There are very few things I like more than checking into a boutique hotel in an amazing city knowing that you have an entire trip of relaxing, sightseeing, shopping, and making memories ahead of you. Ok, well maybe there are a few things I like more but there really is nothing like a beautiful boutique hotel to call home for a few days. Maybe it is the intimidatingly friendly yet bitchy front staff, the overpriced fancy shampoos that are in bottles that don’t even give you enough for one wash, the swanky bar that is filled with the most annoying and interesting people every night, or the beyond amazing design that each one uniquely has. Whatever it is – I am into boutique hotels. And I am VERY into this one. I stumbled across the Ludlow in NYC the other day when I was doing some research for places me and my BF could stay during an upcoming trip. (Don’t worry this place wasn’t in the running due to the fact that we are both young professionals and can’t quite afford this type of luxury – it is more like where can we stay for the absolute cheapest without getting murdered, mugged, or manhandled). But, none the less I had quite the time browsing through it’s pictures and imagining how glamorous I would pretend to be while waltzing down its halls late at night halfway buzzed and extremely exhausted after a day on the town.
The lobby get’s the party started what with it’s 70’s/glam/rocker/i don’t give a shit attitude, and it continues to get even better as you move into the reception area. Pretty sure this guy is intentionally not going to pay attention to me when I check in but somehow make me want to stay there even more.
The rooms are quaint and definitely small but those floor to ceiling windows and those views. GAH. Yes please.
And the bathrooms make the perfect place for you to wash off all your sins from the day. Marble Tub.. check, brass hardware.. check, magnifying vanity mirror to remind you how vain you are.. check.
And if you are feelin’ real rich, you can rent out the penthouse for a cool $1,500 a night. NBD just around the same as my tax return for a year.
It even comes complete with seats that are definitely not comfortable and look like inverted body parts. I’m into it… Hey Ludlow – if you are reading you have two very eager future hotel guests that would love to book a stay very soon. Until then I will be coveting a stay within your walls.
[Photos via Ludlow Hotel]