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Leo House

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#5 of 15 special hotels in New York City
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.2
Service
4.0
Value
4.4
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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1,003 reviews
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Leo House has garnered appreciation for its cleanliness and well-maintained accommodations, despite the occasional comment on the need for updated decor. Nestled in a prime and secure location, the hotel's central proximity to attractions is a highlight among guests. Travelers commend the value provided, pointing to the hotel's affordability. The atmosphere is noted for its simplicity and unique charm, courtesy of the timber work. Guests have called out the friendly staff and included breakfast, although some mention the amenities are somewhat basic.
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Central
Atmosphere
Charming
Rooms
Simple
Value
Affordable
Cleanliness
Mixed
Service
Friendly
Amenities
Satisfactory
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Rosemary L wrote a review Jan 2024
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Excellent value for your money. What a great location and in walking distance to many attractions. The bedroom was quiet and the bathroom with shower was very modern. The full breakfast is included in the price of the room, but note that the kitchen does take Sunday off which is a good thing to keep holy the Sabbath, per this Catholic establishment! ;-)
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Date of stay: January 2024
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YOY1 wrote a review Jan 2024
Placitas, New Mexico378 contributions130 helpful votes
Leo House is definitely a mixed bag. It bills itself a “Catholic Guest House, but it is simply a mid-range hotel, with some crucifixes, pictures of popes, etc. and more religious literature in the desk drawer than just the Bible. If not for that, ya wouldn’t know. There is no proselytizing or preaching. There is much to like. The price is right! The location is good. The staff is very nice. It is mostly quiet, although on my visit there seemed to be guests - and not young people, but middle age - that thought the hallway was part of their room, talking loudly early in the morning (not the hotel’s fault, but a drag). The room, while Spartan, had a quite comfortable bed and was pretty clean. The is much that is adequate: Breakfast is your basic hotel fare: scrambled eggs, cereal, breads (how is it that NYC hotels serve store bought Sara Lee-type “bagels”….?). They do have what seemed like some nice sweets - cakes, brownies and cookies, that looked in-house baked - but I did not partake. They only have house-keeping every four days, which worked for me, but I did leave behind a very full trash can, and if there had been two people, it might have gotten a little funky… The not-so-great: Tub did not drain while showering. Bathroom in general really needs some TLC and updating. The internet is really slow and seemed to have some kind of block on it that made search engines wonky. The heater definitely worked! Too well. Two settings: either HOT or off. Had to turn it off to sleep. No breakfast on Sunday(?). I know God rested on the 7th day, but… I would rate Leo House 3 ½ stars, would stay there again and would recommend given the above description was up to an individual’s standards, needs and desires.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled on business
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Paul S wrote a review Dec 2023
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Caring, attentive and friendly staff. Booking and checkout was easy. Room was comfortable and clean. It was quiet by NYC standards. Breakfast was plentiful offering a variety of foods. They held my bags after checkout while I waited for my train. I’ll definitely be back.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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K Butler wrote a review Dec 2023
New York City, New York8 contributions5 helpful votes
I've stayed in several Hotels before I found The Leo House in Chelsea, now I won't stay anywhere else. Its a quiet area, The Guest House feels safe, The Staff goes above AND beyond, the bfast is great, location the best. I always reserve 1-2 twin bed room w/full bath. My rooms and sheets have always been clean and in order. The Leo House is affordable, beautiful old Hotel. I am grateful its there.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: Just enjoy the location, laid back, I like this Guest House, I feel safe and like a second home.
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Tour Eiffel t wrote a review Dec 2023
Chicago, Illinois116 contributions26 helpful votes
It was our first stay at the Leo House and will definitely come back! 1) Location is perfect, in Manhattan (Chelsea), the high line is up the street 5 mn walk, and Penn Station is 15 mn walk. You can reach Time Square by foot along the High Line in 30 mn 2) it's clean, quiet, beds are comfy staff is super nice and friendly. And it's safe. 3) Breakfast included M to Sat - I stayed with my mom, we had a room with 2 single beds and our own 'half bathroom' (a sink and toilet). The bathtub was just a door down. Water pressure and was quite warm if needed. We were put with a courtyard view, so it was quieter, but if needs be the rooms came with free earplugs. Breakfast was simple but good. It's a old hotel, but it was clean and staff was friendly. A+ option - highly recommend! Merci to the staff!!!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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TheGoodKiwi N wrote a review Dec 2023
Auckland Central, New Zealand164 contributions20 helpful votes
A great location, friendly helpful staff, great included breakfast and an old world sort of charm. Although the rooms are old and perhaps small, they are clean and comfortable and well serviced by the staff. Free wifi and no hassle baggage storage with a smile. Yes 2 star but a great safe location with subway only steps away and for the price, we had an excellent visit! Thank you Leo's!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Room Tip: Not flash but pleasant and in a good neighbourhood.
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Teresa wrote a review Dec 2023
Jaco, Costa Rica45 contributions6 helpful votes
The Leo House is a unique, quaint, Catholic Guesthouse located in the Chelsea district with plenty of great restaurants nearby. It is safe, friendly, affordable, comfortable and clean with a very hospitable staff. Breakfast is included! It is conveniently located; just a short stroll to the fabulous Chelsea Market or a nice healthy mile walk to Times Square and Broadway.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Carla L wrote a review Dec 2023
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Well where to start, In the I’m a celebrity jungle they live in better conditions then this hotel… let’s start with the very little positives; beds are very comfortable, and the hotel is in a decent location not far from everything, the buffet breakfast was better then expected (bacon, toast, cereal, fresh juice etc) now onto the not so good; there was blood on my bedsheets, the wall paint is falling off, the showers look like a crime scene, I felt my clothes would have kept cleaner in my suitcase then in that wardrobe. Very small rooms, not practical! Basically if you want a comfortable bed and a bushtucker trial each night this is the place for you.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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tara414 wrote a review Dec 2023
Atlanta, Georgia, USA23 contributions7 helpful votes
Clean, friendly, safe, comfortable, and awesome location. I was very pleased with my stay! Breakfast was included and served in a comfortable dining room. It is a dated building, but that is totally fine with me. My bed linens were clean and comfortable. Towels were also clean and plentiful. I had a room with en suite bathroom and TV. It was at the front of the building, but I wasn't bothered by any noise. Such a terrific value!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
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roseysun wrote a review Dec 2023
Issaquah, Washington4 contributions6 helpful votes
Leo House is a unique property in the heart of Chelsea. It is more like a B&B or an inn than a full service hotel. The staff is nice and efficient. They have a generous breakfast buffet. I chose a room that had a bathroom. Some rooms require a shared bathroom. My room was spare but clean and quiet. The building is old and I would hope they can fix it up in the places where the floor moldings are peeling away and the furniture is nicked up. The cost is so reasonable for the area that these things can be overlooked.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Leo House
Which popular attractions are close to Leo House?
Nearby attractions include Chelsea (0.2 miles), The Museum at FIT (0.3 miles), and Gotham Comedy Club (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Leo House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Leo House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What are some restaurants close to Leo House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company, Momoya Chelsea, and Malibu Diner.
Are any cleaning services offered at Leo House?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Leo House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Leo House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum (2.5 miles), World Trade Center Memorial Foundation (2.5 miles), and Hamilton Park (1.9 miles).