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Martha Washington

29 East 29th Street | New York City, NY 10016 [See Map]
#137 in Best New York City Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating N/A Guest Rating
Property Type Hotel with 261 rooms, 12 floors
Primary View(s) City center
Style Modern
Best For Business travelers, Couples, Solo travelers
AMENITIES Internet Access, Business Center, Dining See all amenities

U.S. News Review

Formerly the King & Grove New York (and the Thirty-Thirty and the Hotel Lola), the Martha Washington is the latest iteration of this Chelsea hotel. The new name isn't that new at all: "Martha Washington" was the name of the original hotel back in 1903, when it only welcomed female guests. Today, the Martha Washington is "exclusively for everyone," inviting all New York City visitors to take advantage of its location at East 29th Street and Madison Avenue, just five blocks from the Empire State Building. Despite its historic name, the Martha Washington features a contemporary ambiance with newly updated guest accommodations sporting chic black and white color palettes with yellow, violet, navy or red accents found in pillows and blankets. Recent guests were particularly complimentary of the new look and feel of the entire hotel after its 2014 renovation. Rooms here are definitely on the small side, with standard accommodations measuring 175 to 200 square feet (and "Cozy Bedrooms" with a single twin bed clocking in at a mere 140 square feet). But each lodging option comes equipped with a flat-screen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi access and an iPod docking station. The hotel also houses a 24 hour fitness center and a 24-hour business center. Should you feel peckish, the hotel's restaurant, Marta, which opened in fall 2014, serves a variety of pizzas.

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Critic Reviews

Fodor's

“Convenient to the action without being smack in the middle of it…. The expansive lobby, with its small bar and abundance of comfortable chairs and couches, is a convenient meeting place and a good option for a drink before you head out on the town.”

Oyster.com

“This mid-range Midtown hotel [was] stylishly renovated in 2011…. [It’s] a suitable choice for those who want to plop down the bag, have a drink, and get out and see the city.”

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor.com. A total of 178 guests have reviewed the Martha Washington, giving it a rating of 4.0, on a scale of 1-5.

Guest Ratings: 4.0 (based on 178 reviews)

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Amenities

  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Parking
  • Fitness Center

Location & Parking

Martha Washington's midtown Manhattan location puts it within walking distance of the Empire State Building, the Garment District and Madison Square Park. Bus stops and access to the 4 and 6 trains are within two blocks.

  • NoMad neighborhood has been revitalized with new boutiques and bars
  • Plenty of restaurant and shopping options nearby
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping

Guest Rooms

Martha Washington's Standard Queen room combines modern style with retro accents in white, black and yellow. The hotel's building used to be a women-only single room occupancy. As such, the 175-square-foot standard rooms might feel small. The hotel also offers a "Cozy Bedroom" with a twin bed and all the other standard amenities tucked into 140 square feet.

  • Slate tiled bathrooms feature backlit mirrors
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms and public spaces
  • Rooms feature flat-screen TVs and iPod docking stations

Standard room size:

175 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Dining

Martha Washington's lobby restaurant, Marta, opened in fall 2014 and serves thin-crust pizza, meat, fish and vegetables, all cooked over open embers. Dishes use local ingredients, and the restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Room service is available from Marta as well.

  • Union Square Hospitality Group also provides room service and catering services for Martha Washington
  • Thin-crust pizza will be available 3 to 5 p.m. daily

Number of restaurants:

1

Cuisine types:

Italian
  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

Spa

Kids

Martha Washington now bills itself as "exclusively for everyone," but it doesn't appear to be designed with families in mind. However, some of its suites do include sofabeds, and cribs and high chairs are available on request.

  • Kids are likely to enjoy the thin-crust pizzas from the hotel's restaurant, Marta, available from 3 to 5 p.m. daily
  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

Martha Washington's 24-hour fitness center offers a small selection of cardio and weight equipment, as well as yoga mats.

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats

Business

Martha Washington offers more than 7,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space. The second-floor ballroom is about 2,700 square feet and can accommodate up to 200 guests.

  • No business center
  • Union Square Hospitality Group and Marta can provide catering for private functions at Martha Washington

Number of meeting rooms:

4
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

Martha Washington is a pet-friendly hotel for animals weighing 35 pounds or less. A signed waiver and a $150 nonrefundable fee are required at check-in.

  • Pets are not allowed in public areas
  • Pets cannot be left unattended in guest rooms
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting

Golf

Wedding

Martha Washington's event space features large windows with balconies and an outdoor terrace. Catering is provided by Marta, the Italian trattoria that opened in fall 2014.

  • The terrace has capacity for 77 guests for a conference, banquet or reception, or 30 for a private dinner.
  • Audiovisual technology available

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

200
  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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Martha Washington

29 East 29th Street | New York City, NY 10016 [See Full Map]