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RIFF Chelsea, New York

2-star2 stars
300 W 30th St, New York, NY, 10001, United States of America, 800-491-6126

City-center hotel within walking distance of Penn Plaza Pavilion
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RIFF Chelsea, New York

More Info: 866-539-8117

  • Private with Shared Bath
  • Premium Room
  • Premium Double Room
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom
  • Private Double Room with Shared Bath
  • Group Suite-Sleeps 12 Adults

What’s around RIFF Chelsea, New York

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Penn Plaza Pavilion (3-minute walk)
  • Manhattan Mall (6-minute walk)
  • Macy's (6-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Teterboro, NJ (TEB) - 23 min drive
  • New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) - 26 min drive
  • Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.) - 28 min drive
  • Caldwell, NJ (CDW-Essex County) - 34 min drive
  • Linden, NJ (LDJ) - 36 min drive
  • New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) - 38 min drive
  • New York Penn Station - 2 min walk
  • New York W 32nd St. Station - 10 min walk
  • New York 23rd St. Station - 14 min walk
  • 34 St. - Penn Station - 5 min walk
  • 28 St. Station (7th Av.) - 6 min walk
  • 23 St. Station (8th Av.) - 7 min walk
  • Onsite parking not available

About RIFF Chelsea, New York

Did you roll into Penn Station to rock out at Madison Square Garden? The RIFF Chelsea offers affordable accommodations a mere block from both. Long an artists' haven, the Chelsea area is home to more than 350 galleries. (An easy 10-minute walk east to 11th Street puts you at the tip of a 12-block stretch of spaces showing artists' work.) And even a brief walk around the neighborhood will take you to numerous theaters. Join the bustle of Times Square and the spectacle of Broadway in about a 3-minute train ride; just catch the subway at the 28th Street stop, a 5-minute walk away.

This eclectic hotel is designed to appeal to the young at heart, from the larger-than-life Betty Boop statue that greets arriving guests, to a series of themed guestrooms such as the Coney Island and the Esther Williams. The staff can direct you to a stash of NYC and subway-system maps, or, you can ask for concierge assistance in finding all the area's must-see attractions. (Here in the heart of Midtown, there are tons!) Prefer to research on your own? Wireless Internet access is complimentary throughout the hotel, and you can also check your email at the computer kiosk in the lobby. Guests have access to complimentary retro board games and video-game console for rental (based on availability). During the months of May-September guests can enjoy music bingo on the rooftop garden terrace Monday-Friday at 5 PM.

Unique, air-conditioned guestrooms have either a modern hotel style or a funky theme. Some accommodations come with private bathrooms. Beds in dormitory rooms offer bed linens and include shared bathrooms. Pets are welcome in specific rooms (surcharge). Housekeeping services all rooms daily and you can breathe easy--the entire hotel is smoke-free.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 43 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed *

  • Specific rooms only *

  • 2 per room (up to 23 kg)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Working away
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • Azerbaijani
  • English
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

RIFF Chelsea, New York’s small print

Also known as

  • Chelsea Star
  • Hotel Chelsea Star
  • Chelsea Star New York City
  • Chelsea Star Hotel & Hostel
  • Chelsea Star Hotel & Hostel New York
  • Chelsea Star New York
  • Star Chelsea
  • RIFF Chelsea Hotel New York
  • RIFF Chelsea Hotel
  • RIFF Chelsea New York
  • RIFF Chelsea


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: USD 200.00 per stay

Pet deposit: USD 50.00 per stay

Optional extras

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50.00

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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