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Courtyard New York Manhattan/Soho in New York, NY

Courtyard New York Manhattan/Soho in New York, NY


The new state-of-the-art Courtyard New York Manhattan/SoHo hotel provides greater flexibility and choices for our guests. Our downtown Manhattan hotel features inviting, flexible spaces to work or relax in, complimentary high-speed internet and easy access to the latest news, weather and airport info via our GoBoard. The highlight of our NYC hotel lobby is Table 181 SoHo Cafe, which provides guests with healthy food and beverages in the morning and evening light fare with beer & wine. Our modern guest rooms feature plush bedding, complimentary high-speed internet and some offer views of the Statue of Liberty and NYC skyline. Our SoHo hotel is near Greenwich Village, Little Italy, Chinatown and Canal Street, 10 miles from LaGuardia Airport and 12 miles from Newark Airport. We offer a well-equipped fitness center; a 24-hour business center and boarding pass printing area. Houston St. and Spring St. metro stations access is also nearby.


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Rating: 4.27

Address: 181 Varick Street, New York, NY, 10014

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    Comments (44):

    1. M C.
    hotel room was nice. however, there is nothing really in this area. the hotel staff was just ok, not too friendly.

    01/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    2. Joyce F.
    Perfect location. Very attentive. Very quiet. Will be back.

    27/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    3. Hayley B.
    This is my first time staying at a "courtyard."  I have stayed at many Marriott's  and always  pleased.  This location is on the edge of Soho.  Varick street is busy and nothing to see.  The subway is not as close as I am used to.  The room is fine, although I asked for a high floor 3mos ago and got the 11th out of 28.  The guy @front desk was short with me and NOT the standard attitude for Marriott, especially after taking a red-eye to NYC.   He was not patient with me asking directions.  Clearly, this was my first time staying in Soho and didn't know my footings yet.  I'm used to concierge service at full service Marriotts and I see the difference with a courtyard.  I like the free WiFi.  I probably would not pick this location again as I feel it's far from T.S (4miles) at least.  I prefer the Marriott on Lexington-Midtown East.   Hope not to deal with rude guy again.

    11/10/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    4. Annie C.
    i will def. come back to stay!

    seems like the past 2 reviews are so so but i must say i have a great experience with staying in this hotel.

    the hotel management must have changed since the last review.

    here is why i gave them 5 stars

    close to b-way soho for shopping, close to bleeker st for food, yes it's not like u r at one of those hotels by grand central but u really can't beat the location here. i've stayed at the Grand Hyatt before and i think the courtyard soho is wayyyy better

    friendly, i mean very friendly & honest! from the bellboy, the front desk to the house keeping. hands down they do train staff pretty well.

    free wifi:
    this def. worth a star! no add'l charge on the wifi in the room or lobby.
    that already saved me at least 15-20 bucks a day!

    very clean & no bedbug. i checked the bedbugregistry.com before booking and we have no problem at all.
    there's only one thing..i wish they have a thicker wall. but again, that might be because we have some crying kids as our neighbor.

    breakfast and starbucks coffee:
    i'm a starbucks fans. if a hotel serve starbucks coffee, that's def. a plus for me.  prior to booking, i added the breakfast option and i'm glad i did. i mean, you are in the city, there are TONs of breakfast option no doubt. but i need my daily coffee and a quick bite before i can start my day.
    the hotel offers a decent breakfast selection @ the cafe by the lobby.

    all in all, it's a great hotel, and i will probably come back again in July for a biz trip.

    19/06/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    5. Patti W.
    My husband and I love to stay at this friendly small hotel in Soho.  We love the location....close to subways and great places to walk and eat.  The staff is extremely accommodating and seems to know all it's guests.  Hotel is extremely clean...rooms are very small...that is the reason for 4 stars...but when in NYC you should be out having fun!  Price is fair for NYC.

    11/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    6. Eme L.
    If you want a decent sized room, you do have to take some care. There are only 6 rooms per floor and there is significant variation in how "spacious" they feel - some of that can be attributed to just the position of the room on the floor. Despite the size of some of the rooms, this hotel is in a great location, is very clean, and has really good service. Friendly, helpful, etc. We arrive later than expected and ended up in a double room instead of a king. They were extremely apologetic (the manager even sent me an email me) and moved us to another room (bigger and with a view!) the next day. It's New York and I'm sure hundreds of people stay here each week. The level of service we experienced was a bit unexpected and very much appreciated. No complaints - we would certainly stay here again.

    15/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    7. Andres B.
    pretty good really
    great hood. many great things close. restaurants and bars on spring+ prince streets.
    city winery has nice wine
    had a room in front for a week...
    the tunnel traffic is a bit bothersome
    maybe get high floor in back?
    staff was very friendly
    i recommend this place and will be back...

    27/12/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    8. Michelle C.
    We had just a very quick stay here, but service was excellent and friendly.  Our room was clean and comfortable, but very small as most hotels in Manhattan.  There was a lot of good options for dining nearby, which was great.

    26/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    9. Scott S.
    Our family's first choice for hotels are Marriotts.  When we stayed in NYC recently we chose this hotel for the second time.  Why you ask.  It fills all our needs.  Location-wise it great for us.  It is walking distance to NYU.  The rooms are small but both times have been very quiet.  I think the building is old so it is virtually sound proof (not like newer hotels).  Also the hotel desk clerk Mariasia (sorry, not sure how to spell her name) is great.  She even remembered us after visiting close months prior.

    The only thing I would recommend is if you plan to exit the city do not leave between 4 and 7 o'clock (weekdays).  The street in front of the hotel is basically a parking lot leading to the entrance to the Holland tunnel.

    10/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    10. Donna P.
    The rooms are small but super neat and clean and there are only I believe 8 rooms per floor.  Very comfy and cozy.  The staff were super friendly and helpful and there are subway stations and lots fabulous shops and restaurants nearby.  I'd absolutely stay here again.  The only snafu was that I used Travelocity and the hotel still charged my credit card (by mistake).  It's been a few days and the charge still hasn't been reversed, which is disconcerting.

    30/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    11. Amanda S.
    I wouldn't ordinarily write a review for a big chain like Marriott, but everyone who worked at this hotel was so friendly and pleasant (and it seemed so genuine)- that I just had to put in my two cents.  The rooms here were pretty tiny, but it's New York City so that is to be expected.  Rooms and common areas were neat and well-kept and you'll have everything you need- comfortable bed, tv, fridge, wi-fi, etc.  We arrived a few hours before check-in and were able to head straight to our room when we arrived, and the location worked out great- the subway is directly across the street.  Spending a night in NYC is pricey (the room ran about $400 for a random Wed. in April), so it's not something I do as often as I would like, but I would definitely stay at this hotel again!

    17/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    12. Erin S.
    Our first time staying in SoHo and decided to try the Courtyard Marriott due to the quality name as well as the great price during the fall season. We were greeted by the staff upon arrival and were ecstatic when they informed us our room was ready for check-in earlier than expected (11am). I wasn't totally sure what to expect since you can't always get a true idea from photos, but our room was on the top floor with beautiful city views with floor to ceiling, wall to wall windows. We were def impressed! The bathroom quality was also very updated & clean. Bed was fluffy, with a lot of pillows, perfect for a peaceful nights sleep in the city. Overall we had no complaints. It isn't for travelers who want to lounge around in a hotel bar or lobby, more for people who want to grab a quick bite in the cafe & and hit the streets for sightseeing or shopping. I would call it a simple & modern hotel. Hope this review helps someone out there traveling to SoHo!!

    12/11/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    13. Jia P.
    Really great boutique hotel.  It's a great mid way option to the expensive hotels.  Clean and the hotel is only 2 yrs old.  Close walking distance to the shops.  Close to Holland tunnel if you are driving in.  Cabs may be hard to get in front of hotel. (during work week, rush our time) Will have to walk to the 6th street area.  Good alternative is getting a black car from the Über app. Staff was very helpful and welcoming.

    17/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    14. Erin V.
    What a pleasant surprise!  Great rates for a weekend stay coupled with fresh, modern decor equal return customers!  Smallish rooms but completely manageable with 2 queen beds and 4 adults.  Let's be honest, we were there to go out and enjoy the weekend - not stay in a hotel room!

    05/06/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    15. Farida A.
    More of a 3.5

    I enjoyed my stay here and the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful.  

    When I checked in, being incredibly fearful of the Manhattan bedbug, I ripped of the sheets and inspected the bed.  I found a stain on my sheets. Ugh.  So I called the front desk and they sent someone immediately to change all of my bedding.  Upon inspection, I saw that the stain was likely an iron burn or maybe a rust stain and not like... dirt.  So that was a relief.

    I appreciated how fast they addressed the problem, and the fact that they made a point to ask about it at check out and followed up with an email after my stay.

    23/03/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    16. Camille R.
    I'm inlove with this hotel. I've been 3 or 4 times now and each time makes it harder to leave.

    The location is excellent; conveniently located near letter and number trains that will take you anywhere in the city, There are also really great restaurants nearby and a 24hr deli next door - it's super good.

    Aside from the exterior, the hotel is brand new. Everything is updated. Complimentary wi-fi, computers in the lobby with printing capability, and the rooms are clean and very nice.

    The entire staff I encountered - front desk, housekeeping, maintenance, etc - were all very pleasant and made my stay feel extra special. I was especially grateful when I checked in and they had my feather free request already taken care of. I stayed at the full-service Marriott recently and they had the request noted, but no one had anything about it. Gisel and Russell were so wonderful. The second time I encountered Gisel  she had already remembered my name. I had problems with the printer and Russell was quick to help and he was very considerate that I was in a rush. I know how annoying it can be when people ask for a late check out and even worse I was calling passed the check-out of 12pm requesting a 1pm checkout and Karen was very patient with me allowing me to checkout at 1pm - not that she had a choice since I wasn't even at the hotel, but still she could have been a snatch about it.

    I travel a lot and am pretty flexible. This hotel made feeling homey seem so effortless. Thanks!

    01/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    17. E R.
    Was able to secure a great rate.  Rooms are clean and nicely decorated.  Free wireless internet, although couldn't connect my IPad.  Valet was a little confusing (just leave your car outside and bring your keys in- easier said than done on a busy NY street).

    19/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    18. Michael H.
    Nice hotel with a good location.  Stayed there recently on business and the manager was gracious enough to give me a room on the top floor (20) with a view of the Statue of Liberty (she was tiny, but was there none the less).

    The room was a double queen (because two queens is always better than one).  I'm glad it was just me because the room wasn't overly large (what do you expect for NYC though?) so I have a hard time imagining how I could peacefully coexist with more than two people sharing a room.  

    The lobby is modern with a ultra lounge feel and the staff are extremely nice!  Greet you every time you come in and I'm sure if I needed anything while I was there I would have been taken care of.

    28/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    19. Mike D.
    I stayed here many times over the past few years.  I just love this hotel.  It is very simple and unpretentious.  But, the people are great.  They recognize me every time, even when I've been away for several months.  The neighborhood is just great.  Tons of fabulous restaurants and great shopping.  The 1 train is right there.  It is a great place to stay.

    25/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    20. I O.
    Im a gold member, however location is key in NYC.  Location here is wonderful.  Service at this trendy Marriott Courtyard makes full service hotels give them a run for their money.

    18/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    21. Pegah Y.
    We had a pretty comfortable stay at the Courtyard Marriott in Soho/South Village/West Village/whatever you want to call it.  Though it's a little bit small for a hotel and didn't have some amenities we were hoping for like a pool, it was still really nice and clean and the service was friendly the whole time we were there.  They had a gym (which my friends told me was nice - I didn't actually check it out) and nice lobby area.  The room was clean, had a nice view of the street below, and had a nice TV and good bathroom.  We stayed there right before Hurricane Irene was about to come to Manhattan and the hotel staff did a good job of keeping us informed about the hurricane and issuing safety tips.

    It's definitely not the ritziest place to stay but for the good price (about 150 a night) and great location (near many bars, restaurants, and a booming nightlife and also close to other things in downtown Manhattan), it's definitely worth it.

    28/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    22. Katrina P.
    We stayed here when in NYC for a family member's wedding and loved it! We had the 'block of rooms' rate that was pre-arranged and the price was way less than anything we could have found in the city on our own. The decor was modern and always simple and clean. Our room was bigger than most we've stayed in when vising NYC. The staff was very friendly and made good recommendations whenever we needed help. They even hailed our taxis for us :) The gym was very nice and had waters; we made sure to keep up with our fitness at our home away from home! The location is idea as it is off of Varick (a not-so-busy part of town.) We were able to easily walk a few blocks over to the Hudson (Hudson River Park) as well as the opporsite directions to hit up West Village and Greenwich. We would definitely stay here again in a heartbeat!

    09/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    23. Toshi T.
    This is an excellent hotel. I also used Marriott Rewards Points to stay here over the weekend. I was a bit skeptical about staying here at first because I usually stay at the full-service Marriotts--Ritz-Carlton, JW, Renaissance, etc.

    The staff was great--all smiles and extremely friendly. On Monday around 11:40 am, I called the front desk to ask for a 2 pm late checkout, and they granted the request immediately and without fuss.

    The accommodations were small, but this is Manhattan so that was expected. The room was bright and clean. Power outlets were everywhere, which I like.

    And, as a few of the reviewers mentioned, this is within easy walking distance to a lot of quaint shops, restaurants, and bars.

    When I come back to visit NYC, this place is definitely on my list of places to stay.

    15/10/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    24. Daf M.
    I would give this hotel 3.5 stars.
    - Location. The hotel is very close to the west village with a huge selection of restaurants and shops. There is a Subway station right below.
    - Clean rooms.
    - Very quite. We could not hear anything from the outside and felt completely isolated.
    - A huge, very comfortable bed.
    - Plenty of closet space.
    - Great spacious shower.
    - Nice and helpful staff.

    - Each time we took a shower, the water from the shower dripped out from the door, although we it closed it properly. There was a big puddle in the bathroom for hours.
    - Not a great channels selection on TV, compared to other hotel we've been to on this trip.
    - the hotel design isn't very sophisticated.

    08/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    25. T P.
    We were visiting NYC when the Giants were in town. After researching several hotels, I found this was the most reasonably priced and in a great location-near several subway stations. The hotel staff was very nice. The rooms were kinda small but it's quite common to have a smaller room in NYC. I will definitely stay here again.

    21/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    26. Marie S.
    Wonderful hotel with clean rooms, perfect location to restaurants and shops and friendly staff.  This is where I will stay when I return to NY.

    21/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    27. Milton H.
    I stayed here for a vision casting (me-only) weekend. I stay at Marriott properties across the country and this location is very new, clean, comfortable, and delivers great check-in service with a smile. Every person with a Marriott uniform on greeted me and was very courteous. The staff at this location has been well trained in how to master the client-experience. My  room was sufficient size for one person - also the bedding was very comfortable. The only area of improvement is for them to fix the shower as others have mentioned. For some reason water leaks out of the shower while you are in it. So, proactively I put a towel on the floor to absorb it. Small thing honestly. In terms of location - could not be better. You are minutes from great restaurants of many of the local shops. The nice thing is you are not in the middle of the late night RIF-RAF of NYC. Overall I had a great experience and when back in NY on either business or pleasure I will definitely stay here.

