My daughter and I spent two nights in a twin room at the Marlton in April.
I chose this hotel for its Greenwich Village location close to Washington Square Park and within easy walking distance to Dominique Ansel bakery (to try their cronut); relatively affordable price, and the Parisian hotel-inspired interiors (same Californian designer as the Bowery hotel).
Charming Room Decor
Our room, 812, was really pretty with mouldings and high ceilings, herringbone patterned wood floors, high beds with Louis XVI style headboards upholstered in aqua velvet, monogrammed linens, and fur throws. The light fixtures were quirky and fun - an Alexander Calder mobile-inspired overhead lamp and sconces in the shape of a hand.
The bedroom was small (perhaps 150 sq. ft.). We knew it would be. The big drawback with the size is there is no room for a chair so if you want to sit, you must sit on the bed. One wall is mirrored which helped keep the room feeling open. You can stow luggage under the bed.
We only had one narrow window and even though we had asked for a view, I don't think any rooms in the hotel really have a view.
Although the bedroom was small, the bathroom was roomy enough. The fixtures are all brass and the floor tiles are a black and white check. Beautiful materials with an historical reference.
No tissues in the bathroom. Plush robe with nice monogram but no slippers.
On a side note, there is far too much water pressure at the Marlton. It was uncomfortable to shower with so much water coming down. I found it ironic that there is an option to conserve water by reusing towels when so much water is being wasted in the shower.
A couple of things I didn't like at the Marlton include; sloppy construction with paint drips on the windows and floors, a cupboard door that wouldn't stay shut, and hardware on the door frame that was half torn off so that the door didn't close properly. The door lock did not feel secure. Additionally, all the seams between the mouldings have not been smoothed over so what should have looked historic, instead looked recently and hastily installed. Lastly, we heard our neighbors through the thin walls and the doors made a lot of noise as they slammed shut.
I loved the location. It is a bit of a bohemian neighborhood. There is a Stumptown coffee bar at the corner. A CVS pharmacy is just down the street. Washington Square Park and some of the NYU buildings are around the block. It is a 5-10 minute walk to subway stations.
Great location with super charming rooms but I am not sure I would want to stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With the Marlton Hotel, located in the heart of Greenwich Village, comes the latest vision of Hotelier Sean MacPherson. This elegantly restored landmark building was formerly a home to famous artistic figures of the Bohemian and Beat movements, ‘most notably Jack Kerouac’. MacPherson redesigned the property by combining the original architecture with updated French influences for a look inspired by Paris and Greenwich Village history. This “baby grand” hotel guest rooms are charmingly petite yet grand in décor. Guest rooms feature herringbone wood floors, brass fixtures, crown moldings, and marble bathrooms.The ground floor of the property features a 100-seat restaurant with a coffee bar. ... more less
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