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
The Nomad is one of our favourite hotels in all the world. The NoMad (north of Madison) location is really handy for all things Manhattan, making it walkable to many places and attractions. But it's what's inside that really counts here, in my opinion. The room we stayed in was gorgeous, with a freestanding bath and amazing bed, and beautiful styling. The bar and restaurant are wonderful. We had such an amazing dinner here, but it was EXPENSIVE! Be warned. For a special treat, we found this place to be very romantic, cosy, chic and fun. Especially gorgeous in the winter, I'd say. We stayed just before Christmas and the atmosphere was so festive and welcoming.
We found ourselves unexpectedly in New York for an extra night, and so walked into The NoMad off the street with no booking.
I was already very familiar with the hotel and had high expectations. Regina from the guest experience team was delightful and very helpful in terms of finding the right room for us.
The hotel's bar is very cool. As is the library. The roast chicken on the restaurant menu is famous, and deservedly so.
Will definitely be back.
I enjoyed the dim and lounge atmosphere of this boutique hotel. The room rates were affordable and the location was convenient for my business meetings. The room was welcoming and clean. The bathroom was spacious and clean as well. I am glad I came across this hotel. I will stay here again.