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Kimpton Hotel Eventi
Ranked #39 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Great location, great service!”
Reviewed 13 September 2012

Perfect location for my business needs, super smooth check-in, fantastic room. Become a part of the Kimpton In Touch loyalty program (free) for wifi at no cost, a 'raid the mini bar' coupon and know the secret password (by connecting on facebook or twitter) for an extra special welcome when you get to the hotel. (My extra special welcome was a bottle of wine in the room when I returned for the day!)

Electrical outlets aplenty, great desk, clean, large bathroom. Everything I need to be happy in a hotel (well that and fantastic pillows, a smoke-free room and blackout drapes - they have all of that...)

A great room is always made better by great service and Victoria at the front desk made my arrival super special (and she found a Mac Book charger to loan when I realized I left mine on the train.)

All in all, great price, near everything you want to visit, terrific property and lovely service.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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HotelManagerEventi, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Eventi, responded to this review, 14 September 2012
Lori M,
Thanks so much for the 5 outta 5 rating of your stay with us! So happy to read that you found our location and service perfect for your needs. Victoria is one of our rock-stars, so thanks for giving her the shout out. See you later this year!
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Reviewed 13 September 2012

I just returned from a 4 night trip to NYC with my husband. After pouring over online reviews, I chose Eventi for its rooms but mainly for the stellar service. The rooms were wonderful and a good size for NY standards. I loved the spacious marble bathroom with walk in shower and rain shower head. The decor was modern and perfect for our taste. I requested extra towels from housekeeping and the request was met the next day with a nice note to boot. The property itself is great. Even the location, which we were skeptical about, was good. Granted most of the reviewers are accurate in that there's not much in terms of dining options immediately outside the hotel, but you can take the subway or cab nearly anywhere and Penn Station is only a short walk from the hotel.

Now let's talk about service, and I'm referring specifically to the front desk and concierge. I had read again and again on this site about how the staff went above and beyond for them. Unfortunately, we experienced none of it. Even as Kimpton In Touch members, the most we received was the mini bar credit and free in-room WiFi. Upgrade to rooms upon check-in? Nope. Great view of the Empire State? Not unless you consider walking over to a side window and looking left a "great view". We needed directions to MetLife Stadium for a college football game and wasted a lot of time, behind other frustrated patrons, waiting for the concierge, who was nowhere to be found during our entire stay. The bell captain finally came over and printed something out for us, which was basically straight off of the stadium website (and information we already had).

When it came time for restaurant reservations, the staff seemed to know of only one place: The Breslin. What's a good breakfast place around here? The Breslin. Where should we go for drinks? The Breslin. Is there a special dessert place we should try? The Breslin. Seriously? With the number of incredible restaurants in the city, that's all you've got for me? We actually tried it the first morning for breakfast but again spent an inordinate amount of time looking for it. We were given the 2 cross streets but no other information. We realized pretty quickly how many storefronts there were on that corner and ultimately discovered that The Breslin is inside the Ace hotel! Needless to say, after a few tries with the staff, we ended up using our online resources to find our way around and to discover where to eat in the city. I did try one more time to secure dinner reservations at Spice Market, which incidentally the concierge at The Hyatt near Grand Central told us about. Front desk called us back to let us know only 11pm was available. I jumped online to the restaurant website and booked a 6:15pm via Open Table. I was even able to push it back to 8pm on the same day based on our own changing schedule. So it seems, the internet was more of value than the hotel staff.

I was really excited at the thought of being treated like royalty based on the reviews, but sorry to say, we didn't feel the love Eventi!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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HotelManagerEventi, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Eventi, responded to this review, 14 September 2012
Dear blessed2have3,
Hey wow, seems like we didn;t hit a homerun with your stay - so sorry about that. We hope that you give us another shot since you seem to really like our property. We are sure we will win you back. Thanks for your review and hope to see you soon.
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 13 September 2012

The staff is very friendly, they are always available to help you in any kind of need! I went to New York to visit the city and Eventi has the perfect location for that! It's almost side by side to Empire State Building and very near to broadway, times square and 5th avenue. Besides, there are 2 subway stations in front of the hotel so moving around the city and take advantage of the main atractions is very easy. The hotel is very clean and modern. It's brand new! The rooms are very comfortable, spacious and the view from the top floors is breathtaking. I definitely recommend this hotel to all kind of trips. It doesen't matter if you're just passing by New York on a bussiness trip or if you brought your whole family to visist and walk around the city. Eventi, a Kimpton Hotel will suit all your needs and preferences. Enjoy! :)

