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Blue Moon Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   100 Orchard St, New York City, NY 10002 (Lower East Side)   |  
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Ranked #274 of 447 hotels in New York City
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We stayed in this hotel in September 2013 for two nights in a double room on the fourth floor with breakfast included. The room was comfortable enough without being too large. Good en suite facility. Breakfast was awful, luke warm coffee and only bagels on offer. No toast. Self Service in Reception Lobby, when there is a side room down the hall they could use. Good location in Lower East Side, we loved the area. We paid $638 dollars after taxes, around £450 pounds, which is a rip off for the facilities and room on offer. Would not stay again and would not recommend this hotel to anyone. On our second night the next door room had a fight and were slamming doors etc. Reported to reception who did little to prevent it.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Portland, Oregon
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We've stayed at the Blue Moon several times. This boutique hotel was converted from an old tenement and has the historic charm to prove it. Beautiful wood and stone carvings, antique furniture, and many rooms with terraces make it a one of a kind hotel. We love the location, across the street from the tenement museum. It's close to Chinatown, Little Italy, and Soho. We also easily walk to Greenwich Village from here. The TVs are tiny - don't try to watch sports here. The internet is ok - not super speedy, but functional. This place is for people who want something different - it's a far cry from a chain hotel.

Room Tip: The rooms on the east side with the terraces face the Williamsburg Bridge. It's a gorgeous view...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is located in the Lower East Side, nestled on Orchard Street surrounded by the city's bustle it's not your usual area to choose as a New York City visitor, however if you want to get a real NYC experience, the hotel itself provides a nice quiet atmosphere, with a relaxed European feel that allows you to go out and really explore New York City culture. You can explore the Lower East side with its great little restaurants, the street vendors on Orchard Street, a fantastic nightlife area, the East Village, some classic landmarks and just experience the city. If you want to head to Macy's or any of the other regular shopping spots or sight seeing areas, the metro is a block or two away and makes everything super easy to access. If you're an adventurer and a confident traveller this place is perfect. The staff are also amazing! If you want to put yourself up in a huge room and watch big screen TV's and have more of a big time American Times Square experience, this isn't the vibe.

Some people may hesitate on the location - even the staff mentioned to me our room might be noisy, I could not believe how quiet it was. I was in a balcony room above the night club, I did not hear a thing, when I'd open the balcony door, you could totally hear the difference, so for his I was really impressed. This place is charming and special - enjoy!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

My daughter and I shared a Mom/Daughter weekend in the City July 26-28th of this year. I looked at the reviews here and chose the Blue Moon Hotel, as we wanted something "Different". It was different, alright.....instead of bland, office style decor we got beautiful, charming rooms with a combo of antique furniture and really comfy bed/couch. Instead of bored, inattentive or rude reception staff we got Louise who we dubbed the "Angel of Hospitality". Talking and joking with Louise was like hanging out with my sisters! She was funny, well-informed, happy to help with anything. Louise made our weekend! I have never had hotel staff who I couldn't wait to chat with when I got in :-) Breakfast in the lobby was coffee, pastries, incredible bagels and all FREE.
This, in NYC during the peak summer season. I have travelled all over the world and stayed in some of the most highly rated hotels such as Taj and Ritz Carlton. You can keep them, just give me the Blue Moon and Louise!
Chris & Shannon

Room Tip: The rooms facing the bridge are good at lower level, the rooms at the higher level are better facing...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pearl River, New York
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4 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

