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Life Hotel NoMad

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I won't go into every detail but will list my pros and cons and a few other points. My wife and I have been to NYC 3 times now and stayed in 3 hotels and a BnB. We understand that only the top hotels in NYC will be totally amazing but then you'll have to pay for the experience to stay in these. So please take this into account when staying in NYC whether it's here or somewhere else. Pros: Bright hotel room decor, lovely original fixtures entwined with some modern pictures and hall furniture, very good restaurant, bar and cocktail basement bar that's always lively but never too loud, rooms kept clean daily as is the halls, rooms have very comfy beds and air con/heater (typical NY style window unit), satellite tv in rooms, free drinks station on the 2nd floor serving coffee, tea and hot chocolate and reasonably well equipped gym on the 2nd floor open 24 hrs a day. We found the staff there to be very friendly and very helpful when asking for info and help despite other peoples reviews. Also I don't think the rooms are that small as people make out to be. Again, consider that this is a Manhattan hotel, the price of the rooms and that it is not a major chain or top 5 star hotel. If you want a big room it's like anything else, you pay for what you get. The hotel is very conveniently located for taking in NYC if you are new to the city. The nearest subway is Herald Square and you can get to anywhere in the city virtually from there. The restaurant and bar in the lobby was always busy but never intrusive. I've read good things about the restaurant and although not eating there, the food looked amazing when we passed through the lobby. There was alway soul and RnB music playing but never at loud volume. Cons: Needs a literature book supplied in the rooms to inform of amenities available. For example was told guests can use cast videos and films from smartphone/tablets to tv's in the room but no matter what I tried I could not get it to work, desk lamps have usb sockets to charge devices. If known upfront, would not bring a separate charger, in general other services were not explained or made known unless we asked for them. Also noted in other reviews is that the halls are dimly lit. However I noticed the room doors are not completely sealed and would let light into the room. But this never bothered my wife or me whatsoever. Another cool feature was the metal room doors and the magnets for the do not disturb signs. Cool and quirky. One thing we were not sure of (and we could be wrong) but my wife either read or heard that a free cocktail or drink was included with the stay but this was not mentioned or shown. On the whole we were very pleased with the standard set on our stay but a few little minor things would elevate the hotel. 1: Literature books in the rooms 2: Maybe an addition of free continental breakfast to accompany the free coffee Would happily recommend this hotel for a 3,5 or 7 night stay for exploring the city.

We had a king premium room and it was an ok size for 2 people, not spacious but not too tight. The hotel itself is in a weird phase. It wants to be a 4 or 5 star but is really a 3.5. Pros: Clean rooms, good location (especially if you are wanting to do touristy things like walk around 5th ave), funky/cool restaurant in the lobby, comfortable bed Cons: Unfriendly hotel staff, beds frames are noisy/cheap (the furniture in the room was not great quality), old/slow elevator that takes forever, tv didn't work as described

This is almost a hip, boutique hotel, but it is odd, even awkward. The rooms are fine, though small, bed is very comfortable, but has only a small window with a view of a wall. There is no service! The only person you have contact with is the front desk person. One coffee machine on the second floor for the entire hotel. And it was broken. Hallways are dark. Elevators are very slow and rickety. The overall experience was more of a why? Rather than a why not? It’s not that this is a bad place, it’s that there are other options at this price point that offer a better overall experience. It’s a hard hotel to classify, not bad, but not a great value. It’s clean, but feels a bit dingy because the dark hallways contrast so much with super-white, super lit rooms.

