Chelsea Hotel, New York City

The Hotel Chelsea – also called the Chelsea Hotel, or simply the Chelsea – is a hotel in Manhattan, New York City, built between 1883 and 1885. The 250-unit hotel is located at 222 West 23rd Street, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, in the neighborhood of Chelsea.

It has been the home of numerous writers, musicians, artists and actors. Though the Chelsea no longer accepts new long-term residents, the building is still home to many who lived there before the change in policy. Arthur C. Clarke wrote 2001: A Space Odyssey while staying at the Chelsea, and poets Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso chose it as a place for philosophical and artistic exchange. It is also known as the place where the writer Dylan Thomas was staying in room 205 when he became ill and died several days later, in a local hospital, of pneumonia on November 9, 1953, and where Nancy Spungen, girlfriend of Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols, was found stabbed to death on October 12, 1978. Arthur Miller wrote a short piece, "The Chelsea Affect", describing life at the Chelsea Hotel in the early 1960s.
The building has been a designated New York City landmark since 1966, and on the National Register of Historic Places since 1977.
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  • Best little hidden treasure rooms nice clean and quiet. Desk crew always ready to help. Not a four star but I would take over many four star hotels I have stayed at.  more »
  • Best hotel with the most character ever, shame it's gone now and been refurbished, it would have been great to of have this icon left as it was. Hope its just as amazing in the future  more »
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  • Warm reception as soon as we walked in the front door. Breakfast is offered, nice seating area to relax between exploring. Elias was amazing! He was super helpful and had great suggestions! It was my sisters birthday weekend and we are very happy we chose this hotel. I didn’t catch their names, but the sisters from sweden(I think) were super sweet as well. We had a great experience here. Will definitely return. :)
  • Given the price at this location, I thought this accommodation was a great value. Conveniently located just steps away from a subway station, getting around NY from this spot was fast and easy. I found my room to be very comfortable and clean. The temperature control in the room was effective and responsive. The staff was very helpful, especially when I needed to store my luggage after checking out. I will stay here again for future business trips.

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