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Chelsea Lodge

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318 West 20th Street, New York City, NY 10011
Chelsea Lodge
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Ranked #194 of 463 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oakdale, NY
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been going to the Chelsea Lodge--on the initial recommendation of a friend--since 2004. In all that time, I've found the rooms quaint, the staff wonderful, and the location near subways and bus routes perfect for getting around town when I have to be in Manhattan. I particularly like the second and third floor rooms, though I've also stayed in... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent neighborhood (Chelsea) with lots of restaurants, bars and cafes nearby. The rooms are small but clean and perfectly fine, and having the toilet down the hall is no great inconvenience for me. The TV set is pretty useless and only a few local channels & infomercials are available. The fellow at the reception is helpful and always willing to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

You can't beat the price or the location. Chelsea is a great neighborhood and it's right near the subway. I've stayed here before with my family in the suites but this was the first time here by myself in a single room. The room was nice and clean. I took a room that had no toilet and I had to... More 

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5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We could not have been more satisfied with the Chelsea Lodge. We got the suite in a separate building and it has its charm. Yes, the kitchen was old but functional, the shower was not perfect, and probably the worst was the hard mattress, but...for the money, we could not have found more value and charm in tres expensive NYC.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I toured this hotel as part of a search for a visitor coming to New York who wanted to stay in Chelsea. The outside door was locked when I arrived and I had to ring to be admitted. The interior of the hotel is dark and dingy. The rooms above the ground floor are walk-up and the stairs are very... More 

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TheChelseaLodge, Owner at Chelsea Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to 'tour' Chelsea Lodge and share your opinion of our hotel. We respect that you did not choose to have your guest stay with us and are happy you found a room for your guest at a nearby chain.... More 

Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I've never found as good a balance of low rates, clean rooms, great location, and quiet setting as what's on offer at Chelsea Lodge --- despite a LOT of looking. As a NYC native (and New England transplant), I'm happy the search is over.

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Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I had a wonderful stay at the Chelsea Lodge with my husband and infant son. We were greeted by friendly staff at check-in and were able to store our luggage while we explored the neighbourhood. They were also able to recommend a delicious family-friendly restaurant close by. We stayed in a spacious basement suite and were very comfortable. The hotel... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I have stayed at the Chelsea Lodge three times now and always been pleased with the quality of the rooms and the service. Quiet and comfortable and great value for money. The staff know the area: the heart of Chelsea, close to the High Line, dance at the Joyce Theater, the subway, and a variety of restaurants. I have recommended... More 

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San Francisco
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9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We wanted to stay in Chelsea near my nephew and I researched places and this is an example of how the internet can be misleading. This place has no sign, no facilities, no maid service - I would be tempted to call it an overpriced dump but that is a bit harsh. Worst thing was that we couldn't control the... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We stayed in the garden apartment for six days and were very comfortable. We were amazed at how quiet the room was. We heard no street noise. There was some noise from radiators, but this is inherent in older buildings and quite frankly the occasional hiss and pop of an old radiator is part of the charm of staying in... More 

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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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