Greenwich Village or better known as “the Village” by the locals is the home zip code to large New York iconic locations like Washington Square Park, New York University and central plaza. But Greenwich Village is so much more than that, this is the heart and soul of New York’s countercultural movement in the 1960s and now is the heart and soul of other things like, Jazz clubs, hub cafes, fancy restaurants, Off-Broadway theaters and many other funky little spots where you can get a slice of culture and diversity that this area is known for. Also nestled in the Village are some of the more interesting hotels to be found in New York.
Washington Square Hotel
photo by Washington Square Hotel
This hotel is at the heart of Washington Square Park. When you walk into this hotel prepare yourself to take a step back in time with the original deco architecture fused with the modern art that fills the lobby and hallways. The large dining rooms, each with their own unique decoration style. Endless amounts of charm fill each room.
photo by The Jane
This historic hotel is located towards the Meatpacking District of lower Manhattan which overlaps into Greenwich Village. The Jane Hotel was completed in 1908 by the American Seaman’s Friend Society Sailor’s Home and Institute. The architecture for the building was William A. Boring, who also was the designer and mastermind for Ellis Island’s immigrant station. This hotel was not originally designed for guests but for temporary housing for Sailors. During the 80s and 90s, the hotel was the heart center for the bohemian culture explosion that was erupting all over New York during that time. Though the rooms were restored during the centennial year of 2008 the hotel still maintains the original cabin feel that the hotel was designed to help the Sailors feel more at home on land than on the sea.
photo by Soho House
If you wanted to stay somewhere in Greenwich Village that is on the high end of the scale for lodging the Soho House is your place. This is a Members club and hotel; these hotels are now spread across the world and the first one was built in London. The original business model for these hotels and private clubs was to have a place where you could feel part of an exclusive membership designed for those in the arts and media fields. These beautifully designed rooms allow you to feel as if you are part of the exclusive membership, even if you aren’t, pair that with the rooftop pool and lounge have been designed to look like they are right out of a magazine page from the 1960s. Enjoy the high life of New York at the Soho Hotel and Members Club.
The Standard, High Line
photo by The Standard, High Line
Built atop if an old train line The Standard has hotel has become one of the favorite hotels in the Greenwich Village area. The old train tracks have become a very popular park for travelers and locals alike, and a guest at The Standard has become popular with the rising popularity of the park! Each room has a beautiful wide-angle view of the Manhattan city skyline or the Hudson River. Modern design mixed with classic interior design makes The Standard Hotel just that – the Standard for a New York experience.