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Riff Chelsea

300 W 30th St at 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10001 (Formerly Chelsea Star Hotel)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

No matter what anyone else says, I ( Dutch woman living in Oklahoma ) went there with my 13 year old daugther for a visit to see NYC and we had a great stay at the riff chelsea!! The people working there are the nicest I ever had in a hotel around the world, very helpful with every question I... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked this place for New Year's Eve and it was very expensively priced. It was more an upgraded hostel than a hotel. The room was fine, bed clean and comfortable but the windows weren't thick enough to block out the noise of the city. However that was the least of our problems - at 4am we were woken up by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When first arriving we walked up the stairs and saw a big bucket of condoms at the top of the stairs. So ok seems like this was the kind of hotel that charged by the hour but ok. We had a group of us (6) so we had a suite. Upon walking in it was very hot. It was a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at 11pm after 18 hours travelling and went straight to bed in room 309. Initially it looked modern and was warm, but 3 hours into our sleep I heard a loud rustling coming from my cabin case. I probed further to discover a mouse eating a chocolate bar that was sealed prior to it having a go at... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I took our niece for her first visit to NYC in January 2016. We took the train and wanted a hotel close to Penn Station, so we didn't have to go too far toting our luggage. We tried to find a modest hotel and he came across the Riff Chelsea. When we first looked at this venue... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

I booked my stay in NYC at the Riff Chelsea being that I was on a strict budget. I am always up for an adventure and this sounded like it could be one. I was wrong...The Riff was really nice! I anticipated a Hostel environment and was met with a very well maintained, clean and professional place. I checked in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Adama & tabitha were great !! They helped us wrap out gifts and they were so helpful .. great coffee in the morning, great location, awesome courtyard! The rooms are clean. Perfect for a group of friends that just want to crash after a rough night.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Hi, this place is kitty corner to Penn Station, with wicked comfy beds but a bit dirty, I mean horribly moldy shower curtain, filthy rugs, no fresh towels daily, you get the picture. Convenient location to Penn Station, Times Square, the High LIne.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Long story short, I'm a musician and creator turning over the reins to the guidance of the Universe and after a less than ideal farewell to upstate and family, this gem was a perfect reminder of how perfectly the path is presented when I love self and love you, thank you! ~Edge

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Room was quite big and comfortable for this type of hotels in New York. Interior of the hotel was quite modern and the rooms were fairly clean. The hotel is with good position to many points of interest in New York and is well connected trough Penn Station.

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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 neighborhood life. The contemporary art scene is an integral part of the neighborhood’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 neighborhood 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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