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
We arrived in New York at the Flatiron hotel to find it was a building site, it has been for months, we booked this trip on 26th June 2019, a treat to watch the jets vs Cowboys, we are big cowboys fans, we came over from England to this mess. We spent the first day trying to find somewhere to stay, got up at 4 in the morning, to contact our travel agent back home, who then struggled to find a hotel for the rest of our stay, with all the sport going on in the city, hotels couldn’t provide all the nights we needed, in the end at 3pm the day after we got into another hotel, we were tired, stressed, worried and dejected at the whole trip, the whole experience for our family totally ruined by this hotel being closed.we are now home trying to get answers to who has not informed people on the closure of this hotel. A total waste of money, time an utter disappointment, to let people travel from around the world to this, A joke and not a funny one at that.
We had booked a special trip for my mother's birthday, prepaid, and when we arrived from EWR, the hotel was boarded up, covered in brown butcher paper, and was defunct. It was a nightmare. It was shocking that TripAdvisor nor the property itself notified us of its closure (or forced closure due to financial or criminal activity). We were completely blind-sighted. To make matters worse, all phone numbers were disconnected or rang into empty air. It was humiliating, and of course, we had booked everything else, two broadway shows, tour at the Guggenheim, lunch at Tavern on the Green, Fig + Olive, dinner at Gallagher's, etc. It was offensive and terrible that TripAdvisor had to go through all of the processes of calling the property and then telling us that they needed to give the business 24 hours to answer. My key question, why is this listing EVEN STILL POSTED for people to try to book into? HELLO? The company is defunct. It is an insult to TripAdvisor's users and data to be so uninformed and non-reactive. They did not make it right as it took seven days for our over $2,000 refund to be returned to our credit card. Did they even offer to comp another hotel or assist us? No. I am disgusted by the fraud of the Flatiron Hotel, which is now being PERPETUATED by TripAvidsor's failure to act. Disgraceful negligence.
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!