The Marlton

West village, charming, tiny rooms

5 West 8th Street, New York US


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At a Glance

The Marlton phrases it well: “our rooms are small but our ideas are big.”

Indagare Loves

  • Location, location, location
  • The affordable and spacious penthouse suites


Almost subterranean in feel, the Marlton’s lobby is dark and brooding—thanks to rich oak paneling and lovingly aged leather sofas—much like the famous residents who once graced its hallowed halls. Prior to the hotel’s construction in 2013, the building was known as Marlton House, a single-room occupancy hotel beloved by creative types (Jack Kerouac drafted On the Road there, and Julie Andrews surely gave the building a dose of glamour during her residency).

Refurnished and restyled, the Marlton is now a chic hideout with a Parisian vibe—and space constraints. Each of the 107-rooms is tiny, ranging from 100- to 150-square-feet, and the rates are appropriately affordable. Should guests feel constricted, the lobby is a retreat worth spending time in; the espresso bar runs all day, the bar serves well-crafted cocktails and the restaurant, Margaux, has a romantic, greenhouse-like atrium abutting the dining room and well-executed dishes.

If cramped quarters just won’t do, the Marlton boasts two spectacular penthouse suites, almost triple the size of the regular rooms with additional space on a private terrace. These, too, are a steal, and worth splurging on.

Who Should Stay

Literary-minded travelers looking for a unique property with character and serious bang-for-your-buck. Anyone who needs a spacious room should steer clear.

Written by Emma Pierce

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