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MADE Hotel

by Lauren Dana Ellman
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Let’s face it: A trip to The Big Apple is always a good idea. But the throngs of tourists, countless hotel options, and a seemingly endless amount of must-visit places can make The City That Never Sleeps feel incredibly overwhelming. MADE Hotel is unique in that, despite its central location, it feels eons away from the crowds just outside its front doors. As such, it serves as an urban sanctuary for trend- and design-forward travelers craving a stylish oasis in the heart of the city. Whether it’s your first or your 50th time visiting the city, a stay here is one for the books. Ahead, our full review. 

What You Need to Know

The Look of MADE Hotel

It's All in the Details

Step off bustling West 29th Street in the stylish NoMad neighborhood and into the MADE Hotel lobby and you’ll feel instantly at ease thanks to the sleek and tranquil lobby area complete with warm woods, house plants, and minimalist black-and-white photography. Nab a seat on one of the midcentury-modern sofas or wingback chairs, or mingle with fashion peeps at the long wooden table with stools. The smell of coffee makes things extra cozy as the super stylish Paper coffee shop is only steps away. 

The minimalist rooms and suites here are tranquil sanctuaries for catching up on R&R. Expect plenty of natural light courtesy of floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as warm wood floors, plush bedding, and pops of color in the form of indigo-hued Shibori pillows and blankets. Several rooms also have bonus features like private balconies, hand-carved stone sinks, hand-painted tile walls, and, in some cases, deep-soaking tubs.

The Vibe at MADE Hotel 

All-around good vibes can be found throughout this buzzy, design-forward hotel, which feels effortlessly cool. In the a.m., the lobby area is filled with a fashion-y crowd and hipster-esque locals chugging coffee and pecking at their laptops. As the day goes on, the space transforms into a lively spot to sip cocktails by the bar. The all-day restaurant, Debajo, is another popular gathering place — and the tapas-inspired menu is not to be missed. Lastly, guests and locals can see and be seen at the 18th-floor bar and lounge, Good Behavior, which serves up tropical cocktails, beer, and wine in a greenery-filled space.

Who Will Love MADE Hotel 

Anyone with an affinity for design and an appreciation for high-end amenities who doesn’t want to shell out $700 for a single night will love this hotel. 

Who Might Not Love MADE Hotel 

With rooms starting at just 185 square feet, MADE Hotel isn’t ideal for groups or long-term stays. Also, while children are welcome, the hotel is geared towards adults. 

Best Amenity at MADE Hotel

The second-floor patio area is open exclusively to guests and offers a calming reprieve from the surrounding city. Good Behavior comes in at a close second.

Money Matters

What’s Included at MADE Hotel

Your stay includes access to the on-site drinking and dining venues, as well as the guests-only patio.

Extra Fees & Costs You Should Know About at MADE Hotel

MADE Hotel charges a nightly “curation fee” of $30 (excluding tax), which includes the following: 

Valet parking is also available starting at $75 per night. 

How to Get a Deal at MADE Hotel

Book directly with the hotel for the best rate: If you find a lower rate elsewhere, the property will match it and offer an additional 10% off. You can also check the offers tab to view the latest deals, discounts, and promotions. Lastly, submit your email address to save 10% on your first stay.

The Sweet Season 

Visit in NYC’s low season (January to March) to take advantage of cheaper room rates. If you’re able to brace the chill, you’ll be able to enjoy some of the city’s best sights and attractions, sans the crowds. It’ll also be easier to snag a reservation at top restaurants. 

Getting There

In the Neighborhood of MADE Hotel 

MADE Hotel is located in the heart of NYC’s trendy NoMad neighborhood, which is home to some of the city’s hottest bars, restaurants, and shops.

Nearest Airport to MADE Hotel

LGA is just eight miles from the hotel, while JFK and EWR are both 16 miles away. 

Nearest Public Transportation to MADE Hotel

MADE Hotel is an eight-minute walk from Penn Station, making it easy to get (almost) anywhere in Manhattan and the surrounding four boroughs. Additionally, the 6th Avenue & 29 St. bus station is steps away from the hotel, as are the R and W trains at the 28th St. subway station. 

The Bottom Line

For a sleek place to drink, dine, and rest your head in one of the city’s trendiest neighbs, check out MADE Hotel. 

It's All in the Details