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Freehand New York

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I like the apples but thebathroom is a little bit small

Horrible service. Was delayed in traveling and they never responded to me. Not even the courtesy of a response

This place is a gem!! No doubt I will come back. Four cool bars and restaraunts that are great. The staff is great. The hotel is very swanky and accommodating. The whole vine is worth every penny.

Great hotel and amenities especially the roof terrace. Location is amazing.

great hotel, design, good value and superb restaurants

Freehand is a fun place to hang out while staying at the hotel

Rooftop bar with view of Empire State Building. Food at Simon and the Whale hotel restaurant was amazing. Great spot, won’t ever look for a different hotel while in NYC again.

Freehand is terrific! A very classy, hip, clean, well-run hotel, which had great energy. I'd been taking care of my daughter for 10 days, post-surgery, and spent one night in the city. It turned out to be perfect in every way: - great room - fun bar and perfect martini - fabulous dinner at Simon & Whale - excellent breakfast My kind of hotel - in every way....

Brand new renovation, really fun vibe, everything you need and nothing you don’t, super friendly staff, excellent restaurant.

We recently stayed 2 nights at the Freehand and I can honestly say that the level of service was far above any hotels I have visited in the past couple of years. Check-in was a breeze and all of the lobby staff were so wonderful during our stay (helping with bags, offering restaurant recommendations, and chatting with us each day as we arrived and departed). The room was on the small side, but had everything we needed including a nice view. The bed was SO comfy! Saving the best for last...the staff at The Studio bar! James (bartender) was amazing and not only made us a number of delicious cocktails, but was so accommodating and friendly (he greeted us by name when he saw us later in our trip!). The entire team was great and made our stay that much more memorable. We will be back!!

The hotel was close to my destination. The staff was very friendly and welcoming even though I arrived late. Since it was my first time traveling to NYC, the staff really helped me figure out the the directions. The room was very ‘COZY’ and clean. Just perfect:) . Highly recommend to students who go to NYU for interviews.

For the most part the staff was lovely. However the Hostesses on the rooftop bar with very unwelcoming and not friendly at all. Room was also very small but still comfortable. The apples were a very nice touch and water.

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to 5th Avenue and Madison Square Garden
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Nightclub

Located in Midtown, Freehand New York is within a 5-minute walk of 5th Avenue and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Madison Square Garden. This 395-room, 4-star hotel has a 24-hour fitness center along with free in-room WiFi and a nightclub.


Dining

Enjoy a drink at the cocktail bar, or get your fill of seafood for dinner, at Simon and the Whale, one of 5 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

A Smart TV comes with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. The bathroom offers hair dryers, designer toiletries, slippers, and bathrobes. Other standard amenities include free bottled water, a safe, and a phone.


Property features

At Freehand New York, guests enjoy a nightclub, a 24-hour fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with luggage storage and concierge services. Additional amenities include an arcade/game room, a gift shop, and wedding services.

Room options

Cozy

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Studio

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Gallery Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 6

King

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Freehand New York

Everyone (12)
5
Friends

I like the apples but thebathroom is a little bit small

By on May 1, 2019

Review comment responded on May 7, 2019

An apple a day keeps the doctor away!

1
Everyone

Horrible service. Was delayed in traveling and they never responded to me. Not even the courtesy of a response

By on Jan 26, 2019

5
Everyone

This place is a gem!! No doubt I will come back. Four cool bars and restaraunts that are great. The staff is great. The hotel is very swanky and accommodating. The whole vine is worth every penny.

By on Dec 26, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 8, 2019

You mentioned the 4 bars/restaurants, but you forgot our 5th (and super cute) cafe! Thanks for the super nice review!!

5
Everyone

Great hotel and amenities especially the roof terrace. Location is amazing.

By , from Toronto on Nov 26, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 10, 2019

Couldn't agree with you more, Alex

5
Everyone

By on Nov 25, 2018

4
Everyone

great hotel, design, good value and superb restaurants

By , from Boston MA on Nov 13, 2018

4
Everyone

Freehand is a fun place to hang out while staying at the hotel

By , from New York on Oct 2, 2018

Review comment responded on Nov 2, 2018

No need to leave the hotel! We've got it all...bars, restaurants, a cafe, a shop, a gym, a gameroom, art, and great company

5
Everyone

Rooftop bar with view of Empire State Building. Food at Simon and the Whale hotel restaurant was amazing. Great spot, won’t ever look for a different hotel while in NYC again.

By on Jul 15, 2018

Review comment responded on Jul 22, 2018

Hello, Wow, we're so proud to receive a review like this! Thanks for staying with us and we look forward to welcoming you back! Best Regards,

5
Everyone

Freehand is terrific! A very classy, hip, clean, well-run hotel, which had great energy. I'd been taking care of my daughter for 10 days, post-surgery, and spent one night in the city. It turned out to be perfect in every way: - great room - fun bar and perfect martini - fabulous dinner at Simon & Whale - excellent breakfast My kind of hotel - in every way....

By , from New York Freehand on Mar 28, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 29, 2018

Hi Lynn, Thanks for the great review! We're so happy you had fun with us and that you were able to enjoy Simon & The Whale. We hope to see you again soon! Best Regards,

5
Everyone

Brand new renovation, really fun vibe, everything you need and nothing you don’t, super friendly staff, excellent restaurant.

By , from Boston area on Mar 17, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 22, 2018

Hi Picky, Thanks for staying with us and for sharing your review! There is so much to do within our doors and we're glad to see that your had a fun time. We hope you come visit us again soon! Best Regards,