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Riff Chelsea

2.0 of 5 300 W 30th St at 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10001 (Formerly Chelsea Star Hotel)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Due to our flight, we requires to spent a night in New York. And then after few days searching, we found this nice and affordable hotel in NYC. Well the lucky things are we can enjoy a hints of NYC in -7 Celsius degree. The hotel location is close from Times Square and few steps away from Pennsylvania Station and... More 

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Stephen W, Manager at Riff Chelsea, responded to this review

Hello UpeJakarta, Thank you for your wonderful review about our hotel. We are please that you were satisfied with your room and the location of our hotel. We hope that you choose us again in the future! More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and i have a one nights stay reservation for Saturday January 17, 2015. On the Thursday before he had a death in the family. I read the cancellation policy but called the hotel to see if there was anything that could be done. They explained to me that they needed to go by policy and were unable to... More 

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Stephen W, Manager at Riff Chelsea, responded to this review

Hello Lynn, On behalf of the hotel I would like to apologize for the experience that you dealt with regarding the cancellation. I was able to locate your reservation and have since refunded the money back to your account. Please allow me to rebook you for February and please utilize my info if you have any further questions. You can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel was great the room was great and staff was very welcoming and helpful!. Shower needs to be changed & some more channels on TV. Will probably stay there next time. P.s We stayed at a room with shower and a bathroom.

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Stephen W, Manager at Riff Chelsea, responded to this review

Hello Chen Z, Thank you for your awesome review about our hotel. We can't wait to welcome you again. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel staff were all friendly and very helpful. The hotel is in a very handy location near Penn subway station and Madison Square Gardens. It's an easy walk to Times Square and the Empire State Building a little further over. The shared bathrooms are nicely appointed and usually clean, though one was out of order the length of our... More 

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Stephen W, Manager at Riff Chelsea, responded to this review

Hello Nosilalouise, Thank you so much for your awesome review. I believe a lot of other travelers looking to book here, will find your review very insightful. We are looking foward to have you stay with us again! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved the decor in the hotel. I stayed in a room with two double beds. I did get a good nights rest as the mattresses were comfy. The bathrooms were outdated but there was plenty of hot water so that was fine. The location is great if you want to be in the mix. I'm not sure if there's... More 

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Stephen W, Manager at Riff Chelsea, responded to this review

Hello Chantel W, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad that you were able to enjoy a good nights rest. We hope that you stay with us again in the future. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Riff seemed promising. The staff were only too happy to stow our bags when we arrived on an early bus. Unfortunately this is where my praise stops. Checking in that afternoon my friend and my request that the rate be split between us proved too difficult for the check-in staff and both of our accounts were drained. Returning the... More 

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Stephen W, Manager at Riff Chelsea, responded to this review

Hello Joshua, We would like to extend our apologies for the issues that you faced during your stay at our hotel. We hope that you would be willing to give us a second chance to turn your experience around. Please feel free to utilize my contact info for any future bookings. I can be reached at bronson.johnson@gmail.com thank you and... More 

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Address: 300 W 30th St at 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10001 (Formerly Chelsea Star Hotel)
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Location: United States > New York > New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Riff Chelsea 2*
Number of rooms: 43
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Also Known As:
Hotel Chelsea Star
Chelsea Star New York City

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