The Hotel Chelsea is arguably the most notorious of all of New York Hotels. Located between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, at 222 West and 23rd Street, this historic property which was designated as a New York City landmark back in 1966 and put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977 is forever known as the place where the writer Dylan Thomas died of pneumonia in 1953 and Sid Vicious fatally stabbed his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, in a drug fueled frenzy in 1978.
An institution which counts a galaxy of notable writers, musicians, artists and actors as former guests or residents including Bob Dylan, Virgil Thomson, Mark Twain, Janis Joplin, Leonard Cohen, Tennessee Williams, Iggy Pop, The Grateful Dead, Tom Waits, Alice Cooper and Arthur C. Clark who wrote 2001: A Space Odyssey whilst he was staying there, the Chelsea Hotel New York has recently undergone a major renovation having been bought by real estate developer Joseph Chetrit for US$80 million dollars.
A three star rated property offering 250 units all rooms at the Chelsea Hotel are air conditioned and provide a TV. In addition the hotel also offers a concierge, elevator, luggage storage and indoor parking. A property oozing with character, no more is this more evident than in the fantastic memorabilia and artwork that furnishes the building.
Like most Midtown Manhattan hotels the Hotel Chelsea New York lies within close proximity to all of New York’s major highlights with Central Park, Times Square, The Empire State Building and The Statue of Liberty all being within a short cab or subway ride away. In addition the establishment is also within easy walking distance to the Metropolitan Pavilion, Penn Plaza Pavilion and The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church as well as the Fashion Institute of Technology and Atlantic Theater Company.
Currently 302 genuine Hotel Chelsea Reviews have been uploaded to the much trusted international hotel booking site, Hotels Combined. posted by paying guests who have actually stayed at the property, collectively they have awarded this infamous New York City Hotel an average rating of 6.2 out of 10. Highlighting its excellent services, good value and big balconies as being especially worthy of mention.
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