Rita Paul hand-painted tiles hang in the entrance hall, and some accent the floor of the North Square restaurant. More of her tile art brings life to the lobby walls, giving the hotel a Bohemian feel.
A series of paintings on tiles (some copies of famous canvases, some black and white images of classic film stars, some abstract) that now hang in the hotel and restaurant.
A haven for writers and artists for more than a century, the Washington Square Hotel, located at Waverly and MacDougal Streets, just off the northwest corner of Washington Square Park, occupies a unique place in Greenwich Village’s history. The hotel facilities include 150 guestrooms, a renovated lobby with unique art works, 24-hour front desk service, fitness room, lobby bar and the highly-acclaimed North Square Restaurant & Lounge. Complimentary wireless internet access is available in the lobby and lobby bar.
The Washington Square Hotel was built in 1902 as a residential hotel named the Hotel Earle after its first owner, Earle S. L’Amoureux. The hotel occupied a single, eight-story, In 1903 an eight-story and basement building thereon as an addition to the Hotel Earle and connected with the original building at number 103. In 1912, a ninth floor was added and in 1917, the adjoining three-story building was acquired bringing the hotel to MacDougal Street at the northwest corner of picturesque Washington Square Park.”