Our weekly series: A Night Less Ordinary is all about finding the most weird and wonderful hotels all over the world. From a James Bond hotel room, to sleeping underwater expect the unexpected. This week, we take a step back in time for a night on a cabin in the Jane Hotel New York.
What’s the gimmick? Lovingly renovated, the Jane Hotel’s rooms are themed around the cabins on a ship, complete with galley style bunk bed rooms, brass fittings, warm colours and big mirrors, storage under over beds and buckets of bohemian history. A stay in the Jane Hotel, with its retro-uniformed staff and period design is filled with character and one that makes the most of the NYC experience.
Why Stay? The Jane Hotel was originally built with sailors in mind and each room is reminiscent of a ship’s cabin. You can choose from bunk bed cabins for a cosy, minimal travel experience or the simply perfect Captain’s Cabin. It’s something of an institution in New York, a designated landmark it’s in the heart of the Meatpacking District and only about a mile from Union Square. and hosts some pretty cool parties but is still completely affordable. The French-Moroccan themed Cafe Gitane offers up great breakfast, lunch and dinner and the hotel offers free bicycles so you can explore the killer neighbourhood, nearby High Line Park, Times Square and Theatre District by wheel-power.
The WOW factor? The Captain’s Cabin has huge beds, 300 thread count sheets, free wifi, rainfall shower heads and marble sinks. That’s on top of river views or terraces. Just gorgeous and an absolute treat for young couples who want a great value Manhattan hotel with lots of character.
Find it at 113 Jane Street in the West Village, Manhattan. Rooms start from $99 for one person in a standard cabin.