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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
My second stay at SixtyLES and we left very satisfied. Nicholas the Hotel Manager was a real pleasure to communicate with and rectified a booking discrepancy prior to our stay with utmost professionalism. His associate, the acting manager on the day of check-in was wonderful and very welcoming and the guys on the door terrific. Our room was great, with balcony and views towards MidTown and the Empire State building. The hotel is in a great neighbourhood walking distance to SoHo, Greenwich Village etc and a subway across the street. The only negative was that one of the front desk staff seemed unhappy to be there, no smiles, unhelpful and quite rude. Otherwise a perfect stay and we would return.
Wow! This was our first trip to New York and did not know what to expect. As soon as we pulled up a young man, Raul, was at our door. We stayed in room 303 which opened up to the pool. Very quiet but when pool opens it maybe a different story. Our daughter was upgraded to the penthouse...what a view! The staff was friendly but Raul was always there making sure we were ok. He was able to answer all our questions...where to get pizza, hot tea with lemon and honey etc. Thanks to all for making us feel welcome and comfortable.
I stayed here with some friends while visiting New York. While the location is OK (really the only thing going for it), there are better hotels nearby that I’m sure would be better.
My friends were woken several times on the first night by an amorous couple in the next room! When they asked politely at the hotel to move rooms the hotel said there was no rooms. So we checked a few websites and were able to book a room, proving they did have other rooms available but were just refusing to move us.
The hotel denied lying to us, and when we complained again they attempted to bully my friend, shouting at us (we couldn’t believe it either, but luckily have it all on video). They were not only completely unhelpful, they were rude and insulting too. I have never experienced service like this - we were stunned and appalled.
Eventually after having to return to the hotel later that evening (interrupting our night) my friends were finally given a new room.
The bar is also awful - no atmosphere and the cost of drinks is extortionate. We didn’t eat in the restaurant having decided we didn’t want to spend any longer at the hotel than we needed.
I very, very rarely give negative reviews, however in this instance I genuinely feel the hotel service was so awful I wanted to warn other visitors. The shouting and complete disregard of our experience demonstrated a total lack of understanding about customer service. Do not stay here.
Hotel is modern and clean and our room was spacious enough. The staff is friendly and accommodating. We'd like to give a special nod to Josh. The hotel bar is fun and again the staff were gracious and kind. We will stay here again.
I’ve made a mistake booking a room online and Samara was able to help me correct that with poise and professionalism. She had made everything easier and convenient for me and I am already looking forward to my stay at the hotel because the services over the phone is more than excellent!