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
Woke up at 6 to the sound of trucks on the street below with no possibility at all to go back to sleep. The noice continued for hours. I had to use my Bose headphones w noice reduction.
Otherwise nice clean hotel and good positioned. BUT the level of noice down in the street will make it impossible to suggest this hotel to friends and families.
The bed was very comfy, the room clean and the staff very polite. We thought it was a bit annoying of the hotel to charge a daily “urban” fee at check out, without notifying us of the fee or what that entailed upon check-in. When we asked about it at check out when we got the bill, they said it included gym classes, wine hour, free bikes and other amenities that we would have used and been happy to pay for if we had known. So frustrating! The room is *very* small, but nothing unexpected for NYC. Overall good stay!
Highly recommend the Arlo NoMad , small rooms (like most NYC Hotels) but smartly designed and great bed!
Breakfast choices are ok, however you only have to walk outside hotel to find plenty off alternative options... the views from the roof top are just Wow!
Ideally having gym in the hotel would be perfect, but they have access passes for a local gym a few blocks away.
The hotel is in a very good location, decorated, modern, small but functional rooms. We
got a room with a view of the Empire State building.
There is a rooftop bar with stunning views of the city.
Friendly staff and services.
We arrived early in the morning and got the room straight without waiting
From the moment we entered the hotel we were made to feel welcome by the lovely staff who were catering and helpful at all times! Great location, room facilities and beds! Would not stay anywhere else!