We wanted to stay in the East Village to take advantage of the location for interesting restaurants and an off Broadway theater. The Bowery Hotel was the perfect spot. Rooms were absolutely charming with period touches that made you feel like you had stepped back in time. Lobby was elegant and very social and the staff could not have been more helpful. Really nice attention to details and the room and bedding could not have been more comfortable. The concierge filled us in ahead of time about all of the things we could do within walking distance.. Great walking neighborhood - we explored some of Little Italy, visited Katz's Deli for hot pastrami sandwiches and Russ and Daughters for a bagel and to bring home some wonderful Irish smoked salmon. Recommend The Tenement Museum to really understand the area. New York Theater Workshop was a five minute walk. Liked everything about the hotel.