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
Room was large with excellent views in two directions. Bed was comfortable. Hanging space was poor. The armoire was tiny and there were no hooks or pegs for winter coats and two would fill the armoire. You have to get down on your hands and knees to use the room safe. Staff was very very helpful and welcoming. Nice lobby area that was said to be restricted to guests. Expensive.
My Family could not be Happier!! This trip we had two 75 year olds and 9 year old, everyone was happy to just be at the Hotel! Awesome Vibe ,Views, Room Service, The Lobby Fireplace, Neighborhood,Doormen,Front Desk Staff Everyone is Helpful and Cool..Can't Wait to go back!!
I have nothing but excellent things to say about my stay, which was for my birthday so everything going right mattered extra this go-around! The room was charming, clean and up high with lovely views of the Bowery. Everyone from reception to bellhops was warm, *professional* (a must) and polite. The complimentary bottle of Champagne for my birthday was such a generous and appreciated gift, and the room service from Gemma was so good and quick that we ordered it twice!
I have always been a fan of the Bowery Hotel, but this experience seriously solidified my loyalty to the brand going forward. While there are many big brand and boutique hotels to stay in in NYC, a stay at the Bowery Hotel is unique and such a memorable experience with the great service to back the high style - it's a bucket list must!
My stay at The Bowery was gorgeous. The staff was excellent, my room was so beautiful and comfortable, the vibe was alive and comfortable, the food delicious. Everything was perfect. I will be back soon. Thank you for everything. The Bowery is my favorite place to stay in NYC. I love the location too. THANK YOU.
After having 5 hotels booked at one point (I tend to over think these things!), finally settled on The Bowery and so glad we did! Highlights: Room: Had a corner suite with floor to ceiling windows...felt like our own little NYC studio apartment. Location: We loved the chill vibe of East Village. Plenty of restaurants and bars close by but not as crazy as Soho or midtown. Still walking distance to Soho, Chelsea Market, East Village bars/restaurants (with the exception of Broadway and midtown). Staff: Ramone! Our favorite bouncer/host for the bar. Speaking of the bar/lounge...always found it to be the most fun place late night. Amazing people watching and given the clientele that come in there (celebs), they always had a seat for us and made us feel like the priority. If you are looking for something a bit smaller, unique, homey and personal, this is a great choice. We'll be back.