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Riff Chelsea

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  • Excellent10%
  • Very good23%
  • Average21%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible30%
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Free Wifi
Non-Smoking Hotel
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
2 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A 5 night stay at a place where the only plus side was the location. So close to Penn station, MSG and Only a 20 minute walk to time square. If you’re not fussed about judgemental and rude service, overheated rooms and terrible beds then...More

Thank Prueee
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Pros: Location, price Cons: This is basically a hostel. One bathroom per floor. Difficult to regulate temperature in rooms. No elevator. No real comforters -- just a fleece blanket. Rooms are tiny, even for New York standards. However, I could deal with all of this,...More

Thank Tara B
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Just got back from a weekend in NYC. A friend had booked the room so I wasn't sure what to expect. I love to travel and have stayed at luxury hotels to dumps. So I can deal with whatever the situation gives me. I knew...More

Thank meg5466
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Absolute dump / hell hole do not stay here. Filthy disgusting place . No more words to describe it Free sludge in the morning think it was meant to be coffee. As you can see insecure doors so we had to take any valuables out...More

Thank tim r
Reviewed 18 February 2018

my room was nice, the hotel is in the heart of Manhattan a block from Macy's and Madison Square Garden, the desk clerks I had the pleasure of meeting were ESsence, who was Super friendly, she took the time out to happily, tell us fun...More

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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US$29 - US$299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United States > New York > New York City > Chelsea
Also Known As
Hotel Chelsea Star
Chelsea Star New York City
Formerly known as
Chelsea Star Hotel
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Traveller (162)
Room & Suite (128)
Dining (1)
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Home to hundreds of art galleries, beautiful
brownstones, and one of New York’s newest and most
popular attractions, Chelsea is one of the city’s
jewels when it comes to neighbourhood life. The
contemporary art scene is an integral part of the
neighbourhood’s identity, with gallery openings almost
every night of the week and countless exhibits to
explore. As a longtime hub of gay culture in New York
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27 October 2017|
Response from Bernardo S | Reviewed this property |
I arrived to the hotel by taxi. When I gladly leave the hotel I asked for transportation and they just mention a shuttle company with a shared minibus that took 90 minutes to get to LAX. Please read my review of the place... More
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1 October 2017|
Response from Kevin C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we arrived by train so don't know the best way. However, do be aware tat if you come in by train to Penn station it is only one block away from the hotel. Also as a hotel I do not recommend it.
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26 January 2017|
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Response from Jreger25 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, premium rooms and in in room bathroom amenities. JRR
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"Stay away from the avenue facing rooms."
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"Rooms overlooking 8th ave are very noisy."
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"Avoid room 308 as it faces 7th Ave."
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"Pick a room facing the courtyard to avoid the noise from the road"
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