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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 GEM Hotel-SoHo, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
Lower East Side
27 minutes ago 3 stars $109
Hyatt Union Square New York
Lower East Side
1 hour ago 4 stars $207
BEST WESTERN Bowery Hanbee Hotel
Lower East Side
3 hours ago 3 stars $118
Hotel 17
Lower East Side
1 day ago 2 stars $79
W New York - Union Square
Lower East Side
1 day ago 4 stars $225
Comfort Inn Manhattan Bridge
Lower East Side
2 days ago 2 stars $109
The Inn at Irving Place
Lower East Side
2 days ago 5 stars $363
Wyndham Garden Chinatown
Lower East Side
3 days ago 3 stars $143
Comfort Inn Near Financial District
Lower East Side
4 days ago 2 stars $109
Hotel on Rivington
Lower East Side
4 days ago 4 stars $220

Recently Rated Lower East Side Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
BEST WESTERN Bowery Hanbee Hotel
Lower East Side
4.0 / 5
59 reviews
3 stars $118
Hotel 17
Lower East Side
3.7 / 5
272 reviews
2 stars $79
Hotel Verite
Lower East Side
4.1 / 5
14 reviews
2 stars $169
Nolitan Hotel
Lower East Side
4.2 / 5
28 reviews
4 stars $199
Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Manhattan/Downtown East
Lower East Side
3.7 / 5
6 reviews
2 stars $129
Blue Moon Hotel
Lower East Side
4.1 / 5
32 reviews
3 stars $225
W New York - Union Square
Lower East Side
3.9 / 5
15 reviews
4 stars $225
Hotel on Rivington
Lower East Side
4.2 / 5
22 reviews
4 stars $220
Wyndham Garden Chinatown
Lower East Side
4.1 / 5
12 reviews
3 stars $143
Hyatt Union Square New York
Lower East Side
4.4 / 5
12 reviews
4 stars $207

Lower East Side hotels

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Featured Lower East Side Hotels

From $115

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 $118

2 BEST WESTERN Bowery Hanbee Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 59 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 19, 2014
From $225

3 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
From $299

4 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 $109

5 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 $119

6 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 $225

7 W New York - Union Square

4 stars
3.9 / 5 15 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

w NY
very good hotel. would definitely recommend great beds
Nov 26, 2014
From $143

8 Wyndham Garden Chinatown

3 stars
4.1 / 5 12 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

Work Trip
They hotel was very clean. The employees were all nice. The only complaint would be that there is no door on the shower and it caused me to use extra towels to keep water from going everywhere....
Oct 23, 2014
From $79

9 Hotel 17

2 stars
3.7 / 5 272 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

Wonderful as Always
I am frequent vistor to Hotel 17. Every stay has been consistently great. The rooms are clean and the shared baths are spotlessly cleaned throughout the day. The staff is courteous and...
Dec 16, 2014
From $179

10 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 $207

11 Hyatt Union Square New York

4 stars
4.4 / 5 12 reviews

132 Fourth Aveunue Map

Seasonal Sale - Save 20% 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 $220

12 Hotel on Rivington

4 stars
4.2 / 5 22 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

Awesome
Great room, fantastic view of down Manhattan and the amenities in the bathroom are to die for. Best tub ever.
Nov 21, 2014
From $109

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 $101

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's was great it's local and the breakfast was really good
Feb 26, 2014
From $109

15 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