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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This is my go-to hotel when visiting New York. Great location, pretty nice rooms, rooftop pool is great, and interesting scene for people watching. The staff have always been fantastic. I've been coming back to the Gansevoort more than half the time I visit the city for quite a few years and it's always a great spot whether for business or on vacation!
My husband and I spent four nights at the Gansevoort. Overall, it was a mixed bag (I wish I could have given it 3.5 stars). First the good - great location, friendly and accommodating staff, gorgeous views from the roof, and cool vibe. But, the hotel had some issues - A/C wasn’t working properly, housekeeping comes by early (make sure to use the do not disturb door hangar), renovations happening on a big weekend on the terrace ,and too many kids running around the pool and lobby. Overall, a good stay but I’m not sure I’d go back.
Wow, we only had a one night stay but it was amazing from the front office staff, to the greeter at the front door, to the valet (which we didn’t even use but still brought out our luggage when we checked out) everyone and I mean everyone especially Lauren was professional, kind, warm and had a wealth of knowledge as to where we could have breakfast all the way to dinner...they did not miss a beat!! The roof top pool was awesome; not a dull moment. We will be making this the only place we stay for our anniversary and many more occasions to come. I would recommend this hotel hands down, the best I have ever stayed at!!