Courtesy The Marlton


Manhattan’s The Marlton hotel has a certain je ne sais quoi that gets people talking. The newly opened Greenwich Village property occupies what was once the Marlton House, a single-room-occupancy hotel that attracted writers, artists and other creative types throughout the mid-20th century. Radical feminist writer Valerie Solanas was living here when she famously shot Andy Warhol, and Beat Generation icon Jack Kerouac wrote the novellas Tristessa and The Subterraneans during his years in residence. Hollywood elite like Dame Maggie Smith, John Lithgow and Mickey Rourke all spent time at The Marlton before the New School took it over as a dorm in 1987. Now, following a multimillion-­dollar renovation, acclaimed hotelier Sean MacPherson has transformed the property into an elegant 107-room boutique hotel that calls to mind both a chic post-WWI Paris art-deco aesthetic and the structure’s own bohemian past. Expect en suite marble bathrooms, in-room design features such as crown molding and original herringbone-patterned wood floors, and a soon-to-open restaurant that’s sure to become a de facto gathering spot for guests and locals alike. From $175 during low season and $325 during high, www.marltonhotel.com