The Perfect New York Hotel Rooms
New York City is filled with hotel rooms, but these are the cream of the crop.
New from the developer of the nearby Ace Hotel (Andrew Zobler), the NoMad opened this spring, establishing the up-and-coming North of Madison Square Park neighborhood (hence, NoMad), aka Flatiron. From the reclaimed wooden floors to the whimsical butterfly diagrams curated by French taxidermy house De Rolles, the hotel’s designer, Jacques Garcia, has channeled a displaced French aristocrat living in some turn-of-the-century New York bohemia. Many hotels try for this kind of atmosphere—but the NoMad makes them all seem like Restoration Hardware showrooms. One New York designer raves, “It’s all been done with a very steady hand: not overdone, not underdone.”
Room to Book: Grande Rooms on the second or third floor, which have 13-foot ceilings rather than the standard ten feet. Or, even better, the corner Suite on either floor, where the bed is encircled by three enormous windows, revealing the fragile grittiness of the neighborhood, where off-the-truck watch shops hawk their wares in gorgeous Deco buildings like Visigoths commandeering Roman villas. The hotel restaurant by Daniel Humm and Will Guidara, of Michelin three–starred Eleven Madison Park, is a huge draw. A few tables are reserved for hotel guests. They go fast, so reserve early, because the room service is disappointing. Grande Rooms start at $435; Suites, at $750; 1170 Broadway; 212-796-1500; thenomadhotel.com.