Even though I am a bit of a hotel-alholic, as a friend of me once called me, I don’t always spent a lot of money on accomondation. I don’t mind sharing a cheap room in a Christian hostel just right of Union Square. But I always go for location, which is why Washington Square Hotel is one of my favourites.
It does get mentioned a lot, but is also the only hotel in the Greenwich Village close to Soho that is reasonably priced. It might not have the coolness and celeb clientele of the Soho hotels. But it has character and you really can’t beat the location right at the corner of Washington Square Park - in walking distance to Soho, Lower East Side and the Meatpacking District.
I always try to get a room with a view over the park, where men play chess, dog walkers take the pets out in playgrounds for small or big walks and the students from the surrounding university hang out.
Washington Square Hotel; 103 Waverly Place (north corner of Washington Square park)