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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HotelManagerEventi, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Eventi, responded to this review, 14 September 2012
Filipa M,
Thanks so much - 5 stars feels so good! We agree with you all the way, you can stay here at Eventi if you are on business or traveling for leisure. We love meeting new guests, so thanks for staying with us. We hope to see more of you!
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 12 September 2012

My wife and I stayed here because a good friend works for the chain, and it was a great place to stay. I love the food parc downstairs, essentially a fancy food court with awesome choices.

The suite we had had a cool layout and an awesome huge bathroom. The hotel was in a prime location, we walked to a broadway show and korea town.

Would recommend this place.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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HotelManagerEventi, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Eventi, responded to this review, 14 September 2012
ckoelbl,
5 stars - love that! Well thanks so much for becoming our new friend! We are going to have a great fall and hope to see you again soon when your travels bring you back to NYC.
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed 12 September 2012

From check-in to checkout, everything was superb. The location is perfect, the hotel is swank, and the staff is very personable. You will be staying in a luxury hotel without the stuffiness. I love Kimptons, but this one was topnotch.

Room Tip: I was in 1910, great view, huge king bed, plenty of work space.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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HotelManagerEventi, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Eventi, responded to this review, 14 September 2012
Mark M,
Thanks for the rave review of your recent stay with us. Who wouldn't like to be called excellent right? Well we appreciate it and hope to see more and more of you.
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Reviewed 11 September 2012

We stayed at The Eventi for a friend's wedding. The city was packed with people attending Fashion Week and The US Open as well as all the usual NY craziness. The staff at The Eventi handled it all with equanimity and grace. They couldn't have been more professional and accomodating. The hotel itself is new, clean and hip. It's in a great location convenient to Madison Square Garden, lots of great restaurants and the fashion district (my wife added that part.) I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of the Empire State Building.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Thank JER829
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HotelManagerEventi, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Eventi, responded to this review, 14 September 2012
JER 829,
Hey thanks! We love the 5 star ratings and thank you to you and your wife for your contribution. We hope to be your new home away from home when your travels take you to NYC. See you soon!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2012

We chose the Eventi Hotel because it was right in the middle of Manhattan. We planned to walk everywhere and if that got too tiring there was Penn Station a few blocks away and another subway station just a few blocks east. This hotel, we felt, was the perfect location to explore uptown, downtown and everything in between. The staff were fantastic! Not pretentious at all and there to have a laugh and share their insights. From the minute you walked in the door you were made to feel so welcome. We were really worried about how small the hotel room would be given all of the reviews that we read for multiple hotels. We did not find it an issue at all and were pleasantly surprised with the large bathroom. We opted for a room on one of the upper floors, so noise was not an issue and it was nice to have a window that opened and fresh air coming through. This was our first time at a Kimpton hotel and were very pleased!

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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HotelManagerEventi, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Eventi, responded to this review, 14 September 2012
travels2010Australia,
5 stars! Thanks! It's so good to read that your first stay at a Kimpton Hotel was a positive one and we are thrilled it was here with us. We hope to see you more and more and look forward to providing excellent customer service for years to come.
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Property: Kimpton Hotel Eventi
Address: 851 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), New York City, NY 10001-4101
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > Chelsea , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge 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 #39 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Kimpton Hotel Eventi 5*
Number of rooms: 292
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kimpton Hotel Eventi redefines what it is to be a Manhattan hotel. Kimpton Hotel Eventi is an experience as much as a destination. Kimpton Hotel Eventi's historic Chelsea neighborhood near the New York theater district, artful surroundings, intimate accommodations, dynamic meeting spaces and signature Kimpton hospitality combine into something extraordinary.Located near world-renowned art galleries and vibrant nightlife, Kimpton Hotel Eventi puts you within easy walking distance of Penn Station, Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building, Macy's and entertainment venues. Just steps outside our boutique Chelsea hotel you will find those special things that make Manhattan so exciting. ... more   less 
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