    01/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    28. Phyllis P.
    Our family stayed recently at the Courtyard Soho.  This is a reasonably priced hotel (by NYC standards) in a very convenient location, quite close to subway stops that will take you all over the city, as well as a short walk from trendy (a dreadful word) restaurants and shops in Soho and Greenwich Village.  The room was quiet and of moderate size, and the bathroom was quite nice.  Excellent staff, too.  We also enjoyed the small restaurant in the hotel and highly recommend for low cost meals nearby the Essen restaurant just a block and half south on Varick.  All in all, we had a very enjoyable stay.

    14/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    29. Kristan D.
    I've stayed here twice for business travel,  and I'll definitely stay here again!   The hotel is in a great location - it's not touristy, and is close to good food!   The hotel is clean and fairly priced.   The staff is friendly and greeted me by name when I came and left.   I asked the front desk clerk to call a car for me to get to the airport.   The service was horrible in the car, and I called the hotel to inform them.   They handled it immediately and apologized profusely.   Great customer service!

    10/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    30. Michelle P.
    One of the best Marriott experiences I have had and I've stayed at a lot of Marriott hotels! The staff are friendly, funny, and go above and beyond to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

    In terms of location, it is so close to the subway and very close to some great shopping and adorable restaurants. Also, only about 10-15mins to Canal Street shopping.

    20/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    31. Megan H.
    A few months ago, I decided to cash in 105,000 of my hard-earned Marriott Rewards points in return for a few nights in The Courtyard Soho. Unlike most of my travel, I was visiting for fun rather than work; that meant I wanted to be doubly sure I was getting the best bang for my proverbial buck. So I did my research. I read reviews on every Marriott property in Manhattan. I compared locations, prices, amenities, you name it. And the result? I definitely made the right choice.

    As other reviews have mentioned, this Courtyard is new. I just love a new hotel. So clean, so fresh, so shiny and well decorated! Everything works, the staff is well trained, and the bedding is super comfortable. Courtyard's amenities are usually excellent (at least, for the hotel class). I love the free WiFi most of all, but we also enjoyed having a refrigerator in our room and having coffee available downstairs all morning. Oh, and the room itself was generously sized for Manhattan! I expected a much tighter squeeze and was pleasantly surprised. Our room had big floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over Varick Street, but we weren't bothered by noise at all.

    As for the location, it really couldn't have been better. Subway access is simple and convenient, and it's an easy stroll to the village, SoHo, etc.

    I feel pretty confident that this hotel was the best possible use of my Marriott points. Who knows? I'd probably even pay real money to stay here. Oh, all right, who are we kidding? I would stay here again before any other Marriott property in Manhattan. Like I said... I love a new hotel!

    28/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    32. Meredith B.
    This was a very comfortable and pleasant place to stay during my brief weekend in NYC.  Front desk staff was attentive and cheerful (offering umbrellas on rainy days, etc).  They have a little cafe downstairs where you can get Starbucks coffee and a variety of breakfast items, which are pricey in the usual NYC way, but convenient.  Our room was small, but certainly fit the bill just fine - reasonable sized bathroom with plenty of counter space, comfortable beds, a desk, free WIFI (!!!!), a small closet, a TV, some drawers....anything we'd need.  Cleaning staff was also sweet and friendly.  And it was VERY quiet - I didn't hear any other guests through the walls at any time.

    I had the good fortune to not pay for this hotel, so I can't speak to the cost.  However, assuming the price is normal for NYC, I'd say this place is a good deal.  Great location, easy subway access, can walk to many restaurants/shops/bars.

