The Bowery is a beautiful hotel within walking distance to all of New York's great shopping and neighborhoods. The rooms are beautiful and comfortable w/ great views. Some of the room doors are however notoriously difficult to open and you might spend 5-10 mins outside your room trying to get in. Luckily, helpful staff isn't far away to give a hand. Still, it can be a bit of a pain, especially if your hands are full.
My only complaint about this hotel, is actually a rather major one. They over-charged my room bill for $108 in minibar expenses when I hadn't used a single thing!!! When I invited them to go and check, they declined and were quick to dismiss it and credited me the amount. However to my surprise, when I got home from my trip and received my credit card statement a few short weeks later, the credit went through and then a new charge was repeated again!!! I have since filed a complaint against the hotel through my credit card company and they are in the process of reviewing the case. Thank goodness that my credit card company is more professional than this hotel was in handling such matters.
All I can say is scrutinize your mini bar upon entering and keep a list of what is there upon arrival and departure. I would even mention any concerns at check-in.
On an up note, the adjoining restaurant serves us fantastic Italian food and is worth trying.
Hopefully you'll have better luck than I did.