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The Muse Hotel New York
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   130 West 46th Street, New York City, NY 10036 (Manhattan)   |  
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Ranked #39 of 455 Hotels in New York City
Albany, New York
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“The Best Hotel in New York”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

If you are looking for a place to stay in NYC, The Muse is it. This is a medium sized boutique hotel run by Kimpton. I have been staying at The Muse now almost every week for the past 7 years for business and it just keeps getting better and better. I have stayed at the Four Seasons and The Ritz Carlton and neither has the charm nor the hospitality that The Muse offers. Barbara, the Concierge treats me and my family like her own! Lauren, Sarah and Ivana at the front desk are all phenomenal!! The other hotels around the country could stand to learn a thing or two about how to treat their guests from these folks!!! Avelin, the bartender extraordinaire, is the best in the City and will always make you feel at home.

The Muse is the best of the best. Don't pass it up when in NYC.

Room Tip: All rooms are large, clean and very quiet. You can't go wrong.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerMuse, Manager at The Muse Hotel New York, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Dear Peter G,

Thank you so much for your incredible review! We strive to create a warm, welcoming, and fun environment for all of our guests. We are so pleased to see you experience that with our staff! We always look forward to welcoming you back! Thank you again for your continued support!
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Cleanliness
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

beautiful hotel, the beds are super comfortable!! but the best part is the bar in the lobby...a nice crowd is drawn by the unbelievable mixologist bartender! such a good way to end a day of new yorking....

Room Tip: ask for a street facing room as all the others basically face the side of a building..
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerMuse, Manager at The Muse Hotel New York, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Dear Peter G,

Thank you so much for your amazing review! We thank you for your continued support and for visiting us for so many years... that puts HUGE smiles on our faces! We look forward to seeing you back soon.
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Stayed here for a 50th birthday celebration, and the Concierge Barbara went out of her way to make sure our celebration was special. Place is immaculate, sophisticated, perfectly modernized, staffed with cheerful people, and well located - we didn't hear any street noise from our room. The only downer was that our room was next to the engine room, which produced some noise with the use of the elevator, but in NY, all hotels are old and come with some sort of trade-off. The positives of this place far outweighed this one small annoyance. One tip: there's a subway entrance on 6th Ave and 47th - easier to get to than the Times Square location - and much more peaceful.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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ManagerMuse, Manager at The Muse Hotel New York, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Dear Rhonda S,

Thank you for you great review! We are so glad you had a great time with us.
Sorry about the room noise- we will make sure to block you in a quieter room next time! We look forward to seeing you back soon!
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Medina, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

My favorite hotel! I travel about 40% of the time for my job and stay in many hotels. The staff of the Muse always makes my trips to NYC pleasurable and memorable experiences. They are always accessible, knowledgeable, accommodating and friendly. The rooms are first rate and and a great place to unwind from the fast pace of the city. The 5:00 wine hours are a great way to end the day or start the evening. Truly the biggest difference between the Muse and other hotels can be summed up in the people. From David at the front door to Barbara and Ivana, the concierges at the front desk, you are never are never without a warm smile and a welcome back. I will often introduce my co-workers to Barbara only to find out she has already talked with them or assisted them in some way. First rate location, amenities and tremendous service with a smile!

Room Tip: Talk with the front desk staff when you check in. They will bend over backwards to accommodate you,
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerMuse, Manager at The Muse Hotel New York, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Dear gwhitam,

Thank you so much for your great review! We are so happy to see we continue to provide fantastic service for you... we hope to be your home away from home! Thank you for again and again visiting us!
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virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Wow! What a great location to explore New York City. The hotel is smack in the middle of Times Square but because it is off of Broadway on 46th Street, you are able to get away from all the craziness of that part of the city at the end of a long day of sight seeing. Also, the service at the hotel was excellent. It was my first time staying at The Muse and I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerMuse, Manager at The Muse Hotel New York, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Dear marieshannon,

We appreciate your wonderful feedback! So glad you enjoyed your time with us; We look forward to seeing you back!
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

The staff were lovely and very friendly. The rooms were big spacious and luxurious! Its located in the heart of Manhattan, the Rockafella building was mintues away, times square was down the block. Breakfast buffet was scrumptious. 5* standards.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerMuse, Manager at The Muse Hotel New York, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Dear Jdshabs86,

Thank you for your five - star rating! We are happy you found our staff lovely and very friendly... we will always be here to provide a service with a smile!
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

The Muse is a cosy hotel situated in the very heart of things in NYC. Turn left out of the hotel, walk 100 yards and there is Times Square in all its glory. The hotel has good decor with some very nice pieces of art located throughout. Our room was very comfortable with a lovely bed and pillows. The bathroom was spacious with a sunken bath combined with a shower. The only negative was the lack of shower gel, even though shampoo (no hair so no use to me) and conditioner were provided. The breakfast provided was great, a good selection of fruit, toast and pastries. Free drinks are available in the lobby, i.e. wine, coffee, tea. I also had a nice mulled wine topped with whiskey which was a nice touch. The reception and door staff were attentive and took care of our needs.

Our stay was only for 3 hectic days with us buzzing in and out of the hotel. The best thing about the hotel in my opinion was the location as it was so convenient. The street it's self was no great shakes but for such a short trip it was not really and issue. Would I return, that's questionable because I like a change..

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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ManagerMuse, Manager at The Muse Hotel New York, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Dear Hugh C,

We thank you for your great feedback! Upon request, we will be happy to deliver shower gel and other items you may have overlooked during packing. We hope we can welcome you back! (PS. we know you like change- so to receive the same great service, you can visit our other Kimpton locations in the City and receive amazing perks if you join our complimentary Kimpton Intouch Loyalty Program!)
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Address: 130 West 46th Street, New York City, NY 10036
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Theater District - Times Square
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Spa Hotel in New York City
#29 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#30 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#34 Family Hotel in New York City
#64 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Muse Hotel New York 4*
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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Kimpton New York City
New York City Kimpton
Muse Hotel New York

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