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
For the amount you pay and the size of the the king room just way too small. I think I bumped into myself twice while in the room. Location not too bad but way over priced. Next year we will be looking for a different hotel.
Conveniently located near the family we visit, and very pleasant ambience. Caveat: they charge a $35 "urban fee" - for "water and wifi" - just another hidden cost to figure into the bottom line room charge.
The best in the upper west side. Cozy warm and so friendly. Rooms are always fresh clean and well equipped. Beds are beyond sleep worthy. Get a room with a balcony and the stay is complete. Orlando the doorman runs to Amsterdam to get you a taxi- BEST
Everyone you come into contact with is wanting to help!
We stayed in this hotel for 4 nights and had a great time. The room was spacious and comfy, and a good coffee machine too.
The staff were nice, although we didn’t receive the warmest service which could maybe be an area to improve to be even better and higher quality.
The only downside for us was the ‘resort tax’ which was added on at the end, at $35 a night it is a lot extra than you expect, when you’re already paying a fair amount. It should be included in the nightly price.
Overall a good stay though, in a great location 30 mins walk from Times Square or 10 mins on the subway.
This is a Upper Westside in a perfect location with a wonderful caring staff. For example upon checking I meet Vivek at the front desk who was able to accommodate my wife and I with a beautiful room with an excellent view of Broadway. This is my favorite hotel when I stay in New York.