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Wonderful location (but Lower East Side, not central). Bice bar and public spaces. Beware the tiny, tiny rooms!
Bar Rooms ,menu
Location, appearance, friendliness of staff, and the rooftop. The fitness center was adequate and even if it wasn't, the view from there was amazing! There was great food at the hotel and all around the neighbourhood, try Wolf Nights and Tiny's Giant Sandwich Shop. We spotted a few TV and sports stars in the lobby, that was interesting...they are much uglier in person. I felt like I spent a lot of time waiting for the elevator and the complimentary coffee seemed to be a chore for the staff to deal with. Also, there was an incident when my girlfriend needed assistance with something and the concierge was skeptical that she was a guest and was very rude. Everyone else was great!
Comfort of room. View. Restaurant. Location.
Right in the middle of Downtown New York, easy to get to everything walking or by subway. The hotel had good, reasonably priced food and nice clean rooms. It was great for a weekend get-away with my husband.
The view was nice and facilities were very clean Parking and access to valet/ waiting area were difficult. Rooftop bar was closed.
Hotel is a good location, within walking distance to SoHo, Nolita, Bowery, short train ride into Brooklyn. I came in on a red-eye and arrived at the hotel at 6:30 and they had a room for me, which they claimed it was a "free upgrade." Heater didn't work as well. Room was 50 degrees when I arrived. Put it on full blast and it only got up to 58 in 4 hours. I left it on and took off, returning 15 hours later at 3am and the room was still only 62 degrees. The luggage storage lady was rude and inattentive. She was rude when I dropped off my bag and I had to retrieve it myself. Also they used stickers with crappy adhesive so now my luggage has goo on it.
Great look, great location. Clean, modern rooms. Perfect for me Last night of my stay, my floor (9th) turned very noisy. Not just in rooms but up and down the hall. Younger crowd yelling to each other, etc. Felt like I was trying to sleep in the middle of a frat party! This was between 1-2am and went on for quite some time. It would have hoped someone would ask them quiet down on room levels.
Location was great with a lot of varied night-life options. Terrace bar and pool is something to check out for sure. A/C worked well but was very loud especially with something loose inside that made a clunking noise constantly while the A/C ran. I called down after the first night to see if could be addressed. Engineering was sent while we were out but the problem wasn't fixed. We got in too late to deal with the second so had to try prob a chair against it to dampen the noise :(
very pleasant staff- helpful with directions,charge my phone etc
The hotel staff did a great job at catering to our every need. They were prompt and never seemed annoyed with our many specific requests. The room was clean, comfortable, and the rain shower was amazing. I have nothing but good things to say about my stay. I would recommend the Thompson LES to anyone traveling to New York. No complaints. Perhaps the area wouldn't be ideal for people visiting NYC for the first time, as it's a more local/less touristy area. Having said that, it is only a $10 cab ride away from Time Square, or a short trip on the subway to anywhere in Manhattan.
The staff, food, vibe, smell, and the help Valet parking
Good location and interesting room design plus cool shower & free NY Times. Lack of replacement shampoo each day; noise Sat night on 7th floor.
I was treated very well by hotel staff. There was a room upgrade available and it was given to me without asking. It's a short walk away from SoHo shops and the subway is across the street. I did not enjoy the on site restaurant (Shang Restaurant). It's was empty for the most part of the weekend and the service was a bit poor...which is odd because there were no customers.
Not at all, Room 705 was noisy. Poor service was provided.
From the decor of the hotel, to the hot staff, to the art deco rooms, it was a great stay. I will definitely make this my new nyc hotel.
The hotel has a modern, slightly industrial feel with cement ceilings and exposed beams, which I liked. The bathroom is similar to recently updated Hyatts but the living/sleeping space is much more trendy. I liked the floor to ceiling windows and the light fixtures. Our king suite has a great little sitting area, too. The most important thing was that the location cannot be beat. We didn't take a taxi once! There are lots of great bars, restaurants and clubs in the area but the subway stop nearby makes everything easy. The walls don't seem very well insulated. We were woken up at 3:30am by our rowdy neighbors opening and shutting their door and talking.
Staff were friendly and the room was large and comortable. Couldn't fault it.
