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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 675 Reviews
What a lovely little hotel
Reviewed 4 days ago

This hotel was perfect for a busy stay in NYC. Located in Greenwich village it was walking distance to everything I needed. Safe & very clean. The staff we lovely. My room was quite small but I didn't spend a lot of time in it. I'll will stay here again.

NYC Home Away From Home
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stay at The Marlton quite regularly when in NYC. It's my go to for a number of reasons: fabulous location/neighborhood, classic old school vibe, cozy well appointed rooms (can be smallish, but that's par for the course in NY), cute continental breakfast, overall quiet and friendly/helpful staff. If you need amenities like room service or a bellman, this isn't the place for you, but those are not priorities for me. I consider myself a super picky business traveler, and can honestly say The Marlton not only meets all my needs but makes me feel at home when I stay with them

Nostalgic Restaurant
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend brought me to the restaurant at this hotel to have an afternoon quick bite to eat and what a great choice. I loved the interior and the food was good. We tried the appetizer with different spreads including sweat potato and then had salads. Service was relaxed. Lots of booths and small intimate tables. Love the brass rails and the atmosphere.

Small but well-appointed rooms
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great small hotel with small but well appointed rooms, quiet HVAC, nice bedding, and well-finished bathrooms. But the best part of the Marlton is the lobby for hanging out by the fire with either a cocktail or coffee, the bar, or the onsite restaurant.

Great date night at the hotel bar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We weren’t guests of the hotel but a friend recommended the bar in the lobby as a good date spot. We were looking for a quiet place to enjoy a few drinks and this was the perfect place. The atmosphere was very inviting and cozy, and it allowed for a very enjoyable experience. The waitstaff was fine - polite, non-intrusive yet attentive. The drinks were good (and strong!) and worth the price. This is a great hidden gem.