What We Love
- A stylish stay at an award-winning Manhattan hotel with a popular restaurant and barShopping till you drop, at pop-ups and vintage stores
- Having dozens of restaurants and bars at your fingertips, plus a popular one right here
- Crashing in a clean, crisp, contemporary accommodation, with luxury linens
What To Know
- Grab a cocktail at rooftop Mr. Purple, one of the LES' hippest restaurant/bars
- Pets are allowed for a $50 fee (one dog or cat per room)
- All rooms have Frette linens, C.O. Bigelow bath amenities, and locally sourced minibars
As far as NYC gastronomy, nightlife, art and entertainment are concerned, it’s hard to beat the Lower East Side. From housing immigrants in the early 20th century, this neighborhood has transformed into a different kind of international hub, boasting everything from a Japanese boutique to taquerías to iconic Katz’s Delicatessen. Nowhere but here can you hop from the 1900s apartments of the Tenement Museum to the cutting-edge galleries of the New Museum in the morning, then spend the afternoon perusing high-end consignment stores, have dinner at an Argentinean steakhouse, and get dessert at a gluten-free bakery.
For your stay, pick a hotel that caters to travelers from near and far. This award-winning getaway is proud to serve as a comfortable, convenient and appropriately stylish base, among some of the best restaurants and nightspots. (It even has a popular eatery and bar of its own.) With a sleek bath, an HDTV and luxurious bedding, your room will be a fresh, modern retreat, after your full day of sightseeing, shopping, dining and drinking – and a lovely place to rest up for another. That is, if you don’t spend the night dancing on a local rooftop.
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How to Get There
Conflicted on how to review. The hotel is perfectly fine, finishes are quality and newish, beds are decent, rooms are clean. Staff was generally friendly. Location is pretty good. Immediate streets around the hotel have a lot of gimmicky restaurants and bars, but there's plenty of good stuff within easy walking distance. Weird layout, with lobby in the middle of the hotel, and long odd hallways, but quirks like that aren't unusual in Manhattan.
However, the general atmosphere just wasn't to my taste. I've stayed in Indigos in the US and Europe, and have appreciated the effort to give a mid-range brand some panache and style closer to a boutique hotel. But this place has a vibe more akin to a party hostel in Central Europe. There are garish decorations. The club on the 15th floor deck is out of control. It uses the same elevators as the hotel, so once afternoon hits on a nice day, you'll be riding the lifts with loud drunks. As the day wears on, it gets worse. We actually had to show our room keys to bypass a line to enter the building at 5 pm on a Saturday, and needless to say when we came back from dinner and drinks at midnight, it was absolute chaos - half of Long Island seemed to be up there, trying to hook up. The view is lovely, but it doesn't seem to be an amenity that hotel patrons can take advantage of, at least on a weekend evening. It can also be loud in the rooms, from the club on the deck as well as the street - I'd mention you'd like a quiet room at check-in or beforehand if you are there on what might be a busy evening.
This hotel would be ideal for a group of twenty-somethings sharing a room who are ready to party. For others, it might be better to look elsewhere.
This was my second choice hotel for a visit in April. After attempting to check in at my first choice I quickly realized it was not right and came directly here. They accommodated my reservation and we’re beyond helpful. I loved the room I loved the amenities. I do have to say that this is a hotel probably for younger travelers looking to party. I did not encounter any staff that I found less than lovely but I definitely feel like this is not necessarily a five star or a business traveler hotel. But again the front desk staff and the door staff were extremely helpful. I would stay again if I were traveling with a group of friends and planning to have a night out.
Arrived on a very busy Saturday afternoon. Long line of younger people going up to the nightclub / rooftop bar on 15th floor. Took us a while to be able to get up to the lobby on the 14th ( really should separate the access for hotel guests). However there was a very nice welcome with glasses of prosecco. We were upgraded to a corner king room on the 20th floor. View over Manhattan in 3 directions was amazing. Noise from the bar was limited. Room was spacious and comfortable with a great shower. Bottle of wine and chocolates were a very nice touch. A bit of a trek from midtown (50 minutes to an hour walking and 30+ by Uber) but in a very cool Lower East Side location with great restaurants and bars all around. Also walking to places like Empire State Building and the High Line we were able to see areas of Manhattan we would have otherwise missed. Only slight negative was on our last day when we visited the rooftop bar, bought drinks but then were asked to move as the table we sat at 'was needed for guests'. But otherwise highly recommended.
Stayed here in late May 2018 and had a very nice stay. After some deliberation, I got allocated a twin room on the 5th floor, which was large by New York standards. The bar on the 15th floor gets very busy over Friday and Saturday's and is open until 4am. Be warned! Having previously stayed at the Ludlow Hotel across the street, I much prefer the Indigo.
The area has a really cool vibe and there some great eateries and bars within close walking distance, plus great shopping in Soho.
This review is a little late. I stayed here with my wife in January of 2017. At the time we were living in Philadelphia and made a weekend trip up to the City. As an IHG Elite member, I always look for the Indigo branded hotels as I prefer their design and ambience. The Lower East Side location is perhaps the best one we have stayed in. The staff are super friendly. And the property exudes modern luxury. We stayed in one of the upper corner units and it was worth the premium cost. The views were stunning. We brought our dog and that was no issue. The bar area is very hip and clearly a popular destination in the local nightlife scene. Since we are still relatively young, it was perfect. However, I could see this being less than ideal for older couples or families with children. Parking is a pain and what's available is expensive but that's the norm for the area. I will certainly consider staying here again on any future NYC trips.