A midtown hotel room for $2.50 a night?

Not a bad deal at the Hotel Irvin, at 308 West 30th Street. Opened in 1925, the Irvin started out as an apartment house for “business women,” according to a New York Times article from January 25, 1925. “Gayety and charm are the elements the decorators sought after,” the article states. Hopefully the “all night elevator service for girls who come home late” and the “tactful woman superintendent” were not eliminated when it switched over to a hotel…I’m guessing in the 1940s.

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