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“Friendly place to stay in New York” 4 of 5 stars
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The Bowery Hotel
335 Bowery, New York City, NY 10003 (East Village)   |  
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Ranked #62 of 456 Hotels in New York City
West Sussex
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Friendly place to stay in New York”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Just back from a 4 night stay at the Bowery, a very pleasant experience with friendly and helpful staff especially the doormen. The décor is reminiscent of an old English country hotel with a fire in the lounge which offered various refreshments and most importantly comfortable seating where visitors can rest their weary feet after a day's sightseeing in New York.

The restaurant called Gemma's coped with all our needs and served an excellent breakfast. There are also some great little eating places nearby on E7th which are worth exploring

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We stayed at the Bowery for 2 nights in January for my 40th Birthday. We arrived late in the evening and very tired after a difficult journey in the middle of a snow storm. The staff were fantastic, getting us checked in very quickly and reserving as table in the restaurant for dinner.

There was champagne in our room on arrival as well as nibbles. The room was very comfortable and spacious (we were in a King).

The lounge was warm and cozy and the cocktails were fantastic. The food in Gemma the hotel restaurant was also excellent.

All the staff were so very helpful and polite and we have just booked a return trip for December.

Room Tip: The corner rooms have the best views
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  • Stayed January 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

The Bowery Hotel offers a rare mix of hip hotel and welcoming staff. We spent a night at the Bowery close to home on a staycation in NYC, so we know NYC, its hotels and bars and restaurants quite well, and there was nothing about the Bowery Hotel that didn't exceed our expectations. The desk staff, room service and bellmen were all friendly and welcoming. We had a very large suite with a very large deep bathtub. This is the first hotel I've stayed at where the iHome dock has a built in lightning connector, which showed a surprising attention to detail. It was too cold to go out so we ate at Gemma, the in-house restaurant which hasn't always received the best reviews, and we were pleasantly surprised at the friendly service and very good food. The location is great for access to great restaurants and bars and boutiques without lots of tourists and crowds.

Room Tip: The splurge for a suite is worth it.
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  • Stayed February 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for a long weekend. Fabulous location. Staff very polite and helpful. Has a great atmosphere in the busy bar area. Only downside was the room was a little on the small side, but very well appointed.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I live in NY but booked a night here for a really important celebration with my girlfriend. The hotel is beautiful, super cool, great location, and having told them about a surprise I planned before checking in, the entire staff made sure everything went smoothly. A great stay for a very special night!

  • Stayed February 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Just stayed in this fantastic hotel. Rooms were spotless and to a very high standard. The Staff throughout the hotel were always very pleasant and helpful. Had room service a few evenings as well and again the staff dealing with requests...over the telephone or bringing it to the room were always happy to help and very pleasant. Loved my stay and would recommend. Hope to go back one day.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 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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5 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights in early October as part of a New York/Brooklyn trip.
Initial impressions were great - its laid back but decadent. We had a corner King room with lovely floor to ceiling windows on two walls, I'd really recommend asking for one on a high floor if you can to enhance your visit.
It's certainly a hotel with personality - the rooms are old school glamour and really charming. It was the main selling point for us really.

Breakfast next door was lovely - I'd highly recommend the baked eggs and pancakes.

Location is great - walking distance to Broadway and all of the East Village charms - we'd def stay there again

Room Tip: Def get a corner King room on a high floor for great views. If you book with Mr and Mrs Smith, you...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Bowery Hotel

Address: 335 Bowery, New York City, NY 10003
Location: United States > New York > New York City > East Village , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#55 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#75 Business Hotel in New York City
#229 Family Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 135
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bowery Hotel, a delightfully atmospheric luxury hotel in downtown Manhattan has opened its doors on the historic Bowery ushering in a new era of hospitality in one of New York's most exciting and desirable areas. Room types range from standard rooms to one-bedroom terrace suites, all of which boast hardwood floors, floor to ceiling factory windows and sweeping views of NYC. ... more   less 
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