The NoMad Hotel
What We Love
- The hotel's Michelin-starred restaurant is one of the best (and sexiest) in the city
- Bathrooms have exclusive Argan amenities by Côté Bastide
- A huge fitness center with state-of-the-art machines
- French label Maison Kitsuné mixes its well-cut Parisian-inspired basics with albums from its music label and a careful edit of other brands in the onsite boutique
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Most Atelier Rooms have freestanding clawfoot tubs
- Outdoor rooftop space is only available for private events
- Reservations are highly recommended for the hotel's restaurant
- The building is gorgeous but historic (read: You might hear hall noise and the occasional squeaky pipe)
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Even the most jaded New Yorkers couldn’t help but gush over the French-inspired Jacques Garcia interiors, historic Beaux-Arts façade, and hip bar and restaurant when this luxe property opened in 2012. The sexy, low-lit interiors have a hushed Old World glamour, with Merlot velvet drapes, tassled sconces, and ornate marble fireplaces. Garcia drew inspiration from his childhood flat in Paris when designing the 168 apartment-like guest rooms—think reclaimed maple floors, antique Heriz rugs, and wall hangings (black-and-white French photographs; record sleeves) found in vintage shops. A multitude of A-listers have flocked to the popular restaurant downstairs—a lush space inspired by European garden restaurants and headed by a Michelin-starred chef serving inventive French cuisine like whole roasted chicken with foie gras, black truffle, and brioche. Behind the restaurant is the 24-foot mahogany bar where mixologists hold court with such drinks as the Mother’s Little Helper, a concoction of gin, sherry, dry vermouth, triple sec, elderflower liqueur, and bitters best sipped slowly in the adjoining two-story Library. In 2014, the hotel added The Nomad Bar, a sexy bi-level space serving up classic cocktails, haute bar fare (think truffle and foie gras chicken pot pie), and reserve cocktails made with high-end spirits.
In the Area
Most tourists know the hotel’s neighborhood because of Herald Square and Macy’s, and real estate brokers have christened the hip ‘hood NoMad (north of Madison), but locals know it as Koreatown. Grab some joo mool reok at Madangsui, and then kick out some karaoke tunes by renting a private room at Gagopa. Or make like a local and grab a burger and a shake at the legendary Danny Meyer joint Shake Shack, three blocks south of the hotel in Madison Square Park. Just off the park is Mario Batali’s 42,500-square-foot temple to Italian fare, Eataly, perfect for grazing and picnic provisions. Free to the public, FIT’s Museum of Fashion is a great secret in the area, with design and textile history exhibits. For a late-night tipple in the ‘hood, trust us and head to Play at the Museum of Sex. The surprisingly upscale drinking den has killer (if innuendo laden) cocktails and a well-priced small-plate menu. For more NoMad inspiration, read about designer Todd Snyder’s Perfect Day in the neighborhood.
How to Get There
We spent a few days at the NoMad in New York recently and it's probably been one of our best hotel stays in New York over the years. A great hotel with good service, the rooms were fantastic. We stayed in the One Bedroom Suite which provided plenty of space for us to enjoy our work trip comfortably. The interiors are exquisite and well-maintained and the bathroom was also excellent.
General hotel facilities were also excellent.
This is for the most part a very nice hotel. The rooms are huge for NYC and if you are good with the whole place looking like a fancy haunted house, then you will be fine with the decor. Service was almost uniformly good, polite and kind. My issue was at checkout. It was POURING rain and I had no umbrella and needed to leave the hotel to get to my waiting car service across the street. Why not provide the doorman with umbrellas so they can escort you to the car? Instead, the doorman told me to ask at the front desk (which I already thought was rude) and then the front desk very rudely told me they were out of umbrellas and to go get the one that was in my room. This doesn't help me once I've checked out and have no way of getting back into my room, and when my car is already waiting across the street. Just rude and inconsiderate all around--as the doorman sat inside the hotel and watched me get absolutely drenched with all my luggage. Kind of spoiled the entire stay to be honest. I would expect this treatment at a Holiday Inn but not when I'm spending upwards of 500 a night.
The hotel room was clean. The room was small but reflected the historic nature of the building. The service was excellent. The restaurant/bar/library bar was very well done in terms of decor. The food was excellent and service fantastic.