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
Stayed here for one night with a group for a meeting. The rooms are small but functional, perfect for trips when you won't be spending a lot of time in your room. The meeting space was phenomenal for a small group with windows and a good catering menu. The views from the rooftop bar were spectacular, especially at night with the Empire State Building in the background. Cons - elevators are slow and the drinks at the bar aren't the greatest.
The stand out highlight of this hotel is the staff. The manager, Benjamin, was especially kind and helpful. Every person we interacted with was positive and kind. The rooms, though small as expected in Manhattan, were clean and comfortable.
Fantastic stay at Arlo Nomad. Our front desk agent, Benjamin made our stay extremely easy and comfortable. The view was amazing (highly recommend Kings room with sky view). Hotel matches with photos and rating accurately and service was awesome. Thales from the front service team was helpful and friendly. Thank you Arlo Nomad for the memorable experience in NYC.
I can’t say enough positive things about this hotel. Everything about it was amazing. All of the employees are incredibly helpful, but the door men are the absolute best. We mentioned we were headed to the airport at 1pm, and when we arrived back at the hotel a black car was waiting and the door men had our luggage ready to go. The rooms are a bit in the smaller side, but are insanely clean and comfortable. The views are unlike anything I have ever experienced. The vibe is very young/fun but not loud or out of control.
And best of all - by far the best rooftop bar i have ever been to. It’s literally overlooking the Empire State Building.
The hotel is hip and nice, but you’d better pay more to get a room having good view.
Bunker room has limited view fyi. And amenities is nice and restaurant was hip and rooftop bar is alao good. I want to visit there, and for the better view room.