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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.


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 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
4 hours ago 2 stars $103
Hotel on Rivington
Lower East Side
13 hours ago 4 stars $175
Lower East Side
17 hours ago 3 stars $116
Comfort Inn Lower East Side
Lower East Side
22 hours ago 2 stars $103
BEST WESTERN Bowery Hanbee Hotel
Lower East Side
1 day ago 3 stars $135
Comfort Inn Manhattan Bridge
Lower East Side
1 day ago 2 stars $103
Gramercy Park Hotel
Lower East Side
1 day ago 4 stars $329
Hyatt Union Square New York
Lower East Side
1 day ago 4 stars $249
Comfort Inn Near Financial District
Lower East Side
2 days ago 2 stars $113
Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Manhattan/Downtown East
Lower East Side
2 days ago 2 stars $109

Recently Rated Lower East Side Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Hotel 17
Lower East Side
3.8 / 5
285 reviews
2 stars $103
Hyatt Union Square New York
Lower East Side
4.5 / 5
16 reviews
4 stars $249
BEST WESTERN Bowery Hanbee Hotel
Lower East Side
4.0 / 5
60 reviews
3 stars $135
Nolitan Hotel
Lower East Side
4.2 / 5
29 reviews
4 stars $179
Comfort Inn Lower East Side
Lower East Side
3.6 / 5
17 reviews
2 stars $103
Wyndham Garden Chinatown
Lower East Side
4.1 / 5
13 reviews
3 stars $143
Hotel Verite
Lower East Side
4.0 / 5
17 reviews
2 stars $151
Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Manhattan/Downtown East
Lower East Side
3.9 / 5
8 reviews
2 stars $109
Gramercy Park Hotel
Lower East Side
5.0 / 5
1 reviews
4 stars $329
Hotel on Rivington
Lower East Side
4.2 / 5
23 reviews
4 stars $175

Featured Lower East Side Hotels

From $143

1 Wyndham Garden Chinatown

3 stars
4.1 / 5 13 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

Mother & daughter break
The hotel is in Chinatown but very near the subway station and local bus service so it is very easy to get around. The staff were all very helpful in sorting out any problems. I had booked a 2...
Mar 3, 2015
From $135

2 BEST WESTERN Bowery Hanbee Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 60 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

girls vacation
the hotel was in a good location the staff was friendly and helpful the room was too hot and there was no refrigerator the breakfast we're goodand the room was clean with an overall good experience...
Dec 29, 2014
From $153

3 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 $116


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 $175

5 Hotel on Rivington

4 stars
4.2 / 5 23 reviews

107 Rivington Street Map


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

Past its prime
Feels like this was a great hotel once upon a time, but the details in the room were all past their prime, with small things falling apart, everything scratched or faded. Staff at check in was not...
Mar 19, 2015
From $103

6 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 $129

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

3 stars
3.3 / 5 23 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

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 $113

8 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 $103

9 Hotel 17

2 stars
3.8 / 5 285 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

was okay. not bad. was funny. was neat. was not loud. was not messy. people were nice to all. we had a tv that has a few channels.
Mar 24, 2015
From $109

10 Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Manhattan/Downtown East

2 stars
3.9 / 5 8 reviews

95 Henry Street Map

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 Littly... More

Hotel was very clean and centrally located. The price is very cheap compared to hotels in other areas. Great stay!
Jan 22, 2015
From $329

11 Gramercy Park Hotel

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

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

this was the ONLY hotel available after Hurricane Sandy had damaged the hotel we had originally booked for this trip... Altho priced WAY above our usual hotel choices. We were totally blown away. I...
Jan 20, 2015
From $249

12 Hyatt Union Square New York

4 stars
4.5 / 5 16 reviews

134 Fourth Aveunue Map

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... More

Favorite Hotel in NYC
I love this hotel for its fantastic location! The rooms are wonderfully designed, quiet and beds are super comfortable.
Mar 11, 2015
From $103

13 Comfort Inn Lower East Side

2 stars
3.6 / 5 17 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

Awesome trip
Perfect location and got a lot of bang for my buck! Visited friends in the LES for a quick weekend getaway!
Mar 10, 2015
From $179

14 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 $184

15 Blue Moon Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 32 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

Priced right, nice staff
This is not a luxury hotel with a wide list of amenities. It is an affordable small hotel (an old building that was rehabbed into a hotel) on the Lower east Side near SoHo, which is where we wanted...
Dec 4, 2014