I stayed here as part of a trip I won from a television network. I was unfamiliar with the Meatpacking District, but I loved that I have discovered it now!
This property is very hip, and I'm really not, but that said, I didn't feel uncomfortable in the least. Check in went mostly smoothly, although I've never been a guest at a hotel where there was a third-party payer. There was a bit of confusion at the front desk and the host called the travel arranger and all was straightened out.
The room was on the front side of the hotel, just across the street from Pastis, a really great place to eat. We had a room with 2 queens which is what I had requested since we were two friends traveling together. The hotel's "signature" color is purple, so there was a lot of that. I found the reading lights by the bed to be rather inefficient, but then again, I have middle-aged eyes and this is a funky place. The bed was comfy with lots of pillows. There was an in-room safe. The closet was spacious, with plenty of hangers for 2 women's clothes. They provided complimentary slippers. We got turn-down service only one night (out of three), so I don't know what's up with that. The room seemed clean and well cared-for.
The bathroom was perfect for 2 women. We had LOTS of stuff - products, hair supplies, etc etc. A large vanity area held a lot, and there were 2 spacious drawers for the electrical equipment (dryers, curlers, etc). The water pressure in the shower was great.
I always travel with a small power strip, and I'm glad I had it, because there weren't nearly enough outlets, nor were they conveniently placed. The only mirror in the room was a full sized one on the wall, right next to a bed. There was no way to see a full length reflection and there was no place other than the bathroom to have a mirror to put on make up, not convenient when you have 2 women trying to get ready at the same time.
The concierge was very helpful in procuring some show tickets and restaurant reservations (and cancelling one for us). There is a VERY popular rooftop bar which we only visited one afternoon, and we didn't even get a drink. When we came back to the hotel at night, there was always a line up of people to get in the hotel to go up to the bar. We were able to go to a separate door and get right in by showing a key. I wish there had been a separate elevator for the bar, as once you're on the elevator, you can stop at any floor, which is a little concerning, safety-wise. That said, there was always a big guy by the elevators, and it was nice that only guests are allowed to hang out in the smallish lobby bar area.
This is a great part of town that I'd like to explore more and I'd stay here, even on my own dime.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC Hotel, with breathtaking 360 degree panoramic views of New York City and sunsets over the Hudson River, is the first and only luxury, full service resort in Manhattan’s vibrant Meatpacking District. Gansevoort Meatpacking offers a chic retreat from the urban metropolis that redefines the world of luxury accommodations. ... more less
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