New York, United States

Made Hotel

Rates per night from$235.00

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD235.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Urban nest

Setting

Manhattan’s heart

Made Hotel combines raw-material interiors, a community ethos and a killer rooftop in the very core of the Big Apple. The 108 rooms are designed by LA-based Studio MAI to maximize space – oak platform beds provide hidden storage, walnut desks fold up to the wall, and iron racks provide a darn-good-looking shelving solution. Minimalist bathrooms feature Japanese tiling and handcarved stone sinks, while floor-to-ceiling windows look out onto NoMad’s townhouses and watertowers. The best views are up top, where tiki-style drinks are served on an Empire State-facing terrace. Seasonal veg is the pride of the New American restaurant, and the local creative set gathers at the sociable in-house coffeeshop.

Smith Extra

Get this when you book through us:

A cocktail each on arrival

Facilities

Photos Made Hotel facilities

Need to know

Rooms

108, including three suites.

Check–Out

Noon; earliest check-in, 3pm – but both are flexible, subject to availability.

Rates

Double rooms from $235.00, excluding tax at 14.75 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of $3.50 per room per night on check-out.

More details

Rates do not include breakfast; à la carte options from a broad menu of American cuisine are available from $16.

Also

Sign up for seasonal activities including rooftop yoga at sunrise, cooking classes with guest chefs, and talks with visiting authors.

At the hotel

Rooftop bar, patio garden, free WiFi (upgrade to premium available). In rooms: Smart TV, Revo music system, minibar, bath products by Davines.

Our favourite rooms

All the rooms have nifty design features to save space, such as platform storage beds and fold-down walnut desks. There are rooms in each category on a range of floors, so ask for loftiest one available. Top pick is a Deluxe room, thanks to its king-size bed, hand-carved stone sink, and floor-to-ceiling views of Mr. Empire State himself.

Packing tips

Deep Heat – you might get an ache with all that neck-craning.

Also

Common areas and Standard rooms are accessible for wheelchair users.

Pet‐friendly

Yes – one pooch up to 70lbs in weight can share your room, for a flat fee of $100. See more pet-friendly hotels in New York.

Children

All ages welcome. Baby cots can be added to all room types (except the Double category) free of charge.

Food and Drink

Photos Made Hotel food and drink

Top Table

Snag a spot facing the open kitchen, and watch dinner in the making.

Dress Code

City slacks – it’s upscale food in a down-to-earth atmosphere.

Hotel restaurant

Exposed beams and blond-wood panelling give subterranean restaurant ‘Ferris’ an earthy feel, and ex-Le Turtle chef Greg Proechel serves up a menu of seasonal New American fare to go with it. Meateaters can sink teeth into Ibérico pork collar or roast duck breast, but Proechel ensures that the veggies play anything but second fiddle: highlights include the charred eggplant jam, and the beets doused in pumpkin mustard and black-sesame tahini, alongside Okinawan purple potato. The Ferris kitchen delivers breakfast to the Lobby Bar every morning, which also serves a casual all-day menu. Streetside coffee shop Paper is the go-to for belly-warming drinks and baked goodness.

Hotel bar

The 18th-floor lounge, Good Behavior, has one whopping attraction – a full frontal of the Empire State Building – but there’s a whole lot more to it. Tiki-inspired cocktails are shaken in a plant-filled lounge with DJ decks and a 22ft curving wall of glass – and once you’ve stopped staring at King Kong’s favourite spire, you realise you’re among water towers and Gilded Age architecture in the volumetric centre of the city.

Last orders

Breakfast is served in the Lobby Bar from 6am to 11am, Monday to Friday (11.30am at weekends). The Lobby Bar is open until 1am every day, and Paper operates from 7am to 5pm daily.

Room service

A range of options from the Ferris menu can be delivered to your bedside, at any time of day or night.

Location

Photos Made Hotel location
Address
Made Hotel
44 W 29th St
New York City
10001
United States

Planes

The largest airport is JFK, which – once you’ve worked out how to get out of there – is around 45 minutes to the hotel by taxi. Alternatively, many international carriers also fly into Newark and LaGuardia – both are a simple half-hour drive, if you don’t hit a traffipocalypse.

Trains

There are a clutch of Subway stations within a five-minute walk on 28th Street; the R and W lines cover central Manhattan, the 6 line runs up the East Side, and the 1 line curves west. Penn Station is also a five-minute walk away; mainline trains arrive there from major cities including Philadelphia (one hour), Washington D.C. (three hours) and Boston (three hours and 45 minutes).

