My mother, sister and I feel incredibly fortunate to have stumbled upon the Blue Moon Hotel on the lower east side. I found the hotel online and was attracted by its historical flavor, positive reviews and location. It couldn't have been more perfect! The rooms were immaculate and large with a charming balcony, all for $250 a night! Our concierge, Larry, was super patient, helpful and friendly and so was the rest of the staff whose suggestions for where to go and what to do really enriched our stay. The staff and owner were so welcoming that it really felt like a home away from home. Why stay at a generic hotel, when you can enjoy personalized service and a warm, friendly and historicall significant atmosphere instead? Another bonus was the chance to bond with other guests over the free coffee, bagels and rugala breakfast each morning. It was an outstanding experience.
A final word about the location of the hotel: the Lower East Side is really the city's best kept secret. It's away from the crowds and in the center of a vibrant area within walking distance of SOHO, East Village, NOHO, Chinatown and Little Italy. If you are interested at all in Jewish history or immigrant history, you can walk next door to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and tour a preserved tenement building located across the street; tour one of the city's oldest synagog's at http://www.eldridgestreet.org/; and walk the streets of the East Village where my ancestors grew up. Don't miss the chance to eat at Katz's Deli http://www.katzdeli.com/ and check out the $10 lunch at Il-Carollo Trattoria in SOHO (172-176 Prince Street where you can get delicious homemade pasta, soup or large salad and bread for $10!
Do not miss the opportunity to visit this extraodinary place. It will truly make your visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Blue Moon Hotel on Orchard Street welcomes guests to the Lower East Side. This new, boutique Manhattan hotel leads the resurgence of the landmark old New York neighborhood. The hotel is located along cobble stone streets once occupied by push cart vendors, pickle packers, butchers, and bakers. Now, New York City's historic past has come to life in the authentic yet modern and comfortable neighborhood hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Blue Moon