Freehand NY

Midtown Hip Hotel
Freehand NY #306 of 511 hotels in New York City #306 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

478 Reviews #306 of 511 hotels in New York City

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Recent Reviews

Kpdavis92 wrote a review on July 26, 2020 Chicago, Illinois
Trip Type: Solo travel

Interesting Property

Stayed here over the weekend. Booked via Hotwire and was given this hotel. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room however, was the smallest room I have ever seen. I know it’s NYC and they’re...
celebritydeveloper wrote a review on July 23, 2020
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Simple Awesoem

I am writing this review to attest that Free Hand New York was a nice place to be with my friends. We had the time of our lives. I will encourage them to keep up the great service they are offering...
BobsieStar wrote a review on July 14, 2020 San Francisco, California
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The best thing about the freehand is the atmosphere created by guests ....

Liked · Great Location, Super property with lots of great amenities - although theses were unavailable because of COVID! Staff were efficient! Rooms are a good size for Manhattan. Disliked...