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“Christmas Trip” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Kimpton Ink48 Hotel
Ranked #85 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom
1 review
“Christmas Trip”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014

After 16 hours of travelling from Wales (UK) we arrived at the hotel, our first impressions were that the lobby and bar area were very modern and clean. The staff at reception were pleasant and quickly checked us in, we were however surprised with the 100 dollar per day deposit. The room was lovely, with a great view! We were however disappointed that we didn't have a bath in our room, as after the long journey travelling this was something we were very much looking forward to.

The staff at reception were very helpful in finding us somewhere lovely for Christmas lunch, and with any other questions we had about the city. The roof top bar is a must, the manager is absolutely lovely and views are amazing. The drinks however are extremely expensive for what you get, even compared to London prices. We paid $27 for two drinks in plastic cups.This did put us off staying for long and returning.

Our time in NewYork was amazing, and will be one we will never forget, as a few days into our trip we got engaged. My fiancée did mention this to staff, but we didn't receive anything in congratulations.

Our room door made noises throughout the night, and whenever you went to open it you got a small electric shock.

The hotel is in a great location being a small walk from everything, we only took the subway once!

All in all it was a nice hotel and would recommend.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Sophie J
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Olimpia M, Manager at Kimpton Ink48 Hotel, responded to this review, January 18, 2014
Dear Sophie J,

Let me start by congratulating you from the Ink 48 family on your recent engagement. You definitely seemed to have had a wonderful Christmas.
Sorry to hear we missed the mark in some areas but great to hear that you had a good overall stay.

Hope to see you again if you are ever in the New York City area again!
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

We had 6 wonderful days at Ink48 over new year. It was incredible. Beautiful rooms, amazing views and the best service ever. The New Year's Eve party in the rooftop bar was brilliant and everyone was so friendly and helpful. We absolutely loved every minute and it made our holiday one we will remember forever.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Judith S
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Olimpia M, Front Office Manager at Kimpton Ink48 Hotel, responded to this review, January 12, 2014
Hello,

I am pleased to hear that you had a fantastic New Years Eve Party. No better place to have experience NYE then New York City. We will certainly share your feedback with the team at INK48 Hotel.

Have a wonderful day!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

I started staying at the Ink48 before it was even fully finished. I have stayed there every week since (4 years). From the doormen (Rob, Jose, Jesus, Stalin) to the queen of the reception (America) to Philippe the prince of Print Restaurant, this hotel is top drawer and personable. The rooms are spacious (for NYC) and the rooftop bar draws a great crowd.The lobby level bar is cozy. Insider tip -- the north-facing rooms on lower levels get more early morning truck noise. Finally, if you are a dog, or a dog lover, Ink48 is pooch friendly.

Room Tip: try a Hudson Suite overlooking the river, or one facing east over the city. Rooms on the north side...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank SerialExpat
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Olimpia M, Manager at Kimpton Ink48 Hotel, responded to this review, January 11, 2014
Hi SerialExoat,

Thanks for your continued loyalty to our hotel. We are so happy that you and your pooch frequently visit us and that you feel as though this is your home away from home. I will be sure to share your comments with the staff.

See you soon!
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

I booked this trip for my daughter's 18th birthday. After a long and tiring trip we arrived at Ink48 and were greeted by extremely friendly helpful staff. My daughter was ill from flying so we were checked in at great speed so that we could get to our room as she was still poorly.
Our room was on the 14th floor with a fab view of the Hudson and the USS Intrepid.
Shortly after arriving there was a knock at the door and I was presented with a hand written 'Welcome to Ink48' card and a bottle of red wine.
On our way out later that evening, I asked if I could exchange my wine for a bottle of white and I also mentioned the 'secret password' for December. On returning to our room there was a bottle of white wine chilling in a bucket of ice along with a bowl of M&Ms and a bag of gummy bears
Staff were extremely helpful, nothing was too much trouble for them.
The views from the rooftop bar were stunning.
Even though I was apprehensive about how far away from the hustle and bustle of NYC the hotel was, I would definitely recommend this.
We had a fantastic time guys, thank you for everything

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank MenywTeithio
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Olimpia M, Manager at Kimpton Ink48 Hotel, responded to this review, January 11, 2014
Happy Blated to your daughter - we are happy we got to celebrate with you! Thank you so much for all the positive feedback. Anything to make our guests comfortable.

