New York, United States

Untitled at 3 Freeman Alley

Price per night from$126.00

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 (USD126.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Muse-ings on Manhattan

Setting

Lower East Side bohemia

Art-loving flâneurs, this way: Untitled at 3 Freeman Alley gives you compact and affordable Scandi-sleek rooms and studios, teamed with a panoramic roof terrace and art-gallery lobby, where the collection of murals, photography and graphic art rotates as regularly as the graffiti in its alleyway setting. The hotel’s geography, too, has the critics in raptures – with Soho, Chinatown and the East Village, all walkable from your covetable, contemporary lodgings.

 

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

200.

Check–Out

11am; earliest check-in is 4pm. If you arrive earlier, you’re welcome to store your luggage with reception until your room is ready.

Prices

Double rooms from £131.28 ($162), including tax at 28.875 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of $3.50 per room per night on check-out and an additional resort fee of $20.00 per room per night on check-out.

More details

Rates usually include a continental breakfast of coffee and pastries.

Also

There are two elevators and a choice of ADA-compliant rooms at Untitled, making this a fully wheelchair accessible hotel.

At the hotel

Roof terrace and free WiFi. In rooms: smart TV (pairs with Android devices), Bluetooth speaker, mini fridge, coffee-maker and pods, free filtered water, and Tresemmé bath products.

Our favourite rooms

The inevitable squeeze on floor space that comes with a decently located Manhattan stay is compensated for at Untitled at 3 Freeman Alley with finessed functionality and Scandinavian-inspired decor. There are space gains to be made when you book a Large Freeman King, but if it’s views you’re after, opt for a Sky King (the only option with a private balcony). An Untitled King is a solid mid-category option.

Packing tips

Designer denim, sneakers with attitude, colourblock knits, organic cotton tees and a rotation of sunglasses: the dress code is studied streetwear.

Also

If you’re a light sleeper, request a room on one of the lower floors to avoid any carrying sounds of chatter from the roof terrace.

Children

Under-11s are welcome at Untitled and charged as children, and the hotel’s Double Bunk room is a family-friendly option, but beyond that there’s no specific child-friendly kit provided.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Find your favorite artwork and bag a spot nearby.

Dress Code

Graphic tees, designer jeans and your whitest sneakers suit Untitled’s street-art-meets-bohemian ambience.

Hotel restaurant

Untitled at 3 Freeman Alley is a breakfast-only stay – and it’s served from a counter to one side of the lobby. The space flows freely, more an extension of the hotel’s gallery space than a defined café, and it’s here that you can fuel up on coffee and pastries amid the current curation of graphic art, murals, photography and paintings. A modest menu of snacks accompanies cocktails on the rooftop at Unlisted. 

Hotel bar

On the eleventh floor, rooftop bar, Unlisted, brings together low-slung seating and oversized pot plants, framed by a metal-beamed structure strung with big-bulb fairy lights. A cocktail list, featuring signature concoctions (we’re here for the tequila-and-cardamom take on an espresso martini), alongside iconic Manhattan skyline vistas, encourages you to make the most of the sunset hour. There are cans of local brews and a modest choice of wines by the glass or bottle, too, plus small plates (potato knish, wagyu sliders, ceviche) to accompany apéritifis.

Last orders

Unlisted is open Thursday to Saturday, from 8pm until late. Breakfast is served daily, from 7am until 11am.

Room service

With a mini fridge in your room and a communal microwave on each floor, you can improvise your own take on back-to-mine snacking.

Location

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Address
Untitled at 3 Freeman Alley
3 Freeman Alley
New York City
10002
United States

On Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Untitled at 3 Freeman Alley is off Rivington Street. From here it’s only a few minutes’ walk to Soho, Chinatown, Little Italy and the East Village.

Planes

All the best stories involve a trio of choices: 25 minutes from the hotel by cab, LaGuardia is the nearest international airport; JFK is the largest (50 minutes away), and Newark is just 45 minutes by road across the water in New Jersey.

Trains

Penn Station and Grand Central are each around 25 minutes from Freeman Alley by taxi or Subway – for which you’ll want Second Avenue, your nearest stop on the F-line, with services south to Brooklyn or north through Manhattan.

