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Chelsea Star Hotel World Class Rooms

New Luxe Rooms

Relax in our superior and deluxe guest rooms, which are designed in traditional, rich décor with contemporary accessories and artworks that accent the soft duotone pastel walls.

The custom mahogany furnishings feature a comfy four-poster (queen and king size, some are canopied) with fine linens. The sitting/work area features a sofa, Flat Screen TV with built-in DVD Player, Stereo, and a telephone.

The elegant full baths are designed with European ceramic textiles in bold sunflower yellow and cobalt blue.

Our Superior Rooms are designed in traditional, rich décor with contemporary accessories and artworks that accent the soft duotone pastel walls. The custom mahogany furnishings feature queen size bedding arrangements with fine linens.

The work area features an oversized desk, Flat Screen TV with built in DVD Player, Stereo, and a telephone with voicemail.

The elegant full baths are designed with European ceramic textiles in bold sunflower yellow and cobalt blue. Rooms also feature air conditioning/heating climate control.

Theme Rooms

Our original 16 funky “lite” private rooms are creatively designed with décor showcasing a variety of time periods, themes, and stars from the past and present.

These private rooms accommodate between one and four people and feature basic cable television and telephones.

There is also an Internet kiosk on-premises, which is available for all guests. The shared baths are clean and new, with high-tech styled gray slate and black marble

For the really budget-minded, our two dormitory rooms with bunk beds include linens.

Deluxe Rooms

Our oversized, “Studio Suite” style Deluxe Rooms are designed in traditional, rich décor with contemporary accessories and artworks that accent the soft duotone pastel walls.

The custom mahogany furnishings feature a comfy four-poster (queen and king size, some are canopied) with fine linens. The sitting/work area features a pull out queen size sofa, oversized desk, Flat Screen TV with built in DVD Player, Stereo, and telephone.

The elegant full baths are designed with European ceramic textiles in bold sunflower yellow and cobalt blue.

Rooms also feature air conditioning/heating climate control. This room sleeps up to four people and is ideal for families.

What Star Hotel Got In Store For You

Airport transportation

You can travel into the city by airport express coach services, taxicab, or train.

Car and limousine services are also available from John F. Kennedy International, La Guardia, and Newark Liberty International airports. Our concierge service will be happy to arrange a mode of transportation to fit your budget and offer advice on public transportation.

Email
We offer Internet kiosks and telephones.

Faxes and copies
You can receive and send faxes at the Front Desk for a small charge.

Americana Tickets
New York’s largest and most respected theater ticket agency can help you get tickets to almost anything in the city! From concerts and sporting events to limousines.

Security
For a one-time charge of $5.00, you can buy peace of mind with our safety deposit boxes. We also have closed-circuit television cameras in the hallways.

Maid service
Our friendly housekeeping staff will make your stay as comfortable and clean as possible. They can also provide extra blankets, sheets, and towels*.

Wheelchair access
We are a walk-up hotel, with NO ELEVATOR, although we have wheelchair accessible bathrooms in the deluxe and superior rooms in compliance with local and federal laws.

Laundry
Pick up and same-day delivery service is available for dry cleaning and regular laundry.

Food delivery to room
You name it. Anything from light sandwiches, pizza, Chinese or Mexican food can be ordered and delivered to your door within minutes.

Also available:

  • Free maps and tourist brochures, plus our own expert guidance on where to go / what to do
  • Bike and blade rental and storage.
  • Concierge list of must-do’s, an alternative to the regular tourist attractions

We want to make your stay in New York fun and safe. Our “hot tips” list directs you to the best budget restaurants and to where real New Yorkers eat – not the tourist traps.

Get the lowdown on where the wholesale outlets are located. For the latest and upcoming news about happenings, visit our “Town Talk” page.

Located in the Heart of New York City!

We are located in the very heart of the city, one block from Madison Square Garden, Penn Station, Amtrak, and the main branch of the United States Post Office. We are easily accessed by all public transport including buses, subways, and taxis.

With just a five minute walk you can be at the famous Macy*s department store, featured in the classic movie The Miracle on 34th Street, the Empire State Building, and a whole host of other attractions and must-sees.

Manhattan’s hip Chelsea district is full of avante garde art galleries, cool music clubs, bargain-priced shopping, trendy restaurants and fun bar scenes like Mustang Sally’s and Down Time – all within a five minute walk of the Chelsea Star Hotel.

Madison Square Garden is across the street – New York’s best concert venue and home of the Knicks Basketball team.

Also within walking distance are the famous Multiplex Chelsea Piers with awesome arenas for any sport you can think of. How about rowing your own boat on the mighty Hudson River?