Location. Design. Chic. Friendly c One loud night, Halloween weekend.
the staff was great at suggesting places to go and places to dine. The room was clean and contemporary in style not a lot of space to put luggage, if you want to live out of it. Its best to just unpack and use the closet space
Stunning penthouse. Recommended for absolutely amazing views and parties. At times, tough to get ice up to the room as there are two elevators to the area - sometimes one could not hear the knocking. Solution, Keep the doors open so that they can walk in without difficulty.
Archicturally lovely Staff was non-existent and rude when available. Details were neglected. Overcharged for items not received and didn't even bother discussing it with the obviously dis-interested staff. Real shame such a beautiful space has no soul.
Very friendly and very helpful, especially accomodating our 1 year old.
Very modern and trendy hotel with perfect location for Soho etc. very well thought details. For the price, some kind of breakfast should be included. Even if only coffee and croissants..
Good location, clean room Small bed, not "king sized"
I rarely write reviews but our stay at Hoilday Inn LES was perfect as it was three blocks away from my family we were visiting. We booked two rooms for the price of one boutique hotel in the neighborhood. The rooms were clean and modern. I've stayed in luxury hotels like the Ritz and boutique hotels like the Kimptons. This Holiday Inn room reminded me of the W Hotel in San Francisco (size, style, etc. less one down comforter). The staff was always courteous and helpful. Free WiFi! could use their "e-room" to use computer or print boarding passes. Free complementary toiletries if you forgot something. Air conditioner was amazing. Showers and water pressure were awesome. Room was very quiet. This will be our go-to hotel from now on in NYC.
Nice staff, clean rooms in good condition. Courtyard. Subway is very accessible Bridge traffic and unattractive street area.
the bed was sooo comfortable, we had a 180 degree view of manhattan skyline, excellent by night. staff great and great restaurants +coffee within walkng distance.$5 breakfasts great. No we had a ball for 13 nights and would love to stay there again.
Loved the size of the room, the steam/shower, and the wall of windows Wish there was a shade on the bathroom window, more hooks/shelves in the extra space in the bathroom (only one hook on which to hang two towels?!) How can we be green and re-use towels that can't be hung to dry? The room was a tiny bit tattered - beat up around the edges of walls, unfinished panel behind curtains, curtains hanging off hooks, but I suppose it's hard to keep up with the maintenance in NYC!
Large rooms and very friendly staff made for a very enjoyable stay. Location is great when doing things in the LES and adjoining areas. Continental breakfast was included, which was great. Would have been better if we could have applied the value to a hot breakfast when desired.
The room was large(for NYC), the bed was very comfy, and the bathroom very roomy and well-stocked. The lighting in the bathroom was terrible. One small light over mirror and light with dimmer over tub. Very hard to put make-up on!
The room was beautiful and we were upgraded when they found out it was our honeymoon. Staff were very helpful and friendly. The hotel bar was great at night! All was great
Some of the best features of the Hotel on Rivington are what make it unique - the full length windows around the room, including in the shower room were superb, and the views from the 14th floor were amazing. Also the minibar content (premium drinks and spirits) is a nice touch! Being in the Lower East Side was ideal for anyone who wants to go out and experience New York nightlife, as well as being well connected to the rest of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Very different, unique hotel, highly recommended.
The staff were great. Starting with Elvis at the door Darnell,, Christine, Alex, Eddie, Leo & the women with the nightly cookies. The fresh baked cookies at night & the restaurant/room service food were very good. Showers & beds fine. (The sheer curtains could be laundered or replaced.)
The location is brilliant - right in the middle of a great scene in New York. The hotel design is fantasic with good sized rooms and wonderful floor to ceiling windows. The beds were also extremely comfortable. We didn't recieve good service. We did not have anything explained to us on arrival, but, witnessed other guests recieving better introductions to the hotel and what was available. Even at breakfast we were not told about the buffet (the more cost effective option) until the last day - by another guest not the waiter! The room was also not as clean as we epected from this level of hotel. .
The rooms were decent. Rather noisy at night. Slamming doors from adjacent rooms. There was noise from people walking in the room above us. There was a lot of noise from outside.
Staff was wonderful able to accommodate uptown view request. Views from the hotel were lovely. Street noise, in the 16th floor and we could hear everything.
Helpful, friendly staff. Great location. Spacious room with a balcony, great view of Freedom Tower and excellent temper-pedic bed.
