"Chelsea Hotel" Chelsea Hotel Tip by Rude_boy22
Chelsea Hotel, New York City: 313 reviews and 13 photos
Single rooms: $135 to $250 per night
Doubles rooms: $165 to $275 per night
Twin rooms: $185 to $300 per night
Suites: $300 to $350 per night
Unique Qualities: In the fabled Chelsea district of NY, lies one of the most written about hotels in the world. Built in 1882, the Chelsea was a favorite of Mark Twain, as well as frequented by Thomas Wolfe, Brendan Behan, Arthur Miller, Eugene O'Neill and Dylan Thomas. ( D. Thomas died a few blocks away at the White Horse Tavern- last words: 'seventeen whiskies...a record-I think'. William S. Burroughs wrote Naked Lunch there.
In the sixties, the Chelsea became the temporary home of such artists as Janis Joplin, the Stones, and Leonard Cohen (who wrote a song about a get together with Joplin in the Hotel after she died, Chelsea Hotel #2), and where Bob Dylan wrote 'Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands'. In the seventies, it became a place for punk bands to visit, most noteably the place where Sid Viscious killed Nancy.
Address: 222 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
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