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The Ludlow Hotel

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Had to write this review as soon as I returned home from four luxurious nights in a Queen Loft room at The Ludlow. Every detail was sublime - from the bathroom soaking tub and the rain-shower, to the super comfortable bed and linens. It felt cozy and warm - everything you want in a room in the bustling city of NYC. At first I thought the lobby was too hip/cool, but after the first night it felt warm and inviting like an oversized living room - one that just happens to smell like Moroccan roses. We only had breakfast at Dirty French, but the oatmeal and pancakes were yum. Many thanks to the Ludlow for making our visit to the city so perfect!

This was our first trip to NYC. The hotel is well presented and trendy, although it is very dark inside the lobby and the rooms. The roof (king sized loft with balcony) was good. Whilst we struggled with space for our 2 large suitcases I think this would be the case with any hotel in NYC. The bed was large and comfortable, the balcony had impressive views of the city, and putting the large tv on a pull-out arm on the wall was a nice touch. The bathroom had a powerful walk-in shower (a pleasant change from a lot of hotels) but barely any space for toiletries. Location-wise, there were 2 metro stops within a 5-7 min walk, and lots of independent shops and restaurants, although it feels more of an ‘up and coming’ neighbourhood than most of Manhattan. Overall, I enjoyed my stay, but it felt on the pricey side.

absolutely loved this hotel! The atmosphere is so cosy and you feel at home immediately. I had a room with view of the NY skyline and it was amazing! I could even see it from my bed. The bed slept wonderful. Location is nice in a very lively area of the Lower East Side. Lots of great options for bars and restaurants and Soho is like a 10 tot 15 minute walk.

Excellent hotel, superbly located for discovering lower Manhattan. Beautifully decorated interior, attentive, helpful and friendly staff. Perfect night's sleep every night. Extensive choice of bars and restaurants within easy walking distance with the added benefit of Katz's Deli on the other side of the street! Superbly located for attractions such as The Brooklyn Bridge, DUMBO, Battery Park. 9/11 Memorial and Freedom Tower. Cool bar with comfortable sofas! The only thing I didn't try was their restaurant, Dirty French, which I'm sure would have been excellent too!

Excellent choice in LES for a romantic weekend stay. Staff was friendly and attentive, the room (with small balcony) was clean and charming. Loved the bathroom. The location cannot be beat with a quick walk to great restaurants and nightlife. Our reservation included a bottle of wine and a bottle of champagne.

What a great place.. If you are looking for really nice accommodation then pick the Ludlow. We had a skyloft or skybox whatever it was called it was great, huge views of the city. Rooms aren’t cheap but you do get what you pay for for sure. Bathtub is ace , I’ve never seen one fill up so fast before lol. We were in 1312 , next time I will try to get a higher floor as basically the higher up the better the view . Having said that our view was brilliant. Bed comfy and considering your in the city it was quiet through the night (maybe that was the wine .....) I will not stay anywhere else when I want to be in the lower east side Oh and that staff were lovely 😊

My partner and I stayed at the Ludlow NY this September in a skybox loft for 2 nights and then the loft king for another 2 nights. Both room were absolutely stunningly gorgeous especially the skybox loft and the rest of the hotel including lobby/restaurant where so lovely design wise. Shame there is no pool or spa though. This is a gorgeous hotel but when you are paying $600 USD per night tea and coffee should be complimentary. Our stay was unfortunately tainted by the hotel charging us for ridiculously overpriced tea bags. I have stayed in many luxury hotels and tea and coffee has always been complimentary as it should be. When we realised there was no tea bags in the rooms mini bar we ordered 4 tea bags and milk from the front desk so that we could enjoy a cup of tea that evening and again for the morning. These 4 tea bags plus small jug of milk was $28 USD that is a joke when you are paying $600 USD per night. My partner called the front desk to enquire about why the tea is so expensive he was passed onto the manager whom simply said that is the price. We then asked to return the order (as we would buy some ourselves from the local deli) we were informed that it was impossible to return as the goods we already signed for. Poor service and inflexible on what should be a small matter.

Would love to stay at The Ludlow sometime but on this occasion I visited the hotel restaurant, Dirty French. Having walked out of Beauty & Essex in a huff after being treated really badly by the hosts my friends and I just turned up and were lucky enough to get a table. The experience couldn’t have been more of a contrast. Very classy staff, wonderful food - quite pricey but worth it in my opinion and great decor. Perfect end to my New York break.

THERE IS NO LOW AT THE LUDLOW Where do I begin... my Husband and I have huge withdrawals we had a skybox loft on 12th floor The VIEWS blew us away, who needs a TV when you have this LIVE skyline view changing every second, or to stand on the balcony with your Nespresso coffee in the Ludlow beaker listening to the city coming alive The room ...just ticked all the boxes Fabulous seating area to chill read look at the skyline views The bed was super super comfy + quality logo bed linen ( you should sell the logo sheet ) Fresh bouncy towels daily The Bathroom OMG I think the most instagrammed bathrooms in NYC for style and views from your huge bath tub We now have inspiration for our New bathroom design Everything about the interior is just so thought out and eye candy for the interior lover The chill lounge was so relaxed a great crowd of folk, no pretentious wannabes here ;-) which was refreshing The food was fantastic from the bar menu The staff are so lovely so friendly efficient and helpful, Lovely smiley door staff who make you feel so Welcome, like a family member returning HOME We will be back ASAP A good idea ... it would be super if you put tea bags & some fresh milk in the fridge as the Nespresso machine has hot water ( especially for us Brits and our teas ) wink :-)

Lovely little hotel. Very nice lobby, bar and restaurant downstairs and helpful, pleasant staff. Felt very at home. But yes, the room was so small we had to ask them to remove a chair so we could fit our luggage in and the only bedside table space was cluttered with their merchandise (mini bar). We removed that to the top of the wardrobe. No space in the bathroom either so our toiletry bags went under the bed with the rest of our luggage. Least it was a high bed! Cosy! But, the room was quiet, the view great, the bed soft, the room clean and the hotel well located. Overall, we were happy to stay here - but perhaps one of the larger rooms would have been a better choice for a week long stay. (we had the queen studio). An overnight with no luggage would be perfect.

180 Ludlow Street New York NY

Hotel highlights

  • Close to New York University
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour fitness center

Located in Manhattan, The Ludlow Hotel is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Lower East Side Tenement Museum and New Museum. This 4.5-star hotel has 175 guestrooms and offers a 24-hour fitness center, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. New York University is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from this centrally located New York hotel.


This hotel serves as home to a bar, along with a restaurant that specializes in French cuisine. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM.


A flat-screen TV comes with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and bathrobes. Other standard amenities include a minibar, free newspapers, and free local calls.

Property features

At The Ludlow Hotel, guests have access to a 24-hour fitness center, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage, dry cleaning/laundry, and tours or tickets. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include coffee/tea in a common area, free newspapers, and a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Penthouse (Ludlow)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Loft, 1 King Bed, Terrace

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Loft (Ludlow)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 781 reviews