The Mercer Hotel

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Address: 147 Mercer Street, New York City, 10012, United States

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4.6

Right in the heart of Soho - one of New York's best hotels.

For its location, style and size, this is one of my hands-down favorite properties in all of New York. It's got style, charm and impeccable service, all in a great central location.

Location
4.9
90%
Eating/drinking
4.4
90%
Leisure facilities
4.1
90%
Service
4.3
90%
Value for money
4.1
90%
Bedrooms
4.6
90%
Public areas
4.2
90%

Location

In one of the city's best neighborhoods for restaurants and shopping, the property is only a a stone's throw to some of my favorite shopping spots, including the flagship Apple store on Prince Street and American retailers like J Crew, Club Monaco and American Apparel.

Bedrooms

Seventy five chic rooms with high ceilings, big bathrooms (with sizeable tubs and showers). I particularly like the loft suites which are spacious (they include a sitting room area) and filled with natural light - the ones facing the courtyard are quieter. Thoughtful touches include free non-alcoholic drinks and snacks from the mini bar and printed stationery with one’s name on it.

Public areas

The hotel has a nice mix of public areas and then spots reserved only for hotel guests. You often see celebrities in the private lobby area and the upstairs cafe is a great spot for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I go there all the time for business meetings.  

Eating and drinking

Jean-Georges is the impresario behind the room service and on site restaurant. I particularly like dishes like the shrimp salad and ceviche and there is always plenty of excellent fresh raw seafood. I find the main dining area a bit dark and cavernous but the cafe upstairs is lovely.

Leisure facilities

There isn't a spa or gym but  you can get complimentary day passes to the Equinox nearby which is one of New York's best gyms. The hotel also provides in room personal trainers and yoga teachers on request as well as hairdressers and masseurs. 

Service

The staff here are some of the nicest in the city, very friendly but still professional. Porters are always available to help with luggage but beware the lobby servers who can be on the slow side. 

Who stays there

Hollywood stars, well heeled business types and Europeans who want a stylish hotel that is close to great restaurants and shopping. 

Amenities

  • Business Centre
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Romance
  • Shopping

Pros & Cons

  • Shopping
  • Location
  • Hard to get a reservation!
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