Beautiful hotel staff was excellent room was nice and clean.. great distance from everything.. just a few issues tv didn’t stay on more then 30 mins and was a little noisy at night .. roof top bar was beautiful drinks were amazing
Keeps up to CitizenM standards - Breakfast food is good but no much variety - Friendly staff - Nice view from the roof bar - Walking distance to all the sights and restaurants in the Lower East Side, SoHo, Chinatown, Greenwich Village and West Village.
The hotel is located in a great area for creatives. It was easy to walk from the great food and beverage scene in the Lower East Side to the creative and designer hub in SOHO. The rooms are small, but well laid out with amazing tech features and great views. The living area was just great to sit back, relax, work or enjoy the art. The one critique is the food quality. It just doesn't live up to the standards of the rest of the hotel. Everything else, was simply amazing.
Top Hotel with beautyful and cozy rooms. Great Breakfast and a amazing roof top bar! The location is great - close to Chinatown and Little Italy. Two subway stations nearby get you quickly to both uptown and downtown!
The hotel's concept is to maximise functionality without needing human contact. It allows them to keep staffing levels low - and honestly the technology can be faster than in a normal hotel. But this does mean cleaning every 3rd day (unless you request otherwise), no coffee/tea in room, no amenities besides bottle soap, no laundry, self-collect food service for your room or the top floor bar where there are only 3 snacks available in the bar - or a trip downstairs to get a coffee despite there being an unattended full barista bar right at the front door. Think a very luxurious university hall of residence rather than a luxury hotel. The downstairs common area is indeed very classy and welcoming during the day but rather sad, cold and empty in the evening. Room layout is novel with the bed across the window with no walk around. Great bed, great pillows, great duvet. Great for one person or a still-friendly couple. Huge picture window with fantastic view on upper floors and unbelievably quiet for a NYC hotel room. Hard product is getting a bit knocked about (day blind in my room was entirely missing - and nobody had noticed). iPad which controls everything was badly cracked but still functional. The ability to easily cast from personal mobile or tablet to TV is great. More complex but possible to cast from Windows laptop too. Overall the staff (where visible) are friendly and helpful. The location is a few blocks from LES restaurants and the other way from Little Italy and Soho. But the Bowery is not a great area and the large area in front of the hotel is public space populated to varying levels by the homeless. Getting to the front door can be a bit of a Hunger Games experience (even if a 6ft male).…
Highly recommended (for a solo traveler for sure). Only downside could be the room size if you are more than one person. Great view, common spaces and service. Everything worked like clockwork = all the digital (from check-in, rook controls to checkout).
The staff were really great. So friendly and helpful. The rooftop bar provides a wonderful view of the city. The breakfast was very nice, and the latte coffee superb. What I disliked was that while the room I stayed in was comfortable and provided a nice view of the city it was small. Apparently there are mostly small rooms at the hotel. I was travelling by myself so it was tolerable but I wonder if for two people it could perhaps feel a little cramped especially if staying for more than a weekend. Having said this, the rooms are stylishly decorated and the large window gives a feeling of more space than there is. I encountered one minor issue with cleanliness; in the first room I was given the sheets were unclean but the staff member I spoke to immediately solved the issue and found me an alternative room. Also note, you have to explicitly request daily room cleaning (ie replacing towels etc) otherwise I think it is every third day. Some small things were missing that one might expect in a hotel, for instance, there are no drinks in the fridge / minibar in the rooms, not even a bottle of water... it would be great if they provided this. They do though have a nice cafe / restaurant and bar. Overall, the hotel is a little overpriced for what it is but it is New York after all, and even with these shortcomings, I would still recommend the hotel.…
We had a great stay at the Bowery. The room was clean and well laid out. I would highly recommend if you are looking for a space to sleep/shower, but would rather spend your time in communal spaces (they have a great lobby/cantina/bars). Everything is well laid out and easy to use. Great coffee! We didn't get to try the breakfast, but hear good things.
I travel every year for work, and when I stay in Copenhagen, I enjoy staying at the CitizenM. I was extremely happy to see they have locations in NYC now when I traveled to New York. Though I had to stay in a different hotel with my colleagues, I changed over to the CitizenM Bowery for my personal stay after the meetings. I enjoy that they kept the European shower design and bed design. These beds are so comfortable and I always sleep very well. You can change the colors of the LED lights in the ceiling of the shower, which is a fun consistent novelty of this hotel group as well. The room is controlled by an iPad near the bed, so you don't need to get up to do anything. There are very nice day/night window shades. The floors are not carpeted, so they feel much cleaner than in other hotels. The hand soap and shampoos are good, the towels are clean, the room is efficiently designed, and it's a great stay. The entire hotel has amazing decor and there is no shortage of things to marvel at. There is tiered seating in the cafe, and in classic CitizenM fashion, a lovely bar and lounge on the top floor. The view was great from the room (I chose upper floors, facing west) and the rooftop. The beer on tap was good, though the bar service was lacking. No one ever came to take our order at the table, but we just got up and ordered and I had a friend to save my table, so that worked out OK and I didn't lose my seat. I never use hotel coffee pots, but if you do, be warned there is no coffee pot in these rooms, but there is a coffee bar in the lobby and a cafe below the lobby. The doormen here were great, you can check your bags if you arrive too early, and you can pick out the red lights on the roof as you return at night, which makes it easy to spot your hotel even though the entrance is kind of recessed behind an outdoor patio. So if you want a more European-style hotel experience that's really fun and quirky, definitely stay here.…
Great location for exploring downtown New York City, Brooklyn on foot, by subway etc. Very nice staff. Modern room and amenities and a great roof top bar. The rooms are rather small compared to normal hotels but totally ok when travelling solo. Would stay there again. Warning: there are homeless people close to the hotel and in the area, but they were friendly.