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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
The Inn at Irving Place
Lower East Side
26 minutes ago 5 stars $363
BEST WESTERN Bowery Hanbee Hotel
Lower East Side
7 hours ago 3 stars $182
Hotel on Rivington
Lower East Side
10 hours ago 4 stars $294
Comfort Inn Manhattan Bridge
Lower East Side
12 hours ago 2 stars $169
Hotel 17
Lower East Side
14 hours ago 2 stars $138
Howard Johnson Manhattan Soho
Lower East Side
1 day ago 2 stars $194
Comfort Inn Near Financial District
Lower East Side
2 days ago 2 stars $143
Blue Moon Hotel
Lower East Side
2 days ago 3 stars $295
Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Manhattan/Downtown East
Lower East Side
3 days ago 2 stars $149
Holiday Inn NYC - LOWER EAST SIDE
Lower East Side
4 days ago 3 stars $152

Recently Rated Lower East Side Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Hotel 17
Lower East Side
3.7 / 5
260 reviews
2 stars $138
Hyatt Union Square New York
Lower East Side
4.4 / 5
12 reviews
4 stars $305
Hotel on Rivington
Lower East Side
4.1 / 5
21 reviews
4 stars $294
BEST WESTERN Bowery Hanbee Hotel
Lower East Side
4.0 / 5
55 reviews
3 stars $182
Nolitan Hotel
Lower East Side
4.2 / 5
28 reviews
4 stars $362
Comfort Inn Manhattan Bridge
Lower East Side
3.8 / 5
28 reviews
2 stars $169
Wyndham Garden Chinatown
Lower East Side
4.1 / 5
11 reviews
3 stars $188
W New York - Union Square
Lower East Side
3.9 / 5
14 reviews
4 stars $350
Sohotel
Lower East Side
2.8 / 5
9 reviews
2 stars $272
Hotel Verite
Lower East Side
4.1 / 5
14 reviews
2 stars $227

Lower East Side hotels

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Featured Lower East Side Hotels

From $152

1 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 $149

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 East consistently delivers a stay that meets the demands of both... 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 $139

3 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's was great it's local and the breakfast was really good
Feb 26, 2014
From $143

4 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

From $138

5 Hotel 17

2 stars
3.7 / 5 260 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

Hotel 17
Marvelous experience. Thanks , hotel l7 staff, especially Chachi and Sayid
Oct 19, 2014
From $188

6 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 $182

7 BEST WESTERN Bowery Hanbee Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 55 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

couple hours sleep
Only stayed for a couple hours sleep, before catching a train to the airport, but staff was courteous, room was clean and good quick breakfast before being on our way. I'd definitely recommend to...
Oct 6, 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 $169

9 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 $189

10 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 $219

11 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 $295

12 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 $294

13 Hotel on Rivington

4 stars
4.1 / 5 21 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

LES Gem
If you're at home in New York and feel comfortable around a hipper crowd and away from tourists, the downtown business crowd, chain restaurants, and major departments stores, this is the place for...
Oct 13, 2014
From $305

14 Hyatt Union Square New York

4 stars
4.4 / 5 12 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

Fabulous Weekend
The Hyatt Union Square New York is my favorite spot to stay. Great service, very clean, friendly staff and the location is the best. It is in the heart of everything.
Oct 15, 2014
From $272

15 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