I have gone to events at the Dominick Hotel in Soho before including one of the Luau Nights at their memorable and well-reviewed El Ta’Koy restaurant. This resto is worth checking out for a lot of reasons and not just because it has great Hawaiian fusion fare which includes incredible short rib tacos and a Cuban sandwich that includes both pulled pork and freshly baked ham with a house made hot sauce on the side. Sitting in El Ta’Koy at any spot in the restaurant will give you an amazing view of Soho and Tribeca’s most glamorous old buildings as well as their stunning multi color tiled pool. During the warm winter months, you can eat the fabulous El Ta’Koy fare at outdoor tables or even on chaise lounges right by the pool. They also have signature cocktails that are one of a kind and cannot he duplicated at any other NYC bar or eatery because of their own special exotic fruit based syrups and mixers.
While The Dominick is ultra glamorous in a modern, sophisticated way, there is nothing pretentious about the surroundings or people who work there. Things get done without asking. For instance, a can of their special house ale called Skyline spilled on my rug and after apologizing to housekeeping, a staff member showed up with a carpet cleaning machine to clear the spot off without me asking. Then someone from housekeeping magically showed up to put another can in my fridge.
There are great amenities at The Dominick including a gym with sauna, in room fridges, microwaves and Nespresso machines, a $50 discount at their Babor Spa for all guests, free Wi-Fi, free bottled water, turndown service that includes chocolates and Bulgari toiletries. My personal favorite is the mezzanine area which features a library style lounge that has complimentary coffee for most of the day. This is an ideal place to get some work done when you need a change of scenery. There is also a Trader Joe’s right across the street that is so convenient for a late night snack run. In the morning be sure to run up to El Ta’Koy for a green smoothie made with spinach, ginger, kiwi and more and one of the amazing bacon and egg wraps as pictured above. You will love El Ta’Koy’s Grab ‘N Go breakfast which appears on your table in ten minutes or less and will love their Hawaiian fusion twists on breakfast favorites.
But in terms of great views, nothing beats getting to sit in an oversized bathtub that is right in front of a giant window. You almost feel like you are out on a ledge of the hotel (and I mean that in a good way)! I much have sat in my bathtub for an hour listening to podcasts and checking emails while “bubbling up.” There is high end bubbly and snacks available in the living room if you want to spice things up.
As for the rooms at The Dominick, be prepared to be amazed. I had never been in one before my recent visit and was blown away by the size of each room and the fact that they have high ceilings. As for the views, there are floor to ceiling windows that let you take in a lot of the turn of the century office buildings in the neighborhood. (Thankfully, Soho has many more of its original office buildings from 100 plus years ago while most of Manhattan has the ugly post 1940s ones.) It is so great to sit in your room and get close up looks at art nouveau and art deco details. The beds are amazing here as well—they make you feel as if you are sleeping on a cloud.
I was lucky enough to get one of the one bedroom Skyline Suites on the 24th Floor and it measured about 650 to 660 square feet. It featured not only a spacious bedroom and living room but two giant well appointed bathrooms and wooden farm doors that close to cut off the two main rooms so that guests can have privacy. I assume that you could have a pullout couch in the living room area of a Skyline suite if you have extra guests and it is also ideal for kids.
I will be back at The Dominick as soon as I can not just because of the fact that I love the decor, the views of downtown and the attitude of the people who work there but because it is a phenomenal location that people from out of town do not always consider. You have five minute walks to the best that Tribeca and Soho has to offer plus less than ten minutes of walking to the hearts of the West Village and Chinatown. These are certainly neighborhoods that make NYC different than any other major metropolis. If you love to walk for exercise and like to get your 10,000 steps in per day with different types of buildings to view, you are at a real vantage point by staying at The Dominick.
The Skyline Suites with one bedroom can be had for as little as $802 per night on hotels.com but I suggest contacting the hotel directly and asking for their “rack rate.” You could not get a suite this size anywhere in the city for less than double the price! For more information, go to thedominickhotel.com but also be sure to check out their Instagram and FB pages. The Dominick provides such a different hotel experience than any other hotel in the tristate area that you will want to make it your go-to spot every time you come into town, even if it is just to go visit the fabulous El Ta’Koy on the seventh floor for a meal or cocktails!