I found out about CPI through TA, but ended up being a little apprehensive about all these glowing reviews. It just seemed too good to be true, especially with all the 1 review-reviewers. I'm definitely not picky when it comes to hotels and don't demand much, but still, the prospect of getting somehow conned by all these dashing reviews made me slightly queezy.
Shouldn't have had to worry one microsecond. It was great. It was cosy. It was everything everyone says it is. Phew.
We had the Donna Reed-room up on the fourth floor, which meant a hike up all those stairs. A pain at times, but I guess I can thank them for my now slightly more chiselled calves. The room was bigger than what I have come to expect in New York, the bed comfortable, and as we had a window facing the garden > zero noise. We entered with a smile on our faces, looking at the posters, sighing and being content about it all.
Breakfast wasn't amazing, at least if you're used to eating more along the likes of protein/porridge/rye bread. But those chewy bagels did do the trick.
The personnel was wonderful, asking about our day, having that "we care"-attitude, which truly made us feel welcome.
The locations is perfect, a couple of meters from (among others) the A-train, which is more than perfect when coming from JFK or going the A-train+M60-bus to LGA. The station has an elevator. Union Square, the Village, the Meatpacking District, Chelsea, all the best parts of New York are right there.
All in all, Chelsea Pines Inn felt like a home away from home. It's not a starched-white-linens-kind of place, nor is it overly shiny and new. But it is charming, it is clean, it has a personality. It is welcoming. And thus, perfect.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Chelsea Pines Hotel New York City
- Hotel Chelsea Pines
- Chelsea Pine Inn