Set in a historic Beaux-Arts building, The NoMad exudes European sophistication while maintaining a distinct New York edge. Located in the changing north of Madison Square Park neighborhood, this design-centric property opened its doors in 2012. French designer Jacques Garcia was inspired by the Paris apartment of his youth. Rooms are comfortable and timeless, with original artwork. This hotel brings back pleasures of another era, from freestanding claw-foot tubs in the rooms to a bar and restaurant that entice guests to stay under the hotel roof. Start an evening with a drink in the Library (reserved exclusively for hotel guests after 4 p.m.) then dine in the acclaimed NoMad restaurant, where you are certain to rub elbows with New Yorkers—this property has completely won over the locals.
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The NoMad hotel put a new neighborhood—NoMad, or north of Madison Square Park—firmly on the map. At the heart of a changing neighborhood (where flower shops mix with hot hotels and restaurants) this hotel is within easy walking distance of Chelsea and the Flatiron, as well as Madison Square Park, home of the original Shake Shack. There are many excellent dining options nearby, including Eleven Madison Park and ABC Kitchen (after a meal here, wander through one of the neighborhood's best shopping experiences, ABC Carpet and Home). The legendary Union Square Farmers' Market is also a short stroll away.
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Rooms: From $395. 154 rooms, 14 suites. Check-in: 3 p.m., check-out: noon. Dining options: The NoMad restaurant nails the balance between elegant and casual, serving dishes like whole-roasted chicken with foie gras and black truffle alongside serious craft cocktails. From the team behind iconic Eleven Madison Park—Chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara—the restaurant is spread throughout a series of rooms surrounding a glass-covered atrium. The Library is an intimate space with lounge furniture and a charming spiral staircase, ideal for snacks and cocktails. Opened in summer 2014, the NoMad Bar (with a separate entrance on West 28th Street, just east of Broadway) is a two-story, comfortable space with a working fireplace and excellent cocktail list. Spa and gym details: While there isn't a spa, guests can book in-room spa services. The fitness center is open 24 hours.
Who's it for: Francophile luxury travelers and couples seeking a hotel with several romantic dining and drinking options. Our favorite rooms:Most of the Atelier and Grande rooms have freestanding claw-foot bathtubs. The Suite has oversized bay windows with city views; most have claw-foot tubs. Table with a view:Private dining on the striking rooftop can be arranged.