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“Nice hotel with a subway around the corner”
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The Ridge Hotel
Ranked #353 of 469 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Stayed here for 16 nights. The room is small, I had a queen size bed. Wish though that there were a small refrigerator in the room. An extra lamp over the desk would have been wonderful.
One day the air-condtioning did not work but they cleaned the filters. The overall cleaning is okay. No breakfast but free coffee, tea and chocolate to drink during the day. 24 hours hot water and cold water and access to a microwave in the "breakfast" room. A rooftop (7. floor) where you can enjoy the view and sit there and eat and drink if you bring something. There is an elevator and 6 floors. The room had a nice bathroom with a bathtub.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Have stayed at this hotel at least half a dozen times over the last few years, as their prices invariably beat anything comparable. As others have noted, the location is extremely convenient for downtown, and the subway is just around the corner. And the rooftop deck offers spectacular views of the city to the north (Empire State Building, Chrysler Building) and south (Ground Zero buildings). The hotel and the area are completely suitable for single travellers.

What really makes a difference for the often weary traveller are the very friendly and helpful staff. This is not a large impersonal hotel -- there are just 6 floors (the 7th floor is the rooftop deck). Staff are genuinely helpful, and are very understanding and accommodating about reservations when flights are cancelled or delayed.

Yes, the rooms are very small, but there is plenty of space to relax on the rooftop or in the common room in the basement, or the lobby lounge. Just don't bring a big suitcase, or be prepared to only open it on the bed. Note that the room windows open, which many of us appreciate.

A great choice in downtown NYC.

Room Tip: Rooms on the Eldridge Street side are a bit quieter than on the East Houston Street side, but the wi...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

We spent 2 nights in this hotel for a short visit in NY.

Nice hotel in a perfect location for visiting NY, very close to the F subway and in nice area for pubs and restaurants but at the same time quiet during the night.

The room was nicely furnished and clean, but VERY SMALL. It was ok for us for 2 days, but pay attention to this detail if you want to spend some time in the room, because it was difficult also to open the luggages, there was literally only 30-40cm around the bed and nothing more... Bathroom ok, nice shower and clean.

The staff was helpful, and the hotel has a common area with free coffee and tea. No breakfast is served but you can bring your own. Anyway the area is full of lovely place for breakfast, so it wasn't a problem at all.

Overall a good hotel, just bear in mind the room dimension if you need space, otherwise strongly recommended.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

The location of Hotel East Houston is what makes it so great! On the corner of East Houston Street with Eldridge, it's exactly on the border of the Lower East Side and the East Village. Just a few blocks away from the Bowery, SOHO, NOHO, Nolita and with only a minute walk to the subway (F-Train: 2 Ave) it's only three stops to DUMBO, Brooklyn (York Street). The neighbourhood is really fantastic!

The rooms of the hotel are really small, but what else do you expect in NYC. They are really clean, the bed is good and the bathroom as well. There is no fridge though. Staff is extremely laid back, nice and helpful. But the best thing about the hotel besides the location, is the rooftop terrace! Great views! Go get yourself something nice to eat and drink at the huge Whole Foods organic supermarket around the corner, or a bagel with lox and a schmear from Russ & Daughters and settle yourself on the rooftop.

The reason why I don't give five stars is because they skipped breakfast since this year. Such a shame. We came here twice before in 2009 and 2011 and really enjoyed the free breakfast that you could eat in the cellar or at the rooftop. Now you have to eat somewhere in the neighbourhood. Plenty of choice though. (Zoe on Eldrigde, or Blue Bird across the street on First Ave) Between 08.00 and 16.00 you can get yourself some coffee and tea in the cellar, but after that there's no possibility for drinks. A vending machine would be nice.

Room Tip: Rooms on East Houston Street are more noisy than the rooms on Eldridge Street but have a way better...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

Hotel East Houston is a great place to stay for comfort, convenience and enjoyment. We loved how close it was to so many burrows of NY. Only a few minutes to Brooklyn, Time Square, Tribeca, Meat Packing etc. the hotel is quiet, warm and safe feeling. The staff are all so very friendly. We loved East Side and would certainly recommend this hotel. Wish the weather was not so cold as the rooftop area has an awesome view.

Room Tip: Corner Room or room on Houston St side was great. No noise which was surprising.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

Not the best location, but it is accessible to subway, east village, soho, etc. and easy spot to get a cab. Great lobby, rooftop deck, and breakfast/computer lounge in basement. Rooms were basic and small - European sized. Platform bed was adequate, but not plush comfy. Good for the price, as NYC hotels go.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

Loved staying at Hotel East Houston. The rooms are cozy and clean. The staff are very courteous. The rooftop offers excellent views of the city skyline. Location is great to travel anywhere in NYC! I highly recommend the Hotel East Houston!!!

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Additional Information about The Ridge Hotel

Address: 151 E Houston St, New York City, NY 10002-1004 (Formerly Hotel East Houston)
Region: United States > New York > New York City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#26 Best Value Hotel in New York City
Price Range: £93 - £249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Ridge Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 42
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