    28/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    33. Teri Y.
    Our visit to NY was short and literally just for the weekend. It was mainly a foodie trip for us and the plan was to hang out in Soho, TriBeCa, and Greenwich Village. The location of this Courtyard Marriott was a perfect base for us. It is walking distance between these neighborhoods and yet the hotel is away from the bustle. We even strolled all the way to the financial district in Lower Manhattan so it's doable if you don't mind walking and that is the best way to explore the city anyway. If you want to take the subway, the Houston station is just outside the hotel.

    The lobby is modern and abstract. Check-in staff were courteous. The room had a somewhat modern design and was clean. Keep your giant suitcases at home though. There is no room for giant suitcases in NY hotels!

    We would definitely stay again with no hesitation.

    19/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    34. Helen L.
    It's cute.
    It's clean.
    It's modern, but not sterile-looking.
    It's in a great location.
    It's got comfy beds.
    It's got the extras you'd expect from a Courtyard...most of them.

    I can't speak on the pricing since I spent the night on my friend's dollar, but she gave them a five star review and she stays there more frequently than any other hotel in NYC. (See Camille R.)

    01/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    35. Joie S.
    I loved this hotel!  I used my Marriott rewards points for a night at the courtyard Soho and I was pleasantly surprised with my experience!

    The staff was incredibly friendly, the hotel was clean and in a GREAT location- walking distance to a lot of great restaurants and bars on Bleecker St.

    Check out time is noon which is nice after a late night out in the city. I also couldn't find the ice machine and when I asked a housekeeper she just took the ice bucket, went and got it for me and delivered it to our room for us, now that is service!

    The bed was so comfortable I could have stayed there forever. Check this hotel out if you are looking for a great place to stay in NYC that is outside of the touristy times square area, you won't be sorry!

    01/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    36. David G.
    I usually stay in uptown but had to visit NYU. I really like this hotel. Tons of ammenities, free wi fi, close to tons of thing, and it is relatively new. Great staff too.

    The rooms are small but they are well laid out and the beds are pretty comfortable with duvays and pillow top mattress. Great cafe, plenty of computers to use free, and a great computer system to check into your flights and print your boarding passes.

    I like this place.

    13/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    37. Melissa L.
    This is a brand new hotel, so new that my cab driver had to check his iPhone for the address and directions to get here.

    I often stay at Marriotts, with many of them being Courtyard Marriott properties for their cleanliness, location, free internet access and reasonably priced hot breakfasts.  I've stayed at four other Marriott properties in NYC, including two of their other Courtyard locations uptown.

    This is my first time staying in the SoHo area and it's very conveniently located to the shops and restaurants in SoHo and Greenwich Village.  The subway entrance for the 1 train is half a block away.   It was easy enough for me to walk to most places.  The area is pretty quiet too as most of the "action" is a couple of short blocks away.

    The hotel's room was small.  Yes, this is NYC and rooms are usually small, but this is one of the smallest rooms I've ever had, anywhere.  This wasn't necessarily a bad thing as I didn't really spend that much time in the room.  The bathroom was standard sized and the room contains a desk, armoire, mini-refrigerator, and flat screen TV.   I shared this room with a friend and our two double beds allowed just enough room for us to move around.  However, it was would very cramped for 3 or 4 people, especially with more than one child older than a toddler.

    The lobby offers free coffee and tea every morning.  The cafe, in the back of the lobby, offers food, snacks and Starbucks coffee that was pretty pricey for some of the items.  There's a Dunkin Donuts a few doors down, as well as a few places to pick up beverages, sandwiches and snacks within one block of the hotel.

    The gym is located in the basement.  To find it you enter through a door in the lobby and head down some steps.  There were three treadmills, an elliptical machine and a recumbent bike.  They have space for yoga/stretching.  They have individual TV's, towels and a small refrigerator with small bottles of water.  I was there for just under one hour one morning and during that time, quite a few guests were there getting their workouts in as well.

    The staff couldn't be more friendly and helpful, especially the front desk and the housecleaning staff.  Our requests, although few, were met immediately and we were always greeted with a smile and a cheerful attitude.

