In just the last five years what had been a gritty no-man’s land of wholesale clothing and accessory stores has been transformed into a chic hotel corridor. And the Paul let’s visitors stay in this (now) restaurant- and nightlife-rich area for far less than what you’d pay at the Nomad (see above) or Ace Hotel. The Paul also has taken some style-cues from its neighbors, creating chic (if small) spaces for guests with kicky window treatments, featuring a stylized water tower-laden cityscape; textured wallpaper; Keurig coffee makers; handsome, framed paintings of the city on the walls; workable desks; and pillowtop beds swathed in white-duvets. For families there are bunk-bed rooms, with attached queen-bedded rooms. Though there’s no on-site gym, guests get free passes to the very well-equipped Blink gym down the street (including entry to their fitness classes). Heck the hotel even gives discounts to people whose names include some derivation of Paul (something I personally appreciate!). The only downer here is the air freshener that’s sprayed into hallways above the elevators (lucky that ugly chemical smell doesn’t make it into the guestrooms).
. www.thepaulnyc.com. [tel].
- Pauline Frommer