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“The Perfect Location - Clean - Great Hosts”
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Chelsea Pines Inn
Ranked #56 of 469 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 November 2009

The title says it all! This place was spectacular! Went to NY for a business class and wasn't sure where to stay. Checked homestay.com and saw some great places for more money but Chelsea Pines kept calling to me. The reviews were amazing and the ease of location as well as concierge won me over. Can't say enough about the locale. On all other trips I have stayed uptown and it was such a pleasure to be close to everything all the time. The one bedroom suite was just as pictured and worked great for myself and my employee. The guys at the front desk were gracious from check in to check out (even though we were accidentally stealing H2O from their fridge). It became our home away from home and I will never hesitate to recommend others to or return there myself! Thanks everyone - we had a blast!!!

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 November 2009

Clean, friendly, idiosyncratic [we showered in a closet, but it worked] and [relatively] quiet. Great location away from the snooty people on upper 5th. Felt like real NY experience. Jay and the crew were great hosts. We'll go back
A few tips. we Europeans like light breakfasts but a bit of ham or smoked salmon wouldn't go amiss; look after the rear garden, it could be real treasure; warn us older folks about the climb or offer rooms on the 2nd floor

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 November 2009

Having read several 'great' reviews of this place on trip-advisor, in Gay times and online we were really looking forward to our stay here but unfortunatley, overall we were dissapointed and the reviews did not live up to the really thing. We always take trip advisor reviews with a pinch of salt and it takes alot to make us 'complain' or moan but on this occassion when your spending quite alot of money on a room I think its neccessary.

We opted for a deluxe room but in our opinion apart for the arty film posters on the wall there was nothing more deluxe about it than a Days Inn - it was on the 5th floor which meant a hard lugg of our cases up there after a long journey - no offer of help either. The stair wells and landing were tatty and also all rooms are named after a film star with a star plaque on each door - not one didn't have paint splashed all around it like it had been painted in a rush which looked really bad. On one occassion our room wasn't made up when we got back from a day out - didn't get much of an apology either just shoved afew new shampoos.

There was nothing special about the staff - they did there very least really. Hi/Bye kinda thing which when you read how great the staff are it makes you wonder. Breakfast is fine although they could do with more than one small toaster for the morning rush of toasted bagels.

On a positive note - the location is excellent just 50metres or so to a metro station and right in the heart of the gay district for bars, clubs and restuarants. We had a great time in NY but the Chelsea Pines Inn although perfectly comfortable but for the price you are paying really does not live up to the hype!

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 November 2009

If you are sick of the usual service and composition you see every time you travel, the Chelsea Pines Inn is a must-try for every curious traveler to New York City.

Simply put, the reviews don’t lie. Yes the hotel is exceedingly clean, perfectly situated and perhaps the coziest place away from home you could imagine; but…

The real blessing is the staff who could not have gone further out of there way to accommodate our never-ending questions on our first visit to NYC. From event tickets, restaurant recommendations to subway directions, we truly felt like the only guests in the hotel. The quality of service will leave you smiling, guaranteed.

We cannot wait to go back. No elavator?! Who cares, each step represents how much better this hotel must be than any other in NYC. Truly a gem.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 November 2009

We found this brilliant little hotel on Trip Adviser and picked it because of the great reviews. It was so good!!! If you love movies and movies stars this is the hotel for you!! The hotel is filled with wonderful old movie posters. From the minute we walked in to the minute we left the staff were great! The room was clean. Great sheets on the bed!!! The breakfast area is lovely and good mix of things to eat. I will be going back next week to stay another night!! Great location.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 November 2009

The danger of so many five star reviews for, in facility terms at least, a modest hotel is that it can raise expectations , sometimes unrealistically.

The excellent service and welcome are well documented in other reviews but we found these to be distinctly patchy on our visit, with levels of service and helpfulness varying greatly between the staff (the owner was a total starton every occasion, I have to say).

When I cut my finger at breakfast I was faced with someone who seemed to have little urgency to help and couldn't even find a first aid kit. Some of the recommendations given were also less than enthusiastic, which for first time visitors was a little disappointing - it's this kind of service that's supposed to make Chelsea Pines stand out. We also had a room mix up which led to us having to move after one night and when we were confused over the tax on the final bill we found one of the staff pretty off hand.

Again, as documented, the rooms are original and I can see how this would make a welcome change if you stay at faceless branded hotels regularly, but, from speaking to friends since, for the price it's not totally a value option - with offers at some larger hotels you can match what you'd pay here.

Overall, it's about the hotel experience you want and it didn't really work for us despite the excellent location, some friendly staff and friendly other guests. My advice would be to consider hotels in a similar price bracket/package deal and set realistic expectations. While it wasn't what I was looking for, it's clearly doing lots right for a lot of people.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 November 2009

Having been to NY 5 times and always stayed in mid town we were keen to stay closer to the areas we spend most fo our time in. And as a 7 month pregnant lady we wanted to make this trip memorable as it will be our last as a twosome.

We found this hotel on the New York Times website (always a good start) and couldn't fault a thing. From the moment we arrived we had such a warm welcome and the guys couldnt do enough to make us feel at home. The hotel itself is realy nicely done. The collection of old movie posters everywhere is a lovely touch and we were thrilled ot be in the Tony Curtis room (next door to the doris day room natch).

The room was spotless with a big comfy bed, nice ensuite bathroom with a good power shower. Not huge but bigger than many of the other boutique hotels we've stayed at in NY.

The breakfast being included was great too - lovely fresh coffee, muffins, bagels and doughnuts plus cereal, yoghurt and fruit set us up well for our days out.

And the location was perfect. A 10 minute walk to the magnolia Bakery and the gorgeousness of the west village on the doorstep. Then Pastis and all the other Meatpacking district bars and restaurants at the end of the street.

Don't miss the highline walk whilst you're there. A beautiful way to see the city and again right on the doorstep.

I coudn't recommend this place more. We are used to staying in lovely boutique hotels that cost twice as much but have not had as warm a welcome as we did here.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank gemgem1978
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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 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#1 Family Hotel in New York City
#16 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range: £138 - £601 (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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