During my recent stay in the city that never sleeps, I had the fortune of getting a fair amount of sleep at The Ludlow, a boutique hotel tucked among the grungy bars, boutiques and diverse dining spots of the Lower East Side. A recent addition to the stable of Sean Mcpherson, of The Bowery and The Marlton Hotels, The Ludlow has a laid-back, vintage vibe that is an irresistible excuse to stay indoors and leave behind the bustling city downstairs.
The interior furnishings in each room are a minimal tribute to the global traveller – pairing a Portuguese style bed, back with Moroccan pendant lamps and hand knitted cabin bed throws. And with soaring loft windows staring across the city, the rooms are so light filled it’s easy to forget you’re in a typical teeny tiny NYC sized space.
I loved the tree-trunk petrified wood nightstands from Organic Modernism in Brooklyn as bedside tables and gilded framed abstract art on the walls. Another highlight was the bathroom – embellished with golden brass fixtures and a Hollywood-style vanity mirror.
Delightful extras in the rooms include amenities from NYC-based Red Flower (a company that is serious about their natural, environmentally responsible formulas) and bathrobes from fashion house Maison Martin Margiela.
Make sure you leave time to enjoy a gin and tonic in the bar downstairs, and breakfast at the hotel’s packed out night spot, Dirty French.
180 Ludlow Street, New York City, NY, USA