Different From The Norm: 12 Distinctive Hotel Stays In NYC
New York City is a one-of-a-form city. So it only seems right that your stay in the massive Apple be one-of-a-variety as properly. Neglect chain inns with cookie cutter appointments: In NYC, there may be a new and thrilling hotel ready to be discovered on practically each street corner (you just in all probability haven’t seen them before). Whether or not you want to remain in a basic brownstone that doubles as an art gallery, or you want a excessive-design, finances-friendly hostel, New York Metropolis has it all — and Oyster has been lucky enough to have seen them all in our travels. Listed here are a dozen of our favourite unique resort stays in New York City.
— Kristina Fazzalaro, Oyster.com
1. The Inn at Irving Place
This charming, cozy inn is a hidden gem — quite literally. There isn’t any resort sign at all, and from the street, the two 19th-century, red-brick townhouses that make up the property might be mistaken for residential houses. And it is this — coupled with an attention to detail and outdated-world charm – that sets this quaint boutique resort apart from the rest of town’s smaller stays. The Inn at Irving Place’s 12 rooms have been individually decorated with period antiques and fireplaces, and have trendy amenities, comparable to flat-display TVs, iPod docks, and free Wi-Fi. The property lacks many of the amenities of bigger accommodations, including a fitness middle and a full restaurant — nevertheless it does offer an elegant tea salon (the famous Lady Mendyll’s), a central location a block from Union Square, and an intimate really feel that’s laborious to return by in bustling New York City.
2. Wythe Lodge
With a hopping rooftop bar boasting jaw-dropping views of Manhattan, a beautiful restaurant, and cutting-edge industrial design, the Wythe Hotel is a vacation spot unto itself. It is located near the subway as well as dozens of restaurants, bars, and shops in the center of trendy Williamsburg, throughout the river from Manhattan in Brooklyn. Rooms are spacious and have high pine ceilings, reclaimed wooden furnishings, and nice amenities including flat-screen TVs, native, hand-made toiletries, free Wi-Fi, and radiant flooring heating. If you’re trying to explore the outer boroughs and want a actually distinctive, “just like the locals” expertise, the Wythe is a wonderful possibility.
Three. Chelsea Pines Inn
This urban, 23-room mattress-and-breakfast has an understated entrance located at the crossroads of three distinct (and cool) NYC neighborhoods — Chelsea, the Meatpacking District, and the West Village. The Chelsea Pines Inn opened within the mid 80s, and it has grow to be effectively-identified for its genuine hospitality, due to owner Jay and his hand-picked employees. A film theme pervades, and guests will discover authentic film posters — some maybe strategically designed to distract friends from the 5-flooring stroll-up (there’s no elevator) — traditional movie-star-themed rooms, and a cat aptly named Charlie Chaplin. Free Wi-Fi, an impressive breakfast spread with Jay’s homemade bread, and baked goodies within the afternoon add to the worth — and the homey, private vibe.
4. La Maison d’Artwork
La Maison d’Artwork is a real hidden gem, positioned on a brownstone-lined road in Harlem. This individualized boutique has just 5 rooms, and each one is beautifully curated — a lot just like the gallery area housed on the first ground of the property. An ever-altering array of paintings and sculptures line the walls, making even repeat stays distinctive. The gallery itself is open to the general public and in addition hosts artwork-centric occasions throughout the year. The rooms are sumptuously decorated, and feature kitchenettes or full kitchens. There are not any other amenities on-site, nor is there an elevator, however the homey, inventive vibe and welcoming employees make this property price seeking out.
5. Marmara Manhattan
This Higher East Facet gem essentially acts as a home away from home for its friends. All the Marmara Manhattan’s 108 guest rooms are both studios or one- or two-bedroom apartments with full kitchens that even embody dishwashers. A number of the lodge’s rooms may lack flat-screens, however it is still a clear, comfortable, pet-pleasant option — means up in a less-touristed a part of the Upper East Facet, within strolling distance of Central Park and the Guggenheim museum.
