"A little bit Tom Waits, a
little bit B-52's, a little bit Jim Jarmush ("Mystery Train"),
a little bit "Pee Wee's Playhouse."
merely a bohemian-dive hotel but a constantly evolving conceptual
art-project, the Carlton Arms boasts some of the most striking
quarters in Manhattan"
ain't no Holiday Inn, but it's good art: rooms of it. It might
be the perfect place for a very dirty weekend."
Sharkey, Sunday Times
a riot of visual cacophony-each room is a site-specific installation,
each hallway a trip through somebody else's dreamspace"
Carlton Arms, where the atmosphere suggests a set from a Tennessee
Williams play, a Fellini movie and a Kerouac novel."
"Trust a host of foreign students
and travelers to have discovered this Gramecy hideout where
up-and-coming artists from all over the globe take their talent
to the walls."
"It's the cheapest,
hippest deal in town."
"Through word of mouth
and by advertising to a thrifty European clientele, the
Carlton Arms has become a watering hole for arty eccentrics,
a kind of downscale Chelsea Hotel for the 90s."
Morales , The