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What travelers to Lower East Side are saying

NYC is great. Always something to do. Love the vibe of the city and the people. Being from Chicago I'm used to city life so it was pretty easy for me to adjust to New York life for those few days. My biggest complaints about the city is that they don't have easy subway access to the airports (this seems like something that would be pretty easy for a city that supposedly has the best train system in the world) and the lack of alleys. Trash piled up on the street in 90 degree weather was awful.
Katie Jul 14, 2015
Fun, crowded and super weird - I liked it! I'd go back in a minute. Lots to do and tons of people around at all hours...being from Chicago, I'm accustomed to this pace. It is very expensive but it was a great experience. I cab'd it everywhere and didn't take the subway at all so I missed out on that part of the NYC experience but I had a great time.
MICHELLE G. Mar 29, 2015
Great place for a short weekend trip, in my opinion. There are great restaurants, numerous theater shows, clubs/lounges, and of course there are always sporting events to take in.
AttyKen Apr 13, 2015

Authentic history and character oozes from the Lower East Side

The Lower East Side of New York City offers travelers unique charm, from its storied past to its gritty alleys and tenement complexes. Once a place of less-than-sterling reputation, the area now attracts visitors and locals from all five boroughs of the city. Travelers who want something different from the ordinary vacation experience find the Lower East Side fashionable, affordable and a contemporary haven for artists, music lovers and urban professionals. Bargain clothing stores, trendy boutiques, Jewish delicatessens, art galleries, French cafés, ethnic restaurants and velvet-roped nightspots create a multicultural blend as diverse and exciting as any cosmopolitan spot on earth.

Getting there

You can easily get to New York's Lower East Side by bus, subway or taxi. Four airports and six Amtrak train stations are within 30 miles of the city, and shuttles, buses, subway trains, car rentals and an interconnected public transportation system make getting anywhere in the city easy and fast. Driving a car in Manhattan can be problematic because parking is pricey and street parking often difficult to find. Hotels charge extra for parking, so be prepared for that premium if you’re going to drive. Visitors can hail a taxi directly on the street in the Lower East Side, and public transportation options enable them to get anywhere in Manhattan quickly.

Best time to visit

Visiting the Lower East Side is like visiting any neighborhood in New York City, climate-wise. Travelers can choose spring and fall for enjoying street festivals, outdoor entertainment and mild weather. Nonstop holiday partying occupies people in the city from the first of December until New Year's Day, and includes festive holiday window displays, nearby Rockefeller Center's famed Christmas tree, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and edgy Lower East Side live musical celebrations on New Year's Eve. Gourmet visitors can find the best tables during July and August, when locals depart the city for their own vacations and long weekends. Bargain hunters find the best prices from January to April, when hotels offer remarkable discounts.

Attractions

Lower East Side attractions include shopping, nightlife, art galleries and museums. Visitors can enjoy innovative, self-guided tours by using the Lower East Side Cell Phone Tour application, enabling them to listen to native New Yorkers explain what's important about various cultural sites. Other area attractions include:

Indie Rock Clubs

Rivaling the trendy reputation of any New York neighborhood, the Lower East Side features a downtown vibe and mixture of seasoned performers and emerging musicians. Many concert venues double as bars throughout the neighborhood, and these hotspots include The Mercury Lounge, Arlene's Grocery, The Living Room and Cake Shop, Delancey and Rockwood Music Hall. Visitors find nearly door-to-door late-night entertainment venues for all musical tastes.

Festivals

Festivals on the Lower East Side include the Lower East Side Film Festival, where BYOB screenings of emerging talent engage film fans, and the Hester Street Fair at the corner of Essex and Hester Streets. Activities and events include interactive gambling, the Grub Street Food Festival, music, games and pushcart shopping. Similar festivals occur throughout the year to celebrate the Lower East Side's Chinese, Jewish and Puerto Rican cultures.

Lower East Side Tenement Museum

This cultural icon attracts scholars, visitors and locals who want to explore their immigrant roots. Dedicated to the city's waves of immigrants, the museum features costumed interpreters, sponsors walking tours of the Lower East Side, and re-creates typical immigrant living conditions at various times in history.

Lower East Side Hotels

Lower East Side hotels include bargain accommodations, towering hotels with all amenities, and trendy boutique hotels. You can easily find the best fit for your preferences in this eclectic neighborhood, whether you want to club-hop, shop, experience offbeat thrills, visit the more than 100 art galleries, or get easy access to indie record stores.

