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Hotel on Rivington
Ranked #156 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Maryland, New York
1 review
“funky hotel”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

I really like the decor from the street level entrance to the dark hallways. I would suggest that the hotel update their music system. I could not play my iphone 5 in their ihome eequipment. Also, the window would not lock and the cutains would not stay shut. The beds was very comfortable. Maybe an additional light in the bathroom. the staff on the street level were great and friendly. I thought a newspaper or coffee/tea service would have been good to offer for the price.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Adam P, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel on Rivington, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Hi D F, Thank you so much for your positive review here on TripAdvisor. We love to get reviews, they help us immensely in offering excellent service and top shelf amenities.

We are constantly upgrading all aspects of the hotel from our commitment to service to our in-room music options. We do offer auxiliary cables that you can use to connect the iHome to your iPhone 5 to play music and have chargers to borrow from Guest Reception. We also offer complimentary newspapers, coffee, tea, water, fruit (and wine!) in our Lobby Lounge everday. We should have mentioned this at check-in, my sincere apologies if we did not.

If you would kindly respond to me at the email below with your room number and/or the name you stayed under I can look further into fixing the window and curtains in your room.

We hope you will come stay with us again, here in the always funky Lower East Side.

All the Best,
Adam
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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

We spent a week in this very stylish hotel in the Lower East Side. The helpful and nice personel made the hotel feel like a comfortable homebase.

The lounge on the second floor provides a pooltable, coffee, tea and fruit troughout the day (and a glass of wine until 6p.m.). Here you can look at everything going on at Rivington street.

The room was roomy with alot of light. The foam beds sleep great, and the shower was spacious. Beware to let it steam up a bit though otr be exposed to your neighbours outside ( which is known in the neighbourhood..)

The only 2 gripes have to do with the rooftop terrace:
- One night there was a party (no noice at the 7th floor!), and people could freely take the elevator, making it possible to roam the hotel. Not a nice idea.
- The rooftop is now permanently closed for the hotelguest. At request you can go up with a doorman (thanks Eddy!). However, pictures on the website when i booked suggested the lounge area to be here. It is a shame that the area is now only available so limited because the view is stunning. I would love to have spend some evenings here enjoying the view.

Oh, and special praise for the great cookies in the evenings!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Adam P, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel on Rivington, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Greetings from Rivington Street, Stefan B! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Hotel on Rivington. Thank you for your positive and informative review here on TripAdvisor!

We appreciate your feedback regarding our Penthouse as well. It is a private event space and is not open to the public or to unsupervised guests. There was a private party booked in the Penthouse during your stay and I apologize for any residual effects it may have had on your stay.
Im glad Eddy was able to escort you up to take some pictures when the space was available, the views are pretty spectacular. The room category you booked, the Regular King, is only located on floors 3 to 8 and do not offer a skyline view. Our other room categories however do, so please contact me directly if you decide to come and stay with us again and we'll see about getting you set up for one of those! :)

Say Hi to Amsterdam for us!

All the Best,
Adam
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St. Thomas
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Beautiful wrap around windows & balcony. Chic, tasteful decore & furnishings. Roomy (huge by New York standards) Amazing, super comfy tempurpedic bed with cotton linens. Beautiful bathroom with an enormous tub, windows in the shower. LES is great location especially if you like night life, this neighborhood is pumping at 3 am when we came in. My new fave hotel in NYC!

Room Tip: ask for a corner room
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Adam P, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel on Rivington, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
HI Gale W! Welcome to the Rivington Family! We loved having you stay and really appreciate the kind words you left here on TripAdvisor about your experience.

Come back and visit us anytime!

All the Best,
Adam
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London, UK
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Hotel on Rivington is a great place if you're in town for a few days and want to stay in an area where locals hang out - LES - but where tourists don't. Rooms are simple but stylish, while the communal areas are understated yet offer newspapers, coffee, wine and a pool table - all you need. Shame there isn't a proper gym though. And unlike boutique hotels it isn't self-conciously quirky. It has its own personality and helpful, diligent staff. Didn't try the bar/restaurant downstairs but it was usually packed so in NYC that's a good sign.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Adam P, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel on Rivington, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Hi Ap T! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review here on TripAdvisor. Looks like you are a seasoned traveler, so your positive feedback is very much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed our unique boutique property here in the Lower East Side.
It's true, out fitness center is modest, if you require a larger facility we have a partnership with a local gym (right on the block!) that is full service, 24 hours during the week, and is available to our guests for a $10 day-pass which includes classes.
Hope to see you back on Rivington soon!

All the Best,
Adam
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Cornville AZ
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

I am a regular guest here at the hotel and consider it home when I am in NYC. Love the location as the LES has a lot of restaurants and attractions. The staff is very friendly and service orientated. Their restaurant Co-Op is very good. I had breakfast each morning and they have newspapers available and the service is efficient. The room is very comfortable and I had a nice view of the city. Will return.

