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The Bowery House

2.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   220 Bowery, New York City, NY (Manhattan)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Suitcase didnt fit on the floor of the room.. No space whatsoever! However, lovely lobby area & roof top, plus friendly staff and cool decor. Stayed by myself for 2 nights & then booked an extra night.

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MJDempsey, General Manager at The Bowery House, responded to this review

Dear katieelizabeth21, Thank you for staying at The Bowery House and writing a review! We have many guests who check in for a quick stay and add a day or two once they see how clean, comfortable and accommodating we are. Our affordable rates and dynamite location make us the perfect place to stay and enjoy New York. We hope... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a relaxing stay. It's kind of like a dormitory but with tiny cabins, shared bathrooms, and a shared ceiling. But so what? You get a cheap, comfortable room for the night and pleasant and accommodating staff. It's not for couples or people that value privacy because you're not going to spend much time in your cabin. You're... More

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MJDempsey, General Manager at The Bowery House, responded to this review

Dear William Y, Thank you for your review and recent stay! Our clean and comfortable cabins offer excellent value to our dear guests. Staff is here to make your NYC experience unique and enjoyable. We hope to see you the next time you visit New York. Regards, Matthew Dempsey/General Manager More

Hove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Generally an amazing experience. The only minor drawback was the shared ceiling, which I don't recall being made clear in the description of the place. I made a concerted effort to be quiet, other people however didn't have such qualms!! Otherwise though it was really very good! The rooms were small for sure, but clean, light and really we didn't... More

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MJDempsey, General Manager at The Bowery House, responded to this review

Dear chris m, Thank you for your stay and FIVE STAR REVIEW! Our staff loves to help guests enjoy NYC to the fullest. Our cabins have high thread count sheets and offer one of the best values in one of the most expensive cities. Our clean bathrooms and lovely bath products make it fun to get ready and enjoy NYC.... More

Vienna, Austria
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I rented a room for three nights at the Bowery House for my dad at the end of July. When he arrived at the building he noticed three signs claiming to vacate the premises and to not enter. The signs claimed that the conditions were imminently perilous to life meaning that no one should live there. I do not recommend... More

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MJDempsey, General Manager at The Bowery House, responded to this review

Dear Alynn M, Thank you for your recent stay. The Bowery House is a clean, safe and secure property. The sign you read was in regards to the bunk room (the city does not allow bunk beds and we had to redo the room). We are very clear on cabin size. We are able to offer great rates due to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited New York with a friend as the first location on our East Coast travels. We booked the Prince Room as there was two of us, and this is apparently one of the best rooms. Pros: Location - easy to walk everywhere, great selection of bars and restaurants in the area Amenities - the showers in the bathrooms were... More

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MJDempsey, General Manager at The Bowery House, responded to this review

Dear Chloe M, Thank you for your review and recent stay! We are so glad you enjoyed your time at The Bowery House. Our shower products are Red Flower - organic and amazing as you described. The shared bathrooms are clean and available around the clock for our guests. Walking distance to an amazing array of bars and restaurants make... More

Seattle, Washington
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't book the Pepper two-bed bunkroom. I thought it would be quieter with an actual ceiling rather than the lattice work open-ceiling individual "rooms." Pepper is the size of a walk-in closet and it has NO VENTILATION and no AC. The AC is in the large area where the "rooms" are all located and I suppose the cool air is... More

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MJDempsey, General Manager at The Bowery House, responded to this review

Dear bazaarmind, Thank you for your stay and review! I'm sorry that your stay wasn't perfect. We offer a great value for our guests when visiting NYC. Manhattan can be noisy to visitors even with private rooms, so we offer ear plugs to help. I am glad you enjoyed the location. We are close to the best neighborhoods as you... More

Orlando, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK, it was my first time visiting NYC and I had a BLAST!.. I booked my room like a week prior and spoke with the GM Matthew Dempsey. The conversation was nice because he enlightened me about the area along with the convenience of the Bowery House. Of course you have to be a little skeptical before you see it... More

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MJDempsey, General Manager at The Bowery House, responded to this review

Dear FellyJ_Travels, Thank you for your review and FIVE STAR REVIEW! You have pointed out all the great reasons to stay at The Bowery House. Our location, price and cleanliness cannot be beat. Please let me know when I can help you with your next reservation. Regards, Matthew Dempsey/General Manager More

Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this hotel/hostel. Of course, rooms are tiny, shared bathrooms, but great decor and "hipster" feel. I'd recommend for young 20's to 30 somethings that aren't overly high maintenance. Great area!

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Dear Flatterdwu, Thank you for the FIVE STAR REVIEW! We are proud to offer our guests value and great decor while visiting NYC. We know our guests enjoy the vibe and location of The Bowery House. We offer our guests high thread count sheets, Red Flower bath products, a nice lobby to relax as well as the Roof Garden to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In NYC for a solo weekend, had read about The Bowery House and decided to give it a try. I did not have high expectations so was not disappointed. At the same time, I was not pleasantly surprised. The experience was pretty much as generically expected based on reviews. I stayed 3 nights, don't remember what the room type was... More

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MJDempsey, General Manager at The Bowery House, responded to this review

Dear Msp Tripper, Thank you for your stay! My apologies for the guests who took up the space in the bathroom. Our cabins with the windows are quite nice. Book early as they are popular and go fast. The Bowery House is in a great location as you experienced. Our staff are here to help you enjoy the city you... More

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Address: 220 Bowery, New York City, NY
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , NoLita
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Bowery House 2*
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Our property, 220 Bowery, was built in 1927 as a manufacturing building. It operated in this capacity until it was reborn as The Prince Hotel in the 1940’s to serve as temporary lodging for soldiers returning home from World War II. All floors of The Prince Hotel were rebuilt with single room cabins that were just large enough for a bed and storage of essential items. The bathrooms were made communal so that the hotel operators could maximize its occupancy and house as many soldiers as possible. With its prime location and easy access to vices such as gambling, prostitution and saloons - some of the soldiers never left and decided to make the majority of the 200 cabins their long-term homes. It was in these single rooms that many of the Bowery’s most eccentric characters lived for decades adding to the lore and drama of New York’s former skid row. At The Bowery House, we have decided to preserve and restore every detail of the remarkable 1940’s cabin craftsmanship and in turn provide unique, authentic and historic accommodations to travelers from around the world. Part museum and part hotel, we hope you enjoy not only the neighborhood but also the living history that is The Bowery House. ... more   less 
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