Photo by myself outside the Gershwin Hotel, at 27th Street and Fifth Avenue.
The Gershwin Hotel is an arty, reasonably priced small hotel north of the Flatiron District. The one-of-a-kind light fixtures are hard to miss, recalling the sculptural forms of the architect Antoni Gaudi.
The Gershwin is just steps away from the Empire State Building and the Museum of Sex. The Flatiron District and Madison Square Park are a few blocks south.
I didn't realize until now that the hotel is also considered a youth hostel. There are rooms with bunk beds where those traveling on a budget can split the cost of a room with others.
Note: This hotel has received mixed reviews. Please do some research before booking a room.
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