A late-19th-century, redbrick, Gothic-style building on the landscaped grounds of a former seminary was transformed into this lovely hotel, full of original architectural details like stained-glass windows and pine floors. Antique typewriters and a carefully chosen collection of books are particularly charming details. Guests are welcome to read the books--but should probably stay off the typewriters.
Vintage-inspired furniture and pretty rugs over hardwood floors decorate the rooms. Filled with natural light, all rooms offer great views, either over the High Line park or the hotel’s interior garden. Some even have lovely decorative fireplaces.
Dogs are welcome here, and the hotel even has dog sitters and dog walking services available.
Bath products from C. O. Bigelow and fluffy robes fill the understated bathrooms, with nice design details including marble-topped sinks and mosaic tile floors.
Exposed brick walls, low-lying sofas, and vintage rugs decorate the peaceful lobby of this boutique hotel. The space flows right into an Intelligentsia coffee bar. A private garden provides a place to relax outdoors.
Located in the lobby, the Intelligentsia coffee bar serves coffee by day and turns into a bar for cocktails at night. In season, an outdoor patio has an additional bar with special warm-weather inspired drinks.
YOU SHOULD KNOW This hotel does not have a year-round, full-service restaurant (a seasonal terrace restaurant only).
Located on 10th Avenue, this boutique hotel is set in the western edge of Chelsea, one block away from the Hudson River and its waterfront park (a beautiful spot for walking and jogging). The hotel is a sort walk from the High Line park and the galleries of Chelsea - but is a bit removed from the subway. The nearest trains are the C and E lines at 23rd Street. Taxis and Uber are available in the area.
A diverse range of food options is available at Chelsea Market (8-minute walk), an indoor market with tacos, sandwiches, gelato, and doughnuts. If you’re planning a picnic at the nearby High Line park, this is the place to go for picnic fare. For an elegant night out, make a reservation at Del Posto (6-minute walk), a destination Italian restaurant from acclaimed chef Mario Batali. Neighborhood favorite Cookshop (2-minute walk) is a bright, all-day eatery for a simple breakfast, leisurely brunch, or unfussy dinner.
Cocktails are served in a speakeasy-style space at Bathtub Gin (5-minute walk). A casual pub with a literary bent, the Half King (3-minute walk) has more than a dozen beers on draft and happy hour until 8pm, seven days a week.
WHY WE LIKE IT
This boutique hotel preserved the original character of the building and offers a glimpse into New York City history. We love the private interior garden, the quiet coffee bar, and the seasonal cocktail bar patio.