GEM Hotel Chelsea

300 West 22nd Street - Near Near Chelsea Market Map
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300 West 22nd Street

The GEM Hotel - Manhattan Chelsea features a concierge desk, a business center, and complimentary hotel-wide wireless Internet access. Guestrooms at The GEM Hotel - Manhattan Chelsea provide in-room safes, flat-screen TVs, and Gilchrist & Soames bath... more

The GEM Hotel - Manhattan Chelsea features a concierge desk, a business center, and complimentary hotel-wide wireless Internet access. Guestrooms at The GEM Hotel - Manhattan Chelsea provide in-room safes, flat-screen TVs, and Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities.

Located near the Chelsea Art District in Manhattan, it's just blocks from the Meatpacking District and Greenwich Village, as well as close to a large Whole Foods Market and numerous splendid restaurants.

Shoe shine services are complimentary at this smoke-free Manhattan hotel.

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The GEM Hotel Chelsea
300 W 22nd St, 22nd Street & 8th Avenue, New York City, NY 10011-2602 (Formerly GEM Hotel - Chelsea, an Ascend Collection hotel )
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Heidi R
Yellowknife, Canada
Location, value, service
Sep 18, 2019
We stayed at the Gem, and we're so glad we did! The location was amazing. You couldn't get closer to all the action, and still maintain the quietness anywhere else.... more »
Julia S
Trip type:
Couples
Outstanding location-great value
Sep 10, 2019
We stayed at the Gem for 5 nights in the beginning of September and absolutely loved it. Room 502 was excellent, it was small but had everything we needed. The... more »
andywander
Trip type:
Business
This place really IS a Gem!
Sep 7, 2019
I stayed here for 3 weeks for work, and I can truly say that I've never had a better experience at a hotel. The rooms are small(expected in NYC) but... more »
nyc2vin
NYC
Clean & Compact in Chelsea
Aug 28, 2019
This boutique hotel was clean and comfortable with compact rooms in a great neighborhood. The hotel staff were friendly especially Riley and Laurent. The manager, Hafeez, was very accommodating. We... more »
peacelov88
Merida, Mexico
Nice GEM in Manhattan...
Aug 24, 2019
I've been so many times in NYC and always try to find+stay+try something new in the city... The GEM has a very convenient location ( a block from a subway... more »
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Chelsea Description

GEM Hotel Chelsea 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

1 Queen Bed

1 Queen Bed

Sleep - Blackout drapes/curtains and linens

Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub or shower, free toiletries, and a hair dryer

Practical - Laptop workspace and phone

Comfort - Air conditioning, heating, and daily housekeeping

Need to Know - No cribs (infant beds) or rollaway/extra beds available

Non-Smoking

 

Business Room 1 Queen Bed

1 Queen Bed

Sleep - Blackout drapes/curtains and linens

Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub or shower, free toiletries, and a hair dryer

Practical - Laptop workspace and phone

Comfort - Air conditioning, heating, and daily housekeeping

Need to Know - No cribs (infant beds) or rollaway/extra beds available

Non-Smoking

 

Standard Double Room 1 Double Bed

1 Double Bed

Sleep - Blackout drapes/curtains and linens

Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub or shower, free toiletries, and a hair dryer

Practical - Laptop workspace and phone

Comfort - Air conditioning, heating, and daily housekeeping

Need to Know - No cribs (infant beds) or rollaway/extra beds available

Non-Smoking

 

Business Room 1 Double Bed

1 Double Bed

Sleep - Blackout drapes/curtains and linens

Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub or shower, free toiletries, and a hair dryer

Practical - Laptop workspace and phone

Comfort - Air conditioning, heating, and daily housekeeping

Need to Know - No cribs (infant beds) or rollaway/extra beds available

Non-Smoking

 

Property Information

  • Bar/lounge 1
  • Fitness facilities
  • Number of floors - 5

Popular Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothing Iron
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Fitness Facility
  • Hair Dryer

Additional Amenities

  • Check In: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out: 11:00 AM
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bar/lounge 1
  • Coffee shop or café 1
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
  • Elevator
  • Fitness facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of floors - 5
  • Smoke-free property
  • Tours/ticket assistance

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