The Lower East Side, once home to a teeming populace of newly arrived European immigrants, is now one of New York's favorite--and most fun--neighborhoods. And that's where you'll find the Hotel East Houston, a modern boutique hotel brimming with charm and personality. You'll be just a 2-minute walk from Katz's Deli, scene of the famous "I'll have what she's having" order in the film When Harry Met Sally. Indulge in Katz's famous Jewish "soul food"--perhaps the hot corned-beef sandwich or potato latkes. New Yorkers flock to the bagels and lox at Russ & Daughters, founded in 1914 and right down the block. Music fans take note: Two popular live-music venues--Arlene's Grocery and the Mercury Lounge--are within a 5-minute walk.
When you want to turn the volume down a notch, hoof it 10 minutes to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum for a fascinating glimpse into the immigrant experience. Or browse the trendy shops of SoHo, about a 15-minute walk. For an uptown field trip, ask the 24-hour front desk for help securing tickets to the Empire State Building's 86th-floor observation deck-- hop on the subway, less than a block away, and you'll be at the lookout in just 15 minutes.
By day, enjoy spectacular city views from the hotel's rooftop terrace, and in the evenings, you can see Manhattan's lights sparkling all around you. In the hotel, you can check your email or flight status on the complimentary computers, or take advantage of complimentary Wi-Fi, available throughout the Hotel East Houston.
The smoke-free guestrooms are compact but big on style, comfort, and convenience. Beds are layered with 300-thread-count cotton linens. Flat-screen HDTVs come with HBO. Wi-Fi and local phone calls are free. Clock radios have docking stations for your iPod. Glass-tiled bathrooms are stocked with Bulgari luxury products. Nightly turndown service includes complimentary Fiji water.