Quirky design touches like the hypnotic, cylindrical fishtank in the glitzy lobby
Guest rooms are spacious for New York
What To Know
A daily resort fee covers continental breakfast, WiFi, and bottled water
Rooms on lower floors can be noisy
The bar and music venue, Toshi’s Living Room, hosts live performances almost every night of the week
Parking on site
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Lively spot in the Flatiron District, with comfortable rooms and live music most nights
The Flatiron is a quirky boutique hotel with a fabulous location in Manhattan's eponymous Flatiron District. Rooms, decked out in a mood-enhancing palette of red, pink, and orange, are carpeted with vaulted ceilings and generous windows that offer panoramic views. We suggest asking for a “Toshi’s Corner” room, so light filters in from two sides and you can maximize the sights down on the street. One particular highlight is the bathrooms, which are equipped with either rainfall showers (and six adjustable shower heads) or Jacuzzi tubs. Party animals and live music aficionados might find themselves spending most evenings in the “Living Room,” where hip-hop, jazz, and rock artists fill the crowded and diverse calendar.
In the Area
The hotel is next door to the Flatiron Building, the landmark triangular edifice that qualifies as a sightseeing stop in itself. The Flatiron District is also a handy jumping-off point for visiting New York’s most appealing neighborhoods: gallery-filled Chelsea, offbeat Greenwich Village, touristy Midtown, and Times Square are all within walking distance. The Flatiron branch of chef Mario Batali’s much lauded Eataly (an Italian food mecca, with cafés, restaurants, shops, and a rooftop microbrewery) is a four-minute walk—a great place to stock up on provisions for a picnic at Madison Square Park, right across the street. Or, take your snacks to one of the tables on The High Line, New York’s elevated rail line turned public park, which is less than a mile away. Nearby subway stations are abundant.