One-of-a-kind boutique hotel pops with rotating contemporary art..
Art lovers thrill to this unique concept hotel, where emerging local and international artists are given free creative reign. All but 10 of the hotel's 51 chambers have been individually reworked to feature atmospheric murals, cutting-edge design, energetic street art and graffiti, and even installation art. Guests range from students to businessmen thanks to the hotel's convenient, prime location.
Furnishings are sleek, comfortable and specially designed to offset the surrounding, explosive artwork. Modern amenities include a television, iron, and hair dryer in each room, contemporary pullout couches in suites, and dataports and wireless access throughout. The hotel was once a Victorian boarding house; accordingly, some rooms share hallway bathrooms. All bathrooms feature old-fashioned, claw-foot tubs. Complimentary continental breakfast available.
We heard about this on an art website. Many of the rooms have been painted in murals by some pretty cool artists. We're a big fan of David Choe so we stayed in his room. It was pretty incredible. To see it go to their website and click on "rooms" then "Painted rooms".
It felt like you were stepping into the rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland when you walk in the door. It is a petite victorian throughback right in the middle of Union Square. Cablecars and the Chinatown gates are right there.
You'll get a comfortable, clean, well decorated room, friendly hip staff and a great location. They do have wireless Internet. But, don't expect room service or a valet. The nice thing is you don't pay for any of that stuff either. This is a ridiculously reasonable experience.
Unbelievable value, hippest hotel I've ever seen.
This place is unlike any hotel I've ever seen. Our room was painted floor to ceiling by a fairly well known artist, Eric Orr. We asked to see a couple of other rooms too and they were each done by a different artist. The quality of the work is impressive. It's like living in a modern art museum.
Oh, and the hotel too: great location, nice staff, clean, ridiculously inexpensive, free breakfast, etc.
Please, put these in other cities too.
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