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
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
I liked the hotel and it's location because it was near all sorts of restaurants and using Taxis, or other cars for getting around is easy. (There's a delicious grilled cheese cafe very close by) I had a great view and even though there is no room service, ordering food to be delivered was easy. It would have been very convenient to have a fridge and microwave but I can't say that took away from the hotel stay. I usually put a Do Not Disturb sign on my door immediately. 2 days later, when I asked for the room to be done while I was gone, it was done.I did try to go to the roof on my last night there but found out then that it was closed. I was busy going about the city for most of my time there and it was so cold that it didn't matter.
Stayed here for 3 nights on a business trip to NYC. Great location in LES, with two subway stations within 2-3min walking distance. The hotel is a bit basic with no gym or breakfast, but there are plenty options close by. Awesome views from the deluxe rooms on the upper levels and even better from the rooftop terrace. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Will come again.
The room is very small and bathroom too. But view is amazing and receptionists are very kind. Good location ( to soho 10 minutes by walking) I would recommend the hotel. i didn't view the terrace, unfortunately
At 300 a night at a boutique hotel in nyc I would expect small rooms, but at least, attention to detail and not for it to be a blatant cash cow for the owners. This hotel has one purpose- to make profit. Where do I begin?
The front door is broken.
There is only one person managing the entire hotel for the entire night. By the way, one of the few positive things in this place- he was super kind, but also new.
You get a room key wrapped in a little envelope full of advertisements (tacky).
There is a musty smell in the hallways, chipped wallpaper.
The first room I was given had stained sheets(old blood) . Clearly they don’t invest in new sheets because as I read through reviews it is a common problem. Disgusting!
Bed and pillows are cheap and uncomfortable. Pillows are actually not even standard size but these little things.
For 300 a night plus taxes, this place has a lot to learn from other boutique hotels. Definitely not a place for more sophisticated travelers.
Only reason it gets two stars and not 1 was for the friendly staff and location. Otherwise this hotel could be put into the category of a dive hotel as it has not interest in the experience of the customer, but rather on sustaining the most basic to make a profit. Really unacceptable standards for this type of money.
Do NOT stay here and continue giving business to these people! If you can pay a little more, you will get a lot more at a place like Indigo. Believe me, I’ve learned my lesson.
This Hôtel is a good choice if you visit New York and do not need a big room, either to work or store enormous luggage.It is very well located, downtown, not far from Soho, Chinatown etc and Brooklyn.The room is very small, but clean and with a nice view. The personnel is very helpful.