Room, $450-$650; suite, $625-$1,500; Thompson Suite, $1,500-$1,750; Thompson loft, $2,500-$3,500
1 at Canal St.; C, E at Spring St.
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Given its stylish address and popularity with the hip, moneyed set, this fashionable boutique hotel could have wound up with a staff too busy awaiting their big breaks as models and actors to devote themselves to their jobs. On the contrary, 60 Thompson shines thanks to its competent, welcoming employees, as well as the phenomenal design job by Thomas O’Brien and Aero Studios. Guest rooms have a clean, modern feel; accents include dark wooden headboards, subtle color schemes, marble bathrooms, and luxuries like Kiehl's beauty products and Sferra linens. Like the hotel itself, the mezzanine-level Thom Bar draws a young, well-put-together crowd, especially during the bustling evening shift. Kittichai, a beautiful, upscale Thai spot overseen by a former Spice Market chef, opened in mid-2004 to positive reviews. Spring and summer hotel guests enjoy private access to a60, the sexy, Moroccan-inspired rooftop lounge perfect for closing the deal—both personally and professionally.Pros
The charming Soho location, rooftop lounge and attentive service have regulars hooked.
Constant party atmosphere can cause annoyances for those seeking a quiet, peaceful place to spend the night.
One of Soho’s hotter hotels, 60 Thompson can host an entire wedding, from the ceremony to the reception, in one convenient spot. A popular option is to hold the ceremony and the cocktail hour on the seasonal roof terrace, a60, immediately followed by dinner at the acclaimed Thai restaurant, Kittichai, then cap it off with a cake-cutting ceremony and dancing on the second floor at Thom Bar. Prices upon request.