Rooms, $495; suites, $725
6 at 28th St.
Valet parking is $50 per night
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
With their fourth property to be opened (their other locations have been in Miami, Turks and Caicos, and the meatpacking district), the Gansevoort shows they've got the hip-hotel formula down pat. Sleek style, with sexy edge? Check, thanks to a three-story granite atrium lobby, velvet rope-guarded rooftop bar, and oversize photos of lingerie-clad ladies in the rooms. Creature comforts for work and play? The 249 well sized rooms—which range from standard superiors and larger deluxe kings to several specialty suites and a duplex presidential suite—feature plush beds with hypoallergenic duvets, Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Mini iPod docks with pre-loaded iPod Touches, complimentary Wi-Fi and stocked private bars. (Deluxes and suites also have small balconies, some with Empire State Building views). There are also brag-worthy facilities like an Exhale Spa, Cutler hair salon, and one of the few hotel swimming pools in Manhattan (it's a midsize indoor/outdoor number on the rooftop), plus a 24-hour gym, the street-level Twenty33 bar, and the Asellina Italian restaurant. What keeps it all from feeling too rote or slick, though, is a warm, professional staff that treats each guest with the same zero-attitude courtesy—be they business traveler, tourist, or roving pack of models.Pros
Central location; Empire State views from some rooms and public areas; rooftop pool; balconies in some rooms; free Wi-Fi; on-site Exhale spa, Cutler Salon, and large, 24-hour gym.
The lobby and Plunge rooftop bar attract raucous crowds on certain nights (but hotels guests do enjoy priority access to the bar).
| Ongoing |
|Gansevoort Summer Series|