Scandi Stays: The Ludlow Hotel in New York City

The rich history of New York City’s Lower East Side neighborhood can’t be captured with a single aesthetic or atmosphere. But bring together turn-of-the-century Jewish and Italian immigrant culture, 70s fashion and art, and early 1980s punk rock and hip hop, and you’ll have some sense of the vibe that the Ludlow Hotel is going for.

The Ludlow Hotel is all about respecting the heritage of New York City while also bringing in European – particularly French – architecture and food elements. Their restaurant, Dirty French, serves casual French cuisine and excellent cocktails.

The rooms are spacious and simple, and their bathrooms are…well, decidedly not the size you expect from most New York City real estate. A tub you can really stretch out in! Mmm, heaven.

Though you’ll be happy to hang your hat at the Ludlow, the real treat is when you step outside. The location is in the heart of the Lower East Side, literally across the street from Katz’s Deli (expert tip: try the hot pastrami sandwich and the knish!) and steps from a host of great galleries, shops, and restaurants. Those interested in learning more about this neighborhood’s immigrant story should check out the Tenement Museum, just a few minutes’ walk.

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Rebecca Thandi Norman

Rebecca Thandi Norman is a co-founder and Editor-in-Chief at Scandinavia Standard.