I must say my expectations were blown away from my stay at the Blue Moon. From the beaming and helpful staff to the grandeur and comfort of the room and surroundings, I can certainly proclaim that the great reviews I’ve read and pictures could never justifiably convey the true beauty of this hidden gem.
The Blue Moon harkens back to an era of opulence and glamour reminiscent of old New York and Hollywood (Due in part to it being a 19th century tenement and an art & historic design preservation project that was lovingly restored to a shining luster). Once walking through the doors, the elegant antique décor, beautifully appointed furnishings, hand painted collages and an obsessive attention to fine details whisk you back into time. The sheer magnitude of its awe is inspiring and relaxing all at once.
The hotel is nestled in the heart of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Where once stood a gritty neighborhood now is a bustling haven for artists and musicians, thriving small business and one of the last remaining bastions of real NYC culture and mystique.
Though being in the beating heart of the city has been a lightning rod of some of the less stellar opinions and reviews of the hotel, you have to remember, this is New York City. There is ambient noise and the neighborhood, while bustling is not nearly as loud as say the Meatpacking District or Times Square. My stay was in fact quieter than my last stay in South Beach, where sleep is almost an impossibility with each Hotel having a full blown nightclub in the lobby.
My room was chock full of creature comforts, the highest quality linens and bedding, spacious (more so than what I expected) and service from the Hotel staff was quick and hospitable. I will be staying here again. Dollar for dollar, this is a world class hotel located in a culturally rich part of NYC, with many great places within walking distance and travel made easy by quick access to the subway and Taxis.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Blue Moon Hotel on Orchard Street welcomes guests to the Lower East Side. This new, boutique Manhattan hotel leads the resurgence of the landmark old New York neighborhood. The hotel is located along cobble stone streets once occupied by push cart vendors, pickle packers, butchers, and bakers. Now, New York City's historic past has come to life in the authentic yet modern and comfortable neighborhood hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Blue Moon