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4.6 out of 5

"Carpet in our room was dirty and furniture was dusty " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 15 Mar 2020

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Hotel Description

4-star hotel near 5th Avenue

City center stay

Within a 10-minute walk of this Midtown hotel, you'll find 5th Avenue and Flatiron Building. Also, Union Square Park is within half a mile (1 km) and Empire State Building is within 2 miles (3 km).

Renovated in 2017

A nightclub, 5 restaurants, and a 24-hour fitness center are all featured at this hotel. Business travelers can take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas. There's a bar/lounge on site, and concierge services and free newspapers are also provided.

Free WiFi, Smart TVs

In addition to Smart TVs with digital channels, the 395 guestrooms offer free WiFi and room service. Free bottled water and desks are also available.

Queen

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$138* Per night/room 29 May - 30 May

Cabin

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Cozy

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Studio

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Gallery Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Freehand New York ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Freehand New York

Everyone (3) Couples (2) Family (4)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 22 Jul. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Jul. 2019 by Laura F

thanks!

4 out of 5
Carpet in our room was dirty and furniture was dusty

Posted by on 15 Mar. 2020

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5 out of 5
Check in was fast and efficient. Room was ready for me and my dog. Very happy

Posted by on 23 Dec. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

26 Dec. 2019 by Laura F

we hope to see you and your dog again soon!

5 out of 5
I like everything about it Artsy and relaxing! Great accommodations and architecture Very friendly staff

Posted by on 21 Dec. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

26 Dec. 2019 by Laura F

Thank you so much for your kind words, we're big on the arts and big on having friendly staff!

4 out of 5
Nice but the building was old. There were the construction near by so quite annoying when I’m in the room.

Posted by on 20 Oct. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

8 Dec. 2019 by Laura F

Our hotel was built in 1929, so although the building itself is old, it comes with lots of character. We're sorry the construction taking place in the neighborhood, we do our best to minimize sound levels within our means, but this is beyond our control.

3 out of 5
The hotel was very vintage, and very artistic. I loved that part of the hotel. The bathroom was minuscule, and it was a very noisy place to try and get some rest. There was this god-awful sound when you took a shower too, sometimes, like grinding gears. There were people walking around near my door a lot too, and you could clearly hear conversations through it. Not the best for privacy, either. The rooftop bar was nice, but very expensive. It was very crowded when we went up there, but the view was fantastic. Can't say enough nice things about the people who worked at the door who were really the best part of the staff. They were so helpful and friendly, and it really made me feel welcome.

Posted by on 16 Oct. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

8 Dec. 2019 by Laura F

Thank you so much for reaching out. We do apologize for the crowds you encountered upstairs on the rooftop but we're happy it was well worth it for the view. As far as the front desk staff and Bell team, it means a lot knowing they always made you feel at home. We hope to welcome you back soon!

5 out of 5
I loved the entire place! The hotel was beautiful. A particular bar staff was ride at Broken Shaker but other than that, amazing time

Posted by on 29 Sep. 2019

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5 out of 5
Staff were very friendly, courteous and accommodating.

Posted by on 28 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Apr. 2019 by Laura F

Thats what we love to hear :)

5 out of 5

Posted by on 22 Dec. 2018

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Property Features

There are 5 restaurants on site, along with a grocery/convenience store. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. A nightclub, a 24-hour fitness center, and a terrace are also featured at the business-friendly Freehand New York. The hotel can provide concierge services and wedding services. A complete renovation of Freehand New York was completed in December 2017.

  • 395 guestrooms or units
  • 5 dining venues
  • Nightclub
  • Bar or lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Convenience store
  • Terrace
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Elevator

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Arcade/game room

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) (27.6 km / 17.1 mi)
  • Train station: New York 23rd St. Station (0.8 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Metro station: 23 St. Station (Park Av.) (0.2 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Freehand New York offers 395 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary bottled water and slippers. Smart televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and designer toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. A nightly turndown service is provided and amenities available on request include irons/ironing boards.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Smart television
  • Digital channels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM.

Simon and the Whale - This restaurant specializes in seafood and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

The Studio - This restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Smile to Go - This café serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

GW Bar - This cocktail bar serves light fare only.

Broken Shaker - This rooftop bar serves brunch and dinner. Happy hour is offered.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at noon
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 0 per night.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 50 per pet, per stay
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No onsite parking is available. Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 32.13 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Health club access
  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access
  • In-room safe
  • Housekeeping
  • Additional inclusions
  • WiFi access (may be limited)

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 100 for adults, USD 5 and USD 100 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per pet, per stay
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Freehand New York Hotel
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  • Freehand
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You should know

  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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