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Hotel Indigo New York City-Chelsea Hotel 4 star
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127 West 28th Street 10001 New York NY US New York, United States of America -
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The Indigo is a mid-range full service hotel (minus the spa) in the Fashion District of Manhattan. Although its rooms are starting to show their age in terms of décor, they are in perfect condition and very spacious for Midtown and are fairly well-appointed. The restaurant, which has changed hands a number of times since the hotel's opening, now seems to have found stability and is a decent option for a bite to eat at any time of the day. The fitness centre, complimentary business centre and panoramic rooftop bar make of the Indigo a good all round option if you prefer to be away from the busier parts of town but still within walking distance of the major attractions.

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      Hotel Indigo New York City-Chelsea   -   © Franck Prignet / EASYVOYAGE

    • Hotel Indigo New York City-Chelsea

      Hotel Indigo New York City-Chelsea   -   © Franck Prignet / EASYVOYAGE

       
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    Location 7.41 /10

    Situated on West 28th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, the Indigo finds itself in the heart of the Fashion and Flower Districts in Midtown Manhattan. The hotel has the advantage of being close to some of the trendiest neighbourhoods of the island including Chelsea just to the west, Hell's Kitchen a bit further to the northwest, the Meatpacking District to the southwest and Flatiron to the southeast. Attractions such as Times Square, New York Public Library, Madison Square Gardens and the High Line are all within a 15-20-minute walk although there are a number of subway and PATH stations very close to the hotel if you do not fancy going on foot or wish to get elsewhere. JFK is 17 miles away, La Guardia 10 miles and Newark 15.

    Accommodation 7.70 /10

    The 122 guestrooms at the hotel make it a little large to be the boutique property it claims to be, however, the fact that there are only eight rooms per floor does give it the intimate edge that boutique hotels are supposed to offer. All of the rooms are decorated in a similar, colourful fashion and while they are in excellent condition and are as comfortable and functional as any equivalent hotel room, they are beginning to look their age in terms of style. The guestrooms, which have wooden floors, have king size beds dressed in good white linens and a blue skirt while its headboard is made up of a patchwork of different fabrics from which the lion's share of the room's colour comes. The bedside tables each has a lamp while one had a cordless phone and the other an iPod docking station. The writing desk opposite the bed is mostly taken up by the flatscreen television and the Keurig coffee-maker. An armchair beside the bed is the extent of the living space while in the closet you will find a safe, robes and slippers and an iron and ironing board. Other amenities include the minibar and snack tray. In addition to the fun bulbous mirrors on the wall, each room also has a custom mural recalling the area's hub for fashion and flowers. The bathrooms are of a reasonable size and feature walk-in showers with a monsoon head, hairdryer, a well-lit mirror and Aveda toiletries. A stool is at your disposal in the corner of the room should you need to sit down whilst under the shower.

    The slightly larger deluxe guestrooms are pretty much the same as the regular rooms, while the junior suites, of which there are two have a living space which is an extension of the bedroom (and hence not suites in the purest sense of the term.) Nevertheless guests choosing this room do benefit from extra space and a bathroom with a double vanity.

    Overview 7.70 /10

    From the outside the Indigo is a little boring - a tall brick tower with a rather corporate-looking entrance. But the lobby is an improvement despite the fact that it is rather sparse. With wooden floors, twirly chandeliers and a semi-circular reception desk with blown up images of flowers on its front, the welcome area is clean and uncluttered and essentially quite welcoming. The staff behind the desk we found to be bubbly and helpful while the orchids and the red lattice work opposite which separates the lobby from the restaurant's entrance also help to lighten the mood. Seating is in the form of sofas either side of the aforementioned lattice work and there are a couple of elevators in the lobby too serving all 20 floors of the property.

    There is a fitness room open to guests 24 hours a day which contains a couple of treadmills, seven cycling machines and some free weights with towels and water provided. Also free-of-charge is the business centre which allows guests complimentary printing too. Right at the top of the hotel is a roof-top terrace open throughout the year (limited hours in the winter, but heated) which boasts some stunning views across the city, especially when the sun goes down right before your eyes. It has its own bar as well as the possibility to snack.

    The overall condition of the hotel is pretty good and it seems to be maintained very well. Finding the way to your room is simple and the corridors are clean and easily negotiable. Just outside the elevators on each floor are blown up custom images which add an element of surprise upon arrival at your floor which is a nice touch.

    Food and drink 7.20 /10

    China Latina is the name of the hotel's restaurant where guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks as well as all-day room service. Owned by chef Julieta Ballesteros and restaurateur Shaun Smith, the eatery offers both classic breakfast dishes with a Mexican twist such as omelettes with Chihuahua cheese, Pico de Gallo and Mexican cream or outright Mexican eats including huevos rancheros and chilaquiles. Also available are healthier options like yoghurt, fruit and cereals. The lunchtime menu features fusion cuisine with dishes like chorizo shumai, the China Latina burger and China Poblana lo mein. In the evening you can enjoy such dishes as huitlacoche tofu spring rolls, wonton tacos and maki burritos. We did not get to sample the latter two menus, although the mix between Asian and Mexican cuisines does sound a little too inventive!

    If it is just a drink you are after then you can choose from the modest wine list with wines available either by the glass or by the bottle as well as from a selection of nine delicious-sounding cocktails.

    The young team at the bar and serving in the restaurant was great fun and we thoroughly enjoyed chatting with them at length of an evening.

    To know

    Indigo is the boutique hotel brand of InterContinental, although with over 120 guestrooms, we feel it is a little large to be a true boutique property, especially as there is not that intimate feeling happening at this particular property. The hotel has 10 rooms adapted for guests in a wheelchair and there is both private and valet parking available. The Indigo is a pet-friendly hotel providing your animal weighs less than 35lbs.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      beauty salon

    • Sports equipment

      gym, fitness, golf, tennis

    • Animals allowed

      ($75 per stay, 35lbs weight limit)

    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • Spacious guestrooms
    • Views from rooftop terrace
    • Friendly service

    disadvantages

    • Décor style starting to date

    Traveller Reviews

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      • Package deals in février 2011 Posted on 2013-07-09 Seul - 3 à 5 nuitées (Chambre sans vue)

        hotel nickel très bien situé dans le quartier de chelsea à deux pas de times square, personnel souriant et accueillant

      • Advantages

        accueil, excellente nourriture, jolis décor

      • Disavantages

        en travaux lors de notre séjour et n'as pu accéder au toits pour profiter de la terrasse (pouvions pas savoir ;))

      • Infrastructure
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      • Situation
      • Restauration
      • Sports / Loisirs
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      • Qualité / Prix
      • Overall Score 9.75/10
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