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What We Love

  • The hotel underwent a redesign in fall 2015
  • In-house restaurant Nios for a fresh, seasonal pretheater meal
  • Broadway, Carnegie Hall and MoMA are just a few blocks away
  • Indulge in nightly wine hour in the lobby
  • Some rooms have balconies — a rarity in the city
  • Spacious rooms (by New York standards)

What To Know

  • No spa, but in-room treatments can be arranged
  • The fitness center is under construction, but the hotel is offering day passes to one nearby
  • No business center
  • WiFi is free only for Kimpton's Karma Rewards members (free to join)
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Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
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Overview

The Review

Here’s a dilemma visitors to New York face. They want to be close to the theater (because scrambling to catch a cab before show time is a nightmare), but they probably aren’t dying to stay in a gigantic, tourist-oriented hotel in Times Square. This is where the Muse comes to the rescue.

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Even the guestrooms have a bit of fun. Although the decor is a crisp, controlled palette of white and black, visitors will find a leopard-print bathrobe and funky statues amid all the soothing neutrals.

These little surprises are part of what makes the Muse so much fun. There’s even a resident teacup Pomeranian, Ginger, who has a custom Prada and Burberry wardrobe. Ginger’s job, apart from looking cute, is resident Director of Pet Relations. The Muse also hosts a monthly Sommelier Smackdown, when Ms. Wines challenges a fellow sommelier to choose wine and beer pairings with a menu, and then lets diners decide who wins — all while wearing a wrestling belt.

There’s always something interesting going on in the lobby, and that’s just the way the Muse likes it. But as soon as guests retreat to their gargantuan rooms, the wine parties, the chaos of the city and, yes, even the wrestling belts, will all seem far away.

How to Get There

The Kimpton Muse Hotel
130 W 46th St
New York, NY 10036 United States

Reviews

Not worth the price
marcorS5396PY

Spent a week at this hotel centrally located in N.Y.. We have encountered several issues but two things were unaccetpatle: the room was super noisy even at the 14th floor were we had to stay This was because of the thin window glasses and of the noisy water pipes of the rooms next to mine. Impossible to sleep. Second, customer service was terrible, with no attention to the customer needs. Especially for an international traveller it is important to count on the concierge: I asked to support me and to call a 1-800 (free) number since not reachable from my mobile and they refused to call! I was helped by another hotel guest. 400 us dollars per night is too much for this. Truly a very bad experience

Great location/quiet rooms/24hr gym/friendly staff
AiyanaAC

Stayed here for work recently. Excellent choice. While it’s near the chaos of Times Square, the side street was relatively less busy. I requested a quiet room, which was “guaranteed quiet”. It didn’t disappoint. Blackout curtains were an added bonus. The room was clean & functional. Nice soaps, etc. the hairdryer was professional grade. There were travel amenities available in the chance I’d forgotten any. The gym was simple but usable with treadmills, “Peloton bikes”, free weights and open space. Open 24hr so I didn’t have to miss out before an early start. Only downside was probably that breakfast didn’t start till 7. Historical charm with modern upgrades. Recommend for business or social visit to midtown NYC.

A hidden gem with a great location!
SportsReporter

This hotel is a boutique hotel....small, but with a big attitude. It's very difficult to find. My driver drove past it on his first attempt. HINT: It has moss covered scaffolding out front and a small door. It's literally one block away from Times Square, and one block away from FOXNews Corp., where I was going to spend the next day. (I was told by the front desk that FOX puts up all their out-of-town talent here)

The lobby was charming, the front desk was so helpful and hospitable... I felt like I was home.

I had a great room. Very quiet. The mirrored 3D lighting fascinated me to no end. The room had an avant garde decor to it, similar to what you would find at The Palms in Las Vegas, but it all worked. For example, the alarm clock was one of those old fashioned ones that had a bell and hammer. The closet door, when you opened it, looked like you ran into a graffiti brick wall. I absolutely loved the uniqueness and creativity of the room.

The only issue I had was trying to find an outlet that worked. I needed to use the blow dryer and none of the outlets in the bathroom worked. I finally got it the dryer to work in the living room's lamp outlet.

The bed was comfortable. The pillows were comfortable. The AC worked great. Everything was great.

Would HIGHLY recommend this hotel. It has so much charm and the mid-town location is just splendid. You are one block from the Richard Rodgers Theatre currently showing "Hamilton.: