On a recent mother-daughter getaway with her teen, the National Parks TravelingMom found downtown NYC luxury for families at Trump SoHo. She enjoyed a family suite with a luxurious marble bath and separate bedroom outfitted with a sleeper sofa for kids. The suites feature microwaves, wet bars, lots of space and storage in a modern property with unobstructed views of downtown and the Hudson River.
For my daughter’s eighth-grade graduation, we hopped a plane to New York City for a mother-daughter getaway. Looking to combine luxury with the lively SoHo atmosphere that teens crave, we booked a room at the Trump SoHo. With an itinerary packed with museums, National Park Service sites, shopping and dining, we enjoyed several days exploring as she learned urban travel skills.
What I Loved at Trump SoHo
- The views. I enjoyed unobstructed views of downtown Manhattan and the Hudson River.
- Understated elegance appeals to adults though doesn’t alienate the kids.
- The downtown location is steps away from top restaurants and shopping.
- Built in 2010 so the rooms are larger and packed with modern conveniences.
What I wanted at Trump SoHo
- New York City is noisy so I wanted complimentary earplugs on the nightstand.
- A door between the bathroom and the bedroom.
NYC Luxury for Families
Built in 2010, Trump SoHo offers a modern hotel property, both with its design aesthetic and technology. With a sense of space that most New York City hotels lack, this property is a beacon of luxury on the downtown horizon.
In a neighborhood defined by narrow streets and vintage, boutique properties, Trump SoHo offers a luxurious NYC base. With all the amenities that define the AAA five-diamond distinction, I experienced the ultimate in luxury and sophistication with personalized service from a friendly, hospitable staff.
With 391 rooms, including 141 suites across 46 floors, the stand-out feature is the quiet, calming environment. Also outstanding was Trump SoHo’s attentive staff, offering assistance with luggage, dining reservations and directions to SoHo’s top offerings.
Within walking distance of luxury shopping, galleries and iconic restaurants, the Trump SoHo appeals to business travelers, families and international guests. As one of the few downtown luxury properties, it’s an alternative to the midtown luxury properties that tend to appeal to an older clientele. An option that appeals to me since I am traveling with my 14-year-old daughter.
As a good neighbor, the Trump SoHo features a tree-lined urban plaza on its property, offering a place for residents to read the paper while sipping coffee. Neighbors can also make appointments at the spa and use the pool.
My Family Suite at the Trump SoHo Hotel
As I opened the door to my family suite, I dropped my bag when I saw the view of the Hudson River. With an audible Wow, I walked to the floor-to-ceiling windows to savor it. As a former NYC resident, an unobstructed view of the city can’t be beat.
Sitting on the west side of downtown, I enjoyed a suite on the 24th floor, a delight for the eyes, day or night. With just 12 suites per floor, the Trump SoHo provides guests a quiet retreat.
The warm, welcoming hues of home enveloped me in a sanctuary of calm among the ecstatic energy of New York. With furnishings provided by Fendi Casa, the textures of my suite appealed to my senses. I let my fingers dance across the supple leather headboard and the natural hide bench. Equally satisfying, the feel of the Italian cotton bedding and the wool carpets under my feet.
The Living Area at the Trump SoHo
A short entryway leads to the living area, featuring a large, multi-use space. A long entertainment console provided ample space for work with a large flat-screen TV mounted above it. Equipped for presentations, working guests could hold a small meeting in their suite.
In front of the floor-to-ceiling windows, a sleeper-sofa offers a comfortable spot for kids to sleep, like my 14-year-old daughter did. Outfitted with a cocktail table and chair, the living space offered the ideal space for enjoying in-room coffee or evening cocktails while watching the lights shimmer off the Hudson River.
Opposite the windows, my suite featured a wet bar equipped with a copper sink and mini-refrigerator stocked with chilled liquor, wine and beer. On top of the counter, I found more snacks along with additional beverages. My favorite feature, the Nespresso coffee maker with a selection of coffee and tea, paired with porcelain cups and saucers, I enjoyed a cup of coffee each morning.
Tucked into the cabinet, I found a full-size microwave, perfect to reheat the take-out. With amble storage in the wet bar, I stowed my empty hanging bag in one of the larger drawers.
Next to the wet bar, I found a reach-in closet with a hanging rod. The family suites at the Trump SoHo feature a half-bath, right off the living area. A feature I appreciate when traveling with my family.
