Ross Belfer

11 Howard

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11 Howard Although my room was plush and well-designed, the space itself was bit too tight to photograph properly. I chose the classic downtown NYCity view instead.

Although my room was plush and well-designed, the space itself was bit too tight to photograph properly. I chose the classic downtown NYCity view instead.

11 Howard I really dug the branded sweatshirts fashioning the lobby team. Wish I had some gear for myself (cough, cough).

I really dug the branded sweatshirts fashioning the lobby team. Wish I had some gear for myself (cough, cough).

11 Howard Employees of 11 Howard seamlessly blend into the general atmosphere of the place itself.

Employees of 11 Howard seamlessly blend into the general atmosphere of the place itself.

11 Howard “Freaks of Nature.”

“Freaks of Nature.”

11 Howard Examples of Danish design-styled lighting schemes, both warm and calming, in the lobby reminds me of Copenhagen.

Examples of Danish design-styled lighting schemes, both warm and calming, in the lobby reminds me of Copenhagen.

11 Howard The winding, metallic black staircase leading to the second floor of 11 Howard.

The winding, metallic black staircase leading to the second floor of 11 Howard.

11 Howard Truth be told; philosophical messages leading to 11 Howard’s in-house nightclub, The Blonde.  Wallet-clenchers beware, $10 Heinkens will do you dirty.

Truth be told; philosophical messages leading to 11 Howard’s in-house nightclub, The Blonde. Wallet-clenchers beware, $10 Heinkens will do you dirty.

11 Howard The beautiful lounge space where I humbly ate my breakfast.

The beautiful lounge space where I humbly ate my breakfast.

11 Howard A mid-afternoon cocktail inside The Blonde.

A mid-afternoon cocktail inside The Blonde.

11 Howard While entering 11 Howard, tucked away on a cobbestone side street in southern SoHo, a certain level of class and luxury precedes your entrance.

While entering 11 Howard, tucked away on a cobbestone side street in southern SoHo, a certain level of class and luxury precedes your entrance.

Highs & Lows

  • Beautiful Danish design and a smooth, clean aesthetic in the lobby.

  • Having a nightclub in your hotel makes life a bit more simple.

  • Collaborations with social and environmentally beneficial organizations.

  • A bit too high-tech service. I’m a personal fan of low-fi.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 45/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Boutique Hotel

  • Vibe

    Downtown NYC + minimal chic.

  • Location

    Southern SoHo on the cusp of China town.

  • Rooms

    221

  • Music

    Yes, quiet and vibey.

  • Year Opened

    2016

  • Designed By

    11 Howard’s Creative Director, Anda Andrei of Anda Andrei Design with interior designers Signe Bindslev Henriksen and Peter Bundgaard Rützou.

  • Health & Wellness

    No but they offer access to a nearby gym.

  • Restaurant

    Yes - the latest from Stephen Star, Le Coucou.

  • Bar

    Yes – a vibing nightclub known as The Blonde.

  • Minibar

    Yes – curated selection of artisanal munchies.

  • Children

    Leave at home. Not a family resort.

  • Price

    Not bad for NYC.

The Blonde

The Blonde

Opening Ceremony, Howard Street, New York, NY, United States

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony

9 Pell St, New York, NY 10013

11 Howard

11 Howard

11 Howard Street, New York, NY, United States

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