|Venue name:||Carlton Arms Hotel|
160 E 25th St
|Cross street:||at Third Ave|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to 23rd St|
|Price:||$110–$130 double. MC, V|
The Carlton Arms Art Project started in the late 1970s, when a small group of creative types brought fresh paint and new ideas to a run-down shelter. Today, the site is a bohemian backpackers’ paradise and live-in gallery—every room, bathroom and hallway is festooned with outré artwork. Themed quarters include the Money Room and a tribute to a traditional English cottage. Roughly half the quarters have shared bathrooms. The place gets booked up early, so reserve well in advance.