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.
Larry Wed, 14 August 2019
Velma Tue, 13 August 2019
Very helpful and friendly
Liked: Close to the pier and I was going on a cruise after my stay
Disliked: So far from trains
Irina Tue, 13 August 2019
Liked: It?s a nice hotel and staff is very helpful. Aircon is loud but we ask to change the room and were transferred to a different room.
Disliked: Aircon was loud.
Jenilees Sun, 11 August 2019
Soans Sun, 11 August 2019
Will stay there again
Liked: Excellent in-house restaurant, breathtaking view from the room, great restaurants in the neighbourhood, a short walk to the cruise ship terminal - great pre-or post hotel for cruises, fun rooftop deck
Richard Sun, 11 August 2019
Much worse than expected considering...
Disliked: Unable to access rooftop lounge because of private event. Paid full price for the room but not able to enjoy the full experience. Food in restaurant was pricey and overly trendy, but not very good.
Anonymous Fri, 9 August 2019
Liked: Desk check in was lovely
Disliked: Valet parking was AWFUL... waiting 20 min to drop off car and nobody told me that it was out there on the way back
Marylinda Sat, 3 August 2019
Liked: Room was very spacious, staff was nice and accommodating, restaurant was good
Judith Thu, 1 August 2019
Wonderful - I will always...
Liked: We had lunch there and it was great. I LOVE the rooftop bar, we always go there to have a pre-theatre drink, or post-theatre, and I love the fact that a room key lets us jump the line. They gave us a room on the side of the building we requested, and the room was lovely and clean. Staff is really friendly, hotel still looks beautiful (this is my 4th or 5th stay!). Love the fact that we can walk to all our Broadway shows.
Disliked: I liked it when breakfast was in the full restaurant - I think ordering breakfast at the "bar" is limiting and the menu isn't as good. But we were able to walk a few blocks to find something else, so at least the hotel location lent itself to that.
June Wed, 31 July 2019
Not very relaxing.
Disliked: No warning that construction was going on from 7 am until 5pm. Large machine with pile driver breaking up rocks all day right outside my window. Sunday only day they weren't working. Charging $65.00 to park the car when right up the street on west 50th they charge $35.00.