Not far from the East Village is the newly renovated Hotel 17, a chic place to stay which will not break the bank. Located at 225 East 17th Street, its centralized location puts you within a short walk of some of lower Manhattan’s hottest places, such as Gramercy Park, Greenwich Village and Washington Square Park.
Hotel 17 has been visited by a long list of celebrities, models, actors and actresses, including Madonna who actually lived at the hotel before she hit stardom. Woody Allen shot the film Manhattan Murder Mystery at Hotel 17.
Today there are 30 full-time tenants in the hotel, leaving the other 90 rooms available for temporary stays. Most rooms require guests to share the bathroom, but this inconvenience is made up by the fact that the communal bathrooms are all new, renovated with bright tiles, and kept immaculately clean by a 24/7 clean-up crew. Most rooms do have their own sink and hairdryer, though.
There is no restaurant or room service; no business or fitness center. Hotel 17 screams, “Get out and see New York!” Staying at Hotel 17 lets you keep some of your money to do all the great things you came to New York to do.