Kate Dougherty

The Marlton

  • Where:New York
  • Why:A rendezvous in New York.
  • When:April 2014
  • Who:Me & my lovah boy.
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Bar booths. Love these posters by YSL... so colorful & bold.

Welcome to The Marlton.

That lobby fireplace... heavenly!

The espresso bar in the lobby.

Teeny tiny rooms! But beautiful & historic.

Even the robes have the Marlton crest.

Quaint & cozy corridors.

It's all in the details.

The restaurant, Margeux, feels a bit like New Orleans.

The building is from circa 1900 and housed famous artists and writers, like Jack Kerouac (he wrote Subterraneans here in 1958), making the Village what it was.

Highs & Lows

  • The fireplace and bookshelves in the lobby - have a quiet day here, if you can.

  • Delicious restaurant.

  • Inspiring design everywhere (even the uniforms have crest badges).

  • Teeny, tiny rooms. But I suppose this is how they were and I commend them for keeping the bones of the famous Marlton House.

  • No amenities.

  • New hotel means brand new sheets. Not softened yet, still a bit stiff.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 40/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Boutique hotel in a historic building.

  • Vibe

    Feels inspiring (even the uniforms have crest badges).

  • Location

    In the heart of the Village, home of the Beat Generation.

  • Rooms

    107 rooms

  • Music

    Don't recall.

  • Year Opened


  • Designed By

    Hotelier Sean MacPherson (think Jane & The Bowery Hotel).

  • Pool/Gym


  • Restaurant

    Yes & beautiful (feels like New Orleans, oddly).

  • Bar


  • Children

    Leave at home.

  • Price

    Reasonable for the location.

Listen & watch for hours.

Walk out of the hotel door into Washington Square Park

5 ave, waverly pl, w. 4 st and macdougal st, NY

Listen & watch for hours.

See an arthouse film just down the street at Quad Cinema.

Quad Cinema

34 W 13th st., NY

See an arthouse film just down the street at Quad Cinema.

It's a short stroll away, super cute and delicious.


42 Grove St. ny

It's a short stroll away, super cute and delicious.

The Marlton

5W 8th St, New York, NY

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