Price From $119
'Hood Greenwich Village, but five blocks away from Union Square, a busy shopping district that's home to artisans, street performers, and the Greenmarket, a famous farmer's market.
First Impression The Larchmont strives to be a classy throwback, offering a lobby with dark furniture and windowed counters. But it can look a little rough during check-in and checkout times, when the lobby is sometimes crammed with luggage.
The Rooms No-frills rooms are outfitted with basic bedspreads, light pink walls, and rattan furniture that carries a faint whiff of the Caribbean. Rooms have sinks, but bathrooms are shared. One exception: There is a family room that sleeps a family of four and that has a private bathroom.
Plus The Larchmont feels safe and secure. New guests have to be buzzed into the lobby; once they've checked in, lodgers receive their own set of keys and can enter through a separate hall.
Minus The modest rooms and shared bathrooms are reminiscent of dormitories.
Free Wi-Fi? Yes, in the lobby, café, and some of the rooms.
Credit Cards Accepted AmEx, MC, Visa.
Details Doubles from $119.