The Nomad Hotel

Seeking change, and the unfamiliar, I checked myself into The Nomad, instead of The Bowery.

IMG_2610  The Nomad, 1170 Broadway, at 28th Street

Here’s what I love about it-

Location

The streets off Broadway, around the Flower District and Koreatown aren’t pretty, and yes, I had to walk pass Projects (Council Housing) to get to The High Line.

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But eastwards there is Madison Square Park with art installation,

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Shake Shack and a Dog Run.

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34th Street and Penn Station is a 5-block walk away.  This makes getting to JFK via the Long Island Railway an economical and quick journey- stop at Jamaica, catch the Air Train.

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Macy’s and The Empire State Building are also close.

Best of all, the N and R are right at the hotel’s doorstep, making both uptown and downtown, a non-thinking commute.

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Architecture/Design

The Nomad is housed in a turn of the century Beau Arts building.

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The interiors are French-inspired, elegant without fuss.

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My room was surprisingly large for New York, with soaring ceilings, and a separate study.

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Frette sheets, a firm mattress and good pillows eased jet lag.

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The restaurant and bar on-site offered relief.

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Room-service was not cheap, but worth the occasional splurge.

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Service

Excellent.  My room faced an internal courtyard, and on Friday night, there was some kind of (boisterous) magic show being performed- I heard every bit of it.  Front Desk did not have the authority to curb this noise, and offered me instead, a complimentary night stay.

  •  Would I stay here again?  Yes, with Bruno.  The Nomad is dog-friendly.IMG_1167

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