We stayed in the Kennedy room for four nights. It was our fourth visit to NYC. We have stayed in chain hotels and boutique hotels and this was far superior. The building is on the National Historic Register and was built in 1826. Our room had the original fireplace, beautifully restored wood floors and an authentic color scheme yet included modern conveniences like flat screen TV, microwave, refrigerator and a full bathroom. The beautiful furniture was made by the owner and his wife. The room was spotlessly clean, very comfortable and quiet. Breakfast consisted of juice, tea or coffee and a choice of four entrees. We tried them all and they were very good. Breakfast is served in a small cafe on the ground floor. Our breakfasts were enlivened by conversations about the theatre from the wait staff and the owner. There is a small theatre on the premise with shows on the weekend. While our schedule did not allow us to attend, we did get to see the facilities which are state of the art. Location ideal-subway five minutes away, within seven stops of Times Square, two stops of World Trade Center. SoHo and Tribeca with shops and restaurants are both within walking distance. Our host was very accommodating about storing our bags past checkout time until we could catch our shuttle. Reasonably priced-especially for Manhattan.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled on the border of Soho and Tribeca, our landmarked 1826 Canal House is ideally situated for experiencing the best New York has to offer—and still having a quiet place to call home at the end of the day. Surrounded by 5-star restaurants and a block away from the landscaped parks, open grass, tennis courts, and stunning sunsets at the Hudson River Park, we strike a perfect balance between nature and culture.The Osborne’s have owned 508 Canal Street since 1980. In this building, they raised their daughter, providing the building with family history built into the very walls. (Behind a renovation wall on the top floor of the building is hidden a mural painted by children at a particularly creative third birthday party.) The beds and several end tables in the Inn were built by Kipp Osborne, coming from the days when he and his wife, Margot, were furniture makers in Soho and Tribeca. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Canal Park Hotel New York City