The Light Room is a beautiful studio inside our original and traditional NY style Loft, located in Downtown Manhattan, in one of the most charming, stylish, safe and young neighborhoods in the city, Lower East Side.
Our Light Room is a private and very practical room, for those guests that have busy days and want a comfortable and quiet place to rest. It's the first room of the loft, for that is closer to the bathrooms than the other ones, close to the coffee bar, very well ventilated but without outside windows. There's AC and heater, and definitely is a cozy one to be. The Light room has a full size super confortable futon, with beautiful linens and fresh towels, comforters, bedside tables, night lights, an open closet, shelves, working desk and chair.
The studios, linens, bathrooms, kitchen are spotless, we care about the cleanness of our environment and well being of our guests.
The Artist Loft is a large and shared space divided into totally private and spacious studios. Our loft has 6 guest studios/rooms: please check the availability of our other rooms as well.
There's 2 bathrooms shared between women and men. It's spotless! There's organic fresh lavender soap for a delicious shower.
There's a beautiful open kitchen / coffee bar at our common area with fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, water boiler and delicious organic brazilian tasty coffee and teas for our guests to enjoy a simple coffee time or making their breakfast at home.
Guests have access to their own room, bathrooms, open kitchen, and when not in use, to the art studio.
The Loft is our work space, we are always available to give good tips and directions to better enjoy the city.
The Lower East Side is one of the most charming, young and lively neighborhood in Manhattan. A Great place to be and within a short walk, 5 to 10 minutes to Soho, Little Italy, East Village and across the street from Chinatown.
You will find Art Galleries, coffee bars and restaurants, local designer boutiques, and the best and most charming traditional music venues, like Rockwood MusicHall, Piano's and The Living Room.
We have the main metro lines just 2 short blocks away. The B, D, F, M, J and Z (which will take you direct to JFK) trains. The M15 bus (which goes straight up on 1st Av to The United Nations) stop is right in front of our door.
We are at the 3rd Floor walk up building.
Great place to stay in NYC. Both Raquel and her husband, Ofer, were incredibly hospitable hosts. The room was clean; common areas and bathrooms were well-maintained; and it was very easy checking in and checking out. If you're in NYC and are looking for a place in the lower east side, this is an incredible bargain.
Thanks so much for helping us have a wonderful weekend in New York, Raquel and Ofer. I hope we can see you again sometime.
We spent 6 nights at Raquel's place and really enjoyed our stay.
The loft is simply great. A large living area, 2 tall bathrooms and a couple of private rooms where the different guests live. Everything is really clean and there is enough space so it never gets too crowded.
Our room had no window which was a little strange at the beginning but turned out to be a good thing because it was quiet during the night times.
The neighborhood is fantastic. There are a lot of different shops, bars and restaurants. The subway isn't far away as well and you can reach a lot of touristic hot spots simply by walking there.
Raquel and her husband/boyfriend (?) are wonderful hosts. We got a warm welcome when we arrived and they where always there when we needed help or advise.
For our next stay in New York, Raquel's loft is the first choice!
Very comfortable to stay. Room is exactly as described and bathrooms are nice and clean. Raquel and her husband are extremely friendly and helpful which is really nice. Mainly used the room as a place to sleep and it satisfied our needs. A little bit pricey but that's NYC. Subway stations are close enough to be very convenient and the location is very safe.
Room gets warm at night but the AC makes it okay.
Le Loft de Raquel est très sympa, très propre et se situe à 5 mn du métro qui dessert parfaitement l'ile de Manhattan et JFK Airport.
Raquel est toujours de bonne humeur, disponible et très gentille, ses conseils nous ont été précieux. Ce fut parfait pour passer un agréable séjour sans aucun soucis et c'était un plaisir le soir après une journée éprouvante de rentrer se reposer au Loft. Je le recommande à tous.