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Hotel Chelsea

222 W. 23rd St., New York, NY 10011 40.74434 -73.996297
nr. Seventh Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-243-3700 | Fax: 212-675-5531 Send to Phone

  • Price Range: Moderate
  • Reader Rating: Write a Review
  • Type of Hotel: Boutique Hotel, Historic New York
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Sample Room Rates

Student, $99-$150; single, $185-$250; double, $170-$325; suites, $239-$695

Official Website

hotelchelsea.com

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at 23rd St.; C, E at 23rd St.

Parking

  • Valet Parking
  • Nearby Parking Lots - Validated

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Gym Passes
  • Internet Access
  • Valet Parking
  • WiFi Service

Room Amenities

  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchenette
  • Meeting/Conference Rooms
  • TV
  • WiFi service

Profile

The hotel is currently closed to guests during renovation.

The Hotel Chelsea is one of the city’s most notorious landmarks, a hotspot brimming with character even as it sinks into old age. Sid Vicious fatally stabbed his girlfriend here in 1978; Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001 and parts of William S. Burroughs' Naked Lunch were drafted here. The Hotel Chelsea was also the one-time home to such luminaries as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Andy Warhol, Tennessee Williams, Patti Smith, Joni Mitchell, Milos Forman, Dylan Thomas and Allen Ginsberg, to name just a few. Opened as a luxury co-op in 1884, the Hotel Chelsea is perhaps equally famous for its lobby, crammed full of artwork donated by previous guests. Though the hotel is still doing double-duty as an apartment complex, (half of the 240 rooms are occupied by permanent residents), guests can enjoy spacious, recently renovated, soundproof rooms with high-ceilings and standard amenities. Some even come with kitchenettes and private bathrooms. The hotel is admittedly a bit run down and on the dark side, but that’s not what convinces guests to plunk down $350 a night for a suite. It’s the macabre history. And the (alleged) ghost sightings, free of charge.

Pros

More rock 'n roll and literary history than one could shake a stick at.

Cons
Dismal rooms and a generally aloof staff.

Claim to Fame
Numerous music and art world luminaries have stayed here.

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