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Ink48 Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel in New York, NY

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Rating: 3.96

Address: 653 11th Ave, New York, NY, 10036

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    Comments (281):

    1. Jen C.
    I stayed here for 4 days last week for work and am going back for 4 more days next week.  I got upgraded for some reason unbeknownst to me.  My room was HUGE.  It was much bigger than my colleague's who was also staying there.  i picked this hotel because I like Kimpton and because it had NO bed bug sightings on the bed bug registry.  I always pick a hotel only after looking to see if anyone has reported bed bugs.  This hotel has NO bed bugs, as far as I can tell.  Another reviewer below complained of mildew.  I can say that I did not have that problem but my colleague did complain of a mildew smell as well.  She complained when checking out and they took $50 off her bill.  My colleague also complained of noise in the am from the street.  I did not hear any, but I dont hear very well.  The rooftop bar is expensive but has a great view and the Print restaurant is also again expensive but very good.  The street it is on is a bit desolate but you only have to walk a couple of blocks to be in Times Square or places where it is easier to catch a cab.  I really like Kimpton, the happy hour, the coffee in the am, etc......  In NYC I think i like the Eventi (another Kimpton hotel) better but I could not get as good a rate as I got at the Ink.  I  liked the fact that it was in a part of NYC I had never stayed before.  It made me find new places to eat and see that I would not have seen otherwise.  There are a lot of good wine bars just a few blocks away.  So in general, i recommend it.

    09/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    2. Tracy H.
    I stayed at this hotel recently with some friends for the weekend and had a wonderful experience.  The room was really comfortable with a great decor and an unbeatable price.  And the staff was awesome.  They were all very helpful and so friendly.  They went out of their way to make sure our stay was comfortable.   I would highly recommend this place!

    22/10/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    3. Victoria L.
    Ink48, formerly VU hotel on 48th and 11th in Hell's kitchen has been open just under two months. The hotel has potential. But is still working out the kinks. They have lots of goods and not so goods. Goods: special rate between now and January 2010. Got an 800sq ft suite with floor to ceiling windows for $300/night. Unheard of in Manhattan. At first, it almost felt like winning the lottery to get a room this big for so little money. Hotel layout, room decor are all in alignment with the Kimpton brand I've come to know and love. The bathtub is deep, which makes for delicious de-stress time in the tub. The views of the city and the Hudson river are fantastic. The restaurant and bar are not open yet (hence good prices) but they make up for it with free wine at happy hour and a good continental breakfast. Plus basic, albeit cold, entree choices for room service. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Location is close to Jacob Javitz center, so good for conferences. My suite has not one, but two flat screen TVs!! Bed and pillows are comfy cosy. Not so goods: long walk to the closest subway. By far and away, the greatest issue is that the noise level is high, even by NYC standards. With the windows closed, 12 floors up you can still hear street noise as well as noise from neigbouring rooms. No lights in the closets, so hard to find stuff at night, blinds have chain pulls which hurt your hands to open them. Very surprised they're not electric, must be alot of work for the staff. Shower smells musty. Linens still have VU logos. If I were paying full price for my suite, I'd be very unhappy. Given the price and everything considered, it may be worth it to check it out.

    05/11/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    4. Robert Y.
    Was in NYC for a job interview at Ogilvy (across the street).  My flight came in late and I needed my sleep, however, it was hard to get my zzz because there was vacuum/loud fan noise near the hotel room as early as 6am in the morning.  Made a complaint at the front desk and they did nothing.

    26/04/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    5. Peter R.
    Great hotel. Comfortable, stylish and spacious rooms, great bathrooms and good service. Close to many good restaurants on 9th Ave. Close enough to theater district to walk, but far enough to avoid all the tourist dreck.

    11/06/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    6. Joe R.
    Plain and simple, Ink48 was one of the best hotel experiences I've had in New York.  Ever.  For context, I've stayed at all the Ws several times, SoHo Grand, Tribecca Grand, etc.  My wife and I stayed this past weekend for Saturday night (11/21) with our two dogs.   I'm not sure we will go anywhere else but the Kimpton group from this point foward just because of our dogs alone.

    Ink48 stacks up and then some.  As stated by other reviewers, the hotel has a great vibe, the decor is warm but stylish and modern and best of all, the staff are about the friendliest I have found. These are just some of the reasons we loved our stay.  

    Our room was huge by NY standards.  We were in a 300 sq foot step up from their basic room and it was well worth it.  Even a smaller room would have felt big with the soaring ceilings in this place and the view we had of the Hudson was just awesome.  The bed was extremely comfortable with great, down pillows.  We could have slept all day.

    Lastly, if you are not sold yet, I have to mention two more reasons to stay at Ink48.
    1 - The convience of the west side location coming in from out of town is unbelievable.  The hotel is 1 block from the West Side Highway making it ridiculously easy to find the hotel and on top of that, the WSH has some great walking/jogging/biking paths along it.  Perfect place to walk our dogs.

    2 - The staff, particularly Kareem at the front desk and Virginia, the hotel operator are both worth mentioning.  Kareem was super helpful throughout our stay and Virginia always answered our calls from the room with a huge smile in her voice.

    One final thing I thought was worth adding.  I read in several other of these reviews that the hotel rooms were noisy.  I can tell you that staying here with my two big dogs would not have worked if they heard noises all night.  Our room was like a vault, I never even heard anyone else come and go to their rooms, nevermind noise from neighborhing rooms.  

    Go stay at Ink48 while the prices are a steal and it's brand new!

    24/11/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    7. Sunny H.
    Despite many strengths, I was overall disappointed with our one night stay. Successes include the location (distance to the theatre, park, etc), roof top bar and views, restaurant, fitness center, and happy hour wine service.  One major concern was that staff entered our room - unannounced - twice!!! Although incredibly apologetic about entering without knocking, she entered again approximately 15 minutes later!!!  I was very concerned about privacy given this duplicate experience. This was not a Kimpton experience!  Other challenges include running our of coffee and hot tea in the morning - even though there were three regular and one decaf canister! When I let the front desk know they were out of all coffee and water, I was received with a negative response and gesture by a brunette female. (All other staff were pleasant.) Lastly, our room overlooked the front of the hotel, and we therefore had difficulty falling asleep due to regular honking and traffic below.  Since I had asked specifically for a quiet room,  I was disappointed.

    10/08/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    8. Lisa S.
    I'm SO impressed with this hotel. My is staying here for NYE, 5 days total. We have 5 hotel rooms. The rate was reasonable... well, we got kind of a deal, the staff is super friendly and it's close to a subway stop. I'd love to come back when the roof top lounge is open. It looks amazing! The only thing is that the walls are PAPER THIN so I can hear everything going on in my neighbor's room.

    31/12/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    9. Naveen G.
    this review is only for their rooftop bar.  got there at 1030pm on a saturday and walked right in with no issues.  bartenders at the inside bar were somewhat slow but probably a bit understaffed as they could have used one more person.  outside bar was closed.  was relatively quiet and not crowded at all.  great views but aside from the inconsequential, nearly inaudible buddha bar stuff playing at the bar indoors, there was no music on the actual rooftop.  wait staff outdoors varied from good (per other people) to terrible.  our waitress (ana) was pushy, forgot drinks, asked me several times whether i had a tab even though she was holding my credit card (one of only 5-7 tabs) and would rudely tap/push us on the shoulder when she came by with drinks.  on top of that, a friend who arrived 20 minutes later than us, waited downstairs for an hour in line even though the rooftop bar had emptied out considerably during that time.  just another new spot trying to keep a line outside to build hype.  


    poor service
    line outside for no reason
    no music outside

    will not go back.

    19/06/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    10. Christine M.
    I will say up front that I am giving only one star because I got a terrible night's sleep at this hotel . I go to hotels for a variety of reasons but first and foremost I want to sleep. Seems obvious.
    I was awoken at about 12:30 AM by a party in the next room. I though, ok, it's Manhattan, it's Saturday night, I'll get over it. By 3AM I was not over it, and the party had got much louder. How this went on for three hours without hotel staff noticing is puzzling, but whatever.  I just didn't realize,when I did my research, that this was a party hotel.

    I sent an email to hotel management describing my experience, and they very politely apologized and answered that they would note I needed to be on a higher floor for my "next stay". There will not be a next stay, Ink48.  

    Other than that, I liked the building.
    Room: really nice. Bed was great, for the six minutes I was able to sleep. The bathroom was terrific. Big tub.

    View: good. I was only on the third floor so I was looking down at 11th avenue. The floor to ceiling windows are nice, but they were pretty dirty. i realise there's probably not a lot the hotel can do about that on a regular basis.

    Staff: really friendly for the most part. the woman at the desk had no idea which floors offered the floor to ceiling windows in the public hallways, and kind of stared at me instead of finding out. I  asked because I wanted my preteen kid to see the view. He could NOT see the view from the really nice rooftop deck because they don't let kids in.  I found this out too late to factor this in my hotel-picking decision.  I understand that kids are not welcome at all hotels, and that not all hotel guests want them around. However,  Kimpton has a kid- friendly rap on the Ink48 website, which is one of the reasons I chose the hotel .  As I checked out, i told the woman at the front desk about the party next door, and she apologized then stared at me some more.

    Rooftop deck: really nice. Run , apparently, by an entity other than the hotel so they have their own rules.  But the room is something to see.

    Overall, I think you can find just as nice a room for the same money in a more mainstream location.

    05/06/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    11. Jami Q.
    This hotel has a great design/atmosphere/location!  I however stayed on the 8th day it was open.  With construction still going on and staff still being trained, I didn't exactly go in expecting perfection.  It was a great rate because it was still new so I didn't really mind that there were drill bits all over the room and construction dust on the dirty glasses they provide for water in the room.  However, the 5 spider/bug bites on my leg from the bed wasn't exactly my favorite part of the experience.  Check in is at 3pm and when I arrived at 3:45pm to check in, the extremely flustered front desk agent said my room is not ready because they just had a busy week.  I helped open a great hotel just a year ago in Beverly Hills, so I understand that perfection takes a bit of time.  None of the food and beverage outlets were open yet so she couldn't offer a drink while we waited or anything of that sort, but she was more than helpful in offering assistance to find a place to grab a bite to eat nearby when I said I was going to go find food and be back in an hour.  She offered luggage assistance, but being that I was only in NY for the night, I had minimal luggage.  Regardless, I still checked a small bag in and even when she couldn't find a bellman, she checked in/carried the bag in herself.  She was quite friendly.  When I arrived back at the hotel, my room was ready to go and on my way up to the room, a host in the lobby offered a glass of wine for their nightly wine reception that they offer at most Kimpton properties.  Free wine? Yes please!  I had a wonderful glass of wine in the lobby while reading my book before heading up to my room.  The room was decorated wonderfully and the bathroom was pretty cool.  I did have trouble with the lighting, even though I have the same lighting in the hotel I work at.  It worked half the time at least.  The wall you face while sleeping, where the TV is located, is VERY bland...complete whiteness.  Maybe they will add a little something when the hotel is finished.

    When I was attempting to catch a taxi to go out that evening, the bellman was very helpful!  Although the amount of taxis driving by on 11th were minimal, the bellman was still able to track one down.  After chatting with the doorman, he said that the bellman was actually part of housekeeping and offered to help out in the front!  With great associates willing to go above and beyond, this hotel will be great in no time!  

    I also peeked around other floors, spa and the rooftop lounge area that were all still under construction.  I can tell that the hotel is going to be GREAT.  The Hell's kitchen area is up and coming and this place is just the start of it.  It is located just 2 blocks from 9th Avenue, where there is several great restaurants and bars and only a few more blocks from the theater district.  Overall I was pretty satisfied, but I could never be unhappy in NYC, which helps.  I hope to return to New York soon and I would definitely give this hotel another shot!

    07/10/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    12. Grace F.
    guys guys.  please get the brekkie orders right!

    there's been 3 episodes of screwed up breakfast orders on this trip.  well, 2 really, but i'm counting the 3rd as the "no sir, we cannot substitute the potatoes for fruit."

    bf: "wtf do you mean you cannot substitute the potatoes for fruit?!? we're dropping 5K here to stay on this trip and you can't swap out the potatoes for fruit?!"

    the very keenly smart kitchen staff: "no sir, but we can give you some fruit on the side."

    oh jesus guys...

    the housekeeping has slowly gotten lazier and lazier that i had to personally write a note to request that they actually vacuum the obvious crumbs on the carpet.  

    on top of that, apparently the pool isn't open until 5:30p?  what's the point with that if you aren't going to be open during tanning hours?

    the airconditioning in the suite is either on full blast or barely on - when it's on, it sounds like a damn vacuum on full blast and when it's off, well, it IS NYC in the middle of summer.  

    i arrived with great expectations and am leaving barely 2 stars full.

    14/07/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    13. Helen H.
    loveedd the rooms here.. very spacious for a NY hotel, modern, clean, expensive materials, flat screen tv, drawers, closet, sofa, desk (all things that you don't find in the normal shoebox sized hotels)
    some cool things about the room that i liked/was impressed by - they had these light up bedside tables that lit up from inside the table.. very very cool~ super super super comfy blankets/linens/pillows.. and aveda bath products! yay!
    there was also free wireless internet if you sign up to be a kimpton rewards member (membership is free too)
    also, when we first checked in around 5-ish we made it just in time for the wine reception.. the concierge actually brought out two glasses of wine for us.. nice!
    and contrary to a review below, we did have an iphone dock.. which was convenient
    negatives - it is a bit out of the way (very far west) and not close to any subway.. it is within walking distance to hell's kitchen (like 3 blocks maybe?)  but since we were there when it was cold, we cabbed it everywhere which got expensive - ANDD we found that in rush hour some cabs were hesitant to take us so far b/c i guess it's more profitable for them to run back and forth for two mins down the same street to rack in on the base rate.. more than once we had to get a town car to take us back to the hotel
    another negative - aside from the first day when we checked in with a very friendly concierge and was brought to our room by a very helpful bag boy, the service was definitely lacking - we called down for disposable toothbrushes since we wanted to brush up before we went out, we waited around an hour, called back to see if they were coming up.. and they told us if they didn't have it up in the next few minutes we should come down to the lobby and get it ourselves... i've never been told that before at a hotel.. especially one that is supposedly 4 star
    also, we stayed three nights at this hotel.. the bath products were only refilled after the first night... the second night we had already run out of q-tips.. which were not refilled.. even worse, i had left a little bottle of practically empty body lotion on the bedside table.. the cleaning lady or someone actually took this bottle that i was in the middle of using and put it on the bathroom sink in the wicker basket as if it were new... i understand conserving products and all.. but i don't really appreciate someone touching products that i'm in the process of using.... (not to mention.. when we called down for those q-tips we needed.. it didn't come for another 2 hours or so..)
    also, upon checking out, instead of the friendly concierge we had when we first got there, we had a very rude lady concierge - uppity, made us wait like 5 minutes before she acknowledged that we were standing there waiting to check out.. mmm yea.. our positive first impression of the place quickly went downhill throughout the stay

    anyway.. i WOULD stay here again b/c the rooms were super super large and comfortable (i feel like this is rare in NY at under $200/night) and i would be willing to give the service another chance

    01/04/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    14. Haley M.
    The staff here really knows how to run a hotel.  Everyone from the front desk to the staff at the bars and restaurants were nothing but helpful and on top of their game.  The hotel itself is clean, modern and luxuriously spacious, which for New York hotels is the biggest draw of them all.  The rooftop bar has the best view in Manhattan (though the cocktails weren't the greatest) and the restaurant downstairs is downright delicious.  My only complaints were that my room didn't have dark enough shades for the windows, so I was up with the bright sun at 5:30 every morning, and my shower, while quite roomy, had no ledge to put a leg on which made for a delicate balancing act with a razor.  Other than that, I slept like a baby, ate like a queen and yes, lounged around in that plush, sexy zebra-striped robe that was waiting for me in my closet every night.

    18/06/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    15. Angela L.
    I have to say that the staff at the hotel make this place awesome, despite the location.  After staying on the upper west side, the location was a little disappointing.  However, the spacious rooms and the service were definite pro's.  The door man was awesome!  He was like a doorman/concierge/ your new best friend.  He really made our trip awesome with good restaurant recommendations, friendly smile and getting us where we needed to go.  

    The walls were thicker than the Empire Hotel, so it was quiet for us (which is nice after nights of partying).  The upstairs lounge was swanky.  The drinks were well made by the nice bartender.  The view was breathtaking.  They had a nice wine reception, but only for an hour from 5-6.

    19/06/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    16. Lemon C.
    Couldn't find a summer weekend rate for under $240 ($277 with tax).  The room was beautiful, we had a 10th floor room with a partial river view. The lobby's décor was gorgeous!!! And of course the rooftop even better, the rooftop was why we stayed here. The front desk always had pitchers of water with oranges in it. There's a free wine reception daily. There's also free herbal tea and coffee in the lobby in the morning. Room service was always prompt with any request we had. The only issue was the hotel is a bit out of the way in Hell's Kitchen. If you're going on a cruise, it's right next to the cruise terminal and we saw a Carnival ship in port. Otherwise it's a good hike to the subway because avenue blocks are LONG. There's really not much around the hotel either. I noticed a map in the room of where to go jogging nearby that looked interesting.

    30/08/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    17. Anita O.
    This property is staffed by lovely, accommodating people and is a beautiful, spotlessly clean hotel with fabulous food and wonderful location. I highly recommend it.

    17/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    18. Ryan M.
    Enjoyed staying here with my boyfriend for three nights.  We got a deal on jet setter for something like175 a night which is a steal for a nice hotel like this.  The room was very large and comfortable and had an amazing view of downtown. The restaurant "print" which is on the first floor was great for an easy dinner and quick breakfast. Only downside was how far the hotel is from the subway

    27/11/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    19. Douglas S.
    Amazing hotel. Great atmosphere. Complimentary wine and eggnog at 5 every evening. Great bar with great view of the city.

    02/12/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    20. arielle g.
    I usually love Kimpton hotels.  However, Ink 48 did not impress.  My husband and I spent a night here for my birthday a couple of weeks ago.  I had found the hotel through the Kimpton website, saw that it was new, and thought it looked like a great Kimpton hotel.  While the hotel did have that funky and fun Kimpton feel, the customer service was somewhat lacking and it just didn't have that special feel to it.  We had a bit of a rough start when checking in, as the room that my husband had requested was supposedly not available.  He had requested a room on a high floor with a view of the city.  We were given a room on a lower floor, which really only provided a view of the Acura dealership across the street.  After switching rooms a couple of times, we finally settled into a room on a high floor with a much better view.  Although we were initially told no rooms were available on a higher floor, this room magically became available.  Hmm....

    Yes, the room was nice and we had a great view.  Bed was comfy, nice TV, nice bathroom, and thank goodness for coffee until 10 am.  

    One more note...the location is not so great.  Next time I spend a night in the city, I'd choose a hotel in a more interesting neighborhood, most likely downtown, closer to the subway.

    20/03/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    21. David C.
    On the positive side, I recently stayed for one night at this new hotel, and I was astounded at the size of the room and the basic luxury of the accommodations. They even have my favorite brand of bath goods (l'occitane). All of the service was enthusiastic, although at check-out time they seemed understaffed or harried a bit to me. This leads me to the negative impressions. For me, this location is rather far from almost anything I might want to do while visiting, and it is also far from public transportation. I also personally had a very hard time getting a cab. And lastly, there is a loud club nearby which played very audible music until around 4am. The hotel itself was so nice that I would strongly consider returning, but these other aspects felt important to me too. So, it is a 3-star review for a 4-star hotel due to location.

    27/09/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    22. Lilian W.
    The rooftop bar is a must. Glamorous elevator entryway, dim mood lighting, attentive servers and a breath-taking view. The outdoor area and the almost-outdoor seating were nice. I had the Nectar, which is essentially a bellini/champagne with juice (overpriced at $19; $4 stars). I'd come back here just for the view (:

    03/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    23. Deborah G.
    Spent 3 nights at the INK48 in the beginning of April and LOVED it! I highly recommend this hotel. I have been to at least a dozen or more hotels in NYC. I frequent going there. And by far this is one of my favorites.

    First let me say that the employees were so extremely nice and friendly and helpful. They would even walk us over to the elevators at times to continue to talk with us. They made us feel so very welcomed there.

    We stayed in the King Studio City view room. We were on the 5th Floor. Yes we heard street noise here and there but nothing that would make me forget all the positives of this hotel to only give it a one star rating. Anyone who says the hotel has noise from the NYC streets.....ummmmm.....HELLO??? Did you forget you are in NYC? I frequent NY and I am sure I could hear something from any room I stayed in when staying in NYC, from sirens, helicopters, garbage trucks, etc.

    The rooms were well thought out. We had a nice city view.  Along the window a couch and comfy chair. Desk in the room, dressers, large VERY comfortable King bed, large soaking tub in the room, and fantastic large shower with an over head rain shower head and hand held shower head too. There were two sinks and a make-up area too. And safes large enough to fit larger lap tops.

    The hotel is hip and has a great boutique feel. We did not dine in the restaurant PRINT but I looked in and it was always busy. The bar area and lounge area really vibrant, colorful and inviting. In the morning they have coffee and tea complimentary and evening a wine happy hour. A really nice extra touch!! They will soon open a roof top deck and restaurant and spa.

    I returned in May and the spa was still not ready, but Press the Roof top Lounge was open.  Unbelievable VIEWS!!!!!  Enjoyed my Cosmo over looking NYC.  

    The location in my opinion was perfect. Yes it is on 11th Avenue where all the car dealers are and some warehouses and garage shops, but in my eyes the area was a plus. I could walk one block and I was at the Hudson River. The Circle Line is there and the BEAST boat ride along with the Intrepid. Also cruise ships near by, so this would be a good hotel to stay pre and post cruise. A nice little park, portion of it is being redone right now. A doggie park and restaurant. I could walk for miles along the river too on the nice sunny days. Then I was 3 blocks from the theatres, 2 blocks to 9th avenue where all the restaurants are. 3 blocks to restaurant row. That area is very busy and full of traffic and then we come back to our hotel in the evening and it is nice and quiet to get away from the hustle and bustle. Also on 47th street do not miss stopping at Sullivan Street Bakery....oh my sooooooo good!

    And last in case you are traveling with your dog. Kimpton Hotels are very Pet Friendly. We have been frequenting them with our dog and it has been great. Also having a dog park a couple of blocks away was great.

    23/06/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    24. Daniel F.
    This place is awesome.  First let me admit that I think the Kimpton chain is the best value per dollar - BY FAR - of any hotel chain the country.  They are consistently clean, beautifully decorated places that feel good to stay in.  And Ink48 lives up to the standard.  Our room was pretty and light and had nice views.  .  We got a 15th floor corner queen.  It was low on square footage but exceptional in all other respects.    And it wasn't a premium room - it was something like the second lowest price level.  And the location turns out to be awesome, because the hotel is sufficiently separated from other high rises that you get gorgeous views.

    03/09/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    25. Jordan P.
    Went here for my birthday earlier this year soon after the rooftop bar opened.  Definitely the best skyline view in the city, nearly 360-degrees!  Great beer selection, including some belgians, and a friendly staff.  Perfect place to start the night.

    16/01/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    26. M D.
    Nice hotel and good value. Enjoy the roof top bar while there!

    15/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    27. Gitika A.
    Dont get me wrong, the view is great. I went there tonight and while the waitress was attentive, the bartender could not get my drink right. I asked for a drink without the orange juice, but when the second round came to me it was instead loaded with simple sugar and was too sweet to drink. I gently told the waitress it wasn't what I had hoped for but when the replacement came, it was not too sweet but there was no alcohol in it. The drinks are expensive --- I didn't want to create a fuss a third time, but that was just too much to bear for $16 a drink. Also, serious B&T. If you're into that, go.

    16/07/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    28. Meredith F.
    I'm just reviewing for the rooftop bar.  The view alone is enough to justify coming here: definitely one of the best in the city.  The service was great, and I liked the classy atmosphere.  They were playing Sinatra, and the crowd was on the older side and very well-dressed.  I wouldn't say this is a nightlife destination, but it's perfect for a drink or two after dinner or before hitting the town.

    27/10/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    29. Slothy B.
    There is a great view from your room if you pay extra for the rooms on the city side of the hotel.  Complimentrary coffe in the morning goes quick and they refuse to refill.  At 9:00am on the dot they are so eager to take down the coffee they practically push you out of the way.  There is no box springs under the mattress so a good nights sleep is hard to get. Also you have to walk 4 long blocks to get to any kind of transit or restaurants.

    17/09/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    30. Aman T.
    Awesome View, Great Atmosphere. Drinks are not too expensive (But the bar service is kinda slow, took 15 min to get a drink)

    01/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    31. Dick W.
    This is a terrific hotel which is still being completed. I took advantage of the heavily discounted rate being offered because the hotel's restaurant, bar, and lounge areas are not operational as of mid February 2010.

    This hotel very much meets or exceeds the high Kimpton standard - every Kimpton I have visited has been excellent. The staff are highly professional and (important in New York) very friendly and interested in helping.

    I booked online at the last minute on a Thursday, and got to the hotel in mid-evening after work. As it is February, it is not high season so I imagine the hotel was not very full. I was instantly upgraded to a huge room. It was outstanding, as you can see from photos other guests have posted on Yelp.

    The hotel is in Hells Kitchen, somewhat close to Times Square, and a short walk to the endless restaurants on Ninth Avenue. The immediate area around the hotel, 11th Avenue, is mostly car dealerships. The location is more than offset by the overall quality of the hotel.

    I would stay here again in an instant, though once it is up and running I don't know if I will be able to afford it.

    12/02/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    32. Sarah D.
    The rooftop bar is simply amazing. I was here on a Friday a couple of weekends ago and had a great time. Not only is the view incredible, but there was no line, and when we got upstairs, it was busy, but empty enough to find seats and enjoy the view. And as a perfect accompaniment to the view, the bar serves tasty cocktails.

    24/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    33. Jay C.
    This was a great hotel. The rooms were very spacious, clean, and well decorated. The staff was fairly accommodating, except for the bouncer for the upstairs club. He would not let my girlfriend in with her flip flops, even though it was only 5:00 p.m. Nonetheless, the view from the room was awesome. There was not much around the hotel, but it was only about a 10 minute walk from Times Square. I would definitely stay there again!

