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Arthouse Hotel

by Lauren Dana Ellman
Photo: Courtesy of the property
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Arthouse Hotel is located on Broadway and West 77th in Manhattan's tony Upper West Side neighborhood. Housed in a century-old building, this stylish property offers a serene escape from the city's hustle and bustle with its warm, inviting ambiance and incredible retro-inspired design details. Ahead, our full review. 

What You Need to Know

The Look of Arthouse Hotel 

It's All in the Details

Upon entering the cozy lobby, guests will feel as if they've stepped back in time thanks to a 1920s-era vintage elevator and an original antique fireplace. You can also expect specially commissioned artwork, a library, and plenty of plush seating where you can people-watch. The lobby bar, aptly named Arthouse Bar is perfect for mixing, mingling, and sipping cocktails. Adjacent to the bar is the Piano Lounge, which boasts velvet banquette seating and a bright-red piano. 

While rooms and suites are on the smaller side (between 240 and 450 square feet; though most clock in at under 300 square feet), they're outfitted with sleek furnishings and artwork, as well as expansive industrial-style windows that let in plenty of natural light. Some accommodations even feature private outdoor balconies with seating, as well as stunning views of Central Park, the Hudson River, or the surrounding skyline.

The Vibe at Arthouse Hotel

Cozy and homey are two words we'd use to describe the vibe here. Since the property also attracts locals for its on-site drinking and dining offerings, it really does feel like your fashionable friend's pied-a-tier.

Who Will Love Arthouse Hotel

Design-forward travelers looking for a locals-approved, laid-back stay — that is, away from tourist-heavy spots like Times Square — will love it here. 

Who Might Not Love Arthouse Hotel 

First-time visitors to Manhattan may opt to stay in a more central area of the city. Also, families and groups should seek accommodations elsewhere as the rooms are quite small (and thus may feel cramped for parties larger than two). 

Best Amenity at Arthouse Hotel

Arthouse Hotel offers live music every evening except Mondays and Tuesdays from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Cozy up with a cocktail as you listen to musicians sing, play piano, or strum on the guitar. 

Money Matters

What's Included at Arthouse Hotel

Guests gain access to the on-site bar and unlimited use of the gym (open 24 hours) and business center. Also, rooms are equipped with coffee makers, wifi, and bottled water. 

Fees & Extra Costs You Should Know About at Arthouse Hotel

The property charges an "urban fee" of $39 per night plus tax, which includes all of the aforementioned amenities plus local and domestic phone calls.

How to Get a Deal at Arthouse Hotel

Check the offers tab for a complete list of current deals, promotions, and packages. The property also offers discounts to AAA and AARP members. 

Getting There

In the Neighborhood of Arthouse Hotel

Two restaurants, Serafina (which serves Italian cuisine like pizza and pasta in an upscale setting) and RedFarm (an acclaimed Chinese eatery known for its dim sum offerings), are connected to the hotel. Several famous attractions — including the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park, and Lincoln Center — are also within walking distance, as are a slew of noteworthy bars and restaurants like Zabar's, Jacob's Pickles, and Levain Bakery. 

Nearest Airport to Arthouse Hotel

LGA is around 10 miles from the property. JFK and EWR are also nearby (about 19 and 17 miles away, respectively). 

Nearest Public Transportation to Arthouse Hotel

Arthouse Hotel is a three-minute walk from the 79th St. subway stop and a five-minute walk from the 72nd St. station, making it a breeze to get around and explore NYC. 

The Bottom Line

For a stylish stay that's a bit off the beaten path, look no further than this Upper West Side property.

It's All in the Details