In the midst of moving, we opted to stay in a hotel for a few nights. I really wanted to make the whole move seamless for the kids. They leave their house, they stay at a hotel and move in to a new home that looks like we lived there for years. Mission was accomplished although I am physically exhausted and the kids did endure some of my stress. Alas, nothing is perfect.
We stayed at Hotel Gansevoort since it was in the new hood and easy to get to school too. It is a hipster hotel. The noise levels were probably the highest outside around 2am. There was some major paparazzi happening one night, which Jessica loved.. The pool is quite sweet and quite the scene too. The kids all took advantage of that by having friends over one afternoon.
The rooms are OK. They are simple, modern and clean. The beds are pretty comfortable but the sheets aren’t top of the line, nor are the pillows. The hotel reminded me a bit of the W. Leans more towards young hipster than high end comfort. My favorite hotel in NYC is still The Mercer.
Although if you want to come to NYC and really experience the west village and the Meat Packing area, then this it the hotel for you. One added bonus, is they have a really nice breakfast of fruit, yogurt, cereals and breads that come with your room. That was really nice. All served at Ono, downstairs.