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GW Suite | In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
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Overview of Freehand New York

Freehand New York

4.0 star property

4.2/5 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available
23 Lexington Ave, New York, NY, 10010

Explore the area

  • Popular Location5th Avenue4 min walk
  • Popular LocationEmpire State Building15 min walk
  • Popular LocationMadison Square Garden8 min drive
  • AirportNew York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.)48 min drive

Room options

About this area

New York

Freehand New York is located in Manhattan, a neighborhood in New York, and is near a train station. Empire State Building and Grand Central Terminal are notable landmarks, and some of the area's popular attractions include American Dream and Bronx Zoo. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Madison Square Garden or Barclays Center Brooklyn. 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 - 15 min walk
  • Washington Square Park - 19 min walk
  • Madison Square Garden - 8 min drive
  • Grand Central Terminal - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • 23 St. Station (Park Av.) - 2 min walk
  • New York 23rd St. Station - 10 min walk
  • John F. Kennedy Intl. Airport (JFK) - 48 min drive


  • Natsumi Tapas - 2 min walk
  • Maialino - 3 min walk
  • Luu's Baguette - 3 min walk
  • Novita - 3 min walk
  • Saravanaa Bhavan - 3 min walk

About this property

Freehand New York

4-star hotel revitalized in 2018 and located near Empire State Building
Madison Square Garden and Grand Central Terminal are located near Freehand New York, which provides a nightclub, a terrace, and a coffee shop/cafe. The onsite seafood restaurant, Comodo, features brunch and light fare. In addition to dry cleaning/laundry services and 3 bars, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • Breakfast (surcharge), a water dispenser, and smoke-free premises
  • ATM/banking services, wedding services, and a front desk safe
  • An elevator, multilingual staff, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the proximity to public transit
Room features
All 400 rooms have comforts such as air conditioning and bathrobes, as well as perks 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 showers
  • Smart TVs with digital channels
  • LED light bulbs, heating, and daily housekeeping


Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

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


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

Parking and transportation

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Offsite parking within 0.1 mi (USD 60.00 per day)

Food and drink

  • To-go breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–11:00 AM: USD 10.00-16.00 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 3 bars/lounges

Restaurants on site

  • Comodo
  • Broken Shaker
  • Smile to Go
  • Bar Calico
  • Georgia Room

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Nightclub

Family friendly

  • Snack bar/deli


  • ATM/banking services
  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

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


  • Terrace


  • 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


  • At least 80% lighting from LEDs
  • Double-glazed windows
  • Renovated entire property - December 2018
  • Smoke-free property
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian dining options
  • Water dispenser

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Heating


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


  • Digital channels
  • Smart TV


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • LED light bulbs
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Water-efficient showers only
  • Water-efficient toilets only

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Check-in from 3 PM - 11:00 AM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 75 per pet, per stay
Welcoming dogs and cats only
2 per room (up to 75 lbs)
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation
Food and water bowls are available

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information


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

  • Resort fee: USD 34.43 per accommodation, per night

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

Optional extras

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10.00 and USD 16.00 per person (approximately)
  • Offsite parking fee: USD 60.00 per day (0.1 mi away)
  • Pet fee: USD 75 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
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)
Mobile payment options include: Google Pay and Apple Pay
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Is Freehand New York pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows cats and dogs (limit 2 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 75 lbs per pet. There's a fee of USD 75 per pet, per stay.

How much does it cost to stay at Freehand New York?

As of Dec 3, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Freehand New York on Jan 2, 2023 start from $119.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

What time is check-in at Freehand New York?

Check-in is from 3 PM - 11:00 AM.

What time is check-out at Freehand New York?

Check-out is at noon.

Where is Freehand New York located?

Located in Manhattan, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Gramercy Park and 5th Avenue. Empire State Building and Madison Square Garden are also within 1 mi (2 km). 23 St. Station (Park Av.) is only a 2-minute walk and 23 St. Station (5th Av.) is 6 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Freehand New York and receive a full refund?

Yes, Freehand New York offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Freehand New York cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 494 out of 1004 reviews" "
" "5 - Excellent 49%
Rating 4 - Good. 317 out of 1004 reviews" "
" "4 - Good 32%
Rating 3 - Okay. 104 out of 1004 reviews" "
" "3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 50 out of 1004 reviews" "
" "2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 39 out of 1004 reviews" "
" "1 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I love the location of Freehand.

2/5 Poor

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This hotel needs a microwave!! It is disappointing that it does not have one. Furthermore, I will never come back.

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great price in NYC and easy to access dining and shopping.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

2/5 Poor

Business traveler
Disliked: Staff & service
Freehand charged an unexpected "resort fee" of $30 per day, which they notified me of upon arrival. This is illegal in the state of New York. What a scam. Expedia wasn't able to assist with this either.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Everything was great
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

3/5 Okay

Michael, TAMPA
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
I like the bars and clubs in this place. I like bottled water. I did not like the extremely loud music coming from the bar Thursday through Saturday from 10 PM to 3 AM. I could not sleep. I will never stay here again.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2022

2/5 Poor

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Room was tiny. Music from the club blasting until 3 AM. Called the front desk and they hung up on me when I asked what they could do for us.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Elevators very cool. The art painted walls in room. The staff are amazing! All.

2/5 Poor

Traveled with group
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Hotel is very dark and rooms are so tiny. This is not somewhere I would go back to.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2022

5/5 Excellent

yvonne, Franklin Square
Traveled with group, Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Love the location and the hotel vibe. Nicely styled rooms but street noise was very loud, hard to sleep. Just need earplugs and its a perfect stay. Hotel does not offer ice.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022