I've stayed at the Bowery at least ten times in the past few years. The front desk staff is not typically as "service oriented" as you would imagine a hotel of this price would be, but I find they are hit or miss on this.
That aside, the rooms, hallway decor, and public areas (even the gym!) feel like a throwback to the 1930s. All with updated, contemporary furnishings and super soft bed linens, beds and pillows. Having previously lived in NYC, this is my favorite hotel as the rooms give you all of the amenities of staying at a luxury establishment, and the feel of the hotel gives you more comfort that you are retiring to your own luxury apartment unit which is a welcome thought for anyone who spends a good amount of time traveling for work. The bar/lounge lobby is popular with locals and there is a small outdoor space that is gorgeous in the summertime.
If you can afford to stay here, it is worth it. Hopefully one day they will concede to honor corporate rates.