The Paul, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
What We Love
- Rooftop offers unparalleled views of Empire State Building
- Bathrooms are outfitted with rainfall showers and paraben-free Pharmacopia bath products
- Within walking distance of top NYC attractions, including Madison Square Garden, the Flatiron Building and Union Square
What To Know
- Free WiFi, daily newspaper and coffee
- No gym, but you have free access to a nearby Blink Fitness facility
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Located in the heart of New York’s vibrant NoMad neighborhood, The Paul boasts top-notch service and design hotel touches. Comfort is a priority at The Paul, which offers thoughtfully designed guestrooms (yes, there is such a thing as a spacious New York bathroom) and roomy common areas perfect for socializing. You’ll find an eclectic mix of artwork throughout the hotel, including urban landscape paintings by James Zwadlo in guest rooms and London-based artist Brendan Dawes’s cinema-redux art in the elevators. The 122 residentially styled guest rooms are on the small side, but they never feel too tight thanks to smart design and multi-pane windows that showcase (in some) dead-on views of the Empire State Building and the Freedom Tower. The spacious, well-lit bathrooms are outfitted with rainfall showers and paraben-free Pharmacopia bath products. Stop by the sleek industrial-chic La Mesa de Paul restaurant for Mexican-fusion bites and hand-crafted cocktails, then swing by the top of the 21-story building to take advantage of the sweeping city views.
In the Area
Get your fashion fix at the original Macy’s, at the other big name retailers in Herald Square, or at the NoMad outpost of hip kid boutique Opening Ceremony. After scoring some fab fashion finds, make a beeline for Mario Batali’s sprawling Italian food mecca, Eataly, where you’ll nosh on cured meats, cheeses, honey-glazed focaccia and housemade gnocchi, or sample some brews at the rooftop beer garden. Burn off those carbs by heading to the Fashion Institute of Technology’s free Museum of Fashion, which houses more than 50,000 garments and accessories, from the 18th century to the present.
How to Get There
Staff attitude was something to behold. Just plain rude. Whilst NY isn’t ever going to be quiet, the Paul is located opposite an enormous construction site, and boy is it noisy at all hours of the day. Tiny modern rooms, & a good location for what we needed, but the service let them down. Wouldn’t stay again.
Very Nice hotel with a perfect service. MD is very helpfull in de early morning. We enjoy our trip! When you visit New York the paul hotel is a very good option to go to!! Clean rooms Ans enough space at the room. Broadway is just around the corner en a amazing vieuw of the empire State building.
I'm not used to such small size of rooms, but I reckon this is NY for you. For the size of the room, it's rather well designed, so that U get a bed, a small table,big screen TV, a place to hang your clothes, a bathroom and even an ironing board. Oh and there's a coffee machine, where you can brew a very good coffee as soon as you wake up. Everything is of a very high quality. Receptionists were superb, very helpful, very courteous and professional. The only thing that really bothered me was some man-hope cover in the street, which made loud bang every time a car past over it - every other minute, through the night. That sound was a real party pooper. When I found out how much my organisation paid for it, I was shocked. For that price you stay in a 5+ star hotel anywhere else in the world, but again, this is NY (I was told). Good thing I didn't have to pay for it out of my own pocket, for the price of two nights in NY (plus the flight) one gets to spend 10 days on the seaside in the best hotel in Greece, or Turkey. You are near shopping areas, lots of shops, lots of cafes and various food joints. Location is great. The biggest surprise was to discover that I could see the Empire State Building out of my window. Yu don't realize where you are when you just walk the streets (unless you have your head back, looking up all the time).