REVIEW

The Larchmont

A classy throwback, offering a lobby with dark furniture and windowed counters.

By Heather Eng, Wednesday, Dec 17, 2008, 7:16 PM

The Larchmont

The Larchmont

About this Hotel

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.

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