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
This is a nice boutique hotel which has created a gentrified neighborhood around it. Well located for shopping and the macha lattes at chacha macha and bagels at blackseed get a big thumbs up! I liked the hotel although it is fairly dark. The rooms are interesting and the toilet is separate from the sink and shower. Service was not too invasive and attentive although their attempt at a cappucino was not particularly impressive. However, they did try to redeem themselves and their hotel experience team were topnotch..I would go back despite the coffee!
Flawless. Could not fault a single thing. I even got one of those unforgettable Will Guidara experiences, feeling so lucky to have had this opportunity. I went on a ride plus some. Absolute magic, absolute joy. Thanks Will and your amazing team!
This has to be one of my favorite hotels ever. I travel often for work and I have to say I enjoy everything about this property- the ambiance, service, size of the rooms, and the bar !! I highly recommend staying here.
What a gem this boutique hotel is. Soft, moody lighting, antiques galore, and tons of glam charm thrown in. The staff are friendly and offer top notch service. The rooms are a perfect mix of luxury and comfort. We flew in for a 3 day getaway and left feeling rested and relaxed.
Four people who have eaten in many high-end restaurants visited Nomad and all four of us liked the experience. Nothing disappointed us.
My wife and I liked the duck.
The restaurant does have a challenging geography that makes it difficult to find one's way back to one's table.