Freehand New York

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In-room safe, desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board

Overview of Freehand New York

Freehand New York

4 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
23 Lexington Ave, New York, NY, 10010

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationEmpire State Building16 min walk
  • Popular LocationMadison Square Garden3 min drive
  • Popular LocationGrand Central Terminal4 min drive
  • AirportNew York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.)21 min drive

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About this area

New York

Freehand New York is located in Midtown, a neighborhood in New York, and is in the city center and near a train station. Empire State Building and Grand Central Terminal are notable landmarks, and some of the area's popular attractions include Chelsea Piers and Central Park Zoo. Check out an event or a game at Madison Square Garden, and consider making time for American Museum of Natural History, a top attraction not to be missed. Guests love the hotel's location for the sightseeing. It's also convenient to public transportation: 23 St. Station (Park Av.) is just steps away and 23 St. Station (5th Av.) is 6 minutes by foot.

What's nearby

  • 5th Avenue - 4 min walk
  • Empire State Building - 16 min walk
  • Madison Square Garden - 3 min drive
  • Bryant Park - 3 min drive
  • Grand Central Terminal - 4 min drive

Restaurants

  • Simon and the Whale — 1 min walk
  • The Studio — 1 min walk
  • Ampersand — 2 min walk
  • Maialino — 3 min walk
  • Novita — 3 min walk

Getting around

  • 23 St. Station (Park Av.) - 2 min walk
  • New York 23rd St. Station - 10 min walk
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) - 21 min drive

About this property

Freehand New York

4-star hotel near Upland
Close to 5th Avenue and Empire State Building, Freehand New York provides a nightclub, free WiFi, and a bar. Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of the 5 onsite restaurants, which feature seafood and brunch.
Other perks include:
  • Breakfast (surcharge), a 24-hour front desk, and free newspapers
  • Concierge services, multilingual staff, and an arcade/game room
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the proximity to public transit
Room features
All guestrooms at Freehand New York have comforts such as air conditioning and bathrobes, as well as amenities like free WiFi and safes. Guest reviews speak well of the clean, comfortable rooms at the property.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and tubs or showers
  • Smart TVs with digital channels
  • Heating, daily housekeeping, and desks

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–10:30 AM: USD 5-100 for adults and USD 5-100 for children
  • 5 restaurants
  • 1 bar/lounge
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Arcade/game room
  • Nightclub
  • Shopping

Family friendly

  • Arcade/game room
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Grocery/convenience store

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Outdoors

  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Braille signage
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchairs available on site

More

  • Renovated entire property - December 2017
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Heating

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Digital channels
  • Smart TV

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing
  • Turndown service

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - noon
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per pet, per stay
Food and water bowls are available
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 22.95 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 100 for adults, USD 5 and USD 100 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per pet, per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates)
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)

Property is also known as

Freehand New York Hotel
Freehand Hotel
Freehand
Freehand New York Hotel
Freehand New York New York
Freehand New York Hotel New York

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.3

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 627 out of 1238 reviews
5 - Excellent 51%
Rating 4 - Good. 431 out of 1238 reviews
4 - Good 35%
Rating 3 - Okay. 103 out of 1238 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 40 out of 1238 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 37 out of 1238 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%

4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.1/5

Amenities

4.3/5

Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Amenities
It was just okay. No drinking glasses in the room. The shower curtains are too short so water is out of shower. Clean but no amenities. Staff friendly .
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021

2/5 Poor

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Freehand is a perfectly fine hotel - the bed was comfy and the shower was good, which is really all I need from a business trip. However, it seems that every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night there is some sort of party that takes place somewhere in the hotel until around 3 or 4am with thumping music so loud that it made by pillows vibrate. I woke up every single night this took place at around 1am and struggled to get back to sleep again until the music subsided. Because of this, I would not stay here again and certainly won't be recommending it to anyone.
Stayed 11 nights in Nov 2021

3/5 Okay

Business traveler, Traveled with family
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities
Having stayed with the freehand in their other properties a multitude of times, and having Had two private events at Broken Shaker pre COVID, I could not be more surprised at the level of service and rooms Being so subpar. Quite simply check in was so abysmal I would sooner drive in and out of NY in one day then ever staying at the Freehand again. Even the cafe was on some vaguely stoned feeling level of zero service. One bright spot (the only one) the cleaning and security staff were LOVELY!
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Amazing interior - helpful staff
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2021