On a recent trip to New York City, we found ourselves staying in the world’s tallest modular hotel; CitizenM Bowery. CitizenM packs in a ton of style and functionality in its 150 square feet. It’s iPad controlled rooms feature mood lighting, blackout shades, an amazing view of the city, a rain shower and more.
Every room in the hotel is exactly the same and designed to comfortably fit you and one other person who you will be sharing some very close quarters with. Keep reading for more about this awesome hotel and don’t forget to check out the archives for more hotels we love!
The Hotel Room
As you can see, I wasn’t kidding when I said 150 square feet. The room is appointed with what they call an XL King bed (a bit longer than normal king size) and the room doesn’t get much wider than that.
You store your luggage and belongings below the bed. There is also a small open closet space with some hangers and small shelves right at the entrance of the room. We carry the small carry on size luggage and one luggage and a large bag fit in the drawer, my husband kept his out on the bench you can’t really see in the photos.
My favorite parts of the room were the killer view from our huge window and that the room was controlled with an iPad! You can adjust the mood lights which glow within the shower area acting as a huge light for the entire room. The iPad also controlled the tv, communication, and window shades which include a blackout curtain.
The Hotel Interior
The hotel has a huge community area where guests can socialize, eat, relax, and have a cocktail. The hotel is loaded with art and we noticed it changed on occasion which was fun.
The Museum of Street art
A fun surprise was the huge graffiti art museum inside the hotels’ stairwell. After visiting the rooftop bar we walked down to our room and checked out the art on each floor. You can learn more about the museum by visiting this link here
The Hotel Exterior
The exterior CitizenM tall, as mentioned above it’s the tallest modular hotel in NYC, and sleek, as you get closer the artsy side of the hotel starts to shine. There’s also an awesome rooftop bar that’s open to the public with amazing NYC skyline views.
The Hotel Location
Nestled deep within the Lower East Side is the Bowery neighborhood. I fell in love with the big city grit, the endless restaurants and shops, and the unique character throughout this little neighborhood. It’s a very walkable neighborhood minutes away from Chinatown, Little Italy, Nolita, and NoHo.
Places we enjoyed in the area: Breakfast at Eggshop and Sweetgreen, sweet treats at Milk Bar and Little Cupcake Bakeshop, lunch and dinner at Lombardi’s, Café Habana and Pietro Nolita. Window shopping at Everlane, Cuyana, Fjälräven, Rag & Bone to name a few. Strolling through Elizabeth Street Garden, Little Italy and Chinatown. I can’t wait to come back as there’s still so much in this area I want to see.
189 Bowery, New York, NY 10002
As mentioned above this isn’t the kind of hotel you stay at with the family or someone you’re not super close with. It’s a small space at 150 square feet. They do pack in the style and really make great use of such a small space.
There is NO parking at the hotel but they provide some nearby parking options on their website. The room has a rain shower, mood lighting, XL King size bed, a small fridge, and you can order movies and free WIFI.
Dining & Drinks
There’s a breakfast buffet for $18.95 per person in the hotel. There’s a small cafe called canteenM where you can get drinks, sandwiches, salads, and some drinks in the evening. There’s also a little coffee bar in the main lobby. The rooftop has a bar on the 21st floor that is open to guests and the public.