    07/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    34. Eva S.
    Looooooved the roof top bar at this hotel...talk about a spectacular view. I just stood there most of the time in awe of the beauty of the city at night. We ordered a bottle of champagne to kick off our NYC weekend, so I cannot comment on the mixed drinks they offer, although they did look quite tasty. You will pay for it though at $10 per beer and $20+ per mix drink. At least there is no cover.

    24/05/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    35. Jennifer B.
    Oh, let me count the ways I loved the INK 48 in NYC!!!
    My fiance & I stayed at this hotel in July '10.  I found it on Expedia and it was the best  3 or 4 star hotel that was in the budget of $150.00 per night (yes, even the weekend).  We about 2 months out the year in hotels and were very impressed by this one, let alone the great deal we got!
    Close to everything by a few blocks or quick cab, this boutique hotel boasted one of the *BEST* rooftop decks in NYC. For a reason!! ONE OF THE BEST PARTS OF OUR TRIP WAS THE VIEW!!  It happens to be the hottest  rooftop decks of the moment.  It's a young fresh hotel with a great accomadating staff.  They put us on the VIP list during the weekend crowds at PACHE,  one of the top hottest clubs in NYC not to mention it's around the corner!  They remembered my name and service was impeccable.  The maid service was outstanding and each day we came back our maids had gone the extra mile.  They even brought us a vase when my fiance had bought me flowers.  The concierge was amazingly friendly.  The staff in the restaurant were so polite, and again remembered my name & what I preferred in my french pressed coffee.  They have wine & sangria hour at the end of the work day complimentary.  Go upstairs and watch the sunset over the hudson river with your drinks!  or order one:)v Lines out the door on the weekends of locals coming to head up to this rooftop deck/lounge.   I love this hotel for the value, service and the ambiance. Will go again!

    07/08/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    36. Ronnie E.
    It's still in the works but from what was completed, I'd say the hotel was pretty nice. I could see myself hanging out in the room just to hang out.

    I couldn't escape traffic noise from the third floor. If I had to stay here again, I'd try and get a room higher up. I also wouldn't pay more than $300 a night, either.

    The location isn't bad but it isn't in the best place either. Being the strapping young lad that I am, I didn't worry too much.

    Overall: This place is alright, just to check it out but the next time I go to the city, I'll check some other place out.

    21/12/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    37. Jonathan Y.
    Awesome rooftop bar with great views of the Hudson. Nobody knows about it or its just too far west for people to care to go to. Lots of seating and space. The drinks are ok but we don't really care about that when we come here.

    01/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    38. Fabiola L.
    I was going to stay at this hotel because it advertises that it is pet friendly. It is not. I was rudely told that if there was more then one complaint about any barking that I would be asked to leave the hotel and that my money wouldn't be returned. That is not acceptable....Hello, it's a dog not a turtle.

    18/03/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    39. Ray W.
    Nice outdoor rooftop lounge with great view.

    22/09/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    40. Stephanie S.
    Overall, Ink48 is a lovely Kimpton boutique hotel. It was beautifully decorated with elegant light fixtures, bold colors, and plush furniture.

    The location of the hotel is in Hell's Kitchen which is a short walk to Times Square, but far enough away to not have to deal with the bright lights and noise. It's not really convenient to subway stations if a person is not acclimated to the city, but we were sticking around the lower east side for the whole weekend, so it was fine for us.

    All staff members were tremendously helpful and friendly. My friend and I were wearing Ravens hats when we checked in, and the following morning, sans hats, the concierge asked about the Ravens game. (Unfortunately, we did not have great news about that, but ANYway...) She gave us directions to the bar we went to on Saturday and helped us find a proper hungover breakfast the next morning.

    We were impressed with the daily complimentary  wine reception in the lobby; however, we had plans so we could not attend. We did enjoy complimentary hot cocoa with marshmallows and peppermint sticks after a long walk in the Manhattan rain on Sunday afternoon.

    This hotel wins points with me because it is a pet-friendly hotel. It's nice to see a big jar of doggie biscuits on the check in counter to welcome any canine guests.

    I appreciate that this hotel is following the eco-trend of only swapping out towels if they are left on the floor... the problem is when there is only one known hook in the bathroom! Two girls = four towels yes, we DO need a separate towel for our hair!

    Speaking of hair, hair dryers are pretty standard in hotel rooms. Ink48 did have a hair dryer in the bathroom; however, the cord was approximately 1 1/2" long. There was no way I could have dried my hair without looking at it so I had to borrow my friend's. Thank God, she brought hers!

    Getting ready was another problem. Again, two girls are sharing a room. We need time to get ready. While one is in the shower, the other could be drying her hair, applying makeup. Unfortunately, there was only one mirror, a full length one, near the door where there was pretty terrible lighting. Also, no outlets by the mirror. Plenty of outlets by the desk, by the night stands, but for the purpose of applying makeup and doing hair, it was pretty inconvenient.

    The shower was TINY but the bathrooms were clean.

    For the money that we paid ($163) we were not disappointed, but we probably would not go back for standard rates.

    21/01/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    41. Lou C.
    This hotel is what I would expect from Kimpton. Outstanding service, well apportioned clean rooms. Free wine hour daily. Coffee & tea service in the morning. The staff went out of their way to make our stay comfortable. 5 stars all the way!

    08/12/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    42. Mary B.
    This is the best hotel I stayed in so far in NYC, better than W Times Sq and Westin.

    1. Rooms-larger, clean, great view.  Comfy bed, good furniture.  New and trendy.  The high ceilings make it feel so roomy.

    2. Lobby- upscale, trendy, I love the small touches.  Fireplace at door,doggie bones and bowl of water

    3. Services- so awesome, coffee in the morning, water, love it.  Rooftop ceiling looks good.  I asked for toothpaste, no issues, a ton arrived on time.  they have a list of items that they offer

    4. Recpetion-I arrived at 830am and they gave me a room.  hands down the best, and it was free :)  6 hours of free room.

    5. Views really Great!!!

    I really love this place.  Will stay here again

    07/11/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    43. John T.
    Awesome hotel.  They got it right!
    i booked the reservation within 2 weeks and they already charged my CC. That was weird but i went along with it; knowing that i wasn't going to cancel.
    Arrived on time and staff was tremendous. Outside staff took the car (i used valet parking which was expensive ($55/day)) and guided me quickly to check-in.  The room was one of the biggest rooms that i've had in Manhattan; (i usually stay at the W hotels) and had a great view of the city.  Everything was clean and comfortable.  i had a problem with the slider door for the spacious bathroom (which had both a big tub and a big shower with 2 sinks).  On our way out i told them about the bathroom and before i got back (within an 1.5 hrs) it was fixed.  
    We got back into the room and they had complimentary champagne ready; not sure if everyone gets champagne, but i did and i was a great touch.

    i stayed here because i've already eaten at Print before (which is an awesome restaurant) and i wanted to go back and stay at the hotel too.

    The Press lounge, which i think is one of the main draws there was pretty cool.  Views of the city that are unmatched; a great Hudson view and a great view of the city.  

    Every one of the staff were courteous and helpful.  

    Ink48 was a great treat.

    18/04/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    44. Annie K.
    A friend stayed here for his 25th birthday which meant pregame in his fabulous room, then drinks at the rooftop bar.  His room was very nice...very posh looking with beautiful views (minus the parking lots).

    The rooftop bar is amazing, if only for the view of the city.  As an Astorian and mostly East Sider, it's nice to see the city from the other side.

    Of course the drinks are overpriced and the patrons are unfriendly, but the view is amazing.  Worth the trip once.

    06/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    45. Stephanie L.
    Very lovely modern hotel! view is breath taking from the roof top lounge! If you like to splurge and be pampered, this is the hotel for u! right next to Hell's Kitchen and 4 blocks away from Times Square. i wanna go back!

    08/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    46. Erin K.
    I really liked this hotel.  Other reviewers mentioned the area and I will just say that it is a little off the beaten path but not far and we never felt unsafe walking around day or night.  We walked almost everywhere very easily and didn't have a problem getting cabs when going out at night when I didn't want to walk in my heels. :)  We had a corner deluxe king room and it was great, views of the Hudson and the city.  Good sized room and great big windows to see the city.  Only downside was it was quite bright in the mornings even with the shades down but not that big of a deal.  We didn't eat at the restaurant but we did check out the rooftop bar which was fantastic.  The staff was super friendly and helpful throughout the stay.  I would definitely stay here again and would recomment to others.

    02/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    47. Alexa R.
    Stayed here on a business trip Monday night. It was awesome! I am so used to chain hotels, standard service and standard rooms. I said to my boss, "If I lived in New York City, I would want my apartment to be just like this hotel room. Complete with soaking tub and all." When we checked in, the gentleman at the front desk was so nice. We were early, so he offered to hold my bag and then asked if I would mind waiting for an upgrade. Are you kidding me? At first, I declined, but when he shared that the upgrade included a "soaking tub," I agreed. The room was amazing: huge bed, luxurious soaking tub, great toiletries, stand up shower and tons of stuff. Also, the gentleman who checked me in asked if I was a light sleeper -- which I am -- and moved me to a higher floor. I also used the gym while I was there - not huge, but sufficent. Colleagues reported the roof deck bar was awesome as well. I give it four stars only because the location is not great, but if you are willing to walk, Times Square is very close.

    24/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    48. Evan P.
    My wife and I stayed here about a month ago. The space was amazing, the rooms were excellent, and the staff was super friendly.

    The one nice thing about staying during their "draft" phase was the price. I think the room only cost us ~$200/night, which is much easier to swallow than their regular rates. I don't know if I would go back once they use the normal pricing, but I will stay here any time I can get a deal on it.

    14/10/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    49. Ruqaiyah N.
    These views are TO DIE for. I love the cocktail list, not that big a fan of the wines... but, it's a cocktail view. I've not stayed at the actual hotel, just visited Press, the rooftop bar. If it's one thing I've noticed Kimpton gets right time after time, it's creativity and extremely knowledgeable staff... I love it here. Unfortunately... haven't eaten anything, but the atmosphere and the cocktails along with the service puts this spot right up there with the Gansevoort experience. Love it.

    06/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    50. Mark S.
    I've stayed at Ink a total of 68 nights now, over the past 2 years.  I normally fly in from asia, stay for a week or two at a time.  I must say that this hotel is consistently awesome.

    The rooms are HUGE.  The food is great.  The facilities good.  The "hardware" gets a 5/5.

    The service, is the best.  The staff (particularly the senior management) really go out of their way to make you happy and keep you as a friend.  What more can you ask?

    I'm a picky guest, and sometimes I can be over-sensitive.  Even so, all issues that I've brought up have been dealt with in perfect form.  I really do enjoy coming here!

    (I'm writing this entirely out of my own accord, because I believe peer reviews are the most value and most honest.  Although if they wanted to give me extra toiletries, that'd be cool too :D

    15/12/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    51. JEN S.
    I stayed here during the week of Feb 8th(also during the snowstorm) for a business trip with two other people. Personally, I usually stay in Kimpton hotels because I find the service to be very exceptional, not to mention that the rooms are usually pretty good.

    We were quickly greeted and bags were taken in the exact moment our cab stopped in front of the hotel. I was the only one in the group that was a Kimpton member, so naturally, I was booked on the 15th floor while everyone else was on the lower floors. I had expected my view to be great, it was just ok, it was of the Hudson, and I had an itty bitty window, but the room was huge. Another person staying with us apparently had a gorgeous with with a soaking tub, but it looked right onto the Acura dealership, which was kind of funny.

    One day someone in our group wanted to eat at the hotel for breakfast. I cannot say I've had a more awkward service anywhere. There were about 15 too many people working. The waiter didn't know if the "granola & fruit" came with yogurt...why wouldn't it? Do people actually eat just fruit and granola? The waiter never took our menus back, which was kind of weird because they're not small. After a few mix ups while bringing the food out, the food finally came. It was SO overpriced and everything tasted blah. The yogurt was the consistency of ice cream, it was oddly thick. And the whip cream that came with the hot chocolate tasted so bizarre, like it was blended with butter.

    Other than the breakfast issues, our stay was great. I can always say that the customer service at Kimpton hotels is always top notch which is why I will continue to stay there. Sure it's a few long blocks from the Subway...but it wasn't that bad especially considering we had to walk those blocks in the snow. I will definitely stay there when I come back, if the prices aren't astronomical!

    19/02/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    52. Greg D.
    Rooftop bar is amazing. Great view and good drink selection here

    26/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    53. Antonella M.
    The words "Hell's Kitchen" and "11th avenue" are scary when your date says that's where you're going to be meeting... until you walk into the lavish looking Kimpton Hotel (that I never even noticed walking by after a year). To the right you have the hotel lounge and the center the lobby. The doorman is a juiced up sharp looking man who asks where your going. We respond the bar and he directs us to the elevators on the left.

    Upon getting out of the elevator, you will be in awe of a beautiful rooftop bar surrounded with amazing views, a long narrow pool, lounge chairs outdoors, and an amazing indoor space with plenty of cozy spots to get comfortable. '230 Fifth' is my favorite rooftop bar but 'Ink48' really is a close second. The atmosphere is so laid back and you probably won't see any Jersey Shore look alikes here too which is a bonus in some of your eyes (not mine, I'm pathetic lol).  The drinks were delicious,even more tastier as the night went on obviously, and i think they were all around $10 to $15 each although the bill could have said a gazillion dollars and I wouldn't have noticed, did I mention how strong the drinks were? BONUS! The couches were comfy, almost too cozy. Lots of places to rest your drinks down, big tables and side tables. The age range is super mixed; it is a hotel in NYC so expect to find some people on business, mostly tourists, and very few locals. I haven't been here in the summer yet, but I imagine it being packed - hello outdoor rooftop bar! So be prepared to sweat and wear as little as possible.

    Lastly, take a minute to go to the bathroom, one quick flight up. Both the men and women's bathroom have an attendant complete with a complimentary bodega on a little nightstand. Mini-sized crunch bar and a lollipop for my hangover later? Don't mind if I do!! Free candy in the bathrooms? Sigh, You had me at the stall... you had me at the stall...

    05/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    54. Mark S.
    Stayed at Ink48 for the Westminster dog show. Very nice hotel, clean, and great employees. Print restaurant also a wonderful find - we ate severasl meals there - all very good! Easy walk to Times Square of less than 1 mile. Only complaint was room noise. We were on 3rd floor, facing 11th street. I know it's NYC, but very noisy due to traffic.... I think the fix is a higher floor, or a room facing the river. Will stay there again if chance does come up.

    18/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    55. Larissa A.
    Even with the few drawbacks of things not being open yet (bar, restaurant, roof deck, gym) this place was amazing.

    The rooms were gorgeous and comfortable. I really wanted to live out my Eloise dreams and live there forever.  The most comfortable bed I have ever slept in, only sound heard the "white noise" of the city outside and free Wi-Fi.

    One thing I HAVE TO mention. THE STAFF!!! Some of the most helpful and genuinely friendly people I have ever encountered in a hotel ever. Willing to go the extra mile and make sure your stay is perfect. This is an oddity in ANY city not just NYC.

    Who ever is in charge: Keep these people happy, you got a good crew making your hotel earn return customers. Once the prices are out of the introductory 'breaking in' rate I would still look to stay here.

    12/10/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    56. Barney D.
    Stayed on a recent trip to NYC after staying at the Ink48 on business two weeks earlier.   My business trip room was excellent.  Large, etc with little noise.

    I guess I had two kids so they put me in little room on lower floor so the experience was a loud one.  

    The staff was very very helpful but have to only give them three stars.

    06/11/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    57. Sara C.
    Overall: A stylish, slightly out-of-the-way hotel with excellent service.

    Before I get into the positive aspects, there's a quirky aspect that should be addressed: Do NOT book a room here if you're planning to share it with a coworker, opposite-gender family member, or relative stranger. There's no proper bathroom - the double sink is out in the room, and there are two small closets for the toilet (echo chamber) and shower (fully tiled, larger than usual, two shower heads), each with translucent frosted glass doors. So there's almost no privacy whatsoever.

    *Very friendly staff
    *While booking the room online, I mentioned that I was booking a romantic getaway, so they brought a bottle of champagne and box of chocolates to the room shortly after we arrived.
    *Stylish robes hang in the closet (zebra and leopard print), along with lots of hangers and a huge umbrella to use while at the hotel. Both items contain hangtags with the offer to buy the items ($90/robe, $30/umbrella) and charge them to the room. I bought one of the umbrellas to take home with me - a reasonable price for a huge wooden-handled umbrella.
    *The room is decorated in an upscale organic, minimalist fashion. I fought the urge to pull the fire alarm and attempt to sneak the moss green chaise lounge out of the room to take home with me. The bed is also super comfy (we were in a king bed) and the pillows are perfect - not too thick and not too soft.
    *There's a vanity/sitting table with big mirror near the door, perfect for putting on makeup and doing hair.
    *If you're into baths, especially if you like company while you soak, the huge deep soaking tub out in the room is not to be missed. Seriously, it must be at least two feet deep and was made for at least two people.
    *The shower is roomy, with two shower heads.
    *The Hell's Kitchen location is out of the way, which means very little traffic noise outside of rush hour. I could almost sleep here without earplugs, and I'm a very light sleeper.
    *The hotel is so quiet, we felt like we were the only guests.
    *Proximity to Market Diner.

    *The Hell's Kitchen location one block from the river. Eleventh Avenue in that area is mostly car dealerships and hardware stores. It's a good 10-minute walk to the nearest subway, but thank goodness there's an excellent diner two blocks away (Market Diner). It was 13 degrees when we arrived in early January, so we were stuck in our room for the evening after walking to the diner and realizing it was too cold to walk to Times Square afterward. (Note: a cab to Times Square costs around $10)
    *The quirky room layout with no proper bathroom.
    *The only towel rack/hooks were on the wall near the shower - none near the sinks for hand towels. I thought this was a bit odd.

    Overall, I'd definitely stay there again. I think this is a perfect hotel for romantic getaways.

    29/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    58. Roy P.
    I went over on a warm Saturday evening to visit some people that were in town from Dubai staying there. The vibe is nice, drinks are pricey, there is a no hat policy, and they are somewhat selective at the door but not really, if that makes sense? Basically, if you are well dressed and clean cut then you have no problems and you can shoot right up. Which is totally fine by me. The views are nice but in the overall picture it is nothing too spectacular. I'd only come again if I had friends staying there and they didn't really feel like motivating anywhere else for the evening.

    29/11/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    59. Shawn J.
    Before entering the hotel I was kind of nervous yet excited about what I would find. Upon entry, it's sumptuous yet simple city slicker design was a relief after hustling many blocks west before finally crossing it's threshold. I was happy to see that they kept the decor Hells Kitchen appropriate -- deeply urban, hip, vibrant, kind of sexy and jazzy; paired well with the luxury car dealerships dotting the strip.

    The loft apartment styled room had a pretty decent Hudson view, although I did have to over look a parking lot filled with telephone company trucks. The furnishings were all sleek and smart looking... cool enough to make you talk back to your reflection in the mirror after stepping out the shower, flexing a little. I must admit, I felt kind of cool here -- it's a cool feeling place.

    The roof top bar definitely gives of a Mad Men meets James Bond kind of vibe. The drinks were AMAZING... Tried a few drinks from their cocktail menu and all were refreshing and well made. The waitress attempted to be as pleasant as possible, but you could tell she was really trying. She could have also had on hotter shoes than the plain Jane, comfort specials she was wearing, given the sexy mid-century flow of the space.
    After all, the bouncer was quite particular about dress the dress code with in coming patrons, like one of my pals who did not have on a collared shirt and was let in with a reminder.

    Over all the design of the hotel is great and breathes a breath of fresh air over Hell's Kitchen. The only complaint would have to be about employees cleaning up after room service quicker. The plates or other items left out by guests for pick up by the staff after room service in the evening remained sitting in view for far too long before being retrieved. The hotel staff kindly acknowledged our comment on that issue and promised to look into it when we spoke to them about it.
    That issue didn't ruin my view of the hotel, as it's a contender on my venue list for a MAJOR function I'm planning.

    27/12/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    60. Ph D.
    Beautiful space - not well-maintained...

    Upgraded to corner room with an absolutely gorgeous view of the city and the river.  I'd probably return just for this.  Room itself is very comfortable and well-designed.

    Downside: television didn't work, outlet at desk didn't work, lamp not plugged in, other lampshade dented, all-on light switch at the door didn't work.  Minor details, but they add up, and it's not what you expect from a boutique, upscale hotel.

    20/02/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    61. Heidi C.
    This place is brand new - and as such still has some kinks to work out. Currently there is no restaurant, no bar and no gym - but all are being built and the lobby bar has a gorgeous designer look to it.  Location-wise Hell's Kitchen really isn't "where it's at" but it was a great spot for a girl like me - been to NY a million times and wants to see what else the city has to offer.  I found many great restaurants and cafes that I never would have otherwise had the opportunity to visit.  
    Our room was totally WOW - we had 3 giant windows facing out towards Midtown - but far enough so that you could appreciate the architecture and lights at night.  And there was a HUGE tub in the middle of the room - big enough for 2 ;)  
    The bed was comfy and the room is really a great size for a NY hotel - def one of the biggest standard rooms I've seen.  

    All in all, this hotel has a beautiful design and just needs a couple of months to work out the kinks with food, amenities, etc.

    Room - 4.5 Stars
    Amenities - 2.5 Stars (currently)
    Location - 3 Stars

    07/10/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    62. L A.
    I've stayed here a couple times with my friend.  The rooms are always emasculate and at times they'll upgrade you to a great view or suite.  The rooftop has one of the best views and the service have always been helpful.  Btw, its doggie friend too!

    18/12/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    63. Young Y.
    Review is for the rooftop bar.

    Came here on a Friday night w/a bunch of friends. The place was busy but had enough space for all of us to sit around a table and chat.

    The drinks are decently priced for what you get here. Cocktails ranged from $10-18, but that's very typical in a NY lounge/bar. I was surprised that we didn't pay a premium on the drinks because the view you get from here is absolutely beautiful. You get a 270 degree view of the NYC skyline without any major buildings blocking your view. Great place to take your friends who are visiting!

    It's a nice, trendy lounge. People are well-dressed, and the crowd consists of professionals in their twenties and thirties. The bar atmosphere is nice, but I think it's better to go outside to enjoy the view, the colorful pool, and the comfort of the lounge chairs.

    I'm a big fan. Coming back for sure.

    06/09/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    64. Liana S.
    After many stays in the city near Grand Central, our stay at the Ink 58 in Hells Kitchen proved to be a hip and fun way to see parts of NYC off the beaten path. And while most trips into the city or Soho required a cab, we never waited or more than a few minutes for one. The hotel is a grungier version of the sister property The Epic in Miami, but that goes and in hand with NYC, I guess. Their rooftop bar skews very young and drinks aren't exactly great or a value, but with views like theirs you seem to forget about the pretension. The rooms are clean and fairly quite, however the hotel would be smart to add blackout curtains to each window. Not sure what's up with the bar in the lobby as there seems to be some strange tug of war with the hotel's f&b license. Overall I would stay again.

    07/08/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    65. Samantha G.
    Ink48 is a gorgeous, modernly appointed hotel that's very spacious for being in New York.  Of course, it's a Kimpton, which is my favorite hotel chain, so I had to stay here.  We had a deluxe king room on a corner so we had amazing views of the Hudson River and the city.  I loved all of the furniture in  the room and bathroom and wish I could style my home the exact same way!

    The hotel is a bit away from the center of everything, but after staying two nights in a shoebox-sized room at the Holiday Inn right off of Fifth avenue that was walking distance to everything, I would much rather have stayed at Ink48 because it's much cheaper and much more chic.  Besides, the nearest subway (A,C,E lines) was only three blocks away, which was an easy walk.

    Bonus: We had a 6am flight to LA, meaning we had to leave our hotel at 4am, and the concierge was kind enough to let us know if we phoned them before we came down he would have a taxi waiting for us, so we did and the taxi was there as promised.  Great service!

    24/03/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    66. Tia T.
    I had the pleasure of visiting INK 48  while traveling in New York City this past Columbus Day weekend.   The hotel has recently opened and is in the process of finishing all of its touches.   Once completed,  it's going to be amazing.

    Ink 48 is a member of the Kimpton family of hotels which remain my absolute favorite.  Every Kimpton hotel that I've been to  truly epitomizes the boutique hotel concept in terms of style and service.... and Ink 48 is no exception!  From the moment we arrived, until the moment we left, we felt well taken care of by the amazing  staff who were  always accommodating  and genuinely eager to help us out with whatever we needed.  The management consistently went above and beyond on several occasions.  Also the doorman , Vincent, who we ran into several times during our stay  always greeted us with a smile and offered great suggestions on what hot spots to check out.   One night he even delivered my girlfriends and I homemade cake for a night cap.  That earns a lot of points in my book!

    In terms of furnishings and décor, the hotel is very contemporary and modern, but has warm little touches which collectively give you that "I've been somewhere special" feeling.  It's also worth mentioning that the hotel has a happy hour each day featuring complimentary wine.  If that's not love, I don't know what is!  Ya heard?!!  

    I can honestly say that this hotel was a great value!  The total experience really topped off our "girls in the big city" weekend.

    I'm sure  we'll  hear a lot about Ink 48 so be sure to check it out!

    27/10/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    67. Don R.
    Went to roof top bar (The Press Lounge) last week on a warm summer night. The 16th floor view was beautiful and watching the lights in the city come on as the sun set was also very nice. The $11 tap beers & $16 drinks are a little pricey but the service was wonderful. Our waitress was beautiful, prompt & courteous. Not the kind of place I would go to every week due to the prices but definitely an occasional must. I was entertaining out of town guests and they absolutely loved it.

    30/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    68. Adrian L.
    + Very beautiful rooms
    + Nice views of the Times Square area, which made New Years Eve in the hotel room actually fun
    + Near lots of food options
    + Everybody working there was NICE NICE NICE! One fellow was even nice enough to look up dog boutiques on yelp for me!

    +/- Long walks to the trains, which sometimes was nice and sometimes was a massive pain in the ass

    - No bar/food/room service/etc. until mid-January... missed them by 2 weeks!
    - Somebody had gotten them to deliver tea to their room, which ended up costing $16
    - My boyfriends parents had a large window in their bathroom instead of a mirror. WTF? His mother then had to do her makeup/hair/etc in the poorly lit area that had the full length mirror. Not okay, at all.
    - Our shower area was very scummy looking. I'm sure it would have been fixed if I had written a note for housekeeping, but I didn't so what can ya do.

