I stayed in a full cabin with a friend. We were woken up throughout the night by noisy people arriving back and shouting, stomping up the stairs, etc. The bathrooms and showers were really clean and nice, but when we left I was covered in bites. Think carefully before you stay here because your bags have no where to go but on the floor and you definitely don't want to bring these bugs home with you. Any money saved was cancelled out as each bed bug bit started to itch - skip this place unless you want to get bitten and bring bed bugs home with you...
- Also Known As:
- The Bowery House Hotel New York City
- The Bowery House Hotel
- 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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