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
Overcharged me for my stay.
I booked a day use room this past Monday (the 17th) and signed a paper at the hotel stating the rate and tax is $151. I also had a $35 bottle of wine in the room and an Evian water bottle which couldn't have been more than what...$10 at most. So a $200 bill. Yet, my card was charged for about $270 and my calls to "accounting" lead to voice mail and I don't know how to fix the situation. This is really disappointing.
Oh and my toilet in my suite was unflushed - and full of number 2. How fun. The bathroom was also filthy and there was an engineer in my room when I tried to check in.
I'd like my money back, please.
My boyfriend and I stayed here over a weekend trip to New York City, and the hotel provided everything we needed, however didn't really stand out in any way.
We booked the lowest room category, since we would only be sleeping there for two nights, and I think that after seeing photos of some of the higher room categories this may have been a mistake.
Our room was relatively stylish, however also dark and cramped. There was little space outside of the bed, and the bathroom was tiny -- just big enough to fit a shower-bath, toilet and sink.
The walls were pretty thin as well. We could hear the dinging of the elevator every time it arrived to pick someone up on our floor. We could also hear other guests' conversations in the hallway. Since we didn't spend much time inside anyways, this didn't bother us.
We didn't have any issues with the staff, but they didn't stand out in a favorable way either. Since we already had planned our activities and restaurant reservations in advance, we didn't need any help from them, besides check-in and check-out.
Overall, I think we got everything we needed from this hotel. We were not disappointed at all and had a comfortable stay. However, I do not feel the need to return and wouldn't recommend visitors who aren't familiar with New York to stay here.
The location was ideal and the staff was good. The swimming pool is an added bonus. The rooms were spacious and clean. The room service was good and left a thank you message at the end of stay. It was overall a satisfying stay and would recommend this place.
The location of the hotel is amazing, in the heart of the LES next to Soho and Nolita and in front of the subway. Lots and lots of restaurants around the corner like the famous Katzs deli or the Russ&daughters, bars with live music and the whole shopping area Broadway Lafayette at 10 min walking.
The swimming pool is amazing sun in the morning in the shade in the afternoon, the life guards were amazing with our kids allowing us to chill and relax while they were playing in the water.
The staf was super helpful and friendly. The hotel is a trendy place with a lot of hipsters customers and beautiful party people but we felt very welcomed with our family and small kids.
The food from the restaurant was great. The trendy bar with rooftop at the 7th floor was really nice.
The only less point was the gym because it was really smelling sushis, but there is a gym around the corner your can book for 30$ a week.
The room was cleaned every day, sheets changed. And no bed bugs which is quite important nowadays in NYC.
I would definitely recommend this hotel !
I had to stay the weekend in NYC for work and immediately sought out a hotel with an outdoor pool. Sixty had great pics, a good location, and the price is unbeatable.
I don't know where all the complaints about service come from because I dealt with so many lovely helpful people the entire weekend.
My standard room was really big, and in NYC that's saying a lot.
The location of the hotel is perfection. So many yummy restaurants, bars, things to do. Having lived in NYC twice, it's an area not many tourists visit and truly coveted dining is all around.
The pool is small, yes. You can't complain about that in Manhattan. And yes, there were a few families with TOTALLY unruly kids but that's not the hotel's fault. BLAME THE PARENTS PEOPLE. Actually, one day, I even saw the lifeguard speak to the parents and the kids were immediately taken down a few notches.
There's a bar at the pool which is divine.
Here's the thing that I can't believe nobody else has complained about. You have ZERO personal control over the temperature of your room. I have a feeling it is controlled at a building-level and the employees either don't know this or cant' divulge it. I like to sleep with a cool room and in a hotel I usually go about 69 or 70.
Day 1- checked in- turned AC to 65 to cool the room down quickly and went to dinner. Came back. Room temp was at 67 and felt humid. Realized the A/C unit was identical to Hyatt and Hyatt House Jersey City which I had the exact same issue with days prior. Called maintenance, he came and told me it was working even though I explained that the fan was basically silent and no air was moving. I dont care if the wall feels cold. I care if the room is cold. He told me to turn the temp to 50. That's insane. But I did it and the room temp stayed the same all night.
Day 2- Left the AC on 50 and went to the pool. Came back in the afternoon and room temp was at 77 and stifling. Had to open the door to the hallway to breathe. Front desk moved me to a new upgraded room.
Upgraded room was lovely, massive, slightly cool but not ideal. Turned AC to 65 and the room got cold enough so I turned it to 67 and went to bed.
Day 3- Woke up at 2am sweating. The room temp read 72 degrees and the AC setting was on 65. Went to bed, woke up at 4am even hotter. Room temp was 75. Called front desk, they offered to send a technician. I declined bc i was checking out in 3 more hours. 7am hit, the AC started cooling down the room again.
YOU CANNOT CONTROL THE TEMP HERE so if you want to stay in the summer, I would just be wary. GOD KNOWS what it's like in the winter.