    From what I gather, this is way out of my price range, so I'm sure I'll never be back... but it would be nice to test it out again once the hotel is complete.

    05/01/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    69. Caesar R.
    Had a few friends come in from out of town for one night, so since my apartment is small, I can't have everyone stay here.  We opted for this spot since it was new and the rates were reasonable compared to everywhere else.  But with a place as cool as this, I don't see the rates staying low when the place is fully functioning at 100%.  They opened a few weeks ago.  

    Everyone really liked the place.  The rooms were large with high ceilings, felt like 10 or 11 feet high.  With it being an old print factory (Henceforth the ink in the named ink48), it has a unique structure with some of the supports incorporated into the design of the room.  Our room had a big giant support that was utilized nicely to split the sleeping area from the bathroom.   We did have trouble with the bathroom lighting, but all in all, the room was great.  The staff was super friendly and always willing to help, BIG PLUS, especially in NYC.   Location was really not an issue.  There was no wait for a cab when we needed one.  

    The lobby area has a bar/restaurant which were not open yet, but will be awesome when it does.  Also, there is a roof top restaurant that will be completed soon, I can only imagine how impressive the views are from 15 stories up.  I really can see this as the next in nyc destination of a hot spot as the area needs some type of killer place like the ink48 to kick start a trend.  The hotel is amazing already with its cool design, when it is open with all the outlets open of the 2 restaurants, the gym and the spa, this will definitely be a great destination for those who love to try new things in NYC.

    11/10/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    70. Meg B.
    I will be hesitant to stay anywhere else in NYC after the wonderful experience my family and I had at Ink48. From the moment I booked the room and explained that we would be celebrating three important birthdays, I was given the royal treatment. A complimentary upgrade to the Hudson River Suite and assurance that our experience would be very special. The concierge, Ralhan was the best! He emailed me throughout the week leading up to our stay asking what else he could do for us. When I told him a 4th person would be joining us,and that it was her birthday also, he assured me that it would be special for her as well.  Upon arrival to our room, we almost died- huge breath taking views of the hudson river, a side view of some NYC high rises. The bathroom was the size of some of the rooms I've stayed in NYC in the past. All in all, 600 square ft of heaven! A few minutes after we stepped in our room, a server delivered a bottle of champagne, a bottle of sparkling cider ( for the wee one), a cake, bowl of fesh fruit and chocolates. We truely felt so special.

    Ralhan made sure that our fourth guest had a cot to sleep on and greeted us when we arrived to the hotel. We were even given two glasses of wine when we arrived as it was their complimentary wine reception at that time.

    The rooftop restaurant and bar also had supurb views of the city skyline and river.

    Although the location is in Hells Kitchen, a few blocks off of the main attactions in Midtown and Times Square- it was kind of nice to be off the beaten path, but close enough to enjoy the rest of the city.

    I know for sure my next stay will be at Ink48-I think I'm officially on the Kimpton Bandwagon.

    22/08/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    71. Jonny M.
    Rather than the narrative, I'll write my review in summary form. I stay in a lot of NYC hotels so trust me, I know...

    *It's Kimpton and they know the hotel biz well. They really do.
    *Free wifi with Kimpton rewards membership (free) and the speed is perfect.
    *Staff VERY friendly - which is VERY different than most NYC hotels.
    *Furnishings overall are very new, modern, clean, nice looking.
    *Aveda in room ammenities (soap, shampoo, etc) - good touch
    *Bed and pillows comfy indeed.
    *Nice views of Hudson and/or Times Sq from a far.
    *Pet friendly - love them for this alone, hotels that aren't these days are stuck in the 1970's I'm afraid.

    *Glass windows are very thin - ceilings very high - both make for colder feeling rooms with no sound absorption. My room facing 11th Ave was super loud - aim to a high floor and towards rear of building if a light sleeper.
    *Bathroom although looks nice, had a bit of a scum smell. Low mirror lighting.
    *Corner rooms have no mirrors in bathroom other than a very small face mirror - was very odd I must say.
    *In room climate control is loud and doesn't really keep temp. Note that the side room bathrooms don't seem to have heat vents - VERY cold.
    *In room clocks are those iHome - which don't attach to iPhones (annoying and need updating - I mean who has a Nano iPod anymore).

    ADD'L ITEMS...
    *Location is 'off the beaten path' which is good and bad. Its a good 4 blocks from Times Sq so note this folks.
    *If you want to dance the night away - Pacha is near by and prob one of NY's top dance venues. Also H&H Bagels (hello 24 hours) is around the corner which is great. Cruise ship port of NY is a stones throw away and Intrepid makes for a fun afternoon and is around the corner.

    27/02/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    72. David H.
    Awesome view, and a Long Island that got me feeling pretty. Woot!

    06/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    73. Carlos A.
    I am rating the restaurant and roof top bar.

    The food was amazing. The dining experience began with chicken livers which were on point (If you don't like chicken livers, you are missing out!!! and please don't say "Gross" to something you haven't tried.) some fancy salad my friend ordered but damn good, Spanish chorizo with potatoes and crab salad. All exquisite.
    As far as the entrée, had the duck, roasted pork, organic chicken and the lobster pasta dish. I couldn't stop eating. PS. I eat about eight times a day so do not worry about my weight.
    Now you may be asking your self, 'did he have room for dessert?' and the answer is yes of course! Ordered the chocolate bread with honey to dip in on the side and the roasted peach with home made ice cream. SOOOOOOOO GOOOD!!!!!!!!! everything was on point, no BS.

    You must check it out.

    The Roof Top bar was cool and elegant. Will def. be pre-gaming here a lot. (They close it way too early)

    05/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    74. Kimmie S.
    I love the Kimpton Hotels but Ink48 is a property within this group that I don't know how I feel about it. The outside of the building didn't make me think Kimpton; however, I loved that upon walking in, there were three water bowls for dogs of small, medium and large sizes. I love seeing that.

    I had come in to meet a friend for drinks at the rooftop only to find that the rooftop didn't open to 5:30 - seeing that it was an hour or so before this and a gorgeous day, I was a little bummed to say the least. Apparently, I wasn't the only one as everyone was baffled that the rooftop wasn't available. As I sat in the lobby I felt that there was a lot of space and a lot of people watching but I didn't feel a cozy atmosphere.

    That was until we sat in the lounge downstairs. The pink atmosphere was a nice and unexpected touch. It wasn't too pink where you felt that this was a lounge where you and your girlfriends should have drinks. I also liked that there were various pillows and it really made you feel comfortable. I loved that we were able to watch people walk by as the windows were huge. Even though it was yet another open space, there was an intimate vibe where you could allow time to get away from you as you chatted, The staff was there just enough to make you feel like you were getting your drinks and yet they didn't continue to bother you. I think that there is a line and they worked that very well. This is not a hotel bar that I would go to all the time but if friends are staying here, I wouldn't be opposed to having a drink there.

    Looking at the hotel rooms themselves, I agree with someone else who posted, the view is amazing and I liked the way the larger rooms were laid out. Ultimately, I feel that the lobby area is a huge disconnect with the rest of the hotel and that if there is a way to add warmth to it, it would probably draw you in more.

    30/06/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    75. Tom D.
    I am a big fan of Ink48 -- my room is spacious and nicely decorated -- very nice comfy bed and room is quiet. Great views as well. Staff are very helpful and friendly -- and the room was a really good value (they offer an excellent AAA discount). Will return.

    10/03/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    76. Anna L.
    Went to the rooftop bar around 12:40AM (closes at 2am though).  No cover. Lobby was more courteous than expected!  While waiting for the elevator, we made small talk with the lobby and then went our merry way up to the 16th floor.  It was surprisingly busy for a hotel bar on 11th avenue. Crowd was a bit older than my group but we still had a fun time being warm in their enclosed rooftop on that cold winter night.  Great view of the city! Bar staff was pretty nice to us as well.  Will definitely come back here especially since it's so close to my apt! :)

    06/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    77. Evan G.
    This is a review for the rooftop bar only.  It's gorgeous, and the drinks are wonderful, if expensive.  The Moscow Mule (vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice) is amazing, and served in this ridiculously attractive copper cup.

    Staff seemed a little deer-in-the-headlights when we arrived (there was only 7 of us), but everything worked out fine.  Seating area is fun, but the sofas are really, really deep - so we kept having to scoot ourselves to the edge to engage each other in conversation.

    The crown jewel, though is THE VIEW.  OMG - the view westward across Manhattan is breathtaking and unobstructed.  This place will become a bit of a scene in the summer, methinks.  

    Four stars instead of five because the elevators to the 17th floor weren't coming - and it took a good 10-15 minutes before I could leave.  That was kind of a scary feeling.  Staff who helped me "escape" were great, though.

    23/05/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    78. johnny w.
    This is a review for the rooftop lounge not the hotel itself.
    this place is fantastic!! the view is killer. lounge is on like the 10th floor or so.  the atmosphere is laid back. this is a spot you meet friends for drinks but not a place to meet people. unless you are a gay man.. the place is wall to wall gay up until about 11:30 12:00 . so if you are gay you will be in heaven.  for all others great place to bring a date and just relax. plenty of seats everywhere couches, benches etc. come and relax. not a bottle service place so that makes everyone equal. fantastic!!

    06/06/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    79. Lauren L.
    Kimptons are hands down my favorite hotel chain. They are always trendy, fun, and beautiful, and the service is always amazing. My boyfriend and I went to get facials and massages at the spa and we can't stop talking about how beautiful and perfect everything was.

    For starters the spa itself is stunning and the treatment rooms are huge. Both treatments were great, and even though I went there on a Bloomspot deal, I'd go back and pay full price. As someone who gets regular facials this was the nicest spa I've ever been in.

    After that we headed to the rooftop bar, which had a sick view of the city. Obviously the drinks are insanely overpriced, and are served in acrylic glasses, but the space and the views are well worth the price.
    It's a shame I live in nyc or I'd love to stay overnight here. Can't wait to be back!

    05/09/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    80. Stephen H.
    This is one great hotel.  The minute you step inside you will notice the attention to detail.  The staff is super friendly they made check in quick and painless.  

    The rooms are magnificent and beautifully designed.  We stayed in a suite which had a great eastern view.

    There is a restaurant and rooftop bar.  Each are awesome and unique.

    The Hotel is located on the western side of Hell's Kitchen, so; you are a short walk to all of the restaurants on 9th, and the theaters.

    12/12/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    81. Morgan L.
    Absolutely fabulous!  We stayed at Ink48 for our 2nd wedding anniversary getaway.  It was gorgeous.  Very modern and funky.  I was immediately sold by the front desk decor and trip hop playing in the background.  

    The staff was so overly accommodating and friendly, we were blown away.  I had called concierge before our arrival to ask for a few small details to be prepared for our room, since we were celebrating.  Upon check-in, we were upgraded to a Hudson River view suite with floor to ceiling windows.  The views were absolutely phenomenal.  They also provided chocolate covered strawberries and bananas.  They were amazing!  Our room was stunning.  We really got a kick out of the Zebra striped plush robes in, too...

    Our stay here was awesome.  Very laid back and posh.  I'd recommend it to anyone staying in NYC and will most certainly visit again.

    23/06/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    82. Roberto W.
    Excellent stay.  Good service, nice rooms (large for NY standards) and great shower.  I am giving it 4 stars instead of 5 just because it's location is about 5 large blocks (15 min walking) from Times Square and a little bit less from the nearest subway station.  However, we felt pretty safe walking around the neighborhood even late at night.  I would definitely stay again.

    11/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    83. Holly A.
    My new husband and I booked a suite here on our wedding night (October 6th 2012) after reading reviews and checking out the place online. We were a little bummed to find out a few days before the wedding that the rooftop bar was reserved for a private party on the night of our wedding which totally screwed up our after wedding party plans. We came up with an alternate plan and after the wedding we came to check in to our room to change before we headed out to meet friends elsewhere and found out that we were upgraded to the Penthouse suite on the 17th floor! To say the room was amazing would be an understatement. The room was huge, very modern and clean! We had an awesome rooftop balcony that was actually right on top of the rooftop bar we were hoping to have drinks at- the view was amazing. We than found a stairway that lead up to an insanely spacious rooftop lounge area that we had all to ourselves! It was literally a private party space just for us! Needless to say the after party was moved to our suite and we had a great time. The view from our private rooftop lounge area was incredible. Never mind the bottle of champagne and treats the hotel left us, it was really a great ending to a perfect day.

    I highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a cool place to stay at in NYC. And thanks to Ink 48 for making my wedding night feel even more special. You guys are awesome!

    23/10/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    84. RJ E.
    Best hotel. Bestest. View. Service. Location. Bathroom and ;-)

    29/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    85. Akruti D.
    Went here for drinks one night.  The view of the river is great but there isn't a real great view of the city, which I think is the best part of Manhattan (hey there are rivers everywhere, but not so much for skyscrapers).  The drinks were way overpriced and the worst part was that they either didn't have enough bartenders or the one they had working that night was obnoxiously slow.  He multiple times even told the people at the bar trying to order that he was backed up on table orders and was going to do those first even though we had probably been standing there for nearly 30 minutes waiting ourselves.  Also, the location in Midtown West makes it annoying to go to anywhere else good so I'll be skipping this place next time and will try for another rooftop lounge.

    30/08/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    86. Silvina G.
    This review is for the hotel AND the rooftop bar.

    Beautiful and clean, what else could you ask for? The bathroom is so amazing, I think I spent an hour in the shower the first night. Our view of the city from our window was so beautiful. The bed was also possibly the best bed I've ever slept on. 5 stars for the experience.

    The view was still amazing. I see many reviews that say the roofbar was pretty crowded but when we went Labor Day Weekend, it was not that bad. We actually got to sit outside in the couches after 10 minutes (sat by the pool at first). Drinks are ridiculously expensive ($14+) but hey, you're in an expensive area so what do you expect. Technically, if you want to be cheap though, you can get up to the roof and just stay for the view. No one's really paying attention.

    The one thing that knocks it from a 5-star rating for me was the people that worked there, just the people at the door really. So rude. We had a bunch of luggage since we were between moving, and they made such a big fuss about it (and even made extremely offensive remarks about us to the taxi driver). Of course, we didn't give a good tip and they had to remark about that as well.

    20/11/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    87. Ashley L.
    This review is for the rooftop bar, not the hotel. It has a gorgeous view, gorgeous. Very classy looking bar, people look a little classier too. There is an indoor area surrounded in glass but access to the outdoors. I was only there for a short time but it seemed like a nice place to chill at. It's not loud--pretty quiet for a rooftop bar. I would come again although we waited for 30 minutes. The line length and wait time seems fickle, when we left the place, there was almost no line.

    18/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    88. Anna D.
    Nowadays, if someone is going to tell me I have to pay $14 for a fruity drink with a splash of liquor in it, they best be serving it to me along with a pedicure or a cupcake or something. At the Ink Hotel Rooftop, the intrinsic value in those fruity drinks is this AMAZING view of Midtown (which is almost as great as a cupcake, in some cases). The actual deck is very lounge-y, quite big, with plenty of couches, a pretty lil pool, and the deck covers half the perimeter of the hotel. The crowd sort of looks like businessmen from out of town bringing their NYC mistresses, but I'm in to it. Sort of a 30's and 40's crowd. No drunk 23 yr olds spilling drinks on you here. (hello, 230 5th). There's also NO weird techno music that encourages greasy men in sunglasses to hang out there (again, hello 230 5th).  I feel like it's a great space for a birthday or funtion. hmmm....

    Oh, and the fruity drinks are really good too.

    As far as the restaurant, Print, downstairs, I've only eaten there once but it was excellent! I went with about 6 other people and we all thought the food and atmosphere was fabulous.

    06/07/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    89. Michael C.
    Rooftop deck is best feature. Wonderful view of the city. Odd that they include gratuity on all drinks.

    Rooms are on the small side but are stylish and comfortable. If you are on the right side of the building the views of the city can be very good. Rooms pick up a lot of street noise so it is not the most peaceful hotels.

    Like all klimpton hotels it is stylish, small and comfortable.

    28/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    90. Grace Y.
    I LOVED this hotel. I stayed here for work, so I did not have to pay and I don't have a comment about the value for the price. However, I love boutique hotels and this one was quite wonderfully designed. My room was massive, my bathroom was almost the same size as my bedroom! There is a zoning rule that between 43rd to 56th Streets and between 8th and 10th Avenues, no building can be taller than seven stories. So almost every room, including mine, had a really phenomenal breathtaking view.

    Free internet if you sign up for their Klimpton Club. Which is also free. Excellent.

    They offer free wine around happy hour in the lobby, which some of my co-workers happily enjoyed.

    Now, my complaints. The reason that Ink48 lost a star.

    1. I left a very expensive suit jacket there. I called the day after I left and they found it! They assured me it was in lost and found, and at first, I asked them to ship it back to me. I was surprised when they asked me for a credit card to charge me, and in hindsight, I should have mentioned the company I worked for since we give them so much business they always treat us well. But I didn't. Still, I didn't think they would THROW IT OUT. Yup. I told them not to ship it, because I would be back in NYC the next month. I called them a month later, and they told me they threw it out. LIES. Nobody threw that suit jacket out, someone definitely decided they wanted it and kept it. I was so upset and kind of furious, and they offered me a free night at the hotel. Eh.

    2. I didn't realize until 2 months later that they incorrectly charged me $35 for minibar items. I was given a gift certificate for $20 worth of minibar items, and I ended up using $17. Apparently, somebody accidentally charged my account with the $17 TWICE, and did not factor in the gift certificate. What sucks is that had I not carefully examined my credit card statements, I would have never known. It didn't show up on my hotel receipt. Shady, shady.

    17/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    91. Chris C.
    They water down the liquor here.  I drink the same brand of whiskey regularly and know what it tastes like.  When I complained the a$$hole bartender just shook the bottle at me.  That doesn't prove what is in the bottle dude.  They need a surprise visit from the state liquor authority.  The rooftop view is great if you don't mind being scammed by what's in your glass.

    24/05/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    92. Katya A.
    The first time I stayed at Ink48, I had one small incident with a front desk associate - no big deal, nothing I wanted to actually "complain" about.  A few days after my stay, I got a Kimpton survey for Ink48.  At that point I mentioned this small incident only because there was a question asking if there was anything that made my stay less than perfect.  Again, I didn't think anything of it.  A day or two later, I got the most wonderful email from the Assistant Front Office Manager - Mr. Ray Mannon offering a complimentary upgrade and extra amenities for my next stay.  I was so pleased with the way Ray took care of the issue, provided me with superb customer service, and accommodated my next stay.  

    I went back again for a friend's Birthday a few months later and we had an amazing time.  I want to thank Ray and the entire Ink48 staff for taking care of us.  It also doesn't hurt that the hotel has the most amazing views of the NYC skyline & a free wine hour :)  I am a loyal Kimpton InTouch member and will definitely be back to Ink48 again in the near future.

    05/01/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    93. Lisa W.
    This review is for the rooftop bar, not the hotel.

    I decided to splurge for my weekend in New York, which led us to the rooftop bar of Ink48 on Saturday in an attempt to be classy after a quite sloppy Friday night. It was pleasant, but a few things were misses for me.

    Ambiance: Absolutely beautiful view of the skyline at night. My inner tourist was rejoicing and embarrassing my friends with my giant SLR. The bar is beautifully decorated with a colorfully lit wall of alcohol, and the outside area is also nice with some chairs, tables, and a shallow pool to sit around.

    I liked that the music wasn't too loud - you can definitely have a conversation outside without having to shout.

    However, this place is CROWDED. We circled around the entire place twice before finding a corner of the pool ledge to sit on, and even then half of our party had to stand.

    Crowd: Very classy, upper-twenties to forties crowd. People are dressed up here, and you probably won't find any college kids stumbling all over themselves. It seemed a lot of people were here in big groups, which made finding a seat even harder.

    Drinks: I ordered an amaretto sour, which the bartender claimed was the best in the world. It was indeed good, but worth $16?!?!?!?! I think not.

    Service: This is truly what kills it for me. We stood at the bar for close to half an hour before we were served. It was such a frustrating experience that we left not long after.

    Bottom-line: Lovely view, but too pricey for the level of service you get, and impossible to find seating on a weekend night. Guess you can take the girl out of the Irish pub, but...

    16/08/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    94. David H.
    This is where I stay in NY when I go for work, and I love it.  The location is perfect too.  Just north of the meat-packing district so I can get me some drinks, and easy to get to the office in Jersey.
    The rooftop has to be one of the best rooftop bars I've been to... the view is just gorgeous.

    22/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    95. Crissy H.
    Absolutely love Love LOVE this hotel.

    You might be a bit skeptical at first, because of the surroundings (Hell's Kitchen), but once you walk in, you will be quickly relieved. This hotel is gorgeous. Very eye appealing. Super chic. The rooms, no matter what size, are full of wide open space, fun decor, and are very clean. The staff is extremely friendly, they go above and beyond to make sure you fully enjoy your stay.

    Some of the key things you should know when staying here:

    If you sign up to be a Kimpton Member, you will receive a $30 credit to a spa treatment and $15 raid the bar credit for the mini bar. You not only get this the first time you stay at a Kimpton hotel, but every time you check in to a Kimpton hotel.

    There is a free wine reception from 5 PM to 6 PM every night. They also have a really nice roof top bar that is open until 2AM every night.

    They are pet friendly, you can have anything from a dog to a pet snake stay in your room with you.

    24/01/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    96. Jorge M.
    Stayed here over a weekend and had staying. The Hudson river suit was big, but at the same time small (is NYC what else can you expect). Every thing was clean and everyone was friendly from the moment we arrived. Cabs are always around so transportation is not an issue. However the subway is not too close to the hotel. I will definitely try to stay here in my next visit to the big apple.

    The rooftop bar has some Amazing views, but is very expensive $13 for a tan & tonic.

    11/11/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    97. Raymond C.
    Stayed there for one night, had a late check-in (after midnight).  Got me a room next to the elevator bank.  Justin at the front desk was nice enough to upgrade me to a room on a higher floor.  Hotel is probably an office building conversion, not as new as I would have liked but still OK, relatively quiet by NYC standard.

    12/12/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    98. Jimena V.
    This has got to be one of the best, if not the best rooftop lounges in the city! the views of the city are just amazing! The crowd is chill and not snobby at all. The music is great too. It's a nice place to go to and relax with your friends.

    31/08/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    99. Robert M.
    I've stayed at Ink48 three times in the past two months and have been super impressed.

    I travel 100+ days/year and like boutique (Hotel Vitale (Joie de Vivre) in SF, Pavilion de la Reine in Paris, Wyndham Grand Chelsea Wharf in London) properties with personality. Generally stayed at the Standard, Gansevoort or 60 Thompson in Manhattan.

    Ink48 is my new favorite in Manhattan for business. Location is great for mid-town meetings and taxis are plentiful (warning, tho, its a long 3 blocks to the subway at 8th Ave. I love to walk and Hell's Kitchen area is up and coming but don't try walking back to the hotel in heels says my GF).

    Hells Kitchen is still pretty dead but some fun restos on10th and 9th Aves. Avoid at all costs Avenue Diner on 11th @ 43rd. Worst lunch evah

    The service at Ink48 is PERFECT! Laptop screen died night before my speech, assistant mgr Kelly had a 20" flatscreen sent right up. Day of, I forgot my PC power adaptor, Kelly had a team member cab it to the venue on Columbus Circle with minutes to spare. After a long day, I left the adapter at the venue, and (of course) Kelly offered to have it brought back to my room.

    The front desk staff is awesome. Friendly and quirky, ask Stan about his maple leaf pocket square. Restaurant Print also very good. Best is the roof bar. Absolutely amazing views of midtown and the Hudson. Beats the Standard and Gansevoort by far. Cool pool, hot tub (closed in winter) and super (if pricey) drinks.

    I am a big fan of Kimpton properties and have tried many-this is my current fav. Check it out!

    11/12/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    100. Jack F.
    Google Maps isn't always correct.  I got directions for Ink48 except that it sent me to Eventi in the Flat Iron District (as opposed to the Midtown area).  Called up the Reservation Desk to switch my room between the two Kimpton properties and was told, "But Mr. Fan, Ink48 already prepared your Hudson Suite Room."  "Hudson Suite, you say?"  Mind you, this is a massive upgrade (twice the size, double the flat screens)  from the basic King room.  I told the Reservation Desk to hold my room because I'm on my way.

    25/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    101. Krystle M.
    Nothing says "summer-in-the-city" more than a rooftop. And with a rooftop bar/pool/beach/ etc. popping up every week, It's nice to do a little research on the top roofs to hit up this summer.

    Low and behold, I give you the rooftop at Ink48 Hotel.  This lovely gem is located mere steps away from typical NYC nightclub pretentiousness (cough Pacha cough) but it couldn't be further from the word.  Upon entering the hotel lobby, you are greeted by a doorman that will escort you to the elevator to your rooftop oasis.  Once that lift hits the roof, you're surrounded by amazing 360 degree views of Manhattan.  It's quite lovely...
    Drinks are typical NYC prices but quite good.  Enjoy it alfresco and take in the amazing view....


    12/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    102. David B.
    4 stars. Rooftop bar with great views of the city. Drinks are expensive so be prepared to pay, but worth it for the experience.

    30/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    103. H. G.
    I'm often very tempted to make the argument that Boston is just as good, if not better, than New York City.  Then you go to a place like this, and you think, "Hmmm, there isn't anything like this where I live."

    So I didn't stay at this hotel, but I did go to the rooftop bar.  And it's incredible.  The view is amazing on all sides.  Maybe because not a lot of people know about it, or because it's in a part of the city fewer people venture to,  there was no line, it wasn't packed, and getting a drink was a breeze.

    The only thing that wasn't a breeze were the prices ($15 per drink).  But in "the city" and given the atmosphere, it was certainly worth it.  And they don't do a bad job with those drinks either.

    18/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    104. Tamara D.
    Best spa experience in recent memory!  

    So, I've been to Ink 48 before and loved it so I was looking forward to coming back.  My room has such a gorgeous view, I literally ate my room service dinner just looking at it from the super comfy chair.  

    But what has made my visit this time was Jennifer at the spa.  I called down to ask if I could get a massage at 6:30 pm - "yes of course" - then I had a call cancel so I tried, "hey, can i move my appt to 5:30?"  "yes, of course".  I can't count the number of times I've gone to a hotel and the spa is booked - or a joke - or just generally not what I wanted when I wanted it!  Not here!