Decent helpful staff Quite noisy
Location brilliant, staff excellent especially porters. Very clean. Beds extremely comfortable with good fresh linen. Housekeeping staff excellent. Would stay again really enjoyed my stay. The room is beginning to look a little 'tired'. Sink cracked. furniture scuffed and the walls were marked a little in places.
Good quality rooms, pleasant staff, and excellent location.
position and price
It was fairly easy to access from the subway and was right in the trendy side of the city - near Soho and Little Italy which was perfect for finding little boutiques or cafe's that can make decent coffee! The steep staircase didn't make it luggage friendly!
How close it was to shopping, sites and restaurants.
The bed is super comfy and the location is great: little Italy, Chinatown, Soho - so many choices at your doorstep for breakfast is mind blowing! The rooms are fairly small, if you are tired for a day and want to stay in it can get a bit claustrophobic!
I booked this hotel on Kayak after looking at the reviews. It was a phenomenal find. The staff is so polite and helpful. There was parking right up the street. The rooms are small but almost all are in NYC unless you want to pay for the space. Hopefully, you're out and about enjoying the City. The linens and bedding were very clean. They did a fantastic job renovating the oldest standing hotel in NYC. We plan on making it our hotel of choice when visiting. No complaints here.
The location Rooms extremely small and squashed, very noisy both from street noise and internal noise through the walls, very expensive for room. No breakfast facilities.
The staff was very friendly and the hotel was super clean. My room was on top of a pub and on saturday the music was very loud and O couldn't sleep. Plus the nearest subway station was not very nice, at night I would be a little afraid to go there if I was alone. But an option is to walk a little more and pick up the subway in some other station.
Location is OK, considered a safe area and near to the subway. There is a air conditioner in the room and with private bathroom, which is hard to get for that kind of price in Manhattan. There is no elevator for a 4-5 storeys hotel!!! I dragged my 20kg luggage to the reception on second floor, then to my room on 4th floor. If you are a backpacker where you carry everything on your back, I guess its fine.
Wonderful small hotel right in the heart of the Lower East Side of NYC. You step out the hotel door and you are in the real NYC. Less than a block away from a subway station. Beautiful 7th floor patio that you can see views of the Empire State Building, Freedom Tower and the Chrysler Building. Every type of restaurant you can think of within walking distance. A Whole Foods a block away. The mattresses in the rooms could be a little better quality. Not terrible but could be better.
I needed a hotel close to a conference I was attending and found a deal here online. this turned out to be a great choice. Affordable small room is well furnished perfect for one person or a couple who like to be close! I travel with a service dog, and the hotel staff treated us both extremely well. There was a ton of fun NYC activity to do in walking distance & subway is right across the street, so my business trip included the requisit level of evening debauchery. If you'd rather spend your time in the city out on the town than in your room, this perfectly fine hotel saves ya money you could spend in restaurants & at shows! pipes creak... really that's all i got. the building's old world charm I guess!
I've stayed here at least 5 times now, so finally felt compelled to review. The hotel is nothing truly fancy but it almost feels that way. Rooms are very small, but they're nice. If you're there for business or travel and not planning to stay inside you'll be fine. I've stayed in hotels for twice the price that feel to be the same scale. I keep returning bc they make it easy. The staff is super friendly and the location is literally steps from the subway. More then anything it's the price vs facilities that can't be beat. For the same $$ you'd be staying in generic corporate hotels that are uglier, less clean and grumpy. There's also coffee and tea served all day, which is nice. The elevator is slow and they no longer serve breakfast.
The staff was so nice and the room was clean & comfortable. A great deal in a fun neighborhood. They even held onto my luggage after check out so I could run around the city before heading to the airport. The rooms are all situated by the elevator which can get a little noisy but not too bad.
nice folks, good location, good free coffee very uncomfortable bed, low grade cheap bed linens, old carpet floor, bad lighting in room.
Rooftop view was amazing. Staff were great. Beds are extremely uncomfortable. If you need to iron clothes good luck. Room was not like the picture extremely small.
This hotel was in a great location close to everything- subway, restaurants and bars. The room itself was nice and clean, it seems like it was recently updated. Like most hotels in NYC, it's small. It also doesn't have a bar or restaurant on site, but with so many near it you don't need to worry.
This was our second stay at Hotel East Houston and we still liked it. The rooms are quite small but big enough to not feel claustrophobic. There's a glass wall between the bathroom and the room, so you'll need to be pretty comfortable with your traveling partner. I liked the fact that our room had an Air conditioning/heat system we could control on our own. The hotel is not super convenient to any major Subway lines. Houston Street is often busy so you'll likely hear some street noise in your room. But hey, that's NYC for you.
