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.
How to Get There
We stayed 2 nights at the Gansevoort. The location is excellent. The staff in the hotel is very friendly. We had afternoon drinks at the rooftop bar. It is a comfortable space with excellent views, but the staff seemed to be bothered by us. Our room was very comfortable and clean and I am picky. One thing that really bothered me about our room was how the "extras" that were in our room had a price tag on them. Now, I know the mini bar and Fiji water will cost, but why put a goose Beanie Baby on my bed with a $10 price tag? $15.00 for Shaving kit, package of panties in the bathroom for a fee??!! Also, the in room coffee maker was $2.00 per Kcup! It just makes me feel like a money tree, not a guest when hotels do greedy things like this. Also, the entire Meatpacking District is very trendy. The Gansevoort caters to the young, hip crowd. We are an older middle aged couple with a 14 year old daughter and we felt out of place there. Overall our experience was positive, but I will be staying elsewhere next time.
i've recently left new york after living here for 6 years and will always have fond memories of the meatpacking district. The gansevoort is among 3 of my favorite hotels in the area, as well as the city. The staff - particularly Yulia, at the front desk was so welcoming on my single night's stay. The lobby bar stays cozy, the rooftop bar is enclosed so you can still enjoy that autumn sun, but avoid the autumn wind. drinks are tasty, bartenders on both levels are helpful and kind and bellhops are prompt. Even with the construction that's currently blocking the 9th ave entrance, they were helpful in getting me and my items curbside and loaded up BEFORE the crack of dawn. the suite is well equipped and well laid out for privacy, but almost a little too inviting for visitors to dwell in the living room area ;). You're 10 minutes or less walking distance from some delicious restaurants - at all price points - and barely blocks away from shopping and fun.
Big thank you to Malick on reception - made us feel extremely welcome. A warm and genuine guy he showed us round the hotel, checked us in early and helped us throughout. All the staff were friendly and it really made our stay. Thanks guys.
Malik welcomes us with a kind, warm and genuine greeting. Our stay for one night was incredibly fun with drinks on the rooftop followed by a morning swim overlooking the city. The Gansevoort is trendy, cool & in the best neighbourhood. Huge thanks to Malik, Elon. X
We love New York for everything it is. The smells, the sights, the pace, the lights, the food, shopping, all the amazing bars. We even love the direct, sometime in your face nature of the people. New York is our favorite city, second only to our home city of Austin, TX.
The Gansevoort is exactly what you need when in New York.
Location is perfect. It’s close to the water with easy access to the trail along the Hudson for a nice run and view of the Statue of Liberty. Lots of shopping nearby. Great food all around you.
Rooms are magnificent. We had a suite and it was huge by nearly any standard. That means it was gargantuan by New York standards.
Turn down service was a great extra touch complete with slippers and a filled ice bucket.
The tiny decks were even perfect giving us our own view of the city.
The rooftop bar offers terrific views. We were there at sunset which started the evening perfectly.
It’s the welcome that makes Gansevoort a place we will return to. After a long cab ride with a constantly coughing driver, we couldn’t have been more ready to be at the hotel. Klawson gave is exactly what we needed. He was welcoming, kind, helpful, and genuine. He made us feel at home along with everyone at the front desk. You’ll surely feel that too. Welcome home.