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Greenwich VillageNew 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 Standard High Line
The Standard High Line
4 out of 5
848 Washington St, New York, NY
The price is ¥19,463 per night from May 9 to May 10
Located in Greenwich Village, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Whitney Museum of American Art and The High Line Park. Chelsea Market and Bleecker Street ...
4.2/5Excellent! (318 reviews)
"The view was absolutely beautiful and the room was very spacious. Amazing lighting coming through the floor to ceiling window. The only issue was that the toilet handle came off when I tried to flush. The staff was very nice when I brought it to their attention and mentioned they would fix it for ..."

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

The Standard High Line
Chelsea Pines Inn
Chelsea Pines Inn
2.5 out of 5
317 West 14th Street, New York, NY
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥8,220 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
Located in Greenwich Village, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Chelsea Market and The High Line Park. Times Square and Empire State Building are also ...
4.1/5Very Good! (634 reviews)
"Excellent location near Chelsea and West Village. Very unique rooms and super friendly staff. Walk up staircase."

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

Chelsea Pines Inn
Washington Square Hotel
Washington Square Hotel
3.5 out of 5
103 Waverly Pl, New York, NY
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥15,657 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
This family-friendly New York hotel is located in the historical district, within a 5-minute walk of 5th Avenue and Washington Square Park. New York University ...
4.3/5Excellent! (990 reviews)
"Very nice little hotel in lovely spot. Enjoyed my stay."

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Washington Square Hotel
Gansevoort Meatpacking
Gansevoort Meatpacking
4.5 out of 5
18 9th Avenue at 13th street, New York, NY
The price is ¥35,792 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
This family-friendly New York hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 5-minute walk of Whitney Museum of American Art and Chelsea Market. The ...
4.3/5Excellent! (996 reviews)
"I loved our room I can’t wait to see the new entrance in the near future"

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2021

Gansevoort Meatpacking
Walker Hotel Greenwich Village
Walker Hotel Greenwich Village
4.5 out of 5
52 West 13th Street, New York, NY
The price is ¥22,725 per night from Apr 26 to Apr 27
Located in Greenwich Village, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of 5th Avenue and Union Square Park. Washington Square Park and Chelsea Market are ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (509 reviews)
"This was a cute little hotel in a great area of Greenwich village. We could walk to everything we wanted. The hotel is small and cute. The staff was super friendly and helpful. The room was tiny - but clean and fine for our one night stay. The only thing that would've helped was if they had told ..."

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Walker Hotel Greenwich Village
The Marlton Hotel
The Marlton Hotel
4.5 out of 5
5 W 8th St, New York, NY
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥18,397 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
Located in Greenwich Village, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of 5th Avenue and Washington Square Park. New York University and Bleecker Street are ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (998 reviews)
"Charming European flavored hotel. Loved fireplace in lobby/breakfast area."

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

The Marlton Hotel
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