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Overview of PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager hotel

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Guest reviews

4.3 / 5Excellent
2,116 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant

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Highlights

Popular LocationNew York University13 min walk
Popular LocationBrooklyn Bridge13 min drive
Popular LocationOne World Trade Center13 min drive
AirportNew York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.)42 min drive

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  • Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

    3.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 25 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Room, 1 King Bed, View (Great View)

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Loft, View (Great View)

    Room amenities

    • 33 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Loft

    3.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 33 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Queen Hi-Floor

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 19 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, View (Great View)

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 19 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Room, 1 Queen Bed

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 19 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Penthouse (One)

    Room amenities

    • 80 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Penthouse (2 or 3)

    Room amenities

    • 52 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Loft, View

    Room amenities

    • 33 sq m
    • Park view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Double Room

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Park view
    • Sleeps 2
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About this area

New York

In the city centre, PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager hotel is in New York's Bowery neighbourhood, an area with great shopping. Broadway and Radio City Music Hall are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Brooklyn Bridge and National September 11 Memorial. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Madison Square Garden, or consider St. James Theatre for a night out.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • New York University - 13 min walk
  • 5th Avenue - 14 min walk
  • Brooklyn Bridge - 13 min drive
  • One World Trade Center - 13 min drive
  • Battery Park - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • 2 Av. Station - 2 min walk
  • New York 9th St. Station - 3 min drive
  • New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) - 42 min drive

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 on-site. All 367 rooms offer comforts such as Tempur-Pedic beds and Egyptian cotton sheets, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find fridges, free local calls and free bottled water.
PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager hotel offers 367 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with laptop-compatible safes and complimentary bottles of water. Tempur-Pedic beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.
This New York hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and public transport

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 centre
Billiards/pool table
Free bike hire
Nightclub
Shopping

Family friendly

Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
Dry-cleaning service
Free cots/infant beds
Fridge

Conveniences

ATM/banking services
Banquet hall
Lift
Free newspapers in reception
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 note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
Assistive listening devices available
Braille signage
Handrails in stairwells
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower
Visual alarms in hallways
Wheelchair-accessible business centre
Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
Wheelchair-accessible lounge
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
Wheelchairs available on site

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Fireplace in reception
Smoke-free property
TV in reception

Room amenities

Bedroom

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

Bathroom

Free toiletries
Hairdryer
Towels

Entertainment

TV channels
Flat-screen TV
Premium channels

Food and drink

Free bottled water
Fridge

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

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3:00 PM and 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

Access methods

Access code, staffed front desk

Pets

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 100 per accommodation, per stay
Dogs and cats only
1 per room (up to 25 lb/11 kg)
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on 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 cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

American Express
Diners Club
Discover
JCB International
Mastercard
Visa

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 34.42 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Fitness centre access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • Additional inclusions
  • WiFi access (may be limited)

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 20.00 and USD 30.00 for adults, and 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 guest room reservation.
  • Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.
  • Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.
  • For traveller safety, the following measures are in place: social distancing measures are in place; contactless check-in and check-out are available; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.
  • Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

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

Frequently asked questions

Guest reviews

4.3
Excellent
5 - Excellent
1,234
4 - Good
532
3 - Okay
185
2 - Mediocre
95
1 - Poor
70
4.6
Cleanliness
4.3
Service and Staff
4.3
Amenities
4.5
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

1/5

  • Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Property uses some sort of millennial approach to check-in where you don’t actually interact with a human.. this sets the tone for the entire experience as it’s incredibly uncomfortable

Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities

Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

1/5

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Staff was very nice and courteous however rooms look bigger in pictures. Too small for our liking. Reminded us of college dorm room. Bathroom and bedroom are separated by design glass that allows anyone to look in on you while you are taking a shower or having a private moment. I would never recommend or book there again. Menu is also limited. Not many good choices and over priced. On a scale of 1-10 I would give them a 4.

Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

2/5

  • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
  • Disliked: 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