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What We Love

  • Breakfast—Greek yogurt, pastries, avocado toast—is included
  • Aperitifs by the fireplace when it's chilly out
  • Being steps away from all the fun of the Village

What To Know

  • As always in NYC, rooms are compact
  • The lobby can get so full with the laptop crowd it can be difficult to find a seat
  • Free WiFi
  • No room service, but you can order delivery from nearby restaurants
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Old World charm meets Greenwich Village in this former SRO, which now draws the in-the-know to its clubby townhouse interiors and lively bar scene

The Lowdown

Elegant, old-fashioned, atmospheric: these are bywords at Marlton House, which feels like the brownstone of a classy friend who loves monogrammed, high-thread-count sheets and wood-burning fires. Rooms here are beautiful, with crown moldings and oak herringbone floors, but they’re tiny. Still, the location is so central you won’t be spending much time in them, though you will want to hang out in the lobby, with its wood paneling and leather chairs, and in the bar, which is so timelessly beautiful you’ll find yourself snapping photos while the ice melts in your (lovingly crafted) cocktail. Being a guest bumps you to the head of the list for a table at the hotel restaurant, Margaux, which has a Parisian bistro feel with a Cali-inspired menu that’s heavy on kale and salsa verde as well as handmade pastas and artisanal cheeses. The sun room is the perfect spot for a leisurely lunch with a bottle of white.

In the Area

Snugly tucked into the heart of Greenwich Village, this hotel is exquisitely positioned for exploring New York on foot (though it’s just a couple of minutes from several subway stops). Caffeinate first: there’s a Stumptown Coffee Roasters just down the block and the cute, sunny Third Rail café on the other side of Washington Square Park. The Park itself is terrifically accessible, just a block away, and good for a jog, too (the hotel has no gym). Make time for happy hour at Analogue, a wine and cocktail bar across the street that also offers lively cocktail-making classes. If you prefer beer, Arts & Crafts Beer Parlor is steps away, and it’s for die-hard hops enthusiasts: think 24 beers on tap and extremely knowledgeable staff. High-end shopping on Fifth Avenue is 10 minutes from the hotel, but the quirky boutiques of the Village are closer and more fun. Or save your money for a dinner at Blue Hill, a townhouse with a much-lauded New American menu of locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, and a spectacular wine list from artisanal producers.

How to Get There

The Marlton Hotel
5 West 8th Street
New York, NY 10011 United States


4.5 Very Good 730 Reviews
Great location but small rooms!
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was in town to pick up my daughter from NYU. The location was excellent as it was only two blocks from her residence hall. It has no parking but there is a parking garage right across the street. The rooms are very small with no chairs to sit on and no where to put your suitcase except on the bed. It only had one elevator and the staff didn't go out of there way to be helpful. The ambiance of the place is very nice with a very nice lobby and bar with a fireplace. The complimentary breakfast was disappointing as it only has four limited options for food in addition to a limited beverage menu. The breakfast staff wasn't attentive and the menu states no substitutions. There didn't seem to be any handicapped accessible entrance. The location and ambiance were excellent. Rooms were very clean and nice and had white bathrobes. Bathroom and bedrooms are just very small with just enough room to walk around the bed so be prepared. No tissues in the room and and bathroom amenities were just okay. If you are looking for a good location close to Washington Square park, it is excellent. Just be aware that it is very pricey for the tiny but nice rooms and average service.

Wonderful, enjoyed every minute
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Marlton has many advantages, first of all its location is unbeatable – in the heart of Greenwich village, just a few minute walk from Washington Sq. Park, the SoHo, Union sq. Few underground stations are located nearby (as far as I can tell there isn’t any other hotel in the area).
The hotel offers unique ambience with European touch – the building was built around 1900 and has a lot of character, the lobby is comfortable with lots of visitors creating cheerful atmosphere around the fireplace. The service is very friendly and stuff members eager to assist (I complained about the AC in my room and was upgraded to a better room with lots of apologies).
However, rooms are tiny (even the larger ones)!! – And one need to know it before making a reservation. Opening a suitcase is a challenge! Storage area is very limited.
All in all – I had a great stay and would definitely come back.

Wonderful Stay!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had business in Greenwich Village, so opted not to stay in mid-town. Because it was a quick trip, I was mostly looking for convenience when choosing a spot. Well, The Marlton provided more than just "convenience"-- what a wonderful jewel that could be easy to overlook. They are upfront that their rooms are small, so I was expecting a "postage stamp" where I couldn't turn around. That was far from the case-- the room was more than adequate, I had closet space, comfy bed, a television and a beautiful black/white themed marbled bathroom. The rain showerhead was divine, their amenities of shampoo, lotion, etc along with a cozy robe and slippers made it was wonderful overnight trip. Breakfast was included with a decent choice of options. I popped in for a late lunch upon arrival-- there is room for the waitstaff to be a bit more attentive. I was never offered a refill on my beverage or even an inquiry as to my meal or if I needed anything. Late night was also a bit of a dissapointment for service as well; I guess service stops at 11:00pm, so I had to order and pick up at the bar and find a table which was difficult as empty glasses littered most open spots. I cleared a space for myself, but if the bar and kitchen snacks are open, it seems I should be able to get table service. Overall, I was most impressed with the facility and look forward to another stay... perhaps the waitstaff service will match the rest of the restaurant.

Boutique hotel in top location
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for 4 nights in March and was well worth it.Great location - right in the heart of Greenwich village a stones throw from loads of bars and restaurants. Really nice looking hotel with good service and a nice bar and restaurant in the lobby.Does get very busy in the lobby though presumably because the wifi is free so lots of people come and sit, have a coffee/meetings etc. The room was a good size, clean with a good bathroom.Not much room for storing things but that wasn't an issue for a short stay. The bar does some great cocktails too so a really nice place to unwind by a roaring fireplace in the evening before heading out. Highly recommended.

Another lovely visit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here two years ago and were very impressed, this visit was lovely too. The hotel is situated in arty Greenwich Village with petit rooms with ornate mouldings, marble bathrooms and free wi fi. Breakfast is included and the selection on offer along with juice and coffee is excellent! We loved the cocktail bar and sitting outside watching the world go by with coffee. This hotel has old world charm and the lobby is similar to a library. You are staying in one of the most sought after areas in NYC so rooms are small but did you come to sit in your room ?! Try Amelie wine bar for great wine and food.