Pros: The location is great and very convenient to subway, High Line, etc. Charming old place. Love that it's gay-friendly. Always diverse clientele (lots of Europeans, a few hostelers, several older gay couples, a family here and there). The main manager is a really lovely fellow. Cleaning staff was friendly. Very accommodating about letting you leave luggage if you arrive early or want to leave late. Low price (for NYC), although don't be deluded by the advertised prices -- taxes are KILLER in NY and add significantly to the overall cost! Shared bathrooms were mostly fine. Rooftop space nice, but used by smokers, which keeps non-smokers away sometimes. Mattresses are fully enclosed in bed-bug preventing wraps.
Cons: Stairs are steep and not especially level. No elevator (and you have to climb steps to reach the front door.) Wifi was spotty. The female at the night desk was really nutty and gave very poor advice. (Clearly didn't know the area at all.) The breakfast consisted of *really* cheap grocery store bagels, stale cupcakes, a few pieces of old fruit, and bad coffee. (You can make your own nice cup of tea, though, and you can ask for a small yogurt.) Food was sufficient for calories only - if you're really on a serious budget. Otherwise, just walk outside and go have breakfast at a diner for $5! The linens (sheets and towels) were quite old and while clean, were not spot-free. We didn't want room service for the 4 nights we were there, but requested fresh towels. We asked four times to get the towels (the good manager was off duty), and finally went to the front desk where someone ultimately opened a cabinet and handed us two very old, stained looking towels.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centrally located in the heart of New York City's vibrant Chelsea neighborhood and steps away from the subway and buses, shopping, restaurants and New York's most famous attractions, Colonial House Inn has been a charming home away from home for visitors from near and far since 1985. Our warm and welcoming hospitality and clean well-appointed rooms and amenities keep our guests coming back year after year. Our reasonably priced 20 guest rooms and 2 luxury suites, that include an elaborate complimentary continental breakfast daily, are a refreshing change from the typical New York hotel. We invite you to stay with us and experience our friendly hospitality and special charm. We look forward to your visit and to welcoming you to your New York home away from home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Colonial House Hotel New York City