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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


"Mad Men" TV show could have been made there

We went there during a "girl day out" and stopped for cocktails at the Marlton
it has a very ancient atmosphere with a real fireplace, wooden walls... You feel like Don Draper (Mad Men) is going to have a meeting there just anytime;..
They even had on the menu a pastry from Britany that i had never seen outside France (kouign amann)
We had a very good moment

Not worth the money.

The rooms are tiny, but the most disappointing thing was the service. This was a totally underwhelming stay purely for the non-existent service from everyone on the front desk and front of house. Not once was I given a greeting, not once offered help with my bag or anything.

This was the third hotel I’ve stayed in in New York over the past week, and doesn’t compare at all.

The only positive was the house keeping staff and maitre d’ at breakfast who greeted me, held the door open etc.

Complete waste of money.

Cupboard Rooms

The blurb on this Hotel talks about history and how Mr Macpherson has transformed it ??? Really ? The entrance is very nice, however, upstairs is where Mr Macphersons greed overcame his transformation. " This “baby grand” hotel guest rooms are charmingly petite" says the blurb. For charmingly petite replace with absolutely tiny. We visit NYC fairly regularly and completely understand that space in Manhattan is prime, but this is truly ridiculous for the cost. If Mr Macpherson made two rooms one I would happily return. The location is excellent and the breakfast, whilst nice, felt like an apology for you having to sleep in a shoe box. The decor was tasteful although very close to your face, whichever way you turned. Incidentally, we were moved to a slightly bigger room after our initial offering(at an additional cost) but all my comments are about the room we were in. I can only imagine people in the other rooms would have to take turns breathing out to make the best use of the space. Possibly mostly occupied by magicians assistants, familiar and comfortable locked in boxes.