The Bowery Hotel
What We Love
- The enthusiastic Italian menu at Gemma, the hotel's restaurant
- Settling into the darkly atmospheric lobby, with its wooden ceilings and leather club chairs, to read an actual paper newspaper
- Room 705, where you can step from the bathtub directly out onto the terrace
- The chandeliers in all the public areas, adding a touch of retro elegance
What To Know
- The hotel will lend you a complimentary bike
- Small pets can stay for free
- Free WiFi
Formerly a dodgy part of the city, the Bowery has cleaned up nicely and this faux-warehouse building is home to some of the most stylish rooms in town. For all the dimly lit sophistication of the lobby (the bar in particular is a local haunt), the rooms have lots of natural light coming through big windows and while they’re not enormous, they feel spick and span thanks to polished wooden floors and oversized mirrors. Views of the East Village and, from some rooms, the Empire State Building, are worth asking for a room on an upper floor. Gemma, the Italian restaurant, does excellent, full-bodied meals from breakfast to dinner, including hearty pizzas with spicy soppressatta. Save room for the dessert calzone, though, which comes stuffed with ricotta and Nutella.
In the Area
No need to go far for cool Lower East Side bars, restaurants and buzzy nightlife—the Bowery has a prime spot near fantastic food and drink options. Stroll 12 minutes north to David Chang’s Momofuku Noodle Bar for pork belly ramen or—why not?—a caviar and fried chicken dinner. The much-beloved Prune is just a few blocks from the hotel; try to get in here for weekend brunch if you can and don’t forget a Bloody Mary (they’re famous for their variations). If you want to get in on the Italian bitters trend, saunter over to Amor y Amargo, a cozy bar with super-creative cocktails flavored with toffee and clove, stone fruit and black pepper, and chili and cocoa. Art lovers should make time for a few hours at the nearby New Museum, an excellent contemporary art museum with a scintillating series of exhibitions.
How to Get There
I travel to New York frequently and I always try to stay at The Bowery Hotel. I've stayed at many properties around New York and I keep coming back to the Bowery because of the excellent service, beautiful facilities and ideal location (Noho, Soho, LES, East Village are all walkable and there are several subway lines nearby). The delicious food at Gemma (also available via room service) and fun lobby bar scene don't hurt, either -- tables in the lobby are reserved for hotel guests, which is a great perk. A stay at the Bowery is always a wonderful experience!
I had really wanted to stay at the Bowery for years. I loved its classic look. My room was very nice-nothing fancy but very nice for the price.
The food in the hotel restaurant is as good as the reviews say. I think it impressed me the most.
The service is very good. Staff was friendly and accessible.
All in all, when I come back to NYC I’ll make a point to book here. Much quieter and relaxing then other hotels I’ve stayed in the city!
This hotel has impeccable service. The staff delivers seamless five star service. My stay was flawless.
The condition of the hotel has gone way down but that’s the charm if you like artsy. It’s old. Rough. Small rooms But you won’t go away unhappy. They won’t let you.
this is a newish hotel that succeeds in creating a sense of past NYV authenticity. all the conveniences; great vibe, but warm an welcoming. cool, but not "over the top". bars and sitting ares are great for anything from a drink to a meeting. bartender is tops. attached restaurant is ok. best to stick to simpler pasta and pizza dishes, although breakfast is quite good.
I proposed to my now fiance in the Garden Room on the 3rd floor, and it was absolutely perfect. From the room itself, to the patio, to the amazing hotel staff, the Bowery Hotel was a perfect place for such an occasion!