Chelsea Pines Inn

317 West 14th Street - Near Near Chelsea Market Map
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317 West 14th Street

Chelsea Pines Inn is located in a five story walk-up row house that was built as a private home in the 1850s. In the 1980s, the building was transformed into a charming gay owned and operated hotel, where everyone has always been welcome. All gue... more

Chelsea Pines Inn is located in a five story walk-up row house that was built as a private home in the 1850s. In the 1980s, the building was transformed into a charming gay owned and operated hotel, where everyone has always been welcome. All guest rooms and common areas are decorated with original film posters from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Unique stores, galleries, restaurants, and clubs are within walking distance, and the world's largest mass transit system is just a few steps away, so you can get anywhere in the city quickly and economically. Originally built as a private home back when 14th Street was the northern end of the city, our building has gone through many exciting changes over the years. As the City grew around us it became a fashionable rooming house and was used as the setting in Cool Air, a short story about air conditioning, written well before air conditioning was invented, by the celebrated horror author H.P. Lovecraft. (Just as a note, Chelsea Pines Inn has central air.) Eventually 317 West Fourteenth Street was home base to sailors in the Navy and Merchant Marine during the early 20th century, when this area was a working port. In 1983 the late... more

Chelsea Pines Inn is located in a five story walk-up row house that was built as a private home in the 1850s. In the 1980s, the building was transformed into a charming gay owned and operated hotel, where everyone has always been welcome.

All guest rooms and common areas are decorated with original film posters from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Unique stores, galleries, restaurants, and clubs are within walking distance, and the world's largest mass transit system is just a few steps away, so you can get anywhere in the city quickly and economically.

Originally built as a private home back when 14th Street was the northern end of the city, our building has gone through many exciting changes over the years. As the City grew around us it became a fashionable rooming house and was used as the setting in Cool Air, a short story about air conditioning, written well before air conditioning was invented, by the celebrated horror author H.P. Lovecraft. (Just as a note, Chelsea Pines Inn has central air.) Eventually 317 West Fourteenth Street was home base to sailors in the Navy and Merchant Marine during the early 20th century, when this area was a working port. In 1983 the late Sheldon Post and his lover Jay Lesiger purchased the building and created Chelsea Pines Inn.

Today, Chelsea Pines Inn features unique rooms, each one dedicated to a "Celluloid Hero" from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Our rooms feature 300 thread-count luxury linens and Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities. Jay continues to operate the inn, along with his friend, General Manager Al Ridolfo, and Jay's spouse, Sales & Marketing Director Tom Klebba.

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317 West 14th Street, New York City, NY 10014-5015
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MomsABeachBum
Maryland,
Trip type:
Family
The location is good ~ that's about all
Feb 6, 2019
Let’s start by saying that the location of Chelsea Pines Inn could not be better. That is the plus, and it is a big plus. Rooms and halls are decorated... more »
donmanuel1983
Bern, Switzerland
Trip type:
Solo travel
Great location, very bad customer service - over all NOT recommended!
Feb 6, 2019
It was my second stay at Chelsea Pines Inn after being here in January 2018. The following review is based on my recent stay, which really disappointed me. First of... more »
Mthelibrarian
Boston, Massachusetts
Trip type:
Couples
Quirky, comfortable, convenient, but...
Dec 30, 2018
Lots to recommend: style, location, a garden!, quiet, nice staff. We were in a triple room on 4th floor, facing the street, but the back rooms looked nice and are... more »
Y1367JIjennifers
Trip type:
Family
Could have been better - much better.
Dec 4, 2018
Yes, the stairs up to the fifth floor are steep, but not horrible. The location is great; the rooms are quirky and fun (even if the carpet is worn and... more »
Therezinha E
Sao Paulo, SP
Trip type:
Friends getaway
excellent location
Nov 14, 2018
the room is very good- it`s New York.... the location is perfect breakfast should be better. expensive for what they give. amenities ok I`ve been in boutique hotels in new... more »
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Chelsea Pines Inn is located in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. Once a mixed, low-income neighborhood on the West Side, Chelsea has become a focal point for artists and galleries. It has a wide reputation as Manhattan's gay mecca, and while that has historically been true, rising acceptance of the gay lifestyle—and soaring rents—has led to a dissipation of the community in the neighborhood. These days, Chelsea is, very simply, a bastion of affluence more than any other social status, with the conversion of many apartment buildings to condos and co-ops and the on-rush of multimillion-dollar brownstones and lofts. In the ever-northward shift of Manhattan's masses, the high prices of Greenwich Village and Christopher Street area (which has boasted a large LGBT community since the 1960s) led many to head north to Chelsea in the late 1980s. In that migration, many have already moved on from Chelsea to the northern climes of Hell's Kitchen and Washington Heights, or east to Brooklyn. While Eighth Avenue between 14th and 23rd Streets formerly had one of New York’s highest concentrations of gay-operated restaurants, stores, cafes, the population transfer changed the demographics once again—you'll find much higher concentrations in Hell's Kitchen nowadays.

