The Girls Guide to NYC
by Alexis Swerdloff
Photo: Chris Sanchez
Warwick New York Hotel
65 W. 54th St., 212-247-2700, Midtown West, Manhattan
The scene on Girls: In the pilot episode, Hannah's parents stay at the Warwick while in town to tell their daughter that they are cutting off their financial support. Hannah shows up at her parents' hotel room to try to convince them that this is a terrible idea, but what's really terrible is that she passes out in the middle of her impassioned plea for funding.
The scene in real life: Built by newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst in 1926, the hotel was erected to host his Hollywood friends visiting New York. In 1966, the Beatles famously stayed at the hotel on their first trip to the United States. These days, celebrities have been replaced by parents of Greenpoint hipsters (à la the Horvaths), thanks to the Warwick's Midtown location and elegant, low-key glamour.