Pied a terre in Meatpacking Anyone?

Someday I will leave New York City.  Well, as a residence, not necessarily in spirit.  Further, I may continue to work in New York City long after I cease to reside here.  I have often thought about owning a pied a terre so that I can spend some weekends here.  But owning property in New York City is a huge headache, not to mention expensive.  To be honest, staying a hotel at $250 – $350 a night is probably still less expensive than owning if you only come in on weekends and if you take into account other expenses like utilities, cable TV, and internet.

If all you need is a clean place to lay your head, in a location that is convenient to dining and nightlife, then the answer may be the Jane Hotel.  The Jane Hotel has rooms starting at just $99, but what they lack in space they make up for in character.

The Jane Hotel is located at 113 Jane Street, just a few blocks away from the heart of the Meatpacking District.  The hotel has swanky 20’s style bar/lounge as well as a cafe in the lobby.  For $99, you get a great deal but you don’t get a private bathroom.  Instead, there is a communal bathroom on every floor that is very clean and inviting.

Jane Lounge

The Jane Hotel may not be a great fit for those that are high maintenance or if you like to spend hours in the bathroom getting ready.  But if you are looking for a way to spend more time in NYC without the headaches of driving, parking, and paying top dollar for a room that you are barely in, then this could be the answer for you.  You should note that the Jane Hotel also has larger rooms available for more money, so its not like you can only stay in a shoebox.  That said, someday I may to call that shoebox my home away from home.

Bright Lights, Big City.

Hotel Clerk

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