The Hotel on Rivington THOR
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Partner Reviews: The Hotel on Rivington THOR
This hotel is amazing and do not let it's location dissuade you from staying. It is in the eclectic Lower East Side where most tourists and business travelers never venture. However, the neighborhood is quite nice and friendly, and at night it is a hot spot for manhattan nightlife. I was once a traveler that only wanted to stay in midtown or soho, but an agent at the company i make my NY reservations with (quikbook) convinced me I would really like it. Good News! I love it. The views are amazing of the area and my bathroom was unlike any other hotel I have previously stayed in, in the city. It also is near some great looking restaurants (i didn't get to try any though). I did get to dine in their restaurant which was a little pricey but well worth the money. I was very satisfyed with my entire stay and would definately stay again! Thanks to Quikbook for giving me a new hotel fav!
My husband and I enjoy trying new NYC boutique hotels (not chains) and were pleasantly surprised by this hotel. The room was much larger than the averaged sized NYC rooms, their beds were like tempurpedic mattresses and was a California king. They had down comforters and pillows. They offered simple, yet diverse breakfast was on the ground level. We didn't have a room with a city view, but didn't feel like we missed that. Perhaps next time when we return!
The walls are paper thin and the club downstairs vibrates loud beats till 4AM. The staff is rude and there are much better places to stay in the LES like the new Thompson hotel. Dirty floors and things crawling around.
Loved this place, the location, the people at the hotel and the neighborhood scene. Best on the weekends, (the block comes alive at night). The lower East side was awesome, no longer scary. This is more of a funuxury hotel than true luxury. It is a bit edgy but we loved it and the steam shower was amazing.
My husband and I had stayed at this hotel last fall and had a pleasant experience despite the unsavory neighborhood. We had an issue with the carpet being wet that was very strange. Apparently this hotel is refurbished and the floors beneath the carpet are not even. When there is a rain, the water collects into the dips of the floor and creates wet spots in the carpet. We thought it was a one time thing, but it was unpleasant to walk on wet carpet most of the week. We could not change rooms because they were fully booked. (FYI: They offered no discount.) I booked this hotel last week (the only one left due to a film festival in NYC) and had the very same wet carpet experience and was changed into a different room facing the street. I should have kept the wet carpet! This hotel faces several bars and the noise is deafening all night long. That was the start of the barrage of problems. My TV did not work-- it kept going to fuzz. The engineers could not fix it. I ordered a town car for a business meeting from a clerk at the front desk who apparently called one of his friends rather than a reputable company. A car that looked like a family of ten had been living in it showed up. Duct tape on the seats, filthy, etc. All in all, this hotel reflects the neighborhood that it is located in--sketchy, at best. Hotel class and sophistication are reflected in the service and the staff and this hotel is lacking in both.
My mom came to visit and we have stayed at many hotels but nothing is like this one. Every room has glass walls, giving you an unobstuctive view of upper or lower Manhattan. Amazing and took my breath away. We rented a medium room and were upgrated to a suite! Great touch. the service was professional and attentive. Did I mention the breakfast? Outstanding and in a beautiful room with a HUGE skylight. Can`t wait till my mom comes back!
i went on business - paid $600 a night for a suite and enjoyed the awesome views of the empire state building and the apartments across the way. however, it would have been nice to have an alarm clock, better reception on the TV (which were plasmas by the way) and better lighting in the bathroom. high speed internet connections that i didn't pay for is always nice - the gym, although small, had state-of-the art cardio equipment. door staff were incredibly friendly and helfpul. did i mention the bed was amazing?
My Regular room was located on the fourth floor; it was generously sized for New York standards. The bed, a Tempur-pedic mattress covered in Frette linens, was comfortable and luxurious. However, with nothing on the wall except for a small flat-screen television and the only color coming from a diminutive vase with two flowers, the decor straddled the line between minimalist chic and unacceptably stark. At $315 a night, an alarm clock might have been nice. The bathroom was large with a steam shower and high-end toiletries. However, I think the room felt shoddily constructed; the tiles in the bathroom didnt line up with the walls and the baseboards were uneven, revealing unfinished parts of the construction that should have remained hidden. For a more consistent experience and better value, I would choose one of the established properties in Soho or Tribeca if youre set on a below-14th Street experience.
The hotel is very neatly decorated...very modern. All the hotel staff were very nice and accommodating. Got a room here for New Years and would do it again...the lounge on the main floor was bumping, but the great thing is no one can get up to your room and wonder...they need a key to access the elevator....oh and did i mention huge balconies....I mean bigger then your room HUGE.
i remember when this area of town was one to strictly avoid. well, not anymore. the location doesnt get better. close to bars and everyth...
this is the highrise hotel on the lower eastside. maybe we just missed the securtiy guard, but we could just walk in and take the elevator t...