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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 21 February 2012

This place is terrible....I gave it a two-star rating based on it's history and it is kind of cool to say you visited and stayed at such a legendary place. So yes, that's great...now to the actual HOTEL itself. Don't stay here! For the price, you can do much better in the city of New York. The rooms are dirty,...

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12Thank Richiana
kansas city
Reviewed 17 January 2012

This is not a four-star, fancy hotel where you will be pampered. It is a living piece of history and its charm comes from knowing that the hotel is historic and has seen some amazing things. The rooms are nice and clean. definitely not fancy, but you are also not paying that much (considering its location). If you want a...

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3Thank ccmyrd
Philadelphia, PA
Reviewed 7 October 2011

Love, love, love this hotel. The restaurants, the rooms, the vintage feel of it. However, the last 2 times I've gone there the Sauna and Steam room have been broken. I wish they'd keep the maintenance of it up, definitely one of my favorite things to do at this hotel.

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1Thank M J
CA
Reviewed 18 September 2011

Before the Chelsea sold out to the new proprietor, it was already a dump-- REALLY a dump. There's great history there, sure-- and the paintings in the stairwell were always cool to look at-- but even the "famous"manager of yore was known for ripping off the clientele and for presenting really shoddy rooms. The cockroaches are legendary.The front desk service...

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19Thank NoneNamedYet
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 16 September 2011

I would gladly live in the chelsea - a great feeling of artistic camaraderie. sure there are cockroaches and weirdos, but you're in new york. the janis joplin suite is cool - you can see her signature inside the fuse box. great area, great people, the staff take an interest if you do. it's grungey, but I wouldn't stay anywhere...

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2Thank bomboraboy
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 12 September 2011

I saw cockroaches that size in Peru and in Dominican Republic. But never, ever, in New-York and NEVER IN A 300 DOLLARS A NIGHT ROOM. I travel around the world, in good hotels everywhere. Sometimes you get caught in a tourist trap. But this is the worst I've seen in my life. I was there with my girlfriend. After I...

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12Thank ddaprod
Atlanta
Reviewed 20 August 2011

I stayed at Hotel Chelsea for two nights! I felt lucky not to book my stay longer. You can stay in a more comfy hotel with better room facilities and pay the same price. So, what makes it pricier is only its reputation. Pros: The building is beautiful and a NYC landmark. Nice corridors full of paintings and sculptures by...

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2Thank Digdem
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 17 August 2011

First off, if you are looking for a hotel that has standardised rooms, and an up to date feel, the Chelsea is not for you. I stayed here for the atmosphere, and there was lots. My room was clean enough, the bathroom spotless. There was candlewax on the floor by the bed, but hey, this is the Chelsea! I like...

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2Thank Serosity
Berlin
Reviewed 25 July 2011

In 2008 I stayed in the Chelsea for the first time and had an amazing experience. A doorman trading marijuana in the lift, a large room with a nice old interior, a lot of characters sitting in the lobby, all just very authentic. This time it was all just horrible. Mold in the bathroom, smelly rooms and bad service. And...

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7Thank hanseknaller
dallas, texas
Reviewed 25 July 2011

Good location, cool hotel with lots of history and art work displayed. Not top of the line in regards to hotel cleanliness or decor, not many ammenities. It is a little seedy which is okay for what you get in exchange. Hotel staff was nice. I will say it was the largest room I have ever had when staying in...

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Chelsea
Home to hundreds of art galleries, beautiful brownstones, and one of New York’s newest and most popular attractions, Chelsea is one of the city’s jewels when it comes to neighbourhood life. The contemporary art scene is an integral part of the neighbourhood’s identity, with gallery openings almost every night of the week and countless exhibits to explore. As a longtime hub of gay culture in New York City, it’s also a diverse district with a vibrant nightlife scene. The opening of the High Line, an abandoned elevated train track transformed into a world-class pedestrian park, gave this neighbourhood new life as a tourist destination. The High Line provides visitors with a tranquil, elevated space with incomparable views, providing an unparalleled way to experience the city.
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The Hotel Chelsea is a world renowned residence for artists, musicians, writers, philosophers, and characters of the most singular and eccentric stripe which the imagination might conjure. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chelsea Hotel

Address: 222 W 23rd St, New York City, NY 10011-2393
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Chelsea , Manhattan
Price Range: $249 - $710 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Chelsea Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 375
Also Known As:
Chelsea Hotel New York City
Chelsea Hotel Nyc
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“I booked a room with one roommate, it was very quiet and worked out great.”
 of 5 bubbles JessieSodano, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Leave a bank note by a person who died with his remark, "The pen is mightier than the sward" in your room chest.”
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“Try to get a room with balcony facing on 23rd Street. And oh yeah -- bathroom.”
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“Ask for a view over NYC”
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“Just do yourself a favor and don't stay here”
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