Born the Hotel Earle in 1902 as a small 8 story residential hotel in New York’s fashionable Greenwich Village.
Photo courtesy of the Wurts Bros. collection, the Museum of the City of New York
We reached our current size in 1917 with the addition of a 3 story building on the corner of Waverly and MacDougal.
photo courtesy of the wurts bros. collection, the museum of the city of new york
On his first tour of the United States, Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas checked in to the WSH. Thomas liked his new location because of the easy-going staff and its proximity to his favorite Greenwich Village bars.
Albert King stayed with us when he played the local clubs in Greenwich Village. An extraordinary talent, “The Velvet Bulldozer” influenced the likes of Eric Clapton, Mike Bloomfield, Joe Walsh and Mick Taylor.