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Chelsea Pines Inn
Ranked #53 of 466 Hotels in New York City
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geneva new york
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16 reviews
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“Best Place in Manhattan!”
Reviewed 13 August 2012

By all means, check in to the Chelsea Pines Inn.. After traveling to NYC for over thirty years, I finally found the best kept secret!
It's on West 14th in the heart of the meat packing district, the Sky line, and Chelsea... Its walking distance to SOHO, china town and Little Italy...
The Inn is SPOTLESS! Rooms are bigger than you would think for NYC..
Each room has a theme of stars from the past, which makes it even more inviting!
Every morning starting at 7:30, they offer a continental breakfast which is surpasses for sure... Fresh Muffins, home made breads, bagels croissants, peanut butter, cream cheese, butter, assorted jellies, coffee, tea, juices, cereal, yogurt, fresh fruit.. even a splash of an English breakfast.. with ham, cheeses, olives.. beautifully displayed.. they have a closed in patio that when you are sitting there, you forget you are in the city... but instead in an English garden...The staff is the bomb! friendly and so helpful... they will suggest restaurants, shopping places, comedy clubs, you ask them... you will get an answer...and when you return from a day out in the big apple, they all want to know what you did and how it went... they are genuine people which makes Chelsea pines a home away from home....
Oh yea, and be sure to look for Charlie the resident cat... he's the best....
Thank you Chelsea Pines for a great 15 day stay.... Cant wait to see you next month!!!
I was traveling alone, so security was a big factor for me.... I felt so safe and welcomed there. I felt like they took me under their wings!

Room Tip: all of the rooms are great! some a bit bigger than others...They are all quiet, cozy, and immaculat...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

My wife and I stayed here in July while having 4 days in New York. The location is great – right near a subway stop. While the standard rooms are small, most are in New York and the price was reasonable and it was clean, and comfortable with air-conditioning which was good considering it was really hot in New York when we arrived. Included was a good spread of breakfast each day and coffee whenever we wanted (needed) it. Staff were nice and offered us places to go to eat and explore. We wouldn’t have a problem staying here again.

Room Tip: Try and go close to ground as there aren't any lifts!
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Aptos, California
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Reviewed 12 August 2012

The staff and owner Jay make this a great experience. Always a warm greating the the morning and a welcome back at the end of the day. Great breakfast. Had a great experience! Reservation process was smooth. The staff was always interested in what I had done everyday, where we ate and I felt that I was part of a warm family.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

The value of Chelsea Pines Inn is not in big rooms nor in swish decor. It's in the daily greeting and chat with owner Jay, the "can't do enough for you" attitude of Rumel and other staff, and the general feeling of being welcomed like family each time you come home at night. These personal touches helped to make our first visit to NYC for our honeymoon a wonderful experience.
As for practicalities:
- ask the front desk and you shall receive - tickets to shows and tours, restaurant recommendations and bookings, suggestions for the best spots all over Manhattan
- it's right on the edge of the Meatpacking District with some amazing restaurants and bars (Pastis and Spice Market were fabulous)
- just down the road is the start of the Highline Park - a peaceful oasis above the street hussle and well worth a visit for unique views of west side living
- great subway access - less than 2 blocks to 3 subway lines which take you directly to Central Park, Liberty and Staten Island ferries, Times Square, Lincoln Centre, Twin Towers Memorial, Downtown, East Village, Brooklyn, Harlem, The Bronx, Queens and JFK Airport.
We stayed for 10 days and cannot imagine a better home-away-from-home in NYC. Can't wait to visit again ... or for Jay to adopt us so we can move in permanently. Thank you Jay and Rumel!

Room Tip: We were in Rock Hudson - a great room but at the top of four flights of stairs. Great to burn calori...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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warsaw ny
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

We first thought about staying at Chelsea Pines Inn because of its location and because we prefer to stay at places where the owners are around. We are glad we chose CPI. Our experience with Chelsea Pines Inn was no less than excellent from beginning to end. The reservation process was easy, and the (excellently designed) website lets you know exactly what to do and how to do it. A personal e-mail message with was sent to follow up on our reservation about two weeks before we were scheduled to stay even though our reservation was made months before. We have had experiences with other places where you make your reservation and other than original automatic acknowledgment of your reservation, you have the feeling people have forgotten about you. That is not the case with Chelsea Pines Inn at all.

Check-in was a blast. I know, when is that ever the case? Jay was very welcoming and gave us the lowdown on CPI and on things to do in the neighborhood (all good advice). He also offered advice about some of the things we already had planned, so we could make those experiences even better. This level of service provided by the entire staff (including Charlie the cat) was first-rate from the moment we arrived until the time we left. There is always someone on duty at CPI, and he is always ready to help.

The Continental breakfast in the morning reminded me of breakfasts at pension and small hotels I have stayed at in Europe: good roles, coffee, cereals, yogurt, berries, fruit etc. The variety of things offered is too large to list here. There was god coffee and iced tea and ice water and other things available throughout the day. It was great to come in from a day of sight-seeing --it was hot in NYC that weekend- and have something there to refresh you. The kitchen as well as the rest of Chelsea Pines Inn was absolutely spotless and clean. There is always someone cleaning something there.

The rooms and bathrooms were clean and nice and decorated in keeping with the tasteful and subtle old movie theme of CPI. We like old movies, so that was great. The inn is quiet and peaceful. The housekeeping staff was discrete and top-notch.

This post is already getting too long, but if you have read this far, you probably have figured out we liked the place, will stay there again, and have recommended it to anyone we thought had the slightest inkling of going to NYC.

Room Tip: If you want to spend a little more, get a room on the first two floors. There is no elevator, but y...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Canberra
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Reviewed 5 August 2012 via mobile

From the moment we walked through the door we were treated as long lost friends.

Everything local to the area was explained to us and shown on a map including preferred restaurants with notes and prices and how to get around this city economically.

Breakfast (included in the price) was above your usual B&B standard and we started each day on full bellies!

Gay owned and operated, the CPI welcomes all and not just the GLBTQI community.

We have recommended CPI to our friends and when we return again from Australia we will definitely be staying here

  • Stayed August 2012
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 4 August 2012 via mobile

Every room is named after a well known actor or actress. I got the room named after Paul Newman. Nice and cozy little Inn. It's clearly noticeable that the building used to be a classic New Yorker Brownstone. Another positive aspect, it's near the 14th street subway station. They also have a business center in this hotel, where they have set up two computers for free use. The casual style and the very friendly and helpful employees make you really feel at home. Had a great stay, I'll definitely come back the next time I'm visiting New York City. Thank You!

  • Stayed August 2012
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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 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#1 Family 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: 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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