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Hotel Chelsea, New York City
(3.4/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web)
The Hotel Chelsea – also called the Chelsea Hotel, or simply the Chelsea – is a historic New York City hotel and landmark built between 1883 and 1885, known primarily for the notability of its residents over the years. The 250-unit hotel is located at 222 West 23rd Street, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, in the neighborhood of Chelsea, Manhattan. The building has been a designated New York City landmark since 1966, and on the National Register of Historic Places since 1977.It has been the home of numerous writers, musicians, artists and actors, including Bob Dylan, Dee Dee Ramone, Virgil Thomson, Brigid Berlin, Brendan Behan, Sam Shepard, Charles Bukowski, Janis Joplin, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Viva, Gaby Hoffmann, Jim Carroll, Jobriath, Ryan Ross, Brendon Urie and Larry Rivers.Though the Chelsea no longer accepts new long-term residencies, the building is still home to many who lived there before the change in policy. As of August 1, 2011, the hotel is closed for renovations. Arthur C. Clarke wrote 2001: A Space Odyssey while staying at the Chelsea, and poets Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso chose it as a place for philosophical and artistic exchange. It is also known as the place where the writer Dylan Thomas was staying when he died of pneumonia on November 9, 1953, and where Nancy Spungen, girlfriend of Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols, was found stabbed to death on October 12, 1978. Arthur Miller has written a short piece, "The Chelsea Affect", describing life at Hotel Chelsea in the early 1960s.
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  • A good hotel, well located, good service and good price compared with others in New York, is the second time that we are
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  • Historic hotel, which was in restoration when you visit them. I could only know the lobby, which has been a historic meeting place and home early from so many people celebrated at the time. To visit!
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  • Loved room 708, I always ordered THe Really chOcolate ice creAm with whipped cream and extra caraMel.
  • The hotel it's self has a unmistakable presence you won't soon forget apon arriving at the historic and mostly still in o some way beautiful hotel. I was walking in the lobby looking around and I could easily picture Andy Warhol or Dylan Thomas or someone there working or hanging out. The place has a lot of ghosts. Most are fine. Some not so. The room I had (in 2000) was quite good and comfortable. The bed squeezed when I rolled over but so does my bed . It was good to meet some interesting people a few artists a great photographer and a musician who played a fantastic accusative ibanez gitar. Long gone are the 70's yes. Sid and Nacy and rom 100 are long gone. I stayed because I felt as a artist myself I needed a place that had a real artistic history.... And I lover Andy Warhol. This place is a great hang out for those with artistic minds
  • I loved room 708! The wHole Room On wAs aMazing & one of a kind! The service couldn't be better & a quick compliment to their chocolate ice cream! & the memories I made in that room will forever be cherished by me & my now husband, Ryro Thanks again, Bren
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