147 Mercer Street, New York City, NY, USA
Neighborhood: Manhattan - Soho
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Located at the intersection of Mercer and Prince in SoHo, The Mercer Hotel is New York's first loft hotel and captures the very essence of the area. Lofts are a uniquely SoHo phenomenon, pioneered by artists in the 1960s who took over the neighborhood's many abandoned warehouses. Loft living is about sunlight and leaving the original architecture intact, and at The Mercer, brickwork is exposed, windows are industry size, and iron support columns run from floor to ceiling. It's one of the few New York hotels to boast wooden floors, and Christian Liaigre's spare furnishings are appropriately unobtrusive, because, as your downtown designer friend might say, the beauty of a place is in its empty spaces.
Walking into the lobby/library (not a gimmick—you can check the books out) is like walking into the apartment of that same designer friend of yours—pale leather screens, worn Turkish carpet, leather banquettes and low oval coffee tables. The rooms have a nice secular touch—no Bibles, just Paper magazine—while bathrooms feature stark white tiles, deliciously soft Frette towels and hip Face Stockholm beauty products. Ask for a room where the Scandinavian blonde wood partitions dividing bedroom and bathroom slide open and voila, you're having a soak just steps away from your plush, inviting bed. To be frank, the arrangement (the cube shaped tubs easily fit two) is conducive to frolicking, as are the huge walk-in showers and the six-foot mirrors. (Yes, there are complimentary mints and condoms alongside the shampoo.)
The neighboring Mercer Kitchen houses a bar, usually crammed with well-heeled Manhattanites gossiping, and sporting plenty of Prada-clad attitude, while the restaurant is French family dining, as interpreted by über-chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and is booked out weeks in advance.
Surprisingly, perhaps, The Mercer is a good hotel for families—babies can sleep in Frette-lined cribs, complete with toys—and while the staff may be well-dressed, they don't put on any airs: they'll get you anything from Assam teabags to a bikini wax in your room at two in the morning. You never have to step foot outside the Mercer for want of anything; and in New York terms, that is living at its most decadent.
- Complimentary upgrade upon hotel check-in, based upon availability
- Complimentary bottle of wine in room (a value of about US$20)
- Guaranteed 4pm check out (for stays during July and August only)
- Welcome plate of fresh fruit (a value of about US$10 to US$15)
- Complimentary in-house movies (for stays during September through June only. A value of between US$10 and US$20 per movie)
- **Please note that Suites are not available for upgrade. Plus members may only receive upgrade of one category if available upon arrival
- 75 Rooms
- Style: Cutting-Edge
- Atmosphere: Happening
- 85 Guest Reviews
- The Mercer
- 147 Mercer Street
- New York City, NY, USA
- Neighborhood: Manhattan - Soho
Hotel amenities and services
- 24 hour concierge
- 24 hour front desk
- Babysitting (on request)
- Central air conditioning
- Free wi-fi
- Luggage storage
- Room service
- Self service parking (charges apply)
- Spa treatments (on request)