We had read some articles about the Bowery House...mixed feelings....but we were surprised in the good sense...but, yes there is a but...bring your earplugs...we booked a cabin, so small cubicle just for the two of us, which is great, but the ceiling isn't closed, needless to say that either you're lucky and no one snores or arrives drunk in the middle of the night, either you're unlucky and someone in the corridor talks a bit too loudly....or has his alarm go off a bit too early....the bathrooms are shared but very clean, with a nice design...and the neighbourhood is just perfect, nice shops & restaurants....I would definitely give it a try....budgetwise, there's no better option in Manhattan.....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Bowery House Hotel New York City