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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
Hotel 17
Lower East Side
59 minutes ago 2 stars $149
BEST WESTERN Bowery Hanbee Hotel
Lower East Side
12 hours ago 3 stars $254
The Inn at Irving Place
Lower East Side
1 day ago 5 stars $363
Hotel on Rivington
Lower East Side
1 day ago 4 stars $325
Nolitan Hotel
Lower East Side
1 day ago 4 stars $426
Hyatt Union Square New York
Lower East Side
1 day ago 4 stars $323
Comfort Inn Manhattan Bridge
Lower East Side
1 day ago 2 stars $220
Holiday Inn NYC - LOWER EAST SIDE
Lower East Side
3 days ago 3 stars $189
W New York - Union Square
Lower East Side
3 days ago 4 stars $314
Hotel Verite
Lower East Side
4 days ago 2 stars $227

Recently Rated Lower East Side Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Wyndham Garden Chinatown
Lower East Side
4.1 / 5
11 reviews
3 stars $170
Hotel 17
Lower East Side
3.7 / 5
254 reviews
2 stars $149
W New York - Union Square
Lower East Side
3.9 / 5
14 reviews
4 stars $314
Sohotel
Lower East Side
2.8 / 5
9 reviews
2 stars $187
Hotel on Rivington
Lower East Side
4.2 / 5
20 reviews
4 stars $325
Hotel Verite
Lower East Side
4.1 / 5
14 reviews
2 stars $227
BEST WESTERN Bowery Hanbee Hotel
Lower East Side
4.0 / 5
54 reviews
3 stars $237
Hyatt Union Square New York
Lower East Side
4.4 / 5
10 reviews
4 stars $323
Nolitan Hotel
Lower East Side
4.2 / 5
27 reviews
4 stars $372
Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Manhattan/Downtown East
Lower East Side
3.8 / 5
4 reviews
2 stars $159

Lower East Side hotels

Featured Lower East Side Hotels

From $170

1 Wyndham Garden Chinatown

3 stars
4.1 / 5 11 reviews

93 Bowery Map

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... More

Good location in Chinatown
Its in a good location to wonder around Chinatown. Just 2 blocks to Little Italy. The room was decent in size. My only issues were the expensive parking rate and my room had a slight odor.
Sep 9, 2014
From $159

2 Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Manhattan/Downtown East

2 stars
3.8 / 5 4 reviews

95 Henry Street Map

Successful travel adventures rely on exceptional hotel experiences and the Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Manhattan/Downtown consistently delivers a stay that meets the demands of both business... More

Excellent Staff
Checking in was a pleasure. The lady working at the front desk was the best. Very helpful with everything we needed. Clean rooms, good breakfast. Again nice and friendly staff.
Jun 14, 2014
From $189

3 The GEM Hotel-SoHo, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

3 stars
3.2 / 5 22 reviews

135 E. Houston Street Map

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... More

Post-Family-Vacation Vacation
What a breath of fresh air. Although the room is "the size of a postage stamp" (description from the front desk), they provide a bottle of water, smiles and plenty of directions and...
Jul 22, 2014
From $189

4 Holiday Inn NYC - LOWER EAST SIDE

3 stars
4.0 / 5 4 reviews

150 Delancey Street Map

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... More

Family vacation
We stayed 7 nights. It was a great stay for us seeing how we were staying there as a convenience to get into the city. 15 mins walking distance from SOHO, Chinatown, and Little Italy. About a 30...
Dec 29, 2013
From $187

5 Sohotel

2 stars
2.8 / 5 9 reviews

341 Broome Street Map

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... More

What did you expect at this price?
Actually, this should be 3.5 stars, but that doesn't appear to be an option. Pros: Location - it's hard to imagine a better location at this price-point. Walking distance to so many fabulous...
Jul 22, 2014
From $199

6 Off-Soho Suites Hotel

2 stars
3.8 / 5 4 reviews

11 Rivington Street Map

JFK Int'l Airport JFK 15 miles, Chinatown 2 blocks, Little Italy & Soho 2 blocks, 2nd Avenue & Houston Street 2 blocks S More

From $237

7 BEST WESTERN Bowery Hanbee Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 54 reviews

231 Grand Street Map

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... More

Great stay!
Great stay! Great location - in the heart of China town, next to Little Italy! Great gelato one block away!
Jun 13, 2014
From $429

8 Gramercy Park Hotel

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

2 Lexington Avenue Map

Gramercy Park Hotel is a member of Design Hotels The Gramercy Park Hotel represents a sensuous vision of artful diversity - Bohemia reinvented for the 21st century with an original combination of... More

