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The Jane Hotel - New York Hotel Where The Titanic Survivors StayedThe Jane  

In 1908 if you were a tired seadog taking a well-earned shore leave, you would stay in the Seaman's Relief Centre. Immature snickers aside, the building was built by the famous architect William A Boring and is a fine example of turn-of-the-century neoclassicism.

It once housed the traumatized survivors of the Titanic disaster. In 1944 it was taken over by the YMCA, and in the 1980s, it was a hipster hangout. Nowadays, it is a totally famous and unique place to stay. The rooms are still decorated in homage to the sailor's life while remaining modern.

The top-range rooms even have rainfall showers. The rest of the rooms are designed to be an alternative to New York's budget-destroying prices.

Restored to a selection of single and bunkbed rooms once inhabited by sailors whilst remaining hip to the max, the communal toilets and showers definitely leave this hotel in the boutique hostel hinterland.


The Jane Hotel building is a New York City landmark designated by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 2000.

The Jane Hotel Building

The Jane Hotel's building has initially housed the American Seamen's Friend Society Sailors' Home and Institute. It was designed by William A. Boring in the Georgian style and built between 1906–and 1908.

The Jane Hotel

The most notable moment in the building's history was in 1912, when they sheltered over 100 survivors of the Titanic.

The Jane Hotel's Reception

One night they gathered to sing together “Nearer, My God, to Thee” with “a mighty, roaring chorus” for a memorial service.

The Jane Front Desk
The Jane Lobby

The Jane Ballroom is created from the old auditorium, and it's adorned by heavy curtains, vintage rugs and furniture, and an extensive collection of period-appropriate decorations.

The Jane Hotel Ballroom
The Jane Hotel Mezzanine
The Jane Hotel Mezzanine Bar
The Jane Hotel Mezzanine Quirky Design

Wandering the lovingly restored corridors evokes nautical memories.

The Jane Hotel Corridor

If the Standard Cabin's looks remind you of berths on a yacht, it's no coincidence. The tiny cubicles used to house sailors for the night at a rate of 25 cents.

While prices have increased over 400-fold, it's still one of the most affordable accommodations in the West Village section of Greenwich Village.

Standard Cabin With Shared Bathroom

The Bunk Bed Cabin can fit two, and clever storage under the bed and below the window make it more practical than it looks.

Despite the space constraints - each cabin is about 50 square feet (4.6 square meters) - fresh bathrobes are provided for both occupants.

Bunk Bed Cabin

Each floor has two shared bathrooms for the guests who choose to sleep in one of the Standard Cabins.

Communal Bath

Captain's Cabin

Captain's Cabin
The Jane Hotel Captain's Cabin Bedroom
The Jane Hotel Captain's Cabin Bathroom

Captain's Cabin corner room is the top of the range with triple windows overlooking New Jersey's ever-growing skyline and the Hudson River.

The Jane, Captain's Cabin Corner Room

You won't find floor-to-ceiling windows here as in Manhattan's modern hotels. Instead, there are cozy lookouts from an intimate interior of bygone times. Every piece of furniture, lamp, and curtain is era-appropriate.

The Jane, Captain's Cabin Window
The Jane, Captain's Cabin Night View Of Hudson River
Captains Cabin View Day

Jersey City's skyline is also visible from the Captain Cabins.

Captains Cabin View Day Hudson

The Jane Rooftop Bar features vintage furniture, taxidermied animals, and stunning Hudson River views from its terrace.

The Jane Rooftop Bar
The Jane Rooftop
113 Jane Street, Greenwich Village, New York, NY 10014, USA
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