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
We were put in a room (which was extremely poorly soundproofed) located right above the hotel’s nightclub. The DJ played bass pumping house music until 03:00AM; it was so loud, I could recognize some of the tracks he played. After waiting over an hour for reception to bring ear plugs to our room I went out to purchase some myself. The next day, they offered to change our room but never apologized for the essentially sleepless night we had. Aside from this and the fact that you share the elevator with drunk/wasted clubbers, the room was clean and stylish.
Refuse to stay in room 803 or adjacent rooms!!
This hotel is a really good hotel, especially if you stay in one of their 400 sft suites. The hotel is situated in the lower East side and so it has a young trendy buzz that carries over into the hotel. It’s full of trendy people and has a cool bar. The room and beds are super comfortable and the hotel staff really have a great ethic and are there to ensure that your every need is met.
The restaurant is outsourced is not part of the hotel but is the only one in the hotel and hence you have no choice but to order at it. They NEVER answer their phone. Their dishes are tiny and overpriced. I was asked to pay $35 usd for a decent size bowl of oatmeal at this place. The restaurant staff are arrogant and unfriendly and ruin the entire experience.
I’ll be back at this hotel when they replace the restaurant!
The hotel is perfectly located in my favorite part of NYC -- close to the best bars, restaurants and music in town.
The staff was thoughtful & helpful from the moment I checked in. Was very lucky to upgrade into the Orchard Suite, probably the coolest room I've ever stayed in NYC hotel. Gas fireplace, terrace a mile long, two sitting areas, beautiful bath tub...even the robes were amazing.
Blue Ribbon downstairs is a great place to grab some drinks and a bite, though daytime service was more than a little slow.
Overall an amazing experience, can't wait for my next trip!
This is an exceptional hotel on the Lower East Side near Houston Street. A wide range of traditional and new restaurants (Katz's Deli/Hair of the Dog) and venues nearby. Staff is friendly and helpful, rooms are uncharacteristically roomy and well apportioned. Nice amenities in room. This one is a keeper!
I stayed at Sixty LES for three nights during the week of Christmas with two other people. It was overall a good experience, and I would stay again in the future if the duration were two days or less (the reason why outlined later in this post).
Room: Nice with a good vibe, and the suite is perfect for three people. The bed being low didn't bother me. Thankfully (maybe due to the holidays) there were no parties or loud music. Their TV system is very slow for some reason. The free internet offered worked just fine for me, so I don't think it would be necessary to purchase their upgrade unless you're doing some heavy duty stuff.
My complaint: Like wtf is up with not having a coffee maker in the room? There is something really disturbing about doing that to a person.Thank God there was a coffee shop next door. I gladly went through the lobby and to the coffee place in my full on pajamas without any shame. A coffee maker is a La Quinta level amenity, so for the cost and presentation that this hotel is trying to give off, customers should not be tortured with no caffeine.
The $29 a day "Experience Fee": Must comment on this, since everyone is. Like most reviewers here, I think the whole experience fee thing is silly, but a lot of hotels are doing that now. My guess is they do this so that the overall cost per room appears cheaper when advertised online. Hotels should just stop doing this as a separate charge in general as it's annoying (and probably would save their staff a lot of time from having to explain / justify this to nearly everyone who checks in), but Sixty LES is not the only hotel that does this. Annoying yes, but something totally on them, not-so-much.
Bar / Restaurant: The bar with the view of the city is nice enough. I live in NYC so it's different for me, but I could see tourists from out of town loving it. I felt the Japanese restaurant was just average, but it serves until very late (2 am I think on the night we were there). A real restaurant serving so late is a plus.
Neighborhood: A great neighborhood, and located across the street from the F train. It might be good for some to be out of the total tourist trap which is midtown.
Staff: The doormen were excellent, and very friendly. Their demeanor was in total contrast to the receptionists who were a bit stiff (maybe tired of explaining the experience fee). They were professional, however, so this isn't a complaint more than an observation.
Overall the hotel was pleasant, and I enjoyed my stay, but you need to be warned that they charge a really ridiculous $150 per DAY deposit. The first thing I asked was "what kind of people stay at this hotel, and what the hell did they do that there has to be a $150 per day hold standard?" Seriously, I would like to meet them. I wondered if other people thought the same thing. I have traveled all over the World, and stayed at 5 star hotels, and I have never ever been required to put down such a large hold. They should review this policy, because if you stay more than a night it can really suck for people especially if they are on a budget, but honestly even if you're not. This is why I would not consider staying there longer than two nights, because out of principle I will not have such a larger amount of money blocked from my card for 3-5 business days. It's absurd.
To recap: Rooms are nice, service is professional, the location is great and different than the usual tourist traps. Overall, I was happy to stay there, and would stay again in the future for no more than 1-2 nights as the deposit is outrageous, and my rockstar days are over.