Astor Place Theatre is a historic 19th-century venue that has served as a proving ground for up-and-coming artists. Since 1991, the venue has featured performances by the world-famous Blue Man Group. The theatre is nestled within the vibrant East Village neighborhood, which bustles with young professionals, New York University students and artists; and offers street-level shopping, independent movie houses, dozens of restaurants and vibrant nightlife. Astor Place Theatre is also steps away from several hotels that are as eclectic as the surrounding neighborhood.
The Bowery Hotel is an upscale boutique property within three blocks of the Astor Place Theatre. The hotel is steps away from the EastVille Comedy Club, which features performances from top comics; and restaurants, bars and vibrant nightlife on Second Avenue. Guest rooms feature contemporary wood furnishings, floor-to-ceiling windows, rain shower heads, DVD players and iPod docks. Hotel amenities consist of complimentary bicycles, Wi-Fi access and a film library, while dining options include a lobby bar and gourmet dining at Gemma Restaurant.
Cooper Square Hotel
Cooper Square Hotel is a modern hotel that is within one block of the Astor Place Theatre. The hotel is steps away from New York University, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art; and Astor Place Subway station, which provides access to Union Square and historic Grand Central Terminal. Accommodations include European-New York themed guest rooms featuring minimalist contemporary furnishings, iPod docks, DVD players, cordless phones and wall-to-wall windows with panoramic Manhattan views. Amenities consist of a fully-stocked library that offers books and rare films as well as relaxing sofas and a fireplace; in-room spa service, the use of iPods with customized playlists and Faustina restaurant, which serves black truffle risotto, octopus and glazed pork.
St. Marks Hotel
St. Marks Hotel is a budget-friendly offering that overlooks the bustling Saint Marks Place. The area around the hotel attracts revelers around-the-clock, due to its range of cheap eats, bars and street-level shops which offer everything from adult novelties to fashion accessories. Hotel accommodations consist of standard guest rooms with DirecTV satellite programming and private bathrooms. Hotel amenities include an on-site Ray’s Pizzeria and St. Mark’s Hotel Pub, which offers bar food and affordable drinks. The hotel is housed in a pre-war building which does not have an elevator.
Washington Square Hotel
The Washington Square Hotel is a French-inspired boutique property that is within a half-mile of Astor Place Theatre. The hotel is situated on a quiet section of Waverly Place in the fashionable Greenwich Village neighborhood. The property is steps away from Washington Square Park, which offers a central fountain, playgrounds, street performers and Washington Square Arch; high-end retail on Broadway and vibrant nightlife. Accommodations range from standard rooms with Art Deco-style furnishings and complimentary Wi-Fi access to spacious “Executive King” rooms featuring enclosed showers with body jets and city- or Washington Square Park- views. Hotel amenities include complimentary continental breakfast; spa services and gourmet dining at the North Square Restaurant and Lounge.
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