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We are parents, too. We think traveling well and traveling with children shouldn’t be mutually exclusive. We have limited vacation time, and we’re not spending our few days of freedom in lousy hotels eating bad food. We know the world is full of wonderful resorts, cool urban escapes and far-flung lodges that can make our time with our kids count. We want it all, and we don’t think it should be so hard to find. So we’re going to share it with you.


Featured Hotel: The Lowell, New York City

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Featured Hotel: The Lowell, New York City

Henley Vazquez

Passported's Henley recently checked into The Lowell for an early anniversary celebration and staycation. Here's her report on what makes this charming Upper East Side hotel so special. (and why you should be checking in, even if you live a subway ride away). 


  • Tucked away on one of New York’s most charming streets, The Lowell has 74 rooms but feels much smaller, with all the residential style and familiarity of a townhousebut the services of a five-star. 
  • The 74 rooms and suites were designed by Michael Smith (you know, the guy who did the White House) and sport a laundry list of the most charming perks we’ve ever wanted in a hotel, from wood-burning fireplaces to book-lined shelves, huge soaking tubs and kitchenettes. There’s also plenty of closet space to store all the spoils of your Madison Avenue shopping spree.
  • Although the restaurant and fitness facilities are small, they’re there if you need them, and given the proximity to Central Park, a run there is better anyhow (and you’re surrounded by fantastic eats). 


  • The one-bedroom suites have huge terraces with views across Manhattan and towards Central Park; there’s no better place for breakfast in your bathrobe or a nightcap before bed. It’s NYC at its finest.
  • Service is the real deal here, with everyone from the doorman to the reception desk knowing your name within moments of arrival and are welcoming and warm. Who says New Yorkers can’t be nice?
  • In a world of brand-name hotels, there’s something so special about a property that’s still privately owned; guests here are loyal for good reason and are the types who prefer quality and discretion over showiness. It's not bling-blingers or the party crowd but rather a more sophisticated type who checks in to the Lowell.

Book with Passported to get complimentary breakfast, a $100 food and beverage credit and an upgrade upon arrival, subject to availability. Contact our travel department.

The Lowell
28 East 63rd Street, New York, NY
(212) 838-1400