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
- 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
Just stayed at The St. James for the second and last time. This time I was charged an outrageous $35 facility fee every day for having booked with American Express which they say is really Expedia.. The hotel has no facilities worth this much. Maybe it has an exercise room but I never used it. Amex bookings always gives me an upgrade but the St. James this time penalized me for it instead.
They do have very nice Italian bed sheets. Lots of pets staying in those rooms though.
Was there on a 2-day business trip. The hotel itself is very conveniently located close to Madison Ave with great restaurants and buzz around it.
The hotel lobby seemed congested and was always crowded with lots of people gathering around ! It seemed chaotic in the lobby. The stairs and elevator were cramped but I can imagine these in a busy city like NY! The room seemed to be in a good condition but another problem with this hotel was constant construction going on right on the street below which disturbs our sleep ! Any light sleeper will have a problem sleeping here.
The few times, I had an interaction with the staff at reception, my experience wasnt that great ! Couldnt even see them smile and greet. They seemed to be very slow and indulged in their own thoughts.
Btw, please be careful to check your invoice after you check out. I was charged for an item in the room that I did not take.
Overall, not the experience I expected from a hotel that costed over $300 per night. Would rather stay at another hotel next time !
Nice hotel at a convenient location for the price we received through Magellan. There was a bit of outside noise in the morning (garbage trucks?), so a noise cancelling machine would help. The beds were very comfortable and the complimentary wine and cheese happy hour from 5-6 were a nice perk as well.
Booked into The James for 4 nights at the end of November. We were very happy with our room. Two queen beds in a large room for New York with a nicely appointed bathroom. Tea or coffee together with fruit were available in the morning and in the afternoon/evening wine, cheese, fruit and crackers were supplied in the lounge area of the hotel. The location was also a great base to start all our journeys around New York. We were very happy with our stay.
We stayed here over thanksgiving and were delighted with our stay. A king-sized room was generous for New York proportions and it was nicely presented, too- as was the rest Of the hotel. We found it a little strange that being a newer hotel it didn't have tv room control over the heating and lights but we figured it out in the end.
The wine and cheese in the evening is a nice touch; we were there close to the finish on one day and most things were gone but sure if we'd been earlier there'd be plenty.
Staff were very pleasant throughout our stay- even during the 4am fire alarm!
Given the excellent location and the standard of the hotel, we'd definitely stay here again. Thanks!