Location. Excitement. Style. The legendary Lower East Side streets are at your doorstep at this neighborhood icon, where your suite accommodates two adults plus two kids under 17 for free.
Manhattan's Lower East Side, or simply "LES," is a microcosm of the borough's motley, transplant culture and ravenous appetite for cutting-edge cool. In the city that never sleeps, the neighborhood offers 24-hour action, not to mention that elusive, exclusive something. By day, LES falls in step with its surrounding neighborhoods, where high-rise buildings, prestigious museums, and foot traffic dominate the sidewalks. After dark, however, tastemakers slip into critically acclaimed restaurants--which skyrocket to foodie stardom and often burn out just as quickly--and scruffy 20-somethings line up to enter bass-thumping dance halls.
Tell your cabbie "Orchard and Delancey Streets, please" and you'll be delivered to the Blue Moon Hotel smack in the center of the Lower East Side and accessible to the whole city via B, D, F, J, M, and Z trains. The hotel is the product of a five-year art preservation and design project and has earned accolades from the likes of The New York Times and New York magazine. Past guests rave that staying here is like going back in time. In a nod to its first life as a late 19th-century tenement, the 22-room boutique hotel mingles period artifacts with luxuries like soaking tubs and wet bars in its apartment-style accommodations. Such eclectic history presents itself everywhere you look: Rooms bear the names of old Hollywood stars and are decked out with original wood shutters, moldings, and wrought-iron bedsteads. Each suite on offer has a balcony and sleeps up to four with a queen bed and queen sofa bed.
o New Museum
o Katz's Deli
o The Stanton Social
o The Meatball Shop
o The Tenement Museum