My husband and I were looking for a place on the Lower East Side to spend one night and we are very glad we happened upon the listing for the Blue Moon. This is not a cookie-cutter chain establishment; it's a European-style boutique hotel with a lot of charm. We got some of the history of the building from one of the employees; the owner spent five years restoring it while he and his family lived in one of the suites. He used items salvaged from the building to decorate, even down to such small details as the entertainment posters and place cards that are now framed and hung on the walls. Our clean, spacious, and homelike room was on the second floor, on the back side of the building, so there was no street noise. The room did not have a view, but it did have its own private patio with tables and chairs. The location is wonderful; it's in the midst of a vibrant neighborhood with many restaurants, bars, markets, and shops, within easy walking distance of Chinatown and Little Italy. The Tenement Museum, across the street, is a great place to learn about the rich history of the neighborhood, which is at the heart of the immigrant experience of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The subway is very close, making it a good base for visiting other parts of the City. I would recommend the Blue Moon to anyone who is looking for a unique hotel with historic charm, instead of the usual midtown chain-hotel experience.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Loja, Spain
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

we spent a whole week. this is a very original hotel. the rooms are large . we had the impression to live as real newyorkers. the área is great a lot of new restaurants and the subway station is not too far

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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East Arlington, Vermont
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Checked out of The Blue Moon Hotel on Sunday.. following a 3 night stay, simply wonderful!! My husband, two adult sons (mid-20's) and I VERY MUCH ENJOYED our entire experience. The hotel is exactly as pictured... a sweet entry - located across the street from the Tenement Museum, at 100 Orchard St, one block south of Delancey. The hotel is 8 stories high... originally 5, top three added on. The lobby is furnished with little tables, chairs, window seats... shelves are chock full of items found on the original property - when the owner (an artist) purchased and proceeded to create the hotel. It's charming.. simply charming. The staff is WONDERUL... eager to please, to get to know their guests.. they each make you feel like you're returning HOME.. to your NYC FAMILY... after a time away. EVEN the elevator is charming, if such a thing can be believed! It clicks along, binging as it passes each floor, tin walls on the high sides, a Van Gogh painted ceiling.. oak lower sides... blessedly, ours opened up on the 7th floor.. into a hallway filled with more art, a lovely mantle.. our room was on the front (west) side of the house, the Molly Picon suite. WOW!! It's huge.. a separate little kitchen area with mini fridge, gas stove (guts are out), it's just an attractive piece of the past, with a wall plug hanging above, great place for charging phones and laptops (free wifi), a shelf that we used for snax, etc, a bar sink.. yay!!

LR has sofa bed, big round table with 4 large chairs, a credenza with big flatscreen... double oak doors with floor to ceiling windows - with more skinny windows at the sides, leading out to an AMAZING TERRACE with an INCREDIBLE VIEW of downtown. Freedom Tower to the left, Empire State and Chrysler Building to the right, planters full of flowers, four wrought iron chairs... twirly wrought iron wrapping around terrace at perfect elbow height, a tiny glass table, perfect for wine glasses... I brought some battery operated candles with me and put them out each night.. it was magical!!

Off the living room, separated by huge oak double doors is the bedroom... with a super comfy queen bed, closet, dresser, two side tables.. then, a lovely black and white bathroom... loads of fresh towels daily, plenty of shampoo, conditioner, bodywash, MOUTHWASH... HUGE bath tub/shower... completely tiled, so NICE!!!

Forgot the closet off the LR, as you enter the room, has a safe in it...

I truly hesitate to write this as I will return.. and I will stay in the Molly P again.. unless, of course, Louise talks me into the Marx Bros next time.. which is supposed to have an even bigger terrace... with an amazing view of the Williamsburg Bridge.

The staff called us cars whenever we left... arrived fast, with friendly, nice drivers, great rate.

I could go on and on and on and on but I think you're getting my drift. The LES is SURROUNDED by great restaurants.. (Babycakes Gluten Free bakery is a must!!), great bars, if you're headed to NYC for touristy stuff, do yourself a favor and book the Blue Moon. The rooms are huge, the location is superb and the staff is like family.

SO MUCH BETTER than our usual stays uptown... SO MUCH MORE FUN!!

Room Tip: Molly Picon - INCREDIBLE VIEWS and great if you're traveling with more than a couple.. since you...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Hotel Blue Moon
Address: 100 Orchard St, New York City, NY 10002
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Lower East Side , Manhattan
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #274 of 447 hotels in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Moon Hotel 3*
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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