We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Chelsea Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
Hotel website
318 West 20th Street, New York City, NY 10011
Special Rate
SHOW PRICES
Chelsea Lodge
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Ranked #189 of 461 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
lawprofohio Ohio
Rate this Hotel

550 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    257
    224
    49
    14
    6
See reviews for
56
254
79
28
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (55)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (550)
  • Mar-May only
    (118)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (128)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (157)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (147)
All months
Ohio
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Pittsburgh
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
62 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
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
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Whitehorse, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Jakarta, Indonesia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Francisco
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 12
Sacramento, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Telford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
15 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The Chelsea Lodge was recommended by my daughter who lives close by in Chelsea. An unusual brownstone town house converted to an Hotel. It has a garden which was extraordinary with garden suites. As a lone female not happy about garden entrances so plumped for a first floor rear single. Small but adequate with a shower cubicle . Strange thing... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is our second time here. Two years ago, the previous room rates made the spartan rooms with toilet down the hall acceptable. Now that the rates have increased, there are better deals available. They have priced themselves out of their previous best market. Besides, they are not that friendly. Finally, there is one long term resident who obviously goes... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 10
TheChelseaLodge, Owner at Chelsea Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Chelsea Lodge. Its disappointing to hear that your second visit w/ us did not measure up to the first. We try to keep rates reasonable. In September our rates are higher than in some of the other months. Throughout the year we provide one of the least expensive rates... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

375 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (173)
Viewed
Room/suite (76)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (48)
Viewed
View from room (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (14)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (28)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (191)
Viewed
City Side First Floor Suite (42)
Viewed
Double Lodge Room Blue (20)
Viewed
Double Lodge Room Green (28)
Viewed
Single Lodge Room (25)
Viewed
The Hotel (76)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (11)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (10)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay

Staying in Chelsea

Neighborhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighborhood

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question