Chelsea Piers also features restaurants, shopping and more. Just three blocks away on 30th street is a heliport where you can arrange to see a bird’s-eye view of all the wonders that make NYC the mecca of the curious.

Directions from. . .

JFK
Take the Port Authority Shuttle from inside the terminal to the Howard Beach Subway stop. Take the A subway train to 34th Street /Penn Station, then walk south to 30th Street.

LaGuardia Airport
Take the Q33 bus to Roosevelt Ave/Jackson Heights. Take the E Subway train to 34th Street/Penn station, then walk south on 8th Avenue to 30th Street.

Newark Airport
Take Olympic Trails Express Bus to Penn Station, then walk one block South on 8th avenue to 30th Street.

Penn Station/Amtrak
Walk 1 block south on 8th Avenue to 30th Street.

Port Authority Bus Station
Walk south on 8th Avenue to 30th Street.

Happy Holidays in New York City

The city literally lights up on December 1, every year more beautiful than the last…in part, thanks to technology.

LIGHTS & WINDOWS at every corner, every turn, some of the best places to feel the Holiday Spirit are: Rockefeller Center and its neighbors, Saks 5th Avenue, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Fifth Avenue, from 59th Street and straight down 34th Street, Madison Avenue, from 79th Street straight down to 57th Street, at the Metropolitan Museum & American Museum of Natural History, Annual Christmas Tree displays, and the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle, inside and out, upstairs and downstairs the decor is amazing.

OUTDOOR HOLIDAY MARKETS at Bryant Park, Union Square Park, South Street Seaport, Columbus Circle, and at Grand Central Station the most beautiful holiday market and the Kaleidoscope Light Show.


Options for ICE SKATING in the City, the most famous is Rockefeller Center, with music & celebrities until Spring, you will have more space at Bryant Park with FREE skating, rentals available until January 25th and Wollman Rink in Central Park, rentals available, cash only till spring.

If your visiting the City this month you must experience one of the many HOLIDAY SHOWS in the City, The Annual Christmas Show with the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall, the Nut Cracker performed by the NYC Ballet at Lincoln Center and Wintuk at the WaMu Theater across the street from the Chelsea Star Hotel at Madison Square Garden.

You can also catch a Broadway show or join the Big Apple Circus in Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center.

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November is one of the busiest months in New York City and here are a few things you can enjoy, while visiting.

On November 7th thousands will run in the ING New York City Marathon, 26.2 miles, five-borough course which runs from Staten Island to Central Park. Millions will be able to see a part of it along the route.

Skating in Bryant Park, on Central Parks’ Wollman Rink or the Famous Rockefeller Center Ice-Skating rink, skates can be rented at all, (experience not necessary) and the views are amazing

Some festivals this month
– NY Comedy Festival Nov. 3 – 7, 2010. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.nycomedyfestival.com
NYC Horror Film Festival Nov.10 – 14, 2010. Tribeca Cinemas 54 Varick St. More at www.nychorrorfilmfest.com
– Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival (US’s largest ethnographic/documentary film festival) Nov. 11 – 14, 2010 at the www.amnh.org/programs/mead/
– The African Diaspora International Film Festival Nov.26 – Dec.14, 2010. For more info. visit www.nyadiff.org
– New York City Chocolate Show at the Metropolitan Pavilion located at 125 West 18th Street

For Broadway shows old and new for the Fall 2010, visit www.playbill.com and not to be missed seasonal shows like the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the world-famous Rockettes and Balanchine’s Nutcracker performed by the New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center or Wintuk from Nov.7 – Jan.1.2011 at the Theater at Madison Square Gardens

Visitors to NYC will inevitably do some shopping and the city has many great shops and department stores, but some of the best holiday shopping can be found at one the many markets set up from November to the end of the year, like at Union Square, Bryant Park, Grand Central Terminal and Columbus Circle to name a few.

On November 25. 2010 Macy’s 83rd Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade begins at 77th Street and Central Park West and ends at 34th Street and Herald Square, with viewing of the floats, the balloons and participating organizations along the route, but get there early and dress warmly.
On November 24, you can observe the inflation of the 25 balloons from 3 – 10 p.m. near the American Museum of Natural History just off Central Park West between 77th St. and 81st St.

Holiday Tree Lighting’s in the city are another special holiday event, the most famous is at Rockefeller Center on Nov.30, which is televised and features celebrity guests and performances.

Additional tree lighting’s in the city are the Origami Holiday Tree at the American Museum of Natural History on Nov.22, the Annual Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Creche at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Nov. 22 and The South Street Seaport tree lighting on Nov. 26

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