I chose this place based on location and favorable reviews, cleanliness being very important to me. The room was fine in size and amenities (fridge, semi private bathroom), but have to question many reviewers standards when they say the place is clean.
There were several mouse trap pads in my room, which I hoped were things just erring on the side of caution. While the top coverlets of the bed seemed nice enough, the mattress did not have a fitted sheet, so the sheets would come undone just from lying on top of the bed. While fixing the sheet, I glimpsed the mattress cover underneath the sheet which was covered in hair, from corner to corner, as well as the fleece blanket on top, just under the coverlet. While the mattress sheets seemed clean, the other parts of the bedding/linens smelled of body odor, leaving me wondering - how often is ALL OF THE BEDDING laundered???
I had to leave the Inn after my second night. While I heard skittering moving noises in my room both nights, I finally saw a mouse jump when I got up in the middle of the night, when I went to investigate the noises.
While the location is excellent, and rates affordable, the poor standards of cleanliness AND vermin is UNACCEPTABLE.
While I did not bring food into the room, the Inns takeout only breakfast vouchers with a nearby cafe will only contribute to this vermin problem, as I saw many people bringing their breakfasts back to their rooms. Unfortunately, I think the take-out food and fridge etc will only help create a nice breeding ground for many genereations of mice to come.
If this sounds acceptable to you, the Chelsea Inn will be right up your alley :(
- Also Known As:
- Chelsea Inn - 17th Street Hotel New York City
- Chelsea Inn - 17th Street Hotel
- Chelsea Hotel 17th Street
- Chelsea Inn
- Chelsea Hotel New York City
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