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
This hotel has it all: location, comfort, amenities, value, charm and service! Whether travelling for business or pleasure, you will not regret choosing the Maritime. The High Line and Chelsea Market are very close; you don't even have to cross a street to get on the subway! The included breakfast at La Sirena (shared lobby) is excellent and the subterranean Tao restaurant/nightclub, well, you have to see it to believe it!
Our room, and the entire hotel, gave us the feeling of an elegant, vintage cruise ship experience. The staff was awesome, offering friendly advice about transportation, dining and attractions. Our NYC "bucket list" did not include this but our stay at the Maritime ranks near the top of our list of memorable experiences.
We would come back to the Maritime. Our 8th-floor room faced the High Line a few blocks away. It felt surprisingly spacious because the design maximized the use of every inch. We weren't stumbling over each other because of excess or bulky furniture--and in New York, this is a real plus. All the staff members we met were friendly and helpful. Though inevitably there's noise, being on a high floor helped, as did the blackout curtains. We liked being in Chelsea. and mostly stayed in this part of town. Though we didn't eat in the restaurant, we had a drink at the bar and enjoyed the bartender's extensive knowledge of summer cocktails. Breakfast didn't come with our room during our stay, but we were happy with Chelsea Market across the street.
The Maritime was a fun place to stay, and we would certainly come back. The breakfast was great, and it was in a perfect location for us. We were booked here by Hotwire and their assertion that it was a 4-star property is a stretch, but we liked it.
I stayed at The Maritime at the end of March 2018 (apologies for the delayed review). I had previously stayed in November 2016. Once again EVERYTHING was so good. It's location is great. ALL of the staff are friendly & professional. There is now added bonus of a delicious continental breakfast - a great way to start the day! The bedrooms & ensuite bathrooms are designed with care - very comfortable beds & lovely bed linen. I wouldn't stay in any other hotel in the city.
We lived our stay at the Maritime. It’s so well designed. Exceptional service, wonderful restaurant and fabulous setting for the bar. We will definitely return. It’s basically right across the street from Chelsea Market. We had a perfect stay.