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“A Wonderful Surprise in NYC's Meatpacking District” 5 of 5 stars
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Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   18 9th Avenue, at 13th Street, New York City, NY 10014 (Formerly Hotel Gansevoort) (Manhattan)   |  
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Ranked #182 of 454 Hotels in New York City
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“A Wonderful Surprise in NYC's Meatpacking District”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Stayed on the 11th floor of this chic and very comfortable hotel. Staff were incredibly attentive, professional and friendly--which is a real game changer for hotels in NYC! In fact, front desk staff provided me a list of gluten-free restaurants w/o my asking for it. {web research anyone?}

The rooms are cozy with great showers / sink design, rooftop pool, and 2 onsite restaurants--although there are plenty of places to eat in this area. Subway stations are walking distance from the hotel.

Nice surprise since my last business trip to NYC where I stayed at the Affinia Shelburne and received tons of attitude and a "go away we are too busy to talk to you" experience. When I requested a bath mat, staff told me I should have reserved a disability friendly room!

  • Stayed January 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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Hotel_Gansevoort, Social Media Manager at Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Dear Hypatia18,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the Gansevoort, as well as your time with our staff. Our team often surpasses our standards of excellence, and it is wonderful to hear your experience was nothing short of a good time. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. If you need any reservations at a gluten-free restaurant, or want help with future accommodations, please feel free to contact our Community Manager at Digital@HotelGansevoort.com.

Best,

@HotelGansevoort
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

First stayed at this hotel a couple years ago in a standard room. While the room wasn't large, I've stayed in much smaller ones uptown. This hotel has the most central location in the meatpacking area. This time I opted for the Manhattan Suite which has 1 1/2 baths and a step out balcony. I have to say the staff was perfect both times. This time we received a complimentary bottle of wine and small box of Godiva. The Cutler bath amenities were lovely and plentiful. Very comfortable. It was freezing outside with the wind off the water and all we had to do was cross the street for a great meal. Five minutes to shopping, restaurants and Chelsea market. I do plan on going back there again. Yes, it is pricey, but around fall you can find discounts through winter.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel_Gansevoort, Social Media Manager at Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Dear momsbroke,

Thank you for staying with us once again. We are pleased to find out that your return was just as fulfilling as your last experience at our hotel. Were you able to take a walk on the Highline despite the cold weather? It has become such a quaint addition to the neighborhood. The Whitney Museum is also set to open in the Meatpacking District - just another reason to stay with us again. If you need help with any reservations or accommodations in the future please contact our Community Manager at Digital@HotelGansevoort.com. We look forward to your return.

Regards,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

Stayed from the end of December 2012 until January 2013 for 9 nights.
Hotel location is in the fantastic meatpacking district with lots of sights nearby (such as: high line park, Chelsea market and SoHo) and only one block away from a main subway route.

Unfortunately you pay a high price for the name and image whilst you only get a small room with no tea/ coffee making facilities.

In-room prices are extortionate at $9 for a bottle of water. Given that there's "one of the top clubs in the meatpacking district" located in the penthouse, every evening you'd come home to a queue of people in front of the hotel and you'd have to clearly distinguish yourself as a guest rather than a clubber.
On a side note, the music played was two years behind European club music (at least) and was frequented by a wide range of ages from spotty teens to women with their mothers.

Overall, the hotel is fancy and you pay for the name. However, the location couldn't be better!

Make sure you ask for a room above the 7th floor for better views.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel_Gansevoort, Social Media Manager at Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Dear modernhobo,


We apologize if you were disappointed with your stay at our hotel. If there is anything we can do to make your trip more enjoyable the next time you visit New York City, please let us know. We would love the chance to make it up to you
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perhaps at our slightly more refined, less noisy Park Avenue location (which also boasts larger rooms).

If you decide to stay with us againg please contact our Community Manager at Digital@hotelgansevoort.com for premier treatment.


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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

All in all it was a good trip. Centrally located to all the nightlife in manhattan. Friendly staff. Rooms are a bit small. They made us wait until 3pm to check in even though we had just came in from a red eye. Very expensive to stay here. Everyone expects a tip immediately. I would only stay here again because my girl likes it.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel_Gansevoort, Social Media Manager at Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Dear Adam W,

Thank you for staying with us during your trip to New York City. We hope that you and your girlfriend were able to enjoy the Meatpacking District and all of its charms. We usually grant early
check-ins for our guests, as long as there is room availability to do so. We are sincerely apologize for making you both wait after enduring a redeye to New York. Also, if you know ahead of time that you will be taking a redeye, please inform our reservations team in the future, as they will make a note to your file and accommodate you as best as possible. We hope you will consider staying with us again in the future. If you would like to make a reservation please contact our Community Manager at Digital@hotelgansevoort.com. We look forward to welcoming you both back.

Best,


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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Stayed at the HG for Christmas from the 22 to 28 December. This was out first time staying in the meatpacking. It is quite a distance from Midtown and the rest of the tourist NYC attractions but was nice to be out of the way and living in the 'village' for a little while.

