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
The description of the Arthouse Hotel said new and renovated. That is accurate. It was very well done, clean and safe. Serafina's is a very nice restaurant and so convenient. The help went out of their way to be helpful. I would definitely return to this hotel on my next visit.
Unpleasant experience. The hotel is super cool but has paper-thin walls, so it was impossible to sleep. Both the street down below and the hotel customers are very loud.hotel receptionist are not helpful.I took the hotel car to go to the airport and it was a scam. The driver could not provide me with a receipt, his credit card reader didn't work, and he had not much change. So I lost $80
Really pleased by this charming hotel. Felt like Europe walking in w lovely Fragrance Staff very nice. Got in early so got room at 2pm which wS spotless. Heat on since weird May weather. Heat excellent for night! Complimentary water for coffee. Quick trip but loved location for my purposes seeing friend upper west and walking thru park to upper east. Will definitely stay there again. Priced right.
We had a fabulous time. The staff was courteous and helpful. We really enjoyed the location. It had wonderful places to eat, shop and a few blocks form Central Park. The lobby area had several areas to sit, have a drink and relax.
Jessie at the hotel front desk was excellent. She was warm, friendly and was very helpful. I also enjoyed the art work. The location was convenient and close to public transport. It was very nice to find to be welcomed with a wine bottle in our room.