Automobiles

Navigating NYC traffic is best left to the taxi drivers, but if you insist on your own set of wheels, you’ll find the lowest prices for car hire are at the airports. The hotel offers a valet parking service, for $65 a day.

Other

Most cruise ships dock at the Red Hook Terminal in Brooklyn – from there, it’s a half-hour cab ride to the hotel.

Worth getting out of bed for

Take a stroll to prime people-watching spot, Madison Square Park, and admire the one of the very first skyscrapers, the Flatiron Building. Head west for lunch in Chelsea Market followed by a walk along the art-laden High Line, or turn north to ogle at the Chrysler Building, Grand Central Terminal, and the Fifth Avenue shopping district.

Local restaurants

For upscale Italian, head to Upland (345 Park Avenue South) and pick from the likes of stracciatella-slathered pizza, the house seafood cioppino stew, or nigh-on cacio e pepe perfection. Book in at chef Daniel Humm’s three-Michelin-starred flagship, Eleven Madison Park (11 Madison Avenue). At 20 West 33rd Street, Turntable Chicken Jazz combines three of our favourite words in an industrial space lined with LPs and cassettes; the birds are deep-fried Korean-style, and served on heaving platters with hot sauce.

Local cafés

Meet the pancake challenge head-on at Bubby’s High Line (73 Gansevoort Street), or pop into Penelope (159 Lexington Avenue) for all-American comfort food. Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop (174 Fifth Avenue) has been serving slap-up sarnies and classic egg creams since 1929.

Local bars

http://www.penelopenyc.comRing the bell at the unmarked Raines Law Room (48 West 17th Street), and wait for a host to usher you into the cocktail-crafting speakeasy. Continue your roof-terrace tour at the Arlo NoMad’s glass-floor-flaunting The Heights (11 East 31st Street), or step back in time at Midnight in Paris-inspired cocktail parlour, Dear Irving (55 Irving Place).

Reviews

Photos Made Hotel reviews
D. Graham Kostic

Anonymous review

By D. Graham Kostic, Globetrotting bon vivant

It never fails: I always pick the worst time to go to New York. With another Nor’Easter threatening to cancel all flights in and out of the Big Apple, I change gears and change flights to fly into the city the night before the storm starts. I land within hours of apocalyptic Thunder Snow wreaking havoc on a sleepy city. It’s the kind of weather that begs you to stay put. My first thought: my hotel better be real good.

I check in to Made, carefully avoiding dripping sheets of ice and snow onto a pristine lobby with a bustling coffee shop near the entrance. I quickly go to my room. While I’m desperate for a hot shower, the Junior Suite stops me in my tracks: a 12th floor pied-à-terre with a spacious balcony looking up at the Empire State Building. Let me repeat that last part for you: A Balcony. Empire State Building views. 

I quickly checked my reservation itinerary email to make sure that I could actually afford all these luxuries. Despite the relentless sleet, I stand on my my balcony to take it all in. No matter how many times I visit, the city – especially with this view – is pure magic.

The weather makes it incredibly difficult to do much of anything. So does the giant king bed. The bed, it should be noted, takes up a third of the room. Normally that might seem cramped, but with how comfortable it was, I wouldn’t mind if the entire room was a mattress. 

After an incredible shower in a petite but well-appointed bathroom, I throw on the robe. It’s Frette. I dash from bathroom to bed and back, checking each linen’s tag. I squeal: They’re all Frette! I decide to sleep in the robe – ‘Nothing I own,’ I think, throwing myself dramatically onto that giant bed, ‘is quite as luxurious as this robe.’ 

Made checks all the boxes of the laidback modern boutique hotel while packing in all the luxuries of the five-star behemoths. Isn’t that exactly what the pint-sized boutique hotel concept started out as initially? Somewhere with its finger on the trend pulse, but not without the ability to deliver quality service in all facets? Made does it seamlessly. 

The siren song of the city eventually gets me out of bed (and out of that robe). I venture to the lobby for a cocktail and a bite to eat (a pressed sandwich with ham and Persian cucumber. Fussy, but good). 

The lobby design is ten-fold, functioning as a softly lit bar at night, café during the day, and cozy meeting space for a stylish pack of people coming and going. The vibe is fun – but not quite as special as the rooftop bar. While the weather didn’t allow for the full experience, I took the elevator to the top floor to take a peek. It’s a vibrant and unexpected space with lots of plants placed softly among the mid-rises of NoMad. And yes, once again, the Empire State Building reminds you of exactly where you are.

