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The Chelsea Hotel

The Chelsea Hotel

Address 222 West 23rd Street; NY 10011
by Eight Avenue
Neighbourhood Chelsea | See on map
Subway 23rd St [C, E], 23rd St [1]
Telephone +1 212 243 3700
Website http://www.hotelchelsea.com/
Price From USD 179 (USD 89 specials)

You know that feeling you get when someone tries to set you up on a blind date? You ask, “What’s he like?” and your friend resorts to, “Oh, he has a great personality.” Reassuring, right? Whilst The Chelsea is definitely one of the city’s most legendary hotels and a guide book favourite (a renowned residence for eccentric types, even the bathroom soaps have “A Rest Stop for Rare Individuals” written on them), it could use a little modern loving – and we’re not talking the kinky stuff. Everyone from Mark Twain to Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen have stayed here, making it an interesting and nostalgic rest-up, but if you’re looking for a lush place to call home, you may want to blow this date off and rely on other friends to make the recommendations.