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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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 place is very clean very comfortable but not my taste. Bathroom has showers no tub glass doors for bathroom even though you can't see in you could see image. No coffee in room, refridge is full of their drinks for you to buy, so no fridge or microwave. Beds are comfortable but very noisy outside and you can hear it inside. You can get other places to stay for better prices that are just as good or better close by.
Be very careful if you are looking at this hotel during November and December. Stayed here for 4 nights recently and ended up with a second floor room, the noise from the building site opposite was horrendous, they stated hammering steel work at 5am. We could even hear people talking on the street below.
The hotel was nice enough but everything was extra and over priced.
The staff were quite abrupt and pretty unhelpful.
I know a lot of people come back to this hotel, but we won't be one of them.
Stayed here for three nights recently. Arrived late and very jet lagged on first night so didn’t fuss over room allocation. Given room on 2nd floor overlooking 11th Ave and the building site opposite. Noisy. Would have called reception but phone didn’t work. Would have emailed but WiFi took an age to activate. Following morning had to prepay $25 for a cup of coffee and a bowl of cereal that took 20 minutes to arrive
Room was nice enough. Staff pleasant.
Underwhelmed overall given $550 per night price tag