The Lowell

An English manor on the Upper East Side
Located in a landmark 1920s building on the Upper East Side, The Lowell captures the essence of an elegant country house with a blend of English prints, floral fabrics and Chinese porcelains that surprisingly works.

Many suites boast wood-burning fireplaces, a rarity in Manhattan. All rooms are individually decorated, and The Lowell’s specialty suites are a unique treat. The Hollywood Suite reflects the 1930s silver-screen era with photos of glamorous ingenues.

The English influences extend to the Pembroke Room, where Anglophiles can throw their pinkies up at tea time (breakfast and brunch is also served). But for something uniquely American, check out the clubby Post House, a well-respected New York steakhouse that serves terrific chops.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • The Lowell’s entrance is breathtaking — with an Art Deco-style lobby, pristine marble floors, velvet curtains and French empire-style furniture.
  • Whether you need to know about nearby fitness classes, how to borrow an e-Reader or where to dine and shop, the knowledgeable and friendly staff will be able to answer all your questions.
  • With 72 guest rooms and suites, The Lowell is a cozy hotel where you’ll rarely find a line at the concierge.
  • Many of the suites have romantic wood-burning fireplaces (a rare feature in New York) and ivy-laced terraces overlooking the Upper East Side, but not all accommodations come with these amenities, so be sure to request them when you book.
  • The renowned Pembroke Room, which is open for breakfast, weekend brunch, afternoon tea and occasional specialty cocktails, transports guests back to the glamour of old New York with plush seating and elaborate décor.
Things to Know
  • The concierge at The Lowell can speak at least nine different languages.
  • This hotel is one of the most historic in the city, so rooms can be costly and must be reserved early. 
  • The best views are from the rooms on higher floors — especially those with ivy creeping up the terraces, facing East 63rd Street.
  • Because it is a smaller, older property, The Lowell’s gym, guest room closets and work spaces are, as one would expect, scaled down compared with some other luxury New York hotels.
The Rooms
  • Every room at the Four-Star New York hotel is equipped with a full-service kitchen and individually decorated with handpicked antiques and original artwork.
  • Traditional architectural details, such as crown molding on the floorboards and ceilings, give the room a homey feel.
  • You’ll want to sit back and relax in the large lounge-style chairs or on the plush bed — available as a king or two twins, depending on the room — covered with a luxurious down comforter and feather pillows.
  • The elegant bathrooms at this luxury hotel have gorgeous marble floors with deep-soaking tubs and a built-in, flat-screen TV.
The Restaurants
  • Light lunches and delicious dinners are served in a light and airy dining room from a carefully crafted menu of French classics with Mediterranean influences from the Riviera to Morocco at Majorelle.
  • Comforting and luxurious dishes at Majorelle include a Moroccan braised carrot and orange salad, snapper “tajine” with lemon and olives and ox tail Bourgogne.
  • High tea is an art form at the European-inspired Pembroke Room. Enjoy breakfast, weekend brunch and The Lowell’s famous afternoon tea in a refined, polished setting.
  • Seasonal bar bites and some of the city’s best cocktails can be had at Jacques Bar in an elegant New York atmosphere of velvet banquettes, light oak paneling and antique mirrored ceilings.
Getting There
28 East 63rd Street, New York, New York 10065
JFK (26-40 min)   LGA   EWR  
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