One of the city's last great family-owned hotels offers exceptional value in a choice location.
This Murray Hill hotel is, unfortunately, a rapidly disappearing anomaly. With its small inn atmosphere, it treats its many returning guests like old friends. The hotel has been in the Freilich family since 1969 and has seen its share of famous faces. In addition to regular visits by numerous jazz greats (there is a piano room on-site) and Czech writer Ivan Klima, counter-culture icons Sid Vicious and Courtney Love have both crashed out on the hotel’s comfy beds. The 54 accommodations are gradually being renovated, and the standard, no-frills rooms can be snug while the suites are more spacious with kitchenettes. Popular rooms come with bathrooms done in kitschy purple tile, and all rooms have flat-screen TVs. The front desk staff will do just about anything to ensure your satisfaction. Cheaper-than-average airport car service can be arranged.