I venture out, heading downtown to my favorite piano bar. It’s one of those nights when the wild winter weather makes everyone exceptionally giddy. A city full of adults reverting back to the anticipation and excitement of a guaranteed snow day the following day. I down a whiskey on the rocks, join in on a few bars of a Little Shop of Horrors medley, and make my way out. While there is usually a few more haunts on my NYC night crawls, my Junior Suite beckons me back. In fact, I’ve never stayed anywhere in New York that has called me back so effectively as Made. Just the thought of slipping into that robe and under those covers was enough to forget my FOMO for the drag show down the street. 

I don’t set the alarm. The only thing on my agenda the next day? A matinee. (And, side note: you’re situated perfectly for catching shows and not having to stay anywhere near Times Square). I stay in bed way longer than normal. There is a very special quality about the diffused light from the continuing storm through the floor to ceiling windows that is remarkably relaxing. I order avocado toast for breakfast. Perfectly charred with poblano peppers sprinkled on top.

‘How was your breakfast, Mr Kostic?’ the receptionist asks on my way out. 

‘Absolutely delicious,’ I say, telling her how I usually roll my eyes at avocado toast, the now basic breakfast menu staple. We share a laugh and she adds: ‘You know, if we’re going to do an avocado toast, we’re going to do the best one out there.’

Her off-the-cuff comment stuck with me. It seems that it’s in the brand DNA to always do it up right. I make the trek to the matinee in the continuing Thunder Snow. And with each laborious step in that ridiculous weather, I keep reminding myself of my cozy balcony room with that big ol’ bed and that incredible robe. With my Junior Suite in mind, I say: Let It Snow!

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith hotel or villa, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Made Hotel’s Guestbook below.

We loved

I loved the location, right in the centre of Manhattan, so easy to get anywhere! The hotel is a perfect base from which to explore New York. The rooms were small but with the floor to ceiling window and clever use of storage space, it felt much bigger. The linen, beds, bathrooms and cosmetics were of very high quality - all the creature comforts you need. The view of the Empire State Building from my window was incredible. The coffee shop and restaurant were perfect for late night meals and early morning coffees. I loved the ever-changing art installations on the walls of the foyer. Make a trip to Eataly foodmarket nearby for delicious Italian food!

Don’t expect

Huge rooms and traditional hotel extras (which I didn't miss at all!)

Rating

Stayed on 28 May 2018

We loved

A staff at the hotel is such a friendly bunch! They made us feel right at home from the moment we checked in and accomodated all our requests including scoring a reservation at the wonderful restaurant on the premises. Extremely thoughtful service throughout the stay – we will love to come back!

Rating

Stayed on 26 May 2018

We loved

The great location, central to everything you need in NYC but also in the cool and relaxed area of NoMad, close enough to walk pretty much everywhere and near to the subway too. Great local delis within 2 mins walk and a lovely coffee shop in reception too. Great staff, super friendly and professional but chilled and happy at the same time. The hotel itself has a great feel, it is constantly buzzing, the best way I can describe it is that it's a really cool bar/cafe that happens to have some amazing rooms too. This gives it a great atmosphere which we loved. The rooftop bar has an unbelievable view of the Empire State and the cocktails are spot on. Sun Sweet Deli across the street is 24 hours and great for anything you need.

Don’t expect

A traditional hotel, by this I mean a place that only has guests milling around, a buffet breakfast and stale atmosphere but to be fair if you are on Mr & Mrs Smith you probably don't want that anyway.

Rating

Stayed on 10 Apr 2018

We loved

A very stylish, modern hotel, in a brilliant location. An excellent cafe downstairs which does room service. Great bar on the roof. Friendly staff. Cannot fault it.

Rating

Stayed on 29 Mar 2018

We loved

The rooms in this hotel are very relaxing and Japanese-feeling. Though my room was small, it was well-proportioned and beautifully designed and comfortable. The neighbourhood is a bit of an in-between place, but very well connected. Coffeeshop and restaurant are very good...a nice place to stay and hang out.

Don’t expect

Lots of space or a gym. The compact spaces mean that sometimes it's easy to hear your neighbour in the next room.

Rating

Stayed on 28 Jan 2018

We loved

The vibe, the food, the personnel. Paper coffee and Ferris restaurant were excellent.

Don’t expect

Quiet sleeping,

Rating

Stayed on 10 Jan 2018