I think I could get used to living in a hotel, at least for a few weeks. During our stay in NYC we are staying in Chelsea at The Maritime Hotel. The neighborhood is very trendy, full of celebrity chef restaurants, shopping, and hip hotels. The hotel’s vintage nautical theme starts in the lobby with navy blue carpets, velvet and vinyl fabrics, porthole windows, and lots of boats. I spent many mornings working in these comfy chairs and people watching.
Our room is compact and styled down to every detail. Again, I love the porthole
window and all of the fabrics, it feels like we are staying aboard a ship.
I have taken advantage of room service a few times. The only carb that I am allowed to
eat right now is oatmeal so I ordered some for breakfast one day.
The mini bar is stocked with Dean & Deluca specialties, I was going to try the cashews but
I looked at the price list and the cashews were $14, a little much for a nut if you ask me!
The bathroom is tiny but the lighting and the white marble make it feel larger.
I love the green circle tiles…
All of the bathroom amenities are from C.O. Bigelow
, I love the lavender peppermint lotion…
Downstairs is a restaurant call La Bottega, I have had breakfast and lunch there a few times
this week. You can see it from our room, the outdoor patio is really cute.
You can also see the Chelsea Market from our room, it is right across the street. It is filled with
bakeries, shops, and restaurants. I am going to feature more from the Chelsea Market tomorrow
for this month’s installment of 10 on 10 so make sure to come back. (P.S. The big brick building
with the 24 hour parking sign that you can see right next to the hotel is the Google office
that Chris has been working out of, pretty quick commute!)
We were thinking about staying at the hotel next door, a newly remodeled hotel called The Dream
. It was appealing because of the roof top pool but it turns into a huge night club at night and that is not really our scene. We did go up to the roof to check the pool and the bar out one night…
The pool is only 4 feet deep and you can see into the lobby of the hotel from the bottom of the pool which is totally nuts. We must have stopped by between the sun crowd and the club crowd because the place was empty. I am kind relieved that we didn’t stay here because I don’t think I would be cool enough, ha!
We walked to another trendy hotel in our neighborhood one called The Standard
. They have a bar on the top floor so we decided to go up for a drink. I felt like I was on the set of a movie. All of the waitresses and bar staff were dressed in vintage costumes and the decor was crazy.
The view was totally worth seeing so I am glad we went up. Here is Chris with the skyline
behind him, the tallest building with the yellow lights is The Empire State Building.
I decided to cheat on my diet and order a cocktail, since it’s NYC I decided
to get a Cosmo in honor of my girls from Sex in the City.
It was cool to see the skyline change and all of the lights come out as the sun went down…
This is a shot to the south, you can see the Hudson River and the new World Trade Center,
it is the tallest tower with all of the lights on.
Well I hope you liked the tour of my hotel and my neighborhood here in NYC. I will be back tomorrow with more details and pictures from Chelsea Market.