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
If you're looking for a cosy, up-to-date place, well-located (between Chelsea and NoMad), with a VERY comfortable bed, good food and friendly staff - this is the place for you.
I would point to the lack of storage as the one true drawback; the other design quirks mentioned in previous reviews (e.g., in the bathroom) were minor in my mind. The overall feeling was one of comfort and relaxation, which were what I was looking for.
Bottom line - I would warmly recommend the place.
This NoMad hotel has the feel, upon entering, of a hipster cafe, which is what dominates the front part of the busy lobby. The coffee and croissants are excellent. Wood accents and plants make the cozy couch, counter and bar areas nice for working on your laptop or chatting, A basement cafe area next to the kitchen is a less crowded place for hunkering down. In summer, the adjacent outdoor below-grade space would be a pleasant retreat too. The 18th-floor bar, called Good Behaviour, is a great spot; its extensive rooftop patio offers views of the surrounding buildings and streets. Very cool. The room was comfortable and attractive: mattress on a platform was superb, Others have mentioned the absence of storage space: apart from the wall-mounted hangers and racks, there are only two drawers, at floor level, in the bed base, one of which holds the "laptop safe". There are stools, but no chairs, in the room. In the bathroom, the shower opening is fixed, resulting in splashes onto the floor. The carved-stone sink has no plug and no overflow drain, meaning you can't avoid using a lot of water for shaving or other things., The mirror is, weirdly, off to the side, not directly behind the sink. There is almost no counter space. But on balance, I liked the hotel a lot. Service was friendly and attentive. I am a generation older than most of the guests, but It was nevertheless welcoming. I would stay there again.
This is an industrial chic boutique hotel in an area of Manhattan that I cannot determine if it's Chelsea or NoMad. It's a great location for easy access to lots of good restaurants easily walkable from the property. We spent the weekend for my hubby's birthday and he booked it as a Tablet Plus member, which entitles you to an upgraded room and late checkout. The atmosphere/vibe skews toward what I would describe as a millennial/hipster sort of feel, with lots of wood, small furniture and green plants in the public spaces. But even though we are a good deal older than what appears to be the target age group, we were warmly welcomed by the front desk when we arrived and we felt perfectly at home throughout our stay. We mentioned we were there for hubby's birthday and the staff member was kind enough to give us a couple of drink coupons to use in the hotel (we got specialty coffees on Sunday a.m.).
I'm going to go into some detail about some of the good and not-so-good things about our stay here, but if you'd like my bottom line it's that the staff were all friendly and the bed was really luscious, but some of the ways the room was furnished and designed were clumsy and uncomfortable.
Here are some of the good things:
-- The beds were really great, almost narcotic-like!
-- The duvet on the beds was not too hot and stayed encased in the cover.
-- Everything was really clean.
-- The wooden floor in the room was always toasty and comfortable.
-- The staff members were very nice.
-- The restaurant was delicious with attentive service.
-- The location is convenient.
-- Lighting in the room was good.
-- Lots of light blonde wood on the floor/beds/walls was pleasant.
Some of the not-so-good things:
-- While the room's floor was nice and toasty, the stone floor in the bathroom was ice cold (we actually called downstairs to see if maybe some heat was broken, but no).
-- The shower (rain showerhead) stall had a glass wall that only covered half of the shower stall and no matter how careful we were, water spilled out onto that cold floor.
-- The bathroom had one of those stone vessel sinks which was fine, but because it's walls were so high and you had to keep the bar soap on the counter, water dripped everywhere when you washed your hands.
-- The "nightstand" between the two beds was one of those "wooden stump" tables (solid cylinder of cracked wood) and the phone took up most of the table space so it was hard to put a bottle of water and your smartphone on it even. The room was a small NYC hotel room and it's inexplicable to me that they wouldn't have a little table there that had drawers or shelf storage and hang the phone on the wall above the table.
-- The room's phone had the wrong room number labeled on it.
-- At check-in the front desk didn't mention that we had booked through Tablet Plus and didn't mention our late check-out time (we had to call later to confirm this) and also we didn't get an upgrade (which we realize isn't guaranteed).
-- Even though we confirmed our late 2 p.m. checkout the day before, and even though we had a "do not disturb" sign on the door, housekeeping still knocked on our door after noon to see if we were leaving.
-- The TV is covered with two wooden folding panels, but when you open them they stick out, blocking some view of the TV and also protruding enough to have to watch to not hit your head when you walked by.
-- There are no closets or dresser/drawers, just pipes and hangers against the wall. It was fine for us since we were just there for a quick weekend, but if you were here for longer or traveling with a friend this could be really cumbersome.
I feel mixed about whether or not I'd book here again. There are a number of things to like about this property and I can very much appreciate paying attention to a certain aesthetic but it shouldn't get in the way of living comfortably, even in a hotel room, and I would maintain that both the aesthetic and comfort could be achieved simultaneously. I hope they make some changes to accomplish this.
Nice hotel in every way imaginable, cool interior and great location, but alas rude staff in the café, on some occasions. Also beds way too short for people of normal height, this in rooms with two beds.
I love this hotel!! We just returned from our weekend trip to NY. We arrived late because of delays. We booked a balcony room but because we arrived late most rooms were taken, but no worries...we were upgraded to a junior suite with a balcony. PERFECT!!
We travel alot and I have to say this was the nicest and friendliest staff we have ever encountered. The front desk, the bar, housekeeping OUTSTANDING!! I only wish I had taken names. I know Matt's name because I emailed him to confirm my trip and he responded almost immediately. He was just as helpful and friendly in-person.
The common areas were very comfortable and inviting and people were always buzzing around. It's a very social place.
The only thing I didn't like was the rain shower, but that's a personal thing. LOL! Most people like it.
The bed was very comfortable. The room was cozy.
I would definitely not hesitate to recommend this hotel. We would stay again!
Convenient to everything. One block from the subway.
My compliments to management!!
Thank you for making our stay even better!!