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|Distance to city centre||1.2 mi|
|"Great Hotel, staff and location."||(in 101 reviews)|
|"The rooftop bar was my favorite!"||(in 52 reviews)|
|"Very comfy, great bed."||(in 9 reviews)|
|"Rooms are smaller then advertised."||(in 21 reviews)|
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Its a great hotel, in a great location. Staff were lovely and very helpful.
Street noise might be an issue for some, especially if you are in a street facing room, but it wasn't an issue for us. And lets face it you don't go to NYC for a quiet, get away from it all vacation!
The bed was super comfy and the shower was great.
Location was great. Rooftop bar very good looking but not great cocktails sadly.
Very underwhelmed by the room and all the noise from the passage and rooms next to us. Felt like a dorm room. Bathroom also very small and pokey. Even when trying to order room service, no one answered or returned our request. Everything unimpressive.
Cool, funky rooms. Great rooftop bar. Great location, and great value. Just great!
Rooms are small, but comfortable.
The bed was super comfortable, the location was good, and the staff was nice.
Featuring a balance of homey comfort and modern art-inspired architecture, Freehand New York offers an experience that is both welcoming and stimulating to the senses. The rooming options vary widely for a mix of needs. There are rooms with king beds, queen beds, and even setups for three people or a bunk bed arrangement. There are also suites featuring comfortably-sized living areas.
The food and beverage options suit just as a wide a variety of needs. The Broken Shaker throws guests back to a time when bars were simple, offered delicious food and were filled with local artistic flare. The signature and artisan cocktails give guests a tasting experience as unique as the laid back ambience. Simon and the Whale offers a tasting experience of similar scale, but with an even more distinguished setting. As artful as the area in which it sits, it offers diners quality wooden furniture amidst subtly golden lighting to set the right mood for the perfect meal.
Guests have the option of visiting The Shoppe as well. Here, they can grab last minute necessities, forgotten tidbits they may have left behind, or a quick drink or snack, not to mention some cool American style goodies packed with inspirational local flare.
The Freehand Fellowship ensures the connection between the hotel and the artistic inspiration of local Bard College students. The guest rooms and public spaces are graced with the unique expressions of the students, giving them an outlet and guests of the hotel a completely different experience.
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- Stylish hotel
- Beautiful architecture
- Friendly atmosphere
Policies vary by room type and provider.
FAQs when booking at Freehand New York
What amenities does the Freehand New York provide for guests with pets?
Pets are very welcome at this hotel, and items such as food bowls and beds can be borrowed (subject to availability) for those who have forgotten to bring them along. The front desk can also help with lists of pet-friendly restaurants and local dog parks within walking distance of the hotel.
Is it possible to arrange early check-in at the Freehand New York?
While early check-in requests cannot be guaranteed, guests are more than welcome to arrive early and enquire as to the availability of their room – if it’s ready, you’ll be given the key. For those who need to wait, luggage storage is available while you enjoy a drink in one of the hotel’s bars or restaurants.
What is the best way to get from the airport to the Freehand New York?
Both public transport and private transfer options are available from all New York airports, with LaGuardia Airport being the closest and most inexpensive. The journey via R Train costs $2.75 and will drop you off at 23rd Street Station, from where it is a short walk down the street to the hotel. Travelling by public transport from John F. Kennedy Airport or Newark Liberty International, you will need to take the AirTrain to Penn Station and then complete the journey by taxi or rideshare services. Taking a cab from LaGuardia Airport to the hotel can take as little as 20m in clear traffic, costing around $45. From the other airports, expect to pay approximately $65-75 for a taxi and travel for around 40m.
Does the Freehand New York host any special events?
There is always plenty going on at the hotel, from regular scheduled events to one-off pop-ups. Happy Hours are a daily occurrence, and every month sees a neighborhood dining experience hosted with partners from across the community. Other regular experiences include DJ sets, music nights, and the ever-popular "drunk yoga" sessions (involving a yoga class with wine). There are also regular workshops covering topics as diverse as spirituality and zine-making.
What kind of fitness equipment is available in the gym at the Freehand New York?
The 24h gym offers a range of fitness equipment that guests can use to keep up their usual exercise routine. Cardio machines and a cable machine, free weights and Peloton bikes are all available.
What accessibility features does the Freehand New York provide?
Guests requiring an accessible room can choose from several different categories at this hotel, including three-person rooms and suites. All public spaces are accessible and dedicated rooms feature amenities like bathroom grab bars, roll-in showers with chairs, audible emergency alarms, closed-caption TVs, accessible vanities and lowered light switches.
Does the Freehand New York offer a grab-and-go breakfast option?
Guests who are on the run first thing can opt to take breakfast from Smile To Go, the hotel’s coffee shop. Sandwiches, cookies and pastries, coffees, juices and breakfast items like granola can all be ordered to eat quickly or take with you as you explore the city. (Prices checked 21/05/19).
Where is Freehand New York located?
Freehand New York is located at 23 Lexington Avenue in Kips Bay, 1.2 miles from the centre of New York. Empire State Building is the closest landmark to Freehand New York.
When is check-in time and check-out time at Freehand New York?
Check-in time is 16:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Freehand New York.
Does Freehand New York offer free Wi-Fi?
Yes, Freehand New York offers free Wi-Fi.
Does Freehand New York offer free parking?
No, Freehand New York does not offer free parking.
Does Freehand New York offer free airport shuttle service?
No, Freehand New York does not offer free airport shuttle service.
How far is Freehand New York from the airport?
Freehand New York is 6.3 miles from New York LaGuardia.
Can you bring pets to Freehand New York?
Yes, Freehand New York is a pet-friendly hotel.
Does Freehand New York have a pool?
No, Freehand New York does not have a pool on-site.
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