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The NoMad Hotel

The NoMad Hotel, Midtown East

At a Glance

    Pros

  • 24-hr room service
  • free Wi-Fi
  • rooftop terrace
  • central location

    Cons

  • those sharing a room with a friend may wish for more privacy than the exposed bathtubs provide

Fodorite Reviews

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The NoMad Hotel Review

Named for the emerging "North of Madison" (i.e., Madison Square Park) neighborhood in which it's located, this upscale-bohemian property quickly became one of the most buzzed-about hotel openings of 2012. Decorated by architect and interior designer Jacques Garcia (of Hôtel Costes in Paris), this Beaux-Arts-style hotel features 168 well-edited guest rooms and suites furnished with a selection of quirky original artwork (pieces are unique to each room), damask-printed velvet partitions, clawfoot tubs, reclaimed maple hardwood floors, leather headboards, Sferra linens, and vintage area rugs. Rooms range in size from the 340-square-foot classic to the 1,800-square-foot Suite Royale with a private terrace. Guests gather in the clubby atrium restaurant, headed-up by award-winning chef Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park fame, or linger with a good read and creative cocktails in the wood-paneled library, surrounded by book-lined shelves and a spiral staircase from France. There's also a rooftop lounge (open seasonally) and the first U.S. outpost of French fashion house Maison Kitsune.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1170  Broadway, 28th St. Flatiron District, New York, NY 10001
  • Phone: 212/796-1500
  • Website:
  • Subway: N, R to 28th St.
  • Location: Midtown East

    Hotel Details

  • 154 rooms, 14 suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 02-20-2014

Fodorite Reviews

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    A Fodors 100 Hotel in Midtown

    Fodors 100 Contest. I only wish I had the funds to return on my own.

    Nomad is centrally located in Manhattan. A quick ride on a N or R train (station located at corner) will take you downtown or uptown. You are close enough to walk to the Empire State Building (and of course Macy's)

    Our room had two huge casement windows. The most striking design feature was the floor -stripped hardwood topped with a rug .It was much better than the usual crunchy carpet of a chain hotel.

    One thing that I got used to quickly was the RF room card. Rather than slipping a magnetic card into a slot, you waved your key card across the doorplate. That was great when we came back with our arms full. No need to put down a bag to unlock the door.

    One neat perk is they have free loaner bikes. There is a designated bike lane in front of the hotel. It was cold and I was chicken so we didn't try it.

    There were two odd things about the room. First it had no chest of drawers. I am not a compulsive neat nick. I do however have a system of unpacking and storing my clean clothes separately from my dirty clothes. There were shelves in the closet but most were too high for me to use. I ended up making a dirty laundry bag out of a shopping bag suspended on a clothes hanger in the closet and living out of my suitcase. The room was beautiful but I think the room designer must have been tall.

    The other thing that was odd to my middle class experiences was there was no coffee pot in the room. I asked housekeeping for a kettle and a couple of mugs. Two bellmen brought up a kettle and tray of tea fixings. We were set.

    Overall I liked the experience better than a chain hotel. I think Fodor's did a good job picking a hotel that I would have never found otherwise.


    I loved the hotel but gave the room and service a 4. I think NY has hotels that are true 5 stars. The Nomad does a great job for its niche but was not designed to be a 5 star hotel. I gave the hotel a 5 for decor and value for money. Even if I had paid on my own, I would have been satisfied.

    by palmettoprincess, 4/6/13
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    The NoMad Hotel REVIEW

    We spent 7 nights in Nov of 2012 on a business cum holiday trip in an "Atelier" room (one notch above the standard room) costing about $340 which is quite reasonable for a property like the NoMad (complimentary wifi BTW) rate based on http://discount.hotelprimer.com/Hotel/The_NoMad_Hotel.htm . This is an elegant and brand new hotel in the Flatiron district. The neighborhood is not very inspiring, but the warmness of the hotel and the professionalism of the staff make the stay a pleasant one. Did not get a chance to try the restaurant/bar, nor the gym (which was not ready for guests). Rooms are quite large for NYC standards and very well laid out and decorated beautifully. One complaint: tiny desk not suited for business travellers. Other than that I would not hesitate to recommend the NoMad over the Ace one block away.

    by cheebye, 12/26/12

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