What We Love
- The televisions embedded in the bathroom mirrors
- 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
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
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.
How to Get There
We were looking forward to a pleasant family vacation in NYC.
Upon arrival to this so called "hotel", I was a bit shocked at the appearance of the lobby. It was old, stinky & dingy. It went downhill from there:
-The front desk person was very unwelcoming.
- The room was old, grimy and dusty.
-The bathroom was so small, one person could barely fit. Housekeeping was so terrible we were lucky to have towels.
-The room was extremely noisy!!!!
-The curtains were coming off the rods.
I could go on, but I think you get the point.
I do not recommend this place.
Please look into booking at proper hotel chain managed by corporate.
I came here for business trip so for me many things are important.
1. Check in is at 4pm .. I used to Waite for two hours my room because I arrived earlier.
2. Check in is long and they mix my room number and gave me room with two beds instead one king size.
Then long procedure to change it.. time waisting.
3. Breakfast... easy to say here’s no breakfast!
4. Location is good for me.
5. Noise def here is very noisy it’s Manhattan!
6. Cleanliness not bad!
7. Room size is so so I was lucky but my colleague just came in his room and fell down on bad.. no space!
8. Price is high I was in December...expectable.
9. No lobby bar
My boyfriend was staying here because he was working an event nearby, so I decided to stay with him since it would be closer for me to commute to work in the morning. After reading all these two-star reviews, I was really nervous about staying here, afraid of what I might find. After staying here, I can confirm that it is two stars, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Here is some of the good/bad:
Location - located right in between the 23rd and 28th St RW train stations
Clean enough - I think everything was just very old, which made it feel not the cleanest but overall, it was fine
Old - everything needs updating. It seems like they renovated the bathroom a few years ago but the rooms need some work. Those musty mustard curtains have got to go
Our door was wonky - it made it hard to open/close. Made me wonder if someone could have just kicked it down
I'm from NYC but if I were a visitor, I don't think I would want to stay here. I think my biggest issue was that everything was just super old/outdated and didn't feel cozy (or as cozy as a hotel room could feel) at all.
We had a problem with our Airbnb and had to book a hotel last minute and ended up with this place from Hotel Tonight, which advertised as a 4 star luxury hotel. I felt i was in a motel 6, room was extremely small, bathroom sink with zero counter space. The shower was nice with fancy shower heads, but unnecessary. Floors stained badly like a cheap motel. “Breakfast” in the morning consist of two cereals, bananas and apples. I could have looked pasted all this since we only spent about 8-9 hours in the room a night for sleeping, but we had the worst sleep for 4 nights straight. The first days it was raining so it was very humid out and warm for November, all we needed was a little air conditioning and we would be fast asleep with walking 10 miles a day, but couldn’t get that even with paying $250 a night. The thing kicked on but couldn’t get past 78 degrees! A humid 78, so sweating in bed with no blankets on. The next few days it got very cold outside so we thought well we can just leave it off and the room will be naturally cold, nope still almost 80 inside the room with nothing on and it’s 40 outside. Talked to a couple in the elevator and they said the same thing, she said that she bought a knife to cut the glue and paint around the window so that she could open it! It’s only upsetting because of the price you pay and you can’t even get the simplest amenities. Location was really good and the staff was nice.
The room is a modest size, but really who hangs out in a hotel while visiting NYC? Everything you need is right there and the location was perfect. There are many upgrades to this older building. The bathroom has a great shower with modern fixtures. The staff was friendly, the place was clean, I’d stay here again in a heartbeat.