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With its central location near Manhattan’s Madison Square Park, The NoMad Hotel has plenty to offer those looking for a unique but upscale place to stay in New York City. Here are a few of our favorite things about this charming hotel:
1. Atrium Bar. Come early and claim a seat at the stylish, rosewood-paneled bar located on the first floor of the hotel. It’s one of the city’s more popular watering holes, and bartenders turn away guests when the space gets too crowded, so staking your space before the crowds descend is a must.
2. Bikes. Believe it or not, Manhattan is becoming a metropolis that’s increasingly friendly to bicyclists, with dedicated bike lanes and a fleet of rentable bicycles throughout the city. The NoMad, though, has its own collection — two vintage-style bikes available for you to use.
3. Baths. In an age where sleek shower stalls often take an edge over a traditional soak, the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel nods to nostalgia with its alluring claw-foot tubs and porcelain-tiled bathrooms. The boutique hotel’s second- and first-tier accommodations even have tubs right in the room with views overlooking the city.
4. Atrium Restaurant. Dinner seated underneath the glass pyramidal atrium in the historic building is a special treat, with menus designed by star chef Daniel Humm. The roasted chicken for two with foie gras is the signature dish, and it’s worth visiting for this dish alone.
5. Location. Now hear us out. Though some may say that the hip hotel’s position in a still-not-quite stylish and gritty stretch of Broadway leaves something to be desired, we think the neither uptown-nor-downtown, not East Side or West Side location makes The NoMad a great place for exploring all that Manhattan has to offer. Within walking distance are shopping along lower Fifth Avenue, chef Mario Batali’s Eataly food hall and the recently revived Madison Square Park.