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The Ludlow Hotel

4.5 out of 5.0

The Ludlow Hotel

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We loved the Ludlow. If you want to be in this part of town it’s a great destination. The rooms are nice and clean, and the place is pretty happening. The bar, lounge, restaurant and sitting areas are all very nice. As with most NYC hotels, the rooms are a bit cozy, so we stayed in a small suite, which was great. I’d also recommend not staying on a higher floor as I heard people who did complain about the elevator wait. A really nice break from, and completely different vibe from, our usual midtown experience. Well recommended.

I spent three nights here in January in a sky box loft on the 18th floor. View was pretty good looking further downtown & west. The room had a small lounge area which definitely made the room feel spacious and had a couple of small closets to hang clothes etc. I found the room to be a little too dark, even with all the lights on and on the 18th floor - I get the look they are going for but personally would like options. The bathroom was awesome, very light and bright with a large walk in shower, big bath and plenty of space on the vanity to spread toiletries out on. I loved the big window in there, but might not be for everyone. there was a curtain to close if you want more privacy. Check in was quick and easy, but in general I found the staff to be a little blasé. I didn't eat at the restaurant but did have drinks in the bar area and enjoyed the open fire. Top spot if you want to be downtown with loads of great restaurants, bars and coffee close by.

We stayed for a few nights just before Christmas. The decor is very cool both bar/lounge and (small) bedrooms/bathrooms. We really liked the area - trendy and authentic neighbourhood which is well placed for covering a lot of Manhattan on foot. But extremely noisy at night - definitely ‘the city that never sleeps’. We had breakfast in Dirty French (in the hotel) one morning which was over priced and extremely average, and after that ate out for the rest of our stay. Great coffee shop next door. The bar/lounge area is comfortable during the day, but in the evening is PACKED with non residents who come for cocktails or to eat in Dirty French. Front desk staff never acknowledged us as guests, and weren’t particularly welcoming. Worst of all, when we settled our account, they took £1500 payment on a debit card, but didn’t release the £1500 deposit on our credit card, despite many emails from us, for over a month. Go for a cocktail - but don’t bother staying.

We love this hotel. Everything is well appointed. The lobby and restaurant areas are chic without making one feel inadequate. The room are nice. This last visit we stayed in a Ludlow double which had a king and a queen sized beds and loved it. The neighborhood is awesome. Must try.

Love Manhattan, so unless the hotel is a complete disaster it's never going to be a bad trip. My wife and I spent 4 nights here with our 15 year old daughter in a 2 bedroom space. It was disappointing to find that 1 room (our daughter's) had no natural light - it was like an anteroom to the front, where we stayed.That's a little primitive for this day and age. It was certainly clean enough, a little small for my preference, a bit boxy - and overall lacked any real character. Bathroom was very nice but in terms of atmosphere and decor the rooms were non-descript. The reception staff were helpful when asked for info or recommendations, charm itself in fact, but on arrival, there was no offer to help us with bags or anyone to show us the room. We were given the keys and left to get on with it. That is clearly hotel policy and not what you'd call getting off on the best foot. The bar and lounge area was, by contrast, very comfortable and stylish although in the evening the atmosphere changed from family hotel into something else entirely. It made for interesting people watching. We had some drinks and bar snacks which were pretty good but paralysingly expensive. But hey, it's New York, right? We went down to breakfast one morning and it was good with customary polite, attentive service. So, a bit underwhelming, odd and slightly inadequate. We spoiled ourselves a few years back by staying at the Crosby Street Hotel and it was one of the best we've ever experienced. In comparison to this, it cost an arm and a leg although New York is eye wateringly expensive compared even to life in London. If you are fortunate enough to be able to make the choice I'd recommend spending the extra. ps if you go to the coffee shop next door with all the vinyl records, by all means have the coffee, it's very good. But don't buy the fresh OJ if you suffer from a heart condition; the price may push you over the edge.

We stayed at The Ludlow for five nights in December. We paid the extra money for a Skybox Loft but wish we'd asked for one higher up the building as we ended up with the lowest 'box' on the 8th floor. It was still lovely but I imagine that the view was better as you went further up the building. Small room (obviously, we were in Manhattan) but with a gorgeous bathroom and a comfortable seating area where we sat and read with a bottle of wine a few times. The bar / lounge area was lovely with the fire in deepest December, service was brilliant.

The Ludlow makes you feel at home from the moment you walk in the door. The staff is attentive to your every need, starting at the front desk. They greet you like a friend and are happy to help in any way they can. It is a great location, close to the subway and the area is filled with fabulous shops and restaurants. They have a wonderful lobby and bar, plus a great restaurant. The rooms vary, but well appointed and comfortable. Treat yourself to a great place and enjoy to He comfort of The Ludlow!

In November i was traveling by myself and stayed two nights at the ludlow in nyc. The hotel is in a great very hip neighborhood, the famous Katz’deli is just across the street. The hotel has a very welcoming lobby with friendly people at the reception. My room was lovely, very cost but with all the amenities you need and a great view. You can see the downtown skyline from the bed! I had a drink in the very nice and comfortable bar with again very friendly staff. The lower east side is a cool area too, lots of coffee places, shops and restaurants. Overall The Ludlow was a wonderful place to stay!

We stayed at this lovely hotel for ten days. The room was small but very comfortable and the view was spectacular. My only criticism is that there is little to no storage. We had minimal clothing with us and had to live out of our suit cases. Thankfully one suitcase fit neatly under the bed. Aside from this, I'd still recommend this hotel for short stays.

We loved the hotel, we especially recommend upgrading your room to the one with a bathtub next to widow. Awesome, peaceful place, great service. They allowed us to check-in earlier as well. I will totally come back!

180 Ludlow Street New York NY

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Rooftop terrace

Located in Lower East Side, The Ludlow Hotel is within a 10-minute drive of popular attractions 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. It's in central New York and also close to New York University.


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, tours or tickets, and dry cleaning/laundry. 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, Multiple Beds

King 2 | Sleeps 4

Loft (Ludlow)

King 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 811 reviews