Walker Hotel Greenwich Village
What We Love
- Throwback Art Deco design with thoroughly modern amenities (think Tivoli radios and funky rotary phones)
- Factory windows invite in atmospheric Manhattan views
- 24-7 fitness center with yoga mats and cardio machines
- Drinks by the fireplace in the library-like lobby or at the stylish Grape & Vine restaurant
- Cake-truffles from Bees Knees bakery during turndown service
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Minibars encourage healthy eating with a selection of local, calorie-conscious snacks
- Request a south-facing room on a high floor for stunning views of downtown Manhattan
- Subway-tile showers have some of the best water pressure in New York
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- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A staircase sweeps you down from the street into a copper-ceilinged lobby where velvet chesterfields form discreet nooks and books line the shelves around a marble fireplace. Pass through the velvet drapes to find the low-lit, crimson-hued bar of Grape & Vine.
Bed and Bath
There’s a throwback Parisian charm to the 113 rooms. Think lacquered ebony headboards, mercury mirror armoires and vintage rotary telephones. Geometric Deco wallpaper echoes patterned panels that hide HDTVs and your smartphone hooks up to a retro-styled Tivoli radio. Bathrooms lined in white subway tiles have showers with amazing water pressure, Frette bathrobes and fragrant C.O. Bigelow products.
Cozy up at the red velvet booths in Grape & Vine for market fare like spring pea and cucumber gazpacho or Long Island duck breast with heirloom carrots. It’s a great place to grab oysters and drinks before heading out for a night on the town.
In the Area
The hotel’s location on 13th Street and 6th Avenue puts you within walking distance of some of New York’s hippest nabes (the Meatpacking District, West Village, Union Square and Chelsea). Head west and grab picnic provisions at Chelsea Market before walking the High Line, a park built on elevated train tracks that stretches from Gansevoort Street to 34th Street. At night, join the parade of pretty people heading to the rowdy ballroom at The Jane, a club that looks like a Wes Anderson movie come to life. In the morning, head to Saturdays Surf, a coffee bar/surf shop, then browse the designer boutiques lining Bleeker Street. For lunch, try the legendary burgers at perennial celeb-fave Spotted Pig.
How to Get There
We stayed at the Walker for a long weekend in late June. Our room on the 17th floor was a great size for Manhattan, had a huge bathroom, and also came with a small outside terrace where we sat and had drinks in the afternoon. We had an amazing view of the Empire State Building! The decor is a 1920s Art Deco style that is polished without being overbearing. I thought the rotary phone was a cute touch. The closet is a little small for two people travelling; a bit more space to store clothes would have been nice.
The staff at the hotel were lovely, from housekeeping, through the waitstaff, to reception were all friendly and helpful. This was a relaxing and fun base to stay in for a weekend in New York City. The Greenwich Village location is super convenient for sightseeing, shopping, and work.
The hotel does fill a 'location void' for decent hotels. We wished it did a better job. The good points: rooms have been updated; complimentary water; nice robe and slippers; built in AC, Bigelow bath amenities. Offsetting points: housekeeping, very small armoire with jacket height rod, small safe, rotary dial phone (really), LCD TV does not rotate, older style bathroom with one small shelf over toilet, not over friendly staff. One night room was not cleaned by 4pm; when we called again at 4:30pm the front desk was impatient with us. Another day, toilet paper not refreshed. Sidewalk signage suggests LGBT friendly. We had hoped to find a nice hotel in this area, but we will keep looking.
This was a second visit to the hotel having stayed in 2015. Deco theme and hotel vibe are very charming. Room was reasonably spacious and our room afforded a great view. Housekeeping seemed lacking in comparison to our previous visit - intermittent replacement of bathroom amenities, water only sometimes replaced etc. Breakfast choice limited. A good hotel & stay, for understandably high NYC prices service could be sharper.
Loved this place. Had a flood in my apartment and had to book this last minute. Staff was very sweet and there was complimentary water and 2 drinks at bar. The beds were so comfortable and bath products were great. Liked the cozy room. Wet much
Room 1607 has view of Empire State Bldg. Great for the July 4th week. But no coffee maker or small frig in the room....we were here 4 yrs. ago and they had coffee maker. also July 2-5,was heat wave in NYC and they HAD A FIREPLACE GOING...REALLY.... instead, what about ice cold water with lemons or oranges floating in it....
Had to ask for more hair shampoo and conditioner (not provided when we got there) also had to ask for stationery and pen to make notes (not provided, but available when asked for)....playing it cheap with these.....they have a new chef....very limited bar and lunch menu. FORGET THE SALADS. ordered kale salad, which turned out to be mostly kale with boxed croutons....very boring, cheaply made and overpriced...restaurant was empty...Kitchen for bar closes early...eat somewhere else and get a salad at "To Go"...they make a better one. would have appreciated small frig to keep vodka or water cold..this is a necessity...will not be returning..better deals at VBO.