If you’ve been following my blog, then you probably already know I’m a huge fan of boutique hotels. Not only because I work with these types of hotels on a day to day basis, but also because of the uniqueness and personalized service that so many offer. When choosing the perfect hotel for weekend getaways, there’s a few items I take into consideration: location, style, review & comfort.
While I had read about Arlo Soho‘s convenient location to many gems in the city, I didn’t realize how easy it was to walk to some of my favorite spots. Squeezed between west village and soho, the hotel is easily accessible to the best restaurants and shopping in New York.
Walking distance to the Arlo SoHo, some of my highlights on this trip included:
- Jack’s Wife Freda– cute spot for lunch
- The Butcher’s Daughter- delicious and fresh produce brunch
- Drybar Tribeca– for some pampering, quick blowout
- Bar Pitti – the best Italian dinner ever
- Washington Square Park– beautiful walk
- Good Story– Arlo Hudson’s Rooftop bar- for chic drinks before/after dinner
- City Winery– wine bar with live music
- Laudree New York Soho– upscale bakery with delicious french macaroons
With minimalist design, the Arlo SoHo has major interior inspo. Not to mention the entire property is completely Instagram-able. From the super chic collaborative work spaces, to the rooftop bar with city views, you instantly feel you’re in a fun, modern environment with chances to make friends at every corner. Side note: over my stay, Marc and I went to the rooftop bar and there just so happened to be a party hosted by the cast of The Bachelor! It seems like there’s always something happening at the hotel, which is what I love most.
The major difference between Arlo and your typical boutique hotel, is that the rooms are actually “micro-rooms”, small rooms with plush white bedding and brown wooden furnishings. Although small, the room had everything we needed; a comfy bed, a gorgeous view, and most importantly.. free Wifi! A highlight for me was the motorized curtains and super large window that overlooked the city. I loved waking up to so much light in the room. The rooms overall feel very european and modern, and for us, were meant only to rest since we were exploring all day.
I’m not sure if it’s being a millennial, or if I just want another person’s opinion, but hotel reviews are everything to me. I tend to spend hours on Tripadvisor before committing to a hotel. This is a major part of my planning process in choosing the hotel that will work best for me. I check Tripadvisor, Facebook, Google, Instagram and sometimes will even follow the hotel on Twitter to see if it seems like a fun environment. After reading the reviews on Arlo, many people boasted that it’s the hotel for the modern traveler. I loved the idea of compact rooms with awesome views, and it seemed like many young people did too!
The Perfect Weekend Getaway
For the modern adventurer and city explorer, the Arlo SoHo is right up your alley. 48 hours wasn’t nearly enough, but I’m sure I’ll be back.