The Chelsea art scene blossomed thanks to the conversion of garages and warehouses between Tenth and Twelfth Avenues, and likely will become a victim of its own success. What SoHo and the 57th Street area lost in stature has been Chelsea’s gain, and almost all the well-established flagship galleries make Chelsea their base. How did it all begin? In 1987, the Dia Center for the Arts—later known as Dia: Chelsea—became one of the pioneers in the area, establishing its main exhibition facility on West 22nd Street. Ironically, after opening its flagship museum Dia: Beacon upstate, it was left without a Manhattan presence. Plans to move down to Greenwich Village and abut the new High Line elevated park were scuttled, and the Whitney instead grabbed the valuable tract that once appealed to Dia. Of course, the High Line further increased property values, thus begetting additional high-rises between Tenth Avenue and West Street, which in turn brought in starchitects like Frank Gehry and Jean Nouvel, whose creations can be seen soaring from the earth along West Street. You can learn more about these in our new architecture of Manhattan walking tour.

While the ethnic diversity of Chelsea was once truly enviable, the neighborhood still remains one of only a few places where housing ranges from high-rise public housing projects to single-family brownstones to new glass condominiums—even on the same block! Some of Manhattan’s most affordable rent-stabilized apartments can be found between Seventh and Ninth Avenues. The historic district has some fine examples of nineteenth-century city dwellings, and small gardens and flowering trees abound. If you think the grounds of General Theological Seminary (440 West 21st Street) look familiar, that's because it is frequently functions as a set for the TV show Law & Order! Even seminaries have to make money, and thus G.T.S. (as it's known) demolished its former entrance on Ninth Avenue to make way for (what else?) luxury condominiums. At its Tenth Avenue entrance, G.T.S. created one of Manhattan's most charming niche hotels, the Desmond Tutu Center, named after the great South African archbishop.

Speaking of hotels, Chelsea has no shortage of great places to stay and to eat. On Tenth Avenue you'll find the renowned tapas of Tia Pol and its offshoot El Quinto Pino just two blocks away. There's the upscale Cookshop nearby, and further south on Tenth Avenue you'll find the Iron Chef's Morimoto at the great Chelsea Market, also home to Buddakan on the Ninth Avenue side.

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Room Type

Grand Studio Suite

1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

1240-sq-foot (115-sq-meter) room with garden views


Internet - Free WiFi

Entertainment - Flat-screen TV, premium channels, and iPod dock

Food & Drink - Refrigerator

Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower, designer toiletries, and a hair dryer (on request)

Practical - Free long-distance calls, laptop-compatible safe, and iron/ironing board

Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Non-Smoking

 

Economy Single

1 Twin Bed

Internet - Free WiFi

Entertainment - Flat-screen TV, premium channels, and iPod dock

Food & Drink - Refrigerator

Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower, designer toiletries, and a hair dryer (on request)

Practical - Free long-distance calls, laptop-compatible safe, and iron/ironing board

Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Non-Smoking

 

Single Room

1 Queen Bed

129 sq feet (12 sq meters)


Internet - Free WiFi

Entertainment - Flat-screen TV, premium channels, and iPod dock

Food & Drink - Refrigerator

Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower, designer toiletries, and a hair dryer (on request)

Practical - Free long-distance calls, laptop-compatible safe, and iron/ironing board

Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Need to Know - No rollaway/extra beds available

Non-Smoking

 

