Hotel Indigo Chelsea

127 West 28th Street, New York City, New York, United States, 10001

Price from: £58

King Bedroom

By Shandana A. Durrani, your New York City expert

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#75 of 80
expert-rated hotels in New York City
Expert overall rating:3.1 out of 5
Location:
1.9
1.9
Bedrooms:
3.5
3.5
Eating/drinking:
3.6
3.6
Public areas:
3.1
3.1
Leisure facilities:
2
2.0
Service:
3
3.0
Value for money:
3.3
3.3
Recommended for:
Couples, Singles, Stag / hen parties, Great views / scenery, Nightlife, Trendiness

Expert review of Hotel Indigo Chelsea

Hipsters and 20-something travelers will enjoy this funky New York City hotel.

While the location may leave a lot to be desired - a busy and slightly dirty side street - the Hotel Indigo Chelsea, the only New York City outpost of the lifestyle chain, manages to be at once hip and inviting. Its popular rooftop bar put it on the nightlife map after it opened in 2009 but guests return because of the fun and funky atmosphere and affordable rates. A number of other hotels have opened recently in the area but the Indigo remains a go-to spot for young visitors to New York City.

Location: 

The hotel abuts old-school wholesale shops; not very aesthetically pleasing. If you want to head out, head down Seventh or Eighth Avenue for more action. It's also very close to Madison Square Garden and is much cleaner than hotels near the historic event space.

Bedrooms: 

Guests can choose from 120 superior and deluxe rooms as well as two penthouse junior suites. Rooms are spacious and my eye was immediately transfixed by the beautiful blue, green and red mural headboard above the king-size bed. A flat screen TV, desk and couch complete the picture of whimsy. The spa-style bathroom was pristine and features a shower with a sliding glass door. Photos reminiscent of iconic Vogue spreads hang on walls.

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Public areas: 

The color blue is used throughout the hotel, in furniture as well as the decor. Dangling silver swirls reflect light beautifully in the compact lobby; it can be a little cramped during check-in and check-out times so be patient. The hotel was designed to reflect a fashion theme but the Indigo isn’t as successful with it as nearby Fashion 26.

Eating and drinking: 

Blu restaurant is upscale, yet comfortable and offers outdoor seating on warm days. This is a great place to meet friends for a quick drink before heading elsewhere. It’s also a choice spot for the odd celebrity sighting (British singer Natasha Bedingfield was recently spotted here). One wall in the restaurant is lined with photographs illuminated by blue lights. Chandeliers hang from the ceiling and the red cushioned chairs are plush, yet relaxing. Order the brick oven pizza; it’s toasty and the cheese slides off your tongue.

Like other hotels in the area, Hotel Indigo has a rooftop bar. Glass Bar is open seven days a week and is a popular watering hole in the summer. Palm trees and a large cone-shaped light are meant to evoke images of Miami and on a humid night August night, that was certainly the case.

Leisure facilities: 

A moderate-sized fitness center is open 24 hours.

Service: 

Service is efficient. Do expect a wait during high season, however.

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Who stays there: 

Young urban professionals, hipsters and anyone looking for a good deal at a good location.

Price advice: 

Priority Club Rewards members get a discount and earn points toward more travel.

Pros: 
Nice rooms
Great rooftop bar
Cons: 
Location

More information on Hotel Indigo Chelsea:

Price from:
£58
Type:
Hotel
Address:
127 West 28th Street, New York City, New York, United States, 10001
Amenities:
Business Centre, Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Pets Allowed, Restaurant, Room Service
Neighbourhood:
Chelsea

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