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The Nolitan Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   30 Kenmare Street, New York City, NY 10012 (Manhattan)   |  
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“Best Location!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We have just returned from our stay at the Nolitan, and absolutely loved it! The location was perfect, in walking distance from the best shopping over in Soho and the cutest cafes, bars and restaurants. It's very easy to settle in around this area and have it feel like home really quickly. Such a cool vibe!
Sure the rooms are pretty tiny - but waking up each morning to a stunning view of upper Manhattan was well worth the space sacrifice! Small rooms are pretty standard in these boutique NYC hotels, so we knew what we were expecting. There was still more than enough room for the two of us and ALL our shopping!
There were some great little touches, we loved the bicycles that were free to take out. This is honestly the BEST way to see the city, and the Nolitan provided cute little bikes and locks for free! Also loved the daily wine and cheese happy hour from 5-7.
The staff were lovely and always super friendly and accommodating. If you want a hotel that has a nice vibe and is in an amazing location - this is the one!
We did find the shower turned off and on again during showers, but this wasn't anything hard to deal with or get used to. The air con in our first room (we changed rooms due to extending our trip) was pretty noisy on and off as well. But it's nothing we found to be too stressful.
We will be back for sure! Thanks guys!

Room Tip: Get a room with a balcony and on a higher level to really enjoy that view!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This is a fab little hotel in a great area of the city. Rooms were funky and clean, staff were ever so helpful. The drinks and nibbles provided each night in the lobby was a great little extra.
The area felt safe to walk around alone and the shops were great. When we ventured to tourist attractions we were awfully glad to come back to the peace of the Nolitan.
Would stay here again - simply loved it!

Room Tip: The city corner suite is well worth the money. You can sit in the armchair and look over the neighbo...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jennifer V, General Manager at The Nolitan Hotel, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Thank you for the gracious feedback; I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back soon.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

good location (walk to chinatown, little italy and SoHo)
located on a main road (this could be a little loud depending on where the room is located, mine was facing the street)
room size: tiny rooms, mine hardly fit a queen size bed
clean and nice room
helpful staff
really nice breakfast place across the road
Also a cheaper laundromat nearby

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gravesend, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We stayed Sept 21-28 2013 and could not fault the Hotel. We had a balcony room which I know can be a bit noisy but after a very full packed day sightseeing in new York a evening meal in little Italy our heads hit the pillow and the next thing it was Morning. Please if you do visit, the roof top is a real jewel with stunning views across the NY sky line. Me and my wife sat up there one afternoon with a couple of drinks from the bar and had a real chill out time (the wifi works up there too). We had a couple of requests while we were there and the hotel handled them all in their stride. All of the staff were helpfull and couldn't do enough for us. The Houskeeping was excelent. They must use house elfs to do it because it just magic.
Again A great Hotel great location and great people.
Look forward to coming again.

Room Tip: The Beds/ Pillows are excellent but if noise disturbs you the higher the better.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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São Paulo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

The Nolitan is a modern and comfortable boutique hotel. Located near to good shopping streets and restaurants, allows you to forget the terrible traffic of NYC. Staff is very friendly and professional. Good sheets, towels and a quality bed, allied to a minimalist design, makes the room a nice place to rest. However, the air conditioned and bathroom hoods of our room was very noisy. We stayed 4 nights in August in the room 94. In the last two nights we decided to turn off the air conditioned. Although warmer, we had a quieter and better night.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

took a two day trip from DC to NYC - wanted to stay in SOHO. Hotel was great. clean and staff was very friendly. Great location - places to eat and shop. can walk everywhere. not as touristy as Manhattan. Would stay again. No gym at the hotel - but we got comp at a local gym. Wine tasting at the hotel. Great lobby area.

Room Tip: choose a corner room, more light if that's what you like
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

The Nolitan has stepped right out of the pages of a glossy fashion magazine and then rooted itself in the heart and soul of its neighbourhood.

First things first, Kenmare Street is busy but from our cityscape balcony room on the 8th floor there was no noise problem at all. The rooms are stylish and modern, probably average in size but light and airy and with great Manhattan views.

Things we missed were free bottled water and the option of making a good cup of coffee in the room. But nice Nolitan touches include free wine and cheese daily, 5-7pm and a complimentary copy of the weekly Time Out New York magazine, so you can do the city like a local.

The neighbourhood is fantastic. Across the street, on and around Mott, Elizabeth and Prince, are great independent shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. Down the street on Orchard are superb small art galleries. You have plentiful access to subway stops plus you can hire a bike for free from the hotel.

New York can be impersonal and overwhelming. Avoid Midtown as an area to stay at all costs. The Nolitan and Nolita give you a boutique hotel of character and a neighbourhood of warmth, personality and manageability.

Special thanks to Stephanie, Jordan and George of the Nolitan, who were helpful, efficient and friendly - just all-round nice human beings.

Recommended.

Room Tip: 8th floor has no noise-pollution issues. Also, ask not to have a room directly opposite the lift.
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Address: 30 Kenmare Street, New York City, NY 10012
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , NoLita
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 451 hotels in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Nolitan Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Nolita, Manhattan’s most historic downtown neighborhood, the Nolitan Hotel is the first luxury boutique hotel to open its doors in this authentic New York City district. The Nolitan Hotel bridges comfortably chic New York City living with intuitive service and signature touches all designed for you to experience the next level of indulgence or as we like to say, life as a Nolitan! ... more   less 
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