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“Nice place on great location”
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Colonial House Inn
Ranked #6 of 78 New York City B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 3, 2013

Really friendly staff. Very close to metro station on 23rd street, so easy to reach. Safe and nice looking neighborhood. Very friendly staff. Room was small, which was fine for us. But limited space to store your luggage. Toilet and shower/bath is located in the hallway, but very closed and mostly available. They have rooms with own bathroom also, but you pay more. Or you can just go to another floor, when someone is in the shower. No elevator, but if you can't carry your own luggage why do you bring it ??

Nice breakfast with bagels and muffins. Good coffee. Some cheese would have been nice...
Did I mention they have a really friendly staff ?

When in NYC we will be back for sure.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

Positives:
Good location
Clean
Good space (i had room 28 with a private bathroom)
Breakfast
Price
Negatives :
After being awake 26hrs travelling lugging a case up 3 flight of stairs was not welcome : don't use here if you have anything more than a backpack!
Hand towels only provided

Overall Pretty ok...but I would only use to crash and go :-)

Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
1  Thank N4YHW
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

First the positives. Great location, amazing staff, good breakfast, room was clean and well maintained. Downside...we had been travelling for 6 weeks and our suit cases were well..full. So, lugging 5 sets of luggage up two flights of stairs kinda took the shine off things. I dont recall the website saying they dont have lifts. If you are in NY for a few days with minimal gear, this is great. Other than that, pretty happy...btw the stafaf were pretty bloody fantastic!

Room Tip: Air con works well...you can get rooms over looking a cour yard.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Allder
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

the hotel is ok and the price is good for the neighborhood, but i don't recommend it
still jetlagged I woke up in the middle of the night and looked for a plug next to the bed. I moved the night table and a giant water bug came out and walked across the bed.
after that it was impossible to sleep and we went out for a walk at sunrise
i know it may happen everywhere. well, it happened to me there...

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Gi0Pic
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

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.

Room Tip: Second floor facing the street. You avoid the extra noise that first floor rooms endure, but don...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank Jennifer J
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Stayed 2 nights in the economy size, was told the room was small, but to my surprise it was adequate size for two people who packed light. Not once was the shared bathroom occupied with another guest and the staff were absolutely charming! They offered us to use the kitchen and stressed that we enjoy the rooftop porch, which was absolutely gorgeous. Great design in the rooms and on rooftop. Great price, and the complimentary breakfast was more than enough for us on a budget. Of course, Chelsea is an amazing neighborhood, also. I just hope they don't raise the price on this beautiful bed & breakfast!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Brandon G
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

We loved this Inn! We grabbed it for one night really quickly before catching Amtrak the next day. It was close to Penn Station for the morning, which was convenient. The price was right. The neighborhood is charming. Staff is UNBELIEVABLY friendly. They allowed us to store food in the fridge, and use flatware/plates and their toaster to make ourselves a light dinner (bagels/hummus). They also let us check in about 4 hours early. We missed breakfast because we left so early, but it is included. Bikes are available to rent. We didn't mind the shared bathroom - it was always spotlessly clean & there was never any wait. We found the room snug, but not too small. We never heard a peep from the other rooms, which was nice. Although it was a bit awkward when I started to walk downstairs and there was a guy on the first floor wearing just a towel on his waist...waiting for the bathroom. Nothing else like that happened, though. For this price point, a room with A/C can be hard to come by. We commute to NYC on a regular basis, so we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank jmasc1
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Additional Information about Colonial House Inn

Address: 318 W 22nd St, New York City, NY 10011-2602
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Chelsea , Manhattan
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 78 B&Bs / Inns in New York City
Price Range: $108 - $1,147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Colonial House Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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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