What We Love
- Free happy hour with wine and cheese Monday through Saturday
- Chef Marcel Agnez prepares French Cuisine with American nuances at Cantine Parisienne
- Skateboards and cruiser bikes on loan for zipping around the nabe
- The hotel’s nine floors make it one of the tallest buildings in the area
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What To Know
- Rooms are on the small side, at 235 square feet, and some have partially frosted windows
- Pets are permitted for an extra $100 per stay, which includes a basket of toys and treats
- Take advantage of branded yoga mats and free passes to 24-Hour Fitness, down the street
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Designed by NYC-based architects Matthew Grzywinski and Amador Pons, the Nolitan Hotel opened its glass doors to Lower Manhattan in November 2011. Expect a high-design look, with stainless steel light fixtures and Midcentury Modern furnishings in the lobby and 57 guestrooms. Encased in a Tetris-like pattern of concrete and glass, the industrial exterior is reflected in interior details as well, with exposed wood and concrete columns.
Bed and Bath
While the decor has a modern, industrial feel, the guestrooms are airy, with panoramic windows, small balconies and open-plan bathrooms. Pillowtop mattresses and 300-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets up the comfort factor, along with cozy bathrobes, Red Flower toiletries and bedside slippers. Bathrooms have a European vibe — many have a separate WC — and if the cheeky peekaboo shower isn’t your thing, draw the curtain for some privacy.
Borrow one of the hotel’s loaner skateboards or cruiser bikes for expedited exploration, and at the end of the day reward yourself with an order of steak frites or wild mushroom risotto and a Georgette Fizz (Brugal Extra Dry rum and Tequila Cabeza infused with cane syrup and fresh lime juice) at chef Marcel Angez’s Cantine Parisienne, the new French-American restaurant on-site. In the warmer months take your continental breakfast onto the 2,400-square-foot roof deck and enjoy the 360-degree city views — a rarity in low-lying Nolita.
In the Area
Nolita is known for its boutique shopping and European clientele (unsurprising, as it stands for “North of Little Italy”), and there’s plenty to do in the nabe’s petite four-by-four-block area. Shop fixie bikes at Bicycle Habitat, sunglasses at In God We Trust, and books at McNally Jackson. When hunger strikes, sample the casual French fare at Café Gitane (the avocado toast is a must) or upscale Italian at Michael White’s Osteria Morini. If you’re craving Mexican, La Esquina is your best bet for hibiscus rose margaritas and elotes callejeros (grilled Mexican street corn), or head to Tacombi at Fonda Nolita for authentic tacos served straight from a food truck located inside an airy warehouse space. From there, head to Randolph Beer, a one-year-old venue that serves 36 craft drafts in a woodsy, candlelit setting. Continue the revelry around the corner at hipster speakeasy the Mulberry Project or kitschy dancing den Tropical 128.
How to Get There
Excellent Hotel! The rooms are very comfortable, super clean and modern European style. Something that I loved is customer service, hard to find in NYC. The breakfast is very convenient. Near to subway, restaurants; everything near by. It was our first time staying and we will definitely love to stay again. Highly recommended 🙂
Beautiful room/ great design. Was not sure what to expect but were very pleased with our stay. Staff were friendly and helpful. I was a bit concerned over the noise since it is in the middle of downtown, but had no issues sleeping. No complaints whatsoever.
The Nolitan is a really nice hotel, great-looking design on the outside with a gorgeous lobby space. The staff is fantastic, super friendly and very helpful. The rooms themselves are nicely designed as well, they have an industrial chic feel to them. I do have to say the rooms are very nicely equipped with slippers, bath robes, an umbrella for rainy New York days. These are all things that someone traveling would always appreciate and the Nolitan has thought ahead for its guests so well. The bed I had was comfortable and the different pillows were also nice for those who prefer softer/firmer while sleeping. There's also a nice breakfast spread in the morning with coffee and things like muffins and other baked goods. If you're hungry in the evening there's a restaurant downstairs called the Usual, the food there is great as well. If it's not too cold out I would also recommend going to the rooftop for an awesome view of the neighborhood.
The hotel is in the center of Soho and little Italy and it’s surrounded by tons of great places to see. The hotel restaurant has awesome food and drinks too!
The service was great. Rooms were clean and bed very comfortable.
Although I only stayed with my wife for one night, it was really a very good place. When we entered the lobby, we saw a friendly smile at the front desk (9pm). Although our English is not very good, they still Very patient to help us stay at the hotel, also told us that there is wine next door to enjoy, then we went to the room, which is really clean, hygienic and quiet, the bed is comfortable, fully equipped, there are drinks, drinks in the refrigerator, snacks for bedside tables ...
Woke up the next day, there was also a nutritious breakfast in the lobby. After that, we also took some souvenirs. This experience is great. I will definitely come here next time I stay at the hotel!😊