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Safety index

76 out of 100

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Safe area

Business

Pet-friendly

City

Freehand New York

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8.1

Good (4,692 ratings)

New York City, United States - 

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420 m 5th Avenue

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1.05 km Empire State Building

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1.33 km Madison Square Garden

Hotel Overview

Freehand New York is a hotel situated in New York City, acclaimed for its distinctive blend of contemporary design and historic architecture. Drawing inspiration from its location and the surrounding creative community, this hotel offers a unique lodging experience. Based on user reviews, here are the compiled lists of good and bad aspects of staying at Freehand New York.

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Hotel highlights

Location

Bar

Atmosphere

  1. Location: Centrally located, offering easy access to major attractions and public transportation.
  2. Ambience: Boasts a cozy and artistically inspired environment that guests find welcoming.
  3. Room Quality: Comfortable, well-designed rooms that make efficient use of space.
  4. Dining Options: On-site dining provides a variety of tasty and convenient options.
  5. Staff Hospitality: Friendly and helpful staff that enhances the overall experience.
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Area for improvement

Sleep

Bathroom

Room

  1. Price: Some guests find the hotel pricing to be on the higher side, relative to the provided amenities.
  2. Noise Levels: Can be high, particularly in rooms facing the street, affecting the quality of sleep for some guests.
  3. Room Size: Rooms, particularly the less expensive options, are noted to be quite small.
  4. Additional Fees: Additional charges, like for Wi-Fi or certain amenities, were unexpected by some guests.
  5. Bathroom Privacy: A few guests mentioned that the bathroom design in some rooms lacks privacy.

Amenities

Soundproof rooms

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Pet friendly

Pet friendly

Free WiFi

Free WiFi

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Restaurant

Bar

Gym

Gym

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RateScore

Total 4,692 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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8.2

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4.2/5

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4.0/5

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agoda

79 Reviews

8.2 / 10

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booking

1,397 Reviews

7.8 / 10

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expedia

1,003 Reviews

8.2 / 10

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google

1,706 Reviews

4.2 / 5

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tripadvisor

507 Reviews

4.0 / 5

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Property

Service

Location

Sleep

Bathroom

Cleanliness

Room

Bar

Nightlife

Atmosphere

Dining

Air Conditioning

Kitchen

Accessibility

Safety

Business

Wi-Fi

TV

Breakfast

Transit

Fitness

Family

Gym

Parking

Property was mentioned 193 times

38% Negative49% Positive

Reviews based on Property

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Isabella De Moura3 months ago
1/5Google icon

What a terrible ending to what could have been a good night. I arrived yesterday evening to say hello to friends who had asked me to come check out the space of the lounge. I host events and am always looking for new spaces. Unfortunately I could never do business with an establishment that hires the most unprofessional security team. A team led by extremely aggressive men/bullies. As I was waiting off to the side of the entrance for my driver to pull around the corner in the hotel lobby, I was asked to step outside. I explained to the man that my car was pulling up in less than a minute and that I felt safer being inside the hotel as I had extremely expensive property on my person and not to mention it was 20 degrees outside. A second man approached me after listening to me explain to the First Gentleman why I felt uncomfortable to stand outside and his behavior that followed was not only shocking but disappointing. This Second employee walked over to mock my concerns & open the door forcibly telling me to get out & that it wasn’t his job to worry about my safety. As the world is already chaotic and losing more real men by the day, the ones who represented this hotel last night should be removed and replaced by real men who put the safety of women first especially within such a dangerous city. As I exited, the same employee verbally assaulted two more women after me who expressed the same safety concerns. What a terrible first experience and what a shame as I had high hopes to do potential business and help bring more revenue to this establishment that I will happily never return to.

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Mikaela Walton2 months ago
5/5Google icon

This place was absolutely perfect for my boyfriend and I’s first trip as a couple to the city! The hotel has a boutique feel and the ambience is amazing. There are four bars built into the property that we loved and the price is amazing for the location. We also had a last minute emergency and needed to stay an additional night prior to our check in time, and Rudy, one of the front desk associates/managers, was more than accommodating and was able to get us our room one night early at the same rate I had originally purchased it for. The only thing I will say is that the rooms are definitely small, but this was not an issue for us as we really only needed the room to sleep. We’d definitely stay here again :)

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 400

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Number of floors 18

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Year Built 1929

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

Idle

10

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228

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83

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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Location Area Map

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What's nearby

5th Avenue

420 m

Empire State Building

1.05 km

Madison Square Garden

1.33 km

Broadway

2 km

Times Square

2 km

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Getting around

23 St. Station (Park Av.)

140 m

New York 23rd St. Station

700 m

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Airports Nearby

John F. Kennedy Intl. Airport (JFK)

20.5 km

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Restaurants

Baruch College VC Cafeteria

Nearby

Comodo

Nearby

Juice Generation

140 m

Broken Shaker New York

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The Globe

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Daytime safety

70 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

48 out of 100

Risky

New York City safety index

Safety

Crime

76

Overall Safety Index

Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

76 out of 100

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Women safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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81

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Physical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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95

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Property safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of theft.

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84

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Political safety

Risky

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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56

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LGBTQ safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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87

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Medical safety

Risky

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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55

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Overall Crime index

Moderate

An average rating of the crime categories

50 out of 100

Property crime severity

Moderate

57

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Mugging or robbery  49/100

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Car theft  40/100

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Car break-ins  48/100

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Home break-ins  41/100

Violent crime severity

Moderate

53

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Physical attacks  48/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  40/100

Other crime severity

Moderate

54

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Insult or harassment in public  54/100

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Corruption or bribery  53/100

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Drug problem  60/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$1.2 - $3.3

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Coffee

$2.8 - $7.5

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Beer 0.5L

$1.6 - $4

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$14.1 - $37.7

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$2.6 - $2.7

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.5 - $3.5

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$73.6 - $188.6

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$10.4 - $28.3

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McMeal at McDonalds

$9.4 - $14.1

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.9 - $4.7

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Public transport, monthly pass

$119.8 - $135.3

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$0.9 - $1.3

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$37.7 - $80.2

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$24.5 - $282.9

Weather In New York City

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Precipitation In New York City

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Air Quality

Unhealthy (For Sensitive Groups)

PM2.57

PM1014

53

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Limited risk for sensitive individuals. Not recommended to do outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Moderate

Traffic is moving at a steady pace, smooth driving without significant delays.

House Rules

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Check in after 15:00

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Check out until 12:00

Children welcome

Pets welcome (restrictions apply)

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