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
Friendly staff, we appreciated complimentary coffee and tea all day, subway station nearby, cool neighborhood with small restaurants for all tastes and shopsen, room was a bit tight but wonderful view!
Very clean rooms, very friendly and helpful staff, awesome view (stayed at the 9th floor), coffee for free 24/7. And perfectly located! Quick subway rides almost everywhere. And I love LES anyway. Highly recommended.
The setup of the room I stayed in, kinda of remind me of a single room dorm with a private bathroom. It's very cute though. They have built in shelving in the room. They have a keriug machine in the back. It is next door to Mr. Taka Ramen , which happens to be the best ramen noodle place I ever been to. Their complimentary coffee consists of a keriug machine with variety of k-cups available. It is limited in the selection of k-cups, so I would insist you to bring your own k-cups to use in the machine if you want more variety. It is very responsibly price, located in awesome location. If you have a equinox membership, there is a equinox location up the block from the hotel and two other equinox gym (The Bond St and Soho) are only a 14 minute walk to get to. It is also very close to the essex/ delancey train station and the 2nd avenue train station, the M15 comes is one block away at Allen and Stanton Street. Close to the School of Visual Arts Ludlow Dormitory, so if you have family or friends who stay there, Orchard Street Hotel is a good place to stay to be close to them without having to stay at. The only downfall of the hotel, is the water pressure is kind of weak, so I really couldn't enjoy my shower, I had to use my gym shower to get a better shower experience. The Staff are nice and friendly, they are also very helpful. I had lost my wallet in the hotel and they located it and held it for me. I definitely plan on coming back to this hotel again.
In general it was a very nice hotel. Location was perfect and I have to say; the staf was very very nice and helpful. I just had one minus; the heather in my room wasn't working.Outside it was very cold, so was my room (54 degrees). The airco was breezing cold air - and at night that's not comfortable. But the staff didn't make any problem and I got a new room with an amazing view.I would come back!
This was just what we were looking for our stay. Our room was on the 11th floor with a wonderful view of the city including the Empite State Building. Winston checked us in and was very friendly and helpful. It is in a great neighborhood with nice restaurants and bars. We would definitely stay here again.