The Lower East Side offers a more gritty and genuine New York experience than visitors usually get when traveling. From burlesque shows to late-night diversions, the Lower East Side offers head-banging, shopping and cultural attractions like no other NYC neighborhood.

Recently booked Lower East Side hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Gatsby Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
Lower East Side
6 hours ago 3 stars $128
Blue Moon Hotel
Lower East Side
9 hours ago 4 stars $285
Sohotel
Lower East Side
11 hours ago 2 stars $170
The Inn at Irving Place
Lower East Side
11 hours ago 5 stars $208
Wyndham Garden Chinatown
Lower East Side
15 hours ago 3 stars $210
Hotel 17
Lower East Side
18 hours ago 2 stars $109
Gramercy Park Hotel
Lower East Side
1 day ago 4 stars $329
Hotel on Rivington
Lower East Side
2 days ago 4 stars $256
BEST WESTERN Bowery Hanbee Hotel
Lower East Side
2 days ago 3 stars $191
Howard Johnson Manhattan Soho
Lower East Side
4 days ago 2 stars $183

Recently Rated Lower East Side Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Hotel 17
Lower East Side
3.8 / 5
268 reviews
2 stars $109
Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Manhattan/Downtown East
Lower East Side
4.1 / 5
9 reviews
2 stars $168
BEST WESTERN Bowery Hanbee Hotel
Lower East Side
4.0 / 5
63 reviews
3 stars $191
Holiday Inn NYC - LOWER EAST SIDE
Lower East Side
4.2 / 5
6 reviews
3 stars $174
Hyatt Union Square New York
Lower East Side
4.5 / 5
17 reviews
4 stars $323
Comfort Inn Manhattan Bridge
Lower East Side
3.7 / 5
26 reviews
2 stars $179
Sohotel
Lower East Side
2.9 / 5
10 reviews
2 stars $170
Hotel on Rivington
Lower East Side
4.3 / 5
31 reviews
4 stars $256
Comfort Inn Lower East Side
Lower East Side
3.8 / 5
16 reviews
2 stars $187
Blue Moon Hotel
Lower East Side
4.1 / 5
33 reviews
4 stars $285

Featured Lower East Side Hotels

From $128

1 Gatsby Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

3 stars
3.3 / 5 23 reviews

135 E. Houston Street

A new boutique hotel offering concierge service, turndown service and personal attention to your every need. We are located in the heart of the SOHO and WEST VILLAGE shopping district 1 block south...

Nice but small
Guess it's a ny style. The room is tiny but ok. Room service is really good. Doorman very friendly!
Jan 6, 2015
From $174

2 Holiday Inn NYC - LOWER EAST SIDE

3 stars
4.2 / 5 6 reviews

150 Delancey Street

Discover all that downtown has to offer at the convenient, comfortable Holiday Inn NYC / Lower East Side. You are at the heart of everything; shopping, dining, entertainment and the arts. You are...

Perfect Spot for NYC Lower East Side
Great location if you want to explore the Lower East Side and Little Italy. Very friendly, helpful staff.
Apr 21, 2015
From $210

3 Wyndham Garden Chinatown

3 stars
4.2 / 5 15 reviews

93 Bowery

Modern, stylish and perfectly located, the Wyndham Garden Chinatown delivers exceptional service and amenities in the heart of downtown Manhattan. Just blocks from Little Italy's restaurant scene...

clean and comfy
We stayed here right upon its opening. The staff was friendly, the rooms clean and the location fantastic. Everything we needed w had-rooms are tiny, but they always seem to be in NYC.
Apr 6, 2015
From $170

4 Sohotel

2 stars
2.9 / 5 10 reviews

341 Broome Street

First known as The Westchester, then as The Occidental, then as The Pioneer, and now as the "The SOHOTEL" the oldest hotel in NYC is located in lower Manhattan off the Bowery Street at...

Friends Trip to NYC
The Sohotel really exceeded our expectations. The location was fantastic. It was close to multiple subway stops, close to Little Italy, Chinatown, and Soho. The decor in the hotel was great. The...
Jul 15, 2015
From $191

5 BEST WESTERN Bowery Hanbee Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 63 reviews

231 Grand Street

Save 15% on your stay

Stay at this 100% non-smoking New York City, New York hotel located next to the subway and key local attractions such as Canal Street, Chinatown and Little Italy. Welcome to the BEST WESTERN...

