Freehand NY

Midtown Hip Hotel
Freehand NY #308 of 510 hotels in New York City #308 of 510 hotels in New York City
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23 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10010

Why we like it

  • Art by Bard College students is found throughout the hotel
  • Housed in the former George Washington Hotel, the exterior is as beautiful as the interior
  • Enjoy chic small plates, custom cocktails, and a game of pool at Studio, the on-site bar
  • Head to the George Washington Bar for high-end classic drinks

What you need to know

  • This hotel is unleashing new features every day and several new bars are expected soon
  • Check out the Freehand Fellowship, the college artist-in-residence
  • The hotel just opened, you'll be one of their first guests
  • Expect a younger scene, similar to their LA, Chicago, and Miami hotels

Popular NYC Features

Walk to Times Square Walk to Central Park Free Breakfast On-site Restaurant On-site Bar Free WiFi Rooftop Bar Smoke Free


Just a few blocks from Madison Square Park, this hotel borders the NoMad and Gramercy Park neighborhoods. Easily walk to the Flatiron Building, New York Comedy Club, and more. Catch the subway a block away to explore the greater Manhattan area.

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Freehand NY

474 Reviews #308 of 510 hotels in New York City

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  • 2019 Certificate of Excellence

Recent Reviews

Womanwithopinion wrote a review on May 07, 2020 Anderson, Indiana
Trip Type: Business


I booked a hotel reservation from May 21 until MAY 31 2020 with Travelocity and on all hotel room reservation with this hotel. The hotel advertises free parking. The night auditor two nights in a row...
karlimd wrote a review on April 27, 2020 Baltimore, Maryland
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So disappointed in the management team!

I live in Baltimore and travel to NY city often because I have adult children who live in the city. I have stayed at the Freehand several times,and I have been pleased with it as a budget friendly...
HappyTravelersVR wrote a review on March 31, 2020 Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Lovely decor but lots of noise!

We stayed here for my birthday for a few days and had a very nice welcome from the reception staff. The decor throughout the hotel is very stylish and funky, and has a young modern feel...