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1 room, 2 adults

Freehand New York

4-star4 stars
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
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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From 409 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • A quirky hotel but I liked it. Decent location in lower midtown area close to subway…Sep 17, 2019
  • Loved style of the hotel. Comfortable bed and an excellent locationAug 26, 2019

Freehand New York

from ZAR 2,435
  • King
  • Queen
  • Bunk
  • Threes Company
  • Corner King
  • Cozy
  • Cabin
  • Studio
  • Big Bunk
  • Big King
  • Gallery Suite
  • George Washington Suite

What’s around Freehand New York


  • In Midtown
  • 5th Avenue - 4 min walk
  • Madison Square Garden - 11 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

  • New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) - 13 min drive
  • Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.) - 20 min drive
  • New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) - 21 min drive
  • Linden, NJ (LDJ) - 28 min drive
  • Caldwell, NJ (CDW-Essex County) - 29 min drive
  • Teterboro, NJ (TEB) - 31 min drive
  • New York 23rd St. Station - 10 min walk
  • New York W 32nd St. Station - 15 min walk
  • New York 14th St. Station - 19 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 starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID 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
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Television in common areas
  • Wheelchair accessible
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)
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’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


Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

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

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • Resort fee: USD 27.54 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Housekeeping
  • Additional inclusions

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

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

Cribs/Infant beds are available for USD 0 per night

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.

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Recent reviews

Fabulous 8,8 From 840 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
Great hotel in a good location. Lovely roof-top bar. The staff are friendly and helpful
Gillian, gb5 night family trip
Fair 4,0
Nice hotel but noisy and popular with youth groups
We paid a 'pretty penny' for the George Washington Suite, which was big, clean and had everything we required. Sadly, the hotel designers decided to place the most expensive suite in a 350 room hotel NEXT DOOR to the two youth-hostel rooms (the only rooms with bunkbeds on the entire 17th floor) and opposite the stairs. It's utter madness, which meant that every single night we had noise, which woke our baby and made each night a complete nightmare living in fear of the next kid playing soccer with a water bottle in the hallway with loud music and shouting. I hope the hotel designers lose their contract and get banned from designing any more hotels for life - idiots. Fortunately the hotel manager (Lewis) handled upon the third night of complaining and we were compensated reasonably, in addition to the hotel being extremely apologetic. Nonetheless, it's only fair that other travellers are warned that this hotel is very popular with huge groups of younger international tourists (youth groups, scouts and alike). It is very clean and the service is excellent (and friendly), not to mention the best WiFi I have ever enjoyed in a hotel, but if you are looking for calm respite from the busy city or have kids/baby - this is not the hotel for you. I would however stay with friends, especially for the rooftop bar and excellent location.
gb3 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
Great Service!
The service at the Freehand is incredible!! The rooftop bar is less than desirable, and it feels like you are being transported to an underground illegal rave club while going there. Not much on the rooftop menu.
Briana, ca3 night family trip
Very good 8,0
Nice hotel, some minor gripes.
Nice hotel, the comfiest bed you'll ever sleep in. Staff were very attentive and the room, although small, was perfect to come back to after a long day around Manhattan. The only minor criticisms I'd have is that there are no tea/coffee facilities in the room and the WiFi was really poor. Also, getting another $200 bill on your checkout for "facility fees" was an unpleasant surprise. That being said, I'd stay there again and recommend it as a base for exploring NYC.
Christopher, gb9 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
23rd and Lexington-farther south than I have stayed in Manhattan. Not as congested as theater district...relatively safe. Narrow halls, poor key pass electronic swiping (requires multiple attempts-even with reprogramming). Quirky-but most NYC hotels seem to be. Room clean, comfortable, nicely decorated. King size mattress-no box spring. Overall, very pleased.
Daniel, us7 night trip

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