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Chelsea Pines Inn
Ranked #53 of 468 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 August 2011

Whenever we go to NYC--usually three times a year--we stay at Chelsea Pines Inn. It's location, location, location! We're near all the subways we need to get up to the shows AND in the area of the City that feels to us like a small town. So many restaurants accessible with an easy walk! Rooms are super clean and well-appointed with a wonderful, friendly staff with an eye to detail and service. We've never hesitated to recommendt the Inn to any of our friends who are going to NYC.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Jeff C
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Reviewed 23 August 2011

Loved the Chelsea Pines Inn. Fantastic location with easy subway access, and a vibrant local neighbourhood surrounded by great dining and shopping options and neighbourhood bars. Owner and staff are extremely professional and helpful with restaurant/bar recommendations, arranging transfers etc. Social events in the common areas provide a great opportunity to meet and mingle with other guests if you so choose. The Hollywood kitch throughout only enhances the charm. We'll be back. Just keep in mind, there's no lift in the building.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank XtianB
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Reviewed 22 August 2011

First of all, this place has an outstanding location -- steps from Meatpacking District, West Village and Chelsea. It's clean and relatively friendly. But definitely not the kind experience that warrants all these rave reviews. Service at the front desk was competent, but none of the employees I came in contact with made any effort to provide "above and beyond" the basics. Room was tiny, even by NYC standards. I had a first floor room that had cardboard filling in the space around the window air conditioner. (So much for security.) Bathroom was cramped. And overall, the decor was dated and felt like it had gone through a string of "home makeovers." Yes, rates were pretty cheap, but I honestly expected a bit more for the money. I've stayed in many NYC hotels, and this one (even with the low rates) isn't anywhere near the top of the heap. I honestly question all the "1 review" TripAdvisor entries ... something feels fishy. This definitely isn't one of the top 10 hotel experiences in the city of New York!

Room Tip: Don't stay on the first floor. You'll hear everyone else enjoying the breakfast room.
  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled solo
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12  Thank JoeFoodie
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Reviewed 19 August 2011

Spent 3 nights here. Have stayed in other areas of town before, but the Chelsea neighborhood has such a great local feel. Jay and all the staff are very helpful and friendly, and make you feel right at home. The morning continental breakfast was wonderful.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled solo
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2  Thank USAtraveler077
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Reviewed 19 August 2011

I learned about the Chelsea Pines Inn while researching our NYC vacation on the NYC Trip Advisor Forum. A poster referenced a very pleasant experience at the Chelsea Pines and reviews on Trip Advisor and Yelp backed up the claim. In fact I could find few negative reviews on either site. The positive reviews, location, proximity to transportation and value made it an easy first choice. Please note that Chelsea Pines does cater to gay couples. Being a straight couple I had called to inquire if we would feel uncomfortable residing there and was assured everyone was welcome. I can unconditionally say we were made to feel like family by the staff and the guests. Straight couples should not hesitate to stay here!
The common areas and rooms were CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN. The room was not only serviced daily in the usual manner but the toiletries in the bathroom, cluttered papers on the desk and clothes on the chairs were straightened and organized. A nice luxurious touch coming back from a long day of sightseeing. A daily breakfast buffet is served and not just doughnuts and coffee – juices, espresso, fruit, cheese, ham, bagels, oatmeal, cereal and fresh baked loaf breads. The staff manning the front desk was our private concierge. They were helpful in recommending restaurants, day planning and subway directions. The subway stops on the corner and within a block allowed us to go uptown, downtown, cross town and to Brooklyn without transferring. The easy accessibility allowed for a mid day rest break before heading out on the evening adventures. All rooms have wifi and an office is available with computers if you don’t bring your own. The neighborhood is quiet and safe. A CVS is nearby for water, snacks and forgotten items. A secure ATM is also nearby. A short walk away is fun shopping, restaurants, the Chelsea Market and the High Line. The rooms are European size (meaning smaller) but hey – it’s NYC. If you want to feel like you’re staying with family in the Big Apple, call Chelsea Pines and tell them “cousin” Bob and Rose from Chicago sent you.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank chicagobob53
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Reviewed 16 August 2011

This is the only property I stay at while in NYC. The staff is a breath of fresh air ~ always smiling, cheerful & helpful. The rooms are as darling as the resident cat Charlie. Soft sheets, thick towels & an impeccable bathroom ~ what else could a girl ask for! It's in the heart of Chelsea ~ close to Madison Square Garden/Midtown, Tribeca, Greenwich Village and much more. The neighborhood is full of wonderful restaurant options as well as ample access to the trains & other transportation. This is a must try!

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 August 2011

We spent a short 4 days in early August as guest of Jay - who is the perfect host! This trip was a graduation present for my grand daughter and the whole staff of Chelsea Pines Inn went out of their way to make it perfect. From map directions to restaurant recommendations, we followed their advice and had a perfect vacation. The room was small, but very well appointed. The breakfasts were delicious and the wine and cheese reception in the evening was delightful. We definitely will return!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Address: 317 West 14th Street, New York City, NY 10014-5015
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > Chelsea , Manhattan
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in New York City
#1 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#16 Business Hotel in New York City
#28 Best Value Hotel in New York City
Price Range: £192 - £617 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Chelsea Pines Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
New York City is one of the most interesting, exciting, and diverse cities in the world. There are hundreds of places to see live theater, shop for almost anything, eat food from almost anywhere, visit some of the world's best museums, see fabulous sights, or just have fun, and the newly renovated Chelsea Pines Inn puts you in the center of it all. ... more   less 
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