103 Waverly Pl, New York, NY | Directions 1001140.732381 -73.998700
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Greenwich Village
Located in the heart of New York City's Greenwich Village, the Washington Square Hotel is situated on historic Washington Square Park.
This vibrant area is the soul of downtown lower Manhattan, alive with music venues, stylish restaurants, trendy clubs and distinctive shops. The adjacent neighborhoods of Little Italy, Chinatown, the East Village, West Village, Soho, Tribeca, the Meatpacking District and Chelsea are all within easy walking distance. In addition, New York University, Cardozo Law School, Cooper Union and The New School University are just steps away from the hotel's front door.
Evoking Paris of the 1930's, the lobby features an intimate bar where guests can take advantage of complimentary wireless internet access while enjoying afternoon tea, cocktails and light fare.
Good hotel for NY price – Small rooms but didn't spend much time there.The location is great for getting around. Staff was very accomodating when the first room we were assigned had sagging beds. They gave us another room which was fine. Only ate the provided breakfast which was good but wish that breakfast started earlier than 7:30
Great Hotel – This was a great place to stay. Me and my family had the best time. Great location, great staff, good food, and the rooms were very nice.
Grotty, unpleasant staff and horrible breakfast – The best thing about New York is the service - but not here.
You are pretty much ignored from the moment you step in till the moment you leave. No thank you after you pay. No bell boy, no assistance whatsoever provided to you once you check in.
Lugged bags through heavy door, up wrong set of lifts, couldn't find room - was not told I should have used other lifts.
Cleaning staff dont know how to clean. breakfast was HORRIBLE and not even worth $1. Best thing - Babbo across the road. Stayed there for 9 nights and really was so unimpressed wtih it. The cafe downstairs was actually shut most afternoons and I ate in the restaurant once - and was the only person in there. Had to flag down a girl to serve me - she was too busy chatting to her other wait staff, and then when the bill came they charged me for 2 extra glasses of wine - and when I questioned them didn't even get an apology.
Really noisy airconditioner that intermittently switches itself off and on during the night.
TV was really old and had terrible reception.
Really - pay the extra and get a better breakfast, better service and better facilities. Not worth it at all.
Only good thing was the proximity to everything.
Great room for the price – You're lucky to get a decent room with your own bathroom in Manhattan for $250/nite but this is the place! quaint lobby, nice staff. Our room was clean with new linens. Furniture was new-ish. Classy decore. Loved the 1940's feel. There was a TV. Not much of a view. Doorman was very kind and helpful but didnt offer to take our bags to the room. Halls were narrow and elevator small so our big bags were awkward. Only down side was the really small rooms. Ours was approx 12' x 12' - Just big enough for our bags. We couldnt really unpack since there wasnt a dresser (the vanity table was good to get ready at but no storage) and the closet was just big enough for a suit and a couple dresses. The bathroom was tiny too. But heck, we were in Manhattan! Who needs to spend time in their rooms? The location is excellent - we walked to 5th Ave and University Place and found many shops/eateries. There also was a few pizza places open within walking distance for our 2am hunger. It is close to a university so most of the people in the closer establishments were of college age. We didnt eat in the resteraunt but had a cocktail (a little weak for the price).. Babbo's is across the street - yum! Room service was good - they waited until later in the day to clean up (us west-coasters sleep in late due to the time change). The subway system is close by which made traveling easy and inexpensive. The staff called a car for us to get to the airport early AM on a Monday and we were driven in a great Ford Escalade. I was nervous about this place since there were not any good, recent reviews but my friend did a walk-by and gave us the thumbs up. I would recommend it especially if budget is an issue but next time will save more $$ to stay uptown.
Semi Clean Dump – Check in was OK. The doorman was too busy listening to his iPod to bother with the door so make sure you can manage your bags and the door at the same time. The room was small, not very clean, and everything was really old. It somehow seemed sterile, though because the walls were completely white and barren. The bed was horrible. It was supposed to be a deluxe queen and two pillows barely fit across the bed next to each other. It was lumpy and more like a cot. I even called the desk to ask if they put us in the right room. Our "view" was a boarded up building. The whole place needs to be updated. We went to the bar at 11:30 pm and barely made last call. So much for the city that never sleeps. (NOTE: They added 18% gratuity to our bill.) The continental breakfast is homogenous fruit salad that tastes like the plastic bucket it was delivered in. (I work in foodservice - it's not fresh fruit). There are also blah bages and muffins. Upon check out, they didn't ask how the stay was so I didn't bother telling them. The best part is the location for the price. There aren't many resonably priced hotels in the Village.
Downtown splendor mixing old and new. – The Scene
This hotel has plenty of charms. It is 100 years old and is located in one of the prime areas of New York, overlooking the Square immortalized by Henry James. He lived just down the street. It's in a great location for anyone interested in the literary side of the city. i.e. Greenwich Village. On top of that, it is value-priced.
In fact, this place is more inn than hotel. The 160 guestrooms are distinctively decorated with soft mauve walls that look like suede, dark wood furnishings and, in some, pillow top mattresses. Bathrooms have also been revamped with mahogany storage cubicles. Playful touches include faux baby ostrich leather headboards. The North Square Restaurant offers well-prepared meals, and the North Square Lounge serves a signature Blood Orange martini. Be forewarned: this hotel is so popular that management advises making reservations two or three months in advance.
The best kept secret in New York – Its all about location. Steps from the beautiful Washington Square Park, Ave of the Americas and ACEBDFV subway lines. Close to : NYU, SoHo, and The village.
The rates are reasonable and rooms are basic. Spring the extra 20 bucks and get a deluxe room, its worth it. The staff is not overly friendly, but helpful. I have stayed at this place more than 4 times now and love it.
Most of the rooms face the street and provide side views of Washington Sq Park.
This hotel is a nice break from the tourist ridden Times Square and is always full of fun places to visit!
good value for NYC – the rooms are tiny and old, but clean and well-kept. great coffee and service with the complimentary continental breakfast. two intimate bars. there is a lot of attention to detail here; the management or owner cares. right across the street from Babbo!
A great value in a great location – The Washington Square Hotel is a very pleasant small hotel which give a lot of value for what you pay. The restaurant is also quite good and the Baked Alaska is wonderful. The hotel gym even has a Woodway treadmill which is something you dont get even at the most expensive hotels in NYC.
Location is not Everything – The front-desk staff are polite but rather curt (they did not offer us help with our bags upon check-in). The elevator was rather slow and antiquated and had a peculiar, animal-like odor. The first room my wife and I were given was situated right next to the elevator, and requested a room change. The next room was barren; the closet was tiny, the bed very hard with what appeared to be a military-issue grey blanket, and completely bare walls. The window looked out at three walls, allowing very little light in, and the air conditioner at the window had spikes on top with a few bird feathers, suggesting a wayward pigeon had unfortunately attempted a landing there. The bathroom's toilet was miniscule. Moreover, the walls were so thin that we could hear the toilet flush in the next room, as well as being forced to listen to other unmentionables.
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