5 of the Best Hotels in the Meatpacking District, New York

The Meatpacking District… Doesn’t sound particularly appealing, does it? Sounds like pallets, freezer trucks at dawn, packaging rubbish and surly, burley men in overalls? And that was once the case, but as the actual meatpacking businesses declined they were replaced by nightclubs and other entertainments, rather than industrial tenants and suddenly the whole place started to look quite a bit different. But the 1990s the hipster boutiques started opening up - and they even got their own Apple store, so that in 2004 New York Magazine was calling the Meatpacking District ‘New York’s most fashionable neighbourhood.”. By 2015 the Meatpacking District had its own Whitney Museum of American Art outpost, plus the impressive High Line Lines Park. And some of the best hotels in New York. And our recommendations for 5 of the best hotels in the Meatpacking District certainly reflect this hipness in their decor and atmosphere.

Soho House New York

Our recommendations for the best hotels in the Meatpacking District also put you close to Greenwich Village and the West Village, and the Chelsea Market, which is a foodie mecca at the moment.

5 of the Best Hotels in the Meatpacking District

The Hippest Hotels in the Meatpacking District

The Maritime Hotel

The Maritime Hotel has really taken the nautical theme and run with it throughout its 125 cabin-style rooms and suites, it’s library, lounge, it’s pool, cafe, bar and both restaurants, and all the way out its porthole shaped windows overlooking the Hudson River. And they have a 10,000square foot terrace.

Soho House New York has the name because of the other Soho, the one in London, as this is the New York outpost of Soho House, the London Private Members Club. But, as with the majority of their properties, you don’t have to be a member to stay here and enjoy the epitome of cool that this band has come to represent. In the case of Soho House New York you’ve got the cool associated with the location in the Meatpacking district, the cool of their 44-seater private cinema, their heated rooftop pool and there’s a great spa. Plus, just 24 rooms, and all of them different.

Dream Downtown

Dream Downtown is in a fantastic spot on the border of Chelsea and the Meatpacking District and has a trendy, industrial vibe that suits both, with large portal windows, metallic walls and tiled floors. It has two nightclubs downstairs and one rooftop pool upstairs.

The Best Hotel Views in the Meatpacking District

Gansevoort Meatpacking

Gansevoort Meatpacking is a vibrant, 186 room hotel with a fantastic rooftop pool and terrace with 360degree views of New York, a relaxing spa and a reputation being being a fun place after dark. The decor is modern in a 60s way and stylish, with an industrial feel that goes with the area, and rooms have big windows and high ceilings. The bistro is good too.

The Standard

The Standard is tall, thin and covered in windows, so you have views from every room - even from the comfort of your bath. The decor is chic, and a bit edgy to suit the neighbourhood, and the bar and restaurant are places to be seen in, as well as to enjoy hip all-American food. The 18th floor lounge has 360degree views, and becomes a nightclub after 9pm.

If you haven’t found you idea of the best hotels in the Meatpacking District on our Guru’s list of 5 you could try:

5 of the Best Hotels in the Meatpacking District

  • The Maritime Hotel New York 125 rooms from £267

    City Style  -  A funky nautical themed hotel in the trendy meat packing district, with a fabulous restaurant drawing a hip crowd
    Close to nightlife  -  Just minutes from the meat packing district- filled with hip bars, clubs and nightlife spots
    Hotel Entertainment  -  The hotel's two restaurants and bar draw a lively and fun young crowd of hipsters and celebs
    Designer Shopping  -  Just a five minute walk away you will find the West Village, one of NY's top shopping areas
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    A funky and unique nautical themed hotel between Chelsea and the West Village. Compact cabin style rooms boast Queen beds and portholes overlooking the Hudson River. With two exceptional restaurants and the largest outdoor space of any New York hotel there is plenty of space for celeb spotting! See More

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  • Soho House New York New York 24 rooms from £396

    Bar  -  Rooftop bar situated near rooftop pool.
    Swimming Pool  -  Heated rooftop pool with bar
    Roof terrace
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Kiwi Collection

    Exclusive luxury in lower Manhattan's hip Meatpacking district. Fantastic rooftop terrace with pool, 44-seater cinema, and delux spa. Soho House is the epitome of cool. What more could you want from a trendy trip to NYC. Enjoy the Soho House restaurant, bar and Cowshed spa. See More

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  • Dream Downtown New York 316 rooms from £201

    Local exploring  -  An uber trendy hotel (complete with rooftop pool) well located for accessing the Chelsea and Meatpacking districts.
    Sights nearby  -  Situated close to Union Square, Ground Zero and Madison Square Garden.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    A trendy hotel in an enviable locality near both Chelsea and the Meatpacking district. Enormous rooms are industrial in feel with large portal windows, metallic walls and tiled floors. The rooftop hosts a glorious pool whilst downstairs you'll find two exclusive nightclubs. A lively spot. See More

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  • Gansevoort Meatpacking New York (Greenwich Village) 186 rooms from £174

    Groups  -  The Meatpacking District is renowned for its nightlife: Gansevoort's bar and nightclub draw revelers from all over the city.
    City Style  -  The Meatpacking District is hedonistic and lively, offering fantastic shopping by day, and devilish entertainment by night.
    Local exploring  -  250 yards from High line Park, 500 yards from Chelsea Market, and well-connected to the sites of NYC.
    Spa breaks  -  The Exhale Fitness + Spa, provides the perfect opportunity for a relaxing spa break.

    Vibrant hotel in the Meatpacking District complete with relaxing spa, salon, pool and lively nightlife. The rooftop pool and bar terrace offer spectacular 360-degree views, and each stylishly decorated modern room has large windows and high ceilings. The Chester bistro also serves a delicious menu. See More

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  • The Standard New York (Meatpacking District) 338 rooms from £365

    Romantic Break  -  Wonderfully indulgent suites feature romantic stand alone baths with stunning views and downstairs expect wonderful cuisine.
    City Style  -  A super trendy creation by Andre Balazs- achingly hip and housing one of New York's most sought after nightlife spots.
    Views  -  Great views of the skyline and Hudson Bay
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Fodors, Kiwi Collection

    Oh-so chic rooms in the edgy ambient neighbourhood of Lower West Side. Ceiling to floor windows offer stunning views across New York, even from your bath tub. Hip all American food at the hotel restaurant and a 'to be seen in' bar. A hyper-modern way to experience New York. See More

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Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Monday, 5th August 2019