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
Stayed with my daughter for 8 nights. Comfortable, clean and compact. I found the room a little noisy as I was able to hear neighboring doors shut during the course of the night which woke me. Easy check in & check out with friendly staff. Near subway and eateries. Staff happy to help out in any way they can. Will
provide bar fridge if requested as we learnt on our last day!!! Great coffee downstairs. Great quality toiletry products. The only downfalls I had was that there was no free bottled water in the room for guests or
coffee/tea facilities in the room but I also didn’t request if this could be provided.
One of our best hotel stays. The staff were so welcoming, accommodating and informative. Great hospitality, amenities, essentials and service. Wonderful views and use of space. Highly recommend. We will be back!
Nice boutique hotel experience through the 1st 2019 NYC heatwave. Comfortable and clean rooms, decorated with taste, great dining at Ferris downstairs, cosy/posh reception and bar, and great rooftop. Staff with great attitude and dedication. Close to underground. Perfect place for couple of days in NYC