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
Wonderful boutique hotel located next to Chelsea Market. The rooms were clean and quiet. The beds were comfortable.
They provide a delicious complimentary continental breakfast that consists of: fresh squeezed juice,coffee/tea, fresh croissants/pastries, wonderful homemade granola, yogurt, hard boiled eggs. Plenty to choose from that filled me up in the morning.
The beds were comfortable but the room is on the small size. Loved the shower enclosure with rain head.
There is a small exercise room in the basement consisting of one elliptical machine, one recumbent bike and two treadmills. There are assorted free weights as well.
Lots of shops and restaurants in the area.
I'd stay here again.
Ok, you want to be in the heart of the city, near Chelsea market but away from the hustle/bustle when you want down time. The Mariner is the place. Very hard to book cause there's only like 120 rooms, and the lobby is mostly quiet even thought the hotel is booked cause there's only 120 rooms. Right off of 9th st at 16ave, some construction at the hotel make it a little tricky, but no issue. Park at the ICON parking across the street for a validated $35, not bad at all. This is a nautical hotel with all sorts of boat stuff and dark wood. But check it out, Mariner is flanked by 2 niteclubs, 2 restaurants and the Dream Hotel,, with plenty of activity but when you walk in all is quiet and ready for the calm before the storm. Check In easy. No issues. Late checkout 2PM, take it. Lobby is all dark wood with boat stuff and plenty of cool sofas for like 40 people. Fireplace goes 24/7 and is great after a sub-freezing walk. No security card needed in elevator, which is unusual for NYC but whatever. Rooms are huge compared to most NYC rooms, and I mean huge in a relative way ie. bigger than the standard squeeze you in NYC rooms. I had my wife and cat (yes pet friendly, you can bring a leopard). Bed area with wood feels like you're on a boat, very cool and a huge port hole picture window was over the top. Bathroom and shower were great. No issues. And I mean look crazy Chelsea market is right across the street. So if you're looking for a quiet, downtime hotel away from the bustle, Mariner is the bomb.
The hotel is clean, the room is functional (with usb sockets, toothpaste, enough soap, etc), the staff is very nice and helpful. Only drawback that is hard to mitigate in nyc: street noise (you’ll have that with almost any room facing the street in the city)
I will come back when I’m coming in nyc for business, it is a way better hotel and value than the dream hotel next door.
This is a great hotel in a very convenient location. Staff really made my stay so enjoyable, they are extremely friendly and helpful, even when just passing. The hotel is in close to the subway and has plenty of shops around.
Saturday nights can be noisy if the traffic is heavy, but it is central NYC. The hotel provide earplugs and heavy curtains, so they've done all they can.
Breakfast is buffet style with bread, bagels, fruit and pastries. Perfect for a simple meal before heading out in NY. Air con is provided and very quiet.
Views get a lot better the higher up you are.
Great quirky stay in funky little room, nice service and good attitude but the delivery trucks unloading to the adjacent building all night with those reversing sirens would make me not recommend staying