We checked into the Trump SoHo hours later than we expected after being parked on the NJ Turnpike for three hours. Children and parents were quite grumpy. The hotel greeted us warmly and upon check in gave the three girls Trump Kids welcome packet/ activity bags with coloring books, NYC information, the kids’ menu, a stuffed Trump animal and get this – personalized Trump SoHo calling cards and stationary. The bell staff were very friendly and welcoming to kids, discussing tennis shoes with lights, letting them push buttons on elevators and talking about our trip. Our two favorite staffers were named Hamlet and Elvis respectively and now I wonder if those names were fiction?
Our one bedroom suite was large and elegantly furnished but not so fancy that we were stressed about kids. Trump SoHo hotel's one-bedroom suites range from 682 to 905 square feet and provide a separate living space that ensures privacy for adults and kids. Our room had a large pull out sofa and a half bath in the living room with a separate bedroom for mom and dad with a ginormous bathroom with TV and gorgeous soaking tub overlooking the Hudson River.
Each suite has floor-to-ceiling windows that provide natural light. For larger families, many suites connect to adjacent guest rooms to create spacious two bedroom suites. Our gang loved the:
- King-size bed featuring the Trump by Stearns & Foster®
- European-style wet bar
- Nespresso machine
- Powder room (with a family of five, one bath just isn’t enough!)
- Fitness Center
- 24 hour room service with great kids’ menu
- Kids’ bath amenities
- Kiddie Cocktail Menu
- Kids’ slippers and robes
- Onsite rooftop pool
We ordered dinner right away, the babysitter (Babysitters Guild, highly recommended!) played memory games with them, got them in jammies and adults went out for necessary cocktailing with friends.
The morning of check out we walked a couple blocks to the Vesuvio Playground, complete with sprinklers, swings and amazing climbing equipment on Thompson Street. We ran the girls for an hour before our second leg of a road trip to Maine. What do you know? The girls made friends with Casey Afflecks’ little boys. Champagne dreams and caviar wishes!
Rates begin at $399 a night for a King Superior room.