    Would I stay here again?  Yes, absolutely.  It's a new property with a fantastic location, great staff and a comfortable bed.

    14/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    38. Kim H.
    I LOVED this hotel!  What sets it apart is the staff.  The customer service is top notch and everyone is just so happy and friendly.  It was pouring the day we arrived and the people working the front desk offered us free umbrellas every time we left the hotel (little things go a long way). The immediate surrounding area is pretty quiet.  However, Spring street and the heart of SoHo is only a 5 minute walk.

    The only downside, which is probably true with all NYC hotels, is the parking. If you are driving in, it's 60 dollars a day for valet parking.  They charge you every 24 hours so even if you are 5 minutes over, you will get charged for a full day.  So keep that in mind.  Sundays = Free Parking on the street and there were plenty of open spots.

    There is also a subway stop very close by.

    25/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    39. Paul C.
    I think I'm spoiled by the exceedingly nice Marriott Courtyard in Millbrae, CA, which is huge, with a great atrium full of plants, skylights, and a really large restaurant and bar area that does amazing Sunday brunches with live music.

    The SoHo Courtyard is absolutely none of that.  My living room is probably larger than the entry to the hotel.  The dining option is a cafe that seats about four *total* people.  There is no room service option.  The floors are tiny, with about a half dozen rooms per floor, and the room I got on the fifth was really tiny as well, with a great view of... an alley.  Okay, well, at least it wasn't just a brick wall, and this IS NYC.

    Am I complaining?  Actually, not really.  Just a little disappointed given the polish and amenities I've come to expect from Courtyards.  The only complaint I had on the room is that was no conveniently-located wall switch for the lights.  After opening the door, need to grope around in the dark to find the lamp on the opposite wall and turn it on the old fashioned way -- normally I'd expect a wall switch to operate at least ONE light right at the entry way.

    The free wifi worked great on my laptop, tablet and phone, simultaneously.  The desk chair was fairly comfy, and the desk not bad.  The beds were firmer than most hotels, but that was a bit of a plus for me.  The pillows seemed okay (I like denser pillows, but hotels in general seem to go for "fluffy").

    Your mileage may vary.  If your use of the hotel is merely for "sleeping" and you're spending your time enjoying nightlife, tourism, or business, the place is a perfectly good option.  But it's a fairly utilitarian hotel.

    05/02/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    40. gladys L.
    My family stayed at this hotel in May to celebrate a graduation. We booked two rooms and there were six of us total. This hotel had many great things going for it. For starters the staff at the front desk is excellent, (except for a minor hiccup checking in the second room). One of the staff, Angel was very helpful in making sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. Ask for him by name. Also there was two other women, but I'm sorry now that I didn't get their names, were very nice and patient in giving us directions. They recommended nearby sights and helped us navigate the metro. That's the second thing that was great. The metro stop was right on the corner of the hotel. Short ride to Freedom Towers, times square etc.. The third thing the had going was the cleanliness of the room. Keep in mind that this is NY so the rooms are not that big and the view was not the best, but hey we were only there to relax after hitting the pavement all day. Lastly the location was walkable. We walked around Soho area (first time), Washington Sq and Greenwich village which was charming. There was also a fresh grocery store (forgot name) that had ready made healthy food such as salads and sandwiches that was inexpensive and they made omeletes to go for under $5. I would definitely go back to this hotel. I'm giving them 5 stars because of location and friendly staff.  

    P.S.  It's crazy to drive to and in Manhattan, take a train or bus.  You will be glad you did.  We took the Bolt bus, stop is over by Watts, only a short walk to the hotel.

    06/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    41. Al S.
    Great location. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The rooms are new and clean and the beds are comfortable. The rooms are small, but nothing unusual for a NYC hotel. I've been in MUCH smaller ones.

