Well-equipped fitness center with free snacks and fresh fruit
Upscale services include 24-hour concierges and turndown service
The Lowell is a high-end boutique known for its top-notch service and gorgeous individually decorated rooms. It is located in the tony Upper East Side, a block from Central Park, and a short walk from designer boutiques along Madison and Fifth avenues. Its 74 rooms and suites have elegant, stylish decor and great amenities, including DDC28 toiletries, flat-screen TVs with movies on demand, and free Wi-Fi. Most units also have wood-burning fireplaces, full kitchens, and terraces. On-site restaurant and the fitness center are perks, but the hotel does not offer spa services.
A quiet oasis with tasteful rooms and a renowned steakhouse
The Lowell draws well-heeled couples and families with large, beautiful rooms; top-notch services; and a central location on the southern edge of the Upper East Side. It is a small boutique, so it can’t compete with the amenities found at the neighborhood’s grand dames -- including The Plaza, The Pierre, The Four Seasons New York, and The Ritz-Carlton New York Central Park -- but the service quality and attention to detail is on par with that at larger top hotels.
The lobby features classic decor, with heavy drapes, a few upholstered chairs, and a couple of antiques, plus coffee, tea and small cookies throughout the day. It is small and somewhat dark, so guests generally don’t spend much time here. Off the lobby is the hotel restaurant: an American restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and pre-theater dinner in an elegant space.
Central location in the Upper East Side; minutes from swank boutique shopping and a block from Central Park
Located on a tree-lined street dotted with brownstones, the Lowell is in one of the best parts of the Upper East Side -- just one block from Central Park, and a short walk from the many high-end designer boutiques along Madison Avenue.
Barney's and Vera Wang. Gossip Girl and The Jeffersons. Andrew Carnegie, Woody Allen, and Billy Joel's "Uptown Girl." Long synonymous with old money and pricey real estate, the Upper East Side remains home to what might be the greatest concentration of individual wealth in the country. There are basically three reasons to visit: shopping, museums, and Central Park. The shops that line Madison and Fifth avenues -- Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, Jimmy Choo, and on and on -- represent a veritable what's-what (and who's-who) of high-end fashion. The stretch of Fifth Avenue that runs north from the low 80s to 104th Street, known as "Museum Mile," is home to a number of world-renowned museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim. Finally, there's Central Park, which is a delightful place to walk, jog, bike, or sunbathe.
30-minute drive to LaGuardia Airport
50-minute drive to John F. Kennedy Airport
50-minute drive to Newark Airport
2 blocks from the F subway line; 5 blocks from the N, Q, R subway lines; 5 blocks from the 4, 5, 6 subway lines
2-minute walk to Central Park
13-minute walk to St. Patrick’s Cathedral
15-minute walk to Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
15-minute walk to Rockefeller Center
22-minute walk to Metropolitan Museum of Art
11-minute subway ride to Bryant Park and the New York Public Library
11-minute subway ride to the Chrysler Building and Grand Central Station
12-minute subway ride or walk to Times Square
16-minute subway ride to Union Square
17-minute subway ride to the Empire State Building
17-minute subway ride to Flatiron Building
19-minute subway ride to Penn Station
24-minute subway ride to the West Village and the Washington Square Park
27-minute subway ride to the High Line and the Chelsea Market
Large and luxuriously designed, with upscale amenities and lots of light
Rooms at The Lowell are elegant and stylish, with an off-white and light brown color palette, unique decorative objects, and homey touches such as curated libraries. They’re also spacious (about 50 and 100 square feet larger than those at The Carlyle and The Pierre, respectively), and each has been individually decorated with unique furniture and attractive details. All but standard rooms have an apartment feel to them, and most feature fully stocked kitchens, large living spaces, and wood-burning fireplaces. Some have furnished terraces.
Flat-screen TVs with movies on demand and DVD players
An American restaurant with a popular afternoon tea service
Pembroke Room offers American cuisine with a twist in an elegant dining room. It is open for breakfast, lunch and pre-theater dinner, and offers brunch on weekends. Its afternoon tea service is popular with guests and non-guests alike.
The hotel’s fitness center is located on the second floor and has large windows overlooking the street. It features a wide array of high-end machines, including treadmills, recumbent bikes, abdominal boards, and free weights.