Dormitory bed, $21.99-$35; single, $69-$99; double, $89-$119; triple, $99-$129; quad room, $109-$149; superior, $149-$219; deluxe, $199-$279
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Guests at the Chelsea Star Hotel in Chelsea better like Madonna. Why? Madonna lived in the Chelsea Star from 1980-1981 after moving to the city to make it big. The hotel features 51 rooms, some themed in tribute to Madonna (the hotel’s most popular), Cher, Betty Boop, The Statue of Liberty – and sleep three to four in a room with a shared bathroom. Those willing to forego the wall murals and kitschy décor for more space and a private tub can check into the more spacious Superior rooms. Accommodations aside, all guests have access to the hotel’s rooftop deck with tables, pay-as-you-go Internet service in the first floor hallway, air conditioning, free maps and brochures and cable television in each room. The verdict is still out on whether this was the "Lucky Star" Madonna once sang about.Pros
Triple and quad rooms make vacationing in a group easier to manage.
The shared bathrooms, though clean, are cramped, and the first floor bathroom is located too close to the lobby to be adequately private. Also, the building is a walk-up.
Claim to Fame
In the early 1980s, Madonna lived in one of the rooms after moving to the City from her hometown.