What We Love
- Spacious suites, some with wood-burning fireplaces and balconies
- Convenient kitchenettes in every room — a rarity in this city
- The concierge has a wealth of knowledge; don’t be shy about asking for suggestions
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What To Know
- Best for those looking for a quiet stay in the city
- Not a skyscraper hotel — don’t expect incredible city views
- WiFi is free, but valet parking is $58 to $69 a night
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Trends come and go in New York City, but on the Upper East Side, it’s the timeless things that are always in fashion. The Lowell maintains the charm of the past while offering all the luxuries we demand in the present. The stately lobby sets the tone for European elegance, with marble floors, ornate wainscoting and heavily tassled drapes. Old New York sophistication is alive and well.
Bed and Bath
Upstairs the look is lighter and more modern, with serene earth tones and lush textures (mahogany, leather) in the 47 suites and 27 deluxe rooms. Colossal bathrooms with full-size DDC28 amenities feel especially indulgent, while kitchenettes provide the comforts of a hot cup of chamomile tea or a snack without the need to pick up the phone.
The Lowell recognizes the potential for luxury in even the smallest touch. Breakfast in the hotel’s gracious Pembroke Room is an elegant affair, with tables covered in white linen, polished silver and fresh flowers (they also offer afternoon tea and pre-theater dinner). But the real perk is the excellent staff and concierge (multilingual and on call 24 hours a day), one of the reasons that nearly 75 percent of guests return for another stay.
How to Get There
I was surprised that the Lowell did not have a doorman on premises 24 hours. In my view you cannot be a first class hotel in a major city without a 24 hour doorman.
Hotels are separated by their level of service. While the service here was acceptable, it fell short of world class
very nice small hotel on upper east side; service/staff was excellent; room was very nice but a view of office building; strange that you pay extra for a fireplace and then they charge to have a fire; still a great stay and we will return on our next visit
Words alone do not describe the level of luxury, comfort and professionalism encountered at the Lowell Hotel. Within the hustle and bustle of NYC, the Lowell offers an elegant, peaceful and restful 'home away from home'. Recommended highly and without reservation.
If there is one difficult aspect about The Lowell, it is that given what a beautiful, warm and inviting hotel it continues to be, it is hard to leave it for just a few hours to participate in the activities you have scheduled during your visit to New York City.
Visited March 2019 for afternoon tea. Location close to Central park on E63rd. Tea lounge had good atmosphere. Both waiters efficient and knowledgeable. Speciality tea, sandwiches, and scones all excellent.
Very pleasant experience, would like to stay at hotel one day.