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66 out of 100

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Luxury

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Boutique

Ink 48 Hotel

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8.3

Good (4,944 ratings)

New York City, United States - 

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350 m Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum

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560 m Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

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910 m Times Square

Hotel Overview

Ink 48 Hotel is a boutique hotel located in New York City, often praised for its unique charm and excellent service. Based on user reviews, it offers a mix of contemporary amenities and exceptional service, making it a popular choice among travelers seeking a comfortable and memorable stay in the heart of the city.

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Hotel highlights

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  1. Location: Close to major attractions and public transportation, making it easy for guests to explore the city.
  2. Views: Offers stunning city and river views that are especially impressive from higher floors and the rooftop.
  3. Customer Service: Staff is consistently praised for being friendly, helpful, and attentive to guests' needs.
  4. Ambiance: The hotel boasts a modern, stylish design that creates a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere.
  5. Rooftop Bar: Features a popular rooftop bar that provides a great space for relaxation and socializing, with spectacular views.
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Area for improvement

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  1. Price: Some guests find the hotel to be on the expensive side, especially considering the room sizes.
  2. Noise Levels: Due to its location, guests sometimes report noise disturbances from the street and the rooftop bar.
  3. Room Size: Guests have mentioned that some rooms are smaller than expected, which can be an inconvenience.
  4. Amenities: While generally praised, some feel that the amenity offerings could be improved or expanded.
  5. Booking Issues: A few guests have experienced difficulties with booking and reservation accuracy.

Amenities

Extra beds/cribs

Soundproof rooms

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Pet friendly

Pet friendly

Parking available

Parking available

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Restaurant

Bar

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Total 4,944 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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8.2

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8.0

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8.2

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4.3/5

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agoda

112 Reviews

8.2 / 10

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booking

1,682 Reviews

8.0 / 10

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expedia

1,008 Reviews

8.2 / 10

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google

2,142 Reviews

4.3 / 5

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Property was mentioned 625 times

15% Negative79% Positive

Reviews based on Property

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Eric Farrar5 months ago
2/5Google icon

The only reason I gave a 2 star was because the staff were all very nice and accommodating. When I arrived, check I was very easy and quick. The hotel interiors are very dark and gloomy and the elevators too. They have 4 elevators, but after a certain time only 2 are accessible for hotel residents. The other 2 are blocked off for the roof top bar guests only. When I got to my room, I was a little shocked to find the floors were stained, and when I took off my shoes, the carpet was filthy and sticky. The chair looked like someone had peed on it and there was, what looked like, pet feces stains in the corners of the carpet. The HVAC closet door was open, so just peeked inside and the filter looked like it hadn’t been changed in at least a year or 2. I am so not one to complain, working in a similar industry, but paying $322 a night, I was a little disappointed. I went down to the front desk and showed them the pictures then returned to my room. Within 10 minutes a very nice employee showed up with new keys to a different room and asked if I needed any help moving my belongings. The new room was definitely a lot cleaner, but smaller and the shower had stains, soap scum build up and mold on the tile flooring, and the light was out in the entrance. The shower is also barely big enough to turn around in. There were no usb outlets like the other room. The remote to the tv was broken, but they have an app you can download to function the tv, so that wasn’t so bad. All and all, the location was great! Walking distance to all the places my group was going and not far from attractions. There is a great bodega 2 blocks away with snacks and food. The building itself has not been well maintained and could us a little TLC. You might be better off staying at the Holiday Inn or Comfort Inn around the corner. Definitely not worth the money.

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Thomas T8 months ago
2/5Google icon

Brown water, bad customer service, noisy rooms, leaky air conditioning and poor room quality best describes this hotel. Andrew (hotel manager) and Sergio (front office manager) were really the highlights of the hotel, the rest was a major letdown, including the other front desk help (no name tag but has long dreadlocks). When we arrived after our cruise, we were greeted by Andrew. It was about 10 am and he kindly informed us that our room (Hudson suite) wasn't ready yet, but he could put a rush on it and have it available by 11:30. We let him know it wasn't necessary as we were going to the museum and wouldn't be back until 2 pm. At that point, we would need to get ready for another event we were planning on going to. An offer was made to hold our bags, and we accepted. After returning at 2 pm, the front desk help was no longer Andrew, but the man with dreadlocks. We informed him of our earlier check-in, and he was very brash and unhelpful. He stated with arrogance that the rooms shouldn't be expected before 3 pm, and we would need to wait. We again informed him of our previous conversation with Andrew and asked us to sit in the waiting area while he reluctantly got onto the phone with housekeeping. With no update at 2:20 I asked if there was a location we could use to get ready (hair and makeup), and he said no place like that existed other than the bathroom. At that time, Andrew appeared and, with a few keystrokes, smiled and said our room was ready. When we went to our room, 1516, it was the view that you saw on the website. The view was great, and the room was as it looked on the website. The problem we had was that it smelled moldy in the room. After getting ready, I walked next to the bed and stepped on wet carpet (3 foot circle by the air conditioning unit). As we were going to our event, I let Mr. Dreadlocks know of the issue and asked him if he would like our room keys (subtle hint to see if he wanted to offer us a different room on return). His response was, "we don't need your key. We have our own access." When we returned at 10pm, Sergio was at the desk, and we gave him our back story. He was very apologetic for our experience and showed general concern to our experience. He showed no record of a report being made to building engineering and wasn't sure our issue was fixed. He had mentioned that they have had problems with that air conditioning system in the past, where it leaks water on the floor. This would explain the smell in the room for sure. Sergio mentioned that we should verify if the floor was wet and, if so, offer us a different room. We went to our room and, of course, the floor was still wet. Sergio took us to room 1015 which is still considered a Hudson room. While similar, it was very different than the website listing. Room 1015 was 5 floors lower than our previous room. This meant that there was now a building blocking half of our view of the Hudson. There was one air conditioning unit while the other room had two. This room was also slightly smaller. It was closer to the street which means you hear every horn, engine, and the yelling/singing/music from the club next to the hotel. While I can tell there was an attempt to make these rooms look nice, the final finishes are WAY off. Think of the saying, "looks good from far, but far from good." There was paint over spray on floors and windows, shower handle to change the water from the shower head to side sprayers didnt work and found it was broken when it came off in my hand. The door was once shut on the door chain/bar and had a hole in it, and the WORST part was when filling the bathtub, the water was BROWN. It was disgusting. If it wasn't for Andrew and Sergio, I would have changed hotels at 10pm because it was just a bad place to be.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 222

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Number of floors 18

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Year Built 2009

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

Idle

27

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174

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63

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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4K online movies

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Location Area Map

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What's nearby

Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum

350 m

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

560 m

Times Square

910 m

Broadway

980 m

Central Park

1.5 km

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Getting around

New York W 32nd St. Station

1.5 km

50 St. Station (8th Av.)

910 m

New York, NY (NYS-Skyports Seaplane Base)

9.5 km

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Restaurants

The Press Lounge

Nearby

Harbor

210 m

McQuaids Public House

280 m

Hardware Bar

280 m

49 St Deli & Coffee House

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Street View

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Daytime safety

70 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

48 out of 100

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New York City safety index

Safety

Crime

66

Overall Safety Index

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An average rating of the six safety categories

66 out of 100

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Women safety

Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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73

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Physical safety

Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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80

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Property safety

Safe

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Likelihood of theft.

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64

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Political safety

Risky

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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50

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LGBTQ safety

Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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74

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Medical safety

Risky

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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57

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Overall Crime index

Moderate

An average rating of the crime categories

50 out of 100

Property crime severity

Moderate

57

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Mugging or robbery  49/100

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Car theft  40/100

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Car break-ins  48/100

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Home break-ins  41/100

Violent crime severity

Moderate

53

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Physical attacks  48/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  40/100

Other crime severity

Moderate

54

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Insult or harassment in public  54/100

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Corruption or bribery  53/100

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Drug problem  60/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$1.2 - $3.3

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Coffee

$2.8 - $7.5

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Beer 0.5L

$1.6 - $4

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$14.1 - $37.7

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$2.6 - $2.7

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.5 - $3.5

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$73.6 - $188.6

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$10.4 - $28.3

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McMeal at McDonalds

$9.4 - $14.1

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.9 - $4.7

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Public transport, monthly pass

$119.8 - $135.3

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$0.9 - $1.3

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$37.7 - $80.2

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$24.5 - $282.9

Weather In New York City

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Air Quality

Unhealthy (For Sensitive Groups)

PM2.57

PM1014

53

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Limited risk for sensitive individuals. Not recommended to do outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Moderate

Traffic is moving at a steady pace, smooth driving without significant delays.

House Rules

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Check in after 15:00

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Check out until 12:00

Children welcome

Pets welcome (restrictions apply)

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