The James New York-NoMad
What We Love
- Lounging in the spacious, luxurious lobby, and helping yourself to a pastry or evening snack
- Discovering NoMad, home to bookstores, boutiques, and NYC’s "Silicon Alley"
- Streaming movies to the app-equipped tablet in your residential-style room or suite
What To Know
- James Club amenities include complimentary coffee, tea, and pastries in the lobby between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. every day
- Free WiFi is available
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Few hospitality groups are as synonymous with cosmopolitan style and contemporary luxury as The James Hotels, which all share a slick, fashion-forward aesthetic worthy of their glamorous urban surroundings. You can expect the same of The James New York – NoMad. This high-end hideaway is all about high design, updating the Beaux-Arts former Carlton Hotel with locally inspired details by Thomas Juul-Hansen (of Nougatine by Jean-Georges and all David Yurman outlets nationwide). Expect a reimagined mid-century vibe and plenty of 21st-century touches, from a 24-hour fitness center that will carry Peloton bikes to a custom mobile app by KEYPR on every in-room tablet. Cozy guest rooms make you feel as if you’ve rented a NoMad pied-à-terre, complete with local art on the walls and local treats in the pantry. For buzz-worthy dining, a Scarpetta location and cocktail bar by LDV Hospitality will open in early October. And in case you needed another reason to stick around, and maybe skip the city slicking entirely, complimentary pastries or light bites will be served periodically throughout the day.
In the Area
NoMad is being hailed as Manhattan’s newest neighborhood, but also dates back to the Gilded Age and retains Historic District status. Gape at the gorgeous Beaux-Arts buildings, or see all that’s hip and new right down in namesake Madison Square Park, home to one of the original Shake Shack outposts. Popular restaurants in the area include Pondicheri, Hill Country Barbecue, La Pecora Bianca, and the eateries of Eataly, while there are some stylish boutiques in the area, as well.
How to Get There
Definitely an adequate hotel, but not a premium experience. Both rooms I was in had maintenance issues. The furnishing was fine, generic, and the decor also fine. Construction and sturdiness of furnishings was kind of lacking. I would look elsewhere if you are willing to pay in this price range.
We stayed for 4 nights at the James and it was very enjoyable. Spacious rooms with modern bathrooms which were kept very clean. We took advantage of the morning coffee and evening cheese and wine - nice added touch!
Only down side was the staff were very chatty between themselves whilst we were checking in which did seem quite rude, but otherwise very helpful.
The hotel is stylish and the location is good - very handy for all areas of Manhattan. The service was perfunctory with no personal touches and we had no answer when calling room service to try to get some glasses for the room. Unfortunately, the hotel was hosting a wedding fair in the adjacent room to ours. The organisers started setting up and taking noisy deliveries v early in the morning (around 5.30am) and then had customers traipsing past constantly from 9am onwards. It felt like we were staying in the middle of a shopping mall. I would recommend when booking to check that there won’t be a sale room set up next door to you. The hotel offers coffee in the lobby in the morning (breakfast isn’t included in room price). Overall, an ok stay, but we probably won’t return.