Gatsby Hotel, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member - New York

ex. The GEM Hotel SoHo

135 East Houston Street, New York, United States, 10002  show map
 3 stars
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Gatsby Hotel, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member - New York

Paid Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid off-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

Shuttle

City shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

Laundry

Verified Reviews:

  • Short walk from times square - Modern, clean rooms - Nice breakfast
  • Well worth the money - Room is modern - Very professional staff
  • Room was delightful for a budget hotel - Staff was really nice - Breakfast area isn't very nice
  • Staff was great - Rooms were fantastic - Located about a mile from time's square
  • Two and half blocks from the subway - Enjoyed the room - Nice sized bathroom

Overview

The designer Gem Hotel Soho is a 3-star property placed near World Financial Center, African Burial Ground National Monument and High Line.

Gem Hotel Soho is 20 minutes' walk from the center of New York. There are restaurants and cafés in the area.

This hotel is placed in Lower East Side district, known for a gallery, a synagogue and a museum.

A 5-minute walk to Bowery subway station. It will take 15 minutes to get to La Guardia airport by car.

Rooms

There are 45 non-smoking rooms fitted with a private safe, television, free wireless internet, climate control and a work desk. Some rooms have the park view. Bathrooms come with a shower, a hairdryer and a bathtub.

Eat & Drink

Serving a wide range of dishes, Katz's Deli and Luckys Famous Burgers can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.

Services

Gem Hotel Soho provides guesets with dry cleaning, room service and 24-hour reception.

Relax

The property offers aerobics classes, yoga classes and a gym to keep shape.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of floors:   7.  Number of rooms:   45.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Paid off-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Barber shop
  • Carte blanche
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Ice skating
  • Lit outdoor tennis court
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Bowling
  • Squash
  • Yoga class
  • Bike path
  • Jogging track
  • Aerobics

Services

  • City shuttle service
  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Park view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Goose feather pillows

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Voice mail
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 17 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

135 East Houston Street, New York, United States, 10002

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City Center
  • New York
    1.1 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Canal Street
    3700 ft
  • Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall
    1.1 mi
Underground stations
  • Bowery Station
    1700 ft
  • Bleecker Street
    1700 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Katz's Deli (cuisine: American)
    900 ft
  • Yonah Schimmel's Knishes Bakery
    100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    45

Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons or Double bed or Double beds
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  • Air conditioning
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    Standard Queen Room
    Bed type: Queen-size bed
    Size: 155 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
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    Non-Smoking Room with One Queen Bed

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        Deluxe Double Room
        Bed type: Double beds
        Size: 250 sq. feet
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        Deluxe|2 Double Beds - Nonsmoking Deluxe Room - Fridge, Microwave

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          Deluxe Queen Room
          Bed type: Queen-size bed
          Size: 175 sq. feet
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              How to reach hotel

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              Hotel Address:

              135 East Houston Street, New York, United States, 10002

              Get directions
              City Center
              • New York
                1.1 mi
              Airports
              Train Stations
              • Canal Street
                3700 ft
              • Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall
                1.1 mi
              Underground stations
              • Bowery Station
                1700 ft
              • Bleecker Street
                1700 ft
              • Bus stop
                400 ft
              Restaurants
              • Katz's Deli (cuisine: American)
                900 ft
              • Yonah Schimmel's Knishes Bakery
                100 ft
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  3 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  11 am
              • Number of floors:
                7
              • Number of rooms:
                45

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              What's nearby

              Places of interest

              Historical sites

              • The Angel Oresanz Foundation - 1400 ft

              Museums

              • Anthology Film Archives - 400 ft
              • New York Kunsthalle - 1400 ft
              • Sex Museum - 1400 ft
              • Society of the Educational Art - 1700 ft
              • Merchant's House Museum - 1700 ft
              • Sir John Soane Museum - 1700 ft
              • New Museum of Contemporary Art - 2000 ft

              Parks

              Universities, Institutes

              • Pratt Institute - 1400 ft
              • American Language Institute - 1700 ft
              • Clemente Soto Velez Cultural - 1700 ft
              • University of the Streets Inc - 2000 ft

              Theaters

              Underground stations

              Local attractions

              • The Municipal Building - 1.0 mi
                Chambers and Centre streets, New York City
              • The Jefferson Market Garden - 1.1 mi
                70 A Greenwich Ave, New York City
              • City Hall Park Visitor Information Center - 1.1 mi
                Broadway at south end of City Hall Park, New York City
              • Center for Jewish History - 1.0 mi
                15 W 16th St, New York City
              • Queensboro Bridge - 1.1 mi
                New York City, NY

              Near the hotel

              • Bowery - 800 ft
                121 Wooster St., New York City
              • Nolita - 1400 ft
                New York City, NY
              • St. Patrick's Old Cathedral - 1500 ft
                263 Mulberry St, New York City
              • Merchant's House Museum - 1700 ft
                29 E 4th Street, New York City
              • New Museum - 900 ft
                235 Bowery, New York City
              • Tenement Museum - 1700 ft
                103 Orchard Street, New York City
              • Williamsburg Bridge - 1600 ft
                Delancey Street, New York City

              Restaurants nearby

              • Katz's Deli - 900 ft

                Address: 205 E Houston Street
                Phone: (212) 254-2246

                69% likes this, based on 2555 reviews
                Cuisine: American
                Price Range: USD 3 - USD 22

              • Prune - 300 ft

                Address: 54 E 1st St
                Phone: 212-677-6221

                76% likes this, based on 198 reviews
                Cuisine: American, International, Eclectic
                Price Range: USD 32 - USD 41

