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Colonial House Inn
Ranked #6 of 79 New York City B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 24, 2013

As metioned in other reviews, this property's location is excellent, right in the heart of Chelsea, steps away from the E subway and one block from the 1 subway. If stairs are an issue, there is no elevator. My room (#14) was small but very clean. It even had a fireplace! Now some negatives: You do hear creaks from upper floors when other guests walk around. The bed is a single mattress on a wooden frame (no box spring). The breakfast is "continental," with only cold cereals, fruit, hard boild eggs, etc. The staff is helpful but don't provide the warm, fuzzy experience you'd encounter at a family-run B&B.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

The hotel looks like an old brownstone in the Chelsea district. It is about 10 blocks to Penn Station which makes it convenient. There are a large number of restaurants and bars within close walkind distance. Negatives? I only have two. This is an old building with no elevator. Been to Europe, you know the drill. Second complaint most of the rooms do not have private baths. The staff are friendly and will do a lot to ensure your satisfaction. Lastly if the weather is good check out the roof top deck

Room Tip: Dont come here if you are mobility challenged
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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2  Thank Jim C
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Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

Checked in, we echo the other guests comments about the lack of lifts... We were in room 32 in the basement and whilst the room was bigger than we expected in a city based hotel the room at street level could be quite noisy.

Wifi was patchy, but the room was clean and the towels and linen were acceptable.

The staff were ok but nothing better than expected, breakfast was very average

The best feature of this hotel is the location...

  • Stayed: October 2013
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1  Thank Andyshaw76
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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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4  Thank DiveJedi
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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.
  • 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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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 79 B&Bs / Inns in New York City
Price Range: $218 - $328 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Colonial House Inn 2*
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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