Fodor's Expert Review The Lowell Hotel

28 E. 63rd St., between Madison and Park Aves., New York, New York, 10065, USA

Steps from Madison Avenue shopping and the Museum Mile, this old-money refuge on a leafy residential block was built as an upscale apartment hotel in the 1920s and still delivers genteel sophistication and pampering service in an unbeatable location. The lobby is small, but spacious guest rooms have all the civilized comforts of home including stocked bookshelves and luxe bathrooms. Thirty-two of the suites—all decorated in different themes—have working wood-burning fireplaces, and 13 have private terraces. The elegant Pembroke Room serves a hearty breakfast and fine afternoon tea. The in-room iPods and iPads (on request) and New York Times delivered to the room are nice touches. Other appealing on-site facilities are Majorelle, a French-Mediterranean restaurant; Jacques, a cocktail bar; and the Club Room, a guests-only lounge.

PROS

  • great location
  • service with a personal touch
  • charming decor

CONS

  • cramped lobby
  • may be too small a hotel for some
  • no spa (services can be arranged in your suite)

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Central
Grande Dame
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 212-838–1400

HOTEL DETAILS

74 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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