As a family going to New York, you may wonder whether to book a hotel or rent a flat, maybe even a soho loft? For hotels, stay tuned as I will, in a future post, suggest several places we considered when planning your New York trip.
In our case, we very quickly decided to rent a flat as we knew we would want some space and also some peace after a long day walking in the city.
The best rental sites for a New York short stay
Those are the three in my opinion but there might be some specific ones you know? If so, do let me know in the comments.
I was dreaming of renting one of the lovely places One Fine Stay offers but they were too expensive. AirBnB is always a good option, you’re spoilt for choice until the new law comes into play but I couldn’t find something to our taste. In the end, it’s Kid and Co that gave me the right place.
A loft rental in Soho
I wanted initially to stay in Brooklyn to have a bit more peace but in the end, this Soho flat proved to be perfectly quiet.
The loft was on Grand Street, really well placed for the subway and with a Pain Quotidien just opposite. Not very typically New York (as it’s a Belgian brand) but certainly handy to get your bread and pain au chocolat or Americano in the morning.
Nathalie actually rents two lofts in that building. Ours was on the 3rd floor with steep steps to get to. So OK for older children but more of an issue if you come with a baby stroller, unless you leave it in the hallway.
Once you open the door to the loft, you are greeted with a wonderful sense of light and space, a true loft atmosphere. The high ceiling, big windows, views onto typical Soho architecture, exposed pipes are typical of a loft.
A bedouin tent for girls!
The decoration by Nathalie, an Australian, is full of quirky touches and unusual accessories. She’s done a wonderful mix of Australian artefacts, Parisian finds (including some window curtains that came from my favourite home shop Caravane in Paris and London ), and typical New York pieces.
The star of the flat though is the Bedouin tent. It allows the creation of a bedroom without walls but with tent fabric falling down to create your own enclosed hide away. Mademoiselle loved it!
We slept in the alcove area which is far away that you feel in your own bedroom. The bathroom was fine although the shower was a bit weak and got cold quite quickly if three people took one in a row.
Cozy diners in your own loft!
The beauty of renting is that you can cook your own diner. We took advantages of this twice, first shopping at the Gourmet Garage the first night. Later in the trip we went to Dean and Deluca on Broadway and had our kind of room service, eating while watching a video on the TV.
All in all, it was a really nice way to stay in New York as a family.
A soho loft via Kid and Coe – the details
- sleeps 4
- From 450 dollars per night
- Good for families with children who are not toddler.
- The bedouin tent will be loved by girls from 4 years old and above!
|A soho loft via Kid and Coe|
|Rates||From 450 dollars per night|
|Family info||Good for families with children who are not toddler. The bedouin tent will be loved by girls from 4 years old and above!|