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
We stayed at this hotel twice in one week - a 2 night stay with a one day break to visit family, then a one-night stay. We booked a suite which was nice and spacious, nice wet bar with coffee machine (we later found out not all rooms have coffee machines). The mini bar prices are truly ridiculous - like $60 for a $10 bottle of wine. I am willing to pay a lot for convenience, but not that much. The view is nice and the neighborhood is great. The shared balcony was no better than a window, however.
We had breakfast on site which was good, and had a few snacks in the sushi bar one night which were excellent. So the first stay midweek was all pretty fine. However, they also made us sign something at check-in saying we wouldn't bring any outside food or drink in. I have never seen that before and I think it's unacceptable. Can't bring home your leftovers? What about your latte? When we returned for our second stay on a Saturday we were a couple hours early and they understandably did not have our suite ready. We went to lunch and returned at check-in time. The room was still not ready and they said housekeeping was very behind and it could be another hour. They offered us free drinks in their wild patio bar. We were exhausted and needed to shower and nap before obligations that night. About 45 minutes later they still didn't know when the room would be ready so my husband convinced them to downgrade us to a smaller room so we could just check into something. This room had no coffee machine. I thought this was poorly handled, they knew we were in the area and would want to check in on time, and we were already return guests that week which I thought would count for something. And how long does it take to clean a room when you know a guest is waiting? Finally I have to say I found the video in the elevator revolting. Also, when the club is hopping the elevator waits can be long.
This hotel is in a great location on the Lower East Side, near its borders with the Bowery and the East Village. I stayed here for 3 nights in October and had a wonderful time. It's important to note up front that, as a number of other reviews mention, this hotel can have a lot going on. The club is very active (I didn't see inside, just the many people going in), and the overall party atmosphere can be strong in the public areas (at least on the weekend), so if that sounds off-putting, this may not be the place for you. However, I found the atmosphere to be energizing and well managed. The rooms are gorgeous and many of the views are spectacular. I was lucky to get a King Suite with Terrace and it was very clean and well-appointed. They nailed all the basics of water pressure, linens, bedding and the overall condition of the room/furniture.
The best part of SIXTY LES, though, is the staff. Oh my. These people are top notch. I was not so great at capturing names, but Josh was the manager on duty most of the time I was there, and he is fantastic. Everyone at the front desk was awesome. The bellhop team members were EVERYWHERE, and couldn't have been nicer or more helpful, and did everything with a smile and super positive attitude. Housekeeping left me a lovely note and did a beautiful job. The people at this hotel give it a personality that will have me coming back again and again.
Thank you, SIXTY LES team, you gave me such a great stay!
I gave 4 stars bcuz the bed was not comfortable. To me the bed is important. When I travel it is important I get a good sleep even If it is for a couple hours. But everything else in the room was nice. The bathroom is cool, I like that 2 ppl can fit in the shower. The room was big, it had a sitting area. The hotel offer valet which is a plus but at check in they didnt mention no going in and out, which means everytime u leave and come back there is a charge. They have a club or lounge area. What I didnt like is even tho we stayed at the hotel we had to go to the first floor get a stamp and then go up to the lounge area. I feel if u stay at the hotel u dont need to get a stamp like ppl who didnt stay at hotel. There is a lot of eating places walking distance. I like the price and the place just need a better bed.