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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 453 Hotels in New York City
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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“Awesome experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

From the roof deck pool to the fantastic service - the Gansevoort is THE place to stay in NYC. One of the best features is the location - no need to leave meatpacking - just hang around the hotel - fantastic.

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  • Stayed October 2013, 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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Gansevoort_HG, Digital Assistant at Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Dear Andy P,

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are delighted you consider us to be your favorite hotel in the city and will pass along your compliments to our team! Our location truly is in an ideal downtown spot full of distinguished restaurants, unbeatable shopping and popular sights, like the historic High Line. Next time you stay with us, may we recommend tasting the new American eatery in our hotel, The Chester? The buttermilk fried chicken with black pepper biscuits and ham hock gravy will leave you wanting more. We hope to see you very soon!

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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Dublin, Ireland
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

I booked a room for my partners birthday, a Standard Double. I flew in from Paris so the plan was plan was to meet her late at the hotel with one of her friends one of her friends. I called ahead to ask for a high room with a view and was told by a lady she would put the request through. On arrival I was greeted with a swift valet service but I encountered a problem, the bus boy left one of my items in the car after they had taken it away and they wanted to charge $50 to retrieve it as the car was not on site. I was a little annoyed, and was told I could walk over and get it for free but I was on a tight schedule. We were upgraded to a Deluxe Double on the 10th floor from the 2nd. The guys at the front desk were very professional and informal so it was easy to relax and explain what I wanted, alp they granted us late checkout. The concierge also helped me organize a bouquet of 20 roses to be sent up at breakfast. The Deluxe Double was amazing, it was a large furnished room, with an exquisite bathroom. I love a room with a decent bathroom. There was also a great selection in the minibar. It is noticeable the treatment you receive if you are a guest staying in the hotel or just there on a night out. The staff are genuinely nice and helpful. Props to Jared who helped me in times of need. He helps give the Hotel that extra bit of service that all customers look for. The rooftop bar & pool was amazing too, it was great for tanning as we had the weather in the 80's. I would come here again. Close to great restaurants of Chelsea & brilliant for shopping

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gansevoort_HG, Digital Assistant at Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Dear Andrew G,

Thank you for the review. We’re thrilled you celebrated your partner’s special day with us and are glad it was time well-spent. Although there was a brief fault in the valet service when an item was left behind, we’re happy to pull through with a room upgrade and a smooth stay. We’ll pass along your sentiments to the wonderful Jared and the rest of our team. Next time you visit, we will lead you towards even more exciting activities and delicious options in the nearby area. Spend an afternoon strolling along the High Line, taking in the expansive city views, and end the day with a lovely dinner at one of the Meatpacking District’s renowned restaurants, such as Bagatelle or Scarpetta. We look forward to seeing you again!

Sincerely,

@HotelGansevoort
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Tenafly, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We stayed here as part of a girls night in NYC. We were three girls in one room (king bed and sleeper sofa) which was a good size. The room was a bit pricey but there were not many options in NYC to sleep three so it was not that bad. The service was great - Chris was particularly helpful. Housekeeping also came within minutes when we asked for the sofa bed to be made up. The rooftop pool was amazing as we got lucky with weather and it wasn't very crowded. We also spent the evening at the rooftop bar (staying there allowed us to avoid the long lines) - the views were gorgeous and the bartender was very nice and helpful. The location could not be better - right near great shopping, the Highline, Chelsea market, many bars/restaurants, beautiful cobblestone streets. Also a short walk from Soho, W Village and other great NYC areas!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gansevoort_HG, Digital Assistant at Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Dear Natalya M,

Thank you for the review. Sometimes a girl’s night out is just what you need and we’re glad you spent it with us! We’re pleased you were impressed with everything from our service to our rooftop and of course our wonderful location in the Meatpacking District. If you visit again, our concierge team will point you towards even more trendy, nearby options to check out in the area. We bet you’ll love the Asian-fusion restaurant Buddakan for an upscale dining and nightlife experience. Try the lobster egg rolls and the Cantonese steamed sole. The opportunities are endless in Manhattan! We hope you stay with us again.

Sincerely,

@HotelGansevoort
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Great room, very accommodating staff (they allowed me to look at 3 different rooms, made sure I was satisfied). They sent up 2 bottles of wine, gratis, and granted us late checkout without a problem. The room was stylishly done, very comfortable bed, great bathroom.
Rooftop bar (and pool) great, terrific views, and the late night rooftop club scene was fun.
We live downtown, and are looking forward to another stay-cation there soon!

