NYLO New York City
What We Love
- Custom mattresses with Simmons Beautyrest pillow-tops get rave reviews from guests
- The library, with its exposed brick walls, comfy sofas, and communal table, is a pleasant spot for catching up on emails
- Some deluxe rooms on the upper floors have private balconies with views of Central Park or the Hudson River
- There are original pieces from New York artists throughout the hotel
What To Know
- No minibars in the rooms, although there are Keurig coffeemakers with Wolfgang Puck coffee
- The Serafina restaurant is, like the hotel, part of a chain, but they do a good breakfast (not included in the price)
- Street noise can reach the rooms
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
The first New York location from Dallas-based NYLO, this hotel is part of a chain but it has an appealing, boutique feel. The public areas blend into one another, the old-fashioned library and the 1920s-style LOCL bar sharing space with the piano lounge (where occasional jazz sessions make use of the bright red grand piano). The rooms have greyscale wood floors and a Scandi-chic look that’s heavy on the blond wood and minimalist design, although the beds, which rest on giant wooden wheels, are a playful touch. A branch of West Village hotspot Red Farm is on the ground floor, with an enticing bistro-style menu of modern Chinese fusion items like pastrami-stuffed eggrolls and bacon-and-egg fried rice. While the style draws a youthful clientele, the hotel is close to so many kid-friendly sights that it makes a good place for families to stay.
In the Area
On the Upper West Side, three blocks from food emporium Zabar’s and two from Central Park, the location of NYLO practically demands that you go on a picnic. (Fairway and Citarella, two other gourmet food havens, are also nearby). Museums are handily close: a five minute’s walk will get you to the massive American Museum of Natural History, with its iconic 94-foot-long model of a blue whale, as well as the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, featuring five floors of interactive exhibits that’s a must-visit for families. A couple of blocks to the west is Riverside Drive, perfect for afternoon strolls by the 79th Street Boat Basin marina. The neighborhood has a quiet, residential feel in the evenings, but your ticket to the action—the 79th St. subway stop–is just two blocks away.
How to Get There
If you're looking for a nice hotel near the subway, in a clean/safe neighborhood, the Arthouse Hotel is THE place to go. I was there for a week and from the moment my Uber dropped me off at the curb, the service was superb. Wynona at the front desk is so kind and accommodating. The entire staff from the bellmen, front desk, hospitality staff were excellent. I will definitely stay here in the future when visiting New York. The hotel is also located near a lot of great restaurants and minutes from the subway. It's 2 blocks(ish) away from Central Park as well.
We spend a week in New York and stayed at the Arthouse hotel.
The room was small but clean, the beds comfortable. Was missing a proper place to sit.
Some noise could be heard from the next door bedroom.
Staff was friendly.
Near the metro station and only a couple blocks from Central park.
Would definitely consider it again for our next trip in New York.
Very clean, friendly staff, and cute enough of a hotel...all at a reasonable price and in a pretty good location. If for some reason you need to do things on the UWS, this is a great choice. And even if you're just a tourist looking to see the entire city, the location is still great as it's right next to the 1, very near Central and Riverside Parks, lots of cafes, etc.