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“Friendly, happy, really clean, and well located!”
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The Nolitan Hotel
Ranked #130 of 466 Hotels in New York City
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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Friendly, happy, really clean, and well located!”
Reviewed 27 December 2013 via mobile

I stayed at the Nolitan in mid-November and I didn't regret it.

It's in an interesting location at the intersection of Soho, Chinatown and Little Italy. You can see elements of all three neighborhoods the moment you step out.

Turn one way and there's the Italian pizza and pasta place, turn another and shop signs are in Chinese. And it's very well located for shopping at SOHO, which is barely a five minute walk away, just past the really convenient Spring Street subway station on the number 7 line.

The line is great for the east side of Manhattan, taking you directly to shopping areas like Fifth and Madison, within easy walking distance of places like Bergdorf's and Barney's, though I would stick with Soho for variety and a better range of prices.

The line is also very convenient to museum mile on the east side of Central Park, and you can get to the Met, Whitney, Frick etc without switching trains.

There's also a really useful Citibikenyc rental station just off the Spring Street subway which is great if you want to cycle. And the hotel provides it's own bikes if you prefer.

The hotel's rooms are smallish, and on the slightly expensive side compared to what you would get in other cities. But that's common in NYC, and they are very well designed to look bigger than they actually are, as there is a glass wall between the bathroom shower area and the rest of room looking toward the windows. This opens up the room considerably in a visual sense. (Don't worry there are dark curtains at the shower glass wall for complete privacy if you so desire.)

The room was kept spotless all the time and even when I looked closely at the shower area, there were zero stains or dirt. For a germaphobe like me, this was important.

I didn't find the room I was in on the 7th floor noisy at all, as some other reviewers had warned.

The toiletries provided were also pretty good, being the same brand and range that I got in the Mandarin Oriental in Barcelona.

While breakfast wasn't provided I found the pricing of the hotel's in-house restaurant reasonable and the quality quite respectable. The wait staff were friendly and efficient. The lobby was nice and there were always people sitting around reading on the sofas which is great if you would like to socialise a bit.

I have to say that the hotel's staff lived up to their claims of friendliness. They were friendly and helpful to a fault. I requested tickets to a broadway show and a cruise around the city before I had even left Singapore, and they were waiting for me when I arrived, as promised.

One thing I found really interesting about the hotel staff was their diversity. There were receptionists and staff of Chinese, Hispanic, Sri Lankan, White, and Black descent. I also thought Torge, who was Tibetan, was really helpful (and kinda hot!) I thought this was a great reflection of NYC itself , with it's diversity and tolerance.

Some advice:

There did not seem to be any difference in the internal layout and size of the rooms with and without balconies. So if you don't need the balcony, it's cheaper to just go with the standard room. There is enough light as the windows are sufficiently large.

The hotel gives an access pass to a nearby public gym. It's a big gym sprawling over three levels. But if you don't like walking please note that it's a 10 minute or more walk away, which isn't great in the winter.

Also, at peak periods there aren't enough lockers at the gym with combination locks, so if you are going there just after working hours, make sure to bring yr own padlock. The gym itself is very well equipped and the staff friendly and welcoming.

In all, I had a very enjoyable and restful time at the Nolitan.





  • Stayed October 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2013

We enjoyed our stay here so much.

Our room was smallish but very comfortable and we love the modern industrial decor. Bathroom was great and the bed was very comfortable.

The are is fantastic for walking around exploring with lots of interesting shops and eating places.

What made the overall experience though were the staff at the hotel, from check in to check out they were so friendly and nothing was too much trouble. item was a great introduction the NYC.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2013

The Nolitan hotel is situated walking distance from SOHO, subway etc. VERY nice restaurants in the neighborhood for breakfast and dinner!! People at the reception desk are very helpful. A nice touch is the free wine and cheese around 17.00h! You meet some of the other guests. We also borrowed their 4 bikes for a whole day, even biked to Brooklyn for a fantastic view!
Rooms are good, clean. The only downside is that the rooms can be quite small and the airconditioning is loud.

Room Tip: Rooms are bigger at the end of the hall
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Espoo, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2013

Good location with a simple modern rooms. Ask for upper rooms, because lower rooms are noisy. nice view from the 8th floor were we stayed to Empire state building. No Christmas feeling (no Christmas tree nor carols).

Room Tip: Take a room from upper floors 8 or 9 th floor.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2013

I chose this hotel based on the wonderful reviews on TripAdvisor. This place did not disappoint. Rooms are decent size and very clean which is most important. We spent approximately 4 days there and it was well worth it. The staff here is exceptional and rooms are great size. The location was perfect or everything. Will definitely come back again. Highly recommend this hotel for couples. Great bang for your buck!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jennifer V, General Manager at The Nolitan Hotel, responded to this review, 27 December 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a glowing review; it is much appreciated. I am so happy that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us.

We hope to welcome you back in the near future.
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Glasgow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2013 via mobile

Stayed at The Nolitan for 4 nights mid December and I can highly recommend staying here.
It was our first visit to NYC and our stay at the hotel added to a fantastic trip.
First of all, every member of staff we encountered were extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms, although not massive, are ample and spotlessly clean and kitted out with everything you would need. (Note for the ladies...no need to bring a hair dryer as the one supplied in the room was just as good as my own. Not one of those hair dryers that struggles to blow out any air!!!
The complimentary drinks between 5-7pm are great and good way to get to know staff and other guests should you wish to.
Hotel is in a great location to explore all Manhattan has to offer, central and very near subway lines and right next door to Little Italy and Chinatown.
Can't wait to visit NYC again and would certainly stay at
The Nolitan.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Level 2 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2013

Fantastic people working there. Everyone was professional , helpful and charming.
The rooms are average in size but brand new fittings.
They have a happy hour from 5 to 7 pm that helped us to mingle with guests and discover new places in NY to adventure in.
Even the restaurant was good. I had a very good steak and chips, unpretentious.
The breakfast wasn't that good though.
Recommend for the location and the staff.
Enjoy.

Room Tip: Higher room have less street noise after all the city never sleeps.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Property: The Nolitan Hotel
Address: 30 Kenmare St, New York City, NY 10012-4613
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Nolita , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #130 of 466 Hotels in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Nolitan Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Nolita, Manhattan’s most historic downtown neighborhood, the Nolitan Hotel is the first luxury boutique hotel to open its doors in this authentic New York City district. The Nolitan Hotel bridges comfortably chic New York City living with intuitive service and signature touches all designed for you to experience the next level of indulgence or as we like to say, life as a Nolitan! ... more   less 
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