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The Jane
Ranked #294 of 468 Hotels in New York City
Reviewed 20 June 2014

You can easily spend $250 - $400 per night for a hotel in NYC. If you are traveling solo, and don't mind the shared bathroom down the hall, The Jane is perfect. The hotel, the bar, the rooftop lounge, the restaurant, the staff and the vibe is great. The rooms....are... well, very small. And that's ok with me. You basically get a small single bed, that's sort of like being on an old time steamship. The bathrooms down the hall are very clean and they give you a really nice robe and great towels. It would be impossible for two people to sleep together - in which case they do have larger rooms for 2 in the $250 price range. The location is great - and the West Village is wonderful. The staff is very friendly. I would stay here again -assuming I am traveling solo.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

When you enter through the doors of The Jane you truly feel as if you've set foot in another world and time has faded away.

The Jane used to be a hotel for sailors and you definitely get a sense of that once you walk down it's long corridors. One second you're walking on the streets of the Meatpacking District and the next you're on a boat. The doors and elevators have portholes, and your room feels like a bunk in a ship's living quarters. Your room might not be swaying back and forth, but it might be when you come stumbling back drunk to your room after you've dance the night away downstairs in their swankified ballroom.

I opted to stay in what they call a Standard Cabin. The room is less than 50 sq. feet, but that's part of the charm. It reminded me of my time in many hostels in Europe. However, this was more like a luxury hostel for people in their 20-somethings who aren't quite ready to let go of their youth, but aren't yet making enough money to stay in a true luxury hotel.

After one night at The Jane it is now my go-to hotel for my spontaneous weekend trips to the greatest city on Earth.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

I went with my 16 year old daughter for an extended weekend to NYC. The Jane offered reasonable rates, a friendly informative staff and great amenities. We went in knowing we would be in a cozy room and shared bathroom. We were pleasantly surprised with the cozy beds, great room air conditioning and the best shower ever! It is obvious that the owners of the hotel put a lot of thought into the balance of comfort and minimalism. If you are looking for fun with friends or kids, the Jane is the place to be. Don`t forget to check out the bar for its surviving parlor! Gatsby would be jealous!

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

The Jane has an amazing location - close to the highline, a few blocks from the subway, reasonably priced for a NY hotel and on a pretty cobblestone street in the west village. Lovely.
However, if you are planning on staying in a bunk room, please prepare yourself for how small they are! We are usually pretty easy going, but after a few nights in this tiny room, we were feeling claustrophobic and annoyed. (For a short stay it might be ok - especially if you arent the type that needs personal space.)
We would stay again, but only in a larger room!
Having said that, Cafe Gitane on the bottom floor was great, and the 2 bars were also a nice spot to have a drink.

Room Tip: Stay in a room that isnt a bunk cabin!
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Hayley B
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

So this hotel has, apparently, budget rooms that are quite satisfactory, but we always stay in the Captain's rooms, which are really quite wonderful. Our first visit we actually had a view, through the bay windows, of the Statue of Liberty!
The bedding is wonderful, the bathroom is really nice. This past visit was our third time staying, and it is always great.
The restaurant off the lobby seems to be a restaurant in and of itself and we absolutely love it there for breakfast or a cup of tea in the late afternoon.
Just around the corner is an Italian restaurant that they recommended, that has become our favorite restaurant as well! Malaparte, be sure to go there for supper!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

This is a difficult place to review. First of all, agree with other reviewers: the size of the rooms is part of the package and they don't try to hide it. The place was built as accommodation for sailors and apparently designed to mimic an ocean liner (although you would imagine that was the last thing a sailor would want). If you want a palatial space to relax in, go elsewhere.

Pros:
-excellent location, stumbling distance from the highline, nice shops and about 15 excellent bars & restaurants. About 10-15mins walk from the subway, which was fine for me.
-nice staff in the hotel itself - more personality than the usual drones
-it genuinely has character. The place has an interesting design & history, and this is something important for me (i appreciate it is not important for everyone).

Cons:
-the service was a bit erratic. once we came back to our room at 5pm and they hadn't made it up. We met the cleaner in the hall, and we said no problem, we're here for an hour and then off again so just come back at six - but she came off shift at 6.. after a slightly awkward conversation she then resolved to get someone else to come and do it from another floor.. all fine in the end but isn't this hotel 101 stuff? Plus they messed up ordering our taxi back to the airport so we ended up finding a yellow cab at 5.30am.. As i say, nice people just a bit all over the shop at times.
-the attached bar/restaurant, Cafe Gitane, was woeful. The food was fine, the coffee was poor, the staff were hilarious. Much more interested in their unusual haircuts than actually serving anyone. Not a massive drama in the end as it's NYC so you can get a great breakfast really easily anywhere else (i recommend Bubby's organic place just round the corner). Funny at the time though.

Overall, this hotel was fine, and decent value in New York (we stayed in one of the bigger rooms). Just a bit rough around the ages.

As an aside, there is a club attached to the hotel. Noise wasn't an issue from it, and our room was very close. Means a load of trendy types milling around on Fridays & Saturdays, but it was decent people watching and no bother.

Recommend room 201 - three windows and a bit more space than some, plus if you squint you can see the Statue of Liberty through some trees.

Room Tip: Room 201 was nice - noise from the main highway nearby wasn't an issue, and it had good light.
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

This is a great budget choice. The location, just a block from the beginning of the High Line, is excellent. Before you book you should know that the rooms are small. Tiny. Minuscule. Even for Manhattan. I stayed in a bunk bed room with shared bathroom and really, this is not a place you want to hang out and relax. But you're in New York, so why would you want to hang out in your room? Bathrooms are clean, the rooms are nicely made up with robes, slippers and drinking water.

For me one of the big perks at the hotel was the free bike usage. They are one-speed clunkers but the island is flat. It is an easy ride to the WTC site and the Brooklyn Bridge. My friend and I also rode up and across Central Park to visit some of the museums. If you have nice weather and are used to city riding (and most of the riding is on separate bike paths) this is a great way to get around. Also make sure to walk the High Line.

Breakfast in the cafe was fine - I had the fruit and granola. The coffee is good. The service staff are very friendly. And the price for the hotel is certainly right.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Address: 113 Jane Street, New York City, NY 10014-1700
Region: United States > New York > New York City > West Village , Manhattan
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in New York City
#220 Family Hotel in New York City
Price Range: £90 - £216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Jane 2*
Number of rooms: 160
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