Greenwich Village, NY

New York
Greenwich Village showing a fountain
Once the center of New York’s bohemian art scene, this area remains one of the city’s best hangouts and a great spot to sip an espresso or catch an independent film.

During the 20th century, New York’s Greenwich Village was home to the city’s coolest residents. Small printing presses, experimental theater, and gay bars and lesbian bars thrived here along with a strong alternative culture. After World War II, leaders of The Beat Generation wrote poems and stories in Village coffee houses. Though many of the artists have been pushed out by high rents in today’s New York, Greenwich Village still offers high culture, cheap food and small-town coziness.

Start out in Washington Square Park. Here, alongside dog parks and food carts, you’ll find the Washington Square Arch. Built in 1892, this marble arch was based on Paris’s Arc de Triomphe. Head to the southeast corner of the park to challenge someone to an outdoor game of chess.

Grab a bite to eat on MacDougal Street, just to the south of Washington Square Park. Once lined with bohemian coffee houses, this street now hosts cheap ethnic food. Enjoy a falafel, an Indian wrap or a slice of pizza.

Greenwich Village has a long tradition of experimental live theater but these days, it is a center for New York’s film community. Catch a limited-release film at the IFC Center. This art-house theater replaced the Village’s beloved Waverly Theater on Sixth Avenue. If you prefer, catch a film classic at Film Forum in the southwest part of the village.

Take a stroll along the the narrow streets of the West Village for a glimpse of the neighborhood as it once was. Here, the winding, diagonal streets rebel against the grid of the rest of the city, making an excellent place to wander.

Turn down Christopher Street to see one of the most important locations for the American gay rights movement. The Stonewall Inn was the site of the historic Stonewall riots of the 1960s, in which gay activists fought against police for three days. Today, Christopher Street offers bars and shops popular with the LGBT community.

Greenwich Village is served by numerous metro and bus stops. Arrive at the West 4th Street metro stop for the most central location.


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The Jane Hotel
The Jane Hotel
2 out of 5
113 Jane St, New York, NY, 10014
The price is $142 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 24
Stay at this hotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,002 reviews)
"Although the rooms are incredibly small, the hotel is very classy and the staff very helpful and polite."

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

The Standard High Line
The Standard High Line
4 out of 5
848 Washington St, New York, NY, 10014
The price is $409 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 24
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (637 reviews)
"Location, good staff etc. would have liked tea/coffee machine in the room."

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

The Marlton Hotel
The Marlton Hotel
4.5 out of 5
5 W 8th St, New York, NY, 10011
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $328 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 31
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4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)
"Cute boutique hotel"

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2022

Washington Square Hotel
Washington Square Hotel
3.5 out of 5
103 Waverly Pl, New York, NY, 10011
The price is $257 per night from Oct 16 to Oct 17
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4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,005 reviews)
Fabulous hotel!
"This is a lovely hotel, with great staff and very clean."

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Hotel 309
Hotel 309
2 out of 5
309 W 14th St, New York, NY, 10014
Stay at this hotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and a garden. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in our reviews. ...
2.7/5 (680 reviews)
"Decent sized room with kitchenette. Not the best climate control. Shared bath that often lacked soap. But a great location and it was the best value I could find on such short notice."

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Pod Times Square
Pod Times Square
3 out of 5
400 W 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10036
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The price is $179 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 31
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and a terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (3,048 reviews)
"It was very convenient to access any place. It was very kind to handle issues."

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2022

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