I recently stayed @ The Bowery on 8th July 2009 for 1 evening.....the hotel was flawless on all levels! I had gone to the hotel 2 days before my check in date to view a few rooms--I found a type that I loved & placed a request for a Bowery Queen with a tub & view...not only was my request fulfilled, but I was able to check into the room as early as I wanted!---rarely do hotels of any level actually grant requests, but The Bowery came through beautifully! Teelo @ the front desk checked me in---super efficient & kind!---I was in my room within 5 minutes! They give you a tassle with your room key, which is very unique, but this hotel is insanely special & incredibly unique! You can drop it off @ the desk every day, so you don't have to carry it around---there is a classic key holder behind the Front desk to hold all keys & messages---really cool & fun place! My room was on the 12th floor (rm #1209)--REQUEST it if you can---the room had an amazing bathroom with a fabulous DEEP soaking tub & a flawless rain water shower head with super strong pressure----really indulgent! The bathroom also has Villeroy & Boch & Waterworks fixtures---very unique Copper & marble design----lush robes, thick towels, a jar with q-tips, shower cap, cotton balls, C & O Bigelow bath products with a Lavender-Peppermint scent, even a loofah mitt, bubble bath & a little tube of Marvis toothpaste---stunning bath also had a HUGE window overlooking the city. The bed was ridiculously comfy, with a cozy red blanket & super soft sheets! The room also had beautiful hardwood floors, a cool rug, extra big desk, flat screen, two green velvet chairs with an addt'l table---(Good to work or have Room Service on), two oversized Floor to ceiling factory windows with stunning views (if you look hard to the left you can see the ES building & the Chrysler), a mini-bar packed with everything from chips & candy to condoms & candles, an iPOD docking station, & when I came back from being out, the room had been turned down with slippers & a little tray with treats & cookies....really nice touch! The room even smelled good......honestly, the entire room was perfect! I loved it so much---also loved the bedside control panels, ceiling fan, cool ceilings, exposed white brick, etc.....the designers did a fantastic job of constructing a brand new building, while creating an authentic, old NYC style/look....so different from other hotels.......JUST GO & STAY!! The lobby is also really cool----nice mix of locals, guests, hipsters, etc....cool magazine rack in the lobby, Gemma restaurant is very cool & chic! Syer, Marika & Teelo & the front desk were all great----Syer & Teelo made sure I got the room I requested & were both warm & sincere!!.....The bellman Chris was great---nice guy!! The other bellman never seemed to be at the door, but this wasn't a big deal to me.....I also loved the fact that all of the windows in the room open!! Soundproofing was good, but there is some construction going on, so some noise was heard during the morning....nothing to bad---I live in NYC, so I hear it often. Very fast COMP. HS internet access in the room & lobby..!The area is really close walking distance to the LES, SoHo, the East Village, etc......Think Coffee across the street is Amazing! Overall, The Bowery was brilliant & I had so much fun while staying there-----really interesting & cool hotel-----my all time FAVE place in the LES/Bowery area! Enjoy & Safe Travels as always!
10th July 2009