This hotel is clean and the beds are really comfortable however, the room we stayed in (Superior King) was too small for 2 adults. Could hardly swing a cat!!. So much so we couldn't unpack properly as there wasn't any cupboards or chest of drawers to put clothes in. The safe was also on the floor so not ideal for elderly people.No natural light in the room and the fan was situated directly next to the bed which was ridiculous. The reception staff were not very welcoming initially but the bar staff were friendly enough.. On a plus note the hotel is next door to 2 fabulous restaurants. The Ayza and the Osamil! where the food in both restaurants was delicious. Good location for sight seeing

Love LIFE Hotel I’m a Hilton honors but I always forfeit to stay here when in nyc Fab cocktails and Afro fusion food Upbeat Cleanest I’ve ever stayed at I stay for biz and pleasure Christian is best bartender Chef JJ is awesome Ferran most personable hotel manager

My daughter and I stayed here for a quick 2 night getaway during spring break and absolutely loved it!! Check in was a breeze and our room was ready early. We were in room 809 with a king size bed and beautiful bathroom. No view but that was ok our room was quiet at night, no city noise could be heard just the ac/heater which wasn’t too loud. Bed was comfortable, shower pressure and water temp were great. We were so tired from all the city excitement and walking around we didn’t need the view. The front desk attendants were very polite and helpful during the trip, helping us get on the right train to get to the Bronx zoo. The hotel location is great, not far from Penn station, Time Square, Empire State Building. Plus the history of the building is cool, it was the former Life Magazine building that turned into a hotel. Overall very happy with our stay.

this place is perfect and well-priced; great location; quiet street; great food in their restaurant with energetic service stage; their bar is also great with yummy coffee, cocktails and non-stop awesome music.will be returning no-doubt

I had booked 5 rooms and looked to change hotel as we book about 200 night a year in NYC. we had several basic issues with the hotel which we complained about and they didnt solve. Therefore they said they will waive the resort fee and all we have to do is email them at which obviously is not their mail. Then they charged us for the fee and have been giving us all sort of excuses. Will for sure take my business elsewhere.

My stay was great mainly due to a wonderful front desk lady by the name of Catharine (if I’m not mistaken). She upgraded me to a larger room the first time I called to confirm my reservation, with even knowing me. She then welcomed me with a huge smile and an even bigger heart as I arrived and made sure I was ok. The location is wonderful if you are looking to explore both the lower side and enjoy midtown shows, shopping and entertainment options. The room was huge in terms on NYC hotels, clean and comfortable. It was also quite quiet at night, which is also a major plus. And the air in the room was pleasant and not dry and suffocating- another amazing advantage this time of year.

I absolutely love the location, ambiance/decor, and prices of this hotel. Some rooms are very small with no view (Except for the back fo a neighboring building), but they provide everything you need for a comfortable stay. I loved the smart TV in the room (though I couldn't add Netflix to it, and the interface was a little glitchy). My only complaint would be a combination of the staff and their room policy. I have stayed her multiple times for business travel, and my last reservation somehow ended on the wrong date. I tried to get clarification at check in, and the employee rolled her eyes at me, and continued to show her impatience with me trying to clarify the check out date. After that, I was provided with no options to check out on the earlier date, and paid for a full night despite not being there. As a returning customer, I think any response from staff, whether credits towards another hotel service or a voucher, would have been great. Other than that, walking through the loud bar to get to the hotel can be annoying, and the breakfast options are very limited.

19 West 31st Street New York NY

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Madison Square Garden and 5th Avenue
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Nightclub

Located in Midtown, Life Hotel NoMad is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Empire State Building and Herald Square. This 98-room, 4-star hotel has a 24-hour fitness center along with free in-room WiFi and a nightclub.


For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM. This hotel has a restaurant where you can enjoy a bite to eat.


Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 60-inch a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Pillowtop beds are dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets and the bathroom offers a soaking tub, a rainfall showerhead, a hair dryer, and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include free local calls, a safe, and a desk.

Property features

Guests staying at Life Hotel NoMad enjoy a nightclub, a 24-hour fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking is available for USD 50 per night. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and concierge services. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center, a TV in a common area, and an ATM.

Room options

Room, Accessible

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Premium Room, 2 Queen Beds, Terrace

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Premium Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Terrace

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 202 reviews