There are some great bars around here such as the Turks and Frogs and the Left Bank so the village is worth exploring

We were hoping to check in on our arrival at 2pm but unfortunately the room was not ready until 3pm, this was fine as check in is from there and the staff at HG did everything they could to try and get the room ready before 3 so we could change and get to our reservation but it was not to be.

We went up to the rooftop pool bar on the staffs recommendation. I have to say this was the one and only time we did go up there. It is used every night for parties and for the hip NYC people to meet and have drinks, and we presume to hold pool parties in the summer. For this reason the room was not in its best state and could have done with a few licks of paint and new furniture which has obvs been mistreated by party goers to the HG over the years. It was also cold and expensive (even though the champagne came in plastic glasses). We arrived with another couple who felt the same, after 1 drink both couples left to go to the lobby bar which was a lot warmer and better kept. Saying that, the white painted wall opposite the bar could have also done with a topcoat, just little touches which are noticeable but easy to rectify.

Because we didn't get to our room until after our reservation the sight of the rooftop bar did worry us that the hotel suite would be the same. However we shoulnd't have worried as it was nice and spacious. We had a bedroom, 2 bathrooms and a living room with a TV which was more than enough space for the 2 of us. All of the rooms were nicely decorated - there were a few random full length photos of models in the room, some of which felt as though they were looking at you which was a bit creepy. Aside from this is was decorated well. Loved the additional wardrobes. The bathroom glass was cracked in the corner - just another thing that could have been fixed beforehand.

The mini bar and mini sweetie store in the room is very cute - until you see the prices, they were quite exceptional! A 1/4 bottle of champagne was $50 which is a tad steep. There are so many drugstores in the area don't be tempted to use the mini bar or eat the sweets and crisps!

The only time we ate in the hotel was room service. It arrived both times within 20 minutes and the portions were huge! Just be careful again with the prices as they seem reasonable on the menu but then there is an additional tax and delivery charge of $5 extra on top, so the price looks attractive but is not a true reflection of what you will pay.

On Christmas Day we spend a couple of hours in the Lobby Bar. The bar tender was very entertaining and kept his bar lovely and tidy - recommend you go and see him!!

Everyone in the hotel was nice and friendly, the doormen remember you and there is usually someone on the lift who calls the lift down for you when you walk through the door.

Overall we had a fab time in the HG. I had heard that it was quite noisy and the disco was too loud into the early hours but we heard none of this. We had a very relaxing peaceful stay.

Thanks HG for your kind service and pleasant stay. Will come back to try the HG Park Ave soon!

Room Tip: The suite was very good value - very spacious - would recommend.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel_Gansevoort, Social Media Manager at Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Dear PinkPr1ncess,


Thank you for taking the time to write such an extensive review. It is with the help of our guest reviews that we are able to continuously improve our hotel, and we appreciate all of the insight you have offered. Next time you stay with us we insist coming to our roof more than once, as our pool is heated year round. Perhaps a relaxing dip will be even more entertaining than a cocktail. We can’t wait for you to test out our Park Avenue hotel. We are sure you will be just as impressed with your stay as you were with the Gansevoort Meatpacking. Please do not hesitate to contact our Community Manager for any future reservations at Digital@hotelgansevoort.com. We look forward to your return.

Regards,


@HotelGansevoort
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Great hotel with young atmosphere and very pleasant employees . The location is the best to those who like to enjoy the city days and nights . Great hotel with reasonable price clean and comfortable room . The wi-fi should be improved ! Gym is good .

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel_Gansevoort, Social Media Manager at Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Dear Giora O,

Thank you for choosing the Gansevoort as your home away from home. We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay in the Meatpacking District. Thank you for letting us know about our wi–fi. We will have our engineers look into the issue, and improved by the time you return. If you would like to make any future reservations, please feel free to contact our Community Manager at Digital@HotelGansevoort.com. We can’t wait to have you back.

Best,


@HotelGansevoort
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

Everything about The Gansvoort Hotel was great. Best location in Manhattan, great service, very nice room, cool rooftop bar and friendly staff. I will recommend it to everyone. The Meatpacking District is the best place to live at and The Gansvoort Hotel couldn't be a better choice if you ask me.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel_Gansevoort, Social Media Manager at Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Dear OLindstrom,

It seems you really enjoyed the location of our hotel. It is quite wonderful to stay in a location that offers easily accessible and desirable surroundings, and that is one of many reasons why our guests come back time and time again to spend time in the Meatpacking District. If you would like to make any future reservations please do not hesitate to contact our Community Manager at
Digital@HotelGansevoort.com. We look forward to your return.

Best,

@HotelGansevoort
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Address: 18 9th Avenue, at 13th Street, New York City, NY 10014 (Formerly Hotel Gansevoort)
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , West Village
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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#34 Spa Hotel in New York City
#108 Business Hotel in New York City
#109 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#203 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#224 Family Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC 4.5*
Number of rooms: 187
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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