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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Stayed here one night for work, and it was a totally fine experience. Lobby is unique and charming. My room was especially tiny, even by NYC boutique standards. Room was in decent shape, showing wear in spots. And the whole place is a little dark for my taste. Lots of dark blue and dark wood. Nothing wrong with this place, just not my favorite.
So glad we choose the Maritime for our 7 day stay in NYC. Great location, quiet but still vibrant with Chelsea Market across the road & the Highline & Whitney so close.Easily walking distance to Greenwich Village, Flatiron easy access to the whole of Manhattan from the 14th St. Subway at the end of the street & the L train to Brooklyn.
Friendly, welcoming staff, reasonable size room, comfortable bed, great shower & complimentary breakfast all made for a great stay in original surroundings. The maritime theme with the porthole windows- which make the bedrooms very light, is not overdone but makes for a unique feel... it doesn’t have the chain hotel feel where you could be anywhere.
If we’re lucky enough to return to NYC we will definitely stay at the Maritime!
My girlfriends and I went to NYC for Memorial Day weekend to celebrate my sister's 40th birthday. We really enjoyed staying at the Maritime hotel. The location is great. Walking distance to most of Downtown NYC. We borrowed bikes and helmets from the hotel, which was fun. The staff was wonderful, making sure that we had everything we needed. The reason I am not giving the hotel a 5 star review is because the rooms are small with only queen size beds. Also there was no restaurant in the hotel. However, they serve a complimentary continental breakfast in the lobby. Which was very nice. The rooms are pretty quiet for NYC. We would all love to come back to the Maritime!
We came for a wedding nearby. The rooms are small but well appointed. The water pressure in the shower was great. Staff was accommodating and nice. Continental breakfast was excellent. We are used to a king bed so the bed felt very small. The wedding couple had the penthouse suite and we had brunch on the fantastic balcony on top of the hotel.
Absolutely loved staying at this hotel.
We arrived in the morning, checked in and were invited to joint breakfast in the lobby. That was so touching!!
The staff are lovely and very attentive, the lobby is beautiful (albeit a bit too dark for my liking), and the rooms are very comfortable. We had a great view.
Breakfast in the lobby was really quite good and certainly more than I had expected (having experienced breakfasts at another New York (and other) hotel years ago)....everything offered of top quality. We just loved sitting around and tucking in.
Chelsea is a fabulous area to be in and we were so glad we chose the Maritime.