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
I come to NY often and this was my 20th visit to this hotel. It never disappoints me. From the minute you walk in the front desk staff is friendly and welcoming. My room was perfect for a business trip. The larger room had a great bed and even better shower. Lots of spray nozzles which were a great start to the morning. A coffee maker in the room was all I needed and the staff gave me extra coffee which I appreciated. Good location to everything at that end if town. Looking forward to my next visit. Very happy!!
We recently visited NYC and stayed at the Flatiron Hotel in Manhattan. The location is ideal. Mind you this hotel is older and could use some TCL but for the price the room was doable. We had space and the bed was so comfy!
I would stay here again.
not a 4 stars hotel maybe 2. the staff not friendly the breakfast it’s like a snack. so expensive for the experience. Never i paid more for booking after the reservation i paid $30.00 more for my reservation at the moment of check in. At the check out they charge me extra $133.00 for towels and sheets because they can’t wash and they threw them in the trash because its so dirty my friend and i wants to saw the sheets and the towels.. So embarrassing the situation with the manager she was very rude.. I used frequency booking for international stays and locals stays in really 4 & 5 stars hotels.likes Hotel Atlantico in Madrid, Condado Vanderbilt in Puerto Rico etc. for say some goods hotels..the customers experience was awful in my stay in Flatiron hotel.
I should have known upon arrival. There is no lobby, just an unkempt desk with night staff and loads of paperwork. No restaurant or amenities, just a really old looking fish tank that goes from the entrance to the second floor.
There seemed to be no security in place. My expectations for a downtown hotel: an elevator that requires a key card, and preferably a hotel where the lobby is actually not on the main floor. None of that was in place here.
I agree with other travelers, room was shabby and gross. Whatever cleaning they did was not adequate.
Bed felt like I was sleeping on a board. Afraid to get into it because god knows what was last in it.
Hotel is shady to say the least. It reminded me of a rent by the hour hotel you’d see in a bad late night movie.
So many great places to stay in NYC - don’t go here.
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.