Good Trip
Overall it is satisfied and meets my expectation. The only shortcoming is lack of staff in the canteen. When you enter into the area, many tables are already full of rubbishes left by previous...
Jul 1, 2015
From $183

6 Howard Johnson Manhattan Soho

2 stars
3.0 / 5 1 reviews

5 Allen Street

Stay 2, Save 15%

Explore New York City from this Howard Johnson Manhattan Soho in the heart of the Lower East Side near Wall Street, the World Trade Center and the 9/11 Memorial. Explore Chinatown, Little Italy,...

Good Deal
This was a good deal, easy access to multiple NYC things
May 17, 2014
From $168

7 Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Manhattan/Downtown East

2 stars
4.1 / 5 9 reviews

95 Henry Street

Begin your New York City adventure at the Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Manhattan/Downtown East. Our new, modern hotel is located in the city's Lower East Side, convenient to Chinatown and Little...

LES
clean Modern updates and natural light! The beds and pillows are very comfortable.
Jul 27, 2015
From $323

8 Hyatt Union Square New York

4 stars
4.5 / 5 17 reviews

134 Fourth Aveunue

Rate includes 15% off

The newly built Hyatt Union Square New York is a Four Diamond Luxury hotel situated one block from the citys cultural Epicenter at Union Square in the Heart of the Silicon Alley. Antique Limestone...

Union Square Gem
This was my first stay at this hotel and it will definitely be my go-to spot. The location is perfect for Union Square, just a short block away, with many excellent restaurants and the subway...
Apr 12, 2015
From $262

9 W New York - Union Square

4 stars
3.9 / 5 14 reviews

201 Park Avenue South

Save 30% on your stay

Opulent. Bohemian. And everywhere in between. Bridging the gap between old and new, New York's famous landmark Guardian Life Building has undergone renovations and reemerged as the stylish W New...

w NY
very good hotel. would definitely recommend great beds
Nov 26, 2014
From $285

10 Blue Moon Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 33 reviews

100 Orchard Street

Blue Moon Hotel, from architect Randy Settinbrino, is a masterpiece of style and turn-of-the-century elegance. Situated in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the 19th century building has been...

Very helpful and nice!
Was a lovely hotel. The staff were wonderful. Very helpful and accommodating. They helped us with restaurant recommendations, directions, and were very pleasant and nice. The hotel was located just...
May 19, 2015
From $187

11 Comfort Inn Lower East Side

2 stars
3.8 / 5 16 reviews

136 Ludlow Street

The new Comfort Inn hotel is ideally located on Manhattan's Lower East Side and is within walking distance to Chinatown, Little Italy, the New York City Financial District, Wall Street, the...

NYC
It wasn't too bad. Since we had to stay in Chinatown area, it was a good option. We didn't use their wifi so not sure how good it is. It is a two stars hotel so we did not expect too much. The...
May 27, 2015
From $256

12 Hotel on Rivington

4 stars
4.3 / 5 31 reviews

107 Rivington Street

FREE COFFEE, WATER and FRUIT DAILY

Located in New York City's culturally rich Lower East Side, Hotel on Rivington places you in the epicenter of downtowns energetic nightlife, historic architecture and Manhattans hip and creative...

June 25-28th Visit to New York
I stayed at the Rivington which is off Essex the last weekend of June. If you are coming from LaGuardia Airport and take a cab or service all you need to do is come via the Williamsburg Bridge and...
Jul 31, 2015
From $179

13 Comfort Inn Manhattan Bridge

2 stars
3.7 / 5 26 reviews

61-63 Chrystie Street

The Comfort Inn Manhattan Bridge in New York City, is a hidden gem centrally located in Lower Manhattan in Little Italy/Chinatown. Walk to the subway for a quick ride to New York City attractions...

Awesome family trip
This hotel is the best one with good price and good location in NYC. It is in Chinatown and minutes walk to Italy town. Close to subway. Room is clean, bed is comfortable.
Jul 17, 2015

14 Hotel Indigo LOWER EAST SIDE NEW YORK

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

171 Ludlow Street

Live life as a native New Yorker at the Hotel Indigo Lower East Side. With a sleek design, contemporary artwork and modern furnishings, the accommodations reflect the culture, vibrance and energy...

From $183

15 Comfort Inn Near Financial District

2 stars
Not yet reviewed

154 Madison Street

This Comfort Inn hotel is conveniently located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, just two blocks away from a Subway station, making it easy to travel anywhere in the New York City area. We are...