Inn at Irving Place

Inn at Irving Place

56 Irving Pl., New York, NY 10003

Two adjoining town houses comprise this unassuming Victorian inn, housed in an 1834 brownstone just south of historic Gramercy Park. The look—floral-print couches, tasseled lampshades, egg-and-dart molding, and dark-wood armoires—is granny chic, and there's even a tiny harmonium in the check-in lounge. Named after neighborhood notables such as Edith Wharton and Gilded Age architect Stanford White, the nine bedrooms have antique sconces and copper bar-tops and sinks; around the corner in a separate building, the inn also offers three one-bedroom residences, with full kitchens, separate living rooms, and bedrooms. The candlelit tea salon, Lady Mendl's, is a charmingly dainty venue for afternoon gossip. The quiet location, a short walk from Union Square, is hard to beat, and although the inn has no restaurant, there are plenty of excellent ones nearby: Casa Mono, Mario Batali's corner tapas boîte, is literally next door, and the legendary Gramercy Tavern is four blocks away.

 


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