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28 E. 63rd St., nr. Madison Ave. (Upper East Side)
New York, NY
(1) 212-838-1400 | www.lowellhotel.com
FOODPembroke Room - American cuisine, breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea; The Post House - lobby steakhouse; 24-hour room service.
DRINKThe Post House - lobby lounge
ROOMSElegant, classically furnished, residential-style rooms and suites; many with kitchenettes, fireplaces, and terraces; BVLGARI products
PRICE (STANDARD DOUBLE)USD 700
YEAR OPENED1984 (renovated in 2009)
# OF ROOMS72
CONNECTIVITYYes - Wi-Fi available
GYMYes - personal trainers available
SPANo - but in-room treatments available
SUBWAYLexington Ave.-63rd St. (F); Lexington Ave.-59th St. (N, R); 59th St. (4, 5, 6)
Tucked away on a quiet, residential Upper East Side street, this 1920s Art Deco property blends discreetly into the surrounding row of elegant apartment buildings. The small, luxe lobby is so low key that it's more like a private foyer, and the elegant suites are so spacious and well-appointed that they’re virtually indistinguishable from the posh flats of the hotel's affluent neighbors. Drawn by the privacy and luxury of the surrounds, celebs and tycoons use The Lowell as a hideaway from the city’s madding crowds, dropping in sans entourage to the intimate lobby bar after a day in the limelight.
GO HERE WITH
Significant other - for a private romantic retreat; family - to make the most of the spacious rooms and kitchenettes; yourself - to get away from it all in the middle of Manhattan
WHY WE LIKE IT
The combination of boutique-style intimacy with the kind of elite luxury usually only found at the massive grand dame hotels is a unique treat. It’s an ideal spot for an escape into uppercrust Upper East Side living. If you do decide to venture out of your well-appointed hideaway, Madison Avenue shopping, Central Park, and Museum Mile are all close at hand.
AMENITY WE LOVE
The spacious marble bathrooms are dreamy.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
The staff can be a bit brusque if you don’t have the whiff of Old Money or celebrity about you. Also, the lobby, elevators, and hallways all feel a bit cramped and dimly lit.
GOOD TO KNOW
If you’re into designer accommodations, try to book the Garden Suite, which was redesigned by the Obamas' White House decorator, Michael Smith. Amenities include twice daily maid service, complimentary daily The New York Times, and VOSS Water at turndown. Business center available.
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