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).
How to Get There
The Kimpton Ink48 saved us from our awful visit to NYC with our first night stay at the Hudson hotel that was nothing less than pitiful. When we walked in, we were greeted by a lovely staff, a concierge available by text, and early check in and a clean and spotless hotel. Such a contrast! The room was gigantic and bathrooms were both modern and clean. They have a cute rooftop bar available with gorgeous views of NYC. Free coffee and wine happy hour were a plus. This is my second stay at a Kimpton and couldn’t be happier plus they are dog friendly! A wonderful stay that made us feel comfortable and located in an area just near to the city but a little away from traffic too!
Amazing hotel! The staff was very friendly. The room was surprisingly big for NYC and CLEAN! The restaurant was great. We had dinner and breakfast and both times on point. We had drinks at the lounge great views and drinks.
My go-to hotel every time I visit New York. I was delighted to see services and facilities in top form on my recent stay in December 2018. Staff are always warm and welcoming. Rooms are fabulous. Best in room dining breakfast anywhere. And the Hudson River location may change your mind about midtown Manhattan always being a crazy, stressful place. Very much looking forward to my next visit.
Ink48 is the hotel I return to again and again and again when I visit New York because it ticks all the boxes. The rooms well-appointed and impeccably clean, the beds are very comfortable, the staff goes out of their way to help you and the food is outstanding; I LOVE the restaurant. I'm made to feel welcomed back each time I return, so there's no reason to say elsewhere. I love this place.
An excellent westside location....it's the one hotel you'll experience a warm, inviting and personal welcome. A staff of graciousness and incredible attention to cleanliness... It's the excellence of hospitality....