To kickoff our new feature, we’re keeping it in our hood: New York City. Luckily, we didn’t have to look far for inspiration. We welcome you to take an inside look at The Marlton Hotel.

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We’re excited to present a new feature on Inviato. Our Inside Look visual series takes a peek beyond the lobbies of some of the most intriguing hotels around the globe, inviting you to come along on our journey of discovery. Check back frequently as we spotlight the hottest hotel openings, undiscovered finds as well as old standby favorites of places that inspire us to pack our bags and check right in.

To kickoff our new feature, we’re keeping it in our hood: New York City. Luckily, we didn’t have to look far for inspiration. We welcome you to take an inside look at The Marlton Hotel.

 The Marlton – New York City

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You don’t need to be a history buff to know that there’s a story behind the walls of The Marlton in Greenwich Village. Once a Beat House generation flophouse built in 1900, The Marlton (formerly known as the Marlton House) attracted the likes of many struggling writers, poets and actors including Lenny Bruce, Neil Cassady and Jack Kerouac (who penned a few novels here). Then, in 1987, it became a dormitory for students enrolled at The New School.
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The Marlton is no stranger to artists. When the 107-room hotel opened its doors to guests on October 1, 2013, the integrity and spirit of its past stayed intact…with French art deco furnishings, that is. Inspired by the Ritz in Paris, this nine-floor B&B-style hotel comes with custom moldings, lots of brass finishes and art, all hand-picked by hotelier Sean Macpherson.
Macpherson, a California surfer transplant and brain behind New York spots such as The Jane, The Bowery and Maritime, knows cool. There’s even a fireplace that greets you as soon as you walk in, inviting you to warm up and possibly write the next hit novel.
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The rooms are quite cozy (i.e. this isn’t the type of place to set up your office for a long week), but there are seven deluxe rooms (the corner rooms come with tubs and more square feet) and  two large penthouses on the top floor. We’re told the higher in floors we go, the higher the ceilings.
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A look inside one of the penthouses on the top floor. All views overlook 8th street in Greenwich Village.
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The Parisian vibe is prominent in all the rooms from the sconces to the bathrooms.
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We particularly love the small touches including this lovely lamp fixture below.
The food is also French (and American) inspired at the 120-seat Margaux located just off the hotel bar. When it comes to ingredients, the fresher and more seasonally focused, the better (think ABC Kitchen). There are two separate seating areas, one in the Atrium (pictured below) with a post-war Parisian flair reminiscent of the classic left bank cafés and the second in the main dining room.
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We recommend getting a seat inside one of the booths to enjoy the full atmosphere as seating can be tight making it hard to sit (especially at dinner when the place is hopping). We enjoyed a nice vibe  for dinner in this pretty place (in a darkly-lit way) but will stick to drinks next time we’re in the neighborhood.
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Last, but not least, there’s the Margaux Bar that’s just steps from the fireplace. The bar prides itself on serving artisanal spirits and brews, so don’t make a faux pas by asking for Grey Goose. Signature drinks include the Greenwich Gold (bourbon, honey and grated nutmeg…yum!) and Apt. 408 (muddled blueberries with gin) named after Lillian Gish, a screen actress famous in the 1920s who called apartment 408 home in its flophouse days.
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There’s also a quaint Espresso Bar in the lobby that serves healthy-conscious brews from California (no gluten here) that should clear up any morning hangover…or writer’s block.
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You can book your stay on the hotel’s website here, or call for reservations. Rooms start at $200-$350 for Petite and Deluxe Rooms (100 – 150 sq. ft) and $650 for the Penthouses (450 sq. ft.). Note that prices vary on weekends and holidays.
5W 8th Street
(Between 5th & 6th Aves.)
New York, NY 10011
P: 212 321 0100
Photo Credits: The Marlton Hotel
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