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Gershwin Hotel

7 E. 27th St., New York, NY 10016 40.743888 -73.987264
nr. Fifth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-545-8000 | Fax: 212-684-5546 Send to Phone

  • Price Range: Inexpensive, Moderate
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  • Type of Hotel: Hostel
Photo by Shanna Ravindra

Sample Room Rates

Economy, $99-$150; standard, $109-$208; superior, $120-$228; suite, $175-$298

Official Website

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 28th St.; N, R at 28th St.


  • Nearby Parking Lots - Validated

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Gym Passes
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry
  • WiFi Service

Room Amenities

  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • TV
  • WiFi service


Although the moniker sounds like an homage to George and Ira, you won't find anything relating to the famous song writers here. You'll quickly catch on when you see the building's facade, painted fire-engine red and dripping with massive, white awnings and papier-mâché shaped like teardrops. Inside, the lobby boasts original artwork from Andy Warhol and Roy Liechtenstein, and even a luncheonette-sized Campbell's Soup can signed by Warhol himself. A ride in the lime-green elevator takes passengers up 13 floors full of work from modern pop artists associated with Warhol's Factory. The artwork extends into the small and spartanly furnished rooms, which feature hardwood floors, exposed brick and primary colored Euro-minimalist/Ikea-esque furniture. This art-gallery turned European-flophouse is a favorite for travelers on a budget seeking location, location, location. The place is also popular with fashionistas: The fourth floor is designated for models only.


If you're looking for more original artwork, step next door to The Museum of Sex.

The grit factor: Wet mops and buckets of muddy water rest idly in the hallways.