Perhaps we had been spoilt by excellent B&Bs in Canada and New England before getting here, but this Inn is not exactly what you would expect from a B&B. It is a bit more like a hostel with rules, a general lack of trust (but it could just be NYC), many rooms and generally showing its age.
The room we had was fine with an excellent bathroom. However, the bedroom window was not sealed properly as the air-conditioning unit was stuffed in an old window that was jammed open and plastic was used to try and fill the gaps so there was still a cool draught coming in (until the central heating came on two days later). As a result, it was also quite noisy from the street - an entire Saturday workmen were outside drilling for oil or something. The room seemed big, but was still tight given the way the bed was positioned so you had to be careful not to bang your legs into it when getting about.
The breakfast was fine and the choices were good, but again not what you expect of a true B&B. It got a little crowded in the breakfast room and the clientèle are increasingly aged - some mornings it was a little like an old people's home with older folks dottering about struggling to figure out how the breakfast worked and it was all a bit much for them. One older gentleman quipped, in reference to his declining age, "I am still tired even when I've just got up in the morning".
The location is excellent and very handy to most things in Chelsea. The subway was fairly accessible too. The building is beautiful from the outside.
I can't strongly recommend this place, but for the price, this is probably as good as you can expect in Manhattan, unless you move up to the $350-450 a night price range. Most other US cities and towns are obviously better value and more comfortable, but NYC is NYC, I suppose.
Try and get a room, if it exists, where the window closes properly so as not to let in street noises...
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