Step through our doors and enjoy a museum-like experience. Artifacts, moldings, mosaics, fixtures, and memorabilia are preserved as décor, while incorporating modern elegance, amenities and services.



Blue Moon, a meritorious art project, boasts 40+ articles and prestigious awards and accolades via National Geographic Traveler (One in 150 Hotels in the Western Hemisphere to Check Into), NY Magazine, Citysearch, and Rizzoli’s Best 100 Little Hotels.

“History and Luxury collide in a Lower East Side Hotel filled with artful details from an original tenement.”

– Citi Search

“A refreshing change from the shiny high-rises popping up downtown, the Blue Moon sits in an 1879 tenement that’s been painstakingly restored to reflect its origins.”

– Sandra Ramani, New York Magazine

“Forging the past vibrantly...Randy spent five years transforming the former Orchard Street tenement into one of Manhattan’s more captivating new small hotels.”

– John Freeman Gill, International Herald Tribune

“Manhattan will always have its sprawling, soulless mega-hotels. And if you like staying at a Hyatt or a Hilton, that’s fine. But a number of New York innkeepers have decided in the last few years that some of us might want something other than Room 29768.”

– John Horn, L.A. Times

“In a world that is becoming more and more homogenized...we need more Blue Moon Hotel experiences. Not only is it unique, but we are allowed to step back in touch and breath in an experience of lives lived and lost—to imagine NYC in another state altogether and through imagination to become part to that experience.”

– Lori Mantrose Jackson

“Settenbrino was...the guardian angel of every artifact that might be salvaged, refinished by hand and reinstalled in the building.”

– The Villager

“Settenbrino’s Blue Moon may be only one artifact among many in the ongoing and creative adaptation of the urban past, but it is conspicuous for the sensitivity and boldness with which it achieves an increasingly sought-after goal.”

– James Gardner Bloomberg News

“Settenbrino may fancy himself a painter, but the Blue Moon is his bricks and mortar masterpiece.”

--Susan Pigg in the Toronto Star

1879 award winning historical hotel designed by Randy Settenbrino, located on the 57th and 5th of the LES, on Delancy, opposite of the famed Tenement Museum.