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The Bowery Hotel Review: While this property is from the creators of the über-hip Maritime hotel, you’ll find no Eames chairs or modular benches here. The surrounding area may feel more modern --- and far more chichi -- than it has in past years, but inside old NYC comes alive. This is Mrs. Astor’s New York. You can easily imagine her holding court in the classically cosmopolitan drawing room. The lighting is purposefully low, the Oriental rugs are elegant and worn, and the bellhops are clad in red vests and black bow ties. Overall, the style is unmatched. The Queen Rooms, King Rooms and Suites feature hardwood floors, Oushak rugs and floor-to-ceiling windows, and come with plentiful amenities: 24-hour room service, C. O. Bigelow bath amenities (the oldest apothecary-pharmacy in the U.S.), iPod stereos, HDTV and DVD, 400-thread-count linens and large windows. This faux Gilded Age hotel is also home to the trendy trattoria, Gemma. Although there's much to be discovered along the newly-reinvigorated Bowery (complimentary bicycles can help speed the wandering along), the street's namesake hotel offers plenty of comfy reasons, including a complimentary film library, to stay tucked away inside.