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The James New York in New York, New York

A thriving city of eclectic neighborhoods and dynamic energies, New York attracts diverse travelers from the world over. One of the newest additions to its stylish and culturally-rich Soho neighborhood, The James New York introduces a fresh and seamless blend of modernity, guest-centric services and creativity to its artsy address. Designed with personalized comfort and environmental sustainability in mind, the hotel's 114 guestrooms and suites feature warm-toned color palettes and furnishings made from reclaimed wood, with ample natural light spilling in through floor-to-ceiling windows that grant unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline. A remote-controlled painted silkscreen—one of the guestrooms' most interesting details—separates the spacious bathroom from the living area, and captures the art and function spirit of Soho. With guestroom windows that open outward (a rarity in New York hotels), a tri-tiered urban garden and personally-curated art collection, the James provides a unique breath of fresh air complementing contemporary luxury in the heart of one of the world's liveliest urban centers.

In a city where location is everything, The James New York is certainly on the map. At the junction of Grand and Thompson streets on the southwest corner of Soho, the hotel gives discerning guests convenient access to the trendy dining, world-class shopping, and boutique galleries of its dynamic neighborhood. Begin by checking out the unique art installation animating the square across the street from the hotel, and then head over to Prince Street for a healthy dose of retail therapy. As dusk descends, put your newest high-style fashion to use and satisfy your appetite at any one of the exquisite restaurants lining West Broadway. Perhaps enjoy some live jazz at the city's only winery, or if the time of year is right, catch a film as part of the annual Tribeca Film Festival. Further explore the Soho neighborhood with the help personal iPads loaded with customized local guides. At the end of the day, return to the sanctuary of The James New York, and you will surely find that the city that never sleep has never been so comfortable.

Location of The James New York

The James New York
Grand St. Thompson St.
New York, New York

Nearest Airport: LGA

Amenities for The James New York

  • General Information
  • Ecologically Sustainable Practices
  • Dining
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop Bar
  • Room Service
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Shoe Shine Service
  • Fitness Center
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Valet Parking
  • Art Collection
  • Lounge
  • Pool Cabanas
  • In-Room Spa Services
  • Rooftop Pool
  • 24-Hour Concierge
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Turndown Service
  • Bathrobes
  • iPod Docks
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Luxury Linens
  • Pillow Menu
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • Rain Showers
  • Activities
  • Sightseeing
  • Business
  • Business Center/Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Nearby
  • Historic Sites
  • Shopping
  • Art Galleries
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Nightlife
  • Parks
  • Theatres
  • Public Transportation
  • Interests
  • City
  • Culture & Arts

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an amazing one night stay at the James SoHo - Was doing business in the area and wanted a, convenient, clean and comfortable place to spend the night. I found all that and more at the James. Was greeted on the ground floor by the bell man and took the elevator up to the lobby area. Was informed I had been randomly upgraded for my one-night stay to the incredible penthouse suite (see photos). The room was beautifully decorated and clean, modern four-room suite with awesome sweeping views of lower Manhattan. Many cool features including soaking tub, rain shower (with great water pressure), automatic lighting modes and curtains. In addition to the incredible room, enjoyed a drink at the hip rooftop bar with pool and deck. Excellent service experience. I have no idea if "standard" rooms come close to the standards and comfort of my suite experience, but definitely will return on business and/or personal visits.

brbiii - Chicago, Illinois

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked the penthouse for a special occasion and I was profoundly disappointed by the value proposition. Yes, the view was breathtaking and it was a well-decorated room in terms of the interior design but that is the only positive element that I experienced in my stay. My biggest complaint about the penthouse is that it had so many technical problems. The main toilet room near the showers had a door that would not close and the lights did not even work. In addition, the speaker system also did not work, and when I asked the hotel staff for help they just simply said "it did not work" and made no attempt to alleviate the issue or suggest any alternative solutions. In addition, the space was not that clean -- the sofa was dusty and the "leather" chair was full of wrinkles and was almost tearing at the seams. The floor was also not particularly clean either. The complimentary wine was a nice touch, but that is expected given that it is around ~$1,500 per night. I am profoundly disappointed to have spent such a large amount for a special occasion that was largely ruined by technical failures and poor condition of the space -- not to mention the other inherent problems of the hotel (such as slow elevators and loudness of the rooftop bar) that I have not even explored in this review. I guess the final straw was when I expressed these issues at check-out, the receptionist just simply acknowledged the problem nonchalantly and said that she would get it "checked-out" with no offer for any remedy whatsoever. I would have expected a far comprehensive customer service given the claim that the hotel is "up-scale" and commanded such a large premium accordingly. I would not say don't stay at the hotel, but I would definitely say avoid the penthouse at all costs (you can get the view at the bar) and be aware of some insufficiencies in the customer service department.

Daniel E - Saratoga, California

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazing 8 night stay at The James. Cannot really fault it! Both the room and view was great, and I loved the roof top pool! Gym pretty well fitted out too. Special thanks to Brian and Rebecca on the front desk who helped me several times during my trip and made the stay even more special. The location as well is perfect, great connections on the subway but also well positioned to explore the downtown area. Will definitely be back!

Mike K

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

The James New York - Soho provides spectacular service. The Front Desk Agents, Yu-On, and Maurice, deserve a promotion, and a raise ASAP. They treat guests like family, going above and beyond. They really set the tone, and set the bar for a Gusto Experience. Complimentary water, apples, newspapers, and magazines are available in the lobby area. During wine hour between 6pm - 7pm, you will enjoy delicious wine, cheese, and, crackers. Afterwards, cookies are served. The lobby has a nice birds eye view of Soho. You will enjoy the fun rooftop, Jimmy’s. The DJ’s play great music, the bartenders are attentive, the rooftop pool looks awesome, and the views are spectacular. The rooms and beds are comfy and cozy. You can then enjoy a yummy dinner downstairs at one of David Burke’s renowned restaurants. This hotel has it all. It’s fun, chic, and convenient to all things Soho. A special thanks and shoutout to Yu-On! You Rock! I see you doing big things in the hotel industry, in the near future. I’m looking forward to my next fun stay at The James Hotel Soho.

TheGustoExperience - New York City, New York

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

I've reviewed a ton of hotels and I would not stay here again. Where do I start: 1. It's a party hotel. Not that there's anything wrong with that but if you like 250 millennial's partying day and night on the rooftop bar (which is nice BTW) this is place for you. 2. The crazy influx of partiers makes the elevators take forever. The hotel is oddly laid out so that the lobby is up a level which means you take 2 elevators to your room or stairs. Either is just a bad design. 3. Rooms are small and have an odd wax on them. So bad that I was falling everything, so no socks or trouble. They moved me to another room, a little better not much. 4. Gym and internet are ok, not great. 5. Location is good - next to canal station which takes you up town quick. Also, always great to be in SOHO and close to Tribeca. 6. Air conditioning - not good at all. I'm in a corner room and it becomes a furnace.

orangecat1 - Toronto

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