If you’re planning a trip to New York alone or with friends, the Jane Hotel might be a great housing tip for those who are not fan of hostels.
Let me describe this place as best as possible 😉
What’s the history behind the Jane Hotel?
Built in 1908 by the famous Ellis Island building architect, Jane Hotel was initially designed for sailors in transit while in New York. This is the reason why the rooms, or as they call it cabins, are rather unusual. In 2008, to celebrate its 100 years’ anniversary, the building was classified as a landmark.
For the story, in 1912, Titanic survivors stayed at the hotel until the end of the investigation. To pay tribute, the crew who survived the tragedy organized a memorial at the hotel four days after the sinking.
How’s the Jane hotel designed?
Just like I mentioned earlier, since it was created for sailors in transit, it is designed just like a ship with cabins.
As a matter of fact, if you walk in the hallways and enter your room then you’ll really feel like you have embarked on a ship without being ever seasick!!! 🙂
What about the rooms?
All 156 rooms at the Jane Hotel are small but functional.< There are 3 types of rooms: - Single bedrooms:
– Rooms with bunk beds for 2, a great way to share a room with a friend:
– Double size bedrooms.
There’s always a small window in each room, a decent size one, as a reminder that you’re on a boat 🙂
Shared bathrooms are located in the hallway for most rooms except for double bedrooms.
The hotel also offers amenities including: free wireless Internet access, cable television & DVD player, air-conditioned rooms and multi-lingual staff.
You can even borrow their bikes to visit the city:
What facilities and services are available for this hotel?
The hotel invites you to visit these 2 locations even if you’re not staying at the Jane: the Jane Ballroom and Old Rose.
The Jane Ballroom is both a bar and a tea parlor beautifully decorated with eastern accents. How about sipping an afternoon tea comfortably seated on a leather couch?
A bar is located on the side of the room, designed with wood and dim lights. I can easily imagine sailors saying: “Double Scotch please!” There is no doubt that this place has an historic past!!!
Finally, you have the Old Rose located independently in the same building. You don’t have to stay at the Jane Hotel to enjoy the restaurant.
You can eat your breakfast, lunch or dinner there, with an Italian menu with a beautiful setting.
Room rates at the Jane Hotel
The rate for one single occupancy room is around $100 (90 euros) per night.
For a room for 2 people with a bunk bed, it’s around $115 (105 euros) per night.
For a double occupancy room, it’s around $250 (230 euros) per night.
Any additional tips?
Personally, the good hotel tip with the Jane Hotel is some rooms are equipped with bunk beds at decent rates!!
If you decide to travel with your best friend, I really think that the Jane Hotel is an excellent choice especially if it’s located in the Meatpacking District 🙂
Then, if you’re traveling alone and don’t want to be in a hostel, the Jane Hotel might be a good alternative if you book a single occupancy room!!!
Where’s the Jane Hotel located?
The hotel is located in the trendy neighborhood called the Meatpacking District right across the Hudson River and New Jersey.
The street might be a little busy since it’s a main road to head uptown or downtown in Manhattan. Although, have no fear, the hotel is soundproofed! 😉
Address: 113 Jane St, New York, NY 10014
jane Hotel is an option you may want to consider if you’re searching for a ideally located place to stay. I think that what I like the most is its history!
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