by Terry Ward
The Leon Hotel is located in NYC’s Chinatown, near New York University, SoHo and Greenwich Village. Visitors are close to the Staten Island Ferry, Battery Park, One World Trade Center, Ellis Island and the Lower East Side. It’s also right by a selection of restaurants, trendy shops and cultural and historic points of interest that kids will love.
All 40 rooms offer free Wi-Fi, iPod docks, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Premium bedding, coffeemakers and safes are among the other amenities available to guests. This smoke-free hotel has drycleaning and a 24-hour front desk. Additionally, limo/town car service, tour/ticket assistance and multilingual staff are onsite.
Children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding, and cribs (infant beds) are available. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability.
Our Editor Loves
- Laundry service
- Close proximity to attractions and restaurants
- 24-hour gym
- Connecting Rooms
- Free Wi-Fi
We booked here because of the great reviews and the write-up (hip hotel with great views).
In reality it is not really a hotel (no bar, no lobby to wait in, no restaurant, no service) - just a room accessed via an elevator.
The "double beds" are tiny, queen size at most.
To be fair, the hotel is not bad - the shower works, there are black-out blinds, the towels are nice, and the room not tiny. Good location if you like Chinatown, but a long walk to the subway.
The saving grace is the view over the bridge from the window.
I would call this a budget hotel. It is clean, comfortable and near a lot of the attractions in lower Manhatten. You can walk to Battery Park for the Statue of Liberty/Ellis island and the World Trade Center 9/11 Museum. This is a no frills hotel, no restaurant and few amenities. But it is clean, the bathroom is great but bring your own shampoo, etc. There are good views of the Manhatten Bridge and the Freedom Tower from our room.