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
I called ahead to the hotel to see if I could meet a friend in the Library Bar lounge at 3 PM. They told me to come on ahead. When I arrived, the hostess indicated that the bar was reserved for guests after 3 PM, and took no ownership of the feedback I'd received when I'd called ahead.
I took a week long "me"cation to NYC and had a hard time deciding what hotel to stay at. I chose The NoMad Hotel for 5 reasons: The in room clawfoot tub (since it was just me, I loved the clawfoot tub in the room!), the restaurants (both by the same chef for Eleven Madison Park), the bars, the Magician at the Nomad, and the convenience (R, W, Q, N subway access is literally on steps from the hotel's entrance). The hotel totally delivered on everything I was looking for! The room was beautifully decorated, had a clawfoot tub and I had a marvelous view of the Empire State Building. The restaurants were delicious (I ended up eating dinner there almost every night, everything I ordered was delicious). The bars... the bars! Well, first off, being able to have access to The Library late at night was delightful and every single drink I ordered was a wonderful surprise. The flavors where delectable, I tried a different drink every night and enjoyed every single one (The Dark Horse and The Pimm Cup where my favorites, though the En Maison was phenomenal as well). The Magician was just unbelievable! The show was incredible, I am still scratching my head on how he did what he did. Amazing. And the convenience, not only is it super centrally located, it was steps away from the subway. The staff was great, the concierge was wonderful (Thank you Veronica for all your help!), I will definitely return to this Hotel for my next NYC visit.
We were booked to stay at the Peninsula, but due to unforseen circumstances we had to change our travel plans at the last minute and the pensinsula was not available..
We booked what we thought was the next best thing.
Our experience couldn't have been further from what we had in mind.
For a so-called 5* hotel that charges extortionate prices there are more than a few issues.
The check in experience was wonderful but this is the only real silver lining of an extremely cloudy stay.
Yes the decor is nice and the library bar and restaurants are lovely, they have great ambience and make for a well spent afternoon and evening.
The housekeeping of the room was an abomination - used glassware was not removed, robes were not replaced when obviously dirty, glassware was not replaced - most days of our stay we had no glassware in our room! Turndown service? What turndown? Slippers were not placed at the side of the bed, blinds and curtains were not drawn.
We called for a late checkout to be told be operator 1 that we would have to pay half a day charge to stay until 2pm but that she was not authorised to advise on the availability and that we should call back the next day. Upon calling back the next day operator 2 advised us that they would charge a full day for anything beyond 1pm.
What a farce. What is your policy? It would be great if people on the front desk were educated in order to be able to perform the basic requirements of customer service.
There were no sanitary items available in the room - this meant that i was unable to dispose of items in an appropriate way.
We would not stay here again and we would certainly not recommend it to anyone coming to NYC.
a HUGE disappointment.
The Nomad is my absolute favorite hotel in NYC and completely worth the price. The rooms are an unique and have a ton of character. Everything is perfection in terms of linens, design and toiletries. The hardwood floors in every room are beautiful and well kept. The hotel has a very European feel and also has amazing food in the Library and the restaurant. The team at the Nomad ensures they know their guests and celebrate occasions with guests through delightful surprises and extra care.
A friend of mine recommended this hotel because it had a great bar. He actually lied. The hotel has three great bars. This bar is a happening spot in NYC and can get quite packed. However, as a guest of the hotel, you can have access to the Library bar which is roomy and is right next to the other two hotel bars. And it's not crowded. That alone is something worth staying for.
This hotel is truly a gem. It's in the NoMad/Flatiron area which is very underrated. It is close to many good restaurants and bars. The hotel restaurant is absolutely fantastic--I would eat there again in a heartbeat. The rooms are smallish--I upgraded to a larger room--but most NYC hotels seem to have smaller rooms--more like in Europe.
The staff was great. Melissa the concierge gave us great restaurant recommendations our entire stay. I literally have no complaints. Even the workout room was better than I expected for a boutique hotel. This hotel has a great ambiance, bars, restaurant, and staff. My wife and I loved it.