The name is short for New York Loft, but the Texas-incubated hotel group launched by former W honcho Michael Mueller didn’t have an NYC property until 2013, when it overhauled and rebranded the On the Ave Hotel. Architecture and interior-design firm Stonehill & Taylor incorporated appropriately industrial touches such as concrete floors and exposed beams in the public spaces. The airy guest quarters have stacked-plywood furnishings, original art—selected through a local competition—and “brick” wallpaper that playfully references the loft-living archetype. The functional style doesn’t skimp on comfort, though: Beds have a cushy, custom-made Simmons Beautyrest pillow-top mattress and, in the bathroom, marble wall tiles contrast with capacious factory-style stainless-steel sink units. Deluxe rooms on the top three floors open on to terraces, some with views of the Hudson River or Central Park. Among the in-room amenities are free Wi-Fi, a 36- or 42-inch HD TV and a Keurig coffeemaker to brew your free Wolfgang Puck joe, but you won’t find a minibar—a selection of NYC-made snacks and drinks is available in the ground-level LOCL Bar. The bar is one element of a large, loosely divided space that also includes a low-lit, paneled piano lounge—the site of weekly jazz sessions—and a library furnished with an original 1910 fireplace and velvet sofas. In summer, garage doors open on to sidewalk seating, which will do doubt draw a local crowd; the uptown arm of acclaimed contemporary Chinese restaurant RedFarm is another strong pull. Rooms: 285.
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|Cross street:||at 77th St|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to 79th St|
|Price:||$189–$599 double. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|
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This hotel has a nice little bar in it with a great atmosphere - a great escape from busy NYC roads. The cocktails are really good, and it's located nice and central on the UWS if you're looking for a place to grab a quick drink or wait for a restaurant reservation to open up locally. The first time I went here, I was waiting for a table at Red Farm, just down the road. I'm glad I did, I'm pretty much a regular there now, it's such a little haven!