About Hotel 17
Hotel 17 is a charming and affordable residence for the traveler eager to experience Manhattan like a local. The pre-war building and salon-style interior – printed wallpaper, beds dressed in baroque-patterned spreads, and carpets in shades of berry and forest green – evoke vintage New York. For this reason, the hotel is a favorite of art directors and location scouts seeking special settings for photo and video shoots. The hotel has been captured in editorial spreads in GQ, Elle, and Vogue, and was featured in Woody Allen’s 1993 film Manhattan Murder Mystery. Hotel 17 also appeared in Madonna’s controversial 1992 tome Sex.
Located at the end of a quiet residential street, the hotel is situated on the edge of the posh Gramercy neighborhood. Gramercy is home to the historic National Arts Club where visitors can attend art and photography exhibits on view in the gallery. Guests eager to experience New York’s hipster nightlife scene can walk to the nearby Rose Bar where local and international DJs spin tunes for the models, socialites, artists and bold-faced names that often pack the space. Also nearby is the famed Gramercy Park, one of two private parks in all of Manhattan where only residents of the neighborhood can enter with a highly coveted key. And the nearby Union Square subway station makes traversing the rest of Manhattan a cinch.
Foodies will appreciate the abundance of dining options that surround Hotel 17. Everything from pub fare to vegan cuisine is within striking distance. Shopaholics have a plethora of options too: The hotel stands at the gateway of lower Manhattan, just a few blocks from Union Square, the East Village, SoHo and Alphabet City neighborhoods, where shoppers can browse the racks of fashion chains, luxury designer boutiques and vintage stores.
Visitors seeking an authentic Manhattan experience on a budget will appreciate the location, affordable rates, and having multiple conveniences nearby.
Hotel 17 does not have an in-house restaurant, but nearby dining options will leave guests spoiled for choice. Still Bar & Grill, at the opposite end of the block from Hotel 17, offers well-reviewed bar food, while Mumbles, around the corner, serves affordable bistro standards including French onion soup and steamed mussels. Other neighborhood gems include premier steakhouse BLT Prime, sushi spot Yama, and Novita, which specializes in Northern Italian cuisine. Vegans can save at popular Zen Palate or splurge at raw food favorite Pure Food & Wine.
Hotel 17 Location Information:
225 East 17th St.
New York, NY 10003
4, 5, 6, N, Q, R, L to 14th Street/Union Square.
- 24 hour front desk
- Airport Transportation