Skip to main content
Beginning of main content

East Village Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

it is impossible to get anyone on the phone. Their booking service is outsourced to a company that is basically a message service. You can try to leave a message but they will not call you back. I finally got someone on the phone only to receive incorrect information. I finally cancelled the reservation do to their incompetence, and they charged me one nights stay. It's managed more like a flop-house than a hotel....avoid.

I had a fantastic stay here. This was my first trip to NYC and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. This hotel is in the heart of the EV . Everything I could want or need was in walking distance. Staff were super friendly and accommodating. Room was cozy and comfortable. Exceptionally clean. It was actually really quiet considering it is New York City. I can't wait to come back for another stay. If you're looking for a neighborhood feel and experience this is the place to stay.

Initially, I thought that this hotel was very quaint with a hint of modern touches. The hotel actually felt more like a miniature studio apartment since it had a cute kitchenette that has a sink, dishwasher, stove, and a microwave as well as a mini fridge. The hotel is tucked away in the East Village above a coffee shop called The Bean. The TV is also a Roku TV so if you have Hulu or Netflix acct you can log in and watch your shows. The downfall with this hotel is that the towels and linens are very old and dingy. You may want to bring your own. The walls are also thin as well as the floors so don't expect to get sleep if someone is above you because you can hear everything. The fire alarm also went off and we had to evacuate early in the morning so that was an inconvenience. If you are planning to stay in the city for just a day or two I would recommend this quaint little hotel however if you are looking for somewhere quiet and away from the noise of the city I suggest you try staying in one of the borough's.

My husband and I stayed at the East Village Hotel for four nights, and we didn't sleep at all...The room faced 1st Avenue, and between traffic, construction, sirens, and party goers, we never got any sleep! The entire time we were there, they never cleaned the bathroom floor, and we were asked to leave when they came to clean the room. There's no real reception area, no elevator, no amenities, and very small.

This was not an overly positive experience. First room allocated had hairs in the bed. Second room was better although the level of dust on the top of the fridge looked like it had NEVER been pulled out of its space and cleaned. Ashame as the staff were very helpful. The night receptionist was extremely apologetic about the first room and immediately sent someone up to clean the fridge top in the second room that we were allocated. There is no elevator so with heavy suitcases, it can be a problem. If the above issues are sorted out, it actually is a nice hotel, well located and the rooms ( for NY standards) are fairly spacious. it is nice to have a kitchenette to be able to make tea coffee and snacks. The back brick wall is a nice feature. Good value if they can get their cleaning levels up to scratch.

I go to New York a lot, to drop off my daughter to her mom, I’ve stayed at various hotels in the city. I truly loved the experience of the East Village Hotel. They email you the keypad code for the entrance and your room, and that’s it, you’re good to go. No 24 hour staffing, but when staff is there they are courteous and friendly. You’re right in the heart of the East Village and you can temporarily live like a local. The room was like a little New York apartment with a kitchenette, bathroom and bed/living room. Sitting out on the fire escape at night and just watching everything was medicinal. I would advise everyone who wants an authentic New York experience to stay at this hotel.

Very close to the city area, the location is perfect! The service person Afrim was very pleasant, and helped me with my luggage up the stairs. The apartment was very clean, and my room provided a nice resting space to rest my weary feet after long walks. All in all, I would definitely recommend this place!

This hotel is more like a hostel. Everything was clean, but the bed + pillows seemed about 50 years old (I could feel the springs digging into my back and shoulders all night). This plus being on the 1st floor with no double-paned windows led to the worst night's sleep I've had in a long time. You can hear other guests' conversations through the walls and if anyone takes a step in the hallway or above you. They also came into my room when I had the do not disturb sign outside, which I thought was a bit weird and not a normal protocol. Overall, at this steep price I'd stay about anywhere else nearby or at an Airbnb. Will not be coming back.

This hotel is awesome! Spacious and clean studio sized rooms. Comfortable beds and kitchenette. This place was just what I needed after a very long flight from Sydney Australia. The staff were super friendly and helpful, good fast WIFI. Great bed, good sized clean rooms and bathroom. Very centrally located, only a few blocks from the subway. Great restaurants and bars close by. Highly recommend this place. Would definitely stay here again as it was exceptionally reasonably priced at the time I stayed.

Very sweet hotel. Suites were very well designed and equipped.The shower was a bit weak and it was a distinct disadvantage that the hotel had no elevator.However, the staff was extremely friendly and helpfull(Took our suitcases all the way to the top floor !)and was always forthcoming with usefull information.

147 1st Ave New York NY

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to 5th Avenue and New York University
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Concierge services

Located in East Village within 2 miles (3 km) of Empire State Building, this aparthotel is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Times Square. The 18 rooms at this 3-star aparthotel include kitchens, refrigerators, and microwaves.


Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


The apartment is individually decorated and features a kitchen with a refrigerator, a microwave, a stovetop, and a dishwasher. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 40-inch an LCD TV with cable channels and pay movies. Pillowtop beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and the bathroom offers a rainfall showerhead, a hair dryer, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a coffee maker, an ironing board, and a desk.

Property features

Guests of this aparthotel enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with luggage storage, tours or tickets, and dry cleaning/laundry.

Room options

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

66.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 141 reviews