Epic rooftop view of the city! Super friendly staff.
Great location. Modern & sleek design. Easy access to subways & taxis. Unprofessional staff. They were hanging out with hotel guests while on duty. Very small rooms. The bed barely fit lengthwise in the room. Couldn't even lay my bag down. Noise from street & hotel hallway, not great sound proofing in rooms.
Friendly staff No lamps, bedside tables or shelves, or closet space
Location, staff, price Rooms were very small. Fine for solo travel.
Staff is very pleasant. They help you with everything.
The quoted price for occupancy at the hotel did not show the four separate tax charges added at checkout. I would have preferred to know exactly how much I would be charged at the time of booking.
The room was ok in general but very old bed and basic curtain shower. Old noisy AC with dial. Extreme noisy all night.
We did appreciate the location, the wooden floor of our room and the breakfast included in our night rate. The noise coming from the street, no noise insulation, I think they should implement that a lot especuially for the rooms onto Bowery street and Grand Street.I think the linens (both bathroom and bed) should be cleaned much better, while the cleaning of the room was great!
peace and quiet
Spotless, comfortable room. Friendly and helpful reception staff. Great location in the buzzing heart of Chinatown. Breakfast arrangements a bit scrappy at busy times.
The front desk staff are great! Small hotel but really cosy, clean and they know you by name! How warm is that?! The bed is so heavenly that I overslept all the time. The helpful hotel staff just makes my stay so memorable and I felt well taken care of though it was my 1st time in NYC. I wish there were security guards at the lobby as this is a smoke-free hotel thus I had to battle the cold winds and smoke just right outside the hotel in the public area but Chinatown is dead town in the evenings and it can be sketchy and dangerous in Bowery at night. Security could have been better so that hotel guests may feel more assured or no strangers gate-crashing the ground floor of the hotel whilst the actual lobby is on the 2nd floor.
The staff at this hotel are so friendly. Location is convenient across the street from a train line and a few blocks from little Italy. The hotel literally stinks. The room smelled so bad like regurgitated curry that we asked to switch. The second room smelled as well but not as bad, only in the bathroom. I think it must be the smell in the sewer pipes or something. Had to leave the bathroom door closed the entire trip so our clothes didn't smell like sewage.
Friendly staff, clean rooms, easy access by subway
Nice area, clean rooms, silence, very nice ladies at the reception We did not expect much of the breakfast, as it is included in the price, but you can do much better...
Good design choices... nice bathroom (very Japanese)... simple, very comfortable, excellent bed/bedding. Highly polished wood floor a wonderful touch (no yukky wall-to-wall.) For this price ... it doesn't get any better. Highest recommendation for a budget hotel.
the staff were very friendly and helpful. The location was good for my purposes.
This cozy hotel was awesome--location, kind & helpful staff, etc. Was lucky to get a room with large outside terrace..perfect for a night of summer rain. Romantic!
This hotel is everything that the description says - lovely, characterful building, comfortable bed, great shower (and a bathtub) and I was so grateful for the aircon! Many hotels turn it off when you go out and you return to a nasty hot room - not the case here! I had one of the smaller rooms, but it was still huge, and beautifully furnished. Good to have real coffee in the room too. I also loved the neighbourhood, close to Little Italy, Chinatown and the Lower East Side, there are lots of interesting things to see and do (and eat!) and it felt very safe. It was a pleasure to stay here. China for breakfast would be nice. Paper cups and plastic plates somehow didn't fit - not very environmentally friendly either. I didn't spot the juice and fresh milk for three days - maybe the breakfast area could be arranged better, or maybe I'm just not very observant!
staff gave excellent recommendations for activities/meals
Boutique atmosphere, interesting art ... convenient in the area, low key. I would return. Breakfast was light on items but I'm not a big breakfast person .
Fantastic location in the Lower Eastside as it was situated within easy walkung distance of good bars and resturants. The room was comfortable and a good size.
It was convenient to what we were doing in New York on the lower East Sise. The lobby area was cold and not conducive to relaxing.
friendly staff breakfast
We liked Blue Moon's location in a fascinating neighborhood, our spacious and comfortable room, and the historic and lovingly renovated building. Helpful staff gave us a warm welcome. This is a high-end boutique hotel at reasonable rate - a true find!
