5 of the hippest hotels in New York

1) 11 Howard

If you want to be near everything chic and unique. One of the newer hotels in town boasts eco-friendly hospitality expressed in a minimalist natural design, with major artwork throughout. Le Cou Cou and The Blond are the hotspots of the moment.

a room at 11 Howard

11 Howard Street (at Lafayette Street)

+1 212 235 1111

http://www.11howard.com

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2) The Nomad

For those who have their fingers on the pulse. This once industrial-wholesale area is one of the latest Manhattan hoods being hipified. A stunning Beaux-Arts building delights, along with critically-acclaimed bar and restaurant. Guests are the only ones that can get into the Library Bar after 4 pm.

apartment interior at the Nomad Hotel

1170 Broadway (at W 28th Street)

+1 212 796 1500

http://www.thenomadhotel.com

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3) The Ludlow

If you’re looking for a cool place where New Yorkers like to hang out. Downtown and industrial style mark the scene in the lobby amidst plushy 70s leather furniture. By contrast, rooms are formally outfitted with drapes, antique beds, and sheepskin throws, with baths done in mosaic tile. Dinner at Dirty French is not to be missed.

interior of The Ludlow NYC

180 Ludlow Street (between Stanton and Houston Street)

+1 212 432 1818

http://www.ludlowhotel.com

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4) The Bowery Hotel

For freethinkers looking to freewheel downtown. A hotel with old-world majesty expressed in faded velvet, potted palms, carved wood, layers of antique carpets and bellhops in red jackets. This is the lobby that everyone wants to get into, and makes a preference for hotel guests. Outside, the world is at your fingertips.

The Bowery Hotel

335 Bowery (between E 2nd and 3rd Street)

+1 212 505 9100

http://www.theboweryhotel.com

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5) Freehand Hotel

If you’re looking for a lively spot. Once a historic hotel and boarding house, this mid-priced hotel has lots to offer: three hot restaurants, a rooftop, comfy lounge area, and a nice location walking distance to the charms of Gramercy. For groups they offer a room with 2 twin bunkbeds or a queen with bunk. Lovingly restored with great architectural details.

interior of the Freehand Hotel in NY

23 Lexington Avenue (at 23rd Street)

+1 212 475 1920

http://www.freehandhotels.com/new-york

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