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
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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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Thanks to Lauren from the front desk, I had a wonderful time at this hotel. I will be coming back and I'll tell my friends too! Never met such a kind and likeable person. It was my 30th birthday; this hotel made it one to remember!
This place is an icon in Meatpacking. I used to live around the block and would come to the rooftop on summer nights.
Stayed for business this week, and it's just as awesome staying there. Perfect location, great restaurant in the hotel, awesome gym, and super friendly and helpful staff.
Lauren checked me in at the front desk and immediately made me feel like family, telling me about new stuff to check out in the area, explaining all the amenities, and even upgrading my room.
Perfect experience, and will 100% be back.
I stayed with my BFF as a part of my bachelorette party celebrations. When I let the staff know this upon check-in they offered to send up complimentary wine, which was very appreciated! We were in a deluxe double double room and it had a small balcony. The room was HUGE (significantly bigger than other rooms I've stayed in Manhattan and Brooklyn) and the beds were very comfortable. I appreciated that we had a noon check out after a late night, too. The art work is a bit strange but I found it to be kind of funny. The bathroom was a good size and had an adequate sized tub to actually take a bath in; however, the water temperature all weekend seemed to be quite low even when turned all the way to hot.
The views from the rooftop bar were amazing, I recommend that you try to catch happy hour and watch the sunset from this bar. I would agree with other reviews that service was sub-par. The hotel seems to have recently renovated the bar, and although pricey, I expected that and had a good time.
The big CON was that the advertised open 365 days a year pool was far from adequately heated. The rooftop pool was really the deciding factor in staying at this hotel so when I ventured up on Saturday to check it out I was quite disappointed that it was luke warm. I asked the attendant if it would heat up more later in the day (no) and what temperature it was (68 degrees F). I told her I was disappointed, she shrugged it off and said that only kids really use it in the cold weather.
A pleasure to stay at this hotel. The rooms are impeccable, the vibe is unique and the location is hard to beat. Lauren at reception makes all the difference with her positive attitude and friendly service. Highly recommended. Julia at checkout was great as well!!!!
NYC always ahead in design....meatpacking Bar/Hotel..
Not stayed here but will be on my priority list next time...
Close to many good restaurant in the same area.
Amazing how this area grew in the last years...