Alex Catarinella

Arlo NoMad

  • Where:
  • Why:Cute staycation with my boyfriend.
  • When:First very snowy weekend of 2017.
  • Who:Me and my boyfriend.
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Arlo NoMad Hi! *Devours delicious chocolate bar immediately.*

Hi! *Devours delicious chocolate bar immediately.*

Arlo NoMad The king bed/killer views are the stars of the tiny (162 square foot) but very adorable Sky King room.

The king bed/killer views are the stars of the tiny (162 square foot) but very adorable Sky King room.

Arlo NoMad The Blind Barber bath amenities made me want to stay in the glass-enclosed rain shower for days.

The Blind Barber bath amenities made me want to stay in the glass-enclosed rain shower for days.

Arlo NoMad Time for a pre-karaoke Bodega bite (get the pizza.)

Time for a pre-karaoke Bodega bite (get the pizza.)

Arlo NoMad This is my kind of bodega.

This is my kind of bodega.

Arlo NoMad Post-bite, lobby art and me.

Post-bite, lobby art and me.

Arlo NoMad Time to pseudo study in the very well lit study.

Time to pseudo study in the very well lit study.

Arlo NoMad Love a succulent moment.

Love a succulent moment.

Arlo NoMad First day of school.

First day of school.

Arlo NoMad I happened upon this fancy room, which I’m not sure I was supposed to enter.

I happened upon this fancy room, which I’m not sure I was supposed to enter.

Arlo NoMad He’s really going through it in MASSONI.

He’s really going through it in MASSONI.

Arlo NoMad Breakfast is served.

Breakfast is served.

Arlo NoMad Have several seats.

Have several seats.

Arlo NoMad If only every snow day was spent in this bed.

If only every snow day was spent in this bed.

Highs & Lows

  • The lobby, the restaurant (MASSONI) and bar (BARlo) are so impeccably and uniquely designed. I love the peaceful “library” on the second floor - massive, great natural lighting, funky furniture and art, super chill vibes.

  • The breakfast at MASSONI was superb. I could have their polenta pancakes paired with a Liquiteria juice (get the Grasshopper, obviously) all day, everyday.

  • The lobby-located “Bodega” is 24/7 hours - offering JOE coffee, eclectic savory bites (like the Koreatown-friendly “True Gentlemen Korean BBQ Jerky”) and sweet mouth watering-inducing treats (via chocolatiers like Nunu, Liddabit, and Cacao Prieto). I highly recommend MOUTH’s (to die for!) Flat White chocolate bar.

  • I regret not having MASSONI’s self-described “inauthentic Italian” dinner after our Italian-born waitress at breakfast filled us in on its deliciousness. She had me at “Italian/Asian fusion.”

  • As for Arlo NoMad’s best highlight? The bed and those city views! It literally feels like you’re sleeping on air.

  • No room service, but I didn’t mind considering the “Bodega” in the lobby is 24/7. (You’ve got to get the Chicago-y pizza. The sauce is delish.)

  • I wish there was a bathtub. And I wish I could steal the great Blind Barber products (the shampoo, conditioner and body wash are secured to the shower’s wall.) However, you can snatch a bar of soap and the moisturizer, which I’m lathered up in right now.

  • Rooms are on the small side, but the Instagram-friendly view, the price and the dream bed totally make up for it.

The Barometer

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  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 46/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Stylish boutique hotel with reasonably priced rooms.

  • Vibe

    Pretentious-free, kind of hip, artsy, and super cute.

  • Location

    In the heart of lovely Koreatown.

  • Rooms

    248

  • Music

    Heard hip-hop in the evening, and more lush dream pop in the daytime.

  • Year Opened

    November 2016

  • Designed By

    Avroko, Leeding Builders Group, Quardrum Global and Eagle Point.

  • Health & Wellness

    No gym, but they offer guest passes to hotel guests to the New York Sports Club located at 200 Madison Ave (36th and Madison).

  • Restaurant

    Yes, and it rules.

  • Bar

    Yes, and it’s hip as shit.

  • Minibar

    No minibar, just the Bodega which is open 24 hours.

  • Children

    Please don’t ;-)

  • Price

    Pretty inexpensive for such a hip NYC hotel.

  • Website

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Head to 5 Bar Karaoke with your homies, and get a private room.

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