We stayed at The Lowell for one night. A friend of us recommended the hotel. As a surprise we recieved an upgrade to a suite. The suite was magnificent and decorated by a famous interiour decorator.
The style of the hotel is English with a tearoom in English style. Also our suite was in English style, but with a modern touch. The location of the hotel is very centered in on the Upper East side. Fairly close to subway and close to shopping and Central Park. Also by taxi it takes about 30-45 minutes to JFK, which we heard is fairly short.
The service was very good, the staff was very polite. We experienced three little flaws which were that we had to call reception for our complementary welcome drink and the roomservice we orderd at night took about 45 min in stead of the prommised 30 min. The third thing is that the wireless internet wasn't working very well, but we were in no immediate need for that.
The staff at the frontdesk was very helpfull and always asked if we needed anything. The hotel is very nice and an absolute must go if you want to spend a nice, discrete, quiet and relaxing holiday in NYC.