Ink48 - a Kimpton Hotel

Ink48 - a Kimpton Hotel

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653 11th Avenue at 48th, New York City, NY 10036
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Kimpton's Ink48 makes its mark in New York City's burgeoning and historic Hell's Kitchen neighborhood. A full-service, lifestyle hotel situated on the southwest corner of 11th Avenue at 48th Street, ... Read more
Ink48 is close enough to the city's iconic epicenter yet far enough away to be an inviting and playful urban retreat. Paying homage to its printing house past, this 222-room, 17-story hotel with its inviting rooftop lounge and unobstructed sweeping views of the Hudson River facing west, and the Midtown Manhattan skyline facing east, makes an indelible imprint as the first upscale midtown hotel to grace the far west of Times Square. Ink48 is the only hotel of its kind between 26th Street to 59th Street and 8th to 12th Avenues. The 1930's building, with colossal windows, soaring ceilings and a striking, three-story rooftop addition by architect Carlos Zapata, underwent a major transformation while still maintaining the integrity of the original structure. Designed by award-winning architect David Rockwell, Ink48 draws inspiration from three signature New York architectural features: found in urban settings and created as a component of a public space. The inviting and sophisticated Ink48 lobby is an interpretation of a pocket park made of glass, stone and leather -an enclave which provides a place for guests to socialize, imbibe and mark the start or end of each day. The hotel is near Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and Jacob Javits Convention Center. Other attractions include Broadway.

Dining options at ink48 hotel a Kimpton Hotel include 2 restaurants and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. The property hosts a complimentary manager reception. Recreational amenities include a health club, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. The property's full service health spa has body treatments and massage/treatment rooms. This 4.0 star property offers small meeting rooms and limo/town car service. Wireless and wired high speed Internet access is available in public areas (surcharges apply). This New York property has 5000 square feet of event space consisting of conference/meeting rooms and a ballroom. The property offers an airport shuttle (surcharge). Wedding services and tour/ticket assistance are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include valet parking, a concierge desk, and multilingual staff. This is a smoke free property.

There are 222 guestrooms at ink48. Beds come with pillowtop mattresses and premium bedding. Bathrooms feature designer toiletries, bathrobes, and hair dryers. Wireless and wired high speed Internet access is available for a surcharge; guestrooms also offer cordless phones, voice mail, and complimentary newspapers. LCD televisions have premium satellite channels, TV Internet access (surcharge), and pay movies. Air conditioned rooms also include desks, minibars, blackout drapes/curtains, and electronic check out. Guests may request a turndown service and hypo allergenic bedding. Housekeeping is available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request. The Women InTouch program, provides special services and products geared toward femaIe travelers. Guestrooms are all non smoking.


  • Guests must be at least 21 years old to check in at this property.


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Cribs Available
Pets Allowed
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I stayed here in November of 2014. The the staff was friendly, the room was clean, and the food was awesome! My only complaint, albeit the hotel can't control it, was the fact that there's a nightclub across the street... I'll definitely be returning in the future!

Recommended for:LGBTQNightlife LoversHipstersArt & Design Lovers

Awesome hotel
Very modern and a very spacious room and the biggest bathroom I've ever had
Extreamly clean

Recommended for:Business TravellersGreen TravellersLuxury TravellersArt & Design Lovers
Local from New York City

If you're traveling with your pet, this is the place to go. I stayed here with both my dog and cat - they don't have ridiculous pet restrictions like most hotels do. They even supply your pet with the necessities if you ask. i.e. bed, food and water bowl, litter box, treats. There are nice views of the city as well as riverside views. The place was clean, quiet, and comfortable. If you have a guest, they will be escorted to your room by security (safe). The price is decent. They have a wine hour and awesome roof top bar. The only downsides were a small check-in issue which was quickly resolved and a yummy fruit bowl was sent up for., the towels and robes in my room were crunchy.. not soft and there was no bathroom lock. Not a problem in my case but something to note. If you feel like staying in, there are great places nearby that you can order from. The hotel menu was limited. I would stay here again

San Francisco

Good pick for summer. Views from the rooftop bar are spectacular. Borrow a bike and cruise up or down the riverside path just a block away. Another great Kimpton hotel experience.

