by: Gemma Bell
For the 1st birthday of AHotelLife.com and our inaugural awards!
Time to snuggle up in front of the fire.
The bathroom’s original brass fittings
The dark and moody interior of the house. There’s no reception, just ring the doorbell and you’re shown straight to your room.
Beautiful woven carpet on the stairs.
I imagined sipping cups of tea in Lafayette House back in the day with these lovely ladies!
The welcome in my room, I appreciate hand written notes.
My cozy bedroom with remote control fireplace and welcome bottle of red wine… both greatly appreciated on the frosty day I arrived.
Was very pleased to have my own coffee machine and variety of snacks and booze.
I loved these carefully chosen amenities.
Cozy custom robes.
My lovely bed with custom linens.
It was too cold to use my little garden but this would be the perfect hideaway in the summer.
I loved this wallpaper and the photo in my room.
This stunning townhouse was built in 1848 and it really is a step back in time to old New York.
Highs + Lows
Loved the attention to detail in maintaining the history of this Victorian-style townhouse; the dark and dimly lit hallways, the grand fireplaces, the brass fittings in the bathrooms.
There’s a real personal touch to this hotel and attentive service, the manager is on hand to help out and carry heavy suitcases to the top floor!
It’s in a great location with the Bowery Hotel just down the road and lots of great cafes, bars and restaurants nearby.
It’s a small hotel so alongside enjoying its ‘boutiqueness’, there are also downsides - no bar for aperitifs and no dining room for breakfast, yes, I love my breakfast!
- Life Changing
- Environmental Consciousness
- Overall Value
- Night's Sleep
- Stealable Stuff
- Refer a Friend
Boutique townhouse hotel.
A Victorian private home and a step back in time.
- Year Opened
- Designed By
Eric Goode and Sean MacPhearson
No restaurant, but there are plenty nearby.
Yes, good mini bar, although I would have liked to have seen some artisan products rather than M&Ms!
This is a hideaway for couples.
A good price for the size of the rooms, but not cheap considering the lack of amenities.
In the Area
Go to ACME for dinner
9 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012
‘New American menu with Nordic influences’ … basically, delicious!
The Smile Café
26 Bond St, New York, NY 10012
Just around the corner from Lafayette House on Bond Street.
Visit the New Museum
235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002
Also just around the corner on Bowery.
38 E 4th St, New York, NY
Hotel Location: 38 E 4th St, New York, NY