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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


  •  Babysitting
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
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The James Hotels’ chic Midtown outpost, steps from Madison Square Park

The Lowdown

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

The James New York-NoMad
22 East 29 Street
New York, NY 10016 United States


4.0 Very Good 228 Reviews
You need to stay here!
Reviewed 3 days ago

The James Hotel in the Nomad neighbourhood is just excellent. The service from every member of staff is brilliant and the rooms are always cleaned to perfection daily. Our room was the perfect size for my boyfriend and I, not too big or too small with a lovely view of the city buildings. The bathroom was absolutely stunning, covered in marble everywhere, it’s definitely the fanciest hotel we’ve stayed in.

Upon check-in, we had to pay a deposit for the duration we were there, (it was $40 a day so we paid $280 plus tax which resulted in $300) but were told we would get this back in full depending on if we accidentally broke anything or took anything out of the mini bar - which was stocked with delicious goodies by the way! When checking out, we received our deposit back in full because we didn’t do any of the above things.

The hotel has tea/coffee and pastry items in the lobby from certain times in the morning and they also do a wine and cheese evening daily from 5pm to 6pm which I thought was a nice touch from them.

The hotel’s location is just incredible too. When you turn left out of the hotel and walk to the end of the block, you are met with views of the Empire State Building to your right and views of the FlatIron Building to your left. We walked EVERYWHERE during our week in New York because everything we wanted to do was accessible to our hotel and for not a long distance at all. (Please note: this may not be the case depending on what you want to do.)

All in all, my boyfriend and I have decided that we will never stay in any other hotel apart from The James Hotel when visiting NYC again. It was our home from home which is was very lovely to feel.

Great neighborhood
Reviewed 4 days ago

Comfy but small rooms, very friendly staff. Exceptionally clean and not too noisy for a downtown hotel. We ate a delicious lunch for conference at the attached restaurant.
Centrally located in Manhattan near plenty of shopping and restaurants.

noisy bar, understaffed
Reviewed 6 days ago

They put me in a room on the fourth floor and I heard loud music noise. I called the front desk and they took like 15 minutes to pick up my call. They told me music would stop at midnight but it kept on going after midnight. They offered to switch rooms next night and I was too tired to insist on a change that night. I'm a business traveler, had early meetings and flight. There was never more than 1 person at front desk.

Worst Hotel Ever!!!
Reviewed 7 days ago

Worst experience and service ever!!! I got to my hotel late at night with my two young children, to hear my room is unavailable. Tried to relocate us for the night but hotel was 30 blocks away. They did not do anything to help us and wouldn’t even pay for the difference. DO NOT STAY HERE TERRIBLE SERVICE.

Beautiful Hotel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent Labor Day weekend in this wonderful hotel. Everything is so nice, from the linens, soaps, big comfortable room, awesome bathroom, clean and has a very helpful and polite staff. Would definitely stay here again!!