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
- 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.
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I really wanted to stay here because of the reviews and all the nice things i heard about this hotel. When i checked in i was helped by a very gracious and helpful woman named Lauren. I was even upgraded to a suite for Valentine’s Day for me and my husband we loved it Lauren is amazing ! Thanks guys I’ll definitely be returning.
My stay at the Gansevoort Hotel over the last Thanksgiving holiday was absolutely memorable. From the moment I arrived, I was treated so nicely and respectfully. The hotel room assigned to be was Just lovely, artistic and most elegant. There is a certain “peace of mind” one attains while lodging here. The restaurant has excellent food and the room service is outstanding. I loved my stay here albeit short because I had to be somewhere on the Saturday after Thanksgiving Day but I can not wait to go back. This is an outstanding hotel on every level and you will love it equally if not more than I did. Thanks to the entire staff for all the incredible work they do to accommodate their hotel guests every single day. I most appreciated all that was done for me while I stayed here. Jeff M. 🕶🖊
I spent a glorious few days at The Gansevoort. The room was luxurious, the staff were absolutely lovely and I was made to feel very special. My only regret was that it was a bit too chilly to enjoy the wonderful roof top pool. Cannot wait to visit again.
Let's face it--NYC is a place with a million hotels but not many you actually want to stay in. Most of the choices are old, look onto brick walls, or have rooms the size of closets. Gansevoort is in one of the best neighborhoods in town, is accessible to everything, has a hip vibe, and rooms you actually want to relax in while looking west over the Hudson River and the High Line. It would be a great choice anywhere, but in NYC it's one of the best.
Perfectly located with many restaurants and shopping. Was in for a business meeting but was able to enjoy the area . Hotel is showing signs of aging , gym was small but adequate( big group studio , not sure if it used for group boot camps ). SpA is closed. Lobby bar was busy , bit of a overcharge for drinks but it is NYC.