You’d be hard-pressed to find a hotel in a more happening location than The Mercer. Nestled in the heart of SoHo, guests of the hotel have the very best of downtown drinking, eating and shopping on their doorstep. And for those coming to New York for a little retail therapy, we really need to emphasise the latter. Located at the corner of Mercer and Prince, the hotel is within a stone’s throw of the city’s hottest boutiques and contemporary designers.
147 Mercer St
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Loft-style rooms perfectly capture New York’s downtown design aesthetic. Picture high-ceilings, wood flooring, white linens and huge windows that flood the rooms with sunlight. Rooms are either street or courtyard-facing and range from small studios to larger lofts and suites. Rooms start at £489.
Breakfast is not included but Mercer Kitchen is an uber trendy restaurant where you can grab breakfast, lunch or dinner. Helmed by world-renowned chef Jean Georges, it’s no wonder the place attracts such a stylish (and hungry) crowd.
Lunch and Dinner?
Lunch and dinner are available at Mercer Kitchen but given the unbeatable location, it’s worth venturing out into SoHo and exploring the fantastic restaurants and cafés in the area.
Is there a Bar?
Yes, there is a bar in the lower level of Mercer Kitchen. We recommend the cucumber mint martini.
Complimentary wifi and HD television in room, packing and unpacking service, same-day laundry and dry cleaning, complimentary day passes to the local gym, private trainers and massage therapists upon request, Guitar Hero, Xbox and Wii available upon request.
Need to know
Because the location is so popular, the general area around the Mercer can get pretty crowded with tourists, shoppers and party-goers – bear this in mind.
Within a short walk
An amazing, subterranean seafood restaurant, Lure is the perfect place to get cocktails and dinner after a long day of shopping. The crispy sushi rice, nori-crusted tuna and people-watching are all excellent.
Dominique Ansel Bakery
One word for you: cronut. Yes, believe the hype, Dominique Ansel’s creations are little pastry gifts sent from heaven. Come early in the day because they sell out fast.
rag & bone
As we mentioned, if there’s a hip US design brand, it’ll have a store in SoHo. We love rag & bone because the style epitomises New York. Whether you’re after a perfect pair of jeans or a killer dress for a night out, look no further.
Rather than fight for a table at this perennially sceney Mexican hotspot, we prefer to go after dinner and grab drinks at the bar. Head downstairs and walk through the kitchen to get to the not-so-secret underground restaurant. The atmosphere is always buzzing and the margaritas hit the spot.