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
Coffee, who charges for in room coffee? $2 each? The drilling and hammering started in the room above me at 10 am, delightful. The evening front desk was very pleasant and accommodating. The morning front desk never inquired about my stay, probably didn't want to hear my answer. No doorman, well maybe there are, they just don't open the door for you. Good location, average room. If the staff would have been a little more personable it would have made a positive difference. I don't think I will go back.
Perfect Hotel and location for the occasion. We loved the rooms, they were perfect, especially the full length mirror! The Hotel staff could not have been more friendly and accommodating from the second we pulled up until the second we pulled away. This was a girls 40th birthday celebration and I had been in contact with Lauren prior to arrival. It was so nice to deal with someone so accommodating, helpful and friendly. Lauren assisted with all of my needs and requests to make the event perfect. Not only did Lauren help with preparing the room prior to arrival, she assisted with excellent recommendations for dinner, after dinner venues and brunch. In addition, Lauren checked in with us during and at the end of our stay to ensure everything was to our satisfaction. If i ever need to book a hotel in the city again, I would not hesitate to book the Gansevoort!!! It is such a pleasure to have received such amazing service!
The property is nice but the service and amenities were horrendous. It as if the hotel is being run by college kids that have no background in hospitality or hotel management. The bartenders were rude and treated hotel guests no differently than a drunk college kid going to the bar for the night.