A regular place to stay if you want to have some privacy (not a hostel, but almost). Small cabins, small bad, shared bathroom. It is almost impossible to regulate the temperature in the showers (male showers) since of the three showers, only one had a regulator. The heating in the rooms was sooooo high that you can sleep naked. Barely enough room for a small piece of luggage and that's it.
It is terrible that that don't control the noise from the other guests. Noisy frat people laughing two hours in a row at 3 am. (I mean, I had bad luck, but the hotel should put more attention to it).
People in the reception desk are nice, helpful and patient.
It could be a little bit better for the price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our property, 220 Bowery, was built in 1927 as a manufacturing building. It operated in this capacity until it was reborn as The Prince Hotel in the 1940’s to serve as temporary lodging for soldiers returning home from World War II. All floors of The Prince Hotel were rebuilt with single room cabins that were just large enough for a bed and storage of essential items. The bathrooms were made communal so that the hotel operators could maximize its occupancy and house as many soldiers as possible. With its prime location and easy access to vices such as gambling, prostitution and saloons - some of the soldiers never left and decided to make the majority of the 200 cabins their long-term homes. It was in these single rooms that many of the Bowery’s most eccentric characters lived for decades adding to the lore and drama of New York’s former skid row. At The Bowery House, we have decided to preserve and restore every detail of the remarkable 1940’s cabin craftsmanship and in turn provide unique, authentic and historic accommodations to travelers from around the world. Part museum and part hotel, we hope you enjoy not only the neighborhood but also the living history that is The Bowery House. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Bowery House Hotel New York City