THIS ESTABLISHMENT IS CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS. An iconic NYC hotel for artsy (and at times scandalous) residents.
THIS ESTABLISHMENT IS CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS. This hotel's slogan should be "Don't want to go home? Stay here." The legendary NYC property has more permanent residents than it does short-term guests. Often referred to as simply “The Chelsea,” this artists’ haven has been home to Mark Twain, Jimi Hendrix, Willem de Kooning, Eugene O'Neill, Sid and Nancy and countless others. It's provided a haven for creative types for, well, forever --- but travelers attracted to the notorious history stay here, too. The hotel was an architectural wonder when it was built in 1884 as a co-op, and many of the elaborate details have been retained: splendid wrought-iron banisters and balconies, carved marble fireplaces and decorative friezes and moldings. The 400 rooms are comfortable, and what they lack in upscale décor they make up for in size, soundproofing and eclectic furnishings. Many have wood-burning fireplaces and/or kitchenettes, and all have complimentary Wi-Fi. El Quijote Bar & Restaurant off the lobby offers Spanish cooking in a retro-1950s setting and killer cocktails at reasonable prices.