Chelsea is a hip neighborhood just north of the Meatpacking District in Manhattan that is best known as the world headquarters of art galleries. The streets are lined by ultra modern ultra galleries that were converted from former warehouses. The converted warehouses also contain some of the most stylish clubs in New York City . Chelsea New York City hotels are also next to some great shopping opportunities , including unique boutiques and clothing shops. One of the reasons that so many people choose to stay in Chelsea hotels is because of its close location to other buroughs and attractions, including Chelsea Piers, a sports complex and shopping area, Hudson River Park, and the Flower District, where florists buy and distribute flowers. Virtually all hotels in Chelsea are located within a block of bus stops and subways that will bring you to other parts of New York City , such as the boroughs of Queens and the Bronx .
There are several Chelsea hotels geared towards young travelers on a budget. In fact, hotels in Chelsea have all of the style of SoHo hotels but are less expensive. Affordable Chelsea New York City hotels include the Hotel Chelsea, located on West 23rd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues. Guests can choose between studios that include small kitchenettes, suites that include spacious parlors, double rooms with a private restroom, or single rooms with shared restrooms. The Chelsea hotels rooms feature floor to ceiling windows and decor that's sleek and modern or traditional, depending on the type of room. While there isn't a restaurant in the hotel, a nearby restaurant called "The Cafetaria" serves comfort food favorites, such as macaroni and cheese, 24 hours a day.
Another option to consider when looking for Chelsea New York City hotels is the Chelsea Inn, located at 46 W. 17th St. The hotel is housed in two brownstones which feature several suites as well as double, and single rooms. The eclectic furnishings and textiles used throughout the hotel give it a decidedly hip and vintage feel. Around one third of the rooms have shared bathrooms, so be sure to request a private bathroom if this arrangement makes you uncomfortable. It is recommended that you book the hotel early, since rooms have a tendency to sell out fast. Prices start at $200 for a single room.
One of the best parts about staying at hotels in Chelsea, or anywhere in Manhattan for that matter, are the views from outside your hotel window. The Hotel Metro, located at 45th W. and 35th Street, boasts stunning views of the Empire State Building on its large roof terrace. The rooms of this mid range hotel are large compared to other hotels in Chelsea, which tend to feel crammed. Amenities at the Hotel Metro include a fitness center and a restaurant.
No matter which one of the many Chelsea New York City hotels you decide to stay in, you will have your choice between several restaurants and bars, art galleries, and shops in the Chelsea neighborhood.