Freehand NY

Midtown Hip Hotel
Freehand NY #276 of 506 hotels in New York City #276 of 506 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

515 Reviews #276 of 506 hotels in New York City

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Recent Reviews

Broncos95mom wrote a review on January 06, 2021 Jacksonville, Florida
Trip Type: Business

Our Home Away from Home

After trying a variety of hotels in Manhattan we have decided that The Freehand is our weekly home in The City! We have stayed here 7 times so far. The staff is warm and welcoming. The rooms are...
sarahlM5385OE wrote a review on January 04, 2021
Trip Type: Solo travel

Rough night turned into beautiful time

I’m a local NYC girl, so I rarely stay in hotels here since I have my own apartment. I needed a night to myself, in a neutral positive space, so decided to book freehand on a whim. I walked in to a...
davey67 wrote a review on December 22, 2020 New York City, New York
Trip Type: Family

Great Family Weekend

I had the pleasure of staying at the Freehand last week, and have to say my stay certainly exceed expectations. The corner king room was very roomy and more importantly exceptionally clean, which...