Superior Room

1 Queen Bed

215 sq feet (20 sq meters)


Internet - Free WiFi

Entertainment - 32-inch flat-screen TV, premium channels, and iPod dock

Food & Drink - Refrigerator

Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower, designer toiletries, and a hair dryer (on request)

Practical - Free long-distance calls, desk, and laptop-compatible safe

Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Need to Know - No rollaway/extra beds available

Non-Smoking

 

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

1 Queen Bed

175 sq feet (16 sq meters)


Internet - Free WiFi

Entertainment - Flat-screen TV, premium channels, and iPod dock

Food & Drink - Refrigerator

Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower, designer toiletries, and a hair dryer (on request)

Practical - Free long-distance calls, laptop-compatible safe, and iron/ironing board

Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Need to Know - No rollaway/extra beds available

Non-Smoking

 

Suite, 1 Bedroom

1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Bed

323 sq feet (30 sq meters)


Layout - 2 bedrooms and living room

Internet - Free WiFi

Entertainment - 32-inch flat-screen TV, premium channels, and iPod dock

Food & Drink - Refrigerator and espresso maker

Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower, designer toiletries, and a hair dryer (on request)

Practical - Day bed, free long-distance calls, and desk; free rollaway/extra beds available on request

Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Non-Smoking

 

Superior Double Room, Multiple Beds

1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Bed

269 sq feet (25 sq meters)


Layout - Separate sitting area

Internet - Free WiFi

Entertainment - 32-inch flat-screen TV, premium channels, and iPod dock

Food & Drink - Refrigerator

Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower, designer toiletries, and a hair dryer (on request)

Practical - Day bed, free long-distance calls, and desk; free rollaway/extra beds available on request

Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Non-Smoking

 

Superior Double Room

1 Queen Bed

269 sq feet (25 sq meters)


Internet - Free WiFi

Entertainment - 32-inch flat-screen TV, premium channels, and iPod dock

Food & Drink - Refrigerator

Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower, designer toiletries, and a hair dryer (on request)

Practical - Free long-distance calls, laptop-compatible safe, and iron/ironing board

Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Need to Know - No rollaway/extra beds available

Non-Smoking

 

Deluxe Room, Multiple Beds

1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Bed

269 sq feet (25 sq meters)


Layout - Separate sitting area

Internet - Free WiFi

Entertainment - 32-inch flat-screen TV, premium channels, and iPod dock

Food & Drink - Refrigerator

Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower, designer toiletries, and a hair dryer (on request)

Practical - Day bed, free long-distance calls, and desk; free rollaway/extra beds available on request

Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Non-Smoking

 

Double Room

1 Queen Bed

129 sq feet (12 sq meters)


Internet - Free WiFi

Entertainment - Flat-screen TV, premium channels, and iPod dock

Food & Drink - Refrigerator

Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower, designer toiletries, and a hair dryer (on request)

Practical - Free long-distance calls, desk, and laptop-compatible safe

Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Need to Know - No rollaway/extra beds available

Non-Smoking

 

Deluxe Room

1 Queen Bed

269 sq feet (25 sq meters)


Layout - Separate sitting area

Internet - Free WiFi

Entertainment - Flat-screen TV, premium channels, and iPod dock

Food & Drink - Refrigerator

Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower, designer toiletries, and a hair dryer (on request)

Practical - Free long-distance calls, desk, and laptop-compatible safe

Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Need to Know - No rollaway/extra beds available

Non-Smoking

 

Standard Room

1 Queen Bed

200 sq feet (18 sq meters)


Internet - Free WiFi

Entertainment - Flat-screen TV, premium channels, and iPod dock

Food & Drink - Refrigerator

Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower, designer toiletries, and a hair dryer (on request)

Practical - Free long-distance calls, desk, and laptop-compatible safe

Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Need to Know - No rollaway/extra beds available

Non-Smoking

 

Popular Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Business Center
  • Car Rent Desk
  • Clothing Iron
  • Family Rooms
  • Safe
  • TV In Room

Additional Amenities

  • Concierge services
  • Total number of rooms - 23
  • Number of floors - 5
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Garden
  • Free breakfast
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Smoke-free property
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free WiFi
  • Year Built - 1835
  • Luggage storage

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