Ernesto Roman

Hotel Chelsea

"The Most Anticipated Hotel Revamp in NYC"

Step into the renewed allure of Hotel Chelsea, an iconic landmark in the heart of New York City. Under the ownership of the visionary trio Sean MacPherson, Ira Drukier, and Richard Born—renowned for their success with The Jane, The Bowery, and The Maritime—the historical building, once the city’s tallest, has undergone a meticulous redesign. Preserving its historic charm with an iconic red brick facade and iron balconies, this reimagined gem offers 158 uniquely designed guest rooms and a rooftop spa.  Explore popular dining spaces like El Quijote, Lobby Bar, and Café Chelsea, where history seamlessly meets contemporary allure. Once a haven for cultural icons like Andy Warhol, Bob Dylan, Thomas Wolfe, Mark Twain, and Patti Smith, today, Hotel Chelsea stands as a vibrant hub, making waves as one of NYC’s most captivating hotels.

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Hotel Chelsea My own private balcony with a view of the iconic sign. So many artists and personalties have been here!

My own private balcony with a view of the iconic sign. So many artists and personalties have been here!

Hotel Chelsea My beautiful bedroom

My beautiful bedroom

Hotel Chelsea Every single moment feels cinematic

Every single moment feels cinematic

Hotel Chelsea The feeling of

The feeling of "I can live here" starts with this bathroom

Hotel Chelsea This beauty is hiding the peep hole. Wonderful attention to detail

This beauty is hiding the peep hole. Wonderful attention to detail

Hotel Chelsea Bedside stories with

Bedside stories with "Inside the Dream Palace" by Sherill Tippins. Dive in and learn about the rich history behinds these walls.

Hotel Chelsea Yummy Room Service: try the Nicoise salad

Yummy Room Service: try the Nicoise salad

Hotel Chelsea Just iconic

Just iconic

Hotel Chelsea The Hotel Chelsea is an institution!

The Hotel Chelsea is an institution!

Hotel Chelsea The beautiful Front desk area

The beautiful Front desk area

Hotel Chelsea Janis Joplin at The Chelsea Hotel

Janis Joplin at The Chelsea Hotel

Hotel Chelsea Breakfast at Cafe Chelsea

Breakfast at Cafe Chelsea

Hotel Chelsea Cafe Chelsea and its French Cafe finishes and menus. Stunning

Cafe Chelsea and its French Cafe finishes and menus. Stunning

Hotel Chelsea Always a pleasure catching up with Ben Pundole

Always a pleasure catching up with Ben Pundole

Hotel Chelsea EL Quijote: The Hotel's main restaurant that dates back to 1930. If these walls could talk!

EL Quijote: The Hotel's main restaurant that dates back to 1930. If these walls could talk!

Hotel Chelsea There are several exquisite private event rooms. One MUST host an evening here...

There are several exquisite private event rooms. One MUST host an evening here...

Hotel Chelsea Do not miss the grand European-style

Do not miss the grand European-style "Lobby Bar" which also doubles as a “living room” for the hotel.

Hotel Chelsea Enjoy the Lobby bar Decor while siping on Martinis

Enjoy the Lobby bar Decor while siping on Martinis

Hotel Chelsea The entire hotel is covered in known and unkown artworks. Some key artists include: Donald Baechler, Maryan S. Maryan, Ching Ho Cheng, Sandro Chia, Ultra Violet, Robert Lambert, Stan Brakhage, Alain Jacquet, Philip Taafe, Hiroya.

The entire hotel is covered in known and unkown artworks. Some key artists include: Donald Baechler, Maryan S. Maryan, Ching Ho Cheng, Sandro Chia, Ultra Violet, Robert Lambert, Stan Brakhage, Alain Jacquet, Philip Taafe, Hiroya.

Highs & Lows

  • It's The Hotel Chelsea! Or, as some may remember it well, as the Chelsea Hotel - just like Leonard Cohen's song "Chelsea Hotel No. 2," which he wrote to his former lover Janis Joplin. This hotel's rich history will fuel your imagination as you wonder about the debauchery in this building during the last century. Some of pop culture's most prolific artists, musicians, writers, and personalities have stayed, frequented, lived, or died here: Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Bob Marley, Andy Warhol, Madonna, and Sid & Nancy, to mention a few.

  • It has character- you feel influential just by rolling in through the lobby. It's an old building that has seen a lot. Even though it is chic, cool, and modern, there is a great nostalgia. It's luxurious yet charming and cheeky. Several original tenants still live in the building, some for more than 40 years. Not as many hotels in NYC offer this experience.

  • The dining offerings at Hotel Chelsea are substantial. There are three restaurants where you can indulge in delicious cuisine and see some of the most interesting people in NYC.

  • Spa: do yourself a favor and book a massage. Hotel guests have access to a sauna and steam showers

  • As many NYC hotels, there's no parking but the front desk can assist with reserving the nearest parking garage.

The Barometer

  • Design
  • Location
  • Future Forward
  • Night's Sleep
  • Service
  • Amenities
  • Takeable Treats
  • Refer a Friend
  • Overall Value
  • Life Changing
Total: 49/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Boutique & Lifestyle

  • Vibe

    Chic, cool with lots of character

  • Location

    In the heart of Chelsea, conveniently located near galleries, museums, restaurants y bars.

  • Rooms

    158

  • Pre-Arrival & Arrival Experience

    Pre arrival email + virtual check in + over the phone customer service on point

  • Future Forward

    No use of single plastic waste enforced, uses energy-efficient LED bulbs

  • Music

    In-room Marshall bluetooth speakers - you've got the wheel

  • Year Opened

    2023 reopening / Hotel is an 1884 structure

  • Designed By

    Redesigned by Sean MacPherson, Ira Drukier & Richard Born, who have worked together on other hotel projects including The Jane, The Bowery, and The Maritime.

  • Health & Wellness

    Rooftop spa & gym

  • Food

    Lobby Bar & Cafe Chelsea offers a French style menu. El Quijote offering exquisite Spanish and Basque dishes.

  • Bar, Events & Nightlife

    Lobby Bar, Cafe Chelsea and El Quijote are the places to be and be seen + The Bard Room as an event space

  • Minibar & Retail

    Minibar, but definitely hit the retail shop at the spa.

  • Accessibility

    The hotel has a wheel access ramp at the front entrance, elevator and offers a King Accessible Room types. The hotel uses technology to assist the visually and hearing impaired.

  • Pet Friendly

    yes

  • Children

    yes although is an adult environment

  • Price

    NYC boutique fancy

  • Tel.

    212.483.1010

  • Website

    Visit website

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