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1 room, 2 adults

Freehand New York, New York

4-star4 stars
23 Lexington Ave, New York, NY, 10010, United States of America

4-star hotel with 5 restaurants, near 5th Avenue
  • Free WiFi
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  • Everything was great. Apart from the bottle of water, said it was free, but didn’t have…Jul 23, 2020
  • I love this place. My new home away from home. The room is nicely appointed and the…Jul 23, 2020

Freehand New York, New York

from $86
  • Premium King
  • Premium Queen
  • Private Quad
  • Three Company
  • Corner King
  • Cozy Queen
  • Superior Queen
  • Studio Queen
  • Premium Quad ADA
  • Deluxe King
  • Gallery Suite ADA
  • GW Suite

What’s around Freehand New York, New York


  • In Midtown
  • 5th Avenue - 4 min walk
  • Union Square Park - 10 min walk
  • Empire State Building - 17 min walk
  • Chrysler Building - 18 min walk
  • Macy's - 18 min walk
  • Grand Central Terminal - 20 min walk
  • New York University - 21 min walk

Getting around

  • John F. Kennedy Intl. Airport (JFK) - 30 min drive
  • Liberty Intl. Airport (EWR) - 28 min drive
  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA) - 22 min drive
  • New York, NY (NYS-Skyports Seaplane Base) - 2 min drive
  • Teterboro, NJ (TEB) - 17 min drive
  • Linden, NJ (LDJ) - 28 min drive
  • New York 23rd St. Station - 10 min walk
  • New York W 32nd St. Station - 15 min walk
  • New York 14th St. Station - 18 min walk
  • 23 St. Station (Park Av.) - 2 min walk
  • 23 St. Station (5th Av.) - 6 min walk
  • 28 St. Station (Park Av. S) - 6 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 395 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-noon
  • Check-out time is noon
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets allowed *

  • Restrictions apply *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 5 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Nightclub
  • Arcade/game room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Braille or raised signage
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public restroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchairs available on site
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Smart TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Simon and the Whale - This restaurant specializes in seafood and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

The Studio - This restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Smile to Go - This café serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

GW Bar - This cocktail bar serves light fare only.

Broken Shaker - This rooftop bar serves brunch and dinner. Happy hour is offered.

Freehand New York, New York’s small print

Also known as

  • Freehand New York Hotel
  • Freehand Hotel
  • Freehand
  • Freehand New York Hotel
  • Freehand New York New York
  • Freehand New York Hotel New York


For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between USD 5 and USD 100 for adults, and USD 5 and USD 100 for children (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per pet, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Freehand New York, New York

  • Does Freehand New York offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Freehand New York does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Freehand New York?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Freehand New York.
  • Are pets allowed at Freehand New York?
    Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 50 per pet, per stay.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Freehand New York?
    You can check in from 3 PM to noon. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Freehand New York?
    Yes, there are 5 onsite restaurants. Nearby restaurants include Maialino (3-min walk), Eleven Madison Park (4-min walk), and Blue Smoke (4-min walk).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 1,336 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, I expected ammenities to be limited, but they seemed a bit too limited in my opinion. The room was not bad by any means, but the images provided by the website were quite deceptive and mislead me to believe that the room would be much larger then it actually was. While I did enjoy my stay and do not hold anything against the staff, who were all very helpful and polite, I would not opt to stay at this hotel again.
Joshua, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Really enjoyed our short stay at freehand. Front desk personal went above and beyond.. I believe his name was Parker brought overall great energy during quarantine pandemic times.
Johanna, us1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Good vibes
Cool hotel with friendly staff which offers good restaurant and bars. Artistic interior with good vibes. Loved it.
Helene, us6 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Comfortable and fun!
This hotel was very fun and comfortable! The room was cozy and the bed was nice. Luckily we seemed to have quiet neighbors and didn’t experience any noise in the middle of the night, though i could tell the walls seemed thin at times. I loved how the room was decorated and loved how many onsite options there were for food and drinks. Only complaints: the heater had a mind of its own and resetting the temp didn’t seem to work, it was stuck on 74 which is way too hot for me to sleep. We had to open the window despite it being 25 degrees out. Also the shower was set up a bit weird and got water all over the floor whenever we showered, we couldn’t figure out why. I’d give this place a solid 7.5 out of 10.
Jenna, us3 night trip
Good 6.0
Hmm...I dunno
I used to frequent the George Washington when it was still a dormitory for my alma mater & was excited to see what might have been updated and improved. Sadly, almost nothing has been improved, but merely painted or shellacked-over & slightly re-arranged. The decor was definitely cute, but the hundreds year old exterior windows still lack any kind of insulation, meaning not only does the noise of a busy NYC street come right through, but so did the very chilly winter-air all day and night long with only the shades providing any kind of shield. For instance: at 7AM on a Saturday, we couldn't tell if someone was blasting music from inside or outside the Hotel walls, due to the exceptionally weak insulation. Hoping to grab a shower before my event, after a long day of hoofing-it around NYC, but apparently when I turned the shower on, I activated some stagnant water or filth in the shower, because the smell in the bathroom (and consequently the entire, small room with no ventilation) quickly became like that of a public Rest Stop bathroom on the side of a major highway. Bad. Mildew and/or mold, plus what might have been urine: the smell was just ungodly. You'd never know the cleanliness of the bathrooms however, due to the dark forest-green colored tile that is floor-to-ceiling throughout the renovated bathrooms and showers. Needless to say, we got no showers during this trip. Thankful for the price in this neighborhood, but also very thankful that our trip was only 72hrs.
Mysti, us2 night trip
Good 6.0
My room was cold. Engineering came several times. Heat would not stay on. Finally, brought me a portable heat unit.
Deborah, us3 night trip
Good 6.0
Business Bunks?
A group of us were traveling for business and had 6 individual rooms booked and upon check in they tried to put all 6 people in a bunk room. When told everyone was to have their own rooms they still tried pairing people up. Luckily they had enough rooms available to accommodate everyone but it was just a strange occurrence considering the rooms were booked for 6 individuals. Once everyone was settled, everything else went totally fine.
us1 night business trip
Good 6.0
Stay at ACE hotel instead
Everything about the hotel screams "Budget" except for the overpriced rooftop bar and attached restaurant. We stayed in the corner king, essentially the best room you can get at the Freehand.Despite that, the upgrade was worthless: - Toilets are small, awkwardly close to the wall, and low to the ground - No vents in bathroom (enjoy a steamy hotel room) - Noise - Mini-fridge is extremely small. You actually can't fit a regular sized bottle of water in the fridge - $18 cocktails and $15 beer (This is pricey even for NYC) - The doorman and cleaning staff are great, the front desk staff are not (pretty much ignore you) - Dark carpet is obviously dirty - They give you as few towels as possible - Stand up shower gets water everywhere and without a vent in the bathroom to help it evaporate, your bathroom is just wet This place benefits from "looking cool" but is honestly soulless, cheap, and not worth your team. Which I guess is the most NYC experience you could ask for.
Frederick, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Freehand didn’t disappoint
Service was great, staff was friendly and the location was perfect for the family. Just wish we could adjust the temp in our room. It was a bit chilly.
Stephen, us1 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Good and love the setup but was not ok with the fact that I had to toothpaste
Martha, us1 night family trip

Freehand New York, New York

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