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Our property, 220 Bowery, was built in 1927 as a manufacturing building. It operated in this capacity until it was reborn as The Prince Hotel in the 1940’s to serve as temporary lodging for soldiers returning More home from World War II. All floors of The Prince Hotel were rebuilt with single room cabins that were just large enough for a bed and storage of essential items. The bathrooms were made communal so that the hotel operators could maximize its occupancy and house as many soldiers as possible. With its prime location and easy access to vices such as gambling, prostitution and saloons - some of the soldiers never left and decided to make the majority of the 200 cabins their long-term homes. It was in these single rooms that many of the Bowery’s most eccentric characters lived for decades adding to the lore and drama of New York’s former skid row. At The Bowery House, we have decided to preserve and restore every detail of the remarkable 1940’s cabin craftsmanship and in turn provide unique, authentic and historic accommodations to travelers from around the world. Part museum and part hotel, we hope you enjoy not only the neighborhood but also the living history that is The Bowery House. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
110
Price range
US$96 - US$230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
The Bowery House Hotel New York City
Location
United States > New York > New York City > Nolita / Manhattan
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Contact
220 Bowery, New York City, NY 10012-4203
Getting there
La Guardia Airport12 km
Newark Liberty Intl Airport16 km
Bowery3 min
2nd Ave4 min
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Nolita
Despite being just off of busy Houston Street, Nolita maintains a low-key vibe that makes it a pleasant retreat in the heart of lower Manhattan. Short for “North of Little Italy,” Nolita was once considered to be part of Little Italy. Today, the neighbourhood is popular with young fashionistas popping in and out of the chic independent boutiques that line Mulberry, Mott and Elizabeth Streets. In addition to shopping, there are cozy restaurants and sidewalk cafes serving everything from new-school Italian food to the world-famous cronuts. While small in size (Nolita stretches just a few blocks in each direction), it’s a great neighbourhood to spend an afternoon people watching, window-shopping, and grabbing a bite to eat.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The room is actually smaller than a prison cell. It has no roof so you can hear everyone. BTW - thanks to the people who decided to play music at 12:53am. I appreciate it. In is unsanitary. Disgusting. Only one shower sort of worked, and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Basically prison would be a better experience as at least there would be a guard telling people to be quiet, and you’d get free food. If you feel like sleeping in a room with loads of other people but with a bit of plywood between...More

1  Thank Samantha Jane C
Response from TBH_220, Front Office Manager at The Bowery HouseResponded 5 days ago

Greetings, Sorry to hear about your experience, as it is not our intention to provide subpar service to our guests. Have you spoken with anyone at the front desk regarding these issues? We encourage all our guests to come up to us when a problem...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to experience the gritty side of The Big Apple, the Bowery House is the place for you. Upon arrival, you are notified that the place is not a hotel but a hoStel... It’s a gross misrepresentation as it is a giant dorm!...More

2  Thank Connector821914
Response from TBH_220, Front Office Manager at The Bowery HouseResponded 5 days ago

Greetings, Sorry to hear about your experience! While we cannot control the sounds made by humans, we do encourage our guests to let us know if another guest is being disrespectful and enforce our no noise policy in the sleeping areas. We are a hostel,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms without space to move, have no ceiling, with a light so dim that it does not allow or read. Bathrooms and restrooms on another floor, absolutely insufficient for the number of rooms. Noises of the maintenance personnel from 06:30 hours that do not allow...More

1  Thank jablaga
Response from TBH_220, Front Office Manager at The Bowery HouseResponded 5 days ago

Greetings, Sorry to hear about your experience! Can you give us more details regarding your stay, so we can address these issues to the correct department, as it is not our intention to provide subpar service to our guests. We are limited in our amenities,...More

Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

If you want to rest in the night after long trip around NYC you will no find it here. Overpriced. Housekeeping since 7 in the morning bumping the doors speaking laud. You can hear every step behinde the door. And sizes of the rooms 😂😂😂...More

2  Thank rosesfirst
Response from TBH_220, General Manager at The Bowery HouseResponded 16 August 2018

Greetings, Sorry to hear about your experience. We will speak to the staff directly, as we enforce no noise in the cabin areas all the time! We do have open-ceilings, it's the only way to provide adequate hot and cold air in the sleeping areas....More

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Kirsten D
9 October 2018|
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Response from jablaga | Reviewed this property |
Yes, hand and bath towels, also shampoo, shower gel and conditioner in dispensers of the colective bathrooms. Be very carefuly with the floor of the toilets when it is wet it is terribly slippery
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tashskies
20 September 2018|
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Response from TBH_220 | Property representative |
Greetings! Sorry for the delay in response. Best way from Newark to our property is (1) taxi, but may be pricey, or (2) take a train from the airport to penn station in the city. You will then take our local train (R/W... More
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Art M
29 March 2018|
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Greetings! Yes, it's safe to leave your luggage in your cabins, as no one will enter the cabin unless instructed by the guest. However luggage storage is offered anytime during your stay. After check out, it will be $10 for... More
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