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Chelsea Hotel

222 W 23rd St, New York City, NY 10011
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Ranked #363 of 463 Hotels in New York City
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is very located and i have to say give an old school feel to what hotels have been in the past. If you every want to be close to the action and pay a rate which is fare then this is the place to travel too. Try and stay in a room which is as high as possible... More 

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Wicklow, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The Chelsea was my home for two years, 1969-1971. My children sometimes stayed over in their own room. My daughter baby sat for the likes of Viva. Yes, it had cockroaches. All of New York does. And the bathroom for my room was down the hall. I had running water in a sink. A rating does not count because the... More 

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Strasbourg, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Right in the middle of Chelsea, price is OK, rooms are clean, staff is friendly. Good for NYC standards... Right in the middle of Chelsea, price is OK, rooms are clean, staff is friendly. Good for NYC standards...

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Cork, Ireland
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I have stayed many times at the Chelsea Hotel and can only say that its always been a wonderful experience. The hotel is not new, its not shiny but its steeped in history and if you are bold enough you can wander the halls and find the room that Sid and Nancy occupied....Rooms are basic but clean and the vibe... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Though a little run down, one stays in Chelsea hotel for its long history or art and rock and roll and central Manhatten position. Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and Allen Ginsberg have all stayed in this hotel. 2001: a space Odyssey was written whilst Arthur C. Clarke was staying here. Crazy events have occured here, like the stabbing... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

The location is really good, you can basically walk to the Village, Meatpacking and 14th street. However the rooms and the service is really poor, but you stay here to be a part of the history of many rock legends like Janis Joplin and Bob Dylan.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I stayed here in a little room back in 2007. Kind of a last hurrah for a fading relationship. And what better place for such a thing than the Chelsea. Great location, ambiance oozing from every pore, a great experience. Fingers crossed for a refurb that honours the history of this grande dame....

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Henley on Klip, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

The Chelsea is famous. What's cool about it is the stuff they don't tell you about a lot. Like there's real art on the walls, every floor and stairway in between. And there's art in the people who stay here. It says, you're free to experiment. Location is great, and it does help to know that Janis Joplin and Leonard... More 

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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

If it"s a "been there!" experience...you've kinda missed the boat. I stayed there in 1992 - just so I could say I had and it was a dump & the room was dirty and had cockroaches. It's certainly moved on from that. The art is a highlight and the wooden gothic feel is always welcome to me but if it's... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Stayed there for 5 days while in NY with friends. Very different from anything I was used to. Old wooden furniture in the rooms, and beautifully decorated lobby with rare pieces of art. Fabulous paintings on the walls on every floor. The lobby is a great place to relax, read a book and admire the art around you. Impossing building... More 

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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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