Tansy Kaschak

Nine Orchard

  • Where:
  • Why:A special stopover in New York
  • When:The last few days of 2022
  • Who:With Ben Pundole and Tchai Boy

"The revival of old Downtown New York elegance with a fresh and approachable twist"

AT A GLANCE: Housed in an iconic Lower East Side landmark, Nine Orchard embodies the elegant past of Downtown Manhattan and enlivens it for the 21st century. With simple but comfortable and fashionable rooms, the hotel makes everyone feel at home. From the stunning Swan Room to the retro and cozy Corner Bar, the food is a delight. The location is a big plus, and we especially love their community commitment to supporting neighborhood businesses. Perfect solo, with a partner or a group — we hear the three suites on the fourth floor can be joined via a shared terrace! — Nine Orchard is a great way to experience New York in a refreshing style.

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Nine Orchard Hello, New York! I did miss this view

Hello, New York! I did miss this view

Nine Orchard Housed in an iconic Lower East Side landmark, Nine Orchard has meticulously restored and reimagined the century-old Jarmulowsky Bank

Housed in an iconic Lower East Side landmark, Nine Orchard has meticulously restored and reimagined the century-old Jarmulowsky Bank

Nine Orchard Each of the 116 rooms are comfortably and elegantly fitted — a contemporary take on an old beauty of a building

Each of the 116 rooms are comfortably and elegantly fitted — a contemporary take on an old beauty of a building

Nine Orchard Shower room with New York views

Shower room with New York views

Nine Orchard Up on the 14th floor, a private event space and this breathtaking terrace

Up on the 14th floor, a private event space and this breathtaking terrace

Nine Orchard The classic gazebo was added to ensure that, back in 1912, the tower was the highest in the city. Past megalomania for today's amusement!

The classic gazebo was added to ensure that, back in 1912, the tower was the highest in the city. Past megalomania for today's amusement!

Nine Orchard Three suites on the seventh floor can be joined by a terrace. Quite fun to take over with friends

Three suites on the seventh floor can be joined by a terrace. Quite fun to take over with friends

Nine Orchard Quiet mornings at the Corner Bar, where celebrated local chef Ignacio Mattos (Estela, Altro Paradiso, Lodi) serves renditions of classic dishes from breakfast to dinner

Quiet mornings at the Corner Bar, where celebrated local chef Ignacio Mattos (Estela, Altro Paradiso, Lodi) serves renditions of classic dishes from breakfast to dinner

Nine Orchard Lunch with Ric Pipino, A Hotel Life editor Janet Mercel and baby Sloane

Lunch with Ric Pipino, A Hotel Life editor Janet Mercel and baby Sloane

Nine Orchard Love me a good stationary set

Love me a good stationary set

Nine Orchard The stunning Swan Room, today a bar occupying the former bank teller room, with vaulted ceilings, luxurious booths and pink Tennessee marble walls

The stunning Swan Room, today a bar occupying the former bank teller room, with vaulted ceilings, luxurious booths and pink Tennessee marble walls

Nine Orchard Ciao for now, Nine Orchard! We will be back

Ciao for now, Nine Orchard! We will be back

Highs & Lows

  • I lived in the Lower East Side for almost a decade and always wished for a hotel of this caliber to grace the neighborhood. It was great to be back and stay at Nine Orchard; it felt like an elegant but welcoming home while I walked down memory lane and visited my friends and favorite spots in the area. And there are plenty! From here, it is also super easy to get around Manhattan or head over to Brooklyn via either Manhattan or Williamsburg Bridges. So, yes, location, location, location!

  • The team is fantastic, all smiles, knowledgeable about the hotel and the area, and always ready to help. It was like staying with friends

  • The Swan Room is a must. Simply gorgeous. A lovely place to gather for a drink pre or post-dinner (we had our decadent dessert here)

  • I simply love how supportive Nine Orchard is of its neighborhood community. Future-forward at its finest!

  • Make sure to pack your (or request) earplugs. Although the windows have been soundproofed, we are still on a busy corner of Lower Manhattan

  • I wish the minibar would stock more non-alcoholic beverages and the food menu (both in-room and at Corner Bar) would have more options catering to restrictions (like gluten intolerance) or simply to those who want to have one detox meal in between feasts

Nine Orchard Housed in an iconic Lower East Side landmark, Nine Orchard has meticulously restored and reimagined the century-old Jarmulowsky Bank

The Barometer

  • Design
  • Location
  • Future Forward
  • Night's Sleep
  • Service
  • Amenities
  • Takeable Treats
  • Refer a Friend
  • Overall Value
  • Life Changing
Total: 49/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Lifestyle Hotel

  • Vibe

    The revival of old Downtown New York elegance with a fresh and approachable twist

  • Location

    In the heart of the Lower East Side, easy to navigate Manhattan and head over the bridges to Brooklyn

  • Rooms

    116 rooms and two upcoming penthouses

  • Pre-Arrival & Arrival Experience

    Attentive, welcoming, and on point

  • Future Forward

    Nine Orchard strikes many future-forward points. First, it massively supports the neighborhood businesses: minibar curated and stocked by Dimes Market; turndown service cookie by Mel The Bakery (who is literally around the corner); custom shower products by local hair stylist Takamichi Saeki; a book program by Orchard Street's Sweet Pickle Books; and the artworks seen around the hotel were created by New York-based artists — both young and new, established and emerging. And, of course, no disposable plastic on-premise.

  • Music

    All rooms are outfitted with custom-made Ojas speakers and a 4-channel radio curated by New York legendary DJ Stretch Armstrong and Devon Turnbull — super special!

  • Year Opened

    2022

  • Designed By

    New York-based Studio Castellano and architectural historian Kerri Culhane were responsible for landmark restoration. Nine Orchard’s interiors were designed by Fernando Santangelo, Reza Nouranian, and Ray Azoulay

  • Health & Wellness

    No gym on-site, but the hotel is able to provide guests passes for TMPL gym on Avenue A upon request

  • Food

    Breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the Corner Bar, a retro-looking café and restaurant by renowned local chef Ignacio Mattos

  • Bar, Events & Nightlife

    The Corner Bar is good for drinks and light bites too, but the unmissable Swan Room is a superstar. Housed in the main historical room of the building, it has dramatically embellished high ceilings and gorgeous furnishings and lighting. It is a mandatory stop for a nightcap — or to grab a cup of coffee offered to the early risers every day from 6 am

  • Minibar & Retail

    The mini bar curated by Dimes Market is stocked with delicious but not-too-naughty snacks and a pretty impressive range of wines and spirits

  • Accessibility

    Nine Orchard offers public spaces and specially-adapted guestrooms

  • Pet Friendly

    Yes

  • Children

    Yes

  • Price

    On the higher end but not prohibitive

  • Tel.

    +1 212 804 9980

  • Website

    Visit website

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