              • JoeDoe - 300 ft

                Address: 45 East 1st Street
                Phone: 212 780 0262

                79% likes this, based on 15 reviews
                Cuisine: American
                Price Range: USD 30 - USD 30

              • Yonah Schimmel's Knishes Bakery - 100 ft

                Address: 137 E Houston St
                Phone: (212) 477-2858

                62% likes this, based on 71 reviews
                Price Range: USD 23 - USD 32

              • Luckys Famous Burgers - 200 ft

                Address: 147 E Houston St
                Phone: (212) 254-4900

                85% likes this, based on 21 reviews

              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  3 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  11 am
              • Number of floors:
                7
              • Number of rooms:
                45
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              Gatsby Hotel, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Gatsby Hotel, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member

              Average guest rating

              7.8out of 10
              Fabulous
              Based on 106 reviews

              Rating by category:

              Rooms
              7.8
              Value
              8.1
              Service
              4.8
              Location
              9.3

              Guest reviews

              • Older travelers
                9.6

                Great hotel! The rooms were spacious, clean and everything was well thought out as regards comfort. No complaints.

                We did have to stay at another hotel the first night because of a plumbing problem at the GEM, and unfortunately the hotel they put us up at was absolutely not up to par. After a long exhausting trip, this was not appreciated, though they did upgrade our reservation.

              • Older travelers
                7.0

                The concierge Anthony was fantastic with great ideas - always welcoming and sincere.

                Our room was serviced very late one afternoon - nearly 6pm - when we asked if they could wait 5 minutes until we went out, they indicated it was the last room for the day and we felt pressured to comply with their needs!! This was then surpassed by the next night when housekeeping forgot to service our room. We asked at the desk (when we were going out) for the room to be serviced and when we returned around 9pm it still had not been done. The concierge very quickly got us clean towels, but we were not happy with the situation. Other than the concierge's apologies no other apologies were given. Also unhappy to be disturbed when the "please do not disturb" sign was on the door. This was due to internet router placement in our hotel room.

              • Single
                5.4

                The Chelsea location is much better than the Soho location we originally booked.

                Very diffiicult to get luggage into tiny elevator and lobby. Moved us to the other location due to mixup. Staff was slow to help us and stood in front of us chatting while a long line waited.

              • Couple
                9.2

                Great location, great staff and quite affordable for NYC.

                Smallish room but that kept the price down. Great for a couple.

              • Single
                7.8

                The upstairs queen room was a decent size. Nice view and amazing location. Fridge, microwave and safe were fabulous!

                I hated having my first night stay downstairs on the basement level. If my entire stay was spent down there I would have despised this hotel chain. The downstairs room was tiny, unclean, ratty towels and missing bathroom amenities. Check-in early or you will get the basement!

              • Couple
                4.6

                location

                noisy,service,room size and configuration

              • Group of friends
                7.8

                It's location and good price for the location

                The hotel was expensive for the tiny size of the room. O hotel foi caro considerando o tamanho ridículo do quarto. Um casal c muitas malas terá dificuldade de organizar as malas

              • Single
                7.0

                Good location, close to everything, correct price for nyc, the concierge was very friendly and usefull.

                The room service was knocking each time at the door, "room service, do you need anything ?". So even if you put the sign "don't disturb" you ear the noise and it was really anoying. Please, stop it.

              • Family with children
                7.8

                Very close to Soho shopping, dining. Rooms were ok size wise, helpful staff at the desk.

                Noisy fan in the bathroom with the light on.

              • Older travelers
                9.2

                Great staying in Soho and you couldn't beat the price.

                There is a lot of street noise on East Houston Street.

              • Group of friends
                9.6

                friendly helpful front desk lots of clean comfy pillows set up well for people on business (hair dryer, iron ready, free wifi) and close to everything needed (like Whole Foods for breakfast and quick sushi) also very safe so our mom didn't worry about her girls being in the city

                nothing we didn't like (except we can't afford to come back often to stay)

              • Group of friends
                9.2

                The staff was extremely attentive and answered our every need. We only stayed there for two nights, but they actually knew who we were and greeted us every time we entered or left. Anthony gave us great restaurant advice and was all around one of the friendliest hotel staff members I have ever encountered. We experienced an emergency with one of our group members and Jose was especially helpful and kind during the ordeal. Anthony gave us great restaurant advice and was all around one of the friendliest hotel staff members I have ever encountered.

              • Older travelers
                3.8

                Location

                When we arrived they said we had no reservation. Then they found the reservation and gave us a room which turned out to be in the basement. I have never had a basement room in a hotel. I would never return to this hotel.

              • Older travelers
                9.2

                The hotel room was quite compact,based on a poor design I.e no wardrobe space bathroom brilliant.the staff were excellent especially the head concierge anthony vasquez perfectly helpful absolutely charming.

                Just poor design of the room causing little wardrobe space nothing more.

              • Older travelers
                6.2

                Good location, beds and bathrooms ok

                Rooms are tiny, no space for clothes if you stay several days.Elevators were broken almost all the time

              How to reach hotel

              hotel Gatsby Hotel, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member - New York New York location
              Show big map »

              Hotel Address:

              135 East Houston Street, New York, United States, 10002

              Get directions
              City Center
              • New York
                1.1 mi
              Airports
              Train Stations
              • Canal Street
                3700 ft
              • Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall
                1.1 mi
              Underground stations
              • Bowery Station
                1700 ft
              • Bleecker Street
                1700 ft
              • Bus stop
                400 ft
              Restaurants
              • Katz's Deli (cuisine: American)
                900 ft
              • Yonah Schimmel's Knishes Bakery
                100 ft
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  3 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  11 am
              • Number of floors:
                7
              • Number of rooms:
                45