Shane Fonner

The James Nomad

New York, New York

by: Shane Fonner

  • Why

    Because.

  • When

    October 2017

  • Who

    My wife and I.

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Highs + Lows

  • The hotel is a beauty – set in a gorgeous building on the corner of Madison and 29th, the interiors are executed in a current way that plays well with the stunning exterior.

  • The staff was absolutely wonderful – from the front desk to the management, every single person I spoke with was kind, outgoing, and was there to please. Felt right at home!

  • The room was spacious, clean, and neatly laid out – at 630 square feet, the suite made remarkable use of the space, and every inch was thoughtfully considered for maximum satisfaction. I especially enjoyed the open table – ideal for sketching in my kaftan.

  • The beautifully adorned lobby served as a productive workspace, too – kitted out with quick WiFi and numerous travel tomes (including Nomad Deluxe by Herbert Ypma [get at me Assouline!]), which occupied over an hour of my time.

  • Daily wine hour from 5 – 6. Come on.

  • Location is prime – just blocks from Eataly, Restaurant Row, Gramercy Park, Madison Park (Shake Shack), and in easy walking distance to multiple subway lines, you can easily be anywhere you to need to be in mere minutes. However, with all the local eats (MARTA’s pizza made my night), why go anywhere else?

: 48/50
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Important Bits

  • Type

    Upscale, socially-conscious, high-design boutique gem.

  • Vibe

    Elegant, approachable luxury draped in a modern palette.

  • Location

    Off Madison Ave just north of Madison Square Park, centrally located to every neighborhood in the city.

  • Rooms

    344

  • Music

    Trendy, vibey music sets an understated yet hip tone throughout the fashionable lobby.

  • Year Opened

    Just opened in June 2017.

  • Designed By

    Re-imagined by renowned designer Thomas Juul-Hansen

  • Pool/Gym

    Fitness center opening soon.

  • Restaurant

    Scarpetta, the downtown Italian favorite, opens in late November.

  • Bar

    Coming soon, within Scarpetta…

  • Minibar

    Mini bar features an intense selection of local, artisanal snacks and drinks, along with a bevy of boozy adult beverage options

  • Wifi

    Free (reliable) WiFi throughout the property.

  • Children

    Bring ‘em if you got ‘em.

  • Price

    A great value for the money – approachably luxurious.

In the Area

Incredibly thin, healthy (and authentic) pizza within 100 meters of the hotel’s front door. Must visit.

MARTA

Marta, East 29th Street, New York, NY, United States

Incredibly thin, healthy (and authentic) pizza within 100 meters of the hotel’s front door. Must visit.

Just around the corner on 5th and 27th and worth a frisky visit if you’re lucky enough to be with one of your numerous lovers

The Museum of Sex

Museum of Sex, 5th Avenue, New York, NY, United States

Just around the corner on 5th and 27th and worth a frisky visit if you’re lucky enough to be with one of your numerous lovers

If you’re traveling from out of town, take a stab at that formidable line for Shake Shack. It’s worth the wait.

Shake Shack

Shake Shack, Madison Avenue, New York, NY, United States

If you’re traveling from out of town, take a stab at that formidable line for Shake Shack. It’s worth the wait.

SHANE-FT

The James Nomad

The James New York – NoMad, East 29th Street, New York, NY, United States

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