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Riff Hotel Chelsea

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In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Riff Hotel Chelsea

Riff Hotel Chelsea

2.5 star property
City centre hotel within walking distance of Penn Plaza Pavilion

579 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available
300 W 30Th Street, New York, NY, 10001

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Manhattan
  • Madison Square Garden - 3 min walk
  • 5th Avenue - 11 min walk
  • Empire State Building - 12 min walk
  • Times Square - 12 min walk
  • Broadway - 15 min walk
  • Bryant Park - 18 min walk
  • Rockefeller Center - 21 min walk
  • Grand Central Terminal - 25 min walk
  • New York University - 26 min walk
  • Central Park - 31 min walk

Getting around

  • New York, NY (NYS-Skyports Seaplane Base) - 4 min drive
  • Teterboro, NJ (TEB) - 14 min drive
  • Linden, NJ (LDJ) - 25 min drive
  • Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.) - 33 min drive
  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA) - 35 min drive
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) - 54 min drive
  • Penn Station - 2 min walk
  • New York W 32nd St. Station - 9 min walk
  • New York 23rd St. Station - 13 min walk
  • 34 St. - Penn Station - 4 min walk
  • 28 St. Station (7th Av.) - 5 min walk
  • 23 St. Station (8th Av.) - 7 min walk


  • OCabanon - 2 min walk
  • Songkran - 3 min walk
  • Stage Door Delicatessen - 4 min walk
  • Local - 4 min walk
  • Bagel Maven - 4 min walk

About this property

Riff Hotel Chelsea

Located 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from the airport, Riff Hotel Chelsea features a rooftop terrace and puts you only a five-minute drive from 5th Avenue. You'll have free perks such as WiFi and self-parking. Also, Madison Square Garden and Empire State Building are within a 15-minute walk. Fellow travellers like the central location for the sightseeing and because it's only a short walk to public transportation: 34 St. - Penn Station is 4 minutes and 28 St. Station (7th Av.) is 5 minutes.


Arabic, Azerbaijani, English, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Spanish

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 43 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden


  • Arabic
  • Azerbaijani
  • English
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 200.00 per stay


  • Pet deposit: USD 50.00 per stay


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
<p>The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.</p><p>This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.</p><p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.</p> <p>The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards.</p>

Also known as

Chelsea Star
Chelsea Star Hotel & Hostel
Chelsea Star Hotel & Hostel New York
Chelsea Star New York
Star Chelsea
RIFF Chelsea Hotel New York
RIFF Chelsea Hotel
RIFF Chelsea New York
RIFF Chelsea
Hotel Chelsea Star
Chelsea Star New York City
RIFF Chelsea
Riff Hotel Chelsea Hotel
Riff Hotel Chelsea New York
Riff Hotel Chelsea Hotel New York

Frequently asked questions

Does Riff Hotel Chelsea offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Riff Hotel Chelsea does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Is parking offered on site at Riff Hotel Chelsea?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Riff Hotel Chelsea?
You can check in starting at 3 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
Is there an on-site casino at Riff Hotel Chelsea?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Resorts World Casino (22-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Riff Hotel Chelsea and nearby?
Riff Hotel Chelsea has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Riff Hotel Chelsea?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Songkran (3-min walk), Stage Door Delicatessen (4-min walk) and Local (4-min walk).
What's the area around Riff Hotel Chelsea like?
Riff Hotel Chelsea is in Manhattan, a short 4-minute walk from 34 St. - Penn Station and 3 minutes' walk from Madison Square Garden. The local area is considered central, as well as being good for public transport.






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


6/10 Good

the staff was very nice and pleasant . this is a brass tacks hotel in manhattan. but it is clean and really sufficient. centrally located. i was happy to get to the hotel and rest after a day of touring.
happy to be the, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Not terrible
Not terrible but not top knotch...only go here as a last resort.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Get the private room with your own bathroom. It’s a place to stay.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

The pictures alluded to a nicer hotel—in reality, the exterior is in shambles. Room had broken AC unit. Overheard other patrons without hot water. There’s a fine if you bring food to your room. If you’re looking to sleep in a room that can be locked, that’s about all it is good for.
Phil, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

It was an adventure!
This hotel was in a fantastic location. Right across the street from Madison Square Garden. But the rooms were absolutely tiny and sharing a bathroom with an entire floor sucked. But if price and location are important to you, then this place is perfect!!
Judi, 2-night romance trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Good Value
For under $100 in NYC, it’s hard to beat. You just need to be realistic about what you’re getting. This is not a luxury hotel where you’ll want to stay in your room all day. However, if you just need a clean room to stay while visiting NYC, then it’s a good value. Watch Out: No elevator, do be prepared to close mb steps if you have heavy bags
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

It was like a hostel hardly call it a hotel nothing great to say sorry wish I could oh yea nice coffee with real milk one day
andz, 6-night trip
Verified Ebookers guest review

4/10 Fair

Friendly Staff
Convenient location edge of Chelsea and Midtown. No parking facilities but did offer a discount coupon for a parking garage that was not near. Place is unkempt and old. Room was as expected of these type of hotels but it was very dirty. Underneath the bed you could see all kinds of old dust and garbage which could easily be vacuumed if the so decided to. Bring your own sheets and pillows I am pretty sure they were not changed from the last person who slept in the room. Shared bathroom was dirty and the shower had very little pressure with very little hot water. No control over the heat which was to high for 45 degrees outside...had to turn on the AC which thankfully worked.
2-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

4/10 Fair

Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

You get what you pay for
I get get what you pay for. Staff was super friendly so no complaints about that at all. The room was a decent size. There were stains on the blankets and stains on the couch and carpeting. Luckily I brought my own towel. The bathroom had cracked tiles, not that anyone would walk around barefoot, but definitely unsafe. The drain in the shower didn't work well. I will say the water was hot and the room temperature was nice and warm. The air conditioner in the window had a terrible cold draft, but thankfully the room was warm with the shades down. The bed was somewhat comfortable but the blanket didn't seem clean.
Jaime, 1-night trip
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