About Comfort Inn Lower East Side
The Lower East Side has come a long way since immigrant families crammed multiple generations into tiny apartments. Where peddlers once sold their wares, fashion models now jump into waiting limos after dining on sushi and sipping drinks ending in "-ini."
In the midst of all this gentrified glamour is the Comfort Inn Lower East Side. This relatively new hotel offers clean, compact rooms and gritty city views for an authentic New York experience off the usual tourist grid.
The rooms here are not large, but they make a convenient and comfortable base of operations for gallery-hopping, shopping, eating, drinking and people-watching. Wall-mounted, flat-screen TVs include premium cable channels like HBO, and Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel. Each room is also equipped with a small refrigerator – perfect for storing leftovers from the area's many excellent restaurants. Breakfast is included in the price of the room, and includes waffles, breakfast pastries, fresh fruit and cereal.
The neighborhood is accessible by subway and bus, which makes getting around the city a breeze. Even exploring by foot is easy as Chinatown, Little Italy, SoHo and the East Village are all within a 15-minute walk of the Comfort Inn Lower East Side.
Did you know?
Before it became a hipster hotspot, Ludlow Street was home to New York City's federal prison. Its two most famous inmates were Victoria Woodhull – the first female presidential candidate, back in 1872 – and notorious Tammany Hall kingpin, William "Boss" Tweed.
The cover of the Beastie Boys 1989 Paul's Boutique was shot on Ludlow Street.
Katz's Deli, on the corner of Ludlow and Houston, opened in 1888 and serves 10,000 pounds of pastrami a week. It's also where "that scene" from When Harry Met Sally was filmed.
The Lower East Side was historically a neighborhood of immigrants. Check out the nearby Tenement Museum for a fascinating look at the roots of this culturally diverse area.
Young hip visitors will love the Comfort Inn Lower East Side for its close proximity to the coolest bars, restaurants and boutiques in the city. Its downtown location makes it the perfect choice for parents visiting their college-student children, or adventurous travelers who want to venture outside of mainstream city activities. Art lovers will appreciate the many galleries scattered throughout the area, and the cutting-edge New Museum is just a few blocks to the south.
Comfort Inn Lower East Side Location Information:
136 Ludlow St.
New York, NY 10002
F to 2nd Ave.; J, M, Z to Essex St.
This Comfort Inn doesn't have a restaurant, but they do offer free breakfast, which includes waffles, breakfast pastries, fresh fruit and cereal.
Since there is no on-site restaurant, guests are welcome to bring in food from the huge variety of restaurants in the area. Whether it's a pastrami sandwich from the iconic Katz's Deli down the street or any kind of ethnic food imaginable, it's nearly impossible to go hungry in this neighborhood.
- 24 hour front desk
- Dry cleaning service