Sep 13, 2023



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5 Luxe Hotels in Downtown NYC: From The Crosby to Arlo SoHo

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If you really want the most out of your luxury getaway to New York City, you have to stay right in the thick of the action. Need help deciding where to stay? You’re in the right place: we’re covering five of our favorite ritzy hotels in Downtown NYC.

Or maybe you want tailored recommendations instead? Connect with Fora to plan and book your trip, and you’ll unlock all sorts of awesome extras from VIP hotel perks to expert suggestions and more. 

5 awesome hotels in Downtown NYC

From recognizable names like Four Seasons to one-off classics like The Ludlow, here are five of the coolest luxury hotels in Downtown NYC.

(P.S.: specifically looking for hotels near Times Square, NYC? Check out our guide.)

1. Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown: urban chic accommodations for discerning travelers

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Set in the Tribeca neighborhood of Lower Manhattan — near City Hall Park and the One World Trade Center — Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown takes urban chic to a whole new level of class and sophistication. This is where to stay in Downtown NYC if you’re looking for an uncompromising experience near many of the city’s biggest sights (see our local’s guide to New York City, if you’re looking for ideas), particularly around Wall Street.

On the other hand, you don't have to look far at all to enjoy the hotel's incredible spa, which offers custom treatments authored by health and beauty experts.

As upscale as this hotel is, though, don’t be afraid to bring the family — like all Four Seasons hotels, the Downtown NYC iteration will exceed your needs whether you’re traveling solo, enjoying a romantic couple’s vacation or taking a family trip to NYC.

(P.S. the spa here is A+.)

Plan and book your trip with Fora to score awesome hotel perks and more at Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown.

Fora Perks at Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown:

  • When you book Four Seasons through Fora, you will enjoy exclusive Four Seasons Preferred Partner benefits. Your advisor will be pleased to give you more details.

2. Crosby Street Hotel, Firmdale Hotels: (arguably) the most fashion-forward hotel in Downtown NYC

Unique is an understatement when it comes to Crosby Street Hotel. Designed by Kit Kemp, the hotel is equal parts whimsical, creative and extravagant. Staying here feels like staying in a lavish version of Alice in Wonderland (and we mean that in the best way). 

You’ll find Crosby Street Hotel near the heart of Lower Manhattan in SoHo. For the full low down on this awesomely artful Downtown NYC hotel, read our Crosby Street Hotel review.

(Consider yourself a fashion-obsessed traveler? Check out where to stay in Milan, Italy’s gorgeous design capital.)

3. The Greenwich Hotel: an incredible boutique hotel in Downtown NYC featuring a relaxing urban spa

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Even in a city as busy as New York, bastions of tranquility can be found. Located just a couple blocks from the Hudson River Greenway, The Greenwich Hotel boasts upscale boutique accommodations and a tranquil urban spa (BTW: the $100 resort credit you receive from booking with Fora can totally be put towards spa treatments.)

All 82 rooms of The Greenwich Hotel feature unique decor and handcrafted Savoir beds, a favorite among luxury shoppers. This hotel in Downtown NYC is the ideal mix of comfort and luxury.

Want VIP perks at The Greenwich Hotel? Connect with Fora.

Fora Perks at The Greenwich:

  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

4. Arlo SoHo: a sleek, contemporary-themed hotel in Downtown New York

Uber-contemporary and perfect for urban explorers, Arlo SoHo is an ideal choice for travelers seeking high-end accommodations at more reasonable rates. The rooms aren’t as luxurious as, say, the spacious rooms and suites at Four Seasons, but they’re still nice and comfortable. Of course, the communal spaces — including the hotel’s trendy bars and restaurants — are where this hotel shines best.

If you’re the type of traveler who simply needs a cozy bed and enough space to stow your luggage before nonstop adventures, Arlo SoHo will be a top contender for you among Downtown NYC hotels. 

Fora Perks at Arlo SoHo:

  • Welcome treat in room on arrival.

  • Upgrade & guaranteed late check-out.

5. The Ludlow Hotel: a stylish hotel on the Lower East Side

With a theme that mixes contemporary chic with dark, Old-World styles, The Ludlow Hotel is an exciting and edgy option in Downtown NYC. Each of the hotel’s 175 rooms features upscale furnishings and decor, but the best rooms are those found on the seventh floor and above. The Ludlow’s neighbors are, well, shorter, so guests of these rooms get to enjoy sweeping views of the New York skyline.

(Looking for the best things to do in New York City, too? Our guide has itinerary ideas.)

Want tailored recs for hotels in Downtown NYC? Connect with Fora

Ready to fall in love with New York City? Whether it’s receiving VIP perks and status at the coolest hotels in Downtown NYC, taking advantage of insider intel or simply handing off the hassle of bookings and logistics, we have you covered. Connect with Fora to plan and book your trip today. 

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This article has been fact-checked by Pro Fora Advisor Holly Wasserman, an expert on travel to New York City.

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