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Life Hotel New York

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Once the legendary home of LIFE Magazine and a cherished creative hub for iconic figures like Norman Rockwell, Charles Gibson, and John Ames Mitchell, among others, The Life Hotel has fair claim as one of New York City's most storied accommodations. Boasting 98 thoughtfully designed guest rooms and suites, the hotel exudes a mid-century vibe with Life Magazine photography adorning its walls and paying homage to the various decades of the 20th century.

History

Our Beaux-Arts building was designed by Carrère and Hastings—the firm that gave us New York Public Library's 42nd Street branch and the Frick Museum. Built in 1895 at 19 West 31st Street, between Broadway and Fifth Avenue, our hotel has a storied past including being the first home to LIFE Magazine until 1936. The limestone and red brick building has large windows framing a cherub holding a pen, surrounded by symbols of the arts: musical instruments, paintbrushes, and a notepad. Beneath each window is the word “Life”—for the photo journalistic publication that once was headquartered here.

Life Hotel exterior

Stay In Style

Enjoy an urban escape at Life Hotel! Embracing all styles from the 20th century, our hotel not only provides an elevated look and feel but also a nostalgic comfort that suits travel of all kinds. And isn't comfortable style the best kind?

Life Hotel room

Accommodations

Classic Queen

Classic Queen

A cozy yet airy room with vintage details including a queen-sized brass bed, mid-century bare bulb chandelier and decorative wall trimmings. This room features a working desk and a bathroom adorned in marble with elevated brass fixtures. 183 sq ft.

Classic King

Classic King

A light and bright room with vintage details including a king-sized brass bed and a mid-century bare bulb chandelier illuminating the space. Decorative wall trimmings and a bathroom adorned in marble with elevated brass fixtures. 183 sq ft.

Deluxe King

Deluxe King

A spacious and bright room with vintage details including a king-sized brass bed and a mid-century bare bulb chandelier illuminating the space. Decorative wall trimmings and a bathroom adorned in marble with elevated brass fixtures. 226 sq ft.

Deluxe Two Queens

Deluxe Two Queens

Perfect for two or four guests, this spacious room has vintage details including two queen-sized brass beds and a mid-century bare bulb chandelier illuminating the space. Decorative wall trimmings and a bathroom adorned in marble with elevated brass fixtures. 248 sq ft.

Executive Junior Suite

Deluxe Junior Suite King with Futon

This studio apartment-like suite has vintage details including a king-sized brass bed, pull-out futon and a mid-century bare bulb chandelier illuminating the space. Decorative wall trimmings and a bathroom adorned in marble with elevated brass fixtures. 248 sq ft.

Specials & Offers

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