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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Bowery Hotel New York City