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Bringing It Back To The Gay Owned Chelsea Pines Inn, NYC


New York City, always a popular LGBTQ destination brings the spotlight to the fabulous Chelsea Pines Inn on 14th Street, New York City.

We are in love with their cozy aesthetic, their fantastic breakfasts and with the excellent location in Chelsea.

Many of you who book here at know this property's long and interesting history and culture. For those who do not we think this inspired walk down memory lane could be the next place for you to check out on your next gay getaway.

Chelsea Pines Inn is located in a five story walk-up row house that was built as a private home in the 1850s. In the 1980s, the building was transformed into a charming gay owned and operated hotel, where everyone has always been welcome.All guest rooms and common areas are decorated with original film posters from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Unique stores, galleries, restaurants, and clubs are within walking distance, and the world’s largest mass transit system is just a few steps away, so you can get anywhere in the city quickly and economically.

Originally built as a private home back when 14th Street was the northern end of the city, our building has gone through many exciting changes over the years. As the City grew around us it became a fashionable rooming house and was used as the setting in Cool Air, a short story by the celebrated horror author H.P. Lovecraft. (Just as a note, Chelsea Pines Inn has central air.) Eventually 317 West Fourteenth Street was home base to sailors in the Navy and Merchant Marine during the early 20th century, when this area was a working port. In 1983 the late Sheldon Post and his lover Jay Lesiger purchased the building and created Chelsea Pines Inn.

Today, here is what you can expect when you book your next NYC stay at Chelsea Pines Inn. In the heart of gay New York, each room is dedicated to famous gay icons: all guest rooms and common areas are decorated with original film posters from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Each room features 300 thread-count luxury linens and Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities.

Eclectic, movie-themed rooms have free Wi-Fi, private bathrooms and air-conditioning, as well as flat-screen TVs, iPhone docks and minifridges. Suites also come with separate sitting areas, wet bars, coffeemakers.

Continental breakfast is served in a cozy dining room, a greenhouse or a leafy garden. Free all-day snacks and coffee are offered in the lounge. There's a business center.

Chelsea Pines Inn should definitely be at the top of your list. To view this property and make a booking simply click HERE

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