The reason why the Bowery Hotel is one of the most iconic places to stay in New-York. It’s not part of a luxurious chain of hotels, and there’s no superstar designer behind the project, but that’s what makes it all the more interesting.
Design of the bedroom: a tasteful combination of modern and vintage
You instantly feel the difference with more traditional hotels when you enter in the bedroom. A lot of care has gone into the design, resulting in a very unusual New York experience: a mix of traditional sophistication and utmost modernity. The room is equipped with the kind of modern equipment you’d expect in hotels for high-tech nerds with its extra large HD TV, BYOD (bring your own device), a lots of plugs and free wifi.
But the Bowery is also pleasantly traditional: we loved the authentic Turkish carpet, the scissor arm wall light and the old fashioned suede chairs. I also bet you’ll appreciate the generous view of buzzing Lower East Side streets through the factory style windows.
The common areas? Unfortunately, you’ll have to share them
The lounge and lobby areas are quite something as well. Thick 19th century rugs are placed under comfortable sofas. The place is actually very trendy, there’s a crowd of hipsters coming in every night to sip a cocktail by the fireplace so you’d better find yourself a spot early on. If you explore the Bowery, you’ll find an amazing garden patio in the back which is extremely inviting.
Wrap up: a Bowery Queen bedroom is expensive but this was a true New York experience and we don’t regret it. It’s worth paying a few more bucks and staying off the beaten path: who wouldn’t like to wake up in the East Village while most touristy hotels are in Midtown?
Queen, $425-$495; king, $475-$575; suites, $595-$1,200
• BOWERY HOTEL •
New York, NY 10003