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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 721 Reviews
Top class tiny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Marlton is a small and hip establishment close by Washington Square in NYC.
The Reception was old fashioned with wooden checkin counter and keys in pigeon holes. The keys,however, were electronic and opened the room door but failed to operate the lift on more than one occasion. In fact it was not unusual to step into the lift and find a fellow traveller experiencing key difficulties.
The rooms are small, as advertised. They are very well appointed with the most luxuriously comfortable beds, pillows and linen. The bathrooms are well sized and the products provided are superb with towels and bath robe soft and fluffy.
Breakfast was included and it was simple good food served in the hotel restaurant .., excellent value.
The Marlton has a lounge bar, bar and a coffee bar as well as the restaurant. The lounge bars tended to be very crowded with non-hotel guests at all hours of the day. Now that might be acceptable if the accomodation was spacious and one could retire to the comfort of a good size room. As this is not the case the hotels public rooms were a necessity ... guests had no priority and I felt this to be a major flaw.

Hidden old world gem!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this hotel. Built in 1900 renovated in 2013 but maintains old world charm. Rooms are small but very clean and comfortable. Staff was super friendly and eager to please! I honestly dont know if we could last a week in the small room but for a weekend or 3 or 4 days its doable. I will definitely go back.

Quality over quantity
Reviewed 1 month ago

Great location, pleasant and helpful staff, rooms that are (appropriately Manhattan) small but well appointed. It’s nice to have breakfast and coffee/espresso drinks included — and served until noon. Note: the hotel lobby functions as a meeting place and co-working lounge during the day and early evening, but they do reserve some spots for hotel guests.

Charming Surprise!
Reviewed 1 month ago

Of course the rooms are small but they are clean, pretty and very comfortable. Because the location is so great we didn't spend much time in the room anyway. The lobby is so interesting and the breakfast that comes with the room was not only delicious but just as clever as the everything else. We can't wait to go back next month.

Small but affordable
Reviewed 1 month ago

Adorable hotel. Be prepared...the rooms are SMALL. The decor is adorable and the location is great. It's also nice that there is a continental breakfast included. It's one block from Washington Square Park.

The downside was that our shower was experiencing a pretty severe leak. They offered to move us the next day or we could stay in the room. Since the hotel didn't seem to care about the leak I asked for extra towels and we'd stay in the room. It was too much to pack everything up and move our stuff but they only brought one extra towel one day. This is where I'd say the service was lacking.

The walls are super thin too. The cleaning crew cleaning the rooms on either side of us woke us up.