    Jennifer gave me a customized, perfect massage and then she offered the spa shower to me since no one else was coming in.  I have no idea how many shower heads were coming at me but it was like 20.  the shower was as good as the massage!  Then when I came out, Jennifer had eye makeup remover, moisturizer, and a blow dryer all ready for me.

    Join Kimpton InTouch and then come to Ink 48 and ask for Jennifer!

    The best!

    27/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    105. Beau M.
    The rooftop is pretty and the view of the city is fantastic. It lost 3 (count em, THREE) stars because of one, fatal flaw. When is the best time to go to a rooftop? Probably when the weather is nice, right? When is it warm enough to go to a rooftop? Probably in the late spring/summer, right? Has anyone (or, at least, anyone at Ink 48) ever spent a summer in New York? It's 700 degrees with 400% humidity...on the coldest day. Not allowing shorts on the rooftop is antiquated and ridiculous. Stop thinking you're the fanciest thing on the island and get over yourself. We're hot and our calves need to breathe. Everyone deserves a nice rooftop, not just d-bags in $22 Dockers. GET IT WITH IT!

    16/04/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    106. Veronica H.
    Very nice room. Friendly staff. Coffee in the morning, water throughout the day, wine reception from 5-6pm. Pet friendly! Great rooftop lounge!

    We really enjoyed this hotel. It was pretty swanky and the staff was very friendly. Housekeeping even left a thank you note for the tip! :) Even if you don't stay here, check out the rooftop lounge! Great view!

    Only downside, it was about 4 avenue blocks from Times Square and the subways. I timed it at about 15 min, so not terrible. Plus your close to the river where you can tour a navy boat or rent bikes to bike around the city.

    03/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    107. Ni N.
    spectacular view of manhattan at night. best in the city!

    20/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    108. Kristen R.
    The pluses of the place is that it's quiet, there's no bed bugs and that the doormen are there all the time. I'm from SF and often place a lot of corporate employees and plan events at hotels so I'm very aware of the standards of hotels like this and was a little disappointed.

    Upon checking in we got our "Studio" which was on the 7th floor. We walked in expecting to see what we paid for and while I wasn't expecting the pictures, we had this view of basically nothing. Even our bellman mentioned that there were "better" room and he was shocked that on a slow week we got put there. We ended up going upstairs for a drink...a $16 drink that had a 20% tip tacked on to it from an extremely poor waitress and overly pretentious staff. Not only that their "specialty drinks" were fun yet I'm quite sure I've had stronger keystone lights back in high school. We were needless to say a bit mad when our $50+ tab showed up.

    We made do with what we had. It wasn't a closet so that was nice. But here's the deal, we soon found an array of things a bit odd over our stay. The first night we noticed that the deep soak tub didn't drain, the left sink (his and hers) was slow to drain, and that the wifi wasn't working. We went down the next day and they said they would send someone up. Meanwhile, i had hung up a lot of clothes in the closet but locked up jewelry and money in my luggage with a luggage lock (standard for my travels). We came back that night after a long day to go to a late dinner. We found that the tub had obviously been drained but the sink was still slow despite the fact they had an engineer and housekeeping come in (as noted by the cards they left behind). We got over the whole sink thing and moved on. As I was getting ready I suddenly became acutely aware that some things were a bit moved around. I didn't think much of it other than that house keeping might've moved things or tidied up around it. Then came getting dressed and neurotically looking for the shoes I had placed in the closet with all my other shoes. Where were they? I was in a hurry, we were late so I threw on another pair of shoes.

    When I came back I was so tired I went to bed not thinking about  my shoes. I fell asleep only to wake up and realize that the duvet on the bed was completely upside down and my face was resting against the open end of the cover...GROSS. meanwhile the sheets were ALSO upside down and the bed was poorly made. The next day we had to leave in a hurry so I figured I'd call. I called....FIVE TIMES to leave a message for security only to finally lose it with the front desk and say that a pair of shoes were missing from the room and I wanted answers.

    Finally security called me back after losing my customer cool for him to tell me that no shoes had been "turned in." Are you serious? That's because they were stolen! Needless to say while it was a nice hotel I'd rather stay at an establishment that cares about the detail, customer service, customer satisfaction and the security/quality of their staff.

    13/06/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    109. J. M.
    Amazing views!!

    15/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    110. Deana T.
    I stayed at Ink-48 for about a week. I'll give it a 3.5 rating just because the design of the hotel inside is beautiful and modern. To get inside, you walk through two large glass doors that are (usually) being opened by their doormen. This hotel is also very pet-friendly, so if you have a dog, it's probably the best you can get. There is even a little doggy bowl with food and water waiting at the entrance for your pets.

    The location is not the best, it is about 4 blocks from the subway (4 very long new york blocks) and the closest one is 50th. In the summer it is especially hard to walk these 4 long blocks because of the 90 degree heat mixed with humidity.

    I had a regular king-sized bed room with a view of the river which was very nice, but the room itself is extremely small. You literally walk in and there is the bed in front of you, and right next to you is the small bathroom with a glass door that is barely misted, and does not fully close so anyone who is staying with other people in this little room, might want to take a shower when others are gone.

    All in all, it wasn't too bad, but I wouldn't return.

    05/07/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    111. Stacy L.
    Amazing Experience!! My husband and I stayed here for our vacation in December, and we couldn't have been happier! When we arrived early, the concierge allowed us to store our luggage in a safe room so we could go explore the city. Then, when our room was ready, they gave us a call, which was convenient. Compared to other hotels in the area, we felt we got a great deal, especially with how beautiful the hotel was. The service here was wonderful! There was always someone at the door to welcome us back, or to send us off to enjoy the day. When it came time to leave, we weren't sure what form of transportation to take to get to the airport. We talked with the concierge again, who was incredibly patient with us and explained to us all of our options. We ended up deciding to use a town car, and the concierge took care of the reservations for us completely! Everyone at Ink 48 was wonderful, and our next trip to New York will definitely be spent here again!

    23/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    112. Michelle G.
    Not really sure what's going on with Ink 48, but I just can't seem to get a room that does not smell like mildew. I have to state that for the record, I have NEVER complained about the quality of a hotel room. I am staying at Ink for 6 nights because of work. The staff is very friendly and super accommodating, so for them, I give 5 stars. But I can only give 2 for the rooms in this hotel.

    The first room I entered, had a very strong mildew odor upon arrival. I hoped the smell would subdue once I ran the A/C for a few hours but it did not. The mildew smell was very strong and bothersome. I complained to the front desk and the sent up a staff member who checked it out and also smelt the mildew. He was very nice and showed me a few room options that I'd be able to have. Walking into a second room, this also had a mildew smell!! I've never smelt anything like this before in a hotel room, especially one rated as high as Ink is rated. I had to move AGAIN to a third room to avoid this smell.

    The decor is trendy and fun, and there are some nice things about this hotel, but when 2 out of 3 rooms smell like a serious mildew problem (in October might I add), it makes me wonder if this hotel is pretty on the outside but rotten on the inside. I'd look for a better place to stay if I were you. Besides, it's not like this hotel is placed in the best part of town. There is definitely better. Keep looking in my opinion.

    02/10/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    113. Steve S.
    After a phenomenal stay at the Hotel Palomar in Chicago, we were all set to experience the same level of service and style during our vacation in New York staying at Ink48.  However Ink48 came up short.

    The hotel is located in Hell's Kitchen and while it's an up & coming area, there isn't much around the hotel.  Even the closest Starbucks is over on 9th avenue.  Staff is okay but not as friendly as the Chicago Palomar staff. We had breakfast at Print, the hotel restaurant.  The individual french coffee presses were cute but the food was standard breakfast stuff.  We had a king studio room which included a large soaking tub directly next to the bed. While this might sound like a good idea, I found the tub intrusive during our 5 night stay.  The shower was very nice though and the double sinks, although located pretty much in the hallway, were a nice touch. The bed, while comfortable, would constantly move off its base which was annoying.  Room service was ridiculously expensive.  I know it's NYC but $130.00 for two burgers and four beers seems excessive to me. There is a very popular rooftop bar which is tough to get in to. The Wit in Chicago offers it's guests priority access to its rooftop bar but Ink48 makes you wait in the elevator line with the rest of the hoochies and jersey douchebags.  But my biggest gripe was the fact that they have no ice machines on any floor.  You have to call room service to have a bucket of ice delivered to your room.  Not a big deal but when it takes over an hour to get a bucket of ice, it becomes a problem. And when I called after 45 minutes to see where the ice was I was greeted with a very rude woman telling me to relax and the ice was on its way.

    It was not a bad stay but I expected better from a Kimpton hotel.  Next time in the city, I would choose a hotel in the Chelsea/West Village/Meat Packing area.  There's more to do and, quite honestly, the staff and hotel didn't excite me about coming back.

    21/07/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    114. michelle b.
    beautiful hotel but couldn't have my son go all the way upstairs to take a picture of the view...and we had to pay for parking each time to take your car out from valet and they couldn't even get our car out

    24/10/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    115. Christi D.
    Solid 4.5

    -Room is small buy cozy enough (comfy bed, clean, adequate supplies).
    -Definitely upscale feel in choice of furniture and style, though it's not overly trendy like even more expensive places.
    -If you forget your toothbrush, toothpaste, want a fan, etc, a lot of that is complimentary and you can ask for it at the front desk or call it in. If this place were more upscale, I guarantee they wouldn't give this to you for free or at least publicize that they'd give these to you.
    -Awesome view
    -24 hr gym and free wi-fi (sweet, sweet wi-fi)!
    -Complimentary drinks during its own HH

    -Bathroom is cool with marble tile and stone wall. However, the rock on the wall is rough and if you brush against it you get hurt a little. If you have little kids, just don't point the water nozzle near the rock wall.
    -Toilet seat feels a little uncomfortable but I think that's just the style to sit on it that way.
    -I was going to an event at the Javits conference center (quick walk btw) and it was pretty hard to get a cab. Note, this may have been due to how many people were in the area, but I'd rather be able to get a cab from anywhere near the hotel more easily.
    -Walls are slightly thinner than I would like, especially from my windows to the outdoor party peeps.

    I'd totally stay here again.

    15/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    116. Tom L.
    My wife and I stayed here for our first anniversary and had a really fun time.  Our room was very nice and had everything we wanted and then some.  I know some folks will be turned off by the location but you're really just a block or two from stuff - and because you're close to the river it's easy to access the parks on the Hudson.  

    I've found that all Kimptons have great customer service and Ink48 is no different.  We came back after a play saturday night and there was a bottle of champagne in our room along with a box of chocolates and a framed picture from our wedding.

    The breakfast in the restaurant was also quite good and the rooftop bar was absolutely fantastic....although the service was slow.

    My 4 starts is really 4.5.  One imperfection was that, like many hotels, you could hear folks in the room next door.  It wasn't that bad and the street noise was a lot louder.  Despite this, we slept like rocks.

    The bill was $333 for a large room with a great view.  That includes the breakfast in the restaurant.  That ain't cheap but it was well worth it.

    22/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    117. Julia M.
    Even Holiday Inn has free Wifi.

    03/09/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    118. Mona L.
    One of the best views of the city.  And even better, there's no table/bottle service. A free for all place where it's first come, first serve, you get the expected loungy upscale experience minus the snobbiness and stuffiness.  Drinks are priced standard but the stiffness and quality make up for the price.  Get here early to snag the overly comfy, soft couches and sofas.  
    Oh, did I mention, there's free wi-fi?

    24/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    119. Daniel L.
    A lot of what you tend to hate about NYC....
    This place is far and out of way if your on foot, but given the rooftop bar we decided to make the trek. Upon arrival we were informed by the elevator door man that we would not be allowed on the roof, due to an expired drivers license. Of course, in NYC this is usually not a problem and so rather than dispute it , we decided to order a drink downstairs. As expected that was totally fine. After wards, I asked the manger if it would not be too much of a problem to see the rooftop given the fact that expired license didn't seem to be an issue downstairs. He kindly obliged. walking up to the elevator door man a second time he asked if " we would be taking care of him?".. HAHAHAHA, yea as if!

    Obviously this guy isnt only rude and classless, but he also takes himself a little too seriously. This hotel might want to remind this guy that he is a DOOR MAN, no one of consequence, just a door man doing his job. No worries though. There are plenty of other rooftops in NYC with much classier, non douche bag staff... and so off we went, never to return to such nonsense. Avoid this place whenever possible.

    02/07/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    120. Isa C.
    It was fun to be able to stay on Manhattan my first time in NY.

    I walked in and felt like i was at a swanky club. The modern decor is really nice, and they have jugs of ice water with citrus and cucumber by the reception desk. their daily wine reception area is small, but you can sit in the lobby with your glass.

    the rooms are a little smaller than what i had though - i had checked out the website, and saw the pictures of the room. i came with a group of almost 40 people, so i was rooming with 3 other ladies. Getting ready in the morning, was a little difficult, and i wished there were more lights, and more mirrors, and outlets by the mirrors, but it worked out fine.

    the shower stall was very comfortable, and while i normally don't like small tile flooring, i didn't get weirded out by it, because it was very clean. There wasn't any part that looked shady.

    the bed, pillows, and duvets were all so comfortable. i'm really glad i went to check out the rooftop lounge. it was a perfectly mild night. At one end, you could see the pier, and the water, and on the other, it had awesome views of the city, and even the lights of Times Square.

    The doorman and receptionist were very helpful when i asked them about places to eat, and where the Met Opera held their Summer HD Festival.

    18/09/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    121. Mimi T.
    We stayed here during Fashion Week..when all the hotels were super inflated. We paid $500/night for a room with double beds.
    The rooms were clean. The Hotel staff were friendly. However, the rooms didn't have ample sound proofing. I was kepted up most the the night from the sound of traffic, recycling trucks, and apparently there is a conference room/dining hall just outside of our room on the 5th floor.
    If I had my pick I probabaly wouldnt' stay here again.

    23/09/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    122. Bruce T.
    Another home run in NYC. The views at this place are incredible.  We went with a group of firends. They have a very nice and classy bar area and then seating on a deck that is covered and heated.  Gives you incredible views of the city.  A great place to start the evening off and a great place to take friends that are from out of town.

    10/12/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    123. Jake B.
    Unpretentious door with NO cover charge and an amazing view.   Ample inside and outside spaces made me feel comfortable right away.  Very chill crowd.  

    I'm sure this would have been a 5 star experience if I had a few more of my friends with me and more time to lounge.  Great spot, thanks Yelpers for leading me to it!

    05/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    124. Syd M.
    Stayed at Ink 48 on a recent work trip to NYC. I've never stayed in a Kimpton Hotel, but was told by those that have it would be smallish but should be a nice place and more importantly clean :)

    For work purposes the location was great. Only 10 short blocks to the Javits Center (about a 10-15 min walk). In regards to other parts of the city...ehhh...not too great (no train nearby, closest is either Times Square or Port Authority). If you go up a couple of blocks (aves) to 9th & 10th you're in Hell's Kitchen with a bunch of good food places and you're close to the river so there's parks and such.

    When I arrived to the hotel I was warmly greeted by staff behind the desk (would've been nice if the doorman/bellman had been at his post so as to help me lift my heavy luggage out of the cab, but he did get the door for me.). I was quickly checked in and directed up to my room. The hotel is beautiful, dark woods, modern furniture and a very young, hip and trendy feel about it. Apparently there's a bar/lounge on the rooftop (I never made it up there) that attracts a pretty large crowd nightly and the restaurant was pretty busy most nights. They also do a complimentary happy hour from 5-7 in the lobby with complimentary glasses of wine.

    I hopped in the elevator up to the 3rd floor (no view :( ) and exited. First thing I noticed...no signs to direct you to the rooms. Granted it's not a huge hotel, but SOME direction would've been nice. I went down one wrong aisle until I found my room. Entered the room and was very pleased. Again, very modern (think low beds, light up nigh stands) and clean design. The one complaint, the bathroom. It has frosted glass walls and door and the door had no lock. Not a whole lot of privacy (especially since I was sharing with a "coworker" of sorts, whom I don't know very well). Also the toiletries. They were by a company called Etro (not familiar with them) but they were heavily, heavily perfumed and not pleasant smelling. The only thing I used was the bar soap for hand washing at the sink.

    The room was a nice size, two double beds, a nice (48"?) flat screen TV (channels were a bit weird and odd to navigate), drawers, a nice desk and closet. The bed was nice and comfy and softish sheets and pillows. Free wi-fi in the room.

    While I appreciate the "at your service" feel, there are some things that I don't really require "assistance" with. Like getting ice. Really you need to send someone up to give me ice? Ugh. Printing my boarding pass. I have to fill out some card take it to the front desk so they could print it for me. Double Ugh. Far quicker and more convenient for me to do myself.

    Overall a nice stay. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room, common areas and lobby were clean and well kept. I would stay here again, but would definitely want something a bit higher from the street. Being only three floors up, you hear ALOT of the street noise below. I wasn't in my room that often so it wasn't so bothersome, but there was a bit of late night noise which is tough when you have to be up early.

    27/08/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    125. Alicia M.
    Very nice hotel the staff was pleasant the view on the roof was stunning, I was told it was on the list of one of the worlds most beautiful views which I believe . It's very trendy and modern the restaurant had amazing food and wait staff was very attentive .

    28/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    126. George L.
    I stayed at Ink48 last year and didn't do a review since it was my first time visiting NYC and didn't have anything to compare it too. However, I came back again this year and stayed in a different place and have to say, for the price, Ink48 is a great value. A bit farther walk to Broadway than the Strand but Ink48 has a lot more room in their well...rooms, and the rooftop bar view, in my mind, is simply amazing. I also liked that on, I think, 42nd street, was this amazing local bakery and I would go there and get a pastry each morning for breakfast with a cup of coffee. Also, on the walk to the Broadway show section, you can walk down this street of restaurants with all sorts of cuisines and they have good prix-fix menus. When I come back next May I'll probably stay at Ink48 again. The restaurant in the hotel is also very good, I really enjoyed the dinner I had there one evening.

    26/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    127. Alicia M.
    We stayed for the 4th and 5th of July. We had a fabulous view of the fireworks from the penthouse balcony (in touch and inner circle benefit!). Room was clean and quiet on the west facing/ Hudson side of the building. Our view was very nice. Easy walk to 9th street restaurants and bars and the Intrepid Museum. 15-20 min walk to Times Square. Staff was always friendly and helpful and the room was more spacious than I expected in NYC. I love the Kimpton hotel family and this one certainly did not disappoint. We will definitely be staying here again in the future. If you are an in touch member, check the Facebook page for perks and secret word, we were given complimentary breakfast for our stay. Oh, and the restaurant, Print, was excellent for breakfast and dinner. Creative farm to table options.

    06/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    128. Rafael A.
    nice hotel but housekeeping decided to keep an expensive pair of shoes I left. Upon returning the same day to retrive them they were gone!
    Very disappointed.
    If you decide to stay here be careful.

    19/08/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    129. Mariela R.
    Wow. That's all I can say about having stayed at Ink48 in Feb. I am highly anal particular about hotels, their service, and ambiance. First of all, this was our first time in NYC, and when I called them to see what would be the most scenic and New York en way to get there, they were VERY helpful. They told us what area to avoid, what our transportation options were, and called us to make sure were getting along fine, en route to the hotel. (we chose the adventurous route, and took a train then the subway...not my idea, my bf.)

    We arrived hours before our check in time and wanted to explore the city but we had luggage. They took our luggage, gave us a number and gave us pointers on what was around that we may want to check out. Everyone was very helpful, nice and quick to make us feel comfortable and happy.

    We were in the city for 4 nights and 5 days and they were spectacular. The rooms were amazing, our views of the city perfect for us and they had Aveda in the bathrooms! I love Aveda products so that made my day. They always left the room pristine, the bathroom SPOTLESS and replaced everything every single day.

    We never heard any noise, the climate control was silent for us, and the light control was perfect through out and easy to use.

    The bar and waiting area seems a little pretentious at first, (boyfriend wanted me to add that...he's a country boy) but it was very laid back and served some of the best drinks. Also we request to have a coffee pot brought to our room as that was the first thing we could have without having to deal with anyone early in the morning. It was perfect. They offered a nice selection of coffees with the pot and included hot water for tea.

    On a side note though, and I dont know if this matters, we partied HARD while we were there and came in maybe a tad toasted and our group was a tad boisterous. The staff never became irritated, and were very discreet with our more problematic friends, IE. dancing in the lobby, hallways, elevators, singing...they were very nice and helped us sober ones get everyone to their proper rooms and they NEVER became frustrated with us.

    For me, they have sold me on boutique hotels. I will definitely use them again.

    Oh and they are close enough to Town Square and all that's happening in the city without being too close. I loved that.

    22/04/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    130. James B.
    Located in Hella Kitchen and close to the new York water taxi, ink48 is a modern, clean, hip and dog friendly hotel with stunning views from the rooftop bar.

    My buddy and I stayed here the weekend of September 11, 20111 and couldn't have asked for a Better couple of days.

    The hotel is has that really cool hip lounge feeling with a friendly staff that knows your name. I'd be friendly too if I was working there. The rooms are freaking awesome too. We stayed on the side over looking the street and from our hotel room we could see all the way downtown and. En the lights wtc lights beaming into the sky. It was a really great view that I'll never forget. Back to the rooms. They're spacious, clean, bedding is nice, layout works, the shower and tub are large a nd finally, there was a bottle of champagne waiting for us when we arrived. Large screen flat tvs, snacks and big bilotes of water to keep you fed and hydrated. Thick robes to keep you warm and feeling like a million bucks.

    I'd like to stay here again, and applaud them for their high standards I service, cleanliness and cooolness.

    The hotel is situated near the theatre district and not a far walk from times square. The surrounding restaurants o

    06/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    131. Lauren L.
    Who knew I had such a chic rooftop bar right near my apartment on 11th avenue?  This place was really cool and had some absolutely incredible views of the city.  It's really nice inside and also spacious, and you can enjoy the views without actually being outside.  The indoor bar area is all glass which is really cool.  The crowd is an interesting mix, but I was with a big group so I didn't really mind.  The only problems are that it's out of the way for most people and 11th can get pretty shady late at night.  Otherwise, cool spot! Would love to check out the actual hotel - I hear great things about that as well.

    07/05/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    132. Lauren F.
    Loved Loved Loved this place! I researched many different hotels in the city and was glad when I settled on Ink48.

    To start, I'm from Jersey so the location was extremely convenient for me. Just a quick ferry ride and I was at the hotel in 15 minutes. Can't beat that since daily parking is around $50. Ouch!

    I had booked for a weekend vacation with my mom but this hotel definitely seems to be geared more towards romantic couples with the showers and bathtubs big enough for multiple people and their "intimacy" kits that are located in the snack bar. I don't think they have any rooms with two separate beds either.

    We had booked the Hudson River suite. It was a reasonable price for 600 sq feet since if you book for 2 or more nights, you get 10% off. Our room was FABULOUS! It was extremely spacious, immaculately clean, with huge windows from wall to wall, our bed was comfortable and our bathroom was huge with a steam shower and a tub that was fit for a giant. After reading various reviews, I had signed up for their Kimpton reward program and was very glad I did. It gave us free high speed internet, a coupon for 2 items free from the minibar (under $15 each of course) and our reservation counted towards a free night if I stay a week at Kimpton hotels. Oh and it's free to sign up, just make sure to do so before you book your stay.

    One odd thing to mention about our room is that in the mornings, my throat was really dry after waking up. The heat seemed to really dry out my system, but I didn't fear as they had complimentary items such as a humidifier, heating pad, straightening iron, among other things on demand.

    The entire hotel was nicely decorated, although their spa has yet to be finished. The rooftop bar opened up for the first time on 4/16 but unfortunately, I did not get a chance to make my way up there. I imagine the views are spectacular though.

    I found all of the staff to be extremely helpful and courteous. They have an amazing restaurant in the hotel called Print. To conserve space, I won't go overboard here but the food was delicious....pricey but delicious.

    Definitely can't wait to go back here!

    18/04/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    133. Tima L.
    I love this place. I just wish it was summer so I could have enjoyed sitting outside. This is by far the best rooftop I have been to. Romantic ambiance, chilled out environment, amazing views of the city, delicious drinks and chilled out crowd. Must Try!!!!!!!!

    22/02/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    134. David R.
    Great hotel - spring for the Hudson River views if you can, as you'll be looking right out over an aircraft carrier and its display of aircraft.  Staff are helpful and low-key.  

    Only con is that it's far enough from the action (whether tourist action around Times Square, or business action in Midtown and Midtown East), that you'll need to plan for cab rides AND for the fact that it sometimes takes a little longer to hail a cab on W48th and 11th Ave.

    11/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    135. Jalpa B.
    Amazing views! Holy wow.

    My girlfriends brought me here over the weekend to celebrate my bachelorette party. I love lounges and this was an absolutely perfect lounge. We went straight up to the rooftop bar and walked outside to the warm, summer air. A waitress came by to take our drink orders; the drinks are pretty much NYC prices. And, despite being a Friday night, the place wasn't horribly packed. To find a rooftop bar, in NYC, with this much standing room? A definite keeper on my list!

    11/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    136. Mary R.
    The best view of Manhattan! Especially on the rooftop bar.  Expensive but worth it if you are looking for a great view from your hotel room.

    01/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    137. Aaron H.
    When we checked into the hotel the staff acted like they were doing us a favor by speaking to us.  Bad way to start off our weekend here!  We were charged an extra $100 a night for incidentals for our stay up front, and the charges were never explained until I asked why my prepaid bill was suddenly $500 more.  I figured as much but most nice hotels take your card on file and then charge you at the end if necessary.  

    Positives are that we got the quality of room we were expecting with a view of the river and city on a high level floor, but damn..we paid for it so thankfully that was squared away.  

    I think that the hotel is trying to be both a nightclub and a hotel, but when you try to do two things at once one usually doesn't work out.  You have a pretty good location and a quasi nice hotel for the price....please stop trying to be a nightclub.  Another interesting detail is that there were doormen at the hotel but they never opened the door? I wouldn't suggest the hotel unless you can get a smoking hot deal on a room.

    17/06/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    138. Holly R.
    Loved our stay at Ink48!

    Our stay was great from beginning to end. The boyfriend and I took a redeye from Phoenix and by the time we arrived around 10am we had literally been up all night. They let us into the room right away which was amazing because we were able to get a nap in before hitting the city that day. So nice of them to do that!

    The room itself was actually pretty big, especially for NY standards. We had a king size bed and the room had a nice couch and chair right by the window. The bed was super comfy and the room was very clean. The bathroom was small but designed well enough that it didn't feel too cramped. Nice Etro products too!

    The other great thing about Ink48 was the quiet. Other than the occasional door closing we heard nothing. No talking, no TVs, no footsteps. It was great, especially since we slept in every day.

    Hell's Kitchen is an area that is in the process of being cleaned up but I never felt unsafe walking at night. The hotel is only a couple blocks from a ton of amazing restaurants so we never had to wander too far to find a meal or snack. I highly recommend  Empanada Mamas on 9th. It's open 24 hours.

    We walked to Times Square several times. It's not right next door but within walking distance for sure. A mile I think?

    Also if you're there on a Saturday check out the Hell's Kitchen Flea Market. It has a ton of great vintage stuff and lots of interesting odds and ends.

    I would definitely stay at Ink48 again. Couldn't have been better.

    03/06/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    139. Ron B.
    I'm reviewing the Rooftop bar lounge since I did not stay at the hotel.  I went on a Saturday night. The dress code wasn't strict, but I did see a few people dress up in collared shirts and blazers. The crowd was mostly young professionals.  

    This place has a great view of the city. You can sit indoors or outdoors and chat with your friends. Loud music isn't blasting in the background so you aren't raising your voice when talking. However, it does get a little noisy the more crowded it gets.

    This place gets 3 stars because it isn't special. It has a great view, trendy decor, and pricey drinks ($15-16/cocktail).

    14/08/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    140. Nikki V.
    Oh, Kimpton, you never disappoint!  I stayed at the Eventi hotel in May 2011 and after my wonderful experience there, I decided that I would definitely try and stay at another Kimpton hotel the next time I was in the city.  For a change of scenery, I decided to stay at Ink48 and I'm very happy that I did.  As an InTouch member, I received a welcome e-mail two days prior to my arrival from Jeffrey, the concierge.  He simply welcomed me and requested that I e-mail him back with any special requests and to let him know if I was celebrating any special occasions.  He also included a list of suggested places to visit from the Ink48 staff.  I always love hearing of new places to try from the locals.

    Upon arrival, I was pleased to hear I had been upgraded to a king deluxe room and also granted an early check-in.  Check-in was very quick and America acknowledged me as an InTouch member and also went over the features of the hotel.  My room was huge and had a wonderful, panoramic view of the city.  The closet had plenty of hangers as well as two bath robes and an umbrella.  Some people have commented on the small size of the bathrooms, and I will agree that the shower could be larger.  However, the sink and vanity area was plenty big to spread everything out.  The shower head could easily be moved to provide a little more room for washing your hair and I didn't have any issues.  The water was always very warm and water pressure was excellent.

    Yes, this hotel is far away from Times Square and the normal "touristy" attractions, but that is one of my favorite parts.  It is mostly residential areas surrounding the property, so you don't have the street noise and traffic that you would have if you were more midtown.  It's about a 15 minute walk to Times Square and about a 10 minute walk to the closest subway stop.  Even in the middle of a January winter, I was okay with the walk.  It was good exercise and took far less time than you would think.  Sure, if this is your very first visit ever to New York, you probably want to stay somewhere closer.  But if you're familiar with the city and aren't visiting just to see the normal attractions, the distance shouldn't bother you.

    Ink48 also offers turndown service.  I would come back to my room every night and my shades would be drawn, beside table lamps turned on and pillows arranged.  On my first night, I came back and had a note from both Jeffrey, the concierge, and one of the managers welcoming me to the hotel as well as a cupcake from Kyotofu as a welcome.  It's the little touches that make Kimpton hotels such a pleasure to stay in.  The bed was incredibly comfortable and I slept without interruption each night.  The heater was easy to adjust and kept the room at a very comfortable temperature.

    I'm also going to promote their loyalty program.  As an InTouch member, you get complimentary internet access throughout your stay as well as a "Raid the Minibar" credit.  In New York, this is $15 that goes towards any purchases you make from their well-stocked minibar.  Though I didn't use it, you also receive a $30 credit off of any spa service at their onsite spa.  The upgrade was also a result of being an InTouch member, even though I've only been one for about a year.  It's free, so why wouldn't you sign up?

    Check-out was also very easy and I was able to store my luggage without any problems.  When I came back and was ready to head to the airport, the doorman hailed a cab for me.  I didn't take advantage of the rooftop bar or restaurant, though I've heard that the views are spectacular.  Thanks to the outstanding service and wonderful extras, I will definitely be staying at the Ink48 hotel again.  Thank you to the wonderful staff for a magnificent stay!

    27/01/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    141. Caitlin P.
    This hotel was awesome! i dont even know where to begin

    Decor: very chic, upscale and modern.

    Staff: the staff made the stay very enjoyable and beyond perfect! We arrived in NY at like 5am. Initially, we thought it would be ok to arrive at 5am, drop our luggage off at the hotel and then grab brunch and explore NY a little bit before we were able to check in, but boy were we wrong. We were so tired and cold upon arrival. So when we got to the hotel, we wanted to know if we could check in at 7am and were willingly to pay for an extra day. But to our surprise, the night manager was super helpful and accommodating. They were going to put us on the 12th floor but that room wasn't going to be available until noon, but  they could put us in a room on the 9th floor and we could check in right away if we chose the 9th floor. So of course we took the 9th floor because i wanted to lay down and rest my eyes so badly. So yayyy for being super accommodating with us checking in extremely early and not charging us extra. We were in NY for our anniversary and for two nights they sent champagne to our room That was a very sweet gesture.  

    Location: Great location! It was a 15 mins walk to Times Square and to the subway. It was a 10mins ish cab ride to the MET in Manhattan. It was also a 10 min drive to Central Park...like i said, its very close to all the tourist-sy places.  

    Room: the room was very spacious and everything was organized and clean when we entered.

    Hotel: The rooftop bar has the best view of the city! It was too bad that the day we decided to go up there to explore, they had to close the outdoor part due to high and strong winds. They had a patio for you to sit at and drink but it was covered and so you cant really experience the view of the City. The hotel also has free wine tasting for their guests everyday from 6-7pm I believe. We were never able to attend it because we were always out being tourists which was a bummer. Room service was super quick but it was pricey. The breakfast was good but the plate of fruits was really expensive

    I loved ink48 and would definitely stay here again. We booked the room on their website and since we stayed for 5 nights, we got a 20% discount! SCORE!!

    15/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    142. Dave F.
    This is a nice hotel at fairly reasonable rates. Upon arrival, they were handing out wine in the lobby. I realized this was the daily free wine tasting and I partook!

    There's a nice rooftop bar which was better than many of the places we ventured off to.

    When in NYC, I'll definitely stay here, again!

    18/12/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    143. Regina Z.
    Amazing hospitality from the staff and a sanctuary in the city. True the  immediate neighborhood can be rough for people not familiar with NYC, but if you like to bike, they give you trendy bikes to borrow and you are 2 blocks away from a bike super highway along the Hudson River that will take you all the way to Wall Street and all the way up to the Bronx. In other words, you are minutes away from the. Ill image or from Central Park and the Upper West Side. We brought our dog and our 4 year old and the splash park just past the Intrepid down 46th street was great for both of them. There was also a fun playground for kids (no dogs allowed) one block away on 10th avenue of the same block. Tons of food options that were very walkable. We loved Agave and the Gotham West Market. Both were kids and dog friendly with outdoor seating. The staff went above and beyond to help us with storing and moving our very cumbersome and long cargo bike when we were there despite it being out of the ordinary for them. The rooms were super comfortable and spacious and the view from the 15th floor was incredible. We had a king suite and our son was very comfortable on the pull out sofa. The bathroom was luxuriously huge for manhattan as was the entire room. We absolutely would return to this hotel and were very happy with our stay,

    22/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    144. Chris D.
    I love Kimptons & the reviews seem rave. We may stay here. Can anyone tell me if the windows in the rooms open for fresh air?

    10/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    145. Tracy B.
    One of the best rooms in NYC. Very stylish, hip, youthful, clean, comfy place.The view was unreal, and the rooftop view was the best in the city! Great roof top bar and seating- i would stay here just for that reason! The rooms were very clean, and big. Any hotel that has robes is a winner in my book too! CO Bigelow products also makes this place an A+ to me.

    The biggest reason I love this place is the service. I, moving quickly and not thinking straight, checked out, grabbed a cab and left my suitcase in the trunk! gone! I put a claim in but then had to take a flight back to LA. Luckily there are great cab drivers out there, and then next morning he took my bag  back to the hotel (he remembered me and where he picked me up) and the hotel called me and over nighted my bag to me. Nothing missing, nothing broken, all was perfect!

    Therefore, I love this hotel!!!!!!!! Stay here!!!

    12/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    146. Madeleine T.
    I love Kimptons!
    Ink48 is definitely not an exception!

    I booked through Gilt's JetSetter Getaway deal, and this was certainly a deal! Me and two friends came for my birthday weekend. Upon walking into the hotel, I was immediately in love with the bubble light fixtures and decor! So cute! The concierge was very friendly and helpful. I was wished a happy birthday and we excitedly boarded the elevator to find our room!
    Our room was amazing! For a NYC hotel it was very spacious, a BEAUTIFUL view, and I loved the bathroom! It was great. Everything is absolutely beautiful about this hotel, the name, the history, the rooms, the lobby, the people. I loved it all! That night a bottle of wine was delivered with a handwritten note for me, the birthday girl! Thanks Ink48! You are amazing! I would definitely stay here again! Another plus is it's location near many AMAZING food locations on 9th. Mmmmm! I hope to be back soon!

    17/01/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    147. rebecca v.
    On the surface this seems to be a great option in the city....relatively clean, nicely appointed.  But, there were far too many negatives!

    1) You must request a quiet room.  Otherwise you will be subjected to the techno nightclub throufhout the night.  Not good, especially when you're traveling for work.  This was a HUGE problem for me.

    2) Staff is either great or horrible.   One morning the desk clerk couldn't have given me a harder time when I requested to borrow an umbrella.  He basically accused me of trying to steal the bright, big orange umbrella.  Ummmm...no thanks.  This after he spent a good 5 minutes on a personal phoe call whie I waited at the front desk.

    3) Location....if you need to be at Javitz it's a viable option.  If you're relying on the train, skip it.

    20/06/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    148. Candido P.
    Nice hotel, pet friendly and lovely rooftop.

    07/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    149. Jackie F.
    The rooftop bar at Ink48 puts all the well-known/trendy/clubbish rooftop bars to shame.
    Every time I have friends in town, this is always a destination of choice. Unlike the other posh overrated rooftop bars (Hudson Terrace? 230 Fifth? C'mon, how can you call yourself a rooftop bar when your building is only 5 stories tall and looks into the window of a highrise office building?), this place actually has a great view of the city. The indoor area is spacious with a lot of group seating, and the outdoor space...well, it overlooks the whole damn city for god sake! The ambiance is relaxed and intimate, with just a pinch of trendy swank just to remind you that you're in the greatest city in the world.

    The drinks? Average, comically pricey, but that's not really what you go to a rooftop bar for is it? =D

    28/01/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    150. Alessandra N.
    Great service and nice room. Loved the restaurant. Down side bathroom smells and it's a 10 minute walk to closest subway.

    02/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    151. Matt R.
    Ink48 is the first hotel I've ever stayed at in New York & this was my first time ever visiting NYC. Hats off to their staff for making our stay an effortless & enjoyable experience!

    It's location is perfect: a few blocks from Times Square & a short cab ride from Ground Zero.

    Rooms & bathrooms are perfect sizes if you're here to sight-see and not "live" in a hotel. Perfect space for me & my girlfriend to rest while we recharged for a days worth of walking in the city. Because of it's location, every room has a nice view of either the NYC skyline or the Hudson River so you don't look outside and feel "consumed" by the 'Concrete Jungle'.

    They also boast a restaurant (Print) & a rooftop lounge (Press Lounge) that offers up amazing panoramic views of the Hudson River & the NYC skyline although 4 drinks ran up a tab of $70?!

    My only regret is not bringing my dog as it is a pet-friendly hotel but that was remedied by the free wine tasting they offer to all their guest ;)

    *Join the FREE 'Kimpton In-Touch' membership program to enjoy even more perks like FREE Wi-Fi!

    19/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    152. Amal S.
    I think one of the best views of NYC- loved it. Went with a few girlfriends for a birthday- drinks were NYC prices but not great- no one realy liked what they were having and the cheese plate had about 3, maybe 4 pieces of cheese and some very stale bread.  

    What I loved- was even at 11 on a Saturday (yes it was summer)- line was only about 30 min and no cover. It kills the hoity toity BS rooftops I usually go to. Don't get me wrong- I like them a lot but this one was such a relaxed unpretentious place that we had so much fun.  I will be back soon for sure.

    24/06/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    153. Jacky L.
    I love kimpton hotels but at a recent stay they surpassed my expectations - they accommodated some special needs I had and made me feel comfortable and taken care of. They will never take advantage of you - best customer service... Not to mention amazing rooms and locations.

    25/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    154. Dave K.
    Great experience.  Excellent staff.  

    Only problem is they should have a pool and location is bad.  Nothing is near by.

    19/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    155. Michael M.
    Incredible view - in my opinion far the best! Have been there many times and it's every time so exciting again.

    26/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    156. Norma S.
    Enjoy the sun set.  love it found yet another rooftop to enjoy the summer sunsets! There is a rooftop much lower that may offer drinks for less but Ink48 is worth the extra $$. Great background music joins the view and your mood. Enjoy!

    31/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    157. Martha Y.
    I have stayed at Ink48 three times on business since its opening. This beautiful boutique hotel is conveniently located near Ogilvy & Mather headquarters, but not much else (unless you're car shopping!) Fortunately, Ink48 provides great amenities that prevent you from needing to step outside its doors.

    Ink48 is fashioned from a former printing house, and its corridors and elevators are reminiscent of its origins. The printing theme embues every aspect of the hotel... in fact, right down to the naming of function areas.Rooms are sizable by NYC standards with fashionable decor. Light sleepers are encouraged to request higher-floor rooms as the hotel is not soundproof to street noise. Staff are extremely pleasant and helpful. Bar service, off the lobby, however, is slow and understaffed on busy nights.

    Best feature of Ink48 is its luxurious rooftop bar, which provides SPECTACULAR views of Manhattan. Unfortunately, the rooftop bar is often closed for private parties, which speaks volumes about the venue but prevents guests from enjoying its greatest feature.

    If you're in the neighborhood, worth a stay!

    20/07/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    158. Lauren M.
    Love love love this hotel. View- amazing. rooftop bar- awesome. rooms- clean, and beautiful. Staff--- the best!!! the food, everything is great about this hotel. I mentioned that it was my boyfriends 30th bday and they gave us 30% off at the spa, and a free bottle of delish wine!!! Can't wait to go back!

    10/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    159. Krista D.
    If you have friends coming into the city and want to go to a nice rooftop bar this is the place to go!

    So nice with great drinks and a great view of the city. I've gone here at 5pm and have watched the city lights come on as it gets darker

    18/05/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    160. Chris B.
    Ink48 reminds me of the cheap cars I sometimes rent: self-conscious styling and little substance.  The hotel tries to capture a "W" vibe but doesn't do it with the style of a W.  More important, execution is poor.  On one recent visit, 1) the hotel did not have the room I reserved and put me in a handicap room with a loud mechanical noise and view of a vacant warehouse, 2) the shower and phone both did not work properly, 3) morning room service took an hour and was cold.  The staff seemed inexperienced.  The restaurant was adequate but dull ... there are much better options in Hell's Kitchen.  Even in NYC, for $500 a night I expect more than dark hallways.  

    At least the rooftop bar is excellent.  But when I tried to charge drinks to my room I could not.  Hmm ... why is that I ask?  

    Because it is not owned or operated by Ink48.  Exactly.

    23/09/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    161. Wendy G.
    Breath-taking rooftop view. + Truly amazing drinks.
    Size of this place is large. Decor is posh.  
    This is a perfect place for chatting and hanging out with friends.
    There's good-looking stranger as well, while my friend got hit on by some European gentleman, well, but that's a totally different story.

    The only drawback of this place is its location. But I can't really blame or change that, can I? So yeah, five stars!!

    06/08/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    162. Angela K.
    Pricey drinks.. but really mellow vibe with the music turned down low so you can actually talk, catch up with friends or get to know someone.

    The only reason anyone comes here though is the VIEW!!! :)

    All of the staff and service people were wonderful! Very polite, friendly and helpful!

    (I use ethnic descriptions in hopes of pointing these people out to management because they were awesome and I cant remember their names after all those drinks lol)

    The elevator attendant joked with my tipsy friend and gave us all smiles.

    The elevator has fuzzy/fake grass textured wall. Reminded me of Get him to the Greek lol.  

    Wonderfully friendly Mexican bartender effortlessly chatting it up with our friends in both english and spanish with no confusion keeping the two straight or forgetting who spoke what :)

    The black bathroom attendant was super nice too, though the concept of getting escorted to a bathroom is a little awkward lol.

    In the bar downstairs there was a really sweet Indian bus boy and our brown hair freckled waitress was great as well.

    Good job management, this was some of the nicest staff I've met in NYC! :)

    The lobby receptionists for the hotel were very helpful as well directing us to the nearest subways.

    28/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    163. Preston C.
    Check-in was terrific--I was a bit early, so I grabbed a quick drink before my room was ready.

    "You've been upgraded to a very nice suite," I was told.

    Little did I know, I was bumped up to a 600 square foot (!!!) suite on the 12th floor with direct views of the USS Intrepid and NYC Cruise Terminal.

    Being a Kimpton Inner Circle elite member has its perks!

    Shortly after I got to my room, a hotel staff member arrived with my Inner Circle welcome amenity, which included: gin, tonic, limes, ice, Honest Tea, brownies, a bagel, smoked salmon, capers, and lettuce.


    I also had breakfast at Print, which was fantastic--especially the coffee. Checkout was easy and friendly.

    If you stay at hotels frequently (like I do), try to be loyal to Kimpton. They aren't in every city, but they are fantastic, and the perks can't be topped by any other hotel chain.

    31/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    164. Kalani C.
    4.71 stars!

    What a beautiful oasis this end of Hell's Kitchen.  A bit of a walk (3 avenue blocks to be exact) to the nearest subway station on 50th street.  However, if you come to NYC and expect not to walk, you're sadly mistaken.  We decided the walk was good exercise given being "off diet" for five days.  Proximity:  4.5 stars

    Ink48 is quite an odd gem in a sea of car dealerships and businesses.  We loved our stay and the Federal Government rate of $212/night was reasonable given other places of similar caliber were charging upwards of $250-350.  Our Deluxe King was very large per NYC standards, clean (no bed bugs), modern, free WiFi, free coffee/tea in the am and wine in the pm.  From our room we had an obstructed view of the skyline looking towards the Theater District.  The hotel also has an adjoining restaurant/bar, Print, a spa and a modest fitness center.  Hotel is also pet friendly (for added fees of course).  Room:  4.75 stars.  Amenities:  5 stars.

    The pièce de résistance was their rooftop bar that seemed to be a popular hang out for the International clientele as English was the least spoken there.  The cocktails and limited food items were nice, but the breathtaking views were just spectacular.  The bar is situated on the 16th floor, just high enough to introduce the grandeur of the NYC skyline.  Rooftop view:  5 stars.

    Staff very pleasant and helpful.  Housekeeping staff efficient and thorough.  Nice touch returning to our room to find it turned down and mood lighting activated.  A peaceful option away from the hustle of the Theater District and just enough out of the way to make you glad you've arrived.  Staff:  5 stars.  Housekeeping:  4 stars.

    4.5+4.75+5+5+5+4= 28.25/6= 4.71 stars.

    23/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    165. Cara M.
    I absolutely loved this hotel from beginning to end.  When I got there they upgraded our room without me even asking, AND had complimentary wine in the lounge for an hour once we checked-in. Score!
    The rooms were decent sized for the city, very clean, and contemporary.
    When we left I noticed outside the main door they had a doggie food/water bowl too.  I didn't bring a dog so I don't know if the hotel has pet-friendly rooms, but regardless, I found that adorable.
    Will definitely stay here again.

    18/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    166. Bettina R.
    I'm a big fan of Kimpton Hotels, and I'm happy to have added ink48 to my Kimpton experiences. This hotel, located in Hell's Kitchen just a block away from the Hudson on 11th Avenue, is modern, sophisticated, and playful, and offers first-rate service, bigger rooms than most NYC matchbox hotel rooms, and great views of the city.

    While some have commented that ink48 is out of the way, I actually really liked the midtown location. I's not in the melee that is Times Square (though the area is still just a quick walk away if that floats your boat), and you can get uptown and downtown in a matter of minutes. The room (a king deluxe) was spacious for NYC standards. As in, there was an actual walkway from the door to and around the bed, dresser, and chaise by the window. As with all Kimpton hotels, ink48 hosts a daily complimentary wine hour from 5-6 pm in the lobby. (I did find the lobby devoid of any wine hour evidence when I sauntered down with 15 minutes to spare, but I also didn't ask to make sure it was on the first floor.) Bonus points for offering C.O. BIgelow bath products in the bathroom.

    I'd heard that the rooftop bar offers awesome city views, and I don't love that I didn't get to go up because it was too early (and I was still in my day clothes). I understand it's a nice space and they're trying to keep things klassy, but oh, I was dying for those views, and who doesn't want to wear shorts on a hot summer day?

    No matter. I loved my stay here. If you're wanting to stay in the midtown area for work or play, ink48 is a great bet.

    19/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    167. Sara W.
    Gorgeous space, good location for travelers, and large rooms by NYC standards. It's located far west--not the best location for ease of subway use, but easy if you're driving in or need to grab a cab.

    Far from perfect. The shower head in my room was broken and the climate control was a bit wonky (alternating between freezing and swampy). When I told them this at check-out, they apologized. I wasn't expecting a hand-out; but when they proceeded to take 45 minutes to retrieve my car from valet without a blink of an eye I was a bit put off. Not the service I would expect from a Kimpton hotel.

    However, You can certainly drown your worries at the superb rooftop bar.  


    14/12/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    168. Jayne Y.
    Loved our stay here. Whenever my bf & i travel to NY, we've never visited a hotel twice  but we've come to a quick conclusion that we will be staying at Ink48 from now on. It's the largest bathroom (and fanciest) we've been to in NY. Service was very friendly, minus housekeeping waking us up at 9 am to see if we were leaving that day. Room was spacious and comfortable. When it was time for us to leave, one of the attendants waved down a taxi for us. Not necessary but very nice gesture.

    22/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    169. Valerie L.
    The view at Ink 48's rooftop bar is stunning, bartenders are friendly and the bar is spacious. Definitely for a older/mature crowd.

    24/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    170. Trudy H.
    This hotel was highly recommended by a friend so I decided to try it out while visiting NYU with my daughter even though the location was a little out of the way.  The location didn't turn out to be a problem, but the noise definitely was.  We were on the 6th floor directly across from a night club that caused 'riot-like' comotion every time a celebrity showed up and disgorged thousands of partygoers into the street at 4am every night/morning into hundreds of honking limos and cabs (literally blocks and blocks of them).  Sadly, my daughter was under 21 so I couldn't take her to the roof to see the stunning veiw and the air vent blew on my while lying in bed no matter how many different directions I tried to aim it.  The staff were wonderful and the room was lovely but I probably would not stay at this particular hotel again.

    28/06/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    171. Mike M.
    We thought this hotel was great.  We had a high floor with a wall to wall view of downtown NYC.  The location is pretty good with a five or six block walk to Rockefeller center.  We signed up for Kimpton rewards and received free wifi.  Best of all, the hotel is dog friendly and has no pet fee.  We are definitely returning as long as we can get a room with a view.  Without the view, I'd give it 3 stars.  Our room rate was $259 and the hotel was sold out.

    01/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    172. Melanie B.
    I had such a positive experience here. From check in to checkout. There was something wrong w/my shower and I called the front desk to send someone up. The tech was very friendly and fixed the problem. Also ordered room service (a mozzarella and prosciutto sandwich) which was amazing!

    The room was very spacious, comfortable and modern. Even the next morning on my way to checkout I entered a crowded elevator w/hotel employees and ALL of them looked up to say good morning. Jus WOW!

    The only downside is the location. Not much in walking distance but that's ok.

    This place is a gem in midtown, Will definitely return !

    02/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    173. Sarai S.
    Such a great property and some of the nicest people in hospitality I have ever come across. The rooms are spacious, clean, bright and the beds are extremely comfortable. The rooftop bar is gorgeous at night and they make the best Moscow Mules! I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting NYC. It's a little far from the subway station, but I myself enjoyed walking the NY streets and Hell's Kitchen is a great neighborhood. Stay here!!!

    08/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    174. Nitya D.
    This review is just for the rooftop bar.

    STUNNING views! My breath was literally taken away. Just gorgeous sweeping views of the city. A wonderful place to be right after work while the setting sun shines on the beautiful architecture of the city.

    The drinks are mighty expensive - my Brooklyn Lager was a whopping $11. For a bottle! And the cocktails are even more. But, obviously, you are paying for the views. It was a little chilly the evening I went, but no worries, there were blankets on the chairs to curl up in while drinking your outrageously expensive bottled beer!

    21/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    175. Samantha A.
    From check in to check out, our experience was spectacular.

    Having left our first hotel early in the morning, when we arrived, our room wasn't in the system, yet, America at the reception desk was helpful & reassuring.  She let us know that even if our room never came up in the system, we had a room with them.

    Waiting in the warm, open lobby with easily accessible outlets for charging our devices, was lovely (my glass of champagne procured from PRINT didn't hurt).

    When our air conditioning didn't work the first night, the gentlemen from engineering were professional, apologetic & helpful.  We got a not only new room when they couldn't fix the problem, they delivered our things to said new room while we enjoyed our day in NY, when we returned to the hotel, 5 minutes later, a lovely bottle of champagne arrived to apologize for our inconvenience.  

    Class from top to bottom, the rooftop bar is well done with views that should not be missed.

    Every single staff member I encountered was happy, helpful & professional.

