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Kimpton Muse Hotel
Ranked #67 of 469 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 November 2013

The location is the best aspect of this hotel. It is situated about 20 seconds from Times Square and within walking distance of all the main tourist attractions (except ground zero and Statue of Liberty in which can be reached cheaply by a cab). The hotel itself is very clean and always felt safe as there were always security guards around. Staff were friendly and made us feel very welcome. The rooms we stayed in were brilliant and the beds were by far the best I've ever experienced in a hotel! Really could not fault this hotel, it was perfect for our first time in the Big Apple!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Jack G
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ManagerMuse, Manager at Kimpton Muse Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2013

Dear Jack G,

It is such a pleasure to have the opportunity to welcome you to the Big Apple for the first time! We are thrilled to see you enjoyed your entire stay! We hope this is the first of many trips to NYC and the Muse Team!

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Reviewed 11 November 2013

We stayed here for two nights recently. The hotel is a nice boutique hotel, an oasis just off the bustle of Times Sq. We very much enjoyed the 5-6 pm wine hour in the lobby where wine is served to the guests - you can take it back to your room or stay in the cozy lobby and socialize with your fellow guests. Coffee is also served in the lobby in the mornings.
A huge problem however is that the outside windows are definitely not updated for sound remediation. We have stayed in many many hotels in Manhattan, as near to Times Sq as this one, and we have never heard street sounds like this. I thought in fact that our window (which was a very small window, BTW) was open, which of course, it wasn't. We were on the 14th floor. The inside walls are great, we never heard a sound from within the hotel, but the outside noises were extremely disturbing, so much so that our sleep was frequently interrupted. The 2nd night, what helped, was to keep the fan in the room on, creating enough white noise as to block out the outside.
This is a lovely enough hotel, but is it amazing? For this price point, no. There is no turn down service, which, at this price point, I expected. Sure, the robes are cute, and there was one pair of socks for the two of us to use (I made sure the mgr knew we hadn't taken the 2nd pair, that there was only 1 pair there to begin with, for the 4 of our combined feet!), and the yoga mat, uh, really??, kind of gimmicky if you ask me, and trust me, I work out all the time - so with all the hype here on this site, I just expected more. The rooms are very small, the smallest in fact that we have stayed in in NYC, but even so, that's ok. There was a light out in the bathroom, nowhere near enough hooks/racks in the bathroom for towels and said cute robes, and the in room heating/cooling system was a bit off - the room seemed to be heated from the building as a whole, we would turn the heat way down, even off, to no avail, so we ended up turning on the aircon even though it was in the 40s (F) outside! .......it's these little things that add up - I don't rate a place 5 stars easily. But it definitely deserves 4 stars, even with it's foibles, I just expected more, as I said, due to the reviews.

Room Tip: Windows are not sound proof!! Very loud street noises!!
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Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank lexmiller
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ManagerMuse, Manager at Kimpton Muse Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

Dear lexmiller,

Thank you for taking your time to give us a thorough review.

We are so pleased to know you enjoyed our proximity to Times Square but far enough away from the hustle and bustle. We also are happy you were able to enjoy our wine reception as a nice way to begin your evening.

We do want to apologize for the noise you experienced. Please know we do have many rooms which face the interior and we would be happy to ensure this on your next stay. Thank you for the comments regarding the room. We have shared these comments with our engineer and housekeeping team to ensure these items are addressed. We also wanted to let you know we do offer turn down service upon request and again would love to ensure you receive this on your next stay.

We thank you for all your comments and hope to have you stay with us again. Please reach out to one of the managers so we can ensure a 5 star stay on your return visit.

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Reviewed 10 November 2013

Clean clean clean and attractive. Honored our request for a high floor - we were on top floor (19th) which was amazingly quiet for 46th St. near 6th. We were two blocks from our lunch and dinner restaurants and our theater. Very attractive bar and the wine hour on Saturday had a DJ. Kimptons are consistent and the Muse met every high expectation.

Room Tip: High floor inside if possible
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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ManagerMuse, Manager at Kimpton Muse Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2013

Dear alwoh,

Thank you for your five star rating! We are glad to see we met your high expectations! We hope to continue to deliver this level of service for you.

