Opened in 1907 as the American Seaman’s Friend Society Sailors Home, the 14-story landmark was a residential hotel when hoteliers Eric Goode and Sean MacPherson, of the Bowery and the Maritime, took it over (some long-term residents remain). The wood-paneled, 50-square-foot rooms were inspired by vintage train sleeper compartments—there’s a single bed with built-in storage and brass hooks for hanging up your clothes, but also iPod docks and wall-mounted 23-inch flat-screen TVs. If entering the hotel feels like stepping on to a film set, there’s good reason: Inspiration came from various celluloid sources, including Barton Fink’s Hotel Earle for the lobby. The "ballroom," decorated with mismatched chairs, oriental rugs and a fireplace topped with a stuffed ram, evokes an eccentric mansion. Rooms: 208.
|Venue name:||The Jane||Contact:|
113 Jane St
|Cross street:||at West St|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave|
|Price:||$99–$115 single; $225–$325 double. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|
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At night the lobby adjacent to the entrance of The Jane becomes a club. It reminded me of what frat parties aspire to be: bumpin music from a real DJ, a full bar instead of jungle juice and natty light, too many people, not enough air conditioning, very dark room with a disco ball and taxidermy animals, multiple floors of young people dancing the night away. All in all it was a good time, and a good place to rage like you're still in undergrad.
Hi all, My wife and I stayed here and had a wonderful time until we woke up literally covered in bedbug bites. The bedbug registry(bedbugregistry.com) has complaints about this hotel going back to 2010. We are deathly afraid that, even with showering and laundering of all our items as soon as we got home, we may have brought them home. They were nice about it when we complained and comped us the room, but it's irresponsible of them not to have dealt with this. Based on the number of bites we got and the registry complaints, the situation is long-standing and very bad and if they haven't fixed it yet, the never will. Will not stay there again.
Essentially a super stylish hostel, The Jane offers budget-friendly cabins (with single beds and very little floor space) but so much beautiful design and trendy style that it makes up for the cramped quarters! Love Cafe Gitane, the hotel restaurant, too. Full details and lots of photos on my blog here: http://hyhoi.com/2014/03/the-jane-hotel-new-york/
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