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56 Irving Pl., nr. E. 17th St. (Gramercy)
New York, NY
(1) 212-533-4600 | www.innatirving.com
FOODLady Mendl's - tearoom, by reservation only; 24-hour room service
DRINKCibar Lounge - cocktail and imported beer specialist
ROOMSEach unique, but all feature antique furnishings, wood floors, fireplaces, and four-poster beds; Frette linens; Penhaligon bath products
PRICE (STANDARD DOUBLE)USD 445
# OF ROOMS12
CONNECTIVITYYes - Wi-Fi available
GYMNo - but access to nearby fitness club (for a fee)
SUBWAY3rd Ave. (L); 14th St.-Union Sq. (N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6, L)
A charming and intimate bed and breakfast tucked away in a pair of 1834 brownstones just off Gramercy Park. The comfortable surrounds will leave you feeling as if you’ve stumbled into a private home (albeit one from the 19th century), with deep sofas ringing a crackling fire in the lobby, sweeping wooden staircases, and rooms furnished with meticulously restored antiques (we absolutely love the mirrored wardrobes that discreetly house the TVs). In keeping with the old-fashioned theme, the friendly staff displays a delightfully old-school gentility.
GO HERE WITH
Significant other - for a romantic retreat; history buffs - for a trip to the 19th century
WHY WE LIKE IT
It’s a great spot for those who really want to soak up the charming ambiance and escape from the go-go-go of the city. The intimate, home-away-from-home setup makes it an especially great place to come if you’re traveling around the holidays–they do an excellent job of creating a homey, festive ambiance.
AMENITY WE LOVE
The luxurious five-course afternoon tea in Lady Mendl's, the quaint Victorian tea salon on the ground floor. (Make sure you reserve in advance!)
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
The interiors could use a refurb–they’re starting to drift towards shabby. (The floors can be creaky!) Also, the 19th century windows can’t cope with the neighborhood’s 21st century bar scene, meaning street noise is a big problem.
GOOD TO KNOW
There is no sign outside, just a discreet address plaque. Complimentary Continental breakfast (complete with a copy of The New York Times) is available daily. Meeting/event facilities for up to 70 people are available. Deluxe rooms are really no bigger than superior rooms, so those looking for extra space should consider the suites. This isn’t a great place to stay for those with physical disabilities, as the 19th century design is not handicap accessible. Parking is available in a nearby garage.
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