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Chelsea

Manhattan’s prized arts district is a success story of urban renewal. Tour the area to see some of Downtown’s hippest attractions.

When New Yorkers think of Chelsea, they think of the art world. The neighborhood is filled with hundreds of contemporary and other art galleries. In addition to browsing collections and unique pieces, see fine examples of brownstone and art deco architecture and stroll through an elevated park that’s on a disused railway line.

Chelsea was once a center for vice in the 1920s and 1930s, but it gradually became a place where artists and bohemians found affordable residences. As gentrification progressed throughout the 1990s, wealthier people moved in and established a thriving dining and club scene.

Enjoy an authentic New York City gallery-hopping experience. Generally you will find the highest concentration of galleries toward Chelsea’s west side, between 20th and 28th streets. Particularly famous galleries include the Gagosian Gallery on 24th Street. Find a few galleries that cater to your tastes or expand your art appreciation by visiting a broader selection of stores and studios.

Visit the High Line and Chelsea Market, which are just steps from each other. The High Line is a rail trail conversion that attracts visitors from all over the world. Browse the contemporary artworks and manicured gardens found in this above-ground park. Grab a bite to eat at Chelsea Market, where dozens of vendors sell lots of gourmet treats.

Chelsea is home to unique and stylish accommodations that make staying here enjoyable and convenient. Visit the historic Chelsea Hotel, where many famous artists have stayed. Enjoy a Michelin-starred meal in the unpretentious Nomad restaurant, located in the Hotel Nomad. When you’re ready to go out, catch a comedy show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre location on 26th Street.

The eastern side of Chelsea is served by half a dozen trains, though the west side has no train service. Catch a cab on any of Chelsea’s busy streets at any hour, but don’t leave before you’ve seen all this classy neighborhood has to offer.


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Hotel Pennsylvania

Hotel Pennsylvania

401 7th Ave, New York
2.7
of 5, from 9,261 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

This New York City hotel located on Seventh Avenue at 33rd Street is across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station.

€133
Stewart Hotel

Stewart Hotel

371 7th Ave, New York
3.9
of 5, from 2,826 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Stewart Hotel is located in the city's bustling Midtown. Madison Square Garden and Penn Station are across the street, and Times Square - the hub of the Broadway Theater District - is a 15-minute walk. Top-of-the-world views from the Empire State Building are even closer - 10 minutes on foot.

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Kimpton Hotel Eventi

Kimpton Hotel Eventi

851 Avenue of the Americas, New York
4.6
of 5, from 715 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Kimpton Hotel Eventi is located in the heart of Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, near Herald Square, half a mile from NYC's famous Macy's, Madison Square Garden and the Empire State Building.

€195
Dream Downtown

Dream Downtown

355 W 16th St, New York
4.0
of 5, from 496 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Chelsea, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Chelsea Market and The High Line Park. Union Square and Empire State Building are also within 2 mi (3 km).

€155
Hilton New York Fashion District

Hilton New York Fashion District

152 W 26th Street, New York
4.2
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4.0 out of 5.0

Hilton New York Fashion District is a brand new, boutique-style within walking distance to Times Square, the Empire State Building, just a half-mile of Madison Square Garden, Macy's Herald Square, and Penn Station.

€206
Hilton Garden Inn New York/Manhattan-Chelsea

Hilton Garden Inn New York/Manhattan-Chelsea

121 W 28th St, New York
4.3
of 5, from 886 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

This hotel is in the vibrant Chelsea district, famed for its galleries, nightlife, shops, and restaurants. Madison Square Garden is 4 blocks away, Macy's is 5 blocks, and the Theater District is 1 mile north.

€129
DoubleTree by Hilton New York City - Chelsea

DoubleTree by Hilton New York City - Chelsea

128 West 29th Street, New York
3.9
of 5, from 995 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

In Midtown Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, this hotel is 0.4 mile from the Empire State Building, Macy's, and Madison Square Garden. Times Square and the Broadway Theater District are 0.7 mile away.

€156
INNSIDE by Melià New York Nomad

INNSIDE by Melià New York Nomad

132 West 27th Street, New York
4.4
of 5, from 329 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Chelsea, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fashion Institute of Technology and Madison Square Garden. Macy's and Empire State Building are also within 15 minutes.

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