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What a beautiful well run hotel. Having stayed in numerous luxury hotels in New York and around the world, the Bowery Hotel really does stand out. The design of the place is amazing, both dark and cosy, but at the same time terribly cosmopolitan and luxurious. From the beautiful doormen, to the barmen, every member of staff was a delight. The room, although not terribly big was perfect in everyway – great bed, great view from the large window and a brilliant shower in the bathroom.
I would thoroughly recommend this hotel.
Is it shallow to be in love with a deep bathtub?
My new husband and I stayed at the Bowery for a long weekend in mid-August as our 'mini-moon.' Because of a family crisis, we had to cancel our honeymoon trip to Italy and our weekend in NY was to make up for it. So you have two stressed, depressed newlyweds pinning their entire hopes for a bit of happiness on NY and the Bowery Hotel. No pressure, right? Amazingly, the Bowery exceeded our expectations, exceeded our dire need for romance, tranquility, peace, and relaxation. A room in NY that feels BIG! And SPECIAL! With huge windows and a huge marble bathtub. From my first bubble bath, life seemed to get a little easier. We loved the sexy, literary seediness of the lobby and bar. We loved the clean lines and airiness of the room (we were on the 9th floor... the views were great...a lower floor might only afford a view of the buildings being rehabbed across the street). And if you like the shops, boutiques, and great little restaurants of Soho and Nolita, you can't do better for location. Do what we did: go further into Soho and wait in the long line at Magnolia, get yourself a box of cupcakes, and go back to the Bowery and order tea from the quiet, lush patio. Then go back up to your room and nap on the soft bed. Who needs Italy?
A great find
I stayed here for 3 nights in April 07 and had a beautiful room with floor to ceiling windows. Great service - we arrived on a red eye and they not only gave us a room at 9:30 a.m. but since only an upgrade was available - they gave that to us at no extra cost. Our departure date was during the middle of a Nor'easter and they easily gave us another night. I filled out the feedback form and received a nice letter from the owner thanking for me taking the time and offered me an upgrade on our next visit. Overall, excellent service, beautifully appointed, clean room. Highly recommended!
The best hotel in New York I've ever stayed at.
I've stayed at many hotels in New York and this has to be the best so far. Given the $275 price through Quikbook and the size and quality of the room this would be the first hotel I would look to rebook again when I come back to New York. Overall, attention to detail, the quality of finishings, friendliness of staff, bathroom accessories (though what is it with American towels..they are almost never large, soft or fluffy) and a lovely view over a small park made this a great stay. The location is not so seedy as people make out and it's a quick walk to Soho and close to other downtown hotspots . There's even a Wholefoods a block away and check out the small restaurants in and around nearby Bond St.
This hotel was superb - impeccable service from all the staff we encountered, reasonably priced for NYC, fabulous floor to ceiling windows giving great light and space, a great downtown location (a little rough and ready, but 5 min walk to the delights of Soho) and the best bit......? Simply the most fabulously comfortable bed I've ever experienced in an hotel anywhere. Worth every cent!
Shockingly Fantastic Room
I was in a pickle to book one night in Manhattan for a biz trip two days before I was to arrive. I searched high and low and could not find anything decent for less than $700 per night. I knew the Bowery was opening soon so I called and secured a lower price room than expected. I was very skeptical but was blown away by the gorgeous decor and attention to detail. Yes, it's in one of the worst areas of NYC (there is nothing interesting in the immediate vicinity of the hotel except for WaMu to get cash) and finding a cab was a huge challenge, but the room was phenomenal. I was in a corner king with floor to ceiling windows with views of the Empire State and the Chrystler buildings. The bathroom of white tile and marble had a huge window with the same view directly above the huge soaking tub. I've stayed in more than 30 hotels so far this year and this was by far the best decor.
Room service (breakfast) was on time, hot and delicious.
My arrival at the hotel came two days before the official opening but I give the staff credit for going out of their way to make me feel welcomed. Everyone I encountered, from the cleaining staff, door men and front desk were professional and pleasant.
I highly recommend it.
Don't stay anywhere else!
