Freehand New York

  • 23 Lexington Avenue, New York City, USA
  • Gramercy Park
  • 395 Rooms

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Freehand New York

  • 23 Lexington Avenue, New York City, USA
  • Gramercy Park
  • 395 Rooms

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17.5
Verified guests have rated this hotel out of a possible score of 20

While New York’s got no shortage of very fine luxury hotels, what it hasn’t got is a surplus of hotels that are both stylish and affordable. The Freehand hotels are aimed at travelers with exceptional taste, not necessarily unlimited budgets — and in the Freehand New York they’ve succeeded where many an attempt has failed, thwarted by the daunting arithmetic of the Manhattan real-estate market.

The designers, Roman and Williams, are no strangers to the New York boutique-hotel scene. Here their eclectic, retro-inspired style turns what was once a humble residential hotel into something much livelier and more livable, with simple wooden furniture and unique artworks by Bard College students. While hostels, in the shared-bedroom sense, don’t exist in New York, the Freehand is the next best thing, adding three- and four-bed bunk rooms to the typical kings, queens, and suites.

Studio is the name of the Freehand’s all-day café and restaurant, a spot that’s equally well-suited for a working lunch or the beginnings of a night out — a night that probably includes a drink at the George Washington Bar, a cocktail bar that’s classic but unfussy. Comodo, meanwhile, is a pan-Latin restaurant from the team behind Brooklyn’s Colonia Verde, serving Mexican, Colombian, Peruvian, and Brazilian flavors interpreted from a New York point of view.

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Facilities & services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Valet parking
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • ATM/bank office
  • Game room
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Bikes available
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Parking

Location

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