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Chelsea Lodge

318 West 20th Street, New York City, NY 10011 (Chelsea)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2006
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2006

Stayed in the Chelsea Lodge for 4 nights in November 2006. Great little budget hotel, its like living as a New Yorker. Looks just like an ordinary brownstone from the outside so make sure you've got good directions if taking a cab to it. Felt safe in the area, there is a police station a few streets up and surrounded... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2006

My friend & I have just returned from a long weekend staying in the lower garden suite - it was fantastic! Big room, huge bathroom, well-equipped kitchen and lovely patio & garden. We even woke to the sound of birds singing - hard to believe in the middle of New York! Chelsea is a safe & friendly neighbourhood - great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2006

We chose Chelsea Lodge based on price & Tripadvisor reviews and were not disappointed. Our room on the first floor was small, as expected, but very comfortable, clean and warm. The location is excellent, quiet street & handy to subway, shops, restaurants etc. Would recommend it as an excellent place to stay in New York & very good value for... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2006

Stayed here on a shopping/sightseeing/semi-romantic break in January 2006. Booked through the phone/hotel website. The man who took my booking was not too friendly but when we got there we received a nice welcome and a room ready for us. We had booked a suite a few houses down from the main hotel which was very good value considering that... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2006

My husband and I attended a wedding in NYC and needed an affordable hotel for three days. TripAdvisor reviewers wisely recommended the Chelsea Lodge and my stay was just as good as I thought I would be. These are some things I knew from reading past posts: the hotel was on a residential street with no sign outside, it was... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2006

All the positive reviews of the Chelsea Lodge are fair, and I totally subscribe them. My only small problem was the cold: it was mid-october, it was already getting quite chilly outside and also in my room, and the hotel had the heating off. Told the guy in the reception, but nothing could be done.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2006

Finding a low-priced hotel in New York that isn't a rat infested dive is a problem but, for the most part, Chelsea Lodge provides a good base from which to explore NYC. We stayed at Chelsea Lodge for 5 nights in early October and it was fine. The building is in a quiet side street in the Chelsea area, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2006

Great value accomodation for the price. The room was spotless and cleaned daily, towels were also changed daily. Shower in the room worked really well and I much preferred this than having to share a shower (as we had done in another place previously). If i had to complain about one thing it would be the size of the wardrobe... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2006

My husband and I stayed at the Chelsea Lodge Suites in a Parlor Suite (Suites - more like studio apts, Lodge - in a building down the street are rooms with shared bathrooms). The location in Chelsea is perfect....it's on a tree-lined street with other lovely brownstones, near wonderful restaurants, several subway lines are within a few blocks. The Suites... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2006

The Chelsea Lodge is our favourite place to stay in NYC. The location can't be beat - walking distance to many of the tourist attractions, also close to subways, and the food is more affordable because it's a real neighbourhood, not like Midtown, which just caters to tourists' wallets. The lodge is located in an old brownstone, which has been... More 

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Address: 318 West 20th Street, New York City, NY 10011
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Chelsea , Manhattan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 22
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Also Known As:
Chelsea Hotel New York City
Chelsea New York City
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in New York City
#150 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#153 Business Hotel in New York City
#220 Family Hotel in New York City

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