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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
This is a very comfortable hotel. The room was small, but the lobby, with several sitting options and a lovely fireplace, provides a nice place to sit and read when not out-and-about in the city. The location, near the vital Union Square, provides easy links to every other part of NYC, from Times Square and the financial district to the Upper East Side and the Met. Greenwich Village itself is a fascinating place to explore on foot.
Great spot right in the village and 2 minute walk to the heart of the west village.
Stayed here in May after having booked an air bnb which was a disaster. This hotel rectified the trip !!! The staff were all lovely and the hotel, A’s a boutique, was so personal.
The society cafe has a great buzz too!
This will definitely be my
New York spot from now on!!
Does not deserve the 4* - quality of service is poor - no special attention from the staff (not really friendly and attentive) which is a big disappointment > the staff is not at all customer oriented (they are all looking very smart but they do not care about us in a genuine way) - the room is very small and we literally have no place for clothing storage (in particular if you stay 1 week) - the quality of the food is really good - the room and the hotel are super clean - very good location and super convenient - the WiFi connection is not good - I don’t think I will come back
Room 603 had problems. Plugged bathroom drains that overflowed when you showered (open shower with only a curtain) covering the the floors with 2 inches of soapy water, noisy, broken heater fan blades that clunked all night when the heater turned off and on, and a dark room with very poor lightening that made it very hard to put on makeup. When I reported the problems they took care of it immediately! Came back to my room at the end of the day and everything was repaired!! I was also given a lovely fruit plate and thank you note. The staff is GREAT but at $600 per night I will look for another hotel when I come to Greenwich Village.
pro’s: location. staff. housekeeping.
con’s: very very small room. way overpriced. room needed total redo and bathroom
renovation. no in room coffee maker. no bottled water. no minibar. no counter space in bathroom. noisy if on street.
while they can’t change room size they can renovate and price accordingly. the potential is there.
again, staff gets A+.