Located in the former George Washington Hotel, once home to many storied writers, musicians and creatives, the Freehand New York features five restaurant and bars, a custom art partnership with Bard College, and design by Roman and Williams.

All units feature a private bathroom with bathrobes, slippers and Argan amenities. You will find water, apples, HD smart TV’s and a safe in every room

The hotel’s restaurant & lobby bar is led by restaurateur Gabriel Stulman’s Happy Cooking Hospitality, known for their family of West Village restaurants. For guests on the go, Matt Kliegman, Carlos Quirarte & Melia Marden have opened a takeout outpost of their popular Noho café, The Smile. Gabriel Orta and Elad Zvi of Bar Lab opened the Broken Shaker on the Freehand New York Rooftop.

Freehand NY is on Lexington Avenue between 23rd and 24th street, within walking distance of Union Square, Midtown, and Flatiron. The 6-subway train is 550 feet away. The Flatiron building is 2,100 feet away and Madison square park is 1,600 feet away. The nearest airport is LaGuardia, 8.9 mi from the Freehand New York.

This is our guests' favorite part of New York, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Freehand New York has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Dec 12, 2017
Hotel chain/brand: Generator Hostels

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Property Highlights

Located in the best-rated area in New York, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.2


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Max adults: 1
Artist Twin
  • 1 twin bed
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Max adults: 2. Max children: 1
Cozy Queen
  • 1 queen bed
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Max adults: 2. Max children: 1
Premium Queen
  • 1 queen bed
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Max adults: 2. Max children: 1
Studio Queen
  • 1 queen bed
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Max adults: 3. Max children: 2
Three's Company
  • 1 bunk bed and
  • 1 queen bed
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Premium King
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe King
  • 1 king bed
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Max adults: 2. Max children: 1
Corner King
  • 1 king bed
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Max adults: 6. Max children: 4
Gallery Suite
  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom 2: 4 bunk beds
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Max adults: 4. Max children: 3
GW Suite
  • Bedroom 1: 1 king bed
  • Bedroom 2: 1 king bed
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Max adults: 4. Max children: 3
Private Quad
  • 4 bunk beds
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Max adults: 4. Max children: 3
Premium Quad
  • 4 bunk beds
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About Freehand New York

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  • Do you have hairdryer in room

    Yes! All of our rooms have hair dryers. If you have any issues or need a replacement you can always contact the front desk during your stay!


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    Answered on January 6, 2020
  • What makes this a studio? Is there a microwave?

    The Studio is what we call our largest Queen room category! They average at 235 square ft. and have a nice quiet location on each floor of the building!


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    Asked about: Studio Queen • Answered on January 15, 2020
  • Can we check bags after check out?

    Yes! Please see a front desk agent or a bellman in the lobby for assistance while or after you check out to store your luggage as long as you need throughout the day!


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    Asked about: Cozy Queen • Answered on January 6, 2020
  • Would there be any additional chargers for pets?

    We charge a cleaning fee for any accidents that may occur during your stay. Visit our Front Desk for nearby dog parks and pet friendly restaurants within walking distance.


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    Asked about: Cozy Queen • Answered on January 2, 2021
  • Is the bathroom a private bathroom or is it shared?

    All bathrooms are private.


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    Asked about: Three's Company • Answered on February 7, 2021
  • Wondering how much incidentals are?

    Incidentals are $200.00.


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    Answered on March 15, 2021
  • Do you offer onsite parking? If so, what is the rate?

    Freehand has partnered with iPark on 3rd avenue. Regular vehicle $40.00 up to 24 hours SUV, Oversize vehicle $45.00 up to 24 hours


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    Answered on June 25, 2020
  • Are your bars and restaurants open?

    Smile To Go Café is open from 8am-3pm daily. Our rooftop bar, Broken Shaker, will reopen mid-April! We thank you for your patience while we re-conceptualize our other F&B spaces.


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    Answered on April 1, 2021
  • Hello, are we able to have 5 guests in the private quad?

    Yes you can but it'll be a tight squeeze as the beds are twin/full size beds.


