If you ask me, New York does boutique hotels, really, really well. They’re literally everywhere here — and available at every price point and with the requisite awesome design details to boot. I think I heard about The Marlton late last summer, when it was featured in a Vanity Fair article, but through the magic of the Internets, I recently rediscovered it and was so glad I did. The good news is that since The Marlton is located in New York, I really can “go to there” if I want to. But, oh, how I wish I was an out-of-towner who had an excuse to stay here during my next trip to the Big Apple.
The Marlton is a boutique hotel located in the heart of Greenwich Village, on 8th Street near 5th Avenue. Built in 1900, the hotel recently served as a dormitory for a local college, and has even hosted literary luminaries such as Jack Kerouac. Rooms are small, like in much of New York, but beautifully designed (totally obsessed with these featured ceiling lights!). I’m a big fan of the overall color palette — plenty of black, white, and cream, with bright pops of turquoise sky blue. The striped fur throws gracing the beds are a great touch, too! The mix of traditional, vintage and modern design elements integrate perfectly to create a simple, restrained, oh-so-chic look.
What do you think? Could you stay here on your next trip to NY? Here are a bunch more photos of the hotel and its lovely restaurant and bar: