What We Love
- The three infinity hydropools in the Exhale spa, each set at a different temperature
- Located smack dab in the buzzy Meatpacking District, there's no dearth of on-site nightlife: Choose from a lobby bar, rooftop lounge, or full-blown bottle service nightclub
- Haute comfort food (plus 24-hour room service) from The Chester, an American Brasserie
What To Know
- Clubby décor and cheeky amenities may not be for everyone
- Rooftop bar is focused more on scene than mixology
- The rooftop pool is for guests only, but Plunge Bar is open to the public
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- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
On the corner of Gansevoort Street and Ninth Avenue, this enduring A-lister is impossible to miss above the district’s cobblestone streets, with its 14 stories of metal and glass glowing disco pink and purple after dark. Inside, the look is sleek and sceney in a palette of white, gray and pink, with a clubby two-level glass lobby that’s anchored by leather lounge chairs, a Buick-size pool table, and Andi Pepper’s custom braided light fixture.
The 186 rooms have feathertop mattresses dressed in 400-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets and love seats featuring the same raspberry hue that’s found in the padded headboards. The stock nightlife photographs lining the walls look a tad dated, but modern fixtures like Bluetooth Thumper speakers and LCD HDTVs keep things feeling fresh. Cheeky amenities — a “get in/get out” do not disturb tag, a rubber ducky bath massager — and a fully stocked mini bar (Grey Goose and Patron, naturally) are de rigeur in each room category, and roomy bathrooms are stocked with cushy bathrobes and fragrant Cutler bath products infused with prosecco grapes.
Above it all (literally), the sceney rooftop Plunge Bar lures a sexy Euro clientele who perch around the pool (open year-round) and sip $19 cocktails with names like Morning Squeeze and French Kiss. Ground-level Chester restaurant dishes up all-American comfort food and craft cocktails — try the Hellfire, made with jalepeño-infused Don Julio and agave nectar — as late as 4 a.m. on weekends. It’s the perfect stop-off before or after a night at the hotel’s models-and-bottles Provocateur Lounge + Café. Recover the next day with a spa treatment or core fusion workout at the Exhale spa.
Grab LA-approved tacos from Los Tacos Number 1 in Chelsea Market and then catch the sunset over the Hudson from the High Line, a park built on abandoned elevated railway tracks. Rub elbows with locals at Spice Market, Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s high-end take on Southeast Asian street food (think lemongrass-steamed mussels and onion-and-chili-crusted short ribs). Exercise your credit card at seminal boutiques like Jeffrey (all associates here are trained as personal shoppers) or at the flagships of Diane von Furstenberg and Carlos Miele.
How to Get There
We stayed at this hotel to celebrate our 15th anniversary and went with our friends who were celebrating their 10th. We spent extra for a suite in order to celebrate.
Not only was the suite not worth the money, it was in shambles when compared to our friend’s regular room. The air conditioner was broken and couldn’t keep the room at a comfortable temperature for sleeping. A lamp shade was being held together with tape. The USB outlet was not functioning and we only had a USB cord for charging our phones. The furniture was old and worn. Our friend’s regular room was updated and a considerably better environment than our suite. We wished we didn’t spend so much more for what we thought would have been an upgrade.
This is the perfect hotel if you’re a returning visitor to New York or aren’t looking to do the typical tourist activities. The meatpacking district is a region teeming with quaint coffee houses and upscale eateries; not to mention the world renowned Chelsea market is visible from most rooms. But there is a loud bar downstairs which is open until late if you’re bothered by alcohol.
The beds were extremely comfortable for a refuge after rigorous walking all day!
Stayed in a suite with two rooms and an extra loo. This was great as there was 3 of us.
View was great, hotel very clean and smart.
Swimming area is great. With views all over New York.
High Line very close and lots of lovely posh shops. Good area for a couple of days.
Not much open early morning other than Starbucks.
A small gym. Free coffee early morning.An expensive hotel. But great for one night.
I have found this review quite difficult to score as there are many good points so have went in the middle as I think ultimately there are a few real negatives.
Firstly, fabulous location but wouldn’t recommend for a week as after a few days you find you need to travel everywhere. I think midtown best hotel location and can visit the cool districts like this and spend the day there which would be better.
The rooftop pool is beautiful but food is barred. So when sunbathing and get hungry you must get dressed and go inside. Bit annoying.
The rooftop bar has a great view but the staff are extremely rude especially the blonde and brunette ladies. There is no chat and they make you feel quite uncomfortable. I think this is outsourced and not actually hotel staff as the hotel staff are lovely at reception and the ground floor bars.
The continental breakfast is the worst I have experienced. No ham or cheese. Just pastries and jam. Poor.
The bar upstairs is also very expensive at $15 for a small water and draft coke. I don’t mind paying for value but a very basic drink.
We had a terrace room with private seating area. But above you are lots of rooms who drop cigarettes down and the cleaners don’t pick up. It also isn’t relaxing sitting at night with hundreds of rooms above you with windows open and you would be a good target for drunk pranks below. Water pouring etc. As the hotel is full of youths. It also becomes almost a nightclub on Friday Saturdays so if not into a lobby full of clubbers maybe avoid.
The cleaners ignore the bins in room if you don’t put everything in exact bin. Fairly annoying. Had to leave a $5 tip beside it and then it was emptied.
Storage in room non existent. Nowhere to put two cases. Bathroom tiny and the way door works two people really struggled to even brush teeth together.
4 star hotel with a smelly damp shower curtain seems odd too.
Overall good experience and we had a great time but for having such a brand like Gansevoort I don’t think it was much better than any Hilton Garden Inn.
If really want to stay here I would suggest 2 nights max and then switch hotel.
Great place, perfect central location
Very attentive staff. Best place to stay downtown bar none. Great for shopping and eating. Whitney and high-line near by. Our room had a great view of the Hudson. Highly recommend. Thank you for your hospitality