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
A lovely little boutique hotel. The staff are lovely, Desiree and Daniel standout in my mind, but absolutely everyone was lovely.
The complimentary gym access was a real win. The gym you get access too, GymNYC on (the famous) Mulberry Street, was excellent, and never too busy to use and enjoy.
I can’t recommend The Nolitan Hotel enough. I would definitely stay there again.
I stayed at The Nolitan for the past week - we were doing a pop-up shop on Elizabeth, so I had three cars full of inventory and furniture when I arrived. The staff at the front desk was so helpful - they stored everything for me for the night and helped unload and load our cars.
We were there for the entire week, plus had an additional room for the weekend and it was great. Everyone was so nice and accommodating, plus supportive and friendly of our busy week!
Loved the free wine from 6-7!
Short trip, best accommodation. Directly in one of the best areas Of NY, Great rooms, Good Breakfast, super roof top.
We stayed for 5 night, walkable distance from Broadway av.
Near you find all, shops, restaurants.
Running on Williamsburg bridge 7 am... PRICELESS!
The location is great for travelers who have been to NYC before or for those who prefer a trendier neighbourhood... There are lots of good restaurants, bistros and bars at walking distance, and the area is very "cool".
My room was small and I didn't have a great view (5th floor), but it didn't get noisy at night, which is not that common for NYC.
They have a happy hour for guests from 6 to 7pm and a simple breakfast at the lobby. There's a rooftop with a very nice view, both at night and in the morning, which is great for relaxing for a bit.
The bar staff was very nice and friendly! The staff at the check in was not as nice, actually kind of rude, but I didn't really mind.
Great location, one block from the subway. Staff was friendly, room was small [not tiny for NYC standards] but efficient and clean. Our request to be placed away from the elevator was honored. Housekeeping was good. Aveda products in the room, slippers and robes.
The only downside was the noise from the street. We were on the fifth floor and was extremely noisy. It is NYC, of course, but the hotel does not have special windows [tripled-paned or soundproof] or noise-reducing curtains like other hotels in big city.