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“Just What We Needed” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday Inn Express New York City - Chelsea

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Holiday Inn Express New York City - Chelsea
Ranked #270 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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“Just What We Needed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

The location of this hotel is great. The free breakfast had so many options (what a cost & time-saver!) They valet-parked the car for the same price as other garages for 24-hour basis which was so convenient at check-in. Note: Call in advance if you're in a hurry at checkout they told us it would be 40 min. to get the car - we walked the few blocks ourselves and picked up the car instead of waiting.

We were able to check-in at 1 p.m. which gave us a chance to freshen up and leave all our bags behind.

I also like that the hotel uses the sheets to cover the duvet - instead of a bedspread. You feel like you have a nice, clean bed.

One negative was that the toilet did not have a powerful flush, so that made me nervous with 4 of us staying in the room, but with a little patience it eventually worked.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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AnthonyL865, Manager at Holiday Inn Express New York City - Chelsea, responded to this review, 11 May 2012
Dear RosePetal 1936,

Thank you for your review of our Holiday Inn Express Madison Square Garden, we're happy to learn that your time with us was pleasant. Please come visit us again, we love to provide the best service in the city especially to our returning guest; It brings a smile to our face to see your smile. Have a wonderful day.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

A good location, near to 7th Avenue 28th Street subway which gets you to Times Square, Battery Park & 5th Avenue quickly. Tickets $2.50 per single ride. Reception was always very polite & helpful. Breakfast was fine with cereal, pancakes, fresh fruit, toast, cinnamon buns & 2-3 cooked items available, + coffee & juice. A bit crowded but there are tables outside assuming weather is fine. Rooms are more than adequate, huge beds which are very comfortable, t.v, air conditioning, shower & small bath. Road outside is noisy at all times - bring ear plugs! Choice of restaurants nearby, some better than others, we found 8th Avenue uptown has a reasonable selection. Would recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

This hotel is moderately priced (for NYC) and within 3 blocks of Penn Station. If you're riding the train into NYC and looking for a room close by, this hotel is very convenient, requiring no taxi or metro ride and just a very short walk from the station. It is even closer to Madison Square Garden.

The only negative was that my wife and I were put in a ground floor room beside the elevator and that meant there was more noise than there should have been. I suspect it was because I booked the room through hotels.com and we got one of the less desirable rooms.

But overall, a nice, inexpensive, safe, comfortable and easy place to stay in NYC.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2012

The receptionist was no help to me. I asked if there was any possible way for me to check in a few hours early and the guy just looked at me and didn't answer until I asked again. He then decided that checking his text messages was more important than dealing with a paying customer. After a little while he just told me no and was extremely rude about it. I have stayed in other holiday inn expresses in ny but I will never stay in this one again.... Great way to treat your priority club members!! Stay at the ramada if the holiday inn near times square is booked.

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express New York City - Chelsea, responded to this review, 24 May 2012
Dear Rdgon,

Thank you very much for your recent stay with us. We are deeply sorry we fell below your expectations. Our hotel is very proud of its level of service, cleanliness and quality of its product and for this reason your comments are very troubling and will certainly be looked into. We’d like to obtain some additional details regarding your experience, so we have sent you a private message.

We look forward to hearing back from you soon.

Sincerely,
Jaime W
Case Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

i have been to new york 5 times and stayed at the new yorker or pensylvania hotels.booked this holiday inn last july through british airways due to the unbelievable offer i got the flight & hotel for £560.my 2 daughters myself and 3yr old grandson arrived march 26th and boy we thought omg the street looks rough.but the hotel is spotless.rooms are small but hey you only sleep in them so what does it matter.we were at the back of hotel so no noise at night so we slept soundly until grandson woke us up at 3am due to his body still being on uk time.the free breakfast was a bonus and changed daily in the hot section.saved us a few dollars so we would recomend this hotel to all unless your the sort who moan about room size.if we can get the same deal again we will be returning again and again.oh and not to forget the check in gentleman.polite well dressed and so helpfull.well done holiday inn.

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express New York City - Chelsea

Property: Holiday Inn Express New York City - Chelsea
Address: 232 West 29th Street, New York City, NY 10001-5201 (Formerly Holiday Inn Express NYC Madison Square Garden)
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > Chelsea , Manhattan
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#65 Green Hotel in New York City
#148 Business Hotel in New York City
#183 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#196 Family Hotel in New York City
Price range (per night): ₹ 12,360 - ₹ 24,197
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express New York City - Chelsea 3*
Number of rooms: 228
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Express New York City - Chelsea hotel located right in the heart of Chelsea and Madison Square Garden area. We include a complimentary hot and cold Express Start Breakfast for all guests of the hotel. Our hotel is a new 15 story high-rise hotel with amenities to include free high speed wired and wireless Internet access, free local calls, fitness center, rear garden terrace and a full business center. We are just ten short blocks from Times Square. Also within walking distance is Penn Station, the Empire State Building, Jacob Javits Convention Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, Theatre District, Macy's, mid-town and 5th Avenue shopping. Rockefeller Center is just one mile away! We are also centrally located to many fine restaurants, entertainment venues and some of the finest shopping the city has to offer. ... more   less 
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