Steve Zissou would feel at home at this nautically themed hotel (the former HQ of the New York Maritime Union), which is outfitted with self-consciously hip details befitting a Wes Anderson film. Standard rooms are modeled on cruise cabins; lined with teak paneling and sporting a single porthole window, they’re small but well appointed (C.O. Bigelow products in the bathroom, a Kiki de Montparnasse "pleasure kit" in the minibar, a well-curated DVD collection available by phone). The hotel’s busy Italian restaurant, La Bottega, also supplies room service, and the adjoining bar hosts a crowd of models and mortals, who throng the umbrella-lined patio in warmer weather. Rooms: 126.
|Venue name:||Maritime Hotel||Contact:|
363 W 16th St
|Cross street:||between Eighth and Ninth Aves|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave|
|Price:||$255–$435 double. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|