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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

4.5 Very Good 3520 Reviews
My Home Away From Home(s)!
Reviewed 4 days ago

Words pale, but I must express how significant the Kimpton Muse Hotel has been to me especially over the past six months, where I have spent weeks at a time in residence at the Muse while generating quantum healing from major surgery: pre-during-&-post-operative. The staff has been like a new second family to me, and I will name those dearest, which is everyone, but if I forget anyone, you know it's not on purpose but because my mind explodes with joy when I remember all the many kindnesses that every member of the staff there with whom I have interacted, has been a blessing in my life. From security: Robert, Juan, Cleve & Harrison; my night auditor peeps: Sweet Tony Best, Sir Michael Barton, Steven the WonderBoy, no longer the newbies Gentleman Chris & Powerhouse Nzhingha, my meow sisters Concierges Exquisite Esprit & Beautiful Barbara, GM Ray Mannon~(congrats on your new baby!), MOD Extraordinaire Joanna Butcher, OM Matt, Concierges Angelic Angel, Handsome Daniel & Sweet Crystal, Ladies of the Lobby Maggie & Maria, the housekeeping team Fay, Remy & Cynthia, and especially Giovanna, Ladvie, & Henry, bellmen Frankie, Julio, David, Waku & Wilson, Engineering's Charming Charlie & Valiant Vadim!, Nio's Chef Ray (remember rolling lobsters thru the lobby!), hostess Cynthia, the darling waiters - Miguel, Victor, Sebastian & Andre, and maitre d's, Jared & Alejandro. Above all else, the majestic spirit of The Muse itself, a property beyond compare. THANK YOU one and all, Always Love, Alisa

Great Location for Broadway Shows
Reviewed 6 days ago

You can't get much closer to the center of Times Square. In my opinion, it is a little too close, and I would prefer to walk a few more blocks to a more quiet area. It didn't help that there was a jack hammer across the street from the hotel going off randomly at ALL hours of the day and night, and unfortunately our corner room was on the front of the hotel. Of course there was nothing the hotel could do about this, but it has scared me from returning here when I visit NYC again.

Great Location
Reviewed 7 days ago

The Kimpton Muse is an excellent choice for the Broadway/Times Square area. Reviewer stayed for a week; 5th trip to New York and 5th different hotel. Very conveniently located about one block off Times Square and within a couple of blocks of most of the theaters. Furthest subway line was within 1/2 mile; be sure to download the NY subway app.

The rooms were very nicely furnished and large by New York standards. The bed was quite comfortable and the bathroom roomy. I especially liked the shower setup. Cleanliness was outstanding and housekeeping flawless. The entire staff was friendly and responsive. We did have a problem with construction on 47th Street which continued 24 hours a day, but putting the fan "on" muffled the noise.

The lobby isn't anything special, but it is functional enough to host a complimentary happy hour from 5 - 6:00 p.m. every day, featuring a white (chardonnay?) and an excellent (and inexpensive) Frontera Pinot Noir.

The restaurant/lounge "Nio" was undergoing extensive renovation and was unavailable during our stay. A top-notch breakfast buffet was offered in the lower lobby for $15 per guest (plus tax and gratuity). Victor was the best of several servers who stood ready to assist guests. Complimentary daily Wall Street Journal (or USA Today or NY Times, if you prefer). Anyone looking for a restaurant or lounge in the area could find many choices within a minute's walk.

There is no coffee available in the room; one can find complimentary coffee in the lobby, but it would have been nice to have a coffeemaker in the room. The refrigerator was filled with overpriced items for sale. One night, we brought a desert home and had to dig out some room to fit it into the fridge.

anniversary weekend
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I loved our stay at the Kimpton Hotel. We were in town for our anniversary, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The doorman and front desk concierge did an excellent job servicing our needs. The wine hour at the bar was awesome. I am coming back in summer with my family. I definitely would recommend this hotel.

Good location - Average Accomodations
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I purchased an Executive King room. The room was located on the 18th floor. The in-room heating system was extremely loud when it cycled on. The room itself is showing its age and wear as areas were in need of paint and repair. The room had a refrigerator; however, it was stocked with so many items to purchase it was rendered useless for any personal use. All items for purchase were more than the average cost for NYC. Example a bottle of Fiji water was $10. The bed was average at best. Not the current standards being held by the Hyatt and Marriott chains. The pluses are the location, people that work there and a really nice bathroom which seems it was recently remodeled and updated.