For starters, Louis (the owner) was a fantastic person to deal with. He's a top-shelf guy who exceeded every expectation he set and was very accommodating. We booked on relatively short notice, but he really went the extra mile to make things great for us. He picked up a nice bottle of wine that my wife would like, he stocked the fridge with a couple of items for us, and he picked up some nice chocolates that we enjoyed.
The place was fantastic. My wife and I debated a lot on whether to go the hotel route or the VRBO route. With the hotel, you know what you’ll get but they are usually super generic and make you feel a bit like cattle. With VRBO, the risk is always that you walk in and are instantly disappointed. We were super happy we went with the VRBO route. The place was great.
I hate doing rankings on the 5-star system because these things are so subjective and depend on any individual’s expectations. Here’s what I can say…totally honestly. I live in Vancouver, Canada and we tend to enjoy pretty nice higher-end hotels and the like when we travel. My expectations are pretty high. I was holding my breath a bit, when I first walked into this building because the structure seems pretty old. The doorman was super nice and I let my breath out as I walked down the hall to the elevator because I looked through the courtyard into an apartment that looked pretty swank. Then, when I walked into Louis’ place, I let out a big breath because it’s great. I loved the lofted bedroom. I am an early riser and having a separated bedroom allowed me to go into the living room and read while my wife slept. We had grand plans to eat breakfast at the place (part of the reason for choosing the VRBO route) but found ourselves with too many great places in Soho to try eating at so we ended up eating out for every meal. I grabbed some ice cream on the way home one night and it melted in the freezer, but that might have been my fault…maybe that wasn’t a freezer.
The location is spectacular. You are literally about 20 paces from Broadway and boom…right in the thick of Soho.
I’d sum up by saying if you are really debating between a decent 4-star hotel and this place…choose this place. I think you’ll be happy you did. We were.