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
Clean and comfortable room, friendly and helpful staff, pleasant lobby bar and lounge. Style is hip and modern. We were upgraded to a larger room when we checked in which was very nice. There is a good restaurant adjacent to the hotel and many others in the neighborhood.
Fabulous location near Central Park and close to LeVain and Daily provisions for foodie eats and treats. My daughter and I and are 2 fur babies enjoyed true hospitality at Arthouse and that is why we’ll be back.
I love the Upper West Side in the 70's. I booked the Arthouse, as my go-to staple on my frequent visits, the Beacon, was sold out. The Arthouse is good, but not quite as good. Staff are very helpful and accommodating. Valet parking went well. The room was small even for New York. Perhaps had I gotten a Queen or two Doubles instead of a King, I would have had more room. So while there was a desk chair, there was no room for an easy chair in what's supposed to be a Superior room, and it was difficult to maneuver around the room. There's a safe, but it's located down at the floor level next to the bed, so you have to bend down on hands and knees to operate it. There was a closet, so why not put it there where you could reach it? No recycling bin in the room for plastic or paper. No toilet paper dispenser, just a roll on a hook or knob. No grab bar in the shower. The bathroom did have lots of room for toiletries and stuff. Lighting in the room was very good. The lobby is spacious with lots of sitting areas and a bar. The hotel slaps on a resort fee of $39 a day that they call an "Urban Fee," that includes simple things like water and internet access. I mean, come on! Note: I had the address on Broadway and was driving around looking for the entrance, but they don't tell you the entrance and valet parking are actually on 77th Street, not Broadway.