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
- 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
My wife and I were married here in the summer on the rooftop and it was sensational. The staff could not have been more helpful. They took good care of the bride prior to making her entrance and the restaurant downstairs after is second to none. Had no idea it was top 3 in NYC at the time.
What a great hotel it is.
Location - amazing. Walking distance from all the midtown attractions and all Broadway theaters. fifth and Broadway.
The rooms are splendid. We took an upgraded room and it was fantastic.
The bars are very good.
The stuff was amazing.
The only drawback is the price. Expensive, even in NYC terms.
The reception at the entrance was good. People at the reception desk were not as good. Almost got late for our flight back home coz of checkout issues.
But generally the hotel is beautiful and the area around it is good as well
I’ve stayed at the Nomad Hotel several times before and when I planned to be in NYC over Labor Day Weekend, I briefly considered looking for deals at other hotels. I’m so glad I didn’t. I booked my stay at The Nomad because, frankly, I love it there! From the moment we walked through the door, we were treated very special. We were given such a lovely room (#417) with a long L-shaped hallway and a spacious sunken room at the end with beautiful beamed ceiling. And a gracious welcoming note and gift from the general manager - chilled champagne on ice- thanking us for staying with them for a milestone # of times. They really do things right here!
Enjoyed wonderful cocktails in the Library and brunch in the Nomad Restaurant (chicken sandwich is to die for!!). Hotel is convenient to Penn Station and subway too.
With their attention to detail and such nice treatment, I’m going to continue to be a loyal customer for life!
The housekeeping was terrible. For 6 nights stay the room was vacuum-cleaned only once. The bed sheets were teared and even after replacement. We've booked a larger room called "Saloon" and were hoping to have some view. Unfortunately, we had to face the wall of the next building on 3 meters from our windows. The feeling is like in prison. I do definitely not recommend this hotel. Please see the pictures.