I stayed at the Larchmont (standard room) for two nights while exploring the Village over a weekend. Check-in was polite and efficient. I was surprised to have someone take my luggage up to my room and give me a tour of the hotel as well; the latter in particular seems to be forgotten even by some five-star properties these days. Service was excellent throughout my stay; I never met an employee who wasn’t polite and accommodating. Security is quite good with a 24-hour desk clerk and three keys needed to access your room (front door, hall door, room door).
The room had everything I needed and was admittedly a little small but anyone who comes to New York from out of town knows you don't travel here to spend time indoors. Mine lacked a closet and drawers for clothes but that really didn’t make a difference as there was adequate hanger space and my suitcase sufficed for storage. Noise level was fine and sleep quality is good as the hotel is located on a fairly calm street. Bathrooms/showers are outside of the rooms but I never had a problem with accessing these. There is a small but adequate breakfast buffet downstairs in the morning.
The real benefits of this place are the location and value. You are just a few blocks from Washington Square Park and its associated circus performers and minutes away from numerous restaurants (Gotham Bar and Grill, Blue Hill, etc.) and shops in the area. Greenwich Village is all about walking around and seeing what unfolds in front of you and this is a great platform for jumping into the fray so to speak. And the cost? I could spend a week here for one night at the Plaza. Both (Plaza and Larchmont) are admittedly different experiences but fit on the same continuum of seeing what NYC is all about.
Overall I had a very pleasant stay here and look forward to multiple future visits. The management really have maximized the capabilities of the staff and surroundings without stretching the personnel too thin or (even worse) making the hotel seem like something it's not. Thumbs up!
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Larchmont
- Larchmont Hotel Manhattan
- Larchmont New York City
- Larchmont Hotel New York City