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Chelsea Inn - 17th Street

2.0 of 5
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46 West 17th Street, New York City, NY 10011
Chelsea Inn - 17th Street
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    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
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Budget hotel with good location......got the train from JFK to 17th st......hotel just around the corner......hotel is nothing fancy.....i was travelling with my brother....twin room with a shared bathroom with the room next door........Nice Belgium diner next door which u get $3 vouchers for......does what it says on the tin sort of place.....not the ritz but handy for a few... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I arrived late on a flight before a morning interview. There was no doorman, but a sign on the front door told me to go buzz from another nearby door. An old man came down. He wasn't expecting me. He also didn't know which room I was in, and didn't have a key. The key he eventually produced let me... More 

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A_Skowera, Manager at Chelsea Inn - 17th Street, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to apologize to you for having such a bad experience in our establishment. We always carefully listen to all of our guest’s concerns and comments; we appreciate the honesty of their input. I believe that your reservation had been made after or just before the time we were closing the front desk and this is... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

There are no elevators, stairs are narrow, but if you're in good shape, and don't have a lot of luggage then this hotel will win your heart. It is well located in a charming neighborhood that has gone through some major gentrification in the last twenty years. It is easily accessible to the subway, and the area is full of... More 

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A_Skowera, Manager at Chelsea Inn - 17th Street, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your great rating and your kind comments! We are very glad to hear that you felt comfortable during your multiple stays. It means the world to us to hear when we have had a success. We look forward to welcome you here soon. Kind regards Alina More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The location was halfway between the World Trade Center and Time Square. Everything is a bit of a hike but the subway is only two blocks away. The rooms are tiny with a shared bathroom but the value for NYC is great. Use the hotel for sleeping and enjoy the City.

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A_Skowera, Manager at Chelsea Inn - 17th Street, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for rating us on TripAdvisor, we appreciate your feedback! It is nice to know that you felt comfortable in our little Inn. Looking forward to welcoming you again soon! Kind regards Alina More 

Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

There is one thing I always gasp at in New York, the price of a hotel. Well there is a breath of fresh air, the Chelsea Inn on 46w 17th. I had a single room with a shared washroom, I know I was skeptical. Well, I arrived at the hotel at 7:30pm and the front desk was AMAZING. Easy, informative... More 

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A_Skowera, Manager at Chelsea Inn - 17th Street, responded to this review

Dear Sir , Thank you so much for writing a nice review; I’m very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, that the fifth floor was not a problem to walk up, that our maids had done their best in cleaning the bathrooms, and that our little hotel feel appealed to you. My colleagues and I look... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I liked it a lot.... centrally located. Helpful staff. Clean rooms. I wen't with family....so we stayed in adjacent rooms with a shared bathroom (exclusively for our party). The front desk staff were so knowledgeable and friendly and went out of their way to accommodate my very picky mother (her first time in NYC and wasn't used to New York... More 

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A_Skowera, Manager at Chelsea Inn - 17th Street, responded to this review

Dear Sir, I would like to thank you for a very kind, informative and sincere review. It's always a pleasure to read such a nice review and particularly from a satisfied guest. I'm happy to hear that our front desk was very helpful. I hope that you will grant us the pleasure of having you as our guest soon. Kind... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

It was a mid-life solo trip of mine. I felt myself welcomed in Chelsea Inn and it made my stay more enjoyable. The hotel is good alternatiive regarded the price and is in very good location, just in middle of life of Manhattan.

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A_Skowera, Manager at Chelsea Inn - 17th Street, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Thank you for taking your time to write a review. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you here again. Kind regards Alina Skowera More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The Chelsea Inn is a nice, cheap option in NYC. Good location, clean, etc. This will no doubt serve the purpose of someone just needing a place to crash while they explore other parts of the city. For what it is, and what you should expect, I think it's a great option. Lots of stairs, no coffee maker, and shared... More 

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A_Skowera, Manager at Chelsea Inn - 17th Street, responded to this review

Dear Sir, How very kind of you to take your time to write a nice and realistic review about our hotel. We, of course, look forward to having you as our guest soon again. Kind regards Alina Skowera More 

Hamilton,Ontario
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

it was a mid life solo trip for me in the big apple!!! Staying in \new \york \city was at first a little apprehensive, however, it went so smooth and with the friendly and helpful staff at the Chelsea, it just made my trip even more seamless. The room was very minimal but clean. I only slept there so what... More 

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A_Skowera, Manager at Chelsea Inn - 17th Street, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Thank you so much for taking the time to rate our hotel so positively! We are very happy to know that you felt comfortable and that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you again soon! Best regards Alina Skowera More 

London, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Should start off by saying you get what you pay for! This is a no frills hotel which could do with some modernisation; rooms are very dated, no lifts in the building, bathrooms are shared... But you don't get anything for the same price with such a great location! For us we were out and about pretty much from the... More 

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A_Skowera, Manager at Chelsea Inn - 17th Street, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for rating us on TripAdvisor, we appreciate your feedback! Looking forward to welcoming you again! Kind regards Alina Skowera More 

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