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Chelsea Inn, New York

3-star3 stars
46 W 17th StNew YorkNY10011United States of America

City-center hotel within easy reach of New York University
  • Free WiFi
Great location
Delicious food
Complaints about WiFi
Amenities are not the best
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Chelsea Inn, New York

from $131
  • Guest Room Double-Shared Bath
  • Guest Room Triple-Shared Bath
  • Studio Two Twins Private Bath
  • Studio, 1 Double Bed, Private Bathroom
  • Studio, 2 Twin Beds, Private Bathroom
  • Studio
  • Junior Studio
  • Quadruple Room
  • Room (Run of the House)

About Chelsea Inn, New York

Two adjoining 19th-century townhouses make up the Chelsea Inn, so you'll experience historic Chelsea while being surrounded by all the shopping, dining, and art that makes modern Chelsea such a popular destination. The area is filled with 19th-century brick townhouses and iconic office buildings like the Flatiron Building, just 6 blocks away. Tree-lined Madison Square Park, a 10-minute walk, is a perfect spot to people-watch while enjoying a burger from the immensely popular Shake Shack. Chelsea is also the center of Manhattan's art scene, especially along 10th and 11th avenues, where hundreds of galleries line the streets. 3 subway lines within a 4-block walk have trains that connect directly to Times Square, Central Park, and Fifth Avenue shopping, all within a 20-minute ride.

Guests can check their email from anywhere in this intimate 33-guestroom hotel with the complimentary wireless Internet access.

The Chelsea Inn offers the intimacy and charm of a boutique hotel with the budget-conscious traveler in mind. These cozy rooms with city and courtyard views are equipped with cable TV, compact refrigerators (on request), phones with voicemail, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms are stocked with bath products and a hair dryer. And keep in mind that this is a classic New York walk-up building: stairs, but no elevators.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 45 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Other information

  • No alcohol served onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built 1880
  • ATM/banking
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 40-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Chelsea Inn, New York’s small print

Also known as

  • Chelsea Inn
  • Inn Chelsea
  • Chelsea Inn - 17th Street Hotel New York City
  • Chelsea Hotel 17th Street


This hotel maintains a strict no-party policy. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
This property requires a USD250 cash deposit for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site in cash instead of at the time of booking. To complete the reservation process and obtain additional information, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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.

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.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

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

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

Deposit: USD 150.00 per stay

  • Resort fee: USD 11.48 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • In-room safe
  • Housekeeping

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

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

What’s around Chelsea Inn, New York


  • In Manhattan
  • New York University - 16 min walk
  • Macy's - 19 min walk
  • Empire State Building - 20 min walk
  • Penn Station - 22 min walk
  • New York Public Library - 27 min walk
  • Times Square - 27 min walk
  • Broadway - 30 min walk

Getting around

  • New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) - 20 min drive
  • Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.) - 24 min drive
  • Teterboro, NJ (TEB) - 25 min drive
  • New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) - 29 min drive
  • Linden, NJ (LDJ) - 33 min drive
  • Caldwell, NJ (CDW-Essex County) - 36 min drive
  • New York Penn Station - 18 min walk
  • New York Grand Central Terminal Station - 7 min drive
  • New York World Trade Center Station - 10 min drive
  • 34 St. - Penn Station - 24 min walk
  • Times Sq. - 42 St. Station - 26 min walk
  • Onsite parking not available

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 283 reviews

Chelsea Inn, New York
Great little place
For a budget hotel, this place was terrific--clean, quiet and comfortable. Better than many of the other places I have stayed for twice the price. Downside for some (didn't bother me) was no elevator and very narrow steep stairway. Front desk was friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay here again.
Myra, us2 night trip
Chelsea Inn, New York
Violates the Americans With Disabilities Act
First, the building is out of compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act: We were put in a room one flight down from the lobby--which would have been fine with us, but the stair case did not have a handrail for the first seven steps. As my wife has Multiple Sclerosis, this was serious. Our room was cold, and the portable heater the staff brought in didn't really help. The staff was helpful, and friendly, and tried to do their best.
george, us1 night trip
Chelsea Inn, New York
Very nice for the price
A Traveler, us1 night trip
Chelsea Inn, New York
Very Good8.0
fabulous location, very helpful and accommodating staff. rooms a bit small to be called "suite". be aware that front facing rooms are very noisy
Judy, us2 night trip
Chelsea Inn, New York
Very Good8.0
A real gem in the heart of Union Square / Chelsea
For the money, this hotel is amazing! A true gem in the Union Square / Chelsea area of Manhattan. The place was VERY clean and nicely decorated. They even have a really nice snack bar area with coffee and other drinks... I'd definitely stay here again.
Brian, us1 night trip

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