Recommended for:Nightlife LoversHipstersArt & Design Lovers

If relaxation and being pampered are your top priorities in selecting a hotel, Ink48 might be just the place for you.
The hotel is renowned for its destination, eco-friendly InkSpa, and is equipped with a full fitness center.
Ink48 also features a wine reception in the evenings, a gorgeous rooftop terrace with signature cocktails and views of the Hudson (so you're sure to see some amazing sunsets), and a yoga mat in each room, all perfect for unwinding after a long day in the city.
The hotel's decor is ambient and zen, with flowers, wooden accents, and candles lighting the main rooms.

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I love Ink48. They are so wonderful to my dogs.

Also great is The Marlowe in Cambridge (my home away from home).

Local from New York City

Can't speak for the rooms...but the rooftop had spectacular views and their cocktail menu has some nice drinks...I liked the Republica

Oaxaca de Juarez

The Ink 48, one of Kimpton's newer properties in NYC, is a great hotel. Nice, albeit small, rooms with the contemporary, colorful decor that Kimpton is known for. The Press Lounge, their rooftop bar, is perfect for unobstructed views of the Hudson. For tourists who aren't used to the city, the location could be a problem as it is on 11th Avenue, a little far away from the sights people come to see.


If you're not staying at Kimpton Hotels then you're not living life properly. From the free wine happy hour, to the pet friendly as a base line not as an add on Ink 48 is a shining example of Kimpton's dedication to customer service, stylish decor, relaxed vibe, good food and most of all--comfort.

It's effortless at Ink 48. Every staff member, from the door man who pet my dog and remembered his name the whole trip, to the well decorated and highly comfortable room cleaned by staff who get it makes the Ink a must stay at hotel.

When you enter the lobby is adorned not so much in a decor, but a vibe. It's fresh, it's clean, it's cool. The rooms are large by NYC standards and the Hell's Kitchen location is right in the middle of the hippest hood in Manhattan.

Greater Los Angeles

Ink48 has a swanky rooftop bar with views including all of the city all the way to Jersey. Worth a stop for a pre-game drink.

Coconut Grove
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I am in love with Kimpton Hotels and the Ink48 kept me feeling romantic for the entire stay. My little Yorkie, Fergie, was delighted at the sight of her name written on the poodle-shaped chalkboard as we entered the lobby.

Our room was fabulous! Very modern, neat as a pin with extra large windows and a very inviting chaise lounge large enough to relax with an iPad or to entertain guests. Light flowed through the room with columns lined by floor to ceiling glass blocks.

The staff at the Ink48 was up to Kimpton standards as well, always courteous and genuinely friendly.

I wish the weekend coffee hour would begin a little earlier in the morning; however the coffee is delicious and don't forget the the wine-hour in the evenings from 5 to 6PM which they are quite famous for!

Next time I will be sure to visit the rooftop lounge on the 16th floor, Press, which is raved about!

Tip: Be sure to join the InTouch program at Kimpton and enjoy free internet AND $10 free mini-bar "Raid"


Rooftop of the Ink48 Hotel has great views of the Hudson and Manhattan

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Internet Access
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • iPod docking station
Dining & Drinks
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Concierge services
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Spa services on site
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • In-room massage available
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Traveling with Children
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Smoke-free property
  • Elevator/lift
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Meeting rooms 4
  • Wedding services
  • Conference space
  • Porter/bellhop
  • 24-hour business center
  • ATM/banking
  • Conference center
  • Free reception
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Frette Italian sheets
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
In-Room Dining
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Minibar
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Television in common areas
  • Cable TV service
  • Premium TV channels
  • LCD TV
  • Pay movies
  • HDTV
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bathrobes
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 222
  • Number of floors - 17
  • Year Built 2009
  • Express check-in
Ink48 - a Kimpton Hotel

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