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.
*After you book, we’ll give you the name of this Hush-Hush Hotel.
How to Get There
Upon leaving hotel indigo we asked the concierge service to hail a yellow cab to JFK for us. We were a little surprised when the concierge told us it'll take 15 minutes for the cab to arrive (why, became apparent later). Before entering the cab I saw the concierge man man and the cab driver exchange dollars, and when the ride started I became little unsettled by seeing the fare didn't start. Knowing we payed $52 + tips upon our arrival to NYC I wasn't too worried. The ride went smoothly and we chit chatted with the driver, yet upon arrival to JFK, the driver asked us "so do you know the price guys?" A bit surprised I let the driver name the price and said "no,you tell me". To this the driver said "it's $68 + whatever extra you want to give", he then grabbed his own payment terminal (i.e. not curb, the terminal on the passenger side) and tried to swipe my care. Luckily my card didn't work immediately so I had time to react and say "wait a minute, we payed 52 a couple days ago". To this the driver said "it's surge pricing, but whatever man I can lower the price to 65". At this point I knew he was taking us for a fool and told him "look, we paid 52 earlier + tip, what is going on here" to this, the cab driver annoyingly said, 'whatever man, you don't know the system, know cab driver drives for that price". Suddenly a third Price, $58 appeared, now at the passenger side on Curb... We paid the 58 + tip out of fear of escalating the situation further. My girlfriend was scared, and upon evaluating the situation further it was apparent to us that the concierge had hailed a driver he knew, and had his own deal with to charge extra, and separate from the yellow cab system. This was also why it took longer for the driver to arrive. My question is, what kind of hotel attempts to cheat extra money out of its own guests? Yet alone scam them? Be safe out there people. This was a first one for us ...
This hotel is in a great location on the Lower East Side, an artsy area with lots of interesting shops and many, many restaurants. The hotel has some fun street-art-oriented art in the hallways as well as some interesting pop art installations and nicely installed walls of reclaimed items (presumably from the neighborhood streets). It is located just a 6 minute walk from the J, M, and E subway lines. There is not much of a street presence because the lobby is on the 14th floor. Rooms are above and below the lobby. Our room looked out on an alley, which while not particularly scenic had the definite advantage of being away from the considerable street noise from late-night weekend partiers. Mr. Purple is a very popular club associated with hotel and located on floor 15. It is active until 4am, and while we could not hear the club noise from our room, club patrons were staying on our floor and were extremely loud until Mr. Purple closed for the night.
When I made the reservation they said it was a busy weekend and to pay in advance to secure the room. I did. Then at check out they doubled the price and charged me again. When I pointed this out they said the rate changed while I was staying at the hotel so they had to charge me the new rate. What. A. Scam. No refund. No adjustment. Watch out for this hotel. SCAM paid literally twice what they quoted me. Luxury prize for a very loud budget hotel under construction.