SIXTY Lower East Side
What We Love
- The pool deck and bar with views of lower Manhattan
- Downtown location close to the East Village, Soho, Nolita and endless nightlife options
- Tiki Tabu, a new (seasonal) tropical bar, opened in July 2015
What To Know
- Located in the hip Lower East Side above the busy intersection of Allen and Houston streets
- Pool and Bar open seasonally from May to September
- WiFi is an additional cost of $15 per day
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- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Towering over New York’s mainly low-rise Lower East Side, the SIXTY LES offers an authentic and stylish downtown experience away from all the touristy clichés. SIXTY LES impresses with an atmosphere that is modern, moody and exceptionally hip. This is obvious the moment you pass through the enormous revolving doors and encounter the elegant industrial design, black slate walls, installation piece staircase — and the good-looking staff.
Bed & Bath
Though the hallways and common spaces are mainly black and dimly lit, the 141 guestrooms are bright and airy. Rough concrete ceilings, exposed columns, low beds with crisp white linens and black-mirrored walls create an inviting, industrial-chic vibe. Illuminated lightboxes serve as the headboards, and in many rooms there are leather banquettes against the floor-to-ceiling windows. The suites benefit from good-size balconies, offering king-of-the-castle views across Manhattan. All bathrooms feel spacious and have glass-enclosed rain showers and Ren bath products.
Apart from the design, the draw here is undoubtedly the scene. The seventh-floor tiki bar, Tiki Tabu, serves fruity cocktails and Blue Ribbon fare in a decidedly summery setting. Those in search of a quiet evening, be warned: A DJ plays late into the night, so rooms above, below and adjacent to the bar can be very noisy. Downstairs, Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya serves the brand’s signature sushi in addition to traditional yakitori and a wide array of entrees served family-style. In the summer months the third-floor pool deck is a highly coveted escape, where a beautiful, mojito-sipping crowd is right at home, while the newly-opened Beer Garden offers a more low-key scene with ping pong, board games and BBQ.
In the Area
Anyone looking for a trip full of local color, low-lit bars and mom-and-pop eateries would be hard pressed to find a better location. Get in line for the must-try pancakes at Clinton Street Baking Company, or make it a boozy brunch at neighborhood favorite Schiller’s. For a late night scene, join New York’s cool kids at Beauty & Essex, a small plates bistro disguised behind a bright pawnshop entrance. For a dose of retail therapy, wander boutique-lined Ludlow and Orchard streets and shop for designer looks at Dear Rivington and hip menswear at Project No. 8. Or head a few blocks farther south and seek out our favorite spots below Delancey Street.
How to Get There
Stayed at Sixty LES last minute with my girlfriend in May. The booking to check in process took about 5 minutes total which was amazing. We had a basic King room looking west with a great view of the freedom tower. We were only one floor above the roof bar which gave off some noise but it wasn't so bad. Didn't get to spend too much time at the hotel but if we need another last minute spot we will be back, for the price the place was perfect.
I have been going to this hotel since 2008. Once to twice a year, either alone or with my wife, this was our favourite hotel, and the place to stay for a NYC stay.
End of June I spent three days at the hotel and deducted that the service was bad.
I left for Boston and came back end of June for a week at the hotel and deducted again that the service was bad:
- The rooms have not changed in ten years.
- The service has been going downhill.
- The Bathrooms have not changed.
- The TVs are smaller and slower.
- There are stains on the walls and ceilings.
- The quality of the lighting and decor is just outdated, aged, and unattractive now.
We got a really bad room during the second part of our trip. I tried 5 times to discuss a change of room with the manager on duty including paying more for a better one. No response. He could not be bothered to help. I could not be bothered to spend my money there anymore either.
The hotel has changed of management and owner since a few years, and I guess no one cares anymore.
Also while I really like the Lower East Side I notice that this is no longer the area that it was ten years ago. It is no longer up and coming, young and fun. Several restaurants and fun bars have closed down, and no one seems to be renting these premises to start new places. I guess the new area are Brooklyn and Tribeca...
In any case our last room was terrible, unpleasant and like staying in a dungeon (to quote another review). For that experience the hotel is super overpriced.
Forget the pool, the rooftop bar...there is much better in NYC in other hotels.
After ten years they will not see us again there...
We paid extra to stay here b/c they had a pool, the rooms are equivalent to hotels costing $20+ a night less, but since there are so few outdoor pools in NYC, we splurged. There has been light drizzle on/off all day, but the storm moved through at 2pm (pool is open only until FOUR PM!!). They won't open it "due to weather" (or due to it costs them $$ to staff it). At check in yesterday (after 4pm, sunny 90 degree day), they assured us it would be open even if it's drizzing. Drizzle and clouds have moved out, manager refuses to open it even though it's 2:30. They knew I was furious, and offered me nothing.
Additionally, cleaning started knocking before 9am, we sent them away. We got back at 2pm, they never came back. The fees give you $10 from the mini bar/snacks ONLY if they restock it every day, but they never came back to restock, soooo, I guess we're out?
Room is fine, average, bed is practically on the floor, no top sheet (just bottom sheet and duvet, and everything is super dark - the bathroom is black, bad lighting and no window. The TV does suck, kept quitting out on his, took forever to change stations. Bigger than the Yotel, similar quality. I'm in NY a few times a year on business, this was a trip with my daughter. I will not come back to stay here for my next trips. The neighborhood is great, Tenement Museum is a block away, transit is across the street.
We had incredible days staying at the Sixty Les.
The location is great, not too many tourists, lots of cool restaurants and bars just a few steps from the hotel.
Our room was spacious really well appointed. A Junior Suite it was something nice to have so much space in NYC.
The gym is nice, the Japanese restaurant also very cool.
The rooftop was ok but I expected more. The pool was closed on the first days.
It was a great stay in a cool location
Hated my stay. The staff are pleasant but everything is for the hotel's convenience not their guests.
The rooms decor is completely dark. So a suite is nothing like the light breezy room pictured. We needed every light on just to see anything.
The pool closes at 4pm week days so forget sightseeing and then a swim.
The tv took so long to change channels we gave up trying. We were told "everyone complains of this" gee maybe you'd like to do something about it?
The web price if you book on line is incorrect. Why? Seemingly because they can't be bothered to get it right.
Like boutique hotels of old everything is over priced.