6. Pod 39
The concept of the 366-room Pod 39 hotel is to supply very small rooms (even by New York Metropolis standards) for low prices (again, by New York City requirements). Rooms vary from 55 to 140 square toes, and prices begin at $119 per night. The smallest rooms, or pods, solely match one person, but all have non-public bathrooms and sensible design touches, like storage underneath the bed, train-impressed coat hooks, double flat-display TVs for friends in bunk beds, and both retailers and a “mobile phone” close to the pillows. There are three severely cool — and colorful — public spaces: a fun Mexican restaurant, a rooftop bar with distinctive architecture, and a hangout space known as the Playroom.
7. 414 Hotel
The 414 Hotel is a 22-room boutique in Midtown West, situated alongside a quiet, tree-lined stretch of Restaurant Row (a popular area for pre-theater diners). Instances Sq. and its eight subway strains are a short stroll away, as are Broadway’s essential exhibits, making this a handy stay for tourists. However the resort additionally feels miles away from the hustle and bustle of NYC — a vibe created by the homey nature of the lodge. Rooms in the two historic townhouses that comprise the resort are vibrant and airy, with flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and mini-fridges. Many face the lodge’s charming courtyard, the place company can enjoy the resort’s free continental breakfast in warmer months.
European chain Yotel is thought for its hip atmosphere and reasonably priced charges. This Midtown West outpost is certainly hip, that includes three bars (together with two on an enormous rooftop terrace), a Latin-Asian fusion restaurant, and a funky, outer house-like design. And it’s usually inexpensive, at the very least for the realm. Rooms are tiny, and the placement on quiet tenth avenue is a bit out of the way in which, but the cool factor will make this a worthwhile choice for a young, hipster set.
9. Z Resort
The Z is a hip boutique in the up-and-coming neighborhood of Long Island Metropolis, Queens. Trendy rooms have dark gray accent walls with funky murals, flooring-to-ceiling home windows offering sweeping Manhattan views, and tons of enjoyable details. The attractive, industrial-chic lounge is the meeting level for company day and night, and affords a strong drinks and tapas menu well into the evening. The lodge’s location (a short stroll from seven subway lines and one stop on the E prepare from Midtown); excellent freebies (Wi-Fi, hourly shuttle to and from Manhattan, loaner bikes, and telephone calls); and cheap charges (cheaper than Manhattan inns) make it a great value. It is a chic option for many who do not mind staying in a quieter part of the city.
10. Hostelling Worldwide – New York
Catering in the direction of international travelers and groups, the Hostelling International – New York is a well-run price range property with quite a few on-site options, including a theater, massive enterprise center, and a number of other lounges, all of which are outfitted with free Wi-Fi. Visitors can choose to spend a bit further on non-public rooms with amenities corresponding to flat-display screen TVs, coffeemakers, mini-fridges, and personal bathrooms, or choose the very finances-pleasant dorm rooms with small bunk beds, which might fit up to 12 friends. There isn’t a fitness heart and some discover the Higher West Facet location removed from main sights, however the hostel is within walking distance of Central Park and the subway, and free day by day choices embrace guided tours and pub crawls. It is an amazing concept for the adventurous traveler trying to get out and about to soak up all of latest York City.
Eleven. The Refinery Lodge
This fashionable city boutique in New York’s Garment District is situated in a historic building that was as soon as a tea salon and hat factory. The property’s past impressed its present industrial-chic design, and small particulars comparable to decorative milliner’s tools pay homage to the constructing’s former perform. In the foyer, cool white stone and Gothic arches are contrasted in opposition to colorful contemporary art, while in the rooms, a minimalist black-and-white motif is warmed up by the oak hardwood floors. Options include a health heart, a lobby bar (named for the historic tea salon’s owner), the Parker & Quinn bistro, and a cool rooftop bar. The situation is inside walking distance of standard sights such as the Empire State Building, Bryant Park, and Herald Sq..
12. The Jane Resort
The 200-room Jane Lodge once supplied momentary lodging to surviving crew members of the Titanic, and was later was an condo cooperative. In 2008, hoteliers Sean MacPherson and Eric Goode (of Bowery and Maritime Lodge fame) restored the handsome West Village landmark right into a cute and quirky micro resort. Fans tout the resort’s trendy and unusually inexpensive rooms, free Wi-Fi throughout the constructing, polite and pleasant staffers, and quick access to the West Village and stone island goggle coat the Meatpacking District. Some rooms are just 50-square-ft, so pack correctly — and get a glimpse into the true worth of NYC real property.