I stayed at The Bowery for 2 nights in late Alrpil 2015 while on business in Wall St. It is a quirky...cranky..venue that has elevated hip and cool with a throwback to the era of the 1900's; visually it creaks of brocade furniture, flock velvet curtains and second rate oak pannelling. All this is contrived to give the impression of a world gone by.
So far so good but it is also a hotel of huge compromises. Bedrooms are sparsely appointed; it has no restaurant; the phones are ideosyncratic; and the public areas lack a quiet corner. more positively, the beds are very comfortable and rooms facing the rear garden are quiet.
If you are on vacation, it will work fine for you. If you are business, you will miss all those hot and cold efficient facilities that make life easy when time has a price.
Location is a matter of taste; its a good 20 minutes by cab to Wall Street and about the same to central park. Convenient for Chinatown and good night life.
But ...it is a hotel caught in both a time warp and a twilight zone. If you want quirky, chose the Bowery. If you want a good location, efficient services and a hotel that does not shout at your senses, there are plenty of better options in NY.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Bowery Hotel New York City