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The Bowery Hotel
Ranked #123 of 469 Hotels in New York City
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

We really enjoyed staying here for a long weekend in April. The atmosphere is old-world super cool, the service is excellent and the lobby and bar scene is remarkable - plus, as a hotel guest, they will literally ask other people to move over or leave to make room for you. Same goes for the attached always-crowded and excellent Italian restaurant where they will only take reservations from Hotel guests. It's a great location for exploring the Village, SOHO, Little Italy, Chinatown, NYU campus, Union Square area, etc. The only downside was the tiny(!) rooms - we stayed in a King on a corner - if you're not laying in the bed, it's hard for both of you to stretch your arms out at the same time. Still, we weren't there to hang out in the room.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

Staying at The Bowery Hotel was a treat. It was pricey, but I enjoyed my visit immensely and recommend this hotel wholeheartedly. The room was immaculate: clean, bright and welcoming, with lovely views of the East Village. The hotel remains faithful to its period architecture and design, without sacrificing any modern amenities. It was so quiet in the mornings, but in the evenings the absolutely gorgeous main areas were bustling with activity. Every member of the staff I encountered was attentive and very friendly. The location is ideal for exploring the East & West Villages, NoHo, SoHo, etc. The only complaint I had was less than perfect service at adjoining restaurant Gemma: while the food and atmosphere was delightful, I felt rushed to order (brunch). Our waitress hovered, as if waiting for us to finish, but ignored our empty coffee cups. With so many wonderful eateries within a short walk, The Bowery should work a little harder to make Gemma their hotel guests’ dining destination.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

Midtown Manhattan is for the first time tourist to NYC, who wants to stay near the Big Broadway theaters, Times Square, etc. Great place to stay if you want noise and to see tourists from every where in the world. But if you know NYC, or want to know it, you'll be staying down in SoHo or Lower East Side, or Bowery. This hotel is cool because it looks very vintage, but it is new construction, made to look old, and they pull it off just great. Really understated, the lobby is a great place to lounge around till very late (early) and there is nothing flashy here. Just a lot of class.

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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

I selected the Bowery after reading reviews on TripAdvisor on the hotels located in the lower east side. I couldn't have been happier with our choice. It was such a refreshing change from other hotels in New York, which tend to be too modern and contemporary to be practical or comfortable. This hotel is welcoming, cozy, chic and original.
The staff was very friendly, and ll of them seemed "in character" (all the doormen had mustaches, like the Bowery's brand logo. Coincidence?) We had drinks and late night snacks in the cool bar area in the lobby, which seemed to be bustling most of the time and is dog-friendly.
We stayed in a king room, and were lucky enough to get a corner room, which had large windows with great views. The bed was extremely comfortable and it comes complete with a teddy bear that is dressed like the Bowery's brand logo. We were welcomed to the room with lovely treats on the table in front of the large windows, which I thought was a great overall touch. The bathroom was classic, with white marble, a lovely rain shower and a big, deep tub.
This hotel really pays attention to the details and the staff absolutely takes pride in their work. I truly loved it there and will be sure to stay there anytime we return to Manhattan.

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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

I loved mixing it up and staying at The Bowery Hotel for the first time. It definitely has the vibe that you are in a special place. Plus, I like that its not this uber-modern trying-to-be-hip hotel, but rather a dark place with a bohemian chic feel. They even use the old gold tassel keys instead of the cheap plastic ones. I like that.
You just have to fully embrace the environment to be happy here. Such as the small patio that would be lovely on a warm afternoon, but instead is filled with smokers (warning- a californian is reviewing). The paparazzi waiting for the latest celeb to walk out, or the neighborhood that gets interesting at night. Just a few things that I thought took down the luxury aspect of this hotel a bit. Also, the service at the front desk was average. They weren't super friendly and looked too busy to be helping guests.

I have to say that they make amazing cocktails at the bar, and their restaurant Gemma, shouldn't be missed.

I would still recommend it given it didn't meet all my preferences. I would just stick with recommending it a certain set of friends who can appreciate the edginess of it. Its definitely one of the best places in NYC to people watch.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Bowery Hotel

Address: 335 Bowery, New York City, NY 10003-7138
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > East Village , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#58 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#78 Business Hotel in New York City
#98 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#150 Family Hotel in New York City
Price Range: ₹ 24,856 - ₹ 47,188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bowery Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 135
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bowery Hotel, a delightfully atmospheric luxury hotel in downtown Manhattan has opened its doors on the historic Bowery ushering in a new era of hospitality in one of New York's most exciting and desirable areas. Room types range from standard rooms to one-bedroom terrace suites, all of which boast hardwood floors, floor to ceiling factory windows and sweeping views of NYC. ... more   less 
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