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The Jane
Photograph: Courtesy The Jane

The best hotels in the West Village

Old New York beatnik meets modern day bourgeois when you stay at the best hotels in the West Village

By Bao Ong

The best hotels in the West Village fit what this neighborhood is known for: style and charm. Once you check into one of these boutique hotels, countless shops and restaurants, not to mention the best West Village bars, are all within walking distance. While the rooms may be smaller than some of the more opulent hotels across the city, you’ll go to sleep knowing you’re in the most in-demand swath of downtown Manhattan.

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Best hotels in the West Village

1. The Jane

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Some of the closest-sized rooms at The Jane are small, and not because New York real estate is so precious. This landmarked building, built in 1908, was once home to docked sailors, but after a major renovation nearly a decade ago, the designers kept the hotel’s West Village charm. The rooms—called cabins, of which on the captain’s cabins have en suite bathrooms—feel like you’re in a ship or train decked out with designer wall paper, handsome furnishings, and vintage-inspired lighting.

2. The Marlton

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When hotelier Sean MacPherson transformed the Marlton House into a hotel, he kept the bohemian vibe (it was a favorite home of writers, including Jack Kerouac) and gave the nine-story building a mini grand hotel feel. There are French details with the Persian runners lining the hallways and gilded bed frames with faux-fur blankets draped over the beds. The lounge is also great for people watching.

Hotel Hugo
Hotel Hugo
Photograph: Courtesy Hotel Hugo

3. Hotel Hugo

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The swanky Hotel Hugo combines bespoke touches (think local Hudson Whiskey) with an industrial chic style by Marcello Pozzi architecture. Stylish rooms are filled with art, retro lights, and Italian tile work in the bathrooms. Equally stunning is the rooftop bar that’s a perfect setting for sunset cocktails.

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