"Plain and simple, not a finer hotel in New York."
I travelled to New York last week and had the great pleasure of staying at The Lowell for the first time. A dear friend recommended the Lowell and it exceeded my expectations.
The Lowell could not have provided a lovelier, silkier stay for me. Absolute perfection. John, the concierge, was aware my stay coincided with my birthday and a bottle of champagne and a chocolate birthday cake were awaiting me in my room. I've no doubt, had I asked, a dozen staff would have been upstairs singing "Happy Birthday" to me, just because that's the perfect elegance of The Lowell.
The hotel is absolute perfection; I cannot wait to return. And I had the great privilege of seeing the Pope to boot! His Holiness would have loved The Lowell.
Kindest regards to everyone who made my stay an absolute joy.
Traveller from Sun Valley, ID
Key Selling Points:-The only Full-Service, Luxury Hotel of less than 100 Rooms.-A 1928 Landmark Building between Park and …More
I had read a few random reviews that the hotel was not clean and staff was not helpful. This was NOT my experience. The staff was friendly and helpful. The housekeeping staff was excellent. I personally liked the quiet neighborhood. There were plenty of restaurants 2-3 blocks away. I don't usually stay that far east in Manhattan and especially liked walking along the river. We had an event on the upper east side and this was a great location for our trip.
Rooms are small, but the bed is clean and comfortable. Bathrooms are very small, but clean. The hotel in general needs a little sprucing up. Staff is very nice. If you want to be walking distance to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park this is a good place to stay.
This spot is very quiet and I stayed with 3 visiting teens from Florida. They slept in the pullout sofa very comfortably and I took the bedroom. There's a small kitchen area, small bathroom but the host is wonderful with a great breakfast offering, delivered exactly when promised and it was plentiful.
We needed a spot to sleep after seeing US Open Tennis that went late to midnight so it was a great respite, just a bit far east in NYC from the subway.
Of all the superlatives used to describe the Upper East Side, one word is apt: richest. Some of the city’s wealthiest residents live in the high rises that line Fifth Avenue. Be prepared to spend an entire day at the Museum of Metropolitan Art. Both a physical and art-world behemoth, the Met is home to several masterworks, from an intact ancient Nubian temple to post-modern color studies.