. The downstairs lounge is not really a sit and linger sort of space. Plus at night the downstairs lounge and bar become a nightclub with DJ. Which is great for pleasure travelers, but is a pain for business traveling. Would stay again for fun, but not for business.
Front desk staff was great! Bathroom was spacious -- huge for NYC standards and the wall paper is beautiful! Bed was very comfortable!! Shower curtain smelled moldy. To be a dog friendly hotel, the dog bed provided was dirty, it stunk, had cigarette burns and ultimately, my dog refused to use it. The bell hops were very snobby and unfriendly.
Shower Bed Large tv One of the dim able bedside lamps didn't dim
Location Not set up for the business traveller - no desk in room, poor electrical outlet access.
I especially loved being on the corner of a subway stop, a couple of blocks from Little Italy, a couple of blocks from Chinatown, and walking distance to so much more. The hotel was clean and neat and my room was updated. Even the coffee was good. I was alone and just wanted a clean, comfortable room to wash, dress, and sleep in. I didn't care that the room was very small (not even a closet, just 4 hooks) and the bed only a double size. This is NYC. Rent even for studio apartments is ridiculous. But, couples and families should make sure to get a larger room.
Hotel is steps away from the subway. A short walk to Little Italy and the Financial district. Lobby doors lock in the late evening for added security. The bathroom was riddled with mold due to poor cleaning and ventilation. Had to keep to bathroom door closed to avoid the smell.