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Martha Washington

29 E. 29th St., New York, NY 10016 40.744 -73.984
nr. Madison Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-689-1900 | 800-804-4480 Send to Phone

  • Price Range: Moderate
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  • Type of Hotel: Good for Business Travelers, Historic New York

Sample Room Rates

Starting at $219

Official Website

chelseahotels.com

Nearby Subway Stops

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

Parking

  • Nearby Parking Lots
  • Street Parking

$45/hour and $55/hour for oversized vehicles at a garage down the street

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Hotel Amenities

  • Babysitting
  • Cellphone Rental
  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Express Checkout
  • Gym
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Hotel Bar/Lounge
  • Hotel Restaurant
  • Hotel Shops
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry
  • Pets Allowed
  • Room Service
  • WiFi Service

Room Amenities

  • Bathrobe
  • Fax Services
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access
  • Meeting/Conference Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • TV
  • WiFi service

Profile

When it opened in 1903, the ladies-only Martha Washington residence served as a base for single women—including emerging starlets like Louise Brooks and Veronica Lake—looking to make their mark on the big city. Since then, this Renaissance revival-style building has housed various hotels (most recently, King & Grove New York), before reopening with its original name in 2014. The extensive renovation and redo brought some of the original architectural details back to life, while also adding new elements—most notable, an open, high-ceilinged, street-level space for Marta, restaurateur Danny Meyer's take on the Roman pizzeria. Diners from the popular restaurant, which serves all day, spill over into tables near the check-in desk (particularly in the evenings), while around the corner from the lobby, the intimate Veronica’s bar and lounge is quieter, but also draws a strong local clientele. Because of the historic building's structure, the 261 guest rooms vary in size and shape; most are on the small side, though some corner rooms, and the eight production suites (outfitted with high-tech facilities) offer more space. Very few bathrooms have tubs, but all feature custom bath products from Italian line Davines, while rooms have free Wi-Fi (though signals are weak in some), cushy beds, and on-demand TV. The streamlined black-and-white décor is accented by playful nods to First Lady and noted hostess Martha Washington, including framed vintage-inspired cutouts of "Modern Martha" doing things like smoking and drinking a cocktail. A gym and 7,000-square-feet of meeting space round out the facilities.

Pros

Free Wi-Fi; hotel guests have access to a limited number of last-minute reservations at the buzzing Marta restaurant and can order room service from there, as well.

Cons
Lobby is often packed because of the popular restaurant; rooms are on the small side; some rooms have weak Wi-Fi signals.

Claims to Fame
Back when this was a women-only hotel, guests included stars like Veronica Lake and Louise Brooks; the hotel is run by the same people behind the legendary Hotel Chelsea.