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Rochester NY
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the craziest hotel I have ever encountered. It has cool, funky vibe but there is a major open air construction project across the street that operated throughout the night. Big equipment, including a massive cement mixer outside my window, showed up a dusk and ran until the wee hours of the morning. The earplugs provided by the hotel... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

We stayed at the hotel on the 13th of august 2016. staff were friendly and helpful. Room was clean and comfortable. Air conditioning was appreciated with the hot weather. fresh towels available as required and the TV in the room meant we could keep up to date with the Olympics. tea and coffee was complimentary in the morning. locating was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

We booked long in advance and We could get a junior suite for a reasonable price, a necessity with our teenagers. A large common room with sofa and two single beds, and a separate room with huge double bed. Quiet because windows on a inner court with some trees. And for Manhattan, huge room area. Decoration is original with very... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

In the heart of New York, the price is acessible. Yet, it comes with another type of price tag. Shared bathroom, shared toilet, tiny rooms. End, the window was not working, so we could not close it, which is in the middle of Manhattan rather bad news. Extremely noisy, so we could hardly sleep. Choose this if you really cannot... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

This hotel is not a place to stay. Very dirty and a sofa bed that could not be used because if was to dirty. Carpets can not have been cleaned ever. No, stay away and use another hotel. There is no elevator and you have to carry your own luggage if you have a room on the 3rd floor. Find... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

We decided to stay at the Riff because of the flattering website & very affordable rates. Don't make the same mistake! We arrived at 2:50 pm & were told that the room wasn't ready, and to come back at 3:00pm. :| Really. We went for a quick slice of pizza & returned around 3:15pm. Still not ready. We took a... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

The Riff hotel gives off a feel of a New York City apartment. The walk up the stairs to check in then the walk up to the rooms reminds me of my years of living in NYC years ago. No elevators so travel lightly. The hotel is far from the Hilton or Sheraton upgrade wise, but it's very comfortable and... More 

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Central America
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

There is no point spending hundreds on hotel rooms when you could stay here! What a fantastic find! Since this was such a cheap hotel option (in comparison to NYC prices!) I was unsure what to expect. But it was FANTASTIC!!! 100% recommend! I have stayed in many low budget hotels and hostels and this one didn't have that feel... More 

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Lehi, Utah
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

A three night stay at the RIFF Chelsea was ok, but not great. We were drawn to the 80's feel/vibe from their website, but weren't completely satisfied. :( The lobby (on the second floor) and the stairs leading to it are the only places not carpeted. Carpet in the kitchen area? Yuck! The carpeted areas seemed like they hadn't been... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

We were in New York for my 61 birthday and saw the Riff on the Internet and it looked clean and pricing was perfect, we love this place, we saw a couple of bad reviews and still booked. Let's just say it was great the staff was great we received any requests we wanted and the air worked great we... More 

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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.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Riff Chelsea

Address: 300 W 30th St at 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10001 (Formerly Chelsea Star Hotel)
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Chelsea
Price Range: $99 - $325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Riff Chelsea 2*
Number of rooms: 43
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Also Known As:
Hotel Chelsea Star
Chelsea Star New York City
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