Kimpton Ink48 Hotel Guest Reviews
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|1.2 miles from New York City centre|
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Nakeisha, New York Mon, 29 February 2016
Robert G, New Jersey, visiting Hudson Terrace Mon, 11 August 2014
Let me preface my review by saying that my wife and I have traveled worldwide and typically stay in 3 to 5 star properties wherever we travel to. Additionally we are both originally from New York. This is an awesome property for many reasons - however, the first is the level of service that the staff exemplifies (front desk, bell service, parking etc). In a city where being rude is the norm we were actually made to feel as if we were visiting our hometown as opposed to a fun Anniversary weekend. This was a last minute booking via online and email and yet the hotel not only provided us with a corner room on an upper floor (1408 I believe) but also had a bottle of bubbly on ice and a hand written note (nice touch). Very impressed with the smoothness and relatively care free check in BUT what was most surprising was the explanation of the parking situation which is no in and out upon validation at a rate of $65 daily (common in NY) but also a quick oratory of other parking garages in the area and approx. pricing and lay of the land in terms of street parking (NY street parking can be difficult just interpreting the signage). They actually went above and beyond which allowed us to make a decision as opposed to parking and finding out later. They probed just enough to explain area dining options (which are plentiful btw - after all, this is NY). The hotel is very chic from the decor of the lobby to the elevators and hallways and of course the rooms which are quite spacious (this is rare in NY where space is at a premium). The beds, lighting and bath are exquisite, not worldwide glamor but elegant chic while the bath products are top notch. They provide you with a complimentary list of items for your needs and sure enough I was in need as I forgot and requested shaving cream (they not only brought the cream but also 2 razors all within 4 minutes - again, rare for a big hotel in NY). This hotel has a great roof bar (we didn't get to enjoy as a guest booked out the roof for a private party (that must have cost a pretty penny) but it's widely recognized). Now the best reason to stay in a hotel on 11th Avenue in Hells Kitchen has to be the access to NYC nightlife and you basically have everything at your disposal including sports bars, clubs, adult clubs, lounges, piano & beyond. In a city that does not sleep this hotel sits in the heart. This is a better location than ANY cheesy Times Square hotel AND you're closer to the West Side Highway (in case you want to zip to the park or TriBeCa or Wall St etc.). See how long it takes for a cab to get from Times Square to 11th Avenue during rush hour (more than 40 minutes and we're talking a mere 4 to 5 blocks). The views from the property are killer especially since it has widely unobstructed views (again rare for a NY high rise building of any kind). There is also the CHANCE of parking around here unlike Midtown or Wall so that's a plus. The restaurant here is ok but to be honest you're in NY so why would you eat in your hotel unless it's 4 or 5 star dining right? Beds in the room are super comfortable and CLEAN! I can think of a few more reasons why I would book here again but I will leave it to you to share your own experience.
Liked: Viability to nightlife, rooftop bar, excellent views,
Disliked: Should link up with food vendor to offer 24hr in room.
Eva C S, Asheville Tue, 23 October 2012
Liked: Great rooms; friendly, helpful staff. Would stay at Ink48 again.
Troy Fri, 13 July 2018
Liked: Very cool vibe, nice room that was BIG and the staff were all exceptionally helpful. It's a little off the mainstream tourist destinations, but very walkable to Hell's Kitchen eats and not too far from Times Square.
Disliked: There's a super cool rooftop lounge/bar, but it's not affiliated with the hotel, which means you can't charge to your room and at night, one of the elevators is consumed by nightclub visitors. Can be a little noisy as there's another club nearby.
Henry Fri, 13 July 2018
Liked: Location to cruise port. We walked quicker than a cab could take us due to the one way streets and the way the cab would have to go.
Disliked: Roof top bar was closed for a wedding from 6pm-midnight.
Kasiem Fri, 13 July 2018
Liked: Location. Scenery. Decor.
Disliked: Kitchen closed kinda early.
Darian Fri, 13 July 2018
Liked: Service and hospitality were unmatched.
Terance Fri, 13 July 2018
Liked: Cleanliness. Value
Disliked: Walk to Subway a little long.
Megan Fri, 13 July 2018
Liked: The ambiance and the size of the room were exceptional. We were upgraded upon checkin. There was a coffee bar in the lobby in the morning and a nice bar/restaurant on site. Extremely close to the cruise port we were sailing out of, we were able to walk!
Disliked: At around 4am there was a fight on the street from a group of people leaving the club that is located on the top floor, this was disturbing to my sleep but nothing I wouldn't expect for NYC. Not super close to tourist attractions.
Verified Hotel Guest Fri, 13 July 2018
Liked: Staff was great. Amenities were awesome.
Bill Fri, 13 July 2018
Liked: Great decor, comfortable bed
Disliked: Further fromTimes Square than I would have expected
Olukoya Tue, 10 July 2018
Liked: First, the staff. I have been to many hotels in multiple parts of the world and I have never been somewhere where the staff are so willing, even eager to help. They want to help you answer a question even before you're sure you want to ask it. For someone who does not like to "burden" people in the service industry, this was sigh a great relief for me.The hotel common areas are very chic and picturesque and the rooms are as advertised - decent sized, tastefully decorated and extremely comfortable. The minibar... No words.If you're looking for a hotel in this budget range and area, there's no point looking elsewhere.
Disliked: Honestly, I cannot think of a single thing I didn't like.
Robert Sun, 8 July 2018
Will stay here again!!!
Liked: Awesome rooftop and best night of sleep I had in years!!!!