Room Tip: High floors for views.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Adam P, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel on Rivington, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Hi ed_conwayCornvilleAZ! Wow, a 5 Circle Review from one of TripAdvisor's Senior Contributors with over 30 reviews?! We are beaming with pride. You are truly a valued guest of our's Mr. Conway and we always aim to please.
Feel free to book directly through me and I'll make sure we set you up with your favorite room. :)

All the Best,
Adam
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

Location, rooms, staff, facilities. Staff are extremely accommodating and friendly. The rooms are immaculate.
Possibly a Nespresso machine or kettle in the room but there is complimentary tea and coffee available on 2nd floor .Am struggling to find something negative!
Cool bars, great diners and access to lots of individual restaurants. Subway stations nearby but also near to other attractions on foot,
Fab hip hotel. Close to subway and very cool bars and restaurants. Stayed for 5 days and did ALL major tourist sights of NYC. Staff cannot do enough to help you. We had lovely room on 6th floor which was relly comfortable and spacious. We didn't have fantastic views bit in all honesty, you need to actually go out and see them from the Empire State or Top of the Rock or other areas.
It was nice to go to the major tourist sights and then come back to the"village" feel of lower East Side which is less busy.
Staff we are excellent.
Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank larrioUk
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Adam P, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel on Rivington, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Hi IarrioUk, thank you so much for your excellent 5 Circle Review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience at the Hotel on Rivington and look forward to welcoming you back. We take great pride in providing comfortable and luxurious accommodations in the hip and artistic Lower East Side of New York City. Generally the unobstructed city-views begin on the 9th floor and above so next time consider one of our other room categories that are located on higher floors if you want to enjoy the views from bed. :)

A brilliant "village" hello from all of us here on Rivington Street!

All the Best,
Adam
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Unfortunately the customer service is lacking and I feel that the facade of the "well to do" on-line persona of the management is not what you find in actuality.
Our room was dirty, the bathroom was dusty, there weren't very good toiletries, and they gave my husband a hard time at check in. For the price you're paying to stay in this hotel, it's not worth it. I stayed at the Gild Hall Hotel on Gold Street the previous evening and it was IMMACULATE! The price was also significantly less for a far superior stay. The staff at Gild Hall was extremely helpful and offers a glass of Prosecco to all guests upon check in....I can't quite say the same about Rivington Hotel....

  • Stayed September 2013
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Adam P, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel on Rivington, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Hi Jennykatc, we received your husband, Tim C's review from the same stay which is posted below on October 7th and our General Manager has reviewed this matter and responded to him:

"Dear Tim C. - As the General Manager for Hotel on Rivington, all guest experiences and reviews are my top priority. To have received such a strong reaction from you is of course disappointing but please know that we are investigating and learning from your feedback.

I have already reached out to our Director of Housekeeping to review the room and the records from that day in addition to a current walk-through today.

As for your check-in, I was happy to see that we were able to accommodate you at 1:40pm compared to our standard 4PM check-in time. (as well as a complimentary upgrade to a high floor due to it being your wedding night). Please know the delay in getting you in on your arrival was simply due to the fact that the room was only registered under your finance/partners name. Our security policy does not allow us to give access to other persons other than the names on the actual reservation. We needed time to verify you as an actual guest prior to issuing keys and when we did, we added you as secondary guest.

As for the shades, there is a 2 inch gap that prevents a complete blackout of the room. Due to our exterior glass construction and floor to ceiling windows, I can see where this may have caused an issue. I have emailed our Director of Engineering to see if there is a way to extend the track and additional 2 inches to get the appropriate coverage. It should be an easy fix.

If there are any additional concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. I am happy to make myself available to you at your convenience. My email address is gm@hotelonrivington.com I hope we have an opportunity to show you our better side.

Warm Regards,

MarcAnthony"
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Property: Hotel on Rivington
Address: 107 Rivington Street, New York City, NY 10002
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Lower East Side , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#48 Business Hotel in New York City
#54 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#110 Family Hotel in New York City
#117 Luxury Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel on Rivington 4*
Number of rooms: 108
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the historic district of the Lower East Side, Hotel on Rivington offers 108 guest rooms and suites. Constructed of floor-to-ceiling glass, most rooms feature 180 degree city views overlooking Midtown Manhattan, the World Trade Center, Brooklyn, Queens and the Williamsburg and Manhattan Bridges. Centrally located in downtown NYC, Hotel on Rivington is walking distance to landmark neighborhoods such as SoHo, Tribeca, Little Italy, Chinatown, the Bowery and the East Village. All guest rooms feature Tempur-Pedic beds, Frette linens, feather duvets and Italian bath amenities by Davines. Guests can select a variety of room features and amenities such as balconies, steam showers and/or Japanese inspired deep-soaking tubs. IPod/iHome stereos, HD televisions, electronic programmable safes and complimentary WiFi are all standard features in the guest rooms. Additionally, Hotel on Rivington is home to Juice Press! Juice Press serves organic and cold-pressed juices and raw foods catering to Vegetarian and Vegan guests located on the ground floor. ... more   less 
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