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Hotel Chelsea

Chelsea Hotel in Manhattan where famous artists and writers lived.

Hotel Chelsea Review

This 12-story Queen Anne–style neighborhood landmark (1884) became a hotel in 1905, although it catered to long-term tenants with a tradition of broad-mindedness and creativity. The literary roll call of live-ins is legendary: Mark Twain, Eugene O'Neill, O. Henry, Thomas Wolfe, Tennessee Williams, Vladimir Nabokov, Mary McCarthy, Arthur Miller, Dylan Thomas, William S. Burroughs, Patti Smith, and Robert Mapplethorpe. In 1966 Andy Warhol filmed a group of fellow artists in eight rooms; the footage was included in The Chelsea Girls (1967). Home to about 100 long-term residents, the Chelsea Hotel, as it's popularly called, stopped accepting guest reservations in 2011 and is currently closed for renovations.

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  • Address: 222 W. 23rd St., between 7th and 8th Aves., Chelsea, New York, NY, 10011 | Map It
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  • Subway: 1, 2, C, E to 23rd St
  • Location: Chelsea
Updated: 02-24-2014

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