CHECKING INTO THE LUDLOW HOTEL NYC

Greetings from New York City.

Our recent cruise to Bermuda started and ended in NYC so we decided to spend a couple of days in The Big Apple at the tail end of the cruise. This time we stayed at a relatively new hotel called The Ludlow (opened in June 2014) and I fell in love with its rough luxe, hipster, industrial vibe.

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Located on the Lower East Side, which happens to be a very happening area…

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it’s also right across the street from Katz’s Deli, an institution in NYC since 1888. Within 30 minutes of checking in at the Ludlow we were across the street devouring delicious pastrami sandwiches and potato pancakes.

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But lets get back to the Ludlow so I can show you around. Just off the small lobby…

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is this stunning great room/lounge that was dramatically lit with unusual wrought iron chandeliers and a grand, limestone-encased fireplace.

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The room provided lots of cosy seating arrangements so that numerous groups of people could find their own little corner in which to relax over a cocktail.

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The Ludlow lounge also houses a small bar that serves creative, high-end cocktails using a whole host of infused simple syrups that were on display. Overseen by the resident restaurant, Dirty French and their cocktail master, Thomas Waugh, the bar features cocktails made with French apéritifs like pastis & absinthe, to be enjoyed while seated on banquettes upholstered in rich burgundy leather. Dirty Martini anyone?

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Actually, I ordered a margarita on the rocks that was tangy and refreshing on a hot summer afternoon. The chunky ice cubes were what made the drink.

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Just off the lounge was an enclosed courtyard garden with lots of additional seating. It provided a bit of an outdoor oasis in the heart of a busy concrete jungle.

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Now lets head upstairs and I’ll give you a tour of our room. This hallway, with it’s creative mass of glass chandeliers leads to the elevator which brought us to our 6th floor, 2 Bedroom Double #605, one of the 184 rooms in the hotel.

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Lets start at the very back of the room which housed a small sitting area. From the open beamed ceiling hung a hand-crafted, artisan style iron chandelier.

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Little touches like an orchid plant and cosy sheepskins on club chairs added a homey touch.

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This was the lofty view out of large steel windows. Double hung draperies provided privacy and did a good job of blocking the morning sunshine.

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The Indo-Portuguese style king size bed and Italian bed linens were very comfortable. A soft silk area rug over hardwood floors was also pretty and pleasant underfoot. I liked the addition of the throw blanket placed at the foot of the bed. To me, these are the kind of thoughtful touches that separate this Ludlow room from a traditional hotel room.

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The spacious closet housed a safe and mini fridge…

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as well as the most generous and creative basket of locally sourced gourmet snacks I’ve ever seen in a hotel room. Don’t worry about going hungry in this room. There are midnight snacks galore, including some healthy options as well.

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This hallway separates the 2 bedrooms and houses a shared bathroom in between.

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The marble sink and brass fixtures are so on-point with today’s style trends, while at the same time exude a respect for the hotel building’s vintage heritage. I loved it! The large soaking tub and rain shower head was a nice bonus.

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And I’m a real sucker for marble mosaic tile floors.

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The towels were plush, the lighting was excellent and there was my obligatory magnifying mirror. In my humble opinion a bathroom isn’t complete without a magnifying mirror, and I’m always so happy when a hotel has the good sense to provide one.

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I even noticed and appreciated the fringed, jacquard bath mat, another example of little touches that made The Ludlow Hotel special and out of the ordinary.

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And, while the cotton terry bathrobes they provided were lovely, they were meant to fit only the very slimmest of hipsters, which did not include me or my husband.

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Just past the bathroom was the 2nd bedroom which had it’s own closet, chest of drawers and double bed. The unique night stands are fashioned from petrified wood tree stumps. Having 2 bedrooms is so practical when traveling with kids, yet very hard to find in the average hotel.

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Included in the room rate was a delicious and very generous continental breakfast served in the hotel’s restaurant, Dirty French. (Caught you texting at the table, Austin)

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We enjoyed a large basket of fresh and delicious breakfast pastries, a bowl of mixed fruit and really good granola topped with berries. This was one of the best continental breakfasts I have experienced while traveling.

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Our 2 bedroom room cost us $395.00 per night and was well worth every penny. Studios start at $295 and Loft King Rooms start at $425.

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This is their SkyBox Loft that I’d love to try on my next visit without kids.

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The Penthouse Suite will run you about $1,950. The Ludlow Hotel is my new favorite NYC hotel and is where I hope to return soon. Make a note of it and give them a try next time you travel to New York City. Tell them I sent you;)

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Stay tuned and in my next post I’ll take you dining with me at The Ludlow Hotel’s resident eatery, Dirty French. It will be a delicious post!

By the way, this was not a sponsored post. I just like sharing places I enjoy with you, my valued followers.

So there you have it: CHECKING INTO THE LUDLOW HOTEL NYC

Interested in more of my posts about NYC? Click on the links below:

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