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Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, Tempur-Pedic beds, in-room safe
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Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, Tempur-Pedic beds, in-room safe
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4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.
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Great design makes a small room with a huge window a lot of fun. Lower East Side is a lively and fun location, lots of restaurants and street life.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast Available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationWashington Square Park15 min walk
    Popular LocationBrooklyn Bridge11 min drive
    Popular LocationOne World Trade Center13 min drive
    AirportNew York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.)41 min drive

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  • Room, 1 Queen Bed

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 205 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Loft

    3.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 350 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Loft

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • Park view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Loft, View (Great View)

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Double Room

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Park view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, View (Great View)

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 205 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Queen Hi-Floor

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 205 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Room, 1 King Bed (Great View)

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 220 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

    3.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
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  • Penthouse (One)

    Room amenities

    • 865 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Penthouse (2 or 3)

    Room amenities

    • 559 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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About this area

New York

In the city center, PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager hotel is in New York's Bowery neighborhood, an area with great shopping. National September 11 Memorial and Broadway are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Brooklyn Bridge and One World Trade Center. Ready for a night out? Consider St. James Theatre and Winter Garden Theatre.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Washington Square Park - 15 min walk
  • National September 11 Memorial - 32 min walk
  • Wall Street - 4 min drive
  • Brooklyn Bridge - 11 min drive
  • One World Trade Center - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • 2 Av. Station - 2 min walk
  • New York 9th St. Station - 3 min drive
  • AirportJohn F. Kennedy Intl. Airport (JFK) - 41 min drive

Restaurants

  • Public Kitchen — 1 min walk
  • Louis — 1 min walk
  • L'Apicio — 3 min walk
  • Pulino's — 3 min walk
  • Cherche Midi — 4 min walk

About this property

PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager hotel

4-star New York hotel in Bowery, near New York University
Along with 2 restaurants, this smoke-free hotel has a nightclub and 6 bars/lounges. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a 24-hour health club, 2 coffee shops/cafés, and a rooftop terrace are onsite. All 367 rooms offer comforts like Tempur-Pedic beds and Egyptian cotton sheets, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find refrigerators, free local calls, and free bottled water.
PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager hotel offers 367 air-conditioned accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and complimentary bottled water. Tempur-Pedic beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

This New York hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour health club and complimentary bicycles.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking: USD 50 per night

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–11:00 AM: USD 20.00-30.00 for adults and USD 20.00-30.00 for children
  • 2 restaurants and 2 coffee shops
  • 6 bars/lounges

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Nightclub
  • Shopping

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Refrigerator

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Vending machine
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 3 meeting rooms
  • Conference space (2000 square feet)

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Rooftop terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • Handrails in stairways
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchairs available on site

More

  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Linens
  • Premium bedding
  • Tempur-Pedic bed

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • LED light bulbs
  • Phone

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - noon
Early check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with check-in instructions and an access code; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from March 23 2020 to March 31 2021 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Access code, staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 100 per accommodation, per stay
Dogs and cats only
1 per room (up to 25 lbs)
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 20.00 and USD 30.00 for adults, USD 20.00 and USD 30.00 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 50 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 100 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

PUBLIC Ian Schrager hotel New York
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PUBLIC Ian Schrager New York
PUBLIC Ian Schrager
Public, An Ian Schrager
PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager hotel Hotel
PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager hotel New York
PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager hotel Hotel New York

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager hotel pet-friendly?
Yes, this property allows dogs (limit 1 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 25 lbs per pet. There's a fee of USD 100 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
How much is parking at PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager hotel?
Self parking is available for USD 50 per night.
What time is check-in at PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager hotel?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM - noon. A fee applies for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability).
What time is check-out at PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager hotel?
Check-out is at noon. Late check-out is available for a fee (amount may vary, subject to availability).
Where is PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager hotel located?
Located in Bowery, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of New York University and 5th Avenue. Washington Square Park and Union Square Park are also within 1 mi (2 km). 2 Av. Station is only a 2-minute walk and Bowery St. Station is 5 minutes.
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5 - Excellent
1,108
4 - Good
455
3 - Okay
161
2 - Poor
81
1 - Terrible
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4.6/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.6/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler
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Fun with design
Great design makes a small room with a huge window a lot of fun. Lower East Side is a lively and fun location, lots of restaurants and street life.
Stayed 5 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

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Public is a lovely, clean hotel. Great location in lower east village! I love the rooms...comfortable, quiet, great shower!!
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

2/5 Poor

Traveled with partner
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Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service, amenities
Simplicity in design is lovely but minimalistic aesthetic extends to customer service and amenities. Some of the worst customer service I’ve received in 30+ trips to NYC and having to mosh pit through a sea of influencers doing photo shoots, Instagram videos, etc every time I wanted to sit in my hotel lobby or simply enter and exit is unacceptable.
Stayed 5 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
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Overall, great experience at a great hotel. Awesome location (few blocks away from SoHo) and excellent facilities. However, their “self-service” approach comes across as “lack of service” sometimes, since you have to do everything yourself. I checked out and stored my bags for a late night transfer to the airport and there was nobody available to help me and I had to carry all my bags and to the cab myself (6bags).
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

2/5 Poor

Traveled with group
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Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service, amenities
Non existent customer service. No one to help with bags when you arrive. You have to pickup your own room service downstairs. Hotel is setup to be self-service yet you are charged a resort fee. Loved the Public Hotel in chicago before it was bought out. This hotel in nyc was horrible. Rooms are basically micro rooms - not good for more than 1 person. I stayed with a friend and it was super awkward because the shower and bathroom doors are transparent. No tables left on the rooftop for hotel guests. We had to stand with everyone else. Great views from the rooftop but again they dont value their hotel guests. There comes a point when modern and technology in the rooms dont make up for the lack of comfort and customer service.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019