The Blue Moon Hotel is small, luxury boutique hotel located on the Lower East Side. Take a step into the hotel and you are immediately transported into a place in history where quality and refinement meet comfort and warmth. This award-winning NYC boutique hotel has been lovingly restored by Manhattan artist-as-architect, Randy Settenbrino, who has poured his heart and soul into its transformation. Located in Manhattan’s trendy Lower East Side neighborhood, bordered by Greenwich Village, East Village, SoHo, Chinatown, and the Financial District, the Blue Moon Hotel is in a perfect spot for those traveling for business or visiting the popular tourist attractions in New York City.
Features and Amenities
The historic 19th Century tenement building, once inhabited by immigrants and factory workers, was partially sealed off for 70 years, and is an art preservation and design project. In fact, stepping through the doors of the Blue Moon Hotel is much like walking into a historic Manhattan art museum. Original architecture, wood moldings, doors, light fixtures and marble tiles are just a few of the features that have been reintegrated into the hotel’s design. Historic memorabilia found throughout the building during reconstruction has been preserved and used as a part of the décor while incorporating modern elegance, amenities and services. Hand painted collages adorn the walls and ceilings, custom upholstery, wool carpeting, and antique furnishings were hand picked to mimic the historical elements of the building, while creating an elegant, refined environment comfortable for guests to relax.
The Blue Moon Hotel incorporates 22 oversized luxurious lodging accommodations and suites that are fittingly named after legends of the 1920′s and 30′s. Accommodations range in size from 320 to 750 square feet with soaring ceilings and comfortable living spaces, many including balconies with spectacular views. Beautifully appointed guest room accommodations allow individuals and families the space they need to stretch out and relax. Comfortable pillow-top mattresses are lavishly covered with 300 thread count cotton sheets, dressed with custom fabrics and pillows, and set against decorative wrought iron beds. Exquisite antiques stylishly decorate each room, reminiscent of a bygone era; including a desk and chair for those guests who wish to stay in touch with their office and home. Luxurious bathrooms incorporate beautiful vanity sink basins with deep soaking tubs and showers. Plush cotton towels complete with all bath amenities and hair dryers are several of the modern conveniences incorporated into an exquisite setting.
The hotel features a complimentary continental breakfast in the lobby each morning consisting of fresh fruit, Kossar’s bagels and spreads, pastries from Gertel’s bakery, juices, coffee & tea, twenty-two charming boutique suite lodging accommodations chocked with historic details: some with original walnut window shutters, built-in window settees, all with original wood moldings, historic artifacts, beautifully preserved and displayed throughout the hotel, spacious and comfortable modern lodging furnished with period appropriate decor, hydro-massage baths, 24-hour front desk for check-in/out, wake-up service and more.
The hotel is located close a variety of public transportation, including the B,D,F,J,M,Z trains. Walk around one of the oldest neighborhoods of New York City, through the Financial District, Wall Street and the Stock Exchange building and down to the South Street Seaport where you can see the old Manhattan Harbor and enjoy amazing views of the Hudson River. The Museum of Jewish Heritage is also nearby, as are the ferries to reach Staten Island, Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and Governor’s Island — which is a terrific place to have a picnic or go for a bike ride.
Once home to mostly German, Italian, Irish and Eastern European and Jewish immigrants has lent its pushcart-filled street to trendy cutting edge boutiques, fine international restaurants such as Allen & Delancey, Tre, Little Giant, Il Barrio Chino, Schiller’s, and venerable old institutions which embody the culture of the Lower East Side: Katz’s Deli, New York’s last appetizing store, Russ & Daughters, Yona Shimmel’s knish store, and Moshe’s Bakery. For night life, there are hip clubs like the Box, lounges, bars, famous music venues such as the Piano, the Living Room, Arlene’s Grocery, Mercury Lounge, numerous art galleries, the Tenement Museum (its gift shop is juxtaposed to the neighborhood icon, the Blue Moon Hotel) and the New Museum of Art. There also are quite a few historical synagogues including Kehila Kedosha Janina, the Eldrige Street Synagogue, Chasam Sopher and Bialystoker, as well as churches, St. Theresa’s and St. Mary’s.