Monday, January 23, 2017

The Maritime Hotel NYC Review


Our next hotel review on the blog is The Maritime Hotel in the area of Chelsea. I was in the city for the weekend for a cruise (which will be on the blog shortly and was AMAZING) and this was the perfect choice. I was always fond of the Chelsea area, but staying here made me love it even more. The location is just perfect. So much within walking distance, which I favor, no need for subway or cabs. 

The hotel is home to La Sirena, Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich's first new restaurant in New York in over a decade. La Sirena serves traditional and updated Italian dishes, and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The woodwork is gorgeous and I love the porthole windows! 
The window in the room actually opens but weather wasn't working in my favor! 

I wanted to take this chair home with me! What a fabulous print! 




Great toiletries ! Love Marvis toothpaste. 
As you walk in, the lobby is really very lovely.  
Very cozy to relax, lots of books and a fireplace  


Such cool lighting 




Positives: 

  • 3 to 4 blocks from 5 subway lines 
  • On site Italian restaurant from Mario Batali 
  • iPod Docking radios in every room 
  • Walking distance to Meatpacking District and Highline 
  • Right across from Chelsea Market 
  • Beautiful lobby 
  • Comfy Bed 
  • C.O. Bigelow Toiletries
  • Bike Rentals 
  • Walking distance to The Whitney Museum 
  • Walking distance to Chelsea Piers 
  • 24 hour fitness center

Negatives: 
  • Small Standard Guestrooms  (Superior Room is 250 sq ft)   
  • Small Bathroom
363 West 16th Street  
New York, NY 10011
212-242-4300

4 star hotel

Nautical-themed boutique hotel 
Location: Chelsea/Meatpacking District   
120 guestrooms; non-smoking available  
No Spa or Pool 

Room Service Available 
Free WiFi
Pets are allowed No Weight Limit or Fee    
Trip Advisor Ranking 122 of 463 (as of 1/17/17)
Trivago Rating  85 out of 100 (as of 1/17/17)
Price Range $234 - $493 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)

Hotel prices are at their lowest in the months of January and February; their highest September and October. Sunday nights are the lowest prices for hotel rooms, in most cases. My go to places for checking prices for hotels are TrivagoTrip AdvisorHotels.com and Travelzoo. Always remember to check the hotel's website itself, they are really trying to have you book direct and sometimes offer specials or a discount with AAA that is cheaper than the websites I mentioned above. I am also finding that if you book on your mobile device, you can save some money as well. I actually got a better rate via my mobile phone than using my AAA discount online direct at the hotel. You should really do some research on your price for hotel a few different ways, and ALWAYS book a room that you can cancel, you never know what may happen in the future. 

Remember to take into account for your total cost the NYC Hotel tax of 14.75% plus Daily $2.00 per room occupancy fee.

Would I reserve a night at the Maritime Hotel again? I believe so. This hotel's location was just everything. You are right across the street from Chelsea Market, the Meatpacking District, the Highline, Chelsea vintage shopping, Soho. My biggest issue was the room size, which for me on my own was fine, but more than 1 person in a room could be an issue. The bathroom was so tiny that as I brushed my hair I was hitting the door! If you can get over the room size, and you wish to explore the areas I just mentioned, this is your hotel. If you are doing a cruise from Chelsea Pier, this location is perfect. The Dream is right next door, and you will pay a higher price for that selection.  


 My rating for this hotel, on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being perfect in every way, is a 7. 

Disclosure: This stay was paid for by me. I will always state at the end of each review whether my stay was paid for by myself or if I was hosted by the hotel. I will honestly tell you about my experience at this hotel, not being swayed in any way by complimentary services. I know you value my opinion, and it is important to me to be as honest as possible. All opinions are my own. Thank you so much.

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