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
My partner and I stayed at the Walker Hotel from November 1 - 5, 2019 for an extended weekend after he completed his business in New York earlier in the week. The staff were all very friendly, intelligent, knowledgeable and very forthcoming with extra service and recommendations. The location was great for exploring the city and surrounded by neighborhoods, a wide variety of great restaurants and shops that was perfect for exploring on foot in the lovely fall weather. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are looking forward to our next visit to the Walker Hotel. The Walker will no doubt be our go-to hotel for future trips to New York City.
Not the cleanest (don’t look too closely at your remote control), food wasn’t great (avoid the goat cheese, tomato frittata) and overall, things didn’t seem to be really taken care of. The knob to my bathroom door fell off and there are stains all over the carpet in the room. Also very loud. I could hear my neighbor along with outside noise. Street noise is expected to some extent, neighbor noise is not. At this price point ($460 per night) I would not recommend this hotel, nor will I be staying there again.
My lady friend (dubbed Ms Marian by Staff) and I stayed at The Walker Hotel Greenwich Village from November 1 - 5, 2019,for pleasure shortly after I completed five days of business where I stayed, by myself, at another NYC Hotel. From the minute I was checked in by Ivanna Fernando unitil we checked out it was a blast. We stayed on the top floor where there was a pied- a-terre and balcony.
The room was well appointed and comfortable and by New York standards large. The lobby with the large fireplace and comfortable seating served as our "living room" and was a great place for entertaining guests, people watching and enjoying well made cocktails from the adjacent bar. The staff, Marvin from North Carolina, Marie from NYC, the two guys, both named Bates (one from Nashville and the other from Mississippi and the Bronx, plus the young man from Burkina Faso were all friendly and bright young people with great futures ahead of them.
The food, breakfast and dinner were exquisite, well presented and delicious. The hotel sent up to our room freshly made "turn-down" cookies nightly. Marie even sent up a bottle of great wine - a delicious red as a token of her appreciation for the wonderful conversation we had the night before.
Within walking distance were so many neighborhood restaurants it was almost overwhelming. They were Italian, Japanese, ,Mediterranean, Mexican and so on. Needless to say, we will be back. This place is definitely "The Spot" and I highly recommend it to individuals, couples and/or groups looking for an experience and adventure. My work takes me to major and minor US and Canadian cities and I would put this hotel in my top five.
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