    02/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    176. Warren K.
    Clean, great location located near the pier, and right priced. Keep in mind that this is Hell's Kitchen .. If you don't mind industrial directly around you, you will enjoy the trade off options.. I encourage you to read on..  Rooms are size-able and have views of either the Hudson and the city skyline. Both fantastic viewpoints. Roof top bar has heat and fireplaces. Couches with cozy blankets.. Shower heads are both sunflower drizzle and hand held. Water pressure is ample and the cool stonework feels nice under your toes.. The work desk chair and lounge chair offer excellent support for hours of work if needed.. Internet is above par.. Speedy at 5Mb up and down.
    My favorite facility this trip was the citibike rack located one block south. $10 gets you a bike for 24 hours. (30 minutes a go) and the bike path is one block over at the pier front. Grab the app and your on your way! Ride the length of manhattan with all the parks and views that the waterfront has to offer. The bike-only path is a heavenly break from the grid locked cars normally found just a few blocks away.. A great way to zip down and see the 911 memorial in an afternoon. The intrepid air craft museum is also within two blocks.. Central Park is a bit farther than I normally enjoy however once again with citibikes you are just minutes from all it has to offer as well. (Recommend a helmet for that trip tho as you will be enjoying traffic.)

    23/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    177. Dimitri K.
    I stayed here for four nights, Wednesday-Saturday, for a work/pleasure combo trip.  Overall this place was ok, but I'm giving it two stars because Yelp's description of two stars "Meh. I've experienced better." is exactly how I felt about this place.  After hearing good things and being excited to stay here, I left disappointed.  I had a number of specific problems with my stay at this place, but thematically they all stem from the hotel spending too much time trying to look hip without focusing on the actual services of being a hotel.

    The first big problem I had was with the housekeeping service - repeated problems in fact.  The first full day I was there, I was out of my room all day from 8am through 5pm, and came back after 5pm to find that housekeeping had not touched my room - at all.  I thought this was extremely peculiar and called to find out if I was supposed to specifically request housekeeping, like maybe the hotel was super green and only bothered to clean if you asked for it.  I was offered an apology and told that someone should have come by.  They asked if I had the do not disturb light on, and I hadn't.  They said they could send someone right then, but I told them not to because I was in my room at that time and didn't want someone in there cleaning at the same time.  I told them I'd go out in a couple hours for dinner and would call them so they could send someone then.  Yet what did they do?  They sent someone immediately who pounded on my door while I was trying to take a pre-dinner nap.  The next day, I slept in and had my do not disturb light on (there are light switches you turn on green or red depending on whether you want housekeeping or not, instead of the traditional paper doorknob signs).  Yet despite my red do not disturb light being on, housekeeping woke me up with a loud knock at 10am (I was still on CA time).  I told them to come back later and that I had my red light on, and they claimed I had requested service.  Apparently, whoever is in charge was confused from my conversation the day before.

    At the end of the day, the housekeeping problems aren't the hugest deal in the world, but it's such a basic hotel service that I was really shocked by how poorly handled it was.  And really it's very intrusive to put a do not disturb light sign up and have someone nonetheless wake you with a loud door knocking.  And it's also really disappointing to be gone at work all day and come home expecting to find the place tidied up to find out that they hadn't touched the place despite having over 9 hours to do so.

    There were some other problems here, too.  I found the wait service at the rooftop bar to be horrible.  I went there at a non-busy time for a drink with a friend.  It was like 5pm, and the place was barely half full.  We were told we could sit anywhere and the waitress would be along, or we could order from the bar.  We waited for literally 20 mins at a table with no waitress attention whatsoever.  We didn't even see one to flag down.  So finally my friend went and ordered from the bar.  Only when he was gone doing that did the waitress finally come to our table.  I told her my friend just went to order at the bar because we had been waiting for so long already, and she gave me an attitude like I was bothering her.

    Also, when I left and was checking out, I had specifically asked the bellhop to get me a black car to the airport.  And when I came out of the hotel, he had loaded my luggage into a regular taxicab.  Again, a minor mistake, but for a service oriented business they should really pay more attention to what their clients ask for.

    Some details in my room were also sort of shabby.  The casing on the shower head's pipe was loose and constantly coming off the wall.  This place was also super stingy on the towels, giving me only one bath towel per day, instead of a set of two (which wouldn't have been so bad if housekeeping hadn't ignored my room to change the towels, but I ended up having to repeatedly dry out one towel to last me a couple days).  Finally, the room had two phones, one of which didn't work at all.  Unfortunately, it was the phone by the bed.  So when I'd ask for a wake up call in the mornings, I had to get up out of bed and cross the room to answer it - not the most pleasant experience first thing in the morning.

    Finally, the $14/day for wifi access seems ridiculous.  It's not an issue of price to me, it's just logistically annoying.  Charge me $20 more for the room and throw in free wifi.  Imposing a fee makes me feel like the hotel is antiquated and out of touch with modern america, and it also becomes annoying to have to login everyday with your name and room number on each device you've brought.  Wasted time for no reason.

    On the plus side, the in-room dining service was consistently prompt and the food was very good.  And the location was walking distance to cool stuff without being smack dab in the middle of too much noise.

    24/08/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    178. John T.
    Rooftop bar review:

    I would have to say this has got to be one of the best views of the city at night.  Brought some friends up here and had a chill and relaxing time out on the rooftop.  Was a little breezy, but there's a section with a fireplace and heaters so it was relaxing.  Getting into the place was a breeze and surprisingly not a pretentious place as I was originally anticipating.  

    Definitely will make a trip back out here a few times throughout the summer

    27/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    179. Lisa B.
    Another fabulous stay at a Kimpton hotel- from Andre at the front desk, to the thoughtful cleaners and to Douglas at the bar, I think of this place often. I stayed there for 5 nights over Christmas and was thrilled with the way I was greeted on my way in
    (and out) everyday. I was even  doted on by the manager at the rooftop bar- another  reason to visit even if you aren't staying there. Decor is very cool, hip and sorta minimalistic. I'm looking for excuses to layover in NYC on our way abroad this year just to stay there again. I love Kimpton in general, but this place is so wonderfully extra-special.

    06/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    180. Jaymin B.
    Doormen to the lounge are consistently the worst people I've dealt with in New York. These guys act like they are guarding a gold vault. I went with a friend on a Monday. She was wearing open toe shoes and we spent five minutes arguing with the bouncer that it was a shoe, not a sandal. Good grief, it's a Monday and your lounge was completely empty get a life.

    I made the mistake of going back, since it's 3 blocks from my apt. I went with my gf's 55 year old mother. She didn't have her ID and they said it's too risky to let her go to the lounge. Why is it too risky? It just is.

    These doormen are clowns that protect an empty lounge. Get a life.

    23/05/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    181. Mindy G.
    Rooftop bar is great.  Free wine at their daily 5-6pm happy hour is great.  Rooms are spacious for NYC, found a yoga mat in the closet which I could easily spread out in my room.  Views of the city/river were good.

    My one biggest problem was that they put us in a room (I think on the west side of the hotel?) and on a Friday night I could hear the bumping techno music so loudly (coming from a bar nearby) that I couldn't get to sleep until 3 am.  I went down around midnight requesting a room change but they said they couldn't accommodate me until the next day.  They did switch the room the following day and it was much better.  However I was very disappointed as I picked this hotel from reviews based on the fact that it was much quieter than other hotels (like sanctuary, dream, gansevvort).  

    The location is great if you don't mind walking but it is about a 15 min walk to times square/subway and there isn't much in the area worth seeing (within a few blocks radius of the hotel itself).

    12/06/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    182. Varun V.
    Great rooftop views. Seriously one of the most stunning I've ever seen (forget 230 fifth ave).

    Don't know how it is on Fri night - but I am assuming a shit show.

    Do yourself a favor and come during an off time so you don't have to deal with the BS others have described.

    01/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    183. Albert L.
    I came here last night to meet up with some friends.  Because it was a week night, the rooftop lounge was not too crowded.  It's a great place to hold conversation and admire the gorgeous views.  The alcohol is expensive, but what do you expect when there isn't cover?  On the plus side, you can definitely taste the alcohol compared to some other roof top lounges that water down their drinks.

    It's kinda in the cuts.  An interesting thing while walking over to the hotel from the C/E station is that you'll pass by a car dealership.  I didn't know they existed in Manhattan!

    12/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    184. Brandi R.
    Let's be real. It's a Kimpton Hotel. So of course the room is going to be modern and clean, the restaurant is amazing, there's a wine happy hour (who doesn't like those) and there is a rooftop or club level lounge to unwind after a long day of enjoying vacation sites. You don't get that kind of treatment anywhere.

    I expected and received nothing less than that Ink48. We arrived rather late, but the hotel was still able to accommodate my member request by providing a corner room as high up as possible. We had a great view of the city and enough room to spread out.

    My only complaint is that upon arrival no one came to open the door or help us gather our things from the car because of the time that we arrived. Instead there was a lobby with two men that were too busy chatting it up with one another to open the door. It was only after getting to the front desk did one of them ask if I wanted him to valet the car. Needless to say he did and received the Mutombo "No tip for you". I have never had that experience at another Kimpton hotel. Normally their customer service is superior to all others. I guess there was a glitch in the system that night.

    04/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    185. Rits M.
    wowsa this place makes me happy. The receptionist was super friendly and helpful, got me an awesome-ass room on the 15th floor cos I asked for it. Killer view from my window, nothing in front of the hotel on my side so had a clear vie if downtown. Ask fit 1507 if you can, it is incredible.

    place itself is trendy. Didn't go to their restaurant Print but it looks date-ish nice.

    Rooms are slick and svelte as well, complete with leopard skin bathrobes which amused me. I liked the quartz effect in the bathroom as well. Good amount of space in the room too. Overall I'm a happy camper

    29/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    186. SaRea S.
    This is no tourist trap!  A couple of friends and I went to NYC to celebrate the big 3-0.  Since all of us had been to New York,  we didn't want to stay in Times Square or the Financial District.  Ink48 is a little bit of a walk from the train, but I didn't mind since the area was surprisingly quiet!

    02/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    187. Lauren V.
    Apparently, spending hundreds of dollars at their rooftop bar does not warrant a birthday celebration. Our cupcakes were confiscated by a very rude waitress, who yelled at us. Not cool.

    17/07/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    188. Jonathan D.
    This place was fantastic! Great customer service very clean rooms!  Enjoyed my stay! The food in the restaurant was ok. If looking to dine I'd find a place out of the hotel!  Over great place!

    09/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    189. Caroline K.
    Great experience! Loved the sleek design of the public spaces. Our guest room was very cool- loved the large tub in the room. The rooftop bar/ lounge had spectacular views. Only 2 minor complaints. The restaurant's oatmeal was not all that good and they don't allow you to bring your wine to your guest room from the roof lounge- just a silly rule. But I would absolutely stay there again and have already recommended it to a few people.

    15/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    190. Wells H.
    My favorite rooftop view I think.

    There's plenty of seating and outdoor area to stand and enjoy the view. Staff and bartenders are all super friendly too.

    Prices are obviously over priced just cause of the area/rooftop bar/amazing view but if you're willing to splurge for one or two drinks, just do it.

    It does close early though, at like 2 I think cause they don't want people disrupting their hotel guests. That's nice of them but sucks for anyone who wants to be out later.

    08/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    191. Laura G.
    I suppose technically I'd give this 4.5 stars, but I'm rounding up, and you'll see why.

    I was in town for business at the Javits Center, and I thought the location of ink48 was not only perfect for that, but perfect in general. It's a quick walk to the Javits, Columbus Circle, or the Times Square area, and it has much less traffic. I actually loved that it wasn't in the middle of the tourist melee; the hotel was nice and quiet, and I never heard any of the other guests. I had the same doorman much of the week, and he had no problem hailing cabs for me. The longest it ever took was a couple of minutes, but he stood in the rain the entire time to get one for me.

    I had the King Deluxe room, and it was fab. It's clean, modern without feeling sterile or uncomfortable, and remarkably spacious (especially when compared to a co-worker's room at a hotel just a few blocks away - she barely had room to set up an ironing board in her room). The huge windows offered an incredible view of the Hudson.

    I've come to expect nice little touches from Kimpton, and ink48 didn't disappoint. It featured luxurious robes, C.O. Bigelow products in the bathroom, and a dock for my iPod. They even gave me $15 for the mini bar for being a Kimpton InTouch member.

    Minor amenity-related items that were a pain in the ass: getting ice, and visiting the rooftop bar. I understand that they're going for a certain aesthetic, and having ice machines in the hallways is not part of that. But calling the in-room dining line to get a bucket of ice is kind of a pain in the ass. Then I had to have the whole discussion with my girlfriend on whether or not I should tip the person bringing the ice, but thankfully he just handed me my ice bucket and left quickly without waiting around for some singles.

    As far as the rooftop, I think it's kind of silly that you can't wear shorts in the middle of the day to catch a glimpse of the city. It was hot, and I'm not going to get dressed up just to look around at lunchtime. Again, I understand that they're going for a certain vibe. But if I'm shelling out to stay at their hotel all week, I should be able to wear my delightful Kimpton robe up there (not that I would. At least not without some awesome shoes).

    All of that being said, the reason I rounded up from a 4.5 to 5 stars is a personal one. One of the reasons I love staying at Kimpton properties, even though they're pricier than the norm, is because of their commitment to equality. They tout their hotels as being gay-friendly, and I consider that to be a perk. On this particular visit, I had an encounter with some employees that made me feel quite uncomfortable (PS, businesses: the customer is never out of earshot). When I brought the situation to the attention of the front desk and night manager, they took my complaint seriously, apologized and took action to make amends with me, which I appreciated greatly. That level of attention kept my high opinion of Kimpton intact.

    21/06/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    192. Grace T.
    This is the third time that we've stayed at this hotel and it is awful each time.  First off, we're here because my husband is working with a group that puts us up here.   So we don't actually pay for it, but nonetheless, it needs to rethink things.  

    #1.  Doormen.  They're there in their uniforms during the day and i've got two small kids (1yr old in a stroller and 3yr old).   Not once, in the 8 days that we stayed here (or any past stay for that matter) have they been there to open a door.  NOT ONCE.  They don't even have automatic doors.   But when there are a group of party-goers in short skirts outside, you see them out there hailing cabs, helping them in and opening doors.  But a young mother with two small kids who's pushing a stroller with a few bags hanging off of it....don't count on it.

    #2.  It's out in the middle of nowhere on 11th Ave.  there's no nearby subway and very few restaurants nearby (a foodcart is parked outside during the day)

    #3.  There's a nightclub beside the hotel on 48th and then the hotel's own club on the top floor.  So if you plan on getting any sleep on a friday or saturday night, then forget it.   If you're on a lower level -- you're kept awake by the nighclubbers on 48th..... If you're on an upper level floor, then you can hear the club on the roof.... Sleeping? Fuggedaboudit.   I'm on the 8th floor and i can hear the clubbers down below!     On top of that, when you finally do get to sleep, be prepared to be awoken by the incoming cruise ships that are docking at Pier 88 down the street...... It's either horn blaring and someone singing the national anthem over the ship's sound system....WONDERFUL!!!!

    #4.  No service elevator.   Be prepared to share the elevator with maid service, deliverymen, maintenance workers, room service or whatever.    They have 5  elevators running and not a dedicated service elevator (well, they do but they don't use it as such) and we always had to wait for the next elevator because it's overcrowded with tray tables, laundry carts and staff with loud walkie-talkies.   At other hotels, the staff are usually unseen and quiet..... Here, you see them and hear them ALL THE TIME (night and day).

    #5 .   The rooms make no sense.   Hardly any storage area in the bathrooms because they use these "trendy" basin sinks that sit atop a tiny counter.   No room for multiple shaving kits or towels or whatever.

    5b) With small kids, these rooms have A LOT of sharp edges.... (Counter tops, table corners, and even pull handles on the drawers)..  We had to use towels and packing tape to wrap the corners....you can easily cut yourself on these SHARP edges.  

    5c) The bathroom is basically made up of frosted glass walls.... Which means when you stumble into the bathroom at night and turn the lights on, the ENTIRE room gets illuminated because the bathroom is made up of glass walls....brilliant idea.

    The Good:

    The beds are comfortable.  Walking distance to the Intrepid.  Walking distance to Hell's Kitchen.

    If the room wasn't paid for, i would not want to stay here on my choosing.  It's a boutique hotel that is run by amateurs.  They may know what a good hotel should look  like but not how a good hotel operates and functions from a traditional standpoint.

    07/10/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    193. Jason D.
    As a New Yorker staying in a NY hotel I must admit it was a little bizzare staying here. My girlfriend and I decided to stay here after getting tickets to a broadway show. After we arrived, we were offered a cocktail in the lobby; not so bad. The real reason we wanted to stay here was the rooftop bar. After booking weeks in advance we were informed at check-in that the roof top was closed due to a private event. A heads up prior to booking would have been in order. Our room was located on the 3rd floor facing 11th Ave. Now being a native NY'er I am used to the usual noise found on city streets. However the cars double parking in front of the hotel caused excessive horn honking well into the night at 2-3am. Lastly after falling asleep, the fire alarm went off at 4:30am. It was one event after the next that made our stay miserable. After asking management at check-out the next day if we could see the rooftop we were told it was closed. I hope you have a better experience than us.

    07/09/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    194. Tracy M.
    Came on a Friday at 6PM and there was a bouncer. Um ok? This is a first. As we get to the door he asks for our IDs. We hand them over and as soon as we do, he says to me, "youre not allowed upstairs with flip flops". We explain to him we are expecting a large crowd, 20-30 people. He continues to say he cant let me up with flip flops and asks if I have another pair of shoes with me. As I stare at my gym bag, I say, no. We then ask to speak to a manager.

    At this point, Im pissed. Ive been here enough times and never had to deal with type of service. Before the manager arrives, my gf asks the bouncer if sneakers are acceptable? He says yes. Um WHAT!? I change into the sneakers so I dont ruin my gfs night; she was expecting the guests. The bouncer allows me in the elevator with my BRIGHT, purple running sneakers. How is that more acceptable than flip flops?!

    As I got upstairs, there were a handful of women in flat, flip flop-esque sandals. How does the bouncer decide what shoes are acceptable and which aren't?!

    At $15 a cocktail, get over yourselves. I should be able to visit in a paper bag. I once enjoyed this place...

    01/08/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    195. Chris C.
    This is one of the nicest hotel rooms i've ever stayed in.  Awesome views of the skyline, a huge room, a huge soaking tub in the middle of the room with Aveda bath salts. Great, big shower with both a rain-showerhead and a moveable/removeable showerhead on a hose. Great friendly service all around, including a prompt visit to refill the previously mentioned bath salts when i wanted another bath.

    The afternoon wine reception and morning coffee/tea are nice touches.

    The rooftop bar has spectacular views, though the drinks are incredibly expensive, even by Manhattan standards.

    The star off is only because of the location, which is several blocks from pretty much anything, so if you have bags and aren't young and mobile, this could be a problem.  There is also really no transit service nearby, but cabs are cheap in NYC and it's a ten-minute walk to Times Square.

    29/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    196. Ginette P.
    This review is for the roof top area lounge.
    I came here for a vodka realease party the first thing that catches your attention is the amazing view of the city.
    they serve appetizers , they were all pretty great .. the meat balls, shrimp, meat , crackers & cheese.
    drinks were ok & the music was pretty good.  this place seems pretty cool & definately a nice place to go for drinks on a nice night.

    14/01/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    197. Robert R.
    One of the best roof tops in NYC. Take your date to this place after dark go to the top...

    09/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    198. Steve B.
    Had a nice brunch at Ink 48.. The menu is not that impressive however the customer service is spot on. Nice atmosphere food is good overall I enjoyed it an would recommend.

    12/01/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    199. Kristen C.
    I have long been a Kimpton fan, but they have really outdone themselves with Ink48.  It's not the swankiest of the Kimpton Klan, but they have THE best service I have ever experienced in my life, with a possible exception for the Key Biscayne Ritz.  The staff is amazing, friendly, knowledgeable and genuinely helpful.  They are clearly big Kimpton fans too, so bravo for a company who takes care of their employees!

    I have never stayed in Hells Kitchen before, but with all/most areas of Manhattan, it's still near everything, and because it is a few blocks away from downtown, the skyline views are stunning.  Ink48 has a rooftop deck/bar that has great cocktails and stunning city views.

    The concierge sent us a bottle of wine to our room, just because we were from the same state, and when we had trouble with the television in our room, they not only sent two people to fix it immediately, they sent us up wrench and hammer shaped chocolates after to apologies for the troubles.  Each gift came with a handwritten note from the staff.

    I will stay here every time I return to the city, without exception.

    18/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    200. Walter K.
    Went up here to have drinks at the lounge on the 16th floor.  The staff keeps it a little exclusive but it's not hard to get in.  You have one of the best views of Manhattan from downtown.  They have a solid, if small, wine list.

    Drink are pricey and have mandatory gratuity on top.  It's worth stopping here for a drink, especially on a nice evening to enjoy the view and the outdoor deck.  But I won't become a regular.

    17/11/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    201. Telly J.
    My boyfriend and I recently stayed here for his birthday and had an amazing time! Such a cool vibe from the staff to the décor. Daria, who worked the front desk was so sweet and helpful our whole stay. She even had a complimentary bottle of champagne sent to our room to help celebrate. The Roof top lounge was awesome and had spectacular views. We really can't wait to plan our next trip to NY just so we can stay here again!

    06/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    202. Jennifer C.
    Out of all the roof top bars in Manhattan, this one may take the cake.

    The views are absolutely incredible and, because of its location on 11th Ave, are very different and much more unobstructed than most of the other roof top panoramas found around NYC.  The main negative of the space is the wait that sometimes occurs when trying to hop in the elevator.

    The drinks are pretty good (bartenders mix a mean dirty martini), but are definitely on the pricier side.  The ambiance is not super stuffy, but feels far from casual - jeans were few a far between.  

    I am definitely looking forward to the Spring and warmer weather, when I intend to be spending a lot of time at Ink48.

    29/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    203. Sophie C.
    Ink48 was amazing in terms of atmosphere and ambiance. The architecture and decor were modern and classy. It wasn't too cold that night but I still needed to wear a jacket since I only had a pretty little dress on. I enjoyed the gorgeous view of the city at night. The drinks were good, but they ran out of one of their specialty drinks around 10pm? That was disappointing, so I settled for la republica. I was hungry so I ordered the salumi plate too. The slices of meat were fresh but wayyyyy overpriced. The portion was tiny. There was nothing special about the bread. There were a few slices of salami. I wouldn't get it again. I understand that it's a bar...but $20 for that? I appreciated that there was no cover to get in, but I guess they made up for it with their menu prices.

    24/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    204. Kate L.
    Even though it's not cheap to eat or drink there, it is a must go destination to see the vibrant city of NYC from the sky. Amazing view and best time to go is dusk.

    24/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    205. Michelle F.
    The view here is phenomenal.  We only went to the rooftop to have a few drinks. The vibe was pleasant.

    22/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    206. Ricky H.
    Very nice rooms. Such a fancy hotel with a spa. Amazing rooftop bar and views from it. It does have a 17th floor suite that sits above the rooftop bar that is 2 floors. Very interesting. Only complaint is their expensive drinks. What else to expect though. Good luck finding parking as well.

    17/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    207. David L.
    So let me start by saying I run a small inn thus I have certain standards other folks might not have, and I seek these out when I travel.

    Kimpton hotels are on my 'regular stay' list as they offer personal service, dog friendly rooms when I need them, good style and great rooms. This was my first time at INK 48 and we were upgraded to one of their massive suites overlooking the Hudson. The room was impressive, the bathroom practical with a tub that was deep and very comfortable, being British I am one of those folks who loves to take a bath. The king bed exceptionally comfortable and the $10 bar credit a personalised little extra.

    So being an innkeeper I am sensitive to noise specially from the great unwashed travelling public. The noise from outside was acceptable as it was NYC, however the window glazing is not the best I've ever come across and I did use ear plugs. I never heard other clients in adjoining rooms or the corridor, which was excellent as carnal romping/personal bickering/baby whining/dog barking should not be shared....but I DID hear the air conditioning....all bleedin' night until I switched it off!

    The units they have installed are mighty quick and efficient...heats up the room in about 2 minutes...but it's seemed to me to be the type of unit you'd put in a large hallway or retail store. It was simply too BLOODY noisy! Thus we switched it off, and slept well in particular the second night, as I'd asked for another duvet. So in the winter it is not a problem but in the summer......well I think I would have checked out. I did mention this issue to the front desk staff who were concerned and apologetic....but it seemed to me that I was not the first person to complain and they really couldn't do anything about it could they? It was more than a tweak of a spanner issue.

    My only other minor gripe, which is in general aimed at the whole corporate lodging industry, is pricing. I more than most appreciate that hotels have to make money, cos' that is how I personally make my living! However they now seem to sell rooms via third party sites like Hotels/com,Travelzoo, Jetsetter etc. that can seriously undercut a previously advertised rate. I know they have to get occupancy up....but often at the expense of pissing off regular clients.

    I've just had an instance with SPG where the rate was lower than I paid direct, and yes they did price match via their guarantee, but why oh why do they not list the new 'best rate' on their own website???? Do they think an often travelling client is not going to notice it advertised elsewhere? I had to do all the chasing to save $25.00 when they could have reduced my rate and made me feel special.

    Again with this booking I noticed a reduced rate at the hotel during the nights I was staying, Kimpton quickly agreed to a compromise on my rate. The new best price', I had seen advertised was lower for a superior room, and not the room I had booked, Thus I was in theory paying more for less....

    I feel that had Kimpton e-mailed me offering an improved price, rather than me having to e-mail them etc...i would have not only been impressed, but I would be left feeling less suspicious of their overall pricing structure when I look to book on a future occasion.

    More transparency and consistency on rates would I feel really establish any hospitality group as being user friendly. Currently in my opinion many middle men are making profitable businesses devaluing large hotel bands.

    Two additional small positive points:
    The free morning tea/coffee provided actually uses really good suppliers; the English Breakfast tea got 10/10. The wi-fi is free for In-Touch members (easy to sign up) and worked really well.

    Would I stay at INK 48 again...yes but not in the summer months.

    27/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    208. kmama m.
    As a former New Yorker, I want to address something that was mentioned in other reviews:
    This hotel is NOT in a bad neighborhood. A bit industrial, perhaps, but this is NYC. The three blocks to the trains are absolutely manageable, even in 30 degree, rainy weather. So, if you want to be in a posh area where you can roll out of bed & shop for luxe items first thing in the morning, no, this is not the hotel for you. It is not a tourist trap--it is just far enough off the beaten path to feel like your own corner of the city...
    but just close enough to everything you could possibly need so that you don't feel adrift...
    which will lead you to explore NYC in the best possible way...serendipitously finding small mom and pop coffee shops and boutiques....getting to know the city and all its nooks and crannies and funky bars & restaurants...which are what make NYC NYC.

