Regardless of the time of the year you choose for your trip to New York, the Chelsea neighborhood is without a doubt one of the coolest and most convenient places to stay when you visit Manhattan. This residential area is considered a historic district on the West Side of the borough, bordered by the Hudson River and the Sixth Avenue and close to the Garment and Flatiron districts and the Greenwich Village. Besides, Chelsea is known for being a particularly LGBTQ friendly zone of NYC, home to more than two hundred art galleries. This post contains valuable info that you should read before you travel to New York in order to commute from the airport and find the perfect hotel in this part of the city.
How to get to Manhattan (Chelsea) from JKF, La Guardia and Newark Liberty airport
Which airport in New York City will you be landing at? Depending on your point of arrival, the commute will be slightly different.
From John F. Kennedy International airport to Chelsea, take the AirTrain in Terminal 8 and make a transfer towards NY Penn Station when it stops at Jamaica. A taxi cab journey covering the same distance takes 24 minutes.
From La Guardia airport to Chelsea in Manhattan, catch Bus Q70 to Woodside Avenue, then transfer to Penn Station from there. A taxi ride from LGA, the closest terminal, takes 14 minutes.
From Newark Liberty airport to the Chelsea neighborhood, hop on an Amtrak Northeast regional train to Boston that stops ant New York Penn Station, or else on an Express Bus from Terminal B to the Port Authority Bus Terminal. If you opt for using the taxi service, you will be there in 20 minutes.
Hotels in Chelsea, Manhattan, New York
This hotel in Manhattan is superbly located in the heart of Chelsea, and offers Economy rooms with shared bathroom and Standard rooms with private shower and toilet. All guest units include a fully equipped kitchenette with microwave, fridge and utensils, electronic safes, coffee amenities, TV set with satellite channels and free WiFi. Aside from the comfy beds, many rooms feature a sofa bed, and travellers staying here can also enjoy other perks such as onsite garden, heating and air conditioning and daily housekeeping.
The Leo House hotel lies 600 meters away from New York Penn Station and within short walking distance of the Chelsea Market. The premises are home to a chapel, a dining room, a garden, a terrace and a business center. There is a wide range of local cafes and restaurants in the vicinity, and the C and E NY subway lines are just around the corner. You may choose to stay in a single, double, twin or family room with either shared of private shower, although most units have a toilet and a sink. Children under 5 years old can sleep at the Leo House with their parents for free. A complimentary buffet-style breakfast is served every morning.
Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Chelsea
This Hilton hotel in Chelsea’s Flower District is close to the most iconic Manhattan landmarks (the Empire State Building and Madison Square Garden among them), in such a way that travellers can visit them after a short walk. It provides state-of-the-art ample rooms and daily breakfast. When you book your fully equipped room at the Hilton Garden Inn, you may choose an accessible one, one affording city views, a double with two large beds for up to 4 people to stay, or a queen or king unit with bathroom, wireless internet, fridge, microwave, flat-screen TV and coffee maker, to mention but a few of its amenities.
This trendy hotel in Chelsea, New York, is not only an accommodation but also features a roof-top lounge & club with views of the city skyline. Futhermore, it is pet-friendly, has an onsite open-air pool with cabanas, a restaurant and modern rooms with safes, balcony, minibar, work desk, iPod desk, flat-screen cable TV, ensuite bathroom with courtesy toiletries, bathrobe, dedicated laptop safe, wake-up service and premium beds.