Selecting the best hotels in Greenwich Village can seem daunting. However, some of the best accommodations in Lower Manhattan are located in this historic district. Many are close to entertainment, dining, shopping and the myriad cultural attractions of New York City.
Across from Washington Square Park, the Washington Square Hotel is within walking distance of entertainment venues such as the Cantor Film Center, Sullivan Hall and the Comedy Cellar Comedy Club. A Greenwich Village fixture for more than a century, past hotel guests include literary greats Ernest Hemingway and Dylan Thomas. This historic hotel’s upscale service, award-wining restaurant and romantic decor has landed it on many “best hotels” lists through the years.
The Chelsea Inn is also among the best accommodations choices in Greenwich Village. Guests at this small, 32-room hotel can walk to attractions such as the Union Square Farmer’s Market and Rubin Museum of Art and entertainment venues from Ten’s Cabaret to the New York Film Academy. Rooms have semi- or private bathrooms, wireless Internet access, refrigerators and safes. Guests receive a complimentary continental breakfast from the restaurant next door.
Also set in a historic building, the St. Marks Hotel is set in a renovated building near the New York University campus. Rooms at this small hotel feature DVD players and private bathrooms. The hotel is within walking distance of attractions and entertainment such as the Merchant’s House Museum, Orpheum Theatre and the New York Theatre Workshop.
For a taste of the artistic eccentricity that Greenwich Village is known for, stay at The Jane. Set in a 1908 building overlooking the Hudson, rooms at the Jane have river views and private terraces. Dine downstairs and enjoy live entertainment at Cafe Gitane or borrow a bike from the hotel for a ride in nearby High Line Park.