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 did not like this hotel at all the lighting was poor bathroom to small no counter space and the shower exposed you to the public with a clear glass wall in it. No luggage rack no iron . Not enough services very expensive even with the group rate for the wedding.
The service was friendly and fun. The location was great. Views were amazing and fun. The hotel was funky with black walls and a red rug. Sleep was great, bed comfy. The curtains and other furniture in the room could use updating.
Great rooms and super view facing North (they also have facing south rooms). The beds are very comfortable and the staff is very kind and always helpfull. My room was upgraded to a unique suite on 18th floor. Overall, it's a great hotel, nicely located.