Completed in 1908, the American Seaman’s Friend Society Sailors’ Home and Institute was designed by William A. Boring, the architect renowned for Ellis Island’s immigrant station. Originally built as a hotel for sailors with cabin-like rooms, the landmarked hotel was lovingly restored on its centennial in 2008.
In 1912, the survivors of the Titanic stayed at the hotel until the end of the American Inquiry into the ship’s sinking. The surviving crew held a memorial service at the hotel four days after the ship sank.
Famous for its young clientele, the establishment offers small rooms, great deals and unbeatable location.
Don’t forget to check out the hotel’s restaurant – Café Gitane – and the bar on the ground floor.
PS: Some of the rooms have communal bathrooms. So make sure you ask before booking your stay.