What We Love
- Cushy Leesa Sapira mattresses in all rooms
- Live music at Good Behavior, the hotel’s rooftop tiki bar
- Plenty of interconnecting rooms mean the hotel is tailored for group travel
- Chocolate mousse at Ferris, chef Greg Proechel’s New American joint
What To Know
- The 17th-floor master suite features a 40-foot balcony with sliding doors
- There’s no gym on site
- Parking is available, for a fee
- Guest rooms don’t have refrigerators or irons
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Earthy NoMad jewel combining trendy touchstones (imaginative design, a formidable dining scene) with an exceptionally attentive staff
High-design meets superlative service at developer Sam Gelin’s inaugural hospitality venture, inspired by rustic design details from his favorite Los Angeles haunt, Gjelina. It’s why the NoMad hotel feels like a bohemian sliver of California, plopped into the Big Apple’s intense core. Social spaces abound, from a capacious lobby and an alfresco landscaped terrace (restricted to hotel guests only) to a communal coffee shop, where the long oak table, courtesy of LA-based design firm, Studio MAI, whisks you away from midtown Manhattan. Rooms are charming nests where natural elements, like bronze shelving, hand-painted Japanese tiles, wooden bed frames, and carved stone sinks, set a decidedly crafty tone. Gelin tapped Death and Company alum, Natasha David, to captain the property’s tightly-curated bar program, which include a matter-of-factly christened Lobby Bar, offering a sizable selection of beers on tap, and Good Behavior, a rooftop tiki lounge. And though there are 18 spacious stories to this experience-driven urban escape, it’s the semi-circled crown, adorned with east-facing glass—read: Empire State Building views—that is undoubtedly its most sought-after.
In the Area
“North of Madison Square Park,” as this emerging area is known (NoMad for short), was once nothing but a sea of suits and wholesale shops—and before that, a notorious red light district. But thanks to a recent crop of sleek new bars and boutiques, the city’s creative set is moving in. A cavalcade of brave new restaurateurs are transforming this one shabby micro-hood into what is arguably Manhattan’s culinary epicenter, which now includes a slew of reservations-only spots such as John Dory, an old-school oyster bar; Marta, a modish take on a Roman pizza joint; and one of the world’s most influential restaurants, Eleven Madison Park.
How to Get There
I took a long time to decide if I should stay in MADE due to the room size. I’m a family of 3 (including a teenage son) and have real concerns if the 2-doubles room can fit us. And the answer is YES! I could even put all our luggages in the room! Yes, you need some organisation skills in using the poles, hangers, luggage stands etc; but it is really not difficult. Plus we were out touring NY most of the time, so the limited size of the room wasn’t a problem.
While we were in the room, everything was amazing. The room looked exactly like the pix you see in the website (hence gorgeous) but what’s more important were the beds and the water temp/pressure. Beds are so so so comfy, with pillows of the right firmness. And the water pressure is strong and steady, with water temperature that stays throughout one’s shower. Bathroom is spacious, with proper space to put all my toiletries. And the partial shade is sufficient to block off most of the water sprays from the showers so floor remain dry.
And to top it all are the staff. Not only are they genuinely friendly, they don’t talk too much, and they are VERY knowledgeable. I came down late night to ask details about my hotel charge, credit card sms message etc, and Alex (the gentleman manning the reception) could answer every single question with clarity. I have never had such clear and concise explanation by any hotel staff before. He demonstrated to me that he is part of the hotel, and not just a staff. This completes my experience at this hotel, and I would recommend everyone to just stay here.
Thank you, MADE Hotel, for starting my NY hols in such a positive note!
I live in the neighborhood and love coming here for a variety of reasons: Never too crowded, great ambiance, great coffee and one of the best breakfasts in town. Michelle who works in the back lobby bar is the ultimate host. She always remembers myself and my girlfriend and redefines the level of service we're always searching for but rarely find
these days. Get the avocado toast, Made breakfast and sweet potato pancakes. They bake their bread on premise, which is incredibly delicious.
I've been at the Made Hotel with my parents who discovered New York for the first time. The hotel is ideally situated in Manhattan nearby a metro station and less than 10 minutes walking to the Flatiron building, the Empire State building etc. The rooms are bigger than the average NY hotel rooms. The service was great: everyone always wanting to help and smiling. We had a great experience with Michelle who was always in a good mood and has the sense of welcoming everyone. For the one interested, there is also a fabulous rooftop and a nice small back terrasse. A really nice and modern place to enjoy your trip in New York !
You should stay here because they treat you like family. I've never experienced a more friendly and welcoming hotel staff. I've stayed twice for a week for work now and at moment the staff has done everything possible to make me comfortable despite the fact that various allergies and an odd schedule that doesn't always make it easy! Special mention for Michelle who makes breakfast something to look forward to.
AMAZING food explosion of flavours the chef can be seen preparing your dish that will just blow you away.
Only 40 seating so it's very limited but the food is just out of this world no mather what you order!