With a rich history stretching back to 1908, when the property - then called the America Seaman's Friend Society Sailors' Home and Institute - was originally built by William A. Boring as a hotel for sailors, the Hudson-facing Jane Hotel is embraced as an upscale hostel for today's discerning traveler. Located in the West Village at 113 Jane Street, the hotel is adjacent to the Meatpacking District and within walking distance of Union Square, SoHo and Chelsea.
The building's nautical past is as alive today as ever. Charmingly old-fashioned, chic and truly cozy, each 50 sq. foot Standard Cabin conjures up feelings of being in a ship's cabin, all while providing modern appointments such as iPod docks, flat-screen TVs, DVD players, phones, alarm clocks and wireless internet. Guests share bathroom facilities (two showers, two toilets) with the entire floor; plans are under way to install a second bathroom on each floor in the coming months.
With great rates, comfortable rooms, a splendid location, and what promises to be a fun mix of vintage furniture and stylish amenities, this hotel is an excellent choice for the adventurous traveler on a budget.