We've been to NYC several times and have done our fair share of time at the Hiltons, Holiday Inns, Wyndhams, Dream, Parker Meridian etc. They've all been fine - did what they were supposed to do - provide a bed to use while rushing from tourist attraction to tourist attraction. Now that we've seen many of the sights - we were looking for a different sort of experience to accommodate at trip that was about theatre, food and culture. We couldn't have had a better experience at the Greenwich Village Habitue.
We did a 7 day - 8 show and 2 food tour holiday - and loved having the opportunity to explore the Village in greater detail than we ever have before. This location is PERFECT. It's only a block from the Highline - and we often used this park to wander uptown at a quick pace. The subway is fairly near. Cabs are plentiful. Great, great eating in the village.
The river is only a couple of blocks away - great for runners/joggers.
The hosts, Kevin, Matt and Rey are low key - very hospitable - and are not in-your-face - available if you need them. We pride ourselves on being low maintenance guests, so it was a perfect fit for all of us. They have a lot of information - and are very accommodating if your flight arrives late.
The suites are so roomy compared to even the most expensive places we've stayed. Having a kitchenette took all the pressure off of the mornings - as we could toast a bagel, make coffee and relax before starting the day. Although the website does not promise daily cleaning service, it was provided - and we came home to a spotless suite every day.
This building was built in the 1830s - so a suburban McMansion it is not. The floors are a little uneven, they creak - and the stairs are steep. It has character - and it is charmingly decorated - you feel like you're staying with a friend. There is a dining alcove where I set up my laptop. The bed was reasonably comfortable - I've had better and worse as a traveller.
A lot of reviews say that this is a place where you feel that you are "living like a New Yorker" and I have to agree that this is part of the charm - we intend on returning. We stayed in #3, which made arriving and leaving a little painful with heavy luggage - but the in between part was lovely - maybe if I book earlier next time I will request the suite on the lower floor, (or I'll bring lighter stuff!)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 2 Completely private apartments in 1830's Federal style brownstone for rent. Owner occupied, self-contained, fully appointed apartments - single or double occupancy ONLY - 5 night minimum stay. Located in West Greenwich Village / Meatpacking District. Close to subways, Highline Park, brand new Whitney Museum of American Art, Hudson River Park, great restaurants, shopping and all attractions. Quiet, charming building, beautiful street and great West Village neighborhood. Air conditioning, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, tea kettle,toaster, iron/board. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- a Greenwich Village Habitue Hotel New York City