The Inn at Irving Place in New York, New York
Like a picture-perfect postcard memory, nestled in the heart of Gramercy Park, classic brownstone townhouses reminiscent of a bygone era withhold The Inn at Irving Place, and transport you to the warmth of historic New York City. The building, originally built in 1834, welcomes you with beautiful Victorian style, as original architecture leads to your fabulous room. Plush beds and exquisite antique furnishings dominate the intimate settings, with rich wood floors and soothing hues creating a gentle atmosphere amidst the bustling city streets. Elegantly designed and stylish, accompanied by all the modern amenities and services, the twelve rooms, suites, and residences of The Inn at Irving Place provide endless charm and grace.
Stroll past Gramercy Park on a beautiful New York morning, heading out to explore the city one brilliant block at a time. Make your way to Central Park and wander through the fields under the cool shade of trees to arrive at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Spend the morning - or an entire day - perusing over two million pieces of amazing history, art and architecture. Venture to the Guggenheim Museum for impressionist and contemporary pieces housed in a stunning Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building. Take an afternoon to visit New York Botanical Gardens, breathing in the crisp air as you walk through 50 gardens over 250 acres. Back at the inn, enjoy an award-winning and fabulous five-course afternoon tea at Lady Mendl's tea salon. With the sun setting, take to the bright lights of the city night, and delight in a wonderful play on historic Broadway, enthrall your senses with an opera or ballet at Lincoln Center, or perhaps experience a vibrant concert in legendary Madison Square Garden. Return that night to enjoy a designer martini at the inn's Cibar Lounge, providing the perfect end to a perfect New York day.
Location of The Inn at Irving Place
Nearest Airport: LGA
Amenities for The Inn at Irving Place
- General Information
- 12 Guest Rooms
- 24-Hour Room Service
- Bar & Lounge
- Afternoon Tea
- On-Site Amenities
- Complimentary Newspaper
- Laundry Service
- In-Room Amenities
- Turndown Service
- Air Conditioning
- CD Players
- Direct Dial Telephones
- DVD Players
- Hair Dryers
- Mini Bar
- Satellite Television
- iPod Docks
- Luxury Linens
- Luxury Bath Amenities
- Work Desks
- Meeting Rooms
- Historic Sites
- Public Transportation
Reviews for The Inn at Irving Place
The Inn at Irving Place is a small boutique hotel in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan. It is located in the lower third of the island and splits the difference between the east and west side, being just a couple blocks off Broadway. The best thing about this hotel is that it is in a quiet neighborhood, yet is within walking distance of the vibrancy you expect from the Big Apple. There is no sign on the hotel, so it feels like you are living in a three story brownstone in Manhattan. The closest subway access is a five minute walk to the Union Square station, which is a transfer point and provides direct access to the 4-5-6 lines that run along the East side of Central Park, where the "Museum Mile" is located. If museums are your thing this a great location. It is also close to New York University, so the restaurants tend to be less expensive and there are also food trucks at Union Square. There are two movie theaters within a short walk and a CVS drugstore a block away. The proximity to the university lends a youthful feel to the neighborhood, which is balanced by the old money vibe of Gramercy Park, with it's beautiful old gothic and Italianate apartment buildings. Also, there is great bar called Pete's on the next block, which bills itself as the oldest original bar in New York, established 1864. The bar serves food quite late into the evening and has sports playing on TVs. The walls have photos of the proprietor posing with famous visitors. The hotel itself is very charming, with period furnishings in the lobby and the rooms. The room we stayed in was above average size and easily fit an added roll away bed. There is also a tea room attached to the hotel that serves high tea and is where you eat the continental breakfast, which is included. The hotel has no elevator, so you get that New York "walk up" experience, which for some may not be ideal, though there are first floor rooms. The staff is very friendly and helpful; they provided suggestions on restaurants based on first hand experience. I recommend this hotel very highly. I will stay here every time I'm in New York. It's truly a great find.
This hotel is in an incredible location. Absolutely wonderful to be so close to Gramercy Park, the the East Village, to Union Square, but on a slightly quieter (for NYC) street. The staff was kind, gracious, and lovely. We enjoyed tea service in our room very much. We didn't enjoy how dark our room was; it was impossible to read. It was, however, possible to see that the room hadn't been thoroughly cleaned. The bed seemed fine, but there was dirt and dust all over the chair rails and other spots. The copper faucet, handles, etc...are turning blue because they, too, haven't been properly maintained. Breakfast was very paltry.
emadoc - New Jersey
After a cross-country flight, we were looking forward to a delightful, quiet evening at The Inn. This was our third visit (more on this below) and we were prepared for The Inn's quirky appeal. Who cares if the furniture bares a striking resemblace to second-hand store finds - or if the housekeeping is spotty, the shower squeaky? The young man who lugged our bags up the stairs to our room was, as before, terrific - and the location is great. But: When we got to our room, it was freezing. We were told that the heat was off because NY had a heat wave the week before (this was late February.) We were told to use the space heater in room.. When we turned it on, some of the lights blew - as did the small flat screen TV. We called downstairs again. They came up with another heater. More lights blew. After a flurry of phone calls, we were promised the radiator heat would come on. Freezing, I took a shower, which had this horrid screech. But the water was hot. When I reached for a towel -I realized there weren't any. No wonder: only one dim vanity light was working. When we went to bed, we discovered that the switch on the circa 1970 light switch was broken, as was the one on the other side of the bed. Thankfully, the heat finally came on. We had stayed here twice before. First time:a welcome change from hotels. Second time, more issues with maintenance. The lights were so dim that I was tempted to buy bulbs. No real place to put cosmetics, etc. Charm, however, overcame inconvenience. This time was sadly too much. For $350+ a night - in the off season no less -- guests should at least get heat and towels. We left the next morning and booked at an upscale,boutique, hassle-free hotel. Faded charm might be okay; putting yourself in peril with a antiquated electrical and heating system is not. The breakfast room, however, is lovely - as is the helpful staff.
Lilactea - San Francisco, California
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Unlike most NY hotels our room was very spacious. Plenty of room for cases and ample storage by way of wardrobe/drawers. Again, bathroom on the large size. Warm, friendly, helpful staff that couldn't do more to help. Boutique-y style of hotel, tastefully decorated. Great location. Basic continental breakfast available so best head out to one of the many diners.
whukap - Twickenham, United Kingdom
This is a quiet, seemingly unknown, unusual Inn. Immediately the staff made me feel relaxed and right at home. The room decor was fabulous and mix matched, adding to the intimate feel of the house. This is a traditional bed and breakfast with all the comforts of home in the heart of downtown Manhattan. An excellent location, just 1 block from Union Square, world class restaurants, shopping and transportation. Gramercy Park neighborhood offers a glimpse into the life of real New Yorkers and is very welcoming to the out of town guest.
kguialdo66 - New York City, New York