My Bedroom at the Trump SoHo
A sliding door separates the living area of my suite from the private space of the bedroom. Whether hosting a client meeting or keeping the kids contained, I enjoyed the luxury of a separate bedroom.
With overhead music to calm the hum of the city below, my bedroom at Trump SoHo offered a sanctuary of refinement. More than a place to catch a night’s sleep, it lured me to linger in the morning when the city beckoned me to explore.
The tufted leather headboard in a shade of burnt umber dominated the bedroom landscape. A perfect juxtaposition to the pristine, Italian-made linens from Bellino. After a day of exploring New York’s museums, my weary body sunk into a bed that lulled me asleep in minutes.
Opposite the bed, the console provides entertainment with a flat-screen TV along with ample drawers for clothing. The views continue along the entire wall with floor-to-ceiling windows providing sunset views of the Hudson River. Next to the console, a chair paired with a floor lamp provides a spot to read.
The bedside tables feature charging stations, a bedside stereo along with the remote for the in-suite environment controls. With the touch of a button, guests can change lighting, temperature, music, communications, the TV and the shades throughout their suite.
My suite lacked a walk-in closet though the reach-in closet provided two drawers, an in-room safe and hanging space for dresses along with a full-size umbrella to use. Along with the drawers in the console, I found ample space for my clothing though I had to unpack to keep my room tidy.
My Bathroom at the Trump SoHo
Luxurious bathrooms are my nirvana. I love nothing more than a designer’s thoughtful details that transport a daily routine into a moment of luxurious respite. That is what I found in the bathroom at the Trump SoHo.
The soaking tub anchors a room covered with striking Turkish Marmara marble. With a view of the Hudson River, I dimmed the lights, drew a bath and savored the bubbles as the city lights sparkled outside my window. Like the rest of the suite, the bathroom features motorized shades that allow for privacy or views.
For guests who prefer a shower, luxury awaits with a large, Marmara marble-tiled, glass-enclosed shower with an overhead rain fixture. The separate water closet features a frosted glass door to extend the openness of the space.
On the bathroom vanity, I found a full line of C.O. Bigelow bathing products along with cotton swabs and swipes. The vanity features drawers so I could stow my products among cotton towels and a pair of signature robes.
For guests who use their time in the bath to catch up on the daily happenings, the bathroom features a small TV with a remote. The make-up mirror along with decorative lights beside the bathroom’s mirror provided light for dressing.
Dining at The Trump SoHo Hotel
During my stay, the Trump SoHo was renovating its restaurant. I found lots of dining options within walking distance in the neighborhood.
During our stay, I made reservations for Sunday brunch at Balthalzar (80 Spring Street). The French brasserie offers classics for breakfast, like Eggs Benedict and Brioche French Toast.
TravelingMom Tip: Reservations recommended for weekend brunch.
For a quick breakfast bite, try Dominique Ansel Bakery (189 Spring Street) for coffee and croissants. Another choice for French pastries and breakfast, Ladurée (398 Broadway) offers delightful macarons along with a full menu.
The Trump Soho Hotel Spa and Outdoor Pool
With a 11,000 square-foot spa that spans two stories, the Spa at the Trump Soho is a destination for refined relaxation. With unique offerings like the signature Turkish bathing ritual, the Hammam, spa guests can enjoy an invigorating spa treatment. A treatment that’s only available at the Trump SoHo.
During my visit, I found nine treatment rooms at the spa with access to the outdoor lounging area with a lap pool and beverage service. With a wet and dry sauna rooms, the spa features an extensive list of services for women and men.
For guests who work out on a trip, the Trump SoHo features Technogym equipment. A personal trainer can be arranged along with athletic wear for guests not bringing their own. In-room yoga kits are available along with a map of nearby jogging paths.
Staffed with a lifeguard, the Trump SoHo features an outdoor, rooftop pool, for guests to enjoy seasonally (May through October). From the outdoor lounge chairs or cabanas, guests can order craft cocktails and gourmet bites from the Bar D’eau.
Getting to the Trump Soho Hotel
Located at 246 Spring Street, the Trump Soho is about an hour from New York’s Kennedy Airport. I used a cab to get to and from the hotel. The bellman can arrange any transportation needs.
For guests comfortable with the NYC Metro System, the Trump Soho is about a block from the Spring Street Station with A, C, and E subway trains. The Houston Street Station for the 1, 2, and 5 subway trains is about three blocks away. I used the subway to get around Manhattan during my stay.
Since parking in NYC is expensive and hard-to-find, I recommend not driving. Though valet parking is available at Trump SoHo.