Known for its bohemian culture and landmarks like Washington Square Park, the neighborhood of Greenwich Village is packed full of jazz clubs, arts and cultural attractions, funky and innovative eateries and more. Whether you’re traveling from afar or looking for a staycation in one of New York’s most popular neighborhoods, check out these six hotels for your visit.
There’s not a lot most New Yorkers wouldn’t do for a place in Greenwich Village. Home to some of the city’s best restaurants, bars and live music venues such as the legendary Cafe Wha? – there’s plenty in the way of entertainment. Put yourself in the thick of it, with a stay at one of the best hotels in Greenwich Village.
Just across the street from Pier 51, with views of the Hudson River, the Georgian-style brick Jane Hotel was built in 1908 as lodging for sailors, famously housing survivors of the Titanic in 1912. While some of its rooms, or “cabins”, are rather cozy as a result, the owners who restored and reopened it as a hotel in 2008 made the historical ties part of its charm. Guests may feel like they have stepped aboard an old-school yacht, with wood paneling, designer wallpaper, vintage chandeliers and bellhops.
Stepping through the double doors of Walker Hotel is like traveling back to the 1920s. Art Deco motifs are displayed throughout the building, from geometric outlined headboards to custom sliding panels hiding wall-mounted TVs. In-house chef Manuel Gonzalez-Charles sources ingredients from the nearby Union Square Greenmarket, serving up a tempting menu of dishes like Atlantic sea scallops and short-rib agnolotti at hotel restaurant Society Cafe. For an epic view over NYC’s most famous landmarks, opt for a Walker Terrace room complete with your own private balcony.
Built in 1900, The Marlton was once a single room occupancy residential building and home to celebrated writers, including Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady. Sitting by the fire with a drink in hand, you’ll almost feel as if you’ve been transported back to the building’s former life – enjoy the moment with a classic novel or your own writing kit and let the creative juices flow. Rooms are cozy and in keeping with the building’s old-world style – think fur throws, wainscot paneled walls and mid-century furnishings. Greenwich Village may be home to an array of popular eateries, but with in-house restaurant Margaux being as amazing as it is, you won’t have to wander far for a delicious meal.
Hotel Hugo, bordering on the West Village and SoHo, feels out of the way of the city’s hustle and bustle. While the rooms feature a rich industrial chic, with custom wood furnishings and Italian tile work in the bathrooms, the lobby and restaurant, Café Hugo, are earthier and more calming, with greenery throughout the space. Twenty stories above street level, the two rooftop bars – the indoor Bar Hugo and the outdoor Azul on the Rooftop – provide stellar views of the Freedom Tower and Statue of Liberty while serving up cocktails in a trendy setting.
Located on the northwest edge of Greenwich Village in the Meatpacking District, The Standard, High Line – part of a small chain – is 18 stories tall, overlooking the popular High Line park. With floor-to-ceiling windows showing the Hudson on one side and Manhattan on the other, the rooms are modern yet understated, with wooden furniture and wall panels complementing white linens, walls and carpeting. It also features six different dining venues, including the award-winning Standard Grill, a penthouse discotheque and bar, and a street-level plaza open to the community.
A sleek, chic and shiny hotel, The Gansevoort was the first installment of what is now a worldwide chain. Expect modern, spacious rooms and amenities that include a hair studio and spa. The biggest draw, however, is the rooftop terrace that features a 45-foot (13.7-meter) heated outdoor pool, complete with a retractable roof that keeps it open all year round. Meanwhile, B on Top specializes in craft cocktails, small-plate menus and laid-back house music mixed by in-house DJs – the perfect spot to start your holiday in the city that never sleeps.