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Kimpton Ink48 Hotel
Ranked #89 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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Texas
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52 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Unique hotel”
Reviewed 15 October 2011

This hotel is very different from most hotels, very modern feeling from the time you walk in till you check out. The rooms are very modern, straight lines and clean. Close to the cruise ship terminal, walkable if you do not have a lot of luggage and are in good shape. Cab ride is abbot 10.00 to 14.00 depending on the traffic. There is not much around the hotel mostly car dealerships and repair shops. It is about 5 blocks to the Hell's Kitchen area to get a good meal. We stayed at Ink 48 forb1 night prior to a cruise out of New York.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 October 2011

For the price we paid ($600!!!) I was very disappointed with our stay. The room was clean and stylish, but our view was of a warehouse roof, the breakfast that was included was nothing more than a shotglass of juice, a tiny cup of tinned fruit and some cold toast with butter and jam. We were expecting a lot more than that! The location was certainly not the best in NYC - we were in the middle of a car repair/taxi/gas station area, miles from a subway. Noise from the street was noticable.

We were not happy that wifi was $10, for the price you pay for the room it should be included. We found staff did a lot of chatting among themselves, ignoring us, despite us giving good tips and clearly being after their assistance! The only person who was friendly and seemed interested was the head concierge, Jeffrey, who wanted us to give a review on Trip Advisor. Here it is.

We would never go back there again.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Ink48, Manager at Kimpton Ink48 Hotel, responded to this review, 18 November 2011
Dear SureTraveller,

Thank you for the constructive feedback on your recent stay and I am glad to know Jeffrey Behrens, our Lead Concierge made your stay more comfortable. I apologize about any inconvenience due to street noise; we are working on different sound proofing technologies to improve this. I will looking into the service aspect of your stay and will be training/retraining my staff to exceed all standards.

If your travel brings you back to the Big Apple, please reach out to me in person.

Sincerely,

Victor
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2011

The rooftop lounge is open and comfortable with great views of midtown and the Hudson.
Rooms on the upper floors have huge windows with wonderful views.
Lobby is chic. Staff are very accommodating. Excellent restaurant on site.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Costa Mesa, California
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Reviewed 12 October 2011

Fabulous views, comfy beds, super stylish decor, amazing staff. Can't say enough about it! Jeffrey,our concierge, hooked us up with champagne with treats in our room when we arrived- even had a picture of our dog! We were celebrating our 10 year anniversary and feel like we chose the best place to stay. Amazing roof top lounge with spectacular views!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Nicole L
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obriggs, Manager at Kimpton Ink48 Hotel, responded to this review, 18 October 2011
Dear Nicole L,

I'm thrilled that you decided to celebrate your 10 year anniversary at our hotel. Congratulations! It brings me great joy to see that our staff was able to make this a memorable experience for you. We hope to see you again soon!
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2011

We always plan Columbus Day weekend in the city to explore and see a few shows. We normally like to stay in a hotel closer to Times Square, but have to say we made an excellent choice with Ink48. We had a room facing the river with a great view of the cruise ships and the Intrepid. The room was nicely appointed although they could clean up the clutter on the desk to make it a bit more useable. The room was a great size and the bathroom amazing. All staff were very professional and extremely helpful.

If you stay at this hotel in nice weather you must go up to the rooftop club. While it is not part of the hotel (you can't charge drinks to your room) it is a very calm, comfortable, beautiful setting to have a relaxing cocktail and enjoy the view of either the city or river.

I highly recommend this hotel for New York visits.

Room Tip: Rooms on higher floors have better views
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank 1World2TravelOn
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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2011

Ink48 is a wonderfully appointed, yet comfortable place to stay in NY City. I've stayed at a number of Kimpton properties and this is one of the best!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Thank Freqtraveler921
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2011

Positives

Staff (Housekeeping - best I've ever seen, Doormen - so helpful, Reception staff - militant but always helpful)

The sparkling wine and Choc's to celebrate our anniversary! (Thanks Erica)

The finish

The design

The view from the upper bar

The robes!

Lobby area, free hot drinks and water.



Areas for improvement

Slow email response times

$7 for a bottle of water is not acceptable.

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Noise (outdoor and air con)

Glass toilet doors - really? no one wants to see that

The bar and wait staff when they thought no one was around - gossiping and bickering

No concierge when I wanted one

Room Tip: Go higher than the 10th floor.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Nixbee
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Property: Kimpton Ink48 Hotel
Address: 653 11th Avenue at 48th, New York City, NY 10036-2004
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Hell's Kitchen , Manhattan
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #89 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kimpton Ink48 Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 222
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