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Wonderful location (but Lower East Side, not central). Bice bar and public spaces. Beware the tiny, tiny rooms!
Location, appearance, friendliness of staff, and the rooftop. The fitness center was adequate and even if it wasn't, the view from there was amazing! There was great food at the hotel and all around the neighbourhood, try Wolf Nights and Tiny's Giant Sandwich Shop. We spotted a few TV and sports stars in the lobby, that was interesting...they are much uglier in person. I felt like I spent a lot of time waiting for the elevator and the complimentary coffee seemed to be a chore for the staff to deal with. Also, there was an incident when my girlfriend needed assistance with something and the concierge was skeptical that she was a guest and was very rude. Everyone else was great!
Bar Rooms ,menu
Comfort of room. View. Restaurant. Location.
Not at all, Room 705 was noisy. Poor service was provided.
Location. Design. Chic. Friendly c One loud night, Halloween weekend.
The staff, food, vibe, smell, and the help Valet parking
From the decor of the hotel, to the hot staff, to the art deco rooms, it was a great stay. I will definitely make this my new nyc hotel.
The hotel staff did a great job at catering to our every need. They were prompt and never seemed annoyed with our many specific requests. The room was clean, comfortable, and the rain shower was amazing. I have nothing but good things to say about my stay. I would recommend the Thompson LES to anyone traveling to New York. No complaints. Perhaps the area wouldn't be ideal for people visiting NYC for the first time, as it's a more local/less touristy area. Having said that, it is only a $10 cab ride away from Time Square, or a short trip on the subway to anywhere in Manhattan.
the staff was great at suggesting places to go and places to dine. The room was clean and contemporary in style not a lot of space to put luggage, if you want to live out of it. Its best to just unpack and use the closet space
The hotel has a modern, slightly industrial feel with cement ceilings and exposed beams, which I liked. The bathroom is similar to recently updated Hyatts but the living/sleeping space is much more trendy. I liked the floor to ceiling windows and the light fixtures. Our king suite has a great little sitting area, too. The most important thing was that the location cannot be beat. We didn't take a taxi once! There are lots of great bars, restaurants and clubs in the area but the subway stop nearby makes everything easy. The walls don't seem very well insulated. We were woken up at 3:30am by our rowdy neighbors opening and shutting their door and talking.
I was treated very well by hotel staff. There was a room upgrade available and it was given to me without asking. It's a short walk away from SoHo shops and the subway is across the street. I did not enjoy the on site restaurant (Shang Restaurant). It's was empty for the most part of the weekend and the service was a bit poor...which is odd because there were no customers.
Stunning penthouse. Recommended for absolutely amazing views and parties. At times, tough to get ice up to the room as there are two elevators to the area - sometimes one could not hear the knocking. Solution, Keep the doors open so that they can walk in without difficulty.
Staff were friendly and the room was large and comortable. Couldn't fault it.
very pleasant staff- helpful with directions,charge my phone etc
Good location and interesting room design plus cool shower & free NY Times. Lack of replacement shampoo each day; noise Sat night on 7th floor.
Staff was helpful and attentive. Rooms were clean, light was good and so was having the outlets for devices. Great service of offering the small items one needs or my have forgotten like toothpaste and deodorant. Making this service known. Thanks Better food selection.
I loved the lobby and welcoming portion of the hotel I also enjoyed the view of east village from my hotel room on the 10th floor.
Accomodating staff, welcome beverages, clean lines and fresh modern design. Great TV in room, comfortable bedding, exceptional bath. Our room was a bit small, but overall the hotel feels like a European boutique hotel. Great Location in lower Manhattan The rooms are a bit small.
this is a wonderful little boutique hotel. service is friendly yet sophisticated. housekeeping is excellent. Location is perfect if you need to be near NYU. we've booked another stay.
The staff, was very nice and service oriented. The room was quite small for two people with luggage.
good locatiom, generally nice nwer place. nice shower very tiny room!
The hotel was very interesting architecturally and made it enjoyable to visit. The staff was very attentive for the most part, especially the door / bell staff. The hotel bar wasn't very well stocked, and it was difficult at times to get service because there was only one "front desk" person on duty. When they were taking care of other guests, you didn't have good access to them. Electrical outlets in the guest room need to be more accessible.
I was handed a nice glass of wine upon arrival, then my room was upgraded. The staff was very nice, helpful and accommodating. My room was on a high floor and exceptionally quiet for a NYC hotel.
All in all the hotel was ok, but the staff was so extremely obnoxious that I would never in a million years consider staying there again.
The room was very small and was not ready for check in when we got there. We were told we would be called on our cell shortly after we got there to inform us the room was ready and we were never called. We were then charged a fee for checking out an hour after check out and was never told a fee was going to be assessed. I found out when I check my credit card statement later that day.
Staff was very nice. Room service was prompt. Phone didn't work. Cable didn't have all channels. One girl says can't do late checkout while another says no problem?
For NYC room was large enough and well decorated and maintained. Very nice and accomodating staff. Love the location. Would stay there again. Would like to know about discounts and specials as I have family in the earea and will use the hotel w some frequency.
Great look, great location. Clean, modern rooms. Perfect for me Last night of my stay, my floor (9th) turned very noisy. Not just in rooms but up and down the hall. Younger crowd yelling to each other, etc. Felt like I was trying to sleep in the middle of a frat party! This was between 1-2am and went on for quite some time. It would have hoped someone would ask them quiet down on room levels.
Location was great with a lot of varied night-life options. Terrace bar and pool is something to check out for sure. A/C worked well but was very loud especially with something loose inside that made a clunking noise constantly while the A/C ran. I called down after the first night to see if could be addressed. Engineering was sent while we were out but the problem wasn't fixed. We got in too late to deal with the second so had to try prob a chair against it to dampen the noise :(
The staff was so nice and the room was clean & comfortable. A great deal in a fun neighborhood. They even held onto my luggage after check out so I could run around the city before heading to the airport. The rooms are all situated by the elevator which can get a little noisy but not too bad.
This hotel was in a great location close to everything- subway, restaurants and bars. The room itself was nice and clean, it seems like it was recently updated. Like most hotels in NYC, it's small. It also doesn't have a bar or restaurant on site, but with so many near it you don't need to worry.
This was our second stay at Hotel East Houston and we still liked it. The rooms are quite small but big enough to not feel claustrophobic. There's a glass wall between the bathroom and the room, so you'll need to be pretty comfortable with your traveling partner. I liked the fact that our room had an Air conditioning/heat system we could control on our own. The hotel is not super convenient to any major Subway lines. Houston Street is often busy so you'll likely hear some street noise in your room. But hey, that's NYC for you.
Wonderful small hotel right in the heart of the Lower East Side of NYC. You step out the hotel door and you are in the real NYC. Less than a block away from a subway station. Beautiful 7th floor patio that you can see views of the Empire State Building, Freedom Tower and the Chrysler Building. Every type of restaurant you can think of within walking distance. A Whole Foods a block away. The mattresses in the rooms could be a little better quality. Not terrible but could be better.
Rooftop view was amazing. Staff were great. Beds are extremely uncomfortable. If you need to iron clothes good luck. Room was not like the picture extremely small.
nice folks, good location, good free coffee very uncomfortable bed, low grade cheap bed linens, old carpet floor, bad lighting in room.
Epic rooftop view of the city! Super friendly staff.
I needed a hotel close to a conference I was attending and found a deal here online. this turned out to be a great choice. Affordable small room is well furnished perfect for one person or a couple who like to be close! I travel with a service dog, and the hotel staff treated us both extremely well. There was a ton of fun NYC activity to do in walking distance & subway is right across the street, so my business trip included the requisit level of evening debauchery. If you'd rather spend your time in the city out on the town than in your room, this perfectly fine hotel saves ya money you could spend in restaurants & at shows! pipes creak... really that's all i got. the building's old world charm I guess!
I've stayed here at least 5 times now, so finally felt compelled to review. The hotel is nothing truly fancy but it almost feels that way. Rooms are very small, but they're nice. If you're there for business or travel and not planning to stay inside you'll be fine. I've stayed in hotels for twice the price that feel to be the same scale. I keep returning bc they make it easy. The staff is super friendly and the location is literally steps from the subway. More then anything it's the price vs facilities that can't be beat. For the same $$ you'd be staying in generic corporate hotels that are uglier, less clean and grumpy. There's also coffee and tea served all day, which is nice. The elevator is slow and they no longer serve breakfast.
Location of hotel and comfort of bed Little room to walk around, could have been a little larger
The Staff was super nice and helpfull For 2 queens bed the room was really small didn't got enought space to open our lugagges!!! 1 of the bed wasn't clean.
The location was very convenient. The staff was very friendly and helpful. My only complaint is that one day housekeeping had not cleaned our room by 4:30 when we came back to our room to rest. I thought it should have been clean by then. Not a big deal. I definitely plan on staying there in the future.
Very good value and clean. All was good.
great location. nice room.
The front of house staff were always friendly and helpful especially Anthony. Our room was petite but clean and comfortable. The hotel location was a little noisy but in a fantastic area otherwise. Had a great stay. Just the bit of street noise really.
My 5th floor room overlooked the park between Forsyth and Chrystie, with a long-distance glimpse of 1 WTC over the rooftops. Great location for my visit, a evening show at New York Theater Workshop, and for general walkabout adventures in the Lower East Side. Super helpful and friendly staff, too. I felt like I was in a low-end IKEA showroom model studio apartment. That's not a bad thing, since the small floor plan requires some strict space usage, but a comfy chair would have been nice!
helpfulness of staff, view from room
Location, friendly staff. Room size.
The location was fantastic and the staff were very friendly. My room was cleaned every day and the bed aws very comfortable
Very clean room.
Location - close to Nyu where my son goes to school The reservation I made through booking.com wasn't in their system. Luckily they had a room.
How is this hotel available for online bookings? When I arrived for a business trip, I walked upstairs to the check-in hallway (not a lobby) to meet a man behind plexiglass who told me that the hotel is CASH ONLY but there was an ATM I could use (for a large fee). I was given a key card to my room that was up another flight of stairs at the end of a long hallway. This is clearly a rent-by-the-hour establishment. My room barely fit a full bed and the window in my room opened to a cement chute. No light here! (For a size comparison, think half the size of an interior budget cabin on a cruise ship). It was late so I decided I could suffer through one night. I have stayed at Red Roof Inns with nicer amenities, though. The radiator sounded asthmatic and kept me up most of the night. The bathroom had sandpaper towels (one of which was terribly stained), a shower with no hot water and poor water pressure, and a tiny bar of soap and half-filled bottle of shampoo. No conditioner, lotion, washcloths, hair dryer, or even glasses for water. There is a warning on your receipt when you check in that the management is not responsible for any personal property left in the room. If you want to secure your things while you are out, you have to check them behind the plexiglass in the tiny "office." The worst part of my stay was that when I woke up, I felt itchy. I couldn't shake the feeling all day. After my business meetings I booked a red-eye home and forfeited the second night stay. AVOID!
Not a bad place to stay for a night or two, but not longer than that. If you're a college student on a budget, I would recommend. The cash only part did throw me off.
Great location and inexpensive Spartan. Clean but the toilet leaked onto the floor, the heat was sporadic, and only one thin blanket was provided.
Great location No elevators, no AC , payment is cash only.
The hotel was nicer than I expected. The decor was pleasant (wooden doors, etc.), though not ornate. The shared bathrooms are mildly inconvenient, but not bad once you get the hang of it.
