6. The triangular Liberty Inn is the one of the last by-the-hour hotel in NYC

Liberty Hotel West Side Highway
The Liberty Inn.

On an unassuming corner of West Street and 15th Street, the Liberty Inn is an oddly-shaped triangular building and a remnant of the Meatpacking District‘s former days as a shipping port and seafaring center. Built in 1906 by poultry wholesalers as the Strand Hotel, the hotel got its current name in 1969. The hotel features a red awning with ‘LIBERTY’ scrawled across the front in a faux-cursive type. It occupies its own block on the Hudson River, and it is no more than three feet wide at its thinnest point.

The Liberty Inn is an hourly hotel, meaning it rents its rooms out at an hourly rate as one of the city’s last “romance hotels.” The hotel contains upscale Amour rooms with dramatic ceilings, wall murals, and colorful lights, while Romantic Interlude rooms feature a two-person jacuzzi tub. Until 1986, the hotel housed The Anvil, a gay club on the first floor. Now, the Liberty Inn is within walking distance to The Whitney, Chelsea Market, and many other popular Chelsea spots.