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Chelsea Pines Inn
Ranked #44 of 466 Hotels in New York City
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Turku, Finland
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“As good as everyone says it is”
Reviewed 21 November 2011

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.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 November 2011

On my previous visit to New York we stayed at a rather anonymous, ordinary hotel. The Chelsea Pines Inn is nothing of the sort - it is an interesting, vibrant place to stay in a wonderful part of the city. It was great to be so near a subway as well. Jay and his staff were immensely helpful and friendly and this added to our enjoyment of our stay.
Our room was very clean and spacious. There was plenty of choice at breakfast and it was interesting to meet and chat to the other guests.If you miss breakfast there is always something on offer throughout the day.
I hope to return to New York soon, and if I do I will certainly want to stay at the Chelsea Pines Inn.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 November 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed at the CPI at the end of October and it certainly lived up to it's reputation on Trip Advisor! As soon as we arrived our bags were taken to our rooms and we were told the cheese and wine night was about to start...perfect! Our room was fab, lovely comfy bed with the loveliest bedding, cool framed film posters, the cutest bathroom with a great shower and products, gorgeous roses and a card for my boyfriends birthday and spotlessly clean. The whole stay was perfect, great location right by the subway but we chose to walk, just 20 mins to Macy's! Great restaurants nearby; Green table in Chelsea Market, Dos Caminos Mexican and Buddakan all fab! Breakfast was great, loved the bread of the day, amazing bagels, perfect coffee and juices, ham, cheese, cereal, yoghurt etc etc and coffee and cookies available all day too free of charge! Staff were amazing and so friendly and helpful and Charlie Chaplin the cat who lives at the hotel is adorable and I wanted to bring him home, in fact we really didn't want to come home! We will definitely be back! Laura and Craig xxx

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 9 November 2011

We stayed for 10 nights at the Chelsea Pines Inn in early October and experienced the best service in all of our travels. Jay and all of his staff could not have been more helpful and friendly. Our room was spacious and exceptionally clean. We enjoyed our plentiful breakfasts – good coffee and great bagels as well as cereals, bread, ham, cheese and yoghurt. Nothing was too much trouble for Rumel who made sure that there was always plenty to eat. We found the location to be perfect – close to the subway, Chelsea Markets and the Highline. Little touches like the daily newsletter under our door, coffee and cake available all day and the use of two computers and a printer in the business area were the icing on the cake! The Wine and Cheese Party on Thursday night was fabulous (Chelsea Pines are celebrating their 25th year). Thanks so much Jay for a wonderful stay. As we say – CHELSEA PINES IS NEW YORK!!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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kelowna,bc
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Reviewed 8 November 2011

We recently spent four nights at the Chelsea Pines (3 nights before a cruise and one more after) and loved our stay there. The hotel has a great location for walking, subway, and restaurants and is not far by taxi to the cruise port or Port Authority for airport buses. The taxi fare was usually around $10 each time. The continental breakfast is wonderful, the place is so clean and the staff very friendly and helpful. They will take luggage up and down the stairs for you and will store it after you have checked out so you can continue to shop or sight see until your really have to leave NY. It's an easy walk to Greenwich Village and Washington Square, the Flat Iron district and High Line Park. We were made to feel most welcome at Chelsea Pines in the quaint, movie star themed rooms.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Cape Cod
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39 reviews
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Reviewed 7 November 2011

We loved the location-perfect for walking the city-near Greenwich Village, Chelsea Market, High Line, etc-The staff was incredibly helpful-Al was able to secure passes for the 9/11 Memorial Site on short notice-he was very friendly and gave us great advice for sightseeing.
We will be booking again for next year-it is by far our favorite hotel in NYC!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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widnes
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Reviewed 7 November 2011

Just returned from a 5 night stay at the Chelsea Pines and yes it's another brilliant review. The location is really good especially if you plan on using the subway. The rooms are a little bit small but more than adequate for my husband and I. Jay , Al and his staff were great, they went out of their way to help us with all our questions especially as it was our first New York visit, nothing was any trouble to them. The breakfast was a great start to the day, the newsletter, complimentary cheese and wine party all added to a very enjoyable experience at the Chelsea Pines. We were on the ground floor next to the breakfast room, this suited us well as we are early risers but if its a lie in you are looking for I would ask for a room on a higher floor. We would stay there again without a doubt, excellent value for money and a lovely homely atmosphere.
Weather was cold,wet,windy and SNOW, plus 2 cold sunny days!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Chelsea Pines Inn
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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Chelsea Pines Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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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