Washington Square Hotel in the heart of Greenwich Village, to us, is the perfect perfect location.
Here's why; it's steps from the subway (so convenient), it's located literally across the street from our favorite New York City Park (Washington Square Park), it sits on a quiet tree-lined street amongst wonderful brownstones and typical NYC stoops like you see in the movies, it's minutes from so many fabulous restaurants and shops, and it gives you the feel of living with the locals, right in the HEART of Greenwich Village.
The hotel itself has so much history, so typical of the Greenwich Village boho stories that make this area so fascinating. It's a small family owned hotel, decorated in an Art Deco style. We've always stayed in the large double deluxe (2 queen beds). They only have a few of these rooms, but they are well worth the upgrade. Very very roomy with charming street views. Some of the other rooms are small so I'd advise to ask for a street view or the Double Deluxe for an open, lighter room.
One of my favorite things about this hotel is the location to Washington Square Park. Possibly one of my single most reasons for visiting New York City is this park. The hotel offers a continental breakfast with small containers, where you can pack up, and take across the street, to sit in the park and enjoy your breakfast, while you watch the park come to life. The locals walking their dogs, reading the paper, doing yoga - to me, it's the perfect location for this park lover.
The beds at Washington Square Hotel are ultra comfortable, the staff always so nice, especially the doorman. Duane Reed drug store is around the corner for any incidentals you may have forgotten. The Waverly Restaurant is one block away and we love their breakfast (NY diner style).
If anyone is a fan of IFC (International Film) their movie theater is just up the street where you can see all the wonderful up-to-date independent & foreign films.
Just down MacDougal street, are numerous bars/restaurants that come to life at night. The famous Cafe Wha? along with other great places. One of our favorites is the Olive Tree Cafe (see my review).
If you want to be right in the middle of what Greenwich Village is all about, and you love the activities and street entertainment and people watching of Washington Square Park, then this is the perfect hotel.
It's in a very safe neighborhood, I didn't hesitate to let my daughter and her friend (19) walk around and shop and have lunch on their own.
We will continue to choose Washington Square Hotel when we want our Greenwich Village Fix!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Washington Square Hotel has provided a haven for writers, artists and visitors to Greenwich Village for more than a century. Today, savvy travelers enjoy stylish accommodations, warm service, fine dining and easy access to the best of lower Manhattan. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Washington Square
- Washington Square Hotel New York