Nice boutique hotel in a decent location (depending of where you spend most of your time). We stayed right before Christmas for a long weekend (family trip). The hotel is located about 6-7 blocks from Penn Station. Hotel staff was excellent. Nice free coffee service in the lobby. About 1 1/2 blocks away from Eataly (a must for dining/shopping) for great Italian fare.
During our stay they were in the process of renovating. We were given a nicely renovated room. The room. The heat was not working and they immediately moved us to another room. Staff was excellent and more than willing to accommodate and help. The next room was just as nice (only lacked the mini-fridge). They allowed us to keep our luggage in the old room until the next day since we had somewhat unpacked and it was late in the evening. Super nice.
Rooms are very nicely decorated and comfortable. Clean hard floors (no dirty carpet) and super comfortable beds. Free internet (spotty) but great perk in NYC. Especially for the rates we paid. (Probably due to renovations but still excellent)
The renovation itself was not a problem as far as noise or construction so much but it did somewhat block the use of the stairwell between the lower floors and the lobby. This was a problem because the only guest-elevator (very small and extremely slow) had to be used since it was not really feasible to use the stairs due to the plastic blocking the stairs and also because the ongoing construction.
The renovations also brought an unexpected problem (mice) from adjacent buildings. Food we had in bags (cookies, pastries, candy) we had in a bag on the table was "visited" by these both nights. We complained and the staff was excellent in responding and explaining. (discounted room as well at the end of stay). The manager called me personally and apologized and explained and offer great rates for our next visit. Excellent service and customer attention. It probably made up for the inconvenience and "issues" because they at least seemed sincere and took care of it.
Depending on where you will be spending most of your trip, this is a nice affordable hotel with good service. Somewhat isolated and the area a bit deserted if you come back at night --walking. When returning to hotel, it may be best to walk to a nearby area (Penn Station or main populated area) and take a taxi from there to hotel rather than walk those last 3-4 blocks (dark and empty streets).
Overall I recommend the hotel if you get a good rate for a nice and quiet stay in a decent location. After all, when in NYC you should spend very little time inside.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Evelyn formerly The Gershwin Hotel is now offering newly residential inspired rooms with references to an Art Nouveau Style. Our NoMad hotel is inspired by the musical and art heritage of the neighborhood, which was the epicenter of the popular music industry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The music theme is reflected throughout the rooms, corridors and bathrooms. The NoMad District (now also known as "NoMad" - North of Madison Square Park) is now one of Manhattan's most popular neighborhoods, characterized by its beautiful and historic architecture, exceptional bars and restaurants tucked away on quiet side streets, and many other attractions. Centered around Madison Square Park, the NoMad District is within walking distance of Midtown, Union Square, Greenwich Village, and NYU. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gershwin Hotel New York City
- Gershwin Hotel Nyc