Carlton Arms Hotel



160 E. 25th Street New YorkSee nearby area


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    If only these walls could talk… The Carlton Arms has gone through many incarnations during its 100 years as a hotel, from nights of subterfuge (the lobby was a speakeasy during Prohibition) to days of dereliction (as a refuge for addicts and prostitutes in the 1960s). These days the Carlton Arms feels equal parts art gallery and budget hotel.

    Artwork adorns the interiors, with murals following the walls up five flights of stairs, and into each of the tiny guest rooms and shared bathrooms (there is a small sink in each guest room). Not surprisingly, it draws an eclectic mix of Bohemian travelers, who don’t mind the rustic accommodations in exchange for big savings. Prepare to work those legs: there’s no lift.

    Our independent authors have visited Carlton Arms Hotel and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Union Square, Flatiron District & Gramercy.

    Description provided by property

    We are an independent and privately owned hotel in the heart of Manhattan. What sets us apart is the vibe and uniquely painted rooms and themes of each interior by artists currently employed and staying at the property and from around the world.
    Our rooms retain the feel and looks of a New York that has changed over the years. If you are looking for a plain room, this is not for you.
    In our unique setup we offer rooms with private baths and rooms with shared facilities.
    We provide free WiFi available throughout the building.
    NO breakfast or cooking facilities are available on the premises currently.

    Towels and linens are included.
    We do not clean your rooms while you are checked in.
    Two cats are guarding the premises 24/7.

    Please Note:

    Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

    Check in times are flexible.
    Check out before 11:00 .

    Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.

    Taxes not included 14.75% tax and $3.50 per night rate.

    Breakfast not included.
    No curfew.

    There is a sink in every room.

    We don't have TVs or phones in the rooms.
    We do not have an elevator.

    No age restrictions and all family and children are welcome.
    1981, when the hotel's manager had a complete nervous breakdown, Ed Ryan, back in New York from ten years of world traveling, inherited the job.
    'The hotel started its downward slide about 30 years ago and had reached a good groove own by 20 years ago. By the early '80s, the Carlton Arms was full with madmen, junkies,comedians, ex-cons, pushers and hookers, transvestites, drunks and nuts of all kinds, women who beat you in exchange for your pay, a new generation of hippies and life's lost and lonely. It was a place to bed down and indulge,' he explains.

    Services & facilities

    • Guest services
      • 24 Hour Reception
    • Luggage storage
      • Luggage Storage
    • Air Conditioning
      • Available
    • Wi-Fi/internet access
      • Free Internet Access
      • Free WiFi
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