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The Jane Hotel, New York, USA
This historic, quirky hotel dating from 1907 on the edge of West Village across the street from Hudson River park was originally built for sailors and therefore the rooms are designed to feel like a ship's cabin. Although they are tiny, fitting little more than a single bed or bunks, they have character - and if you need more space, much larger, plusher ones are available. Standard rooms share bathrooms, while the larger ones have their own. A few survivors of the Titanic stayed here after being rescued in 1912 and the historic touches continue in the lobby, which features a wonderfully intricately-carved reception desk and vintage tiling. However the cramped rooms and aged appearance of the place won't be for everyone. Currently the restaurant and bar are closed, as they are being extensively renovated.
We loved being in such a prime area of New York at budget prices.
In historic West Village, walk along the Hudson River, or take advantage of the public transport links to explore the city.
By plane: flights from London, Manchester or Edinburgh to New York take 7 hours. It's a 40-minute drive from JFK airport. Paid parking available nearby. skyscanner.net
Style & Character
The hotels suits budget-conscious travellers who want a good location in the city and appreciate historic, characterful accommodation. The lobby area has impressive historic features, such as the intricately hand-carved wooden reception desk.
Service & Facilities
The restaurant, bar and lounge area are currently being renovated. There are quirky touches throughout - such as a stuffed peacock and other animal trophies on the walls.
- Free bikes
- Free Wi-Fi
Room 432 is small with bunk beds taking up almost all of the room, vintage carpeting and historic wallpaper. Rooms are unique and quirky.
Bunk Bed Cabin, Standard Cabin, Captain's Cabin
Facilities include: shared bathroom, bathrobes and slippers, underbed storage, TV, safe, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi (based on a Bunk Bed/Standard Cabin. The Captain's Cabin has its own ensuite)
Food & Drink
The restaurant and bar are currently being renovated and hopefully will be operational again next year.