Automobiles

Taking wheels to Manhattan is ill-advised, but if you’re inseparable from your car, there’s nearby street parking (subject to regulations), as well as paid parking a few blocks south.

Worth getting out of bed for

The alleyway entrance of Untitled at 3 Freeman Alley is worth browsing as well as passing through: we’d love to tell you about its street artists in residence at Freeman Alley, but as it’s an ever-evolving collection, just take our word for it that creatives including Modomatic, Voxx Romana, C0rn Queen, Lmnopi, Captain Eyeliner and Timmy Ache have all passed through. In this district of former tenements, the Tenement Museum is an obvious place to start to understand the area’s history – you can explore it on a guided visit only, or book a neighborhood walking tour for a wider foray into the locale’s immigrant past. Housed in a dome-ceilinged former synagogue, the Museum at Eldridge Street checks the history box with exhibitions of all things Jewish, be it mezuzah collections or kosher pop art. Forward-thinking art and ideas are curated at the New Museum; and life through a lens is the speciality of the glass-walled galleries at the International Center of Photography. For buying as well as browsing, art galleries abound in this bohemian corner of Manhattan: try Woodward for fine arts, Van Der Plas for rulebreakers and street art, and Bitforms for tech trailblazers. Art of a different kind is yours to don when you shop at Assembly, which debuts international designers, and interlaces vintage pieces into its ready-to-wear rails of NYC-produced womens- and menswear, mostly made with deadstock and upcycled fabrics. 

Local restaurants

A self-described ‘clandestine American tavern’ open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, Freemans at the end of the alley couldn’t be nearer: European-inspired rustic plates include lemony, herb-flecked mussels with thick-sliced sourdough, pork chop with dandelion greens, and Amish half chicken with brown butter spätzle. On Allen Street, chef Amanda Cohen oversees work-of-art vegetarian plates such as pea raviolo, carrot millefeuille, and mushroom mousse, at Dirt Candy: try the set tasting menu, paired with wines. Then there’s the glut of globetrotting dining spots on your doorstep: Parm for Italian and Prince Street Pizza for the noble crust; Nakamura for ramen, and Cocoron for soba; Congee Village on Allen Street for Cantonese, and Malaysian cuisine at Kopitiam (walk-ins only).  

Local cafés

Iconic deli Russ & Daughters has a café on Orchard Street where you can feast on lox and bagel without having to queue for takeaway. Katz’s Deli has similar legendary status – bolstered by an appearance in When Harry Met Sally: go for the stacked pastrami sandwiches. And the delicious knishes at nearby Yonah Schimmel are a comfort-food classic worth sampling. For mind-blowing pastries, you want Supermoon Bakehouse at 120 Rivington. 

Local bars

Head to Lullaby on Rivington for superlative signature and seasonal cocktails (and better people-watching); Bar Goto on Eldrige for Japanese concoctions, and unearth artful mixology upstairs at velvet-chaired speakeasy, Garfunkel’s. Suds-seekers, you want the beer garden at Loreley on Rivington; niche needs for natural wine (and small plates) are catered for at French Tabac-inspired Le Dive

Reviews

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Anonymous review

 

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this contemporary stay on the Lower East Side and unpacked their Tenement Museum totes and Katz Deli merch, a full account of their Big Apple break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Untitled at 3 Freeman Alley in New York…

A Manhattan alleyway seems an unpromising premises for a Smith-approved stay such as Untitled at 3 Freeman Alley, but when it’s an alleyway adorned with street art (regularly refreshed), with a fêted restaurant at one end, and breathtaking skyline views a few floors up, you soon realise this bohemian bolthole on the Lower East Side is anything but seedy. A gallery-like lobby café is the scene for breakfast pastries and coffee – fuel for pounding the sidewalks to explore the shops, museums and galleries around Soho and the East Village, punctuated by regular pit-stops at indie cafés. Or you could take the Subway north into the heart of Manhattan to work through a more typically touristy checklist. Post sight-seeing, head up to the hotel’s eleventh-floor rooftop for cocktails alfresco accompanied by skyscraper views. Then, retire to your Scandi-inspired lodgings for undisturbed slumber – safe in the knowledge that refined rooms laced with art-gallery trappings is the only deal going down at this Downtown address.  

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Price per night from $126.00