    Incidentally, I've never ordered room service in NYC before, but this was a FANTASTICally lazy trip & we were really happy in those super thick robes the hotel provides, so...
    I must say, the food was excellent :)

    28/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    209. Keith L.
    Really nice boutique hotel near the Javits Center and only about 4 blocks to Times Square.  Good gentrified neighborhood with great restaurants in the Hells Kitchen area.   I would stay there again.  

    Tip - Join the Kimpton loyalty club to get free internet and "raid the minibar"

    12/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    210. Eddie L.
    Staying in NYC hotels is still a bit odd for me after living in Manhattan for 10 years but here goes...I stayed at Ink48 during a recent 6 day, 5 night trip to NYC.  After my experience at Ink48, I think I have a new favorite hotel in Manhattan.  

    The location on 11th and 48th is sufficiently set back from all that Times Square tourist nonsense but centered in HK between Chelsea and UWS.  The staff was very professional and attentive. My spacious and well-furnished room was cleaned each day and turned down each evening.  Ink48 has a spa (that I didn't use) and a decent gym (that I used daily).  I recommend this hotel for the traveler who already knows Manhattan and doesn't want to be surrounded by tourist traps.

    13/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    211. Miya A.
    loved the rooftop lounge. great ambiance.

    24/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    212. Mamie N.
    We've stayed at New York, NY 4 years now as our daughter attends USc. One more semester, then graduation in May 2015 will complete our regular, twice a year visits to New York, NY from Nor Cal. Car valet service and housekeeping staff are great. Noe restaurant & bar is a must visit at least once each time. Really appreciate how New York, NY staff makes us feel welcome each time over the years.

    06/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    213. Yin M.
    The Press Lounge: Great drinks. Gorgeous view.

    Best view in NYC. AMAZING.
    DO IT.

    P.S. I love that the hotel lobby has flavored water. I love flavored water. I'm such a sucker...

    12/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    214. Vicki B.
    We just stayed here Friday so we could see a concert on JBL Pier 97 and a Broadway show the next day. We loved the hotel. The staff was very friendly. The decor was nice, the room was clean and quiet. I suggest joining their Karma Rewards program. We told them were there celebrating my birthday (Broadway tickets were a birthday gift) and they sent me a bottle of champagne! Also the rewards program gets you a $15 mini bar credit. You also need the reward program for free wifi. The rooftop bar should not be missed!
    Beautiful place!

    17/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    215. Quontay T.
    Absolutely LOVED this hotel. Stayed in one of their suites and the bathroom was to die for. Large soaking tub with complementary bath salts and a stand alone rain shower with side jets. The view was also amazing. The service was great and the complimentary wine hour and toiletries upon request were all toppings on the cake. Will definitely be staying again!

    10/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    216. Dan S.
    Wander outside of Times Square and Midtown and find this gem of a hotel.  Or better yet - lets just keep it our secret.  Great staff, large-ish rooms (by NYC standards) and prices lower than most of the hotels inhabited by the touristos up in time square.  It ain't cheap - but what is in New York?

    23/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    217. Jeff B.
    The pricing on the hotel rooms is not aligned to the value received. I paid extra for a "suite", which turned out to be their way of making folks pay a premium product for an inferior room -- which in this case turns out to be the rooms on the lowest floors. I've had better soundproofing staying at European hostels in my 20s -- so by paying extra you're greeted with the constant sounds of street traffic.

    I flagged it as a problem as soon as they assigned me my room, but was told that they had no other options to give me for the first night. So it's a nice enough place (and I'm someone who stays in hotels 75+ nights/year), but it's nice only if you can get on a floor where you won't be woken up by every truck that goes by. There are plenty of other NYC hotels where this isn't a problem.

    25/02/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    218. Markus P.
    This place is S I C K!

    My review for this hotel is LONG overdue as we stayed there in the fall on Halloween night.

    Stephen was the concierge that helped us find places to eat, hooked us up with some great entertainment, and because we are In-Touch members, was able to upgrade our room to a river-view suite. Stephen is AMAZING!

    WOW! That's all I can say about the room. It was HUGE with an amazing view of the Hudson and the carrier. We were able to enjoy a bottle of champagne as well as the absolutely massive and opulant bathroom.

    All the linens were so soft, the shampoos/lotions are all spa quality, and despite their being a nice television with full cable, we preferred the fantastic vistas of the river and NJ skyline.

    The rooftop deck is barnone the very BEST in the entire city. There is nothing to compare. 360 degree views with fantastic club atmosphere and a private elevator from the lobby so guests don't have to interfere with general public.

    The style of this place is modeled after its predecessor--a printing company.  All the themes circle around paper printing so there's some great vintage pieces and hints at its former life.

    I would stay at this location again and again. Even though Hell's Kitchen may sometimes get a bad rep, I think it's very up and coming and with new restaurants opening all the time, there will always be something new for us to see when we stay there.

    Thank you Stephen and I will always stay at Kimpton hotels!

    18/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    219. Roger T.
    VERY COOL HOTEL, quite pricey but fortunately we got a great promotional deal on the Hudson river suite. And as you can expect from NYC, there is NOWHERE to park. Very pet friendly hotel with no additional charge.

    02/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    220. Marisol R.
    I am only rating the rooftop bar.  It's a beautiful area with an awesome view.  Yes, the drinks are pricey, but the ambience is nice. I would give this place 5 stars however they allowed the most annoying group of people from Holland rocking 1980's hair scrunchies  and bitching about other patrons shoes while inside ink48. Seriously, they should have a no asshole policy.

    10/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    221. Brenda L.
    Gorgeous rooftop lounge - the views are simply amazing - the only reason why this place is getting 3 stars. It's not a club or dancing lounge by any means. It really is more of a relax, take in the views, and chat with friends lounge. There's some quiet music playing in the background but not much more than that - you can definitely have a conversation without screaming at each other to be heard.

    While the place is very chic and modern - the bar could use some better management. I've never been to a place where it took my group 30+ minutes to get one round of drinks and it was cash only! There were definitely not enough bartenders to serve the crowd at the bar. For the price you pay $16+ per drink - I would've thought it would be quicker service to get one and accepting of credit cards!

    I'd recommend grabbing a drink at an establishment nearby and head to this lounge afterward to take in the view/chat and get a drink at the bar if you can. There's no cover here either for guys or girls.

    21/10/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    222. Keon D.
    The rooftop is AWESOME. That is the simplest way to sum it up.

    No cover, you aren't asked if you know anyone or anything. All that's required is you look reasonably decent with a few exceptions (no flip flops or cutoff shirts etc etc). People say you are paying for the view with the price of the drinks but if there ever was a place to pay for a view, THIS is it. Even so I didn't find the drinks to be that much more expensive than most other NYC places.

    Due to its distance away from a lot of the major downtown buildings you get a spectacular view of everything. Bring your camera if you like photography.

    Things of note here:: They don't reserve spaces so even though there is a lot seating, you won't necessarily find a seat since its first come, first serve. They did a good job of regulating how much people were up there at once though so it wasn't ever overcrowded. The flipside of that is that if there's a lot of people on the rooftop already you may have to wait a bit downstairs before going up. Also, if you want to dance this is not your place. There isn't really any music playing so there is no dancing whatsoever. I think the rooftop view makes up for it although i certainly wouldn't have minded some music too. Soak in the view and pleasant conversation. If anything, the view speaks for itself!

    24/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    223. Rodney L.
    Shame to say but my whole experience here was poor. Booked and paid online then told on check in was unable to check in as had been with Australian Credit card. Need office to sign forms. Fine. Made to wait. Staff were rude short and unhelpful. Agreed to place 500 cash down as deposit and payment on room. Fine. Again staff rude. On check out refused the hand over the remaining cash as they need inspect the room for damage. Bit were to busy to inspect?? Awful service. Made a difficult situation more difficult. 1/5 some of the most unpleasant service I have experienced in NYC.

    15/09/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    224. Nina V.
    By far, one of my favorite Kimpton stays! I was impressed with the size of the rooms [it helped that I was upgraded to a nice suite due to my Kimpton membership].  


    - Large rooms, suites for Manhattan standards [I've lived in NYC]
    - Modern, beautifully decorated
    - Rooftop / Floor 16 has one of the BEST rooftop bars and wrap around views of
    - Service was outstanding [THANK YOU STEPHEN from Hell's Kitchen :D]
    - Personal 'peace note' from Jon :)
    - Complimentary wine service / happy hour
    - Kimpton members receive complimentary Wi-Fi, 'Raid the Bar' [I enjoy the 'Fred'
     H20 -- okay, the flasks ;)
    - Print's farm-to-fresh table experience

    A personal "GRAZIE" to Stephen.  He made my stay an excellent and memorable one. Genuine, classy and a local to Hell's Kitchen [provides great recs since he's lived in the neighborhood for 20-year].

    28/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    225. Ann W.
    Stayed here for a long weekend. My daughter and I had a wonderful time!   The decor is lovely, and the building full of character. The room was great -spacious enough for us, comfortable beds, and all clean. The level of service from ALL the staff was outstanding. The concierge made a few key suggestions to us that fit our needs exactly, and all staff was unfailingly helpful, polite and cheerful. We love this hotel and hope to return with more of our family.

    10/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    226. Raquel Y.
    King Deluxe Room
    Thursday, August 29, 2013
    2 guests

    A bit pricey, but it's NYC and it's totally worth it.  The view from our room and the rooftop hotel "Press Lounge" was AMAZING.  Soooo beautiful!! We went to 4-5 rooftop hotels in our NYC trip and this was by far the best view.

    For the hotel itself - it was very clean, modern, nice, great view from our window, small but decent size.  Service was good but I wouldn't say top notch.  We came early 9am and I asked for them to call me once a room was available, explored a bit, 10:30am still no call, went back to check, and there was a room available.  I don't know how long it's been available, but we were pretty tired from the red eye flight and wanted the next available room asap.

    - They can charge your phone in the front lobby
    - You can rent an umbrella for free
    - LEOPARD AND CHEETAH PRINT ROBES (but they weren't soft =\ )


    10/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    227. Stephen B.
    I would like to say that I have been in the service industry for 25 years and INK 48 is top notch!

    Me and my girlfriend, now fiancee, stayed at the hotel for 3 days. I called beforehand to let them know I was going to propose to my girlfriend at the press lounge the 1st night I was of the stay.

    My plan was to have dinner at 5pm at the Chart House in NJ and be back for sunset at press lounge for proposal. When we arrived at 330 our room was not ready. I told Justin, the front desk attendant, that we needed to be in our room 10 minutes ago to be ready to be in NJ by 5. Justin upgraded us to a suite from a city view room and sent a bottle of champagne to our room.

    The rest of the time was amazing!!! The room and people were the best!!! I will always stay at this place when I come to NY! Could not have asked for a better place to get engaged!!!

    11/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    228. Mary A.
    I I had always been a fan of Ink48, visited the rooftop many times. On my most recent trip to the city, I decided to stay at the hotel. The rooms were a great size, in comparison to other hotels in NY, and they had king size beds, which was a plus. The design of the place is beautiful, and the rooftop was yet again, amazing. The one negative I experienced during my stay was the issues front desk had with tracking down which room I belonged in. I think they were having some sort of problem with their computer system.One morning, I woke to a knocking on my door, and the person was even able to open it, because they were provided a wrong room and wrong set of keys.

    Other than the room issue, everything about our stay was great! The staff is extremely friendly, especially the staff outside near the valet.

    12/06/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    229. Lauren B.
    I've been here twice when visiting a friend who was in town.  It makes me think greater of the whole Western edge of Midtown.  The view of Manhattan from the lounge on floor 6 (or 15?) is amazing. It's far enough away that you can see the skyline and amazing buildings lit up but close enough that you still feel in the city. The lounge is elegant but nicer when there are less people.  Also, I'll give them bonus points for allowing dogs :)

    20/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    230. Allison M.
    Spectacular views from the rooftop bar.  Great bar in the lobby area too.  A nice place to go in the spring when you can take in the views from the roof - they are not to be missed!

    24/06/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    231. Zach P.
    Ever since staying here I've been eager to stay at more Kimpton hotels. As an SPG member I decided to take a risk and step out of my comfort zone and give Ink 48 a try.

    This is a very beautiful hotel, located on 10th Ave near all the car dealerships. Since most of the buildings in the area aren't very tall I'd say you'd probably have awesome views of Hell's Kitchen from any room. Upon checking-in I was wished a happy birthday and if that didn't make my stay then the bottle of champagne that was placed in my room definitely was.

    The rooms were huge with tall ceilings and large windows. The bathroom was a good size with an odd squareish shaped toilette. The beds were surprisingly quite comfortable and the overall interior and exterior of the hotel was beautiful. I never made it to Print, the hotel restaurant, but I've only heard good things. Due to my late flight then I didn't didn't get todo much exploring at this hotel, but I can say that my short stay was probably one of the best that I've had in Manhattan.

    I'd say the only downside to Ink48 is the location. It's all the way on 10th Ave so unless you know your way around the city or are willing to walk several avenues to the nearest subway then this hotel might not be the best choice for you. There's always Uber or a cab.

    Ink48 is top of my list and I highly recommend!

    11/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    232. Erik S.
    The Good:

    - It's a Kimpton.  That means complimentary wine hour, although crammed into a tiny room with bench seating.
    - My room: a long,skinny suite will floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Hudson and the Space Shuttle atop the Intrepid carrier.
    - Kimpton service: they have free bikes, but the lock for the remaining bike was broken, so the staffer headed over the hardware store and bought me a new one, and then wasn't upset when I managed to break the key off inside it.
    - That rooftop bar.  The nighttime photos don't even do it justice.  Putting cayanne pepper in a margarita was one of the best ideas I've encountered in a while. Crowd seemed to be about 1/4 hotel guests and the remainder people from the neighborhood.  

    The Bad, and this is really splitting hairs...
    - The hallway outside my room had a bit of a pet-friendly-hotel aroma to it.
    - The location is 3 long avenue-blocks away from the nearest subway station.

    When in NYC, I'll definitely stay there again!

    04/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    233. Kali C.
    Overall this was a fantastic hotel. The guy at the front counter was super nice and informative. The room was really nice and clean. I liked all the complimentary toiletries, they were actually good quality! Plenty of towels, linens, extra pillows, and robes. The tub was my favorite part- After a long night of partying in the city sitting in the tub watching TV was by far luxurious.  The TV was a flat screen and the view was beautiful. Four elevators so your never waiting. We only stayed one night, so I cant comment on the maid. We didn't get room service either; it was really expensive. The mini bar selection was on point! Plenty of snacks and drinks, but at a high cost. We did forget toothbrushes and someone bought it to us within 5 minutes of calling and  it was complimentary. The negative was that you could hear everything in the hallway and more embarrassingly, they could hear you. You can also hear the entire city life outside your window (we were on the 12th floor). I don't know that I would stay here again because of the noise issue. When your in your room whispering, and being quiet the whole time for privacy- its uncomfortable. You couldn't hear through the walls- just the doors and the window.

    23/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    234. Jim D.
    Nice rooms, cool bathroom, beautiful outdoor rooftop bar, friendly staff.

    Unfortunately I had bed bugs in my bed. I know NY has a bug problem and this is not an issue with just this hotel, but... I saw a bug in my pillow after taking a short nap, after checking in. I brought the bug to the hotel manager. He and his staff were VERY nice, apologetic and handled the situation as I'd hope - offering an upgraded room, moving me to another room and a bottle of red wine. I switched rooms and didn't have a problem.

    Bug aside it was a great experience, however, I can't rate this hotel higher given the type if issue and how it affected me.

    29/05/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    235. Jennifer K.
    A very clean hotel with great decorations inside the room. The people from the lobby were helpful and attentive especially with our taxi ride back to the airport on our last night.

    They serve coffee and hot chocolate for free at the lobby near the waiting lounge, you can't go wrong with that! And they give you access to free Wi-Fi for your whole stay at the hotel. The location is good and there's a few restaurants around that are worth trying out. The best part is that there's no problem trying to catch a cab at the hotel cause the front door people flag one down for you! Our stay was pleasant and their bed ... so comfortable!

    09/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    236. Suzanne I.
    In town for a conference I was lucky enough to book a room at Ink48 with Manhattan skyline views.

    The last time I visited the city we stayed in the W Hotel in Times Square. This time we wanted to experience New York from off the beaten path [while avoiding Times Square at all costs] and Ink48 delivered. With no shortage of restaurants to dine at in Hell's Kitchen and only a brisk walk to the nearest subway station, we enjoyed our stay.

    The hotel itself was clean, modern and most of the hotel staff we interacted with were very friendly and nice. While this was the first time staying at a Kimpton hotel, I was impressed and will keep this brand in mind the next time I book a hotel.

    31/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    237. Amy T.
    Amazing hotel excellent customer service nice rooms good location free coffee and water just a lovely stay great beds beautiful bathroom

    01/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    238. Mister O.
    I arrived at 0630 of a Friday morning, bug-eyed, reeking of diesel, and looking like I'd slept in my clothes.  Which I had.

    "Good morning.  I have a reservation, and I obviously can't expect you to have a room for me at this hour, but I thought I'd check in and ask you to store my bag while I go busk for lunch money in Washington Square."  And I looked around for the concierge, to ask directions to the nearest used harmonica shop.

    "Not necessarily, sir.  We *might* have something.  Let me check..."  The immaculately turned-out front desk man peered owlishly through his horn-rims at his screen for a minute.  "Hrm. Unfortunately we *don't* have anything immediately available in the category you reserved."  On the cheap that weekend, I'd booked their least-expensive room in the third sub-basement for the Friday night, at a considerable discount, and had redeemed a points night for Saturday on a separate reservation.  I honestly didn't have much leverage to exert.

    "But you've stayed with us before.  And I see you're a Kimpton InTouch member.  Just a moment, please."  He reached for the phone.

    And, Bang!  Instant upgrade to a King Deluxe on the 15th floor, an acreage vast enough to build a brace of sea kayaks in, with fine views of the Upper West framed in the evanescent smoke of the burning cruise ships moored a block away on the Hudson, flights of Stukas whirling over them like a Dickies album cover gone madly nautical.   Before 0700 tolled, I was writhing in my enormous shower like some hirsute 80s porn star re-enacting the discovery of soap.  And the room turned out to be, literally, as far from the elevators as possible, just as I'd requested in my booking comments.

    There was not even the vaguest suggestion of additional fees.

    "Surprise and delight the customer."  They must have read that one somewhere.  My OODA loop has rarely been so pleasantly violated.

    18/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    239. Pia V.
    Very posh hotel.  The rooms are beautiful, and very modern.  Not to mention that the views are to die for.

    The downside is that the closest train is about three avenues away, so be prepared to walk to just take a cab.

    If you are staying in the hotel then you can jump the line to go up to their rooftop bar named, Press Lounge.  Believe me, you'll definitely want to go up there as many times as you can during your stay.

    20/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    240. Kira M.
    I love Kimpton, particularly this hotel. The staff is so accommodating and friendly, they really go above and beyond to make sure you feel welcomed. By New York standards the rooms are huge and they have the best rooftop bar in Manhattan.

    05/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    241. Andrea H.
    I have nothing but amazing things to say about this hotel. I live in Manhattan, but my boyfriend and I love to take little stay-cations to get away from all the hustle and bustle from our neighborhood and apartment on Saint Marks Pl. We have tried staying other places, but just keep coming back to this magnificent hotel.  

    Here are just some of the things I love:

    -Employees - The employees here are the nicest in city and twice as helpful. For example, the last time we stayed here, we made the reservation the day before. We really wanted a city view, but when we called to request one, there was nothing available for the room type we reserved. But instead of just saying no, the hotel upgraded our room for free and gave us the best room in the hotel and on the top floor with floor-to-ceiling windows.

    -Pet Policy - We have a little dog and love to take him with use when we go places. They are by far the most pet friendly hotel I've seen in the city with no extra fees. As soon as you walk in the door, there is a little welcome sign for you pup and a bowl of food. When you check in, they also ask if you want a bed or water and food bowls for you dog brought up to your room, free of charge. Last time we went, our dog also had a little accident on the sheets around midnight. We called the front desk and they immediately sent someone up to change the sheets and make sure the pee didn't soak through to the mattress (it didn't!). The guy who came up was very understanding and friendly. The sheets we got were brand new out of the bag, so I have a feeling they discard old sheets and get new ones often. I couldn't have asked for that situation to be handled better.

    -Rooms - The rooms are very luxurious and big for the city! Especially for the price! The beds are more than comfortable and the sheets are so soft. The windows are also huge in all the rooms and the views are incredible.  

    There are so many more reasons to love this place and I can't find anything to complain about. You definitely won't regret staying here. It's perfect if you want to be in Manhattan, but away from all the noise (even if it's only by a few blocks).

    04/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    242. The E.
    Awesome view! One of the best in the city. Get's a little populated due to tourists and it's well-known. The drinks menu is also pricy but the ambiance, view, and experience is worth it :) Check it out!

    16/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    243. Ryan P.
    Very modern, yet comfortable hotel. Staff was great, from the main desk to the gentlemen hailing cabs.
    Rooms were spacious, and views from our room overlooking the city and rooftop bar were outstanding.
    Did not notice any loud clubs or neighbors walking up and down the halls like others have mentioned.

    09/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    244. Kru K.
    The rooftop bar is awesome... best time to visit is twilight. The place is relatively less crowded than other rooftop bars. Expect a good view but not the the empire state. Sometimes they are reserved for corporate events, its always a good idea to call before going.

    25/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    245. Matthew C.
    Awesome views obviously. Insanely pricy drink, talking about $18 for gin and tonic?? Really?? Crowded bar. Overall nice tho.

    19/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    246. Nene C.
    The bar upstairs was good. The service was great and the views were fab. The bar downstairs next to the lobby was horrible. Mark the bartender seemed so overwhelmed and when I told him my drink wasn't good he basically said so what we use organic cranberry juice so you are out of luck. I thought my stay was good up until this last night. I watched him be rude to other customers as well. All bartenders get busy so he needs to learn some customer service

    09/01/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    247. Eric R.
    Kimpton REALLY know how to make a hotel stay an experience unto itself. I came to New York for a work event and had to stay in Times Square the first night which, as anyone who's been to New York knows, is NOT where you want to stay.

    So when I arrived at Ink48 for the remainder of my stay it was like stepping into a calm, tranquil Oasis that enabled me to escape into a retreat from the madness of The City.

    As with all Kimpton hotels, Ink48 is fascinating study of meticulous design and tasteful style and the service from the amazing staff is warm and genuine. I particularly like the wood accenting throughout the hotel. It's a very nice contrast to the steel and concrete jungle of the city.

    The lobby area is small but VERY comfortable and inviting. I LOVED my room which was a city-view suite on the 12th floor with an amazing view of midtown. As with the rest of the hotel my room, which by New York standards was HUGE, was comfortable, stylish and made great use of space. I like that the nightstands illuminate and that they, like the bed lamps have adjustable settings. And the bed was very comfortable....such a nice to place to rest my spinning head and tired feet after a long of bar hopping.

    The bathtub in the room is a great way to relax while watching TV. I opted for the separate shower-love, love, LOVE the rain forest shower! There's also an adjustable shower head if rain forest is not your thing.

    Another touch that  I had to mention: I REALLY got a kick out of the animal print bathrobes. I know some kinky people out there who could have WAY too much fun with that!

    This was a really great stay that helped make this most recent trip to New York my best. I now have a place where I can come back to to chill out. The only reason I am giving 4 stars and not 5 is that the closest subway station is about a 10 minute walk. Needless to say my feet are killing me AND I had the misfortune of being here during a nasty hot spell. But this is the trade off for being away from the endless flood of bodies that you'll find in midtown central.

    That said, if you're a amateur professional drinker like me, there are PLENTY of cool bars within a few blocks of the hotel to quench your thirst, not to mention Press Lounge, the hotel's rooftop bar-stay tuned for me review of that.

    22/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    248. Mary O.
    Ink48 Hotel is the 3rd NYC Kimpton hotel I've stayed at, but my least favorite b/c of the location. The hotel is located by the Hudson River, and I had a view of the river from my window. The decor has a copywriting theme, which I thought was clever. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The toiletries are awesome- C.O. Bigelow products. I didn't like that there was a gap in the restroom door- kind of like a public restroom stall gap. The staff is friendly. The housekeeping cleaned the rooms kind of late. I'm used to coming to a clean room before dinner time. Although the room was very nice, it wasn't very quiet at night b/c there's a club and police station nearby. Coffee and tea are available in the morning. Water and water infused with fruit are available throughout the day. Complimentary wine is available during happy hour. InTouch members get free wifi connections in room and a $15 Raid the Mini Bar voucher.
    The location is the biggest drawback to why I wouldn't stay there again (unless it was significantly priced less than the other Kimpton area hotels). It's a hike to get to a subway station (3 avenues and 2 streets), which doesn't sound too bad, but not very convenient if you're going to touristy areas and walk all day.

    24/05/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    249. Geoff C.
    Been a Kimpton man ever since I lived in the Bay Area.   But Ink is one of the best.  The rooms are huge for Manhattan, decent rooftop bar with amazing views of Midtown  to meet friends in town, and the place to stay if you need Javits access on the West Side.  

    Have stayed here a bunch, but I will say the staff is awesome.  Really attentive, upgrades when they can if you are a rewards member, and greeting with a smile when I eventually trickle in between 3-4am, which seems to be the  inevitable time I arrive home in New York, regardless of ifs even been a big night or not.

    17/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    250. Jana S.
    I absolutely love the Kimpton hotels and their whole philosophy.  I love how they pay attention to the little details, which starts with the doggie bowl at the door to let you know that this is a pet-friendly hotel chain.  I love that they have bicycles available for use.

    If you become a member, you get free wifi AND (at this location) $15 to raid the minibar, which to me just means free bottled water!!