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    Answered on November 21, 2021
  • Do you have mini fridges in the room

    Yes , there is a mini fridge in all rooms


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    Answered on November 15, 2021
  • how much is pets a night

    Hello! Pet fee is $50.00 plus Tax $54.44 per pet per stay.


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    Answered on April 27, 2021
  • Is there a microwave?

    No we do not have a microwave in the room.


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    Answered on April 6, 2021
  • Is there any further payments due at the hotel such as city tax? If so how much are they

    We do have New York City taxes. We also have a facility fee at the moment. Depending on the amount of nights you stay determines the taxes.


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    Answered on December 4, 2020
  • Hi there parking what is the price ??

    Parking would be $45 per 24hr just located a couple blocks away from the hotel. Warm Regards,


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    Answered on January 18, 2022
  • Is there a safe in the room

    yes.


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    Asked about: Three's Company • Answered on January 14, 2020
  • Do you have free wifi if? Is there access to Gramercy Park?

    Yes we have free wifi & there is access to gramercy park.


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    Asked about: Private Quad • Answered on January 18, 2022
  • Hi there parking ?? How much is it per day and night thanks

    Good day, we affiliate with a parking garage a couple blocks away from the hotel. The standard rate with our discount is $45 every 24hr for a sedan otherwise its $65.oo Warm Regards,


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    Answered on January 18, 2022
  • Hello, I would like to reserve the artist twin. However I would need two pieces of information: - is the "attached bathroom" private? - is it possible to have an electric kettle (something to have hot water for a tea without leaving the building) in the room? Thank you very much in advance!

    Good Day, The bathrooms are indeed private in each room with a door. As for the electric kettle, it is based on availability. Warm Regards,


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    Answered on January 21, 2022
  • I want to know what other charges,taxes, resort, fitness, deposit fees. Incidentals, I will pay upfront?

    Hello, there is a daily facility fee of $20 plus tax.


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    Answered on November 15, 2021
  • I need to know if you have parking available for your guess

    Yes we do. The address to the parking garage is 330 third ave between 24th and 25th street. Called Icon Parking


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    Answered on November 21, 2021
Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • School of Visual Arts
    0.1 miles
  • Shake Shack
    0.3 miles
  • Madison Square Park
    0.3 miles
  • Flatiron Building
    0.3 miles
  • Bellevue South Park
    0.3 miles
  • Museum of Sex
    0.3 miles
  • Irving Plaza
    0.4 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Upland
    0.2 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Starbucks
    0 miles
Top attractions
  • Empire State Building
    0.6 miles
  • Grand Central Station
    0.9 miles
  • Times Square
    1.2 miles
  • Rockefeller Center
    1.3 miles
  • Museum of Modern Art
    1.5 miles
  • Central Park
    2.1 miles
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
    2.9 miles
  • Ellis Island
    4 miles
  • Statue of Liberty
    4.7 miles
  • Yankee Stadium
    6.9 miles
Public transit
  • Subway 23rd Street Lexington Avenue Line
    0.1 miles
  • Subway 28th Street IRT Lexington Avenue Line
    0.2 miles
  • Subway 23rd Street BMT Broadway Line
    0.3 miles
Closest Airports
  • LaGuardia Airport
    6.3 miles
  • Teterboro Airport
    9 miles
  • Newark Liberty International Airport
    10.8 miles
How to get to Freehand New York from LaGuardia Airport
    Taxi
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Amenities of Freehand New York
Great facilities! Review score, 8.4
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
Pets
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Chocolate/Cookies Additional charge
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Bottle of water Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges may apply.
  • Accessible parking
  • Parking garage
  • Secure parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out Additional charge
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Pet bowls
  • Grocery deliveries Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Car rental
  • Packed lunches
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Fitness
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
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Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules
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Check-in

3:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 4 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.

Groups

When booking more than 8 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Discover American Express Freehand New York accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

The Resort fee includes:
- High-speed WiFi
- Access to 24-hour fitness center which features Peloton bikes
- Priority seating, based on availability, to F&B outlets
- Access to game room

Please note, the pet fee is $50 per stay.

When booking eight or more rooms, different policies may apply.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has temporarily suspended its shuttle services.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

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