Currently in it's "soft opening" stage, the bowery is brand new but feels classic and familiar the moment you walk though the door.
what i loved
- rain shower w/ c.o. bigelow products
- free wifi
- check ing in early @ 10 am after a red eye
- beautiful gothic feeling lobby with marble tile mosiacs on the floor (very similar to the floors in the new greek and roman sculpture galleries at the met)
- comfy bed w/ view of the chrystler bulding
- tasseled key that you leave at the front desk and never have to worry about losing.
- little green stool so you can sit in front of the desk/mirror
- attentive but not invasive service
- catalan restaurant down the street called 'mercat'
- old time new york ambiance - brick, dim lights, wood panels
-$375 a nite. cheap for new york!
- you can open the windows
- same feel as the maritime hotel (same owners) but much more posh and luxurious.
what could use a little work
- front desk/ reservations dept. very slow to pick up the phone.
when you finally did get ahold of them though they are very helpful and pleasant.
- one day out of three my room was not made up until after 6pm.
i really can't wait to go back here. it felt like home.
Am angry I couldn’t stay longer!!!
I find myself talking more about The Bowery than the trip itself. I contacted the hotel directly to set a reservation and everything was as they said it would be when I arrived. The building and attention to detail is amazing. I'm confident this is nothing like the last three hotels you've stayed in. The younger sexy staff works very hard to make sure you’re comfortable which I think is a rare find these days. If you’re trying to decide between The Bowery and the last place you stayed I’m confident you will not be disappointed with this choice!!!
A tradition has been started
After reading all the reviews from this site on which hotel to stay at, I finally decided on The Bowery, and I am glad I did..The entire staff is spectacular and I believe that is definitely a huge factor in the hotel business. But the hotel itself is gorgeous. Like the previous review, it was also my husband and I mini honeymoon. The rooms are very accomodating and the bed is seriously the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in. I didn't request a tub, but called the night before check in and had no problem getting a room with a bath tub. The view was amazing, (we were on the 9th. floor). You can take a bath while looking at The Empire state building and The Chrysler building, WOW.
We walked to China Town and Little Italy for sights and dinner, which was really fun and delicious. We really like the location a lot and the weather that weekend was beautiful. The restaurant, The Gemma was open, but we already had dinner reservations in Little Italy. It was very busy. Next time we stay at The Bowery we will eat there for dinner. We did have breakfast there the next morning (the coffee is the best I have ever had). We can't wait to go back already, wouldn't stay anywhere else. We definitely intend on going every year for our anniversary.
Hostel in New York
I am heading to NYC next thursday 19 June. I have already booked one night in Chelsea International Hostel. However, I have heard that Bowery's Whitehouse Hotel offers single room for $30. It is very cheap. Does any one know about this hostel? Is Bowery a safe location?
Re: Hostel in New York
It depends on which part of the Bowery you'll be in. I lived there for 4 years, back in the 80's (on 33rd). Madison Square Gardens is there, as well as other venues to see, and things to do. (Plus, there's a Baby Watson Cheesecake Company with the best coffee in the world). I'm not too sure about Hostels in the area (as I've never stayed in one), but it's a relatively safe area. You should have a good time....
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The Whitehouse pretty much sucks, but it is cheap and reasonably clean. It has those 7' walls with a 9' ceiling so the noise is a bit irritating unless you come home late every night, it helps if you are too plastered to be bothered by the noise. Come to think of it, that may be why it is a bit noisy at night. It is the cleaned up half of an old flophouse, with the other half still in operation, I believe, so don't expect luxury, tho it does have a coke machine in the lobby and an overpriced internet service. The bowery is reasonably safe if you walk like you know where you are going. New York is a decent city, nothing like it was 25 years ago. There are 2 subway stops within 3 blocks of the place, too.
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Hi to all of you
I appreciate everyones responses. By the way, I managed to get into Bowery Whitehouse Hotel website, and I have decided not to stay in. I rather stay in Chelsea Hostel. I am gonna stay seven days in NYC and I think Chelsea International Hostel is a better option although I will be sharing with other five people. However, If you have other suggestions before thursday I will greatly appreciate it.
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I've stayed the Bowery Hotel twice and had no problems. I walked to my hotel alone at night with no issues.
There is plenty of subway access on the side streets. That said the Bowery isn't the greatest. Watch whats going and you'll be fine though.