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Riff Chelsea

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300 W 30th St at 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10001 (Formerly Chelsea Star Hotel)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Lahore, Pakistan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I booked this hotel to get a sleep for 4 5 hours. My flight to Vegas got delayed due to storm and next flight was early morning next day. I came to Manhattan and stayed here for few hours. The location is great. I walked to hotel from Times Square. It was in remodeling phase when i booked. The room... More 

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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel is located at 300 W 30th St at 8th Ave, New York It is a small hotel renovated to a certain extent. We stayed there one night in order to catch the Billy Joel concert. The room was certainly acceptable for one night, Although small it was very clean and had the necessities. We had a room facing 8th... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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13 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend and I got a top-floor king bed room with a bathroom. We found out upon arrival that the AC wasn't working- they were very apologetic and found us a fan and offered us a 10% discount for the trouble. They also offered to look for another hotel for us but couldn't guarantee a similar price. It was Saturday... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my mum and i stayed there for just one night, we were heading out of new york the next morning from penn station, so the location was perfect. but when we found a cockroach in our room, the staff tried to make us believe it was a waterbug, and that we were completly over reacting. the rest of the toom... More 

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Origgio, Lombardia, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Positives: -Bedroom with private bathroom -Location is minutes away from Penn Stations (A,C,E lines) Cons: -Dirty. The bed was never made. We found hairs into and mice traps under it. -Little space. No closet, two drawers and wall mounted shelf with 5 hangers. -TV doesn't have the cable and the reception was very bad. -The room was on the road... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not far from Penn Station and within a ten minute walk of Time Square, this is a very functional budget hotel in the Chelsea district of the city. If you're not into shared facilities this is not the hotel for you, but the staff are very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble for them.Complimentary coffee is available from 7... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did a mother daughter trip with a couple friends, we ended up here cuz our other accomodations were horrific. we were so happy with all the space our room had, we were doing kartweels and a dance party. The staff was super friendly and helpful, we loved the music always playing in the lobby and the patio. We enjoyed... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I stayed here with our daughters. We had a great time. it was so easy to get to and from Newark airport as it is right close to Penn Starion. We had the room with two double beds and a couch that folds out if needed. We had a fridge and a private bathroom. We were told... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location Nice but tight lobby Nice outdoor patio/lounge space Friendly staff Rooms: We stayed in a private bedroom/bathroom combo Bed was fine-comfortable Air conditioner barely worked to start then stopped working all together (and it was HUMID) Be careful of doors... They dont shut very well so youre having to repeatedly slam them to make sure your room is... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I was skeptical after reading reviews, but our room (with private bathroom) was very clean, and the bed was very comfortable. Great access to Penn Station and within easy walking distance to Times Square, Rockefeller, Central Station. Very helpful staff.

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