We stayed here for five nights and could not recommend it more highly. Whilst it's not in the thick of Times Square like so many hotels - it is very close - only a 10 minute walk to Times Square and the closest subway. It's not located in the most upmarket part of Manhattan - but we never felt unsafe when walking to and from the hotel morning or night. We never had any problems getting taxis which were always outside the hotel (taxis were very cheap - about $8 to areas such as Chelsea, Central Park, etc).
If you've never been to NYC you really have no appreciation of how chaotic and dirty Times Square is. It's fun to visit but it's VERY busy and noisy and it's such a relief to escape from it all at the end of the day to some place like Ink 48.
We had a king city-view room which offered views both of the city skyline and the river - which was lovely especially at night with all the lights. The room and bathroom were very big, spacious, clean and modern - with lovely high ceilings. The bed and pillows were heavenly - and they have VERY cool animal print robes! The hotel itself has a very cool - chic vibe - a true boutique hotel with friendly and helpful staff.
The not-to-miss feature is the cocktail bar on the 16th floor with truly amazing views of the Manhattan skyline. The drinks are a little expensive - but hey it's New York!
We found we spent most of our time walking around NYC - and this hotel was definitely within easy walking distance to a lot of the major attractions. It was our little haven in the craziness of NYC over the New Year celebrations.
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