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Hotel Chelsea, New York City

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
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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  • For our trip in April, the high Line was still in the colours of the winter. The Green was absent. No leaves, non-existent plants where very little developed, a little sad atmosphere. It is still worth the detour of this long air railway market
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  • Loved room 708, I always ordered THe Really chOcolate ice creAm with whipped cream and extra caraMel.
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  • I miss the year 77'. I miss room 708. And I really miss you, Ryan. I know the worlds a broken bone... -Brendon
  • If you gave this hotel less than 5 stars you never lived there in its glory to witness first hand the founder's utopian vision it breathed and sustained for over a hundred years.
  • I'm a huge fan of the archetecture of the romantic era but I was not pleased with the conditions of this particular building. The room I stayed in had watermarks on the ceiling and was serverly sagging. Also while I was in the kitchen I saw a rat lick my nose. While walking down the stairs my mother was injured in an ankel accident, you really must fix that loose nail. Rest in peace mother.
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