Orchard Street Hotel
What We Love
- Downtown location close to the East Village, SoHo, Nolita and endless nightlife options
- Spectacular views of Manhattan
- Free WiFi
- Free access to the facilities at Ludlow Fitness
What To Know
- Rooms are small and better suited for couples or singles than families
- It's worth splurging on a Deluxe Queen Room for more space and better views
- There’s no restaurant on-site, but there are plenty of quality options nearby
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
Taking a straightforward approach to design, Orchard Street Hotel lets its hip Lower East Side ’hood do all the talking. Exposed brick, concrete columns, and sleek leather furniture make a bold impression in the industrial-chic reception, keeping all eyes on the lively sidewalk scene beyond the 15-foot lobby windows. The stark-white guest rooms come outfitted with walnut-hued wood furnishings, generous work desks, and low-slung beds with crisp white duvets and, while on the small side, feel airy and loft-life thanks to oversized windows that flood the rooms with natural light. Splurge on a Deluxe Queen Room for more space and better views. Grab a free coffee or tea from the lobby, then head to Ludlow Fitness for a morning workout (be sure to pick up a free access pass in advance). Although there’s no on-site restaurant, some of the city’s best dining venues are just around the corner.
In the Area
Tuck into chia seed pudding and squash-topped granola alongside health-conscious hipsters at cozy neighborhood favorite, El Rey Coffee Bar & Luncheonette, then walk two blocks south to tour the restored apartments of New York’s 19th and 20th century immigrants at The Lower East Side Tenement Museum. If you’re hungry, stop for a bagel and lox and a caraway-infused-vodka Bloody Mary at Russ & Daughters Café, or skip lunch altogether and opt for a scoop of something sweet at nearby Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream parlor. From there, peruse antiques and vintage clothing on Elizabeth Street, flagship stores on Broadway, or catch a foreign flick at Angelika Film Center.
How to Get There
Beautiful boutique hotel in the heart of the lower east side. Can't beat the neighborhood for old New York. The hotel is small, but well appointed and extremely clean. Views from the 7th floor were spectacular. Rooms are small, but the care and cleanliness made up for being super tiny. I would definitely stay again! Hotel staff, especially Naleni, were wonderful! Great place!!
good location for the area. Rooms are reasonably small, typical of new york. but although room was painted and some parts redone, definetly needs upgrading. This is like a 2 star hotel, can be simple but some things not acceptable: lumpy bed mattress, no lightswitch beside the bed, no electrical plugs in convenient places. AC unit needs to be cleaned.
It’s central, clean and convenient. Rooms are tight, but functional. Fine for a solo traveller. Water pressure and hot water is limited, per other reviews. Just turn it on full. Would not let that sway your choice to not stay.
When they 3-star they aren't kidding. It really was just a basic hotel room. Read other reviews about rooms being small so I got a deluxe thinking it would help but the room still was tiny. There was also hair all over my rags and towels which I find disgusting but outside of that the room was pretty clean.
A view of the SoHo skyline, clean rooms and nice staff - it’s a winner every way! I showed up stress-filled but Naleni was so welcoming and efficient that I was feeling better in no time and able to enjoy the great view of Manhattan.