Cute little no-frills hotel. My single room had a sink, which was very helpful, and I only had to wait to use the shared bathrooms once during my five-night stay. Excellent location within walking distance of Union Square and several subway lines, as well as lots of restaurants, coffee shops, banks, shopping, and grocery stores. Quiet neighbourhood and quiet building. As many reviewers have said, the bathrooms and halls are kept very clean. The mattress was on the hard side, and my key card would often get de-magnetized throughout the day (though staff at the front desk didn't give me any trouble when I needed it reset). No dealbreakers or any cons that would prevent me from staying here again.
It was close to union square and was cheap compared to other hotels. I walk a lot so getting to the east village was a short walk as well. Have to share toilets and shower. Other than that it was totally fine. If you are in NYC visiting you are rarely in your room anyways.
Location - on a quiet street in Gramercy Room - while it's small, it was very cozy. It felt like you're living in an apartment in Manhattan. Cleanliness. Unique interior - it's old, but has been kept up beautifully. It was too hot and it didn't seem like I could control the temperature in the room. Luckily I was able to crack the window open. The WIFI was rather spotty in my room, and I reported it to the clerk downstairs.
Price is good, as long as you are clear on what you get. Rooms are small, outdated, and my room did not have a sink. Realized that my room would not have a bathroom - shared bathrooms in the hallway, but other rooms I've stayed in here have sinks in the room.
Location - close to 3rd ave and union square / village the bed was awful
That it had AC. And the ancient elevator was really neat. The AC unit would start making loud cracking ice like noises and was struggling to cool our tiny room.
A few blocks away from Union Square Safe area Near many restaurants/businesses Clean, budget friendly! There's a sort of old New York romance surrounding this building, so let me explain in detail for future travelers; this hotel has not changed in many years. Most rooms have TV's the size of computer monitors. Walking into the room feels like going back in time, with an AC unit strapped to the window, and a lush wallpaper that your grandmother would envy. That being said, this is the perfect hotel. It's addordable, it is clean, and the staff is always helpful. Just a few blocks away, is the gorgeous Union Square, with the subway that connects to all the parts of New York. You can be in Times Square faster than you can write a review for this hotel! The streets were safe (I walked alone around midnight often during my stay) and the surrounding neighborhood is rather gorgeous in the morning light. If you're in the mood for something meaty in the morning, there's a lovely assortment of scattered food carts, one in particular that makes amazing egg, sausage, bacon and cheese bagel sandwiches fresh off the grill in front of Union square park. He also makes a mean Falafel in the early hours. After all the positive things I have to say about the hotel, I do feel obliged to mention some things that would normally affect one's stay. Certainly, none of these things bothered me; I have a soft spot for old hotels. However, be prepared to notice that the elevator is about as small as an airplane restroom, and the hallways are as narrow as your closet. To occupy as little space as possible and stay affordable, the hallways sacrifice width, and in return, even the most affordable single-bed quarters are roomy enough to do yoga in. If you go the affordable route and choose a room with no bathroom, do not be alarmed or skeptical, the bathtubs and toilets are cleaned very regularly, more often than I would say the one in your own home, if I may be so bold? The only thing to worry about is waiting for restroom use; there are four toilets and showers on each floor. Be prepared to either shower very early or very late, else face a line wait. Other than that, the AC system runs lovely, and everything is cozy.
The Location and price is the reason I stay here. The Shared bathroooms
- nice hotel - great location - good price - noisy air/conditioning - dirty curtain in a bathroom
Great location, clean facilities and reasonable price if you don't mind shared bathrooms.
Great for travelers on a budget. Very well maintained and clean. Excellent customer service. Sharing bathroom was no problem during my stay (07/20-24/16)--never any wait, and other guests were considerate. Room was small, but I was only there for sleeping. I loved the quiet neighborhood which helped to immerse me into the New York experience in a way that would not have been possible had I chosen a mainstream hotel in the center of a more touristy area.