The Maritime Hotel
What We Love
- While it’s located within walking distance of the Meatpacking District’s bustling nightlife scene, guest rooms at this Chelsea hotel are cozy and quiet
- Warm, thorough service make guests feel like royalty
- Free bicycles rentals are available to cruise around the 'hood
What To Know
- Tao Downtown restaurant and nightclub is located beneath the hotel
- WiFi is included in the Jetsetter rate
- The fitness room, business center and room service are all available 24/7
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- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Retro ocean liner. Housed in the former headquarters of the National Maritime Union, the hotel has a nautical theme that feels sophisticated, not kitschy, thanks to a rich palette of navy and hunter green and dark wood accents. The lobby, decorated with buttery leather club chairs and comfy sofas, is particularly cozy in winter thanks to a fireplace where guests can curl up with a book from the hotel’s large collection and a cocktail from the lobby bar.
Bed and Bath
The nautical theme continues in the guestrooms, which are decorated to resemble cabins on a ship. Long, low burnished teak desks and queensize beds with Japanese fabric headboards set back into the wall make the most of the space in Standard Rooms. Bathrooms feature green penny tile and marble, and products from C.O. Bigelow, one of New York’s oldest apothecaries. Five-foot-wide “porthole” windows overlooking the Hudson complete the ship-shape vibe.
La Bottega, the hotel’s former casual trattoria, is currently closed for renovations but will be reopened in late 2015 as a Mario Batali restaurant. This fresh eatery will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, and during the warmer months, the newly-renovated restaurant will feature a large patio with plenty of alfresco seating, while the open-air bar on the restaurant’s roof will be a fun, hip choice for cocktails before or after dinner. Until renovations are completed, guests can order delivery from Tao, which dishes up Pan-Asian cuisine.
In the Area
You can feel like you’re in the pulsing heart of Manhattan without even needing to leave the hotel. But you’re also smack-dab in the middle of some of the city’s best shopping and art. So take your plastic for a walk down Washington Street to Diane von Furstenberg’s flagship and along 14th Street to see of-the-moment designer stores like Carlos Miele. If you’d prefer more culinary indulgences, walk up to Chelsea Market and gather picnic essentials among the cheesemongers, lobster purveyors, bakers and gelato makers before checking out the sunset views of the Hudson from your perch above the city on the High Line, a park built on elevated railway lines. Daredevils can learn to fly through the air with the greatest of ease at Trapeze School New York, which sits on a pier on the Hudson during the warmer months.
How to Get There
Had a great stay at the Maritime for a long weekend getaway to NYC. The hotel is in a great location, with easy access to 8th Avenue subway line and walking distance to all the Village and Soho have to offer. Not to mention being on the doorsteps of the Meatpacking district with its restaurants, boutiques and the Whitney, not to mention the High Line. Having the Chelsea Market across the street is a huge positive, although the Maritime's continental breakfast was more than enough to get you started for the day.
The property is in great shape and the staff is super helpful. The rooms are very cool, with the warm wood panelling and round porthole windows. More importantly they are well laid out with plenty of plugs and room despite the NYC-size.
This will be my new go-to for trips to NYC.
The Maritime is my favourite hotel in NYC. The staff are lovely and friendly, the hotel is in a great location, the rooms are comfortable and clean. There is a free continental breakfast which is convenient as i have young kids.
Second time here for Fashion Week.Great location next door to Chelsea Market. Love this hotel and what sticks out most is the staff. EVERY one from front door to front desk to housekeeping was friendly and present. Special call out to George at the front door. He set the tone for our whole experience! Friendly, beyond helpful, authentic---just lovely person who made a difference. Also Victor and Michael. So helpful and great attitudes and smiles. It matters. Rooms are small and comfortable. Coming back for sure. This is a well managed hotel.
The Maritime Hotel is a quaint little neighborhood hotel
across the street from the Chelsea Market.
La Sirena closed at the end of December 2018, so Tao Downtown
remains. A replacement for La Sirena is slated for the Summer
The Maritime has a warm reception area with nooks for readers
and a fireplace at the far end. Our floor had 12 rooms on the
west side of the hallway and service rooms/elevator/stairs on the
east side of the hallway.
The rooms are a bit small and a bit dated, but altogether serviceable.
As with the hotel's moniker, there is a nautical feel to the room.
A bank of cabinetry on the side of the room which comprises drawers,
a counter, cabinets, a safe, a refrigerator and mini-bar.
The bath is small, but there is a glassed-in rain shower.
The hotel is one-block from the subway station at 8th and 14th
so one could ride the "L" or the "A/C/E".
Stayed in Maritime Hotel for 1 night and the whole experience was amazing!! We got an upgrade to Penthouse A that has a huge balcony and though it was freezing outside it didn’t stopped us for enjoying the downtown NYC view from the penthouse!The suite has a big and modern bathroom with a walk in closet. The king size bed was so comfortable, we had a good night sleep. The room was spotless clean! Kudos to your housekeeping team!
We we’re surprised when me and my bf came back to our room with a bottle of red wine and nice and cold champagne! We felt sooo special! Thank you Maritime Hotel staff and management for giving us a great experience!