    Don't expect great views of the city, but in exchange its quiet and you get a good night's sleep. The location is convenient to most subway lines and lots of shopping. If you book in advance, you'll get a price for under $200, but like any hotel, you'll pay too much if you wait until the last minute, and it will seem over priced for what you're getting. I'd definitely stay here again.

    09/06/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    42. Jessica M.
    Since I've been visiting New York, I've always stayed in Midtown, but recently decided to mix it up and stayed at this SoHo property and I'm happy I did.

    Not only did I love being able to explore a new neighborhood, but the hotel is about 200 yards from a subway stop so it's convenient for exploring other areas.

    The hotel staff were all friendly and helpful, and we were even able to check in early - bonus! I also loved that they have a noon check-out time. I know it's only an extra hour, but it's a nice little luxury!

    The rooms were clean and really did look like the photos on their website. In terms of size, they are pretty typical of what you'd find elsewhere in the city. I did; however, love the central A/C and that our room had a view of the Empire State!

    07/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    43. Robert C.
    According to my wife - "the cleanest hotel I have ever been in". And this says a lot as we have visited many locales and lots of hotels and B&Bs.

    Rates were reasonable, valet parking service is available and was a prompt as anything (indoor garage).

    There is a full service Starbucks (with breakfast and pastries in the lobby and the location close to our destination (PIORA) was just right -  a short walk so we could eat, drink, be merry and not drive.

    06/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    44. Josh M.
    This hotel exceeded my expectations.  I could not believe the experience that I had at this marriott. For someone who travels as much as I do. I thought the staff here was amazing. The hotel was clean. My suite was a normal size for manhattan.

    It is very rare that I get hotels five stars. I was headed from the upper Eastside to the village My driver pulled up to the front of the hotel and as soon as I got out of the door. A gentleman named Will dressed in a black suit with a ear piece on.  came out and grabbed my luggage for me. He said my name is Will and I will be assisting you to your room today. He walked me to the front desk where a gentleman by the name of Javier check me in promptly. Javier was great he actually told me that my suit was ready. Javier did tell me the only problem was that my suite did not have a City view. Will ended up going behind the counter with hobby year and they both tried to find me a suite with a view. I did tell them that I didn't care because I am from New York so it's not really a big deal to me to have a City view. After I was all checked in.  will brought me up to my room he placed my luggage down for me.  he went through each room in the suite.  he told me how everything in the room worked he showed me where all of the light switches were located. Will also told me if I needed anything else to contact him directly and that he was the security for the hotel.

    Once will left I decided to make myself a drink. Just about five minutes after Mr. will left. I get a phone call from Javier at the front desk asking how my room was and if everything was up to my standards. I laughed because I am fairly easy to please. I told Javier that I could not get the lights to come on in the bedroom. He said I am extremely sorry about that I will have somebody take a look at it. The maintenance guy came and told me that I had to have both of the sconce lights on in order for the main light to work.

    The suite itself was nice it's New York City so any suite that you get in the city is fairly small. There was a full basket there was a couch that had a pull out bed there was a really long bar area  that had a full sink and multiple drawers. The bedroom was a fairly big size you could get around it no problem. The bathroom was nice and spacious first city bathroom it had a walk in shower.

    The hotel is located on Varick Street which you can walk to all the shops as well as to Chelsea and the Chelsea market there are a ton of restaurants that you can walk to from this hotel.

    I had about an hour and a half to kill before I was meeting friends for dinner. I went down to the front desk and told Javier and Mr. Will that I was having two friends arrive and if they could look out for them once they arrived. Also if one of them could let me know that they were here. I also asked both of them if they had any restaurant recommendations. Will told me that there was a really good spot down the street. They do all fresh local and organic foods. We ended up going there for dinner and it was a very good.

    Overall this courtyard Marriott exceeded my expectations. The staff here I thought went above and beyond especially for this hotel not being a five-star resort. If I am in the village I would definitely recommend staying here the hotel is extremely clean and the staff is amazing.

    - staff was great
    - clean

    09/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0