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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Seriously this place should not even get a 1 Star. Carpet not vacuumed and scared to walk or touch anything in this room. The hotel should not be open!
I am just shocked at the condition of this place!
We were very excited to stay at the flatiron because if its proximity to major attractions.
The photos on the website literally look like a different hotel than what we stayed in.
The bedroom windows were so dirty and crusted that we could barley see out them.
A good 70% of the electric fixtures in the room were broken- the very oddly placed television screen in the bathroom did not work, the touchpad in the bathroom said', 'please wait" the entire duration of our stay. The lights above the second bed were broken and would not turn on and there were several random remotes velcro-ed to the wall that did nothing.
The beds were very uncomfortable, and there was a huge patch of melted carpet in the shape of an iron mark on the floor.
The 'free breakfast' should be rephrased to 'breakfast snacks' because there was no actual cooked food, just some yogurt placed in a bowl of ice, dry cereal packs, and some bananas.
The cafe photographed in the website is actually an empty cafe counter with rusted espresso machines and dirty tools laying all over.
The staff that checked us seemed to be annoyed that we were even there, and when we brought it to their attention when we checked out about all the broken things, the maintenance man laughed at us, and said 'Yeah that stuff is broken in every room'. They also put an erroneous hold of $150 on our card during our stay even though the room was already paid in full ahead of our stay- and they could provide no reason why.
For paying almost $400 for one night of that experience, I say, beware of this place. You can do better.
Okay, I was expecting the worse from this hotel based on the reviews, and maybe that helped me be relativley suprised by my visit. No, its not up to par, but this is a very good place to stay if youre on a budget or just looking for a nice location to lay your head. They are updating the whole lobby right now, so I feel like they hear everyones conserns in the reviews. They redid their bathrooms that are wonderful, and the room all around is fine. Were in our early 20s and was great for us. Might not be the greatest for more middle aged people looking for something nicer.
The ice machines are not avalible, but you just call down to the lobby, and they bring your ice to your room. I loved that!
The staff was great, gave me all the info I needed at check in and was super nice.
The only thing I did not like about the hotel was the lack of housekeeping. The first night we got it, they did not make the bed or change the sheets, and the second night, the didnt even come. So we didnt get clean towels or more water (which is included in the resort fee).
I feel like they are really updating it, but that takes some time especially with smaller buisnesses. People expect too much, this place is fine!