I work in NYC for a week every month. I've been looking for a hotel and neighborhood where I feel at home. Ink148 fits the bill. I've now stayed there twice and the service both times has been exception from the time of arrival through departure. The staff is friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable. The rooms are spotless, equipped for the business traveler and I love the robes. Stephen and Justin at the front desk were very welcoming and got me a glass of wine when I arrived - can't beat their afternoon wine hour. Douglas at the downstairs bar makes the best Old Fashion ever and the food there is excellent. Get the goat cheese gnocchi. I haven't made it to the roof bar yet, but I my colleagues say it has spectacular views. I'll definitely visit it on my next trip.
The neighborhood is pretty
cool with restaurants and places to go within walking distance. Maybe it's a little edgier than midtown, but It's not so hellish in Hells Kitchen. I liked the walk to 50th Street subway station everyday. Looking forward to my next visit.