The Muse Hotel - A Kimpton Hotel

130 West 46th Street, New York City, New York, 10036, United States
(4 star hotel)
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The Muse Hotel

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 3, 2006

I arrived late because of a power outage on the amtrak lines heading into NYC, so i did not get to take advantage of the complimentary wine reception between 5 and 6 pm at The Muse. I did enjoy a quiet night's sleep in a very comfortable and clean and nicely sized room. The Muse is in a great location, very near to Times Square (221 west 46th street, between 6th and 7th avenue) but you dont hear any of the noise. Its extremely quiet. When I returned to the hotel from the show that i had seen, a room close to mine, i could hear people laughing and it sounded like there were a lot of people in there and i thought to myself " Oh no, a sleepness night ahead" But when i got into my room, i couldnt hear a sound. It was all quiet, i didnt hear a thing. The walls and floors must be very thick because i didnt hear one sound all night, not one. Only the next morning, i did hear police sirens, but that is unavoidable in NYC. I would highly recommend this hotel. It is very nice, contemporary, tastefully decorated and in an excellent location.

Unique Quality: Tasteful decorated, very thick walls and floors( didnt hear a sound), spacious, very clean.
The hotel offers several spa services available in your room if you prefer. I didnt get to experience that though because i arrived so late, but next time i will, i may book a massage.

Directions: Block from Timesqure, great location without the noise

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Splurge. Get yourself a suite!

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 19, 2004

For more information on the Muse Hotel in general, please see my separate tip.

However, if you do stay at the Muse, I'd inquire as to the possibility of booking a suite. The Hotel has both junior and deluxe suites that are cavernous, especially compared to similar properties in NYC.

I will admit that they don't "give" these suites away, although they sometimes give nice upgrades to friendly 24th honeymooner couples. (see my other Muse tip for a hint as to what I might be talking about) But dollar for dollar, a suite at the Muse is as good as it gets without being a zillionaire.

Unique Quality: The Muse suites feature large screen TVs, marble bathrooms, exercise equipment in-suite, huge double-sided armoires, plenty of closet space and CD sound systems for each room.

Like all of the Muse's rooms, they're quiet, tastefully decorated and well-maintained. Understated, classy and very very civilized. : )

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THE place for doing Broadway shows....

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 14, 2004

The Muse Hotel was recommended to me by a business associate. A reserved and tasteful hotel in the heart of NYC's theater district, the Muse offers a personable, efficient and not-overly-visible staff and management, coupled with very large, comfortable and well-appointed rooms.

This stay was in conjunction with our 24th wedding anniversary. The staff knew this, and went to extra lengths to insure that we had an outstanding short holiday. In fact, they "accidently" overbooked the number of junior suites at the time we were scheduled to visit, and then mysteriously announced that they'd just "have to let us upgrade to the deluxe suite for no additional money". It pays to be on good terms with the concierge. (Thanks, Lauren!)

The staff is top-notch. They solve every problem immediately, and yet they seem to disappear when you DON'T need them. To me that is perfect service. They don't get in the way, but meet every need easily. An example of this would be Wildone, the extra-friendly "Jamaican Doorman", as his manager described him. Wildone is as helpful and friendly a fellow as you'd ever want to meet, always has a smile and will absolutely do anything to make your stay better.

We recently (April 2010) had another opportunity to stay at the Muse, and it was great as always. The Muse has now become a member of the Kimpton Group of hotels, and it's apparently a happy marriage. Apparently, Kimpton values the type of place that the Muse strives to be, so that means I'm going to be looking into other Kimpton Hotels when I travel.

If you choose to stay at the Muse, be sure to sign up (free) for the Kimpton Club online. That way, you get free internet, and a little card that will let you raid the minibar for free - for a couple of beers or drinks. :)

Unique Quality: Classy and yet understated. The Muse is softly-lit and done in an elegant and muted scheme of color and polished hardwoods. In short, it's the very definition of refined.

Among the best points of the Muse, with respect to neighboring and competing properties would be the size of its rooms. NYC is not noted for being a town featuring large hotel rooms without an astronomical pricetag. The Muse advertises that its rooms are 100-250 square feet larger than comparable quarters in the district, and its true.

The Muse also has a PERFECT location, couldn't be better for seeing Broadway shows, and hanging around Times Square.

And last, the Muse isn't a large hotel. It's quieter and less-crowded. Civilized would be an excellent choice of adjective when describing the Muse. And, it's run by fine people. We ran into some British visitors on our April 2010 stay, and they'd been stranded in NYC because of the volcanic ash issue in Europe. (the airports being closed) Apparently and unlike many other hotels, the Muse took very good care of these folks, and even extended a very good deal that they'd gotten on room with their original reservation. Here's hoping your trip home went without incident, Stuart and Ursula. Greetings from America!

Summing up, let's go with Classy and civilized. : )

Oh, and one more thing... if you'd like to have a few drinks or beers, but not stray far from the hotel, there's an Irish bar next door. Go to the upstairs area, get your drinks and then try to secure yourself a seat on the small balcony. It's a great place to watch the street fun unfold below you...which is always extra-entertaining after you've had a few drinks.

Directions: Just a couple of blocks west of the Times Square intersection

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Address: 130 West 46th Street, New York City, New York, 10036, United States

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