Hotel On Rivington
What We Love
- Original modern design, from the igloo-like entryway to the slick lobby
- Co-Op, serving modern comfort food, and tacos-and-tequila hotspot Viktor and Spoils are both on the premises
- Floor-to-ceiling windows that remind you you’re in the epicenter of it all
- Free coffee, tea and wine service in the private guest lobby from 6 am to 6 pm
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What To Know
- Check-in is upstairs at the lobby on the second floor
- The hotel is popular with the young party set crowd
- Room service is from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Artist Marcel Wanders’ mod “eggtrance” sets the tone of this contemporary party pad, where sleek furnishings complement the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Rivington Street and, further out, the spire of One World Trade Center. Each guest rooms’ loft-like feel is underscored by low lying platform beds that face out toward the room’s expansive windowed walls, geometric furnishings, and swiveling flat screen TVs. All bathrooms come with luxe Davines toiletries and many feature showers that double as steam rooms and partially-exposed glass that peeks onto the street scene below—a voyeuristic staple of many sultry downtown stays. For stunning city views, book a High Floor King Balcony room, which offers south-facing views toward Wall Street and One World Trade Center. The in-house Co-Op restaurant serves the kind of playful comfort fare—ginger fried chicken; truffle mac n’ cheese—meant to be shared over more than a few cocktails under an installation of scene-y celebrity portraits. Equally buzzy is Viktor and Spoils, a taqueria-cum-tequila bar whose walls are lined with backlit stripes of Jarritos soda bottles. Head down to the the lobby lounge for the hotel’s free wine every day and to shoot a game of pool before exploring the vibrant Lower East Side.
In the Area
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum has quickly become one of the most famous museums in all of New York, recreating the lives of actual immigrants on the Lower East Side in a brutally honest, oddly inspirational way. Then explore its trendier present by browsing the sustainable-chic duds at Reformation or the buttoned up skater threads at Feltraiger. Head to the prime people-watcher’s pub, Spitzer’s Corner, to chow down on a Kobe burger paired with a selection of 40-some craft brews. Then dance the night away at the adjacent Pianos, a grungy, three-room dance bar and music venue in a former piano shop. The next morning, recover over brunch at Sons of Essex, the scenester speakeasy located behind a (working) deli front.
How to Get There
I had issues right after my arrival, I spoke to the reception, and they asked me to send an email to the manager, I sent it 3 times, no reply!
Here's the text of the email sent to the manager, that explains everything.
My name is Patrizio Baldereschi, and I booked the hotel on Rivington for 12 nights.
I arrived last night as planned ( oct 26th ), I was tired, it was late, I had dinner and I went straight to bed.
Unfortunately ( for me) I woke up many times during the night, because of the noises, all night long.
At 5 am, I got up and it was raining inside the room, through the windows!!!!!!!! It kept for hours.
I went down to the lobby to tell them, and they offered me the room I’m in right now, 193.
The problem is, the wardrobe is half of the previews room, and since I have to stay here for another 11 nights, I can’t handle that.
I really hope you get me a better solution out of this.
Tomorrow morning I’ll have to leave for work at 9am, I really hope once I get back, there´s a better option.
Front desk staff had no idea. I was told I would have a high floor room, the showers have floor to ceiling windows and are easily seen from outside. This turned out to be false. Booked with a free daily cocktail deal, front desk said that was not possible. Waited 1.5 hours, had to call twice, for a working hair dryer. Finally had to take a $20- cab to a blow out bar and pay $100- to have my hair dried. Missed a meeting as a result.
This hotel is pretty good overall. Nice room - corner view. Street noise is a little invasive. Floor to Ceiling windows are nice. Décor is ridiculously dark like the designer was teenage goth. Bed very comfortable.
I enjoyed my stay.
My only serious complaint is the Gym, it's very small, the equipment (machines) very old and not in good working order, the layout is terrible as if there is more that 1 person in the gym you are tripping over each other and there is no where to use a mat.