Freehand NY

Midtown Hip Hotel
Freehand NY #302 of 511 hotels in New York City #302 of 511 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

468 Reviews #302 of 511 hotels in New York City

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  • 2019 Certificate of Excellence

Recent Reviews

KBo85 wrote a review on February 23, 2020 Zurich, Switzerland
Trip Type: Couples

Great location, great offer, great service

We stayed for 5 nights in NYC in this beautiful hotel on Lexington Av. Location is great, just around the corner from metro and city centre. Very clean and cozy room with a king size bed for perfect...
EmTh18 wrote a review on February 20, 2020 Peak District National Park, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Business

First time in NYC

Recently stayed here with a large UK school group for 5 nights, would definitely recommend for both groups and individuals. Very friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere. Rooms very clean, with shampoo...
jeremymnyc wrote a review on February 19, 2020 New York City, New York
Trip Type: Business

Beware of "facility fee" for things that aren't provided

The Freehand charges a "facility fee". Those fees are unfair all on their own, but it's especially unfair at the Freehand. Supposedly "This fee includes priority access to all Freehand outlets...