From $323

9 Hyatt Union Square New York

4 stars
4.4 / 5 10 reviews

132 Fourth Aveunue Map

Save up to 15% on your stay

Brand new 178 room Hyatt Hotel conveniently located on 13th Street and 4th Avenue. One block from eclectic Union Square. Historic facade and restored 23 foot ceilings create a grand space for... More

Overnight stay in the city
Great hotel in a central location. Rooms were tight, but cool space and very efficient use of square footage. Staff was very accommodating. I borrowed (as in free!) a bike from the hotel (they had...
Aug 7, 2014
From $149

10 Hotel 17

2 stars
3.7 / 5 254 reviews

225 East 17th Street Map

Free Wi-Fi

Located next to Union Square and a few blocks from the subway station, this charming Manhattan hotel offers full concierge service and free Wi-Fi. Hotel 17 offers individually decorated rooms with... More

Location
Book this hotel if you are looking for a great location in Manhattan, just off Union Square, and just need a hotel to sleep in. The location could not be bettered. However, the actual hotel isn't...
Sep 7, 2014
From $314

11 W New York - Union Square

4 stars
3.9 / 5 14 reviews

201 Park Avenue South Map

Save 30% on your stay

Rande Gerber nightclub, star chef restaurant at fun Union Square hotelHip travelers are drawn to the W brand of modern cool, and W New York - Union Square property is no exception. The 1911 beaux... More

The W was wonderful!
Great location, clean, comfortable- love the apples in the bowl in the lobby each day.
Sep 3, 2014
From $274

12 East Houston Hotel

3 stars
3.8 / 5 36 reviews

151 East Houston Street Map

Just a few blocks from fashionable SoHo district Hotel East Houston is within walking distance to a wide variety of restaurants trendy shops and sophisticated bars. Our hotel boasts the best... More

nice!
Great hotel, great location! Really enjoyed my stay here.
Sep 2, 2014
From $199

13 Comfort Inn Manhattan Bridge

2 stars
3.8 / 5 28 reviews

61-63 Chrystie Street Map

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... More

China town NYC
Hotel was clean, staff was nice. Limited channels on TV, no pool, no restaurant in hotel, no fitness room. Room very small. Breakfast was ok not great. Parking is 35.00 a day. Big problem language,...
May 28, 2014
From $179

14 Comfort Inn Lower East Side

2 stars
3.5 / 5 16 reviews

136 Ludlow Street Map

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... More

getaway
It was great its local and the breakfast in the morning isreally good ooverall I would come back
Feb 26, 2014
From $372

15 Nolitan Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 27 reviews

30 Kenmare St. Map

Fall Savings

Nolita -North of Little Italy-is your neighborhood in New York and The Nolitan Hotel is your home when you're here. At the corner of Kenmare and Elizabeth Streets, The Nolitan Hotel combines... More

Nice boutique hotel
Not cheap but not bad for NY, given the location and the nice rooms.
Jul 27, 2014
From $275

16 Blue Moon Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 31 reviews

100 Orchard Street Map

Save 20% on your stay

Turn-of-the-century grace and style in modern New York CityBlue Moon Hotel, from architect Randy Settinbrino, is a masterpiece of style and turn-of-the-century elegance. Situated in the Lower East... More

Gem in Lower East Side
Excellent stay at the Blue Moon Hotel! From the gracious hospitality and helpfulness of the wonderful staff to the warm bed-and-breakfast like atmosphere, this accommodation is a real find! In...
Jun 28, 2014
From $325

17 Hotel on Rivington

4 stars
4.2 / 5 20 reviews

107 Rivington Street Map

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... More

Great location
Hip, sleek and a great location. A little dark but I would recommend.
Aug 24, 2014
From $239

18 Howard Johnson Manhattan Soho

2 stars
3.0 / 5 1 reviews

5 Allen Street Map

Stay 2, Save 15%

Howard Johnson Manhattan Soho is a 12 story brand new hotel, located at downtown Manhattan, offering complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi and in room internet connection, newspaper and local calls. Plus... More

Good Deal
This was a good deal, easy access to multiple NYC things
May 17, 2014
From $363

19 The Inn at Irving Place

5 stars
4.0 / 5 9 reviews

56 Irving Place Map

A delightful Victorian townhouse in exclusive Gramercy Park. Built in 1834, The Inn at Irving Place comprises two restored Manhattan brown stones, which manage to retain their historic legacy... More

Inn at Irving Place a great stay
Our one night at the inn was an excellent experience. The inn is in a great, quite neighborhood. The inn itself is a wonderfully maintained brownstone. The staff was simply excellent. Great...
Jul 10, 2014
From $269

20 Comfort Inn Near Financial District

2 stars
Not yet reviewed

154 Madison Street Map

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... More