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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

Before the Chelsea sold out to the new proprietor, it was already a dump-- REALLY a dump. There's great history there, sure-- and the paintings in the stairwell were always cool to look at-- but even the "famous"manager of yore was known for ripping off the clientele and for presenting really shoddy rooms. The cockroaches are legendary.The front desk service... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

I would gladly live in the chelsea - a great feeling of artistic camaraderie. sure there are cockroaches and weirdos, but you're in new york. the janis joplin suite is cool - you can see her signature inside the fuse box. great area, great people, the staff take an interest if you do. it's grungey, but I wouldn't stay anywhere... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

I saw cockroaches that size in Peru and in Dominican Republic. But never, ever, in New-York and NEVER IN A 300 DOLLARS A NIGHT ROOM. I travel around the world, in good hotels everywhere. Sometimes you get caught in a tourist trap. But this is the worst I've seen in my life. I was there with my girlfriend. After I... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

I stayed at Hotel Chelsea for two nights! I felt lucky not to book my stay longer. You can stay in a more comfy hotel with better room facilities and pay the same price. So, what makes it pricier is only its reputation. Pros: The building is beautiful and a NYC landmark. Nice corridors full of paintings and sculptures by... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

First off, if you are looking for a hotel that has standardised rooms, and an up to date feel, the Chelsea is not for you. I stayed here for the atmosphere, and there was lots. My room was clean enough, the bathroom spotless. There was candlewax on the floor by the bed, but hey, this is the Chelsea! I like... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011

In 2008 I stayed in the Chelsea for the first time and had an amazing experience. A doorman trading marijuana in the lift, a large room with a nice old interior, a lot of characters sitting in the lobby, all just very authentic. This time it was all just horrible. Mold in the bathroom, smelly rooms and bad service. And... More 

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dallas, texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011

Good location, cool hotel with lots of history and art work displayed. Not top of the line in regards to hotel cleanliness or decor, not many ammenities. It is a little seedy which is okay for what you get in exchange. Hotel staff was nice. I will say it was the largest room I have ever had when staying in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011

We spent a week there and really enjoyed it the only issue was the breakfast which they claim they do not advertise however it does detract from the stay as the croissants are always hard and stale.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2011

We stayed here in April and enjoyed it enough to come back for a second time, celebrating my wife's birthday. We had previously gotten a special rate studio with a shared bath, and thought it was fine, in it's Bohemian charming, no-frills kind of way. The hotel itself is really the draw (with it's artwork, facade, lobby and it's colorful... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

We understood the hotel was historical but historical is not an excuse for plain dilapidated! Our room was RM 105 with double beds and small kitchenette. The room had two large windows, each with a curtain panel. One support for one panel seems to have fallen off so they just had a piece of ply wood nailed to the wall... More 

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Staying in Chelsea

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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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The Hotel Chelsea is a world renowned residence for artists, musicians, writers, philosophers, and characters of the most singular and eccentric stripe which the imagination might conjure. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chelsea Hotel

Address: 222 W 23rd St, New York City, NY 10011-2393
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Chelsea , Manhattan
Price Range: $175 - $500 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Chelsea Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 375
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