We always look to honor room and other requests our guests may have! Thanks for the notes and glad we could meet your needs. We look forward to seeing you back soon!

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Reviewed 9 November 2013

A lovely little boutique hotel in a fabulous location. Located just off Times Square and close to the shopping of Fifth Avenue, I thought it had a great location for exploring NYC. The rooms were very nice with great touches like a yoga mat in every room and unusual dressing gowns. They also host drinks in the lobby every evening for happy hour. I would definitely return.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Catherine F
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ManagerMuse, Manager at Kimpton Muse Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

Dear Catherine F,

Thank you for the nice review. We are so thrilled to know our location was perfect for your stay in New York!

We are so happy you enjoyed our dressing gowns! Sometimes guests like to where the dressing downs during our wine reception which is always fun!

We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 6 November 2013

Close to everything, great ambiance in lobby, nice sized rooms, and have to love the happy hour!! Dinner at the attached restaurant was tasty, good sized portions and reasonable price. They got us out in time for the show! Only suggestion is to pack your earplugs cause the NYC night noise can be sleep inhibiting!

Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
Thank annette h
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ManagerMuse, Manager at Kimpton Muse Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2013

Dear Annette h,

Thank you for the SUPER review!

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the wonderful feedback on NIos restaurant.

We do apologize about the noise you experienced due to the hustle and bustle of New York City. However on your next stay we would love to ensure a quieter room in the back. Please reach out to one of our staff before your stay.

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Reviewed 5 November 2013

A warm 'thank you' to the staff at The Muse where my mother and I stayed for ten days recently. They were warm, informative, professional and accurate with their information. I want to particularly note Ivana, Barbara and Rolando, who gave us excellent advice for restaurants, events and directions, and helped us with ticket purchases. Our room was large, (particularly the bathroom), well-serviced and quiet. Nios, Muse's restaurant and bar, is also very good, even if you aren't a guest at the hotel. I highly recommend staying here and at any of the Kimptons (we also stayed at The Onyx in Boston and The Helix in Washington).

Room Tip: Request a room away from the street, as the hotel is on a very busy street.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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ManagerMuse, Manager at Kimpton Muse Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2013

Dear Catriona M,

Thank you for the FIVE star review.

Thank you for mentioning our staff. We are so pleased that our team gave you exemplary service and were able to assist in giving you great advice and direction in New York City.

We appreciate your loyalty with Kimpton and are so pleased you were able to visit some of our other properties.

We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 4 November 2013 via mobile

My husband and I just returned home from a 4 day 3 night stay at The Muse. We bid on this trip at the annual Sandra Russell Derby Day event in Boston. Thank you to the Kimpton Hotels for being so generous in supporting this event for mitochondrial disease. The staff was helpful and accommodating with any request we made. Beds were amazing! We ate in the restaurant Nios our final night. One of the best meals we had all weekend. Warm and intimate. Thanks Muse for a great weekend. Hope to return soon.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank Elizabeth O
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ManagerMuse, Manager at Kimpton Muse Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2013

Dear Elizabeth O,

Thank you for the nice review.

We are so pleased we could be part of such a great cause and that you were therefore able to stay with us.

Thank you for the amazing review on Nios and are so pleased that you enjoyed your meal.
Awesome Beds and restaurant… I think that is the perfect recipe for a great stay!

We hope to see you again soon.

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Additional Information about Kimpton Muse Hotel

Address: 130 West 46th Street, New York City, NY 10036-8501 (Formerly The Muse Hotel New York)
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Times Square / Theater District , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Spa Hotel in New York City
#34 Family Hotel in New York City
#37 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#58 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#63 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range: £180 - £469 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kimpton Muse Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 200
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautifully renovated, The Muse Hotel New York is a serene, stylish sanctuary centered in midtown Manhattan. With top-notch service, exquisite amenities and luxurious comfort, each spacious guestroom is a sophisticated, artful inspiration. Housed in New York City’s theater district in the historic Leavitt Building, adjacent to NIOS restaurant and wine bar, this boutique hotel is within easy walking distance of Times Square, Rockefeller Center, the New York Public Library and the Museum of Modern Art. ... more   less 
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