PHOTO: Benoit Linero | The NoMad Hotel

You'll Want to Move Into These 6 Hotel Lobbies

Jessica Colley Clarke | April 11, 2017

Square footage in New York hotels can be tight, but some smart properties remedy this fact by designing lobbies with extra appeal. These spaces often attract as many locals as hotel guests, blurring the lines between lounge and lobby.


NYLO New York City

Why it made the list

The lobby resembles the dream apartment of many New Yorkers. Exposed brick walls? Check. Fireplace? Naturally. Book-lined shelves? Done and done. The cozy space has a nice blend of couches and chairs, and an all-day menu is served in the library.

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SoHo Grand

Why it made the list

Some Downtown hotels don’t devote much space to the lobby—this one takes the opposite approach. The inviting Salon is a long, sunlit space with vaulted ceilings and plush couches. As the name of the property implies, it's rather grand. In a city where you'll inevitably battle crowds, this lobby is a breath of fresh air.

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Mandarin Oriental

Why it made the list

If grand is the goal, step into the elevator at this five-star hotel and ride to the 35th-floor lobby. High ceilings and massive windows fill the space with light and provide gorgeous views over Central Park. The lobby lounge is open all day for coffee or cocktails.

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The NoMad Hotel

Why it made the list

With different lobby areas for different moods, this stylish hotel encourages guests to stay put rather than leave the premises. There are few cozier lounge spaces in the city than the two-story library and their menu of coffee, cocktails, and snacks. Other gathering spaces beyond the library include a plush lounge with a fireplace and the Elephant Bar with a long mahogany bar.

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Ace Hotel

Why it made the list

Locals love this place, and that usually means it's good. The Ace is a favorite for freelancers working by day and raising a glass to the sounds of guest DJs by night. The large, open lobby is a mix of couches and long tables with chairs, with trendy touches including a big, vintage American flag and a graffiti mural wall.

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The Ludlow

Why it made the list

From the same team as the Bowery Hotel, this Lower East Side property continues the tradition of lobby as a fabulous gathering place. Couches are clustered around the fireplace and there’s a patio that’s perfect for the warm months. By night, the vibe here is loud and loose.

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