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Sleeping Around NYC: Innside New York Nomad

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By Shari Hartford

Hotel design is a very subjective topic. Some travelers like traditional dark wood furnishings and deep-pile carpet, some want a hotel room that looks like home, clutter and all, and some just want a comfy bed, good lighting and quiet…they’re oblivious to color scheme or décor. Me? I’m partial to white…white bed linens, light hardwood floors and white walls. With that I don’t see hospital, but clean and modern. That is exactly what I got, and more, at the exciting new hotel, Innside New York Nomad.

Buck up and get past the rest of the midtown block. It’s a nondescript side street in best remembered for nondescript storefronts in nondescript buildings. But the location is perfect…giant steps from Herald Square, Penn Station, Grand Central Station and more.

Impero Café
Impero Caffé

The entrance to Innside is glorious. There’s seasonal outdoor seating that flows from the indoor Impero Caffè by Scott Conant and a bold lobby, filled with white furniture and plants. There’s even a DJ spinning tunes four days a week.

Ascend to your room via a pure white elevator…a first for me…that is sparkling and very, very cool.

King bedroom
King bedroom

My room had all the perfect touches of white. The furniture was sleek, the bed linens were fluffy and inviting (with several chartreuse throw pillows) and the great bathroom was all about white. Other striking touches? Each room has a complementary mini-bar with soda, water and juice; the lighting and plugs are plentiful and convenient; the flat screen television has a separate Bluetooth and USB panel connection; and there’s a magazine rack with a selection of current local publications. And…can we talk about the bathrobe? No, it’s not boring white terry. Innside provides a long grey robe with a hood made out of heavy sweatshirt material that is heavenly. My only regret was that it was about 90 degrees outside during my stay and I just couldn’t stay hugged by the cozy robe. Note to self…revisit in January.

Twin bedroom with Empire State Building view.
Twin bedroom with Empire State Building view.

When night fell, I opened all the curtains and took in the view…yep, that is the Empire State Building front and center. Although I am a born and raised New Yorker, the New York City skyline never fails to bring a moment of awe.

When I left in the morning, preceded by a way-to-long shower in the large stall, I bid the cheery front door staff a fond adieu. I’ll be back for another wrap up in my new favorite bathrobe.

Innside New York Nomad

132 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001

Room rates start at $290. For more information, see Innside New York Nomad

Shari Hartford is the former managing editor for Diversion magazine, where she wrote about travel in the northeast and cruising. She is currently a freelance writer and editor based in her hometown of New York City.
Shari Hartford is the former managing editor for Diversion magazine, where she wrote about travel in the northeast and cruising. She is currently a freelance writer and editor based in her hometown of New York City.
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