Yasha Wallin

Crosby Street Hotel

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  • Where:New York City
  • Why:work, work, work, work, work
  • When:May 2016
  • Who:Me and my hotel crashing companion Monica Khemsurov.
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Eating french fries at 2 am in a bathrobe is never a bad idea.

The sculpture garden: a bit of nature in the heart of Soho.

Giant orbs of nature.

Every distinguished study should have a beagle residing over it. (is that a beagle?)

Remember analog phones? Nor do I…

Our amazing room, with a fireplace, flatscreen, and Little Women vibes.

Clearly, private garden terraces can be very funny. Did I mention we had a garden terrace? It was awesome!

Where none of the magic happened.

Lounging.

Our secret garden. Apparently this is where all the green space in NYC is…

The lobby. Never has a former parking lot looked so good.

Highs & Lows

  • I’m pretty sure we had the best room in the hotel, with a private rooftop terrace perfect for room-serviced mornings.

  • The staff was amazing. The concierge even made charging my iPhone feel like a regal experience.

  • The common areas are great, with a drawing room-style meeting area, an outdoor courtyard, and a massive lobby.

  • There was a flatscreen TV above the bathtub—watching the election play out has never felt so soothing.

  • The location couldn’t be better.

  • Some areas of the hotel felt overdesigned – I’m a fan of less is more, so it’s all about personal preference

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 47/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Soho-stylish meets biz-deluxe.

  • Vibe

    Grown up luxe, with a British twist.

  • Location

    Smack in the center of Soho.

  • Rooms

    86

  • Music

    I just remember the sound of NYC from the lobby—always music to my ears.

  • Year Opened

    2009

  • Designed By

    Kit Kemp

  • Pool/Gym

    Gym, yes...but it’s much more scenic to hit up Crosby’s cobblestone streets just outside.

  • Restaurant

    Yes, with perfect martinis.

  • Bar

    Yes, where you can order more of said martinis.

  • Minibar

    Complimentary bottled water, bougie mixed nuts, mini wine bottles.

  • Children

    Feels like it’s more adult, but they have a babysitting service and kid menus, so yes, absolutely.

  • Price

    New York pricey

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