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Thompson LES

Thompson LES, Lower East Side

At a Glance

    Pros

  • in the heart of downtown
  • great views from suites
  • hip rooftop bar and pool

    Cons

  • occasionally snobby staff
  • rooms stylish but dark

Thompson LES Review

This hotel is a great emodiment of the neighborhood inhabitants: hip, but friendly when you get to know it. The two-story lobby bustles with Europeans, musicians, and others with carefully crafted hair. Rooms are stark, black-and-white affairs, with low platform beds whose headboards are light boxes displaying works by the photographer Lee Friedlander. The desk space can be cramped, and although the windows are big, come nighttime rooms can feel oppressively dark. Suites, on the building's corners, have balconies with sweeping views of both downtown and Midtown—some of the best in the city. The neighborhood is a nexus for nightlife, and the hotel's rooftop bar and pool a great place to start.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 190 Allen St., between Houston and Stanton Sts., Lower East Side, New York, NY, 10002 | Map It
  • Phone: 212/460–5300
  • Website:
  • Subway: F, J, M, Z to Delancey/Essex Sts
  • Location: Lower East Side

    Hotel Details

  • 124 rooms, 17 suites
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 02-20-2014

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