This was our second time staying at the Chelsea Pines Inn, and once again it did not disappoint. It has good reason to be listed in Trip Advisor's top ten hotels in New York, and I would definitely recommend it to other people.
We opted for a slightly cheaper room for this visit, and so naturally it was smaller than the Deluxe room we stayed in before. It was still perfectly comfortable and well furnished though, and there was enough room to have two suitcases out on the floor without needing to climb over them. Even in the smaller rooms, the Chelsea Pines has high quality furniture and fixtures, so it was more than satisfactory to us, particularly as you wouldn't expect to spend all that long in your hotel room when on a holiday to New York.
The staff were as friendly as last time, and in particular the owner Jay can never do enough for you. They even seemed to remember us from our stay in 2008, which made us feel very welcome.
I can't fault the location as it is convenient for exploring Chelsea and the Village, and there is a subway station just on the corner for venturing further afield. It's even the right subway line for getting back to JFK, so I couldn't ask for much more.
The Business Centre is a welcome addition since our last stay, as you can check your emails (and Facebook) easily, and we never had to wait for a free computer.
If I had to find one thing to criticise, it was that the pump on the air conditioner in our room seemed bizarrely loud. However, even though it was hot and sunny while we there our room was shady and cool, so we didn't actually need the air conditioner on anyway. Problem solved!
Oh and this isn't a criticism, just a reminder - there is no lift here and the hotel is spread over several floors, so be prepared to take the stairs! As long as you know that in advance I don't see that as a problem though.
This will definitely be our first choice of hotel for our next visit to New York and I heartily recommend it to you.
Thanks to Jay and all his staff!
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- 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