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.
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Cool hotel in wonderful part of the city. Great staff and comfortable mini suite. The roof top bar was busy but well serviced. Beautiful decor and interior design. It was probably unfortunate that I was there on St Particks night as the hotel (and NYC) was bursting with drunk people. the security in the hotel was perfectly adequate, but its quite possible I would have given a 5 star review but for this. I would go back!
The hotel is in a great location - lots of restaurants and the high line nearby
Staff very helpful on arrival and moved our room when asked due to small size
We were on the top floors
I’d recommend 12 and below as the music from the upstairs bar is loud and travels down the elevator shafts
Swimming pool is great, bar staff slightly grumpy but a nice spot
Rooms a little on the small side but fine.
There’s no free coffee it’s $2 a go and they only have one cup ( despite knowing multiple occupancy) water bottles $7( ish) a bottle - they even have wet shavers for sale for $12. Surely a free bottle of water and a coffee within your room price might make you feel a little more wanted ..
All in all a good hotel.
They don't seem to have the rooftop bar listed separately, this is a review of the rooftop bar only.
Stopped here after completing the Highline for a well deserved cold one. Nice views from the bar across the west, where we enjoyed sipping our Aperol Spritz. Not cheap but a nice treat on a hot day.