Kimpton Ink48 Hotel
What We Love
- Views of the Hudson River and cityscape from the rooms and roof deck
- Nightly lobby wine hour (5 to 6 p.m.) and morning coffee bar (6 to 9 a.m.)
- PRINT Restaurant for its standout farm-to-table fare
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What To Know
- Located on 11th Ave., the hotel is out of the way from most attractions and transit: Utilize free bikes to scoot about town instead
- Pets stay free — be sure to grab extra doggie treats at reception
- WiFi is free when you sign up for Kimpton Karma Rewards
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In a former printing house, the aptly named Ink48 opened in 2009 with a subtle nod to its past: The PRINT Restaurant, Press Lounge, and various font-themed floors all play off the same motif. The David Rockwell–designed Kimpton hotel has a contemporary look, punctuated by midcentury modern furnishings, a graphic floral motif and zany carpeting. Hallways are lined with glossy photographs of the New York skyline — but do yourself a favor and witness it in person from the 17th floor.
Bed & Bath
Each of the hotel’s 222 guestrooms has sweeping city or Hudson River vistas, best enjoyed from the 400-thread-count Frette linen-wrapped beds. Refresh in the luxe bathrooms, which come outfitted with separate rain showers, C.O. Bigelow amenities and Kimpton’s signature animal-print terrycloth bathrobes. Guestrooms range in size (starting at 275 square feet), but splurge on the Hudson Suite for an airy, open-plan layout, two 37-inch flat screens and unobstructed views of the Hudson River.
Executive Chef Charles Rodriguez is responsible for the seasonal, farm-to-table cuisine at the sultry restaurant, PRINT. Go for dinner (and order the goat cheese gnocchi and Mountain View Farm crispy duck breast), but make time for a cocktail and skyline gawping at the rooftop Press Lounge. Unwind with a trip to the on-site InkSpa, which offers a whole menu of massage, facial and waxing treatments, or work up a sweat on one of the hotel’s free cruiser bikes or at its 24-hour gym. (Bonus: loaner headphones are available if you forgot to pack a pair.)
In the Area
While Ink48’s 11th Ave location means you’re removed from Times Square or downtown’s shopping scene, there’s no dearth of activity nearby. Take advantage of the hotel’s proximity to the Hudson with a stroll (or bike ride) along the river, in the adjacent Hudson River Park, which extends all the way down to Battery Park City. History buffs will love the nearby Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, famous for housing the eponymous WWII aircraft carrier at 46th street’s Pier 86. Afterwards, grab a casual bite at Tehuitzingo, an unassuming Mexican deli known for making some of the best tacos in town. Wash it all down with craft brews at Pony Bar, and the next morning, don’t leave without stopping for a pastry at Sullivan Street Bakery (the chocolate almond croissant is a must).
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Nothing drives me Moe crazy than the BS amenity fee. It's a rip off designed to allow a hotel to advertise cheaper rates, then they slam you with this. It's especially egregious when there are no real amenities at this hotel. A gym...uh, like every hotel? Internet? You wouldn't get a single guest without it.
It's a horrible trend. Be up front with your rates. Your amenity fee should be clearly stated.
Unfortunately, due to this, I cannot recommend this hotel. It's a lie and they should be ashamed. In fact, I think they ARE ashamed, but management has no shame.
Once nothing more to say. This is an evil trend and needs to stop
As a tourist the hotel might be a bit “far away” from the hot spots, depending where you want to go. Also metro is not really close but if you prefer some quietness and a real nice and classy stay: that’s your choice! Comparably big rooms and nice style and amendments. The beds are comfy and I loved that you could open the windows 👌🏻
Bathroom is super big and beautiful and nicely equipment.
Restaurant and food is great, yet relatively expensive.
Staff and overall service of the hotel is really friendly and nice. I’d come back any time ;)
We had a room overlooking the construction mentioned in previous reviews but we were lucky enough to have arranged such a busy schedule whilst in NYC that we were up and out before it started at 7am. The bathroom door is style over substance as it is glass; illuminating the room if the bathroom is used at night and providing an audible playlist for anyone in the bedroom 😉. However, the location is great with easy walking to some superb bars and restaurants and also some of the main NYC attractions. The staff were all very helpful and friendly. And the roof top bar has one of the best views of Manhattan
I've stayed here 3 times now. Ink48 is my favorite hotel in New York. The combination of location, value, and cool factor can't be beat. I enjoy how professional the staff is. I like how they text to ask how things are going and if you need anything, it's very convenient vs a call. The rooftop bar is impressive, I had a great time up there even though it was cold.
I had 18 stays at this hotel last year. It is my first choice any time I am in NYC, which is often. Great location in Hell's Kitchen. AMAZING staff. From my 2nd stay they recognized me and always welcome me back. While I could easily name at least 10 regular staff members that have gone above and beyond I would like to mention Anthony and America. Both front desk associates, both exceedingly helpful. Especially during my 10 day extended visit last month when I underwent major surgery at a NYC hospital and needed a local place to recover. The rooms are the most comfortable I have come across in NYC and the bar/restaurant top notch--I would recommend it to locals (and have had them join me there for meals). I lived in Hell's Kitchen for over 10 years and Ink48 is now my home away from home each time I am back for work.