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
I love the West Village and the Gansevoort is definitely a go to. Julia, the manager on duty at my check-in, was super nice and made my stay very comfortable. I had a room on one of the higher levels so had a great view of the city. Great room, great toiletries. Highly recommended!
I had been to the Gansevoort for cocktails in the uber trendy roof bar a few years ago and always wanted to stay there, so booked in with the family from the 21st December to the 24th December last, and what a great choice that was.
We were looked after royally from the moment we checked in to the moment we left, nothing as too much trouble, the Ganesvoort team provided us with a haven to return to every day after the Christmas madness of New York
We had a 2 bed suite which was absolutely perfect for the kids and ourselves, the rooms were generous in size, super bathroom - the shower in the master also doubled as a steam room. I have stayed in many other NY Hotel’s over the years , particularly further up towards central park and to be very honest I had my best NY sleeps ever in the Gansevoort. The kids too had a ball , with the youngest doing laps of the roof top pool at 8am on Christmas Eve !
We had a schedule of activates when we are in NY and thanks to Lorenzo at the front desk for all the arrangements he made from airport pickups and transfers to restaurant reservations. The Hotel by the way is in a fantastic location , walking distance to the Whitney museum , Chelsea market, the high line etc. If you are vising NY for business or pleasure this is just one super Hotel in a fabulous part of Manhattan,.
Thanks to all the Ganesvoort team from Elon and Jennifer to the housekeeping teams and to those of you in the bars and the restaurant. We can to wait to return
This is a luxury hotel so expectations are high - I think the interiors (bathrooms, mainly) could really use a face lift to stay in current with its competitors. The beds are amazing, the hotel itself is really fun and vibrant - the roof top bar is a blast and offers nice views, but for this hotel, I expected slightly more elevated amenities in the rooms.
All in all, a really great place to stay - you can't beat the location. Walking distance to all the best shops, restaurants, bars, jazz and comedy clubs, etc.
While I don’t claim to be an NYC expert, not have I lived in this city, I’ve visited too many times to count, and stayed in various areas. I really feel that as a tourist, this is the best neighborhood. It’s hip, trendy, vibrant, safe and fun. It also has some great stores, and incredible eateries. From its cobble stoned streets, to the highline, this is a great place to walk around, wonder, and even get a little lost.
And in the heart of it all, is a gem of a hotel, the Gansevoort. Located with a perfect river view of the Hudson, and in a prime part of this neighborhood, the hotel is modern, and vibrant, the rooms are hip and yet functional, and it is somewhat reasonably priced all things considered. The rooftop offers a bar scene with a pool deck. While we were visiting the pool area was being remodeled, but everything else was functional.
Across the streets and within a stones throw away, are some great places to visit, wonder around, or grab some food on the go, or a high end sit down meal. From Restoration Hardware, to the Highline, to leading restaurants like Catch, Tao, Buddahkhan, Fig and Olive, or coffee and a drink or meal at Starbucks Reserve, or the many eateries at Chelsea Market, the options are almost endless.
The hotel can be quite a scene on a weekend and possibly some mid-week nights, but this adds to the ambience and creates an added vibe. And all thing said, it’s also a good hotel for families with kids, so there is certainly balance.
The staff were very helpful and even though we had an issue with our room, it was handled quickly and efficiently by the front desk team, and with the level of care that we appreciated. I would definitely come back and stay here again!
I'm visiting from Texas were we need air conditioning all year round. HOWEVER, I visited New York the one day it was 70 degrees and they have seasonal air conditioning. I arrived to this luxury hotel, u have a door man outside to greet u and help u inside with bags. Check in was fast and pleasant. The decor is modern and hip. You have a elevator guy that helps also. (Everyone is so helpful) I get to my room. It's super nice! I got the standard room and had a view of the Hudson river. Walking distance to many restaurants, literally across the street. Well, when I was going to sleep I notice the a/c screen said it was 76 in the room. That's hot. I didnt sleep at all that night, my nose was stopped up due to the room so hot. I called at 6am to the front desk, they explained to me about the air conditioning system (seasonal) they brought me a fan in less then 5 mins! And she told me about opening the windows. See in Houston our windows dont open lol The manager Yulia even called to make sure I was ok, and she gave me tips to keep cool. Malick & Melvin also helped me during my stay. I wish I remembered more ppl name bcuz EVERYONE was so nice and helpful. I will have to revisit bcuz the pool which is on the rooftop is being remodeled but the bar area was open and very nice. Oh I also walked to the Hudson river and walked as far as I could go. I love this place!