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“Great Hotel in Colourful Area” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Blue Moon Hotel
Ranked #386 of 467 Hotels in New York City
England
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26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Hotel in Colourful Area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2009

We spent 4 days in New York and wanted to stay in an area with character- Blue Moon in Lower Eastside is perfect.
The hotel is friendly and staff are very helpful (a particular thanks to Paul!) and the rooms are full of character. NIce breakfast with fresh bagels from round the corner. You're only blocks away from Chinese, Vietnamese residential and market/ restaurant areas and Little Italy's only a couple of blocks further away. 5min walk to train to take you to Times Square or wherever....half hour walk to Finance/World Trade areas or Greenwich Village/Soho. You really are in an exciting area but still close to cosmopolitan stuff.
If you're interested in the history of successive waves of immigration, check out the Tenement Museum which is literally next door. Guides will take to round tenement flats just as they would have been in 1880, 1930, etc.
Give up those chain hotels and try as slice of life in real New York.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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47 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2009

I just stayed there for two nights. The cheapest available hotel in NY during fashion week. The owner is very friendly, the room was spacious, clean and quiet. There is an artsy element that is fun and not fancy. It does not have 5 star linens but then again I did not pay for a 5 star hotel. Safe area, a bit funky though. I would highly recommend it!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled solo
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New Jersey
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2009

This hotel was one of our favorites ever! Away from the hustle and bustle of times square and mid-town, the Blue Moon is fun and low-key. You are greeted with wine and a smile when you walk into the lobby and always feel welcome. It is only a few blocks from Little Italy and Chinatown and the hip/trendy hangouts on Ludlow. The rooms are nice and clean, good sized (we stayed in a comfort room - the Abbott and Costello) and comfortable. We recommend the nearby restaurants Tre (Ludlow St), Il Cortile (Mulberry St in Little Italy) and The Nolita House on Houston (near Mulberry) for Bluegrass Brunch. We look forward to going back!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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chicago
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2009

stayed four-day weekend at blue moon hotel ny ny.
renovated artistic former tenement building, artist/developer living on site with family. a warm very friendly staff. check-in starts with a glass of wine, mornings with coffee and begels. rooms - clean, very pretty, bathrooms new and bright. very homelike feeling.
would stay again!

mark o

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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7 Thank orm007
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Oklahoma
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2009

This hotel sounded quaint and charming and I wasn't disappointed. The current manager, Larry, went out of his way to make sure I was comfortable while staying at the hotel. He was one of the nicest hotel managers I've ever encountered. All of the employees were quite pleasant, too.

My hotel room was large, elegant and had a flat screen tv, dvd player, queen bed and a trundle bed. The bathroom was large and there were amenities including shampoo, conditioner, lotion, toothbrush and toothpaste.

The lobby was straight out of Paris and beautiful. A delightful continental breakfast of fresh pastries, bagels, juice and coffee were served every morning.

There was also a convenient subway station only 2 blocks away at Delancy and Essex.

It was also a very quiet hotel in a very quiet neighborhood. The free in-room wifi was fast. I would highly, highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled solo
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1 Thank ladysusn
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New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2009

Blue Moon Hotel is a hidden gem, particularly in comparison to other no frills basic cookie-cutter hotels or highly overpriced hotels in the area. We were just looking for a comfortable place to stay for the night, had only booked a room a few days prior and were extremely pleased with our stay here. Besides the hotel being aesthetically beautiful and interesting, its staff is friendly and welcoming. Blue Moons staff makes guests feel like guests as opposed to just customers. Highly recommend this hotel, especially for those who are looking for a more comfortable and welcoming establishment. Plus, it's located in a great area.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 8Travel
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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2009

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.

Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Property: Blue Moon Hotel
Address: 100 Orchard St, New York City, NY 10002-3106
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > Lower East Side , Manhattan
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Best Value Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Moon Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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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