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Kimpton Ink48 Hotel
Ranked #75 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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“Honeymoon - in a great hotel”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

We spent our honeymoon on Ink48 hotel. We arrived the 3rd of september 2012 and stayed for 6 nights.

Actually we didn't use the hotel's facilities very much. But we got everything we hoped for and more.
We had seen what kind of great views over Manhattan the hotel offers on their website. So prior to our arrival, we wrote the hotel and asked for the highest floor possible with the best view and let them know we were on our honeymoon. When we checked in we were placed on the 15th floor (just beneath the roof top bar) with an amazing view facing the Manhattan skyline.
When we entered our room (1504) there was a card from the concierge with the best wishes and a bottle of Brut and fresh fruit (see the picture). Thank U very much :-)

The room was spacious and had a seperate shower room and a big bath tub in the living room. The bed was very nice and the furniture adequate. There was a big flat screen TV.

Our room was made spotlessly clean every day. And the staff even came late afternoon to role down curtains, hang our the bathrobes out and make the room comfortable.

The only negative thing about our hotel room was the fact that it was a little drafty. Standing in front of the front door you can easily feel the draft on your feet from outside the room. Having said that, it didn't bother us, because of the warm weather. But it could annoying at wintertime.

We didn't use the hotel's resteaurant so we can't comment on that. Neither did we use the free wine hour each day, where you can meet with the other travellers over a free glass of wine.
But we used the roof top bar. Besides the bar it offers amazing views almost 360 degrees. You have a perfect view to the Hudson River and an even more perfect view over midtown Manhattan.

The hotel is located at the 48th street on the 11th avenue. We used 10 min. to walk to Times Square. The neighbourhood seems a little "desert" for Manhattan. We used the 48th street the first night to get to Times Square. It's a rather dark street. I'm sure it's an ok neighbourhood, but still we chose to use the much bigger 42nd street the rest of the days to get to midtown Manhattan.

It's not a cheap hotel. But hotel prices in NYC are generally high.

The day before we left, we asked the reception staff if it was possible to check out an hour later (1 pm.). No problem at all.

Btw if you come from Newark Airport, it's a rather expensive taxi bill you get since the taxi crosses the stateline to New Jersey.
You can take the Newark Express bus, which operates between Newark Airport and Port Authority Bus Terminal on the 42nd street. It's 16 dollars a person. You can also take a shuttle bus which 17 dollars a person. We took the shuttle bus when we arrived (it drives you directly to your hotel) and the Airport express bus back to the airport to avoid to much driving around picking other people up before going to the airport.

We are very satisfied with our stay. The staff conducted very professionally and friendly. We will definately recommend this fine hotel in a great city.

Cheers from Denmark
Camilla & Kim

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

I got charged for a room which I had cancelled. I tried to talk someone with no response. Left a MSG with the manager -- no call back. Hotel may be nice but customer service doesn't exist. Wouldn't stay here after this episode.

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Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

I stayed here for 3 nights and it was great. Service was really good.

The roof top bar is incredible but so so dear!!!

Free wifi in hotel which is a bonus.

The continental breakfast was lovely but it had the option to pay for the full breakfast.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

Stayed at Ink48 for a three night business trip. After exiting the elevator to find my 14th floor room I was negatively greeted by dozens of media types and cameras in the small hallway. Apparently, there was an XBox video game launch in one of the rooms. Clearly I was in their way.

On the second day of my stay, there was a photo shoot going on in the small lobby. Morning to night. Again, I felt like an intruder. I understand that this is NYC...but please...who is the customer here?

The view from my room was great but the room had no bathtub for soaking my sore feet. The location of this property is a bit out of the way and tucked between several car dealerships in an unappealing area. Like most Kimpton properties, the staff was very friendly and helpful. I appreciate that the staff was very friendly. The view from the roof top bar is amazing.

I love staying at Kimpton properties but this hotel did not live up to my typical expectations.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

We stayed at Ink48 for five nights in July this summer. This is without a doubt one of the best hotels we have stayed in. The room was spacious, modern, clean and the view was very nice. There was a lot of traffic outside, very typical of New York. We were close to all major tourist atractions, walking distance to 5th avenue, a few miles to Central Park and the best little american cafe down the road (two blocks down, see my other review). We didn't try the restaurant as we were so busy squeezing in the sights. However, we did spend a few hours on the roof top having drinks at the bar, that was very nice. We strongly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Vienna, Virginia
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

This hotel is clean and the staff is pleasant and courteous. The views from the rooms on the higher floors are phenomenal. The bar is rooftop and offers magnificent views of the skyline. The downstairs restaurant is delicious.

Room Tip: Higher floors have better views
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

Kimptom properties are at the top of our hotel picks list! Nice hotel, great staff/service! Great views of the city on one side and the river on the other. Hip rooftop bar with great drinks.
Liked it so much we are considering a repeat stay when we bring our kids to experience NYC.

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Property: Kimpton Ink48 Hotel
Address: 653 11th Avenue at 48th, New York City, NY 10036-2004
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Hell's Kitchen , Manhattan
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #75 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kimpton Ink48 Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 222
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