Lower East Side

Lower East Side

Once upon a time, this was a poor area with lots of immigrants, but today it is totally different. Still a bit edgy but with a lovely local atmosphere and one of the better areas for an exciting night out. Trendy bars, music clubs, galleries and indie stores border the narrow streets. You can find lots of interesting and unique items here.

To get an exciting insight into how the immigrants who came here in the 1800s and 1900s lived, visit the fine Tenement Museum. It’s an entire house with apartments decorated from that time and you get a very authentic feeling of how they lived.
You can only visit the museum via their guided tours so make sure to book in advance. Next to the house is a well-stocked museum shop. The museum also has interesting guided walks in the area.

Staying in the Lower East Side ensures a less touristic feel and there are several good hotels to choose between and popular restaurants.

My favorite hotels in Lower East Side

Hotel Indigo© Courtesy of Hotel Indigo Lower East Side

Hotel Indigo Lower East Side

In the heart of New York City’s Lower East Side sits the award winning Hotel Indigo® Lower East Side, an urban oasis with breathtaking Manhattan views and spacious accommodations. From the moment you walk in, you’ll be surrounded by captivating details inspired by the neighborhood’s artistic roots. The hotel expresses the vibrant voice of the LES’s street style, people, galleries, tastes, flavors, libations, sounds, and fashions.

The Ludlow© Courtesy of The Ludlow Hotel

The Ludlow Hotel

Featuring spectacular views of the skyscrapers and bridges of New York. The guest rooms come with hardwood floors, handmade silk rugs and artisan-crafted Moroccan lamps are featured in every room at The Ludlow Hotel. A mini-bar featuring local products is also provided. The private bathroom, decked out in marble mosaics, includes a deep soaking bathtub and brass rain shower.



t the epicenter of downtown Manhattan’s vibrant New Renaissance in cuisine, galleries, live music clubs, and nightlife spots, the fun-defining SIXTY Lower East Side evokes the youthful spirit of its all-hours neighborhood. The citys most artful accommodations,  feature floor to ceiling windows, custom lightbox headboard’s featuring the art of Lee Friedlander, slate shower and luxurious amenities.’

50 Bowery Hotel© Courtesy of 50 Bowery Hotel

50 Bowery Hotel

A Boutique Hotel in the Heart of NYC’s Chinatown, in the middle of a medley of restaurants, shopping, and galleries, our pet-friendly urban oasis offers modern furnishings, an on-site art exhibit, and the most incredible panoramic views of New York City from our glass-enclosed rooftop deck.

Hotel in Rivington© Courtesy of Hotel on Rivington

Hotel on Rivington

Located in the center of the lively and historic Lower East Side, Hotel on Rivington is an urban oasis with a sleek modern design, stunning skyline views and spacious accommodations that exceed New York City hotel standards.  Our modern rooms and suites feature unique amenities such as balconies, soaking tubs, steam showers and floor-to-ceiling glass walls designed by renowned NYC architects Grzywinski + Pons.

Sago Hotel© Courtesy of Sago Hotel

Sago Hotel

A luxury boutique hotel grounded in the eclectic Lower East Side, The Sago is an orchestra of mechanical and rustic energies. The building’s display of exposed brick, ceramic tile geometry, and industrial steel beams orient the imagination to its foundation. An atmospheric medley of urbane fragments and light, the lustrous inner world of The Sago Hotel is the quintessential launchpad into your perfect New York City experience.

Leon Hotel© Courtesy of Leon Hotel

Leon Hotel

Close to everything, far from ordinary, The Leon Hotel puts guests in the heart of the trend-setting Lower East Side. Unpack and unwind in one of our spacious guest rooms or stylish suites. With ample room to relax, plus all the amenities of home, our modern boutique hotel provides the ideal retreat between big city adventures.

East Houston© Courtesy of The Ridge Hotel

The Ridge Hotel

The RIDGE Hotel offers relaxed friendly service, comfortable and stylish accommodations, and a selection of fine guest amenities at a reasonable price. Contemporary Design. The building’s transformation to a hotel was completed in September 2007 launching 6 floors of simple, stylish rooms plus roof deck with breathtaking views of the New York City skyline on the 7th floor

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