East Village

Bowery Hotel

450

335 Bowery,
New York,
NY,
United States,
10003.

Hoteliers Sean MacPherson and Eric Goode—the team behind New York’s Maritime Hotel—are breathing new life into Manhattan’s once-desolate Bowery with their 135-room Bowery Hotel. Entering the lobby is like stepping into a pre-Raphaelite painting: a Gothic fireplace, Oriental rugs over a Moroccan-tiled floor. Rooms are pure vintage-repro, down to the beadboard ceilings; toiletries from the storied Bigelow & Co. Apothecary line marble washstands. Those expecting a dose of New York attitude will be disappointed by the friendly staff. There’s plenty of native flavor, however, at the Italian restaurant, Gemma, where focaccia-bread pizzas are drizzled with truffle oil, and the bar is reliably thronged by those city denizens known as Beautiful People. Work it off with a bike ride on one of the hotel's four lipstick-red Earth Cruisers, equipped with wire baskets to hold your shopping finds.