Room Tip: Grand deluxe room was bigger, had a king size bed and a bathtub. Better view as well
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Gansevoort_HG, Digital Assistant at Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Dear Joyous_Health,

Thank you for sharing your experience. First of all, we send our best birthday wishes to your husband and are delighted you celebrated the important day with us. It’s a shame Pastis didn’t please your appetite, but there are a number of renowned restaurants in the Meatpacking District that we bet you’d enjoy. In fact, we just opened a new restaurant right in our hotel called The Chester. It’s an American eatery and bar that is already creating excitement on the cobblestone streets. You can’t go wrong with their lobster cobb salad. We hope you check it out next time you stay with us!

Best,

@HotelGansevoort
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I took my husband here for his birthday and we both loved it. So close to great restaurants and nightlife. The concierge didn't give us the best restaurant recommendations. We went to Pastis and it was terrible! Completely overpriced and not good food, at all. We loved the hotel and will definitely be back.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gansevoort_HG, Digital Assistant at Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Dear Joyous_Health,

Thank you for sharing your experience. First of all, we send our best birthday wishes to your husband and are delighted you celebrated the important day with us. It’s a shame Pastis didn’t please your appetite, but there are a number of renowned restaurants in the Meatpacking District that we bet you’d enjoy. In fact, we just opened a new restaurant right in our hotel called The Chester. It’s an American eatery and bar that is already creating excitement on the cobblestone streets. You can’t go wrong with their lobster cobb salad. We hope you check it out next time you stay with us!

Best,

@HotelGansevoort
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Sydney, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

I stayed 2 nights at the Gansevoort, Meat packing district, it being my introduction to NYC.
It was a fabulous place. The room was large and beautifully decorated.Great colours. Bed huge ,comfy and great room outlook.Spacious and luxurious bathroom.(and having experienced the misfortune of the Hudson Hotel the following week , I can reliably report the room was excellent on all levels).Unbeatable value.
The rooftop pool is great, a good size and attended by a watcher.The staff were helpful and friendly. I was charged for some items in the room which I didn't use but staff handled this gracefully and reversed the mistake promptly).There was discrete security present.Good gym downstairs.
The area that this hotel is in is probably the coolest and nicest in NYC- cobbled streets, great shops and galleries nearby and a wonderful restaurant called PASTIS just across the road where you can sit and read the paper over a great breakfast and good coffee. But another un-mentioned highlight very close by is the wonderful HIGHLINE garden walk, which is highly recommended especially early in the morning before the crowds. Close to the subway too.
I wished I had spend my entire stay in NYC here as the location is fantastic.

Room Tip: avoid the levels below the roof top bar-gets noisy
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Gansevoort_HG, Digital Assistant at Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Dear 255060Mary37,


Thank you for the wonderful review. We’re thrilled to make your first impression of New York City a good one and would love to help you create more Manhattan memories in the future. If you stay with us again our concierge team will point you towards even more renowned restaurants and popular attractions. Be sure to check out the nearby Chelsea Market for the ultimate enclosed urban food court and shopping mall. Try Giovanni Rana Pasitficio & Cucina’s homemade pasta – it’s made fresh daily on-site in a glass-enclosed pasta studio! The opportunities are endless in the city. We hope to see you again.

Best,

@HotelGansevoort
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Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Great venue - we were celebrating my wife's birthday with our 18 and 17 year old kids and my sister. Loved the vibe, the bar, the snooker table - the rooftop bar and pool are awesome on a sunny day - and balmy night! The area is great especially now (September) - very trendy, great people watching and a nice collection of bars, restaurants (many al fresco) and clubs all within a very short walk along the cobbled streets that give this area a more Euro feel.
The staff were great, welcoming and friendly and the Veuve and cake a very nice touch for the birthday girl.
All in all loved it - will definitely go again!

Room Tip: Go Large and go high!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Gansevoort_HG, Digital Assistant at Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Dear Rob S,

Thank you for the great review. First of all and most importantly, we send our birthday wishes to your wife again! It sounds like a celebration to remember and we’re glad to be a part of it. There’s nothing like some bubbly and a delicious birthday cake to kick off the festivities. Along with exploring the historic cobblestone streets, we hope you also watched them from above while on our rooftop. It’s the perfect location to see panoramic views of Manhattan and the Hudson River, as well as indulge in a signature refreshing cocktail or two. We look forward to your next visit!

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 ( Wi-Fi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#34 Spa Hotel in New York City
#107 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#113 Business Hotel in New York City
#203 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#234 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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