    Ink48 definitely did not disappoint.  What I loved:
    - For a Manhattan hotel, the rooms here are gigantic.
    - Yoga mat in the closet... I mean, could it get any better than this?
    - Detailed jogging route for the area with options of a 2-mile, 4-mile, and 6-mile route.  What a nice touch!
    - Personalized note upon arrival (handwritten)
    - free wine from 5-6pm
    - QUIET! (the last Manhattan hotel I stayed in, I barely slept because of all the noise and I since travel with ear plugs... not needed here)

    I had a nice view of the river and the Intrepid.  The doormen were super-nice and helpful!

    The only slightly negative thing would be the area... not really that exciting and right in between a bunch of car dealerships, so you have to walk a few blocks to get to a more "happening" area, but that's really not that big of a deal.  I would recommend ink48 above most other hotels I've stayed in New York for that price level!

    17/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    251. Chris K.
    Awesome Stay

    Will at the front desk was great. The west-side views on the high floor corner room were stunning. The room was impeccably clean. I didn't care for the weathered tiger and zebra robes. The guy at the front desk named Will was affable and quite helpful. They also had free coffee in the morning and changed up the coffee with free water.

    The location could have been better. There aren't many food options that are of walking distance. There also seems to be somewhat of an Eco-hazard in the local neighborhood. There was enough dog poop on 48th street to fertilize a large plantation. Maybe it was the cold winter that made these dog owners complacent. People, please curb your dog!

    All-in all. It was a truly regal experience. Even the bouncers for the evening-lounge were friendly. Unlike the rest of the uptight bouncer population in New York who act like they are federal agents guarding Fort Knox.

    26/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    252. Erika P.
    I have stayed in several Kimpton properties, and this one just wasn't quite up to par. I chose it for the price and for the neighborhood, never having stayed in Hell's Kitchen.

    Good - Location. 11th Ave. is easy walking to most anywhere. We had a great view on the 14th floor, and a complimentary bottle of champagne on our first night (celebrating our anniversary). Of course, the mattresses and pillows and robes at Kimpton hotels are amazing.

    Not so good - There was only one valet so it took a while to get my car taken care of. I was unaware or had forgotten that I had booked a package with a $50 dining credit, which they asked us about as we checked out. Luckily, the restaurant was open, so we had a nice breakfast, but I wish they had mentioned it at check in. The rooms do not have coffee makers and I did not see any USB/charging ports, and one outlet that I used apparently had no current (found out the hard way when I woke up and my phone wasn't charged). I understand this building may be a little older than others in the chain, but these items are fairly standard now.

    Overall, I still love Kimpton but will probably choose a different one in NYC next time.

    01/01/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    253. Maggie M.
    Pros: Room was very large and the bathroom to die for. Loved the Kimpton loyalty program with the free wifi. Room was very clean. If this room was elsewhere in the city or had better hotel features, I would return.

    Cons: Far from the subway and waited forever for cabs. Wine reception in an awkward area...felt like a drive thru. Tried to get to rooftop bar for a drink one night and after waiting 30 minutes in line (no allowances for hotel guests) I gave up. The front desk did not live up to my other Kimpton experiences and I have stayed in seven of their properties.

    20/03/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    254. Mi B.
    Nice hotel. Very clean; customer service was great. Kid and pet friendly; excellent hot chocolate. That said, also very expensive to park ($55/day and you cannot come in and out off the same $55). Also, the mini bar is crazy expensive with $8 bottled waters, etc. We also were told that the rooms did not have couches, deterring us from allowing a family member to stay with us, when they all did.

    All in all, and knowing what we know, we are likely to stay again, but we'll travel differently.

    03/01/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    255. renje g.
    - Amazing top floor views

    - Free on Friday nights

    - Average $17 drink price can go suck a big one
    - Two bartenders for a crowd of people leads to long waits at the bar
    - Music is boring and laid back, it's not turnt up at all (which they obviously don't care about)

    - If you're a heterosexual dude, you'll be glad to know there's lots of women in line (Mostly Indian, then European, then Asian)

    12/08/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    256. Monika S.
    Talk about personal service, I was sooooo excited to see the welcome sign for my boys King Arthur and Merlin Manhattan as we walked in. I love Kimpton Hotels and this was a fun new one to try. The rooms were spacious - there was even a chaise lounge! I slept comfortably and will be back. I highly recommend this hotel! And for in touch members don't forget to redeem your mini bar certificate as it only lasts that one stay.

    09/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    257. Ana G.
    I seem to be attracted to rooftops, then again... isn't everybody? New York has some of the best views I have seen. Here is one of my favorite spots.

    Ink48: This is a trendy upscale lounge bar located in Hell's Kitchen. Make sure to bring your camera since it has amazing views of the city. They also have a good selection of signature cocktails.

    20/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    258. Ted C.
    When it came time to plan a staycation I chose Ink48. I'd been to the rooftop a few times and figured if the rooftop is this good the rooms must be decent. So, as soon as I checked in it was a quick, easy and painless. I forgot a couple of things-toothpaste and other stuff and they were quick to bring it up to us.

    They had a free wine tasting happy hour-the wine was, it was free so why not? I'm not a big wine person and it seemed okay but I'm not going to knock them for something complimentary.

    In addition the rooms are well appointed and have good views-I'd stay above at least the 8th floor if you want a city view or else you'll get the Comfort Inn across the way obstructing it. Sign up for their rewards program and you'll get free access to their wifi.

    11/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    259. Morning S.
    GREAT gem if you need to be in midtown west (i.e., the Jacob Javitz Center). A boutique hotel with an eye for detail.

    The suite on the 17th floor is AMAZING! 2 floors and breathetaking views of NJ. If I needed a midtown event I would definitely consider this location.

    Valet is $55 for the day. ;(

    16/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    260. Primo L.
    Really glad to have found this cool hotel a little off the beaten path in NYC. The skyline views from my room on the 6th floor really brought the New York experience, while the staff and the general vibe of the hotel made it warm and homey on a cold snowy day. We pre-gamed at the lobby bar - the house white was crisp and balanced and the kale salad with parm, pear and pumpkin seeds was an alliterative success. The bath products are Bigelow and the bed was a modern low sleek king that provided a great nights sleep.

    Pro tip: Rooms that end with 02 are very close to the elevators, which make a lot of beeping and buzzing sounds. The front desk was gracious to change (and upgrade) my room, because it was hard to get any work or sleep done with all that racket.

    Pro tip 2: Sure you can walk all the way to Times Square to eat touristy food, but there's a much stronger and eclectic selection up and down 9th Ave., which is much closer and far more authentic.

    Funny observation: For a hotel built on a literary theme, there wasn't a single book in my room or a common area library! Is print really dead?

    Complimentary observation: There are electrical outlets all over the room, for power hungry technology chargers. I'm always surprised at the dearth of outlets at hotels that cater to business travelers and tourists (which is basically everyone) in an era where scientists still haven't figured out how to make long lasting batteries for laptops, iPads and cellphones.

    11/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    261. Sara K.
    If you want to stay in a hotel where they will keep your deposit, then this is the place.  My friend and I stayed at this hotel for one night.  One week after check out I noticed an additional charge not including the room for $825.  

    They are charging us for damages that they claim we caused, but yet they won't send me proof of these damages and they refuse to credit my card.

    What should I do?  Any ideas?

    29/12/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    262. Lauren S.
    I had a wonderful time here!  

    It's so cute, upon entering the foyer, look down to the right and there is a little water bowl and another bowl filled with food for the puppies.  Such a nice touch!  

    The lobby area is beautiful and all of the hotel staff is super friendly.

    Our room was not ready upon arrival so we sat at the bar and I had myself a DELICIOUS bloody mary!

    The rooms are spacious, clean, have a very modern decor and are just plain beautiful.  And, our bathroom was HUGE.

    Another plus, because we were guests of the hotel, we were able to get right up to the rooftop lounge without waiting on line!  Yay!  :)  

    That rooftop is BEAUTIFUL.  The view is out of this world.  

    This place is definitely worth the trip!  

    Enjoy, yelpers!

    05/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    263. Christine J.
    I have visited this hotel several times, it has always been a favorite for Press Lounge and Print Restaurant (see reviews). I chose to actually stay here last fall during NYC Marathon weekend. I wanted a space that was close to the finish line, but not so much that it was overrun with tourists.

    Ink 48, a boutique hotel, boasts sexiness and swag as one of NYC's newer hotels. Style and exceptional service are very important to me when booking, and I figured I could treat myself after 26.2 miles.

    The front desk and concierge were well coifed and friendly, and gushed about my participation in the marathon, wishing me luck.

    Immediately post-marathon, I was happy to find a GAIAM yoga mat in the room to stretch down. Apparently this is standard in their rooms, so that you can use the mat to follow along with workouts via their fitness channel. Bonus points for satisfying the gym junkie, nice touch, Kimpton!

    The morning after the marathon I balled out and ordered breakfast to the room. Service was prompt and correct (we always order extra protein), and all the dishes hit the spot!

    Oh, and the bed? Heaven.

    I would definitely return, maybe next time get a suite.

    23/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    264. Chelsea F.
    We went to NYC for my birthday and my boyfriend chose Ink48 for our stay.

    What an awesome experience!

    The people at the front desk are super friendly and even sent up a bottle of wine for my birthday!

    The rooms are modern and ours had a pretty good view. Everything was extremely clean and housekeeping tidied up things for us as well.

    As mentioned in other reviews, it's a few blocks from Times Square and the subway--but we don't mind walking.

    Overall we loved this hotel! The roof deck on the 16th floor was amazing as well! If you're a hotel guest you get to cut the line.

    Be wary, to valet your car it's $55 per night...that was the only downfall. We parked in a lot just around the corner of 51st and 10th and it was $74 for two days. Not a bad deal considering parking is sky high everywhere.

    If you're looking for a nice hotel and don't mind walking a few blocks, I would definitely recommend Ink48!

    05/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    265. Skip W.
    We stayed here last week for two nights before our cruise. Our room was on the 17th floor and was awesome, with an incredible view of the city. The staff (America, Didier & Justin specifically) ensured we had everything we needed and even brought us a bottle of champagne for our 25th anniversary.

    Our room was very spacious, especially as compared to other NYC hotels. The bed was comfortable and the bath was very nice and luxurious.

    The hotel is probably the absolute best option for those wanting a place to stay just before or after a cruise. It is a very short walk to the cruise terminal and just a few short blocks to Times Square and the subway. There are a bunch of great restaurants near the hotel and the staff made recommendations for dinner and breakfast. Additionally, the hotel held our luggage after we checked out so that we could go have a leisurely brunch before heading to the cruise terminal.

    I highly recommend this hotel.

    05/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    266. Bin L.
    Good location. In Hell's Kitchen area. Many decent and nice restaurants within walking distance. The vibe is good. The room is clean and the scent makes me refreshed.

    24/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    267. Christine V.
    This hotel is gorgeous.
    Our room had a nice view of the river and was pretty soundproof given that there is a club associated with the hotel.
    The staff are outstanding and they cater to your every need - we arrived early - no problem, we'll check your bags and text you when your room is ready. Which they did. Happy hour wine hour was nice touch as was the free coffee in AM.
    Everyone is so pleasant and helpful and sincere.
    I will definitely return.

    17/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    268. Caroline K.
    Such a sleek and sexy hotel.  I have been to Print for a pre-Broadway dinner and Press for after dinner drinks and while both left me impressed, the hotel took it up another notch.  And the fact that their names Ink, Print, and Press all correlate to the 19th century belle epoque when the Printing Revolution was in full swing--definitely appeals to the writer in me.

    Booked a room at their standard rate since we were only staying for one night, but Chris at the front desk was such a (cute) sweetheart and decided to upgrade me to a junior suite at the same price because I signed up for their rewards program as well as a $15 credit for their mini bar.  Huzzah!

    The junior suite is everything and beyond.  You have a separate glass shower stall from the tub which I didn't have a chance to go test out so I took home their bath salts from Aveda and C.O Bigelow.  You have his & her sinks with marbled floors and even the toilet is sectioned off so no one needs to hear you doing your nasty business.  

    I'm in love with this hotel.

    08/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    269. Graham K.
    My second stay at Ink48 earned them a third star, but it's really difficult to identify this place as a Kimpton Hotel. Attention to detail is lacking.

    The front desk staff was great and friendly, but after booking a city view room I was put in a room overlooking the hudson. Half an hour later this was fixed, so not bad, and I do appreciate the room upgrade, but I intentionally booked a city view room.

    Kimpton Inner circle amenity? Nah. It wasn't just because I changed rooms either, it was nowhere to be seen in either room.

    Raid the bar credit? Doing my expense report today and, nope, not there. Why not?

    The room was fine for one person,  and had a great view of the city, but unfortunately there was no way to turn it off thanks to the 2-3 inch gap between the blind and the wall. The other room I stayed in at this hotel had the same issue. It is impossible to get the room dark.

    The rooftop bar was really quite extraordinary. I didn't even mind paying $23 for a 12YO macallan - but I couldn't charge it to my room, which was a surprise. Breakfast is way overpriced, but was good. But hey, for $28 bucks, can you give me 4 links of sausage? I think the answer should be yes.

    Valet takes a LONG time. don't get me wrong, they warn you, and who drives to NYC anyway? I guess I do. The Valet at Ink48 could use a shower, it took 10 city blocks to clear my car of the odor. Sorry, but I tell it like it is.

    I have stayed at 3 out of the 4 Kimpton's in NYC, I have not stayed at Eventi yet. So far I would recommend the Muse. None of the three have come very close to matching the Kimpton experience in other cities.

    17/03/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    270. Lee N.
    I think I've found my new go-to hotel in Manhattan.

    I really like this hotel; it has great style, the staff is nice, the rooms are decent-sized and you get to stay in Midtown without getting in the human madness of Times Square. The restaurant is relaxed and the food is good.

    What I like about Kimpton is that they make each hotel with its own style, it's own feel. You never feel like you're in a chain even though you are. This Kimpton is different than any in which I've stayed: the bed is low-slung in a way that I love now even if I won't in 30 years, the furnishings are modern and retro at the same, the bathroom has a frosted glass door.

    And depending on which side your room is on, the river view is fantastic - far different than any I've ever had in Manhattan.

    I'm definitely coming back to Ink48 on my next visit to Manhattan. It's an easy place to like!

    10/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    271. Nyla K.
    First off the hotel had a doorman but they weren't opening the door for their guests!  And the doors were heavy.

    The decor was very nice, bed was comfy, and the room had a very nice view of the city.  Unfortunately there was a water pipe breakage issue and could not use the water at some times during the day.  The water was brown and gross and the hotel had to give us water bottles to brush our teeth and faces with.  

    The press lounge had closed their balcony so we weren't able to go out and take photos.

    It was a bit far from shopping and such and after a long day the last thing you want to do was walk 30 mins back to the hotel.

    Hotel also had leopard print robes which were fun but I wouldn't pay 90$ for it.

    25/01/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    272. Sara L.
    Beautiful hotel! I'm sad I was only here for one night but will definitely come back. They have a roof top terrace and bar that I want to go see. The views are incredible from what I hear.
    There was a frosted glass door for the bathroom which was a bit weird but we worked with it. Oh and a gym and spa on the second floor. Also something I need to check out on the next visit.
    Bonus points for this place being dog friendly.

    05/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    273. Mancow M.
    I enjoy going into the various areas of New York and exploring. I love Chinatown, SoHo, and of course you'd be hard-pressed to find a less than decent meal in Little Italy. Ink 48 is in an area known as Hell's Kitchen & is what I suppose is known as a boutique hotel. It's quirky and fun. This is not a stiff place or stale place.

    The rooftop is currently an epicenter of hippiness . What is hip? It is hands-down the hottest party scene rooftop in all of New York City. That is saying a lot! It swings!

    I don't like hell. I don't like the devil. It has nothing to do with Hell's Kitchen's Gordon Ramsay. This is part of an area in New York known as Hells kitchen. It is several blocks away from Times Square to give you an idea of its locale.

    Across the street is Gotham Market an upscale food court with about nine tasty pitstops. Inside the hotel is Print restaurant which has incredible food for a hotel. I don't mean that to come off as a backhanded compliment. The menu is excellent. This coming from a guy who drove across America several times with his father as a kid where we stayed and ate at the Howard Johnson's. Ugh.

    Funny Will at the front desk and a lovely lady in red named Cory really made my stay wonderful. Customer service still matters here. Sadly most places in America seem to have forgotten this. This Kimpton property gets it right.

    My room overlooked the USS Intrepid submarine which I (and my room visiting NY friends Geraldo Rivera and Rita Cosby) marveled at. Way cool. My late pal writer Tom Clancy would've stayed here for sure. I'm saddened he missed it. "The Hunt for Red October Room" is what they should call this room.

    Check out my pics!

    16/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    274. Monique H.
    I always opt for boutique hotels in NYC because I know that I will get a unique experience to add to my trip. Ink 48 did not disappoint. The first thing I noticed when I walked in was a water bowl and some dog food for your four legged family member. Even though I don't travel with my pets, I appreciated the nice touch. We arrived in the city early and planned to leave our bags with the bell desk and take off but when I checked in I was told that my room was ready and I had been upgraded to a nicer room with a better view, I was ecstatic!

    The room was larger than I expected. Hotel rooms in NYC, especially in boutique hotels tend to be the size of a broom closet but this room was spacious and offered a beautiful view and vaulted ceilings. The hotel also provides a 5:00 pm wine reception which is the perfect excuse to pull you back in from walking the city sidewalks all day, rest up and shower for a night of drinking.

    Another great feature of this hotel is the rooftop bar. It has gorgeous views of the city and the Hudson. I can't say anything positive about the bartenders and servers but luckily you only have to interact with them briefly and you can return to gazing at the city and sipping on your favorite cocktail. At the elevator, there's a giant sleaze ball checking ID's and ogling the female anatomy like its part of the job description.

    Andreas at the front desk and Janice in housekeeping were the friendliest and most helpful staff we encountered in the entire hotel. I enjoyed my daily interaction with them because they embody the word hospitality. The rest of the staff should follow their lead.

    PS - lean your back up against the elevator wall and move from side to side for a free thrill.

    01/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    275. Erica G.
    Wow, this hotel far exceeded my expectations!

    I booked a junior suite as a birthday gift for my boyfriend (and partly for myself!). The room was MASSIVE with an expansive bathroom and beautiful view of the river. The decor is modern, sleek and very clean.  They have the most amazing rainfall showers and a large bathtub with complimentary bath salts. The bed and pillows are so so comfortable, I had the most amazing night sleep when I stayed. It's super nit-picky, but Ink48 followed many of the "trendy" hotels in my least favorite design trend of frosted glass bathroom doors. While the toilet was hidden behind a wall and not visible from the main room, it did not have a door to section it off from the rest of the bathroom.

    Personally, I tend to avoid Times Square/theater district area, but this hotel is only a hop and a skip away and it's FAR more quiet and peaceful. It's also a short walk to Central Park South. The hotel is a few blocks off the main cluster of restaurants/bars/bodegas on 9th and is near a load of auto dealers and car-related servicing places.

    The huge asset of this property and one of the reasons I loved staying here was because the hotel itself offered enough for us to not leave for the entire evening. The restaurant Print was fantastic, trendy and elegant. After dinner we hopped up to PRESS, the rooftop lounge that boasts some incredible views of the city. There was a line at the door and even in the dead of winter this place was popping. This is perfect for a couple looking for a little bit of glam before cuddling up!

    I can't recommend enough joining the Kimpton rewards program. By signing up for the program you can select your preferences (ex: pet-free rooms for me since I'm allergic or pet friendly rooms if you wish) and you get a $15 bar credit. After walking around the city in the afternoon a hand-written note wishing a happy birthday, a bottle of wine and 5 different types of chocolate snacks were waiting for us in the room!

    I would not recommend this hotel to family with kids because of the "lounge" on the rooftop and its a few blocks to the closest bodega. I would recommend it SOOO HIGHLY to any couple wanting a city getaway!

    19/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    276. Elsa D.
    Great find in Hell's Kitchen. Stayed 1 night in a river view suite. Needed a late check out so I emailed the hotel. One of their concierge people replied immediately. I was able to pay half the room rate and check out at 4pm. Booked it all easily online.  The check in was easy and fast. Very polite front desk staff. There was a handwritten note and bottle of wine welcoming me by name. Room was spacious for NYC and most importantly clean and modern. Rooftop bar lounge is impressive and awesome views. Ground floor restaurant was good too... coffee bar staff was excellent and friendly. Some staff at rooftop was a bit snooty though when I asked questions. When I was leaving I asked if they could hold my bags... I waited 15 minutes at desk and nobody came so I complained and walked out.... perhaps I was a bit hasty but .......overall I would def revisit.....

    22/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    277. Stephanie G.
    Ink48 redeemed itself!

    Marc and I ventured into NYC this past weekend, to go see a game and have a little night. We dropped our things off at the hotel super early, knowing our room wasn't going to be ready. The front desk was super sweet, hung onto our stuff, and we went on our way.

    We didn't end up back at the hotel until...oh, way later that evening. Turns out, they upgraded us AND left us a very nice bottle of red in our room. Our room was gorgeous--a corner, 14th floor room, with fantastic views. We ended up spending all night in the room and it was just perfect for us. Super duper appreciated--I was using a Kimpton Karma night, as well, so it was totally unexpected.

    All in all, a perfect Kimpton Redemption. Staff was great, room was beautiful, with comfy beds and great amenities...we will definitely be back :)

    02/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    278. Erica L.
    Decent hotel. Came here for IMats nyc 2015 and location was perfect. Nice decor, decent sized rooms however very pricey. Not as bad as some hotels in the city but its up there.

    I gave 3 stars because we traveled from mass and waited outfront for over 20 mins for valet. With no other cars waiting. Once staff came out they were courteous and joked with us about sports teams...ny vs boston the ongoing rivalry. Anyway the other reason i gave 3 is becausee we booked a standard double bed and they sold out so our room was gone. We ended up on 15th floor, room 1518
    Hardly any pretty view, a large beautiful bathroom with a pullout sofa bed that was pretty hard an uncomfy.

    If i had to i would come back but per my experience there are nicer nyc hotels...i rather be closer to the city as well. But again this is all just my opinion.

    10/04/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    279. Fancypants J.
    On my last trip to INK48 a few years ago this would have been a 5 star review. I came here for 6 nights and shared a room with an old friend of mine. We were splitting the bill. Each of us had debit cards and NO idea that the hotel was going to try to put the entire amount on one card plus a $600 hold for "incidentals". Tip for the people checking you in: if you see someone is using a debit card, why not advise them of the amount you are attempting to authorize prior to running the card over and over. Fortunately my card was OK but when they tried to do the same thing to my friend's card, his bank (which is the same bank I use) flagged his card and canceled it. It was embarrassing and inconvenient to have to deal with this when we were checking in at about midnight. Finally another employee authorized my card for half the amount and said "you're good for tonight". I was thinking for $1100 I'd better be good for more than ONE night. It was also annoying that I had to be the one to say, look, instead of authorizing it why don't we just each pay our half in advance and then you guys don't have to worry about it. DUH. It's not rocket science. There's something really wrong with our society when paying for something in cash is looked down upon and you are considered suspect because you don't pay for everything with credit.

    In any case, the housekeeping staff was inconsistent-we had a room with a bathtub and usually they put out a little thing of bath salts-we were there 6 nights and only got the bath salts twice. Plus the bathtub stopper wasn't working-it wouldn't stay up and when I tried to raise it it came all the way out. We repeatedly requested to have it fixed but no one came until the last night we were there. You would think the housekeeping staff would notice as they are cleaning the tub that the stopper was not connected and let someone know as well. The shower stall smelled like cigarette smoke. I'm not sure if someone staying in the room previously went in there and smoked or if it was just a musty odor but it was very noticeable.

    I was also disappointed because the room I stayed in last time had a bathtub near the bed and a separate shower and toilet room whereas this room which was the same type had a different layout with all of those things in one room. This part isn't the hotel's fault but my friend would go in there and spend an hour at a time using the bathroom as his personal office to write postcards and comment on FB while on the toilet. It would have been nice to have the shower or bath separate from the toilet at least but I really had no idea he was going to act like that!!! Live and learn......

    09/05/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    280. LiZ S.
    I had the worst booking experience !
    If you want to stay in a very good hotel and you are willing to pay the same amount $500-600, please stay at the Ritz carlton, four seasons ( a little bit more ) but it worths the money .
    The staff is the worst !
    I haven't even stayed and  they couldn't help me with a cancellation policy . On top of that the front desk Manager which I had to call him like 10 times laughed at me over the phone Unbelievable ! And left me for 30 minutes waiting and just forgot he was with me . When I called back he said it was unprofessional to be talking over the phone for a long period of time on a front desk. Shocking !!! Right ????? Soooooo disrespectful .
    His name is Joseph Marotta , an unskilled and unprofessional guy.
    If you work in the hospitaly field you are there to help, to provide not to give more trouble or make it more difficult .
    They just care about the money but not about the customer .
    I will probably have to stay there cause I haven't got my money back.
    At the end of the day the service makes a huge difference .
    Please don't stay there !

    Not worth it.
    Worst customer service ever !

    19/05/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    281. Jeff S.
    Stayed here for 5-nights and absolutely loved it!

    I called ahead to let them know that my wife and I were recently married --- at no charge they had champagne and chocolates waiting in our room! That's Kimpton for you, always willing to go the extra mile to create an unforgettable experience.

    The staff was great, super responsive and welcoming --- every time we came in the hotel they greeted us. The concierge were very helpful with directions and recommendations.

    We had a City View suite on the 12th floor, amazing view and a pretty spacious room for NYC.

    Like every Kimpton I've ever stayed at, the king sized bed was beyond cozy -- great mattress and linens -- slept like a baby every night.

    I absolutely loved the shower with the rain-forest shower head but nothing beat a soak in the oversized tub after a long day of shopping and walking through the city.

    Did I mention the tub was big enough for two with a great view of the city? Yeah, buddy.

    Another Kimpton perk --- FREE wine everyday from 5pm to 6pm. Nice touch!

    As mentioned in other reviews, the rooftop bar is a great way to end the evening. Amazing views of Manhattan and super comfy seating -- it was a little chilly outside but they actually have blankets available so you can cuddle up -- super romantic.

    The drinks on the roof are stiff but pricey; we ordered two JW Blacks and it was $42 bucks.

    I've always been a big fan of Kimpton. I've stayed at several and will continue to do so whenever I can.

    If you're looking for a swank hotel with great decor and personality in Hells Kitchen (which has some awesome neighborhood spots to eat and drink blocks for the hotel) than give Ink48 a whirl, you won't be disappointed!

    25/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0