Straddling the border between Chelsea and Union Square, the Chelsea Inn’s prices are low because many rooms share a bathroom (never more than two rooms to a toilet; you’ll have a shower and sink in your room). It has recently been upgraded, which means gone are the grungy carpets and mismatched grandma’s-house-style furnishings, replaced by sleek contemporary art on the walls, billowy duvets on the beds, shiny wood floors, and exposed brick walls (showing the bones of this 1800’s townhouse). A nice touch: All rooms have small fridges and microwaves. Bad news: street noise and loud plumbing.
New York City
New York City› Hotel
46 W 17th St., near Fifth Ave
Our Rating Neighborhood Chelsea Transportation Subway: Q, N, R, L, 4, 5, 6, or L to Union Sq Phone 800/640-6469 or 212/645-8989 Prices $88-$167 double plus a facilities fee of $10/night Amenities Free Wi–Fi Units 20 URL http://www.booking.com/hotel/us/chelsea-inn.html?aid=1254987&label=frommers-hotelpage-deeplink Web site Chelsea Inn