What We Love
- Munching on “Italian-ish” fare at the Talde team’s Massoni, which got a New York magazine shout-out
- Sipping a drink with a view at The Heights, on the 31st floor
- Pounding the pavement, starting with the buzzing streets of surrounding NoMad
What To Know
- Within walking distance of the Empire State Building, Macy's, Madison Square Garden, and Grand Central
- There are three bars and lounges, a restaurant and a coffee shop onsite
- Hotel bicycles are free for guests to use
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
New York has a new neighborhood – from the same portmanteau-loving locals that brought you SoHo (South of Houston), Nolita (North of Little Italy) and Tribeca (Triangle below Canal), comes already-iconic NoMad. Defined as the area north of Madison Square Park to roughly 32nd Street, with Sixth Avenue on the east and Lexington on the west, this Midtown enclave is a hub for the tech-savvy and the fashion-literate, with a gaggle of startups (it’s a vital part of New York’s “Silicon Alley”) and a host of high-end shops – Le Labo and the relocated Rizzoli Bookstore are two. Enter Arlo. The Manhattan-based chain of micro-hotels is bringing its own brand of sleek style to the area, in the form of the Arlo NoMad. As at Arlo Hudson Square, which made a splash in local hospitality circles when it opened in September 2016, the design here is colorful yet minimal; rooms are modest in size (“New York’s latest obsession,” according to the New York Post) at 150 square feet, but big in personality with clean lines, pops of color, and teched-out amenities. The real star of the show is Massoni restaurant, which got a shout-out in New York magazine and a profile in Eater; owned by the team behind Pork Slope and Talde, this eatery dishes out fare that mixes highbrow and lowbrow and Italian and American, and along with The Heights bar, on the 31st floor, is looking to become a local destination in its own right.
In the Area
NoMad is being hailed as Manhattan’s newest neighborhood but also dates back to the Gilded Age and retains Historic District status. Gape at the gorgeous Beaux-Arts building, or see namesake Madison Square Park, home to one of the original Shake Shack outposts. Popular restaurants in the area include Hill Country Barbecue and the eateries of Eataly, while there are some stylish boutiques within walking distance, as well. For traveling elsewhere, subway lines abound, or you can take a train from nearby Penn Station to one of Long Island’s quaint towns or hamlets.
How to Get There
Good location and friendly staff. Nice bar. I enjoyed the hotel design and concept but unfortunately my mattress was very uncomfortable. Surprising for a hotel of this caliber. The room was tiny - which was not a problem for me but I would recommend booking one of the larger rooms if there are two or more in your party.
So I like this as an affordable alternative in the craziness that is December in nyc. The staff are lovely. My micro room was ok although it is too small even to do yoga. I hated that there was no gym and I had asked IN ADVANCE of TripAdvisor peeps and you said that there was one. That was a lie!!!! You need to walk 6 blocks to a terrible New York sports club. The restaurant and bar seem fun but they were booked for private functions when I was there. My jury is still out. Just know what you are getting!
As we were travelling with our son who still has a trolley, we received an accessible room instead of a normal room, which gave us a bit more space.
The café downstairs had one of the best meatball subs I've ever eaten and even though the breakfast doesn't have a broad selection, the quality by justifies the price. I still dream of the bagels from the breakfast.
I cannot recommend the hotel enough when visiting NYC and hoping to see as much as possible of Midtown in short period as for example Empire State building is literally just around the corner.
Booked this hotel for a Christmas sightseeing trip and it was amazing. Cozy urban hotel with great location and even better staff. Right around the corner from Empire State building. From breakfast to the best rain shower head this place was great.
Eco friendly items in the rooms are a great added touch and so was the umbrella.
Even when we had a issue with the door lock they were right on it. Even offered compensation without being asked.Not about the amount but just the gesture.
I stayed here for a weekend as prices were accessible but I wasn’t expecting to find such a clean and modern hotel.
Rooms aren’t the biggest but the bed is just amazing and the view hit the jackpot.
All the staff have always been attentive; i’m very impressed, the hotel really exceeded my expectations and I will be back for sure