Washington Square Hotel
103 Waverly Place, New York, United States star
Doubles from: $213 to $500
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
The three-star Washington Square Hotel, located steps from Washington Square Park in the heart of Greenwich Village, offers 100 moderately-priced rooms with an old-fashioned charm. The historic feel, mom-and-pop staff and proximity to the park and NYU make the Washington Square Hotel a pretty good deal.
Pros: Excellent value. Ideal location. Accommodating staff and helpful concierge.
Cons: Small rooms. Isn't exactly "cheap."
Rooms are on the small side, but they come with the amenities you’d expect, including air conditioning, flat-screen TV, telephone and iPod docks. Deluxe Rooms sport an art deco theme that’s a nice nod to the area’s history.
The en suite bathrooms are also quite small and on the whole unremarkable, save for the fact that they are impeccably clean. All offer toiletries, a bathrobe and hair dryer.
The Washington Square Hotel is a New York landmark, a 1960s gathering spot for writers and artists. Today it’s one of the few remaining family-owned hotels in the Village. When you step into the lobby, with its classic black-and-white checkered floor and photographs of ’50s starlets, you may feel as if you’ve entered a time warp. In addition, we’re fans of the hotel’s small martini bar and lounge.
Breakfast is included in the room rate. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel. The entire hotel is nonsmoking.
With its retro charm and fab location, the Washington Square Hotel knows it has a good thing going on, and they tend to reflect this in their rather steep rates. We're listing the hotel on EuroCheapo because it's sometimes a budget-friendly option. However, rates too often hover around $300 a night, which puts it (way) out of reach for most Cheapos.
The idyllic setting across from Washington Square Park is a perfect starting point for exploring Greenwich, East and West Villages. The campus of New York University radiates from around the park, which is surrounded by a mix of historic architecture and modern buildings.
The SoHo shopping district is not far on foot, and seven nearby subway lines at West 4th Street make the rest of city accessible.
Guest reviews in brief
Location, location, location! The Washington Square Hotel’s guests love the neighborhood and proximity to subways. Helpful professional staff, including doormen and concierge, are highly praised. Even the included breakfast gets mostly satisfying marks. Rooms are clean, quiet and comfortable with appreciated in-room amenities like a coffee maker.
Aside from the rooms being small, basic and dark (in the case of those looking into the courtyard), the hotel receives very few recurring complaints.
Subways: The nearest subway station West 4th Street-Washington Square is just 1 block from the hotel and offers access to the A/B/C/D/E/F/M lines.
JFK: Take the Air Train to Howard Beach Station, then the A train toward Manhattan to West 4th Street-Washington Square. The hotel is 1 block east from the Waverly Place exit.
LaGuardia: We recommend an airport bus service to Penn Station and then taking a downtown A/C/E train from 34th Street-Penn Station to West 4th Street-Washington Square. The hotel is 1 block east from the Waverly Place exit. Or simply take a taxi to the hotel.
Newark: Take the Air Train to the NJ Transit station, and then any NJ Transit train into New York Penn Station. Transfer to a downtown A/C/E subway train at 34th Street-Penn Station and get off at West 4th Street-Washington Square. The hotel is 1 block east from the Waverly Place exit.
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor. This review is based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
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- Beauty salon
- Breakfast Extra Charge
- City tour
- Concierge/Booking Services
- Conference room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Fitness Center
- Internet Station
- Laundry Service
- Limousine service
- Luggage Storage
- Meals for groups
- Medical service
- Non-Smoking Hotel
- Reading room
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Room Service
- Shuttle service
- TV Lounge
- Vending Machines
- Wake-Up Service
- Wi-Fi Connection
- Air conditioning
- Bathroom: Private
- Bathtubs Available
- Cable TV
- Hair Dryer
- Internet Access
- Mini fridge
- Rooms with view
- TV – flat screen
- Voice Mail
- Writing desk
103 Waverly Place
Greenwich Village & West Village, New York, United States
About the Washington Square Hotel neighborhood
Running west from Lafayette Street and north to 14th Street, Greenwich Village is, in many ways, classic New York—brimming with history, culture, and lively characters. It's home to New York University, Washington Square Park, sidewalk cafes, used book shops, and cheap restaurants. On weekend nights, the neighborhood's comedy, jazz, and live music bars spill into the streets. The West Village, which begins after Seventh Avenue, is one of the most charming places in Manhattan, with smaller apartment buildings and brownstones along leafy streets. It's also (no surprise), quite expensive.