Hotel on Rivington
Comments from members who have stayed at Hotel on Rivington
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Stayed on 11 Oct 2012
This hotel is perfect for...
• Honeymoons • Romantic breaks • Gourmet getaways • Lively nights
What I liked
Fantastic location on the lively Lower East Side. In walking (or stumbling) distance of loads of great restaurants and bars. A great place to experience a less tourist filled slice of New York. Go for a high room – there is nothing better than opening the curtains early in the morning and watching the sun change colours on the skyscrapers whilst you're in bed planning your day.
Clinton St Baking is nearby and is great for breakfast. However, you are likely to have to wait at least an hour for a table. It’s best to go early, reserve your space and take a stroll through the neighbourhood with a coffee in hand. Not a place to arrive at if you’re already really hungry!
Stayed on 11 Mar 2012
Great coffee, hard to find in NY, just around the corner. Pancakes at the restaurant on Clinton are a breakfast must. Try to avoid a room fronting Rivington as the noise from the many local clubs is quite confronting.
Stayed on 23 Apr 2011
If the Meatpacking is old-NY-turned-LA-glamorous, Lower East is old-NY-turned-NY-trendy. The urban structure here is small scale, with the incredibly picturesque tenement buildings being sensitively restored, keeping the old feel with modern 'designer' factor, resulting in a very attractive whole. The area is still quite grotty with quite a bit of poverty evident, as is the case in all genuinely trendy parts of the world – think Shoreditch circa 1999. But it is totally worth a visit. Here are some of the best small art galleries in town as well as the newish New Museum of contemporary art – a major investment in the upscaling of the area. In terms of restaurants, the National on Rivington Street is tiny, white-tiled and beautifully lit, with gorgeous food and drink. A total find, not in any guides we know of. Freeman's: all the hype is right, fabulous place fabulous food. Schillers on Rivington Street does the best brunch all day, great decor too.
Stayed on 19 Jul 2008
The hotel is fantastic: very media but great. I proposed to my girlfriend on the balcony overlooking Manhattan and it was so special. It took me a long time to find a hotel with a balcony that overlooked the Empire State Building that you could have a glass of champagne on, but this did just that – thanks to Mr and Mrs Smith for helping me find it.
If you walk out the hotel and turn left there is a great little café owned by Moby on the right hand side called 'teany'. It's a cosy little place but really relaxing and cool. Another good tip is the restaurant at the top floor of Macy's. We have sat by the window looking over 5th Ave twice now and it's great for a good lunch – nothing spectacular but good if you're in the middle of shopping.
Stayed on 11 Jun 2008
The Clinton Street Bakery just round the corner from the Hotel on Rivington has got to be the best Sunday brunch in NY. I have considered flying back for the weekend for nothing more than a seat in the window, a big cup of coffee and a plate of scambled eggs and chorizo!
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