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Stockholm, Sweden
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63 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2013

The location is really good, you can basically walk to the Village, Meatpacking and 14th street. However the rooms and the service is really poor, but you stay here to be a part of the history of many rock legends like Janis Joplin and Bob Dylan.

9 Thank SadieY82
Portland, Oregon
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2013

I stayed here in a little room back in 2007. Kind of a last hurrah for a fading relationship. And what better place for such a thing than the Chelsea. Great location, ambiance oozing from every pore, a great experience. Fingers crossed for a refurb that honours the history of this grande dame....

12 Thank melandpascale
Henley on Klip, South Africa
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2013

The Chelsea is famous. What's cool about it is the stuff they don't tell you about a lot. Like there's real art on the walls, every floor and stairway in between. And there's art in the people who stay here. It says, you're free to experiment. Location is great, and it does help to know that Janis Joplin and Leonard... More 

10 Thank Robert W
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Reviewed 24 December 2012

If it"s a "been there!" experience...you've kinda missed the boat. I stayed there in 1992 - just so I could say I had and it was a dump & the room was dirty and had cockroaches. It's certainly moved on from that. The art is a highlight and the wooden gothic feel is always welcome to me but if it's... More 

17 Thank claireparadine
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2012

Stayed there for 5 days while in NY with friends. Very different from anything I was used to. Old wooden furniture in the rooms, and beautifully decorated lobby with rare pieces of art. Fabulous paintings on the walls on every floor. The lobby is a great place to relax, read a book and admire the art around you. Impossing building... More 

9 Thank Christina N
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2012

We loved every minute of our stay, Hotel Chelsea was a fabulous place to be, 610 was a big suite of 7 rooms, comfortable and stylish. We were stuck in NYC due to the volcano ash cloud so we also stayed in 520 as well, great rooms, great history, great hotel.

4 Thank plinthadenoid
Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2012

used to live in NYC and anytime I visit I try to stay there. To me this hotel is a true essence of NY - old strange building with beautiful art in hallways and lobby. Slightly squeaky floor and large doors - give a very gothic feel. You get a fabulous room with high ceiling and view of the city... More 

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Sunderland, UK
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2012

I stayed 1 night in the Chelsea and that was enough! I'm a huge music fan (other half a musician) so it was a must whilst in New York! Room was dark and a bit mouldy, in desperate need of an update! However, in a weird way it added to it's charm! This is not a posh hotel but a... More 

5 Thank bluestarlight
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2012

I used to sublet the very top apartment (Room # 1030) from a rich guy from Luxembourg who lived there for a long time. You had to sidestep a lot of silliness and drama, however, it was a great place to be.

12 Thank Matt M
Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2012

This Joint is no more. It has closed and is sold. It's a shame. I'm happy I managed to spend a night at this "museum". Not for the comfort, but for the atmosphere, history, architechture, art and just for this "been-there" thing. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2028125/Hotel-Chelsea-New-York-closes-Where-Dylan-Thomas-drank-death.html

6 Thank fotriktig

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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 neighbourhood life. The contemporary art scene is an integral part of the neighbourhood’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 neighbourhood 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
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Chelsea , Manhattan
Price Range: $236 - $673 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Chelsea Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 375
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“I booked a room with one roommate, it was very quiet and worked out great.”
 of 5 bubbles JessieSodano, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Leave a bank note by a person who died with his remark, "The pen is mightier than the sward" in your room chest.”
 of 5 bubbles 361yoshi, 30 May 2015 | Read review
“Try to get a room with balcony facing on 23rd Street. And oh yeah -- bathroom.”
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“Ask for a view over NYC”
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“Just do yourself a favor and don't stay here”
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