Carlton Arms Hotel

160 E. 25th St. (Third Ave.) New York NY

Fun and funky for those seeking escape from the city's trendy hotel scene.

Though this hostel-like hotel is relatively small, you could wander its halls and open rooms for hours, studying the floor-to-ceiling murals that chaotically run throughout the entire property. The clientele is mostly made up of artistic young travelers. In fact, students and foreign guests get a discount. This former welfare hotel at first seems slightly shabby, since the hall carpets are ripped and the lobby is messy. But once inside your guest room, you’ll think differently. Each uniquely and thoughtfully designed accommodation is clean and has air conditioning. There’s no telephone or TV, but with atmosphere like this, who cares. Room 10B, for example, could be a tribute to Prince. It’s completely purple --- from the lights to the carpet to the ceiling --- and boasts a bed on a three-foot riser separated from the rest of the room by hanging transparent linen. It looks like an altar of love. Many rooms have ceilings painted with the night sky. Not all rooms have a private bath.

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Hotel Information


160 E. 25th St. (Third Ave.) New York NY 10010 U.S.


212-679-0680 Hotel’s Website

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Hotel Rates

Singles & Doubles $80-$130, Triples $140-$155, Quads $180


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