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
It’s hip, busy and nicely located - the bars are very popular so expect the crowds. The rooms are steam punk chic and a decent size - the view from mine was great - didn’t go to the magic show as was booked - seems that’s the “norm”.
The NoMad hotel is a classy, beautiful hotel that still somehow manages to feel cozy and comfortable. We had a great experience here from the minute we walked in and were greeted by the doorman who took our bags and led us to the reception area. The check in process was smooth and the receptionist was very nice and did a good job explaining the hotels amenities and asking us if we would like to reserve a meal at their restaurant or bar. She encouraged us to make a reservation at the NoMad's guests only Library bar which we are glad we took her up on. It's an absolutely lovely space adjacent to the main elephant bar and we really enjoyed the attention and service we got there (another great perk of being a guest and staying at the hotel). Our room was on the 12th floor and was immaculately clean and beautifully appointed. I was thrilled that they had a claw foot tub and separate shower and bathroom area (European style). The room was on the smaller side but that is to be expected for New York. We had a great view of the Empire State Building and it was surprisingly quiet for being on such a busy street/area of New York. The hotel is surrounded by lots of wonderful restaurants and great shops. The only downside is that we had trouble the morning we were checking out (Monday morning) on finding someone to help us call a taxi. There was no doorman to be found so we finally resorted to calling a Lyft. But, other than that, the service was wonderful and the hotel is really beautiful and enjoyable to stay at.
I loved the vibe of this hotel and the room was just beautiful. Ask for a high floor interior room for peace and quiet. Good price. Comfy bed, nice restaurant, great bar, the dark wood gives a cozy feel. Perfect for winter. Good location. I could walk to everywhere I was going in/around Union Square. Definitely my new go-to hotel.
Stayed here for the first time on a business trip in and Atelier King Room. If you didn’t know the hotel was there you could walk right by. Very understated. Check-in was a breeze, front desk was very nice. The hallways and lobby are very dark. Almost feels like a secret or something. If you like that atmosphere you will love this hotel.
The room was interesting, had a bathtub with no coverage whatsoever, a walk-in shower, and a separate water closet. The bed was SUPER comfortable and I slept plenty a rock. Room was quiet and comfortable. The breakfast was also very tasty. It was very good and fresh. Would definitely stay again.
Lovely stay here on business. Service at the bar was excellent. Breakfast and dinner also excellent. Truly. But the room itself - only okay. It was really dark - having to turn on lamps that only lit corners of the room. And the shower design was really weird - the shower head faced the shower door, so when you go to turn it on, there’s no way to avoid the water! I think I just prefer nice, bright hotels so if you are okay with dark and trendy, this would suit you just fine - like when you walk into the lobby from outside it felt like I had put sunglasses on and had to stand still for a minute so my eyes could adjust...