Good price Tiniest thing I've ever seen. Can't turn lights off. Loud. Adjacent to loud train.
Liked the atmosphere of the hotel.. artistic yet cosy? not in particular... location is a bit off from Midtown, but then again that was the reason for choosing this hotel in the first place, as we needed to get on a bus in Chinatown early next morning. Which was convenient as it was a walking distance away.
Staff, situation in NY Poor breakfast, no working internet
Very clean room.
The location was very convenient. The staff was very friendly and helpful. My only complaint is that one day housekeeping had not cleaned our room by 4:30 when we came back to our room to rest. I thought it should have been clean by then. Not a big deal. I definitely plan on staying there in the future.
Very good value and clean. All was good.
Location, friendly staff. Room size.
Location - close to Nyu where my son goes to school The reservation I made through booking.com wasn't in their system. Luckily they had a room.
The Staff was super nice and helpfull For 2 queens bed the room was really small didn't got enought space to open our lugagges!!! 1 of the bed wasn't clean.
helpfulness of staff, view from room
The Gatsby Hotel is a very, very nice hotel. The rooms are small but extremely clean! The staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful. I will definitely be staying there again in the future.
The location was fantastic and the staff were very friendly. My room was cleaned every day and the bed aws very comfortable
My 5th floor room overlooked the park between Forsyth and Chrystie, with a long-distance glimpse of 1 WTC over the rooftops. Great location for my visit, a evening show at New York Theater Workshop, and for general walkabout adventures in the Lower East Side. Super helpful and friendly staff, too. I felt like I was in a low-end IKEA showroom model studio apartment. That's not a bad thing, since the small floor plan requires some strict space usage, but a comfy chair would have been nice!
The front of house staff were always friendly and helpful especially Anthony. Our room was petite but clean and comfortable. The hotel location was a little noisy but in a fantastic area otherwise. Had a great stay. Just the bit of street noise really.
Location of hotel and comfort of bed Little room to walk around, could have been a little larger
Excellent choice if you are lloking for location, cordiality, low rate. Rooms are clean: towels are changed daily, bed sheets and pilows smells very clean. Location is fantastic if you like Soho and Chinatown. Subway (d and b lines) 3 minutes from hotel door. The sorroundings are safe as there are always people walking around. But it is very quiet, except for when the people come out from the nght club located on the side street.
Clean, comfortable, friendly hotel in an excellent location No hot water the first day but OK after that.
Staff were friendly and helpful. Room was well equipped but could have been cleaner. Near subway. Not luxury but fine for a few nights. Chinatown offered a different feel for the city than I've had in other, more commercial areas. Not for everyone but I liked it fine. Housekeeping wad lacking, it was clean but found things left behind, no washcloths left either morning. Little stuff but annoying.
I was very pleased with the TV!! and it has many programs in TV. There was not an opner in my room. But,I can borrow the opner in the front desk , so, it's no problem!
Great neighbourhood, a window that can de opened, nice personnel, all very comfortable. New York is expensive, so I found this hotel expensive as well for what you get.
The hotel location is walking distance to Little Italy and China Town. The price you pay versus the quality you get is shocking, but this is NYC where prices are high. It felt extremely budget.
They had everything that I needed at a very good price for Manhattan Island. The location was convenient to NYU and jas plain getting around. I would recommend it. The bed was great, the bathroom was private, and the WiFi worked very well. All the essentials Don't be surprised if the towels are clean but have a stain, and the walls and furniture are well used. It's wort putting up with these things.
The location is very good. The hotel is situated near various neighborhoods of interest. There are many subway stations nearby as well. The room seemed to be well used. Although the television and linen appeared to be relatively new, the rest of the room was worn down. Wooden headboards were chipped. The desk chair and chest of drawers were both losing paint from apparent use.
Smelled like moth balls. Towels had stains.
It is a simple hotel. The location is fine: just around the corner of Littel Italy and China Town. I asked for two separate beds, but they forgot that. So we had to change rooms and got the separate beds after two nights in a single bed(kingsize)
Located in a fun and interesting neighborhood, clean room and friendly reception. Walls a little thin - didn't notice other rooms but could hear the outside pretty well.
Things are dirty even there was housekeeper that cleans. Under the bed are some trashes seen, towels are totally cream with spots even though it's white in color, and so on.