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Leon Hotel is located on Canal Street between Chrystie and the Bowery in New Yorks historic Chinatown neighborhood. We are nestled near Manhattan's Financial District, the famed Lower East Side, Noho, Soho and just one train stop away from Brooklyn.

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History: Leon Moisseiff


Who Is Leon Moisseiff

Leon Moisseiff was born in Riga, Latvia, he arrived in the United States at the age of 19 and within five years received a degree in civil engineering from Columbia University. He first gained renown as one of the designers of the Manhattan Bridge, which spans the East River connecting Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. The bridge opened on December 31, 1909 and was highly touted for its innovative design and for employing Josef Melan's deflection theory for the stiffening of its deck. The Manhattan Bridge was also the first suspension bridge to utilize a Warren Truss in its design. Leon's Bridge design theories were applied to the now iconic Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, which was completed in 1937 where he served as a consultant in the project.

Manhattan Bridge Construction 1909

Frequently Asked Questions


  • What is Cancellation policy?

    Unless otherwise noted, cancellation policy is 48hrs prior to arrival before 3pm EST. If cancelled after, the 1st night's of room & tax will be charged to the credit card on file.

  • How much does Leon Hotel take in authorizations?

    We authorize your credit card for room and tax and $50.00 of incidentals for reservations 1 to 4 days and $150.00 of incidentals for reservations 5 days or more.

    We DO NOT accept credit cards that do not have a printed name

    Name on reservation must match card on file along with corresponding ID at the time of check in

    Depending on your financial institution it may take 5-10 business days for the funds to be returned

  • What time is check in & check out?

    Our formal check in time is 3pm EST and our formal check out time is 12pm EST. Late check outs and early check-ins are given upon availability and may incur additional charges.

    Contact the front desk for availability

  • Can I smoke in my room?

    Leon Hotel is committed to having a 100% NON SMOKING environment. If found smoking in the room, a $500.00 smoking penalty charge may be assessed and you may be asked to leave the hotel.

  • Do you offer breakfast?

    We regrettably do not offer breakfast at the moment but we do have exciting plans coming soon. We will make sure to keep you updated on this progress.

  • Do your room's have a refrigerator?

    We do not offer a mini bar or refrigerator option in our hotel.

  • Do you offer roll away beds?

    We do not offer roll away beds in the rooms. We do however offer rooms with 2 bed options and 3 bed options. Playpens are available for babies upon request. (Click here)

  • Do you offer onsite parking?

    We do not offer onsite parking but below are three local options.

    Quik Park: 38 Bowery (between Canal and Bayard Streets) - 24 hour rate with no in & out privileges - $40 Regular Size -$50 Regular Size

    Rapid Park: 44 Elizabeth Street (between Canal and Hester Streets) - 24 hour rate with NO in & out privileges - $40 Regular Size -$50 Regular Size

    Chrystie Garage: 89-93 Chrystie Street (between Grand and Hester Streets) - 24 hour rate with NO in & out privileges - $30 Regular Size -$40 Regular Size NOT Open 24hrs