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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
We booked a King room sky and we ended with a king room city.We were not noticed before our arrival of the leak happening in our room. So we had no choice that to take the room they had left for us.
We were supposed to get 25 dollars of food/drinks for free but no one told us that we had to use it the first night so we ended having a coffee at that bakery in the morning...
Once again here, the manager I guess proposed us the night of our arrival to go into the room t that we were supposed to have to take pictures the next morning and when we asked the next morning nobody allow us to do it .
Overall the hotel is perfectly located and is very clean. The lobby's smell is amazing.
But I'm very disappointed that no one contacted us when the leak happen as we didn't have other choice than to take the room they had left which was nothing like the one I booked.That's a shame that even the fact that they offered us to take picture from the room we were supposed to have didn't even happen. Same for the food, no communication were and when to use the 25 dollars.I would've love to see what I actually booked. But because all of that I'm not sure I would try again.
THIS HOTEL IS A GEM. I’ve never written a review before because I’ve never felt so grateful for a hotel and their staff until now. We booked the wrong room via Expedia on accident and they happily upgraded us to a corner room free of charge. The front desk was beyond amazing, Candice heard it was my birthday and they sent a note, champagne and some desert to our room. Every night they have free champagne and wine at the bar from 5:30-7 and the bar staff was very generous with our pours! We felt like family here immediately which is rare for New York. Not only is the staff amazing but the design of this place is unparalleled. It feels so cozy and quaint amidst the bustling city and they have free board games which I love haha. The rooms are so cozy with the massive windows it’s cray how much sunlight we had during the day. Clearly I can’t stop writing about everything cause it was so amazing.
Geneva is the best employee ever! She not only made my boyfriend's trip the best, she made us feel like gold! Can't wait to go back to Arlo nomad!!!! She gave us the best treat ever and the customer service here is superb!!!!