Hotel on Rivington
107 Rivington St, New York City, NY, United States, 10002
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Culture vultures, Romance, Shopping
Expert review of Hotel on Rivington
The Lower East Side (or LES as locals have coined it) has been transformed in the last few years from a seedy and not much visited former tenement neighborhood to one of New York’s most vibrant. And when the Hotel on Rivington opened a few years back it was a large part of the reinvention, a perfect base for visitors looking to explore the up-and-coming area. While the large glass building was controversial at first - it towers over its neighbors - the dimensions are exactly what makes the views so gobsmacking. The floor to ceiling windows looking out over the lower part of Manhattan (the Financial District and the city’s famous bridges) and up the East side to the Empire State Building are impressive - even to a New Yorker used to great views.
The Lower East Side has become New York's most exciting with a mix of one of a kind and boutiques and restaurants and ethnic options that keep it feeling authentic (Little Italy and Chinatown are a stone’s throw away). The property itself is on a relatively quiet street but very close to the action.
The higher the floor the better the view especially the corner options above the tenth floor, so ask for one of these. Inside the simple clean lined India Mahdavi-designed rooms are Japanese soaking tubs big enough for two, which I loved, showers that hug the glass walls (not for the prudish), comfy velvet sofas, and huge incredibly comfy Swedish Tempur-pedic mattresses that face the fantastic panoramas. The rooms are huge by Manhattan standards too.
Looking a bit grungy, they need a bit of a makeover.
Thor, the Marcel Wenders-designed restaurant opened to great fanfare a few years back but the results were disappointing. Do stop in for a drink but head out to the excellent local restaurants for the main event. On the weekends the on site club gets very busy with lines outside.
State-of-the-art gym and in-room beauty treatments like massage and haircuts on offer.
Quite professional though things slow down on busy weekends.
Hipsters, European travelers, mainly Brits, looking for a different side of the city.
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- 107 Rivington St, New York City, NY, United States, 10002
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- Jaw dropping views
- High-Speed Internet, Fitness Centre, Restaurant, Pets Allowed
- Lower East Side