We've stayed at this trendy spot four or five times over the last several years and it has never disappointed. The rooms are minimalist, but home-y, and the service is incredible and personal. For a weekend visitor, SoHo is a great area to walk around, do some shopping, and feel like you're experiencing New York.
There are so many things I love about the Mercer, but I always make time to sit in the living room style lobby with my book or journal to people watch. I have watched interesting business meetings, awkward dates, and celebrity gawked. All the little stories happening in the Mercer lobby are worth the expensive cup of coffee.
Our room looked something like this. (photo courtesy of StyleCaster.)
Or most of the time like this.
There's a long hall to the right where you enter, with closets and a mini-bar. The tub is big enough for a real party.
Here's the view from the bed.
When we arrived late on Thursday evening, we found this on the table. Nothing will make you feel more welcome than such personalization. The Gorilla had that bottle of wine open before I even put my bags down.
Personalized stationary on the desk.
I just love a good bathroom.
There is never a lack of a snack.
And you don't even have to get up to open or close the windows.
Everyone has their own preferences on hotel amenities. For me, there is no need that the Mercer doesn't fill.
We don't get to stay there on every NY trip, but when we do our trip is that much better.
What do you love in a hotel? Where is your favorite place that you've ever stayed? I'd love to hear about it.
lobby photo from tablet hotels