Hope we will see you on your future travels!
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Chisinau, Moldova
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely amazing!!!!
Loved everyhig here! View is breathtaking! To die for honestly! Esp at night! Music is just crazy really goood!! Danced all night! We were there for new years eve and had a great great time! Must must must see this place!!!

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Olitza B
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Olimpia M, Manager at Kimpton Ink48 Hotel, responded to this review, January 18, 2014
Dear Olitza B,

We are flattered by your review! Thank you for all the positive feedback. The views at night ARE amazing!
Hopefully we will see you again soon.
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Washington, DC
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

My wife and I have been interested in getting to know NYC from virtually scratch for some time, now. We've lived in or near numerous cities up and down the East coast, so we're not metrophobic, we just sort of didn't know where to start and saw NYC as a major project. Well, we finally made our initial foray, with a two-day, one-night stop-off on the way back from Christmas in New England. We saw Phantom of the Opera (and loved it), and we stayed at Ink48. It was amazing to me that Hell's Kitchen can get so industrial toward the river, even as Broadway is just a few blocks away, but Ink48 is situated on the same block as a cab garage, a Verizon field office (lots of bucket trucks), and a horse stable for a carriage ride business. It was quirky and sort of fun to see some of the city's inner workings. We chose it in the first place for its relative affordability and for its pet policy, since we travel with our dog, and the location worked out beautifully for us considering those priorities. It was less than 10 minutes' causal walk from Broadway.

I should also say we were excited to stay at a Kimpton, which has a crazy good reputation for service. Here's the thing--the service was not only excellent, the people were warm and genuine. They greeted our dog happily, they highlighted some special things they do, such as the included wine hour, and they really seemed to want to help you relax. That was important to people like us, who might have been a little on edge from the drive, getting the dog situated, finding our way around a new place, etc. Now, in order to give a compliment I must first note that my wife and I waited for some time for bell service on our way out (in the same breath, I have to also mention we had no problem getting a complimentary late check-out in advance). However, unlike another hotel I recently reviewed, the Ink48 folks were quick to make amends by apologizing and cutting our valet fee in half. Great recovery.

The rooms are spacious, the city view is enticing, and the facilities are lovely all around. We had an excellent time and plan to return next year.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank alounder
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Olimpia M, Manager at Kimpton Ink48 Hotel, responded to this review, January 5, 2014
We are certainly an OASIS, I am pleased to here that you had a great time with us, but what makes it even more pleasing is the warm and genuine service we were able to provide.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Big Apple in the near future.

Have a great day!
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Westfield, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

My husband and I are on a quest to stay in every Kimpton Hotel because every time we stay at one we have such a nice experience. Ink48 was no exception. We arrived a little early and not only were we able to check in right away, but also we were upgraded. We went from the 6th floor to a fabulous room on the 17th floor. The views were amazing. Floor to ceiling windows!!! The room was comfy and the whole hotel was very stylish. The staff -- every one of them -- was professional, helpful, attentive and friendly. The location was a bit quirky but it added to the charm. Even as cold as it was the walk to Times Square and the rest of NYC was fine. Would definitely recommend this hotel...in fact, I already have!!!

Room Tip: The higher the better because the views from any side are excellent
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Green Features: Impressed by the chains commitment to environmentally-friendly practices
  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Terri F
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Olimpia M, Manager at Kimpton Ink48 Hotel, responded to this review, January 5, 2014
Hello,


Many Thanks for your kind commnets. I will certtainly share with the team.
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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 #85 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kimpton Ink48 Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 222
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