Exploring New York City’s The Marcel at Gramercy hotel.
The Marcel at Gramercy is located near the West Village, Greenwich Village and Chelsea. It’s farther away from Midtown Manhattan and a lot less touristy. The building adjacent to the hotel was actually a college dorm building! The Marcel is actually a sister hotel to The Moderne Hotel that we stayed in.
The Marcel is larger than the Moderne at 136 rooms. It definitely didn’t feel as intimate as the Moderne with a larger staff, larger lobby, two elevators (instead of one) and higher floors.
We stayed in one of the Marcel’s Superior Rooms with a King Bed. It was plenty big for what we needed. Because, really, if you’re in New York City, you just need a place to rest your head at night before you head out for another day of adventure in the city! Our room was also a corner room, so we had lots of light shining in and we felt like we were experiencing the city just by laying in bed with the views of all of the buildings and streets below.
Since the Moderne and the Marcel are sister hotels, I’m going to do a little more comparing between the two especially since they were pretty comparable in price, too. The room decor was better and in better shape than the Moderne, however the bathroom wasn’t as nice. If you ask me, I would rather have a nicer bathroom. The staff at the desk wasn’t as personable either, but that is because it is a bigger boutique hotel. They did, however, give us great advice for which trains to take before we left for the day. Loved having a doorman, too!
The lounge at the Marcel was a lot bigger than the one in the Moderne and it had tons of seating. There was also a very large terrace on the 10th floor to enjoy the sunshine! They had a $12 continental breakfast offered in the mornings, but we opted for breakfast at a coffee shop in the city.
The one downside of this hotel was that we found it to be a little louder at night with sirens and horns throughout the night. It was nothing that disturbed us after a long day in the city though. I can see why they left ear plugs in the room, though!
Overall, we would stay at the Marcel again, but it wasn’t as ideal of a location as the Moderne. We mainly explored lower Manhattan while staying at the Marcel, aiming to see Battery Park, One Trade Center, Greenwich Village and Chelsea. That meant a 3.5 mile walk from the Marcel to Battery Park. Needless to say, we rode the subway back to the hotel. Our feet were angry with us. Haha!
All of that said, it was nothing that the Marcel could have changed. It was a lovely location to stroll the residential and working streets in Gramercy. Now, scroll down to enjoy the photographs of the hotel!
This was not a sponsored post. I received a discounted rate for the hotel, but otherwise I paid out of my own pocket and I’m just sharing my experience. All opinions are my own. Please read my disclosure policy for further information.