New York Vibes at The GEM Hotel in Chelsea

New York Vibes at The GEM Hotel in Chelsea

The vibrant #NewYorkCity neighborhood of Chelsea is home to some of the city's best #art galleries and the hip High Line, where locals and tourists alike come for #relaxation. So while the city may never sleep, we had to, and chose a cool Chelsea pad to do it in.


Our last two nights in NYC were spent at the GEM Hotel. After staying in NoMad and Midtown Manhattan, we were excited to also explore the Chelsea neighborhood.

Entrance to the GEM
Entrance to the GEM
Cool, hip furnishings and art that pops
Cool, hip furnishings and art that pops

We loved the mid-century modern decor of the hotel lobby and bar that serves up gourmet coffee, beer, wine, and light bites. Can you tell this place attracts a lot of hipsters?

from  $323.59

Gem Hotel Chelsea

 300 West 22Nd Street, New York City, NY, United States
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As far as amenities go, they have WiFi, bottled water, shoe shines, and the basement has a small fitness room to get in some exercise on the road. They also had a barista at the bar, so I had to order an expresso to enjoy with my Dominique Ansel pastries we picked up.

This bar was calling my name
This bar was calling my name
The perfect spot to catch a bit of a break
The perfect spot to catch a bit of a break

The rooms were small, but we found that it’s very typical of boutique hotels in NYC.

Our room had everything we needed
Our room had everything we needed
Gazing out at the city
Gazing out at the city
If you needed to work, there's a spacious desk
If you needed to work, there's a spacious desk

Here’s the view out of our window. You can see the empire state building. :)

There she is!
There she is!
Hey there, NYC!
Hey there, NYC!
What are they doing over there?
What are they doing over there?
I loved this bathroom
I loved this bathroom
A rooftop deck for relaxing
A rooftop deck for relaxing

You can also bring your refreshments up to the rooftop patio to enjoy the views of the city. We had beautiful weather while we were there and definitely took advantage of this!

The area has plenty to explore! You’re within walking distance of The High Line, the Chelsea Market, and just a block away from Doughnut Plant, which we may have visited a few days in a row.

Oh YUM!
Oh YUM!

For you photographers out there, you’re a short walk away from B&H which is a must visit if you’ve never been before. It’s like a department store just for camera gear! *heart eyes*

The Chelsea neighborhood has a lot of charm to it. Tree-lines streets and brownstone really give it a neighborhood feel, while leaving plenty to do and explore. And a short subway ride takes you conveniently to wherever you want to go in Manhattan.

Tree-lines streets and brownstone really give it a neighborhood feel

Overall, the rooms were clean, the staff was friendly, the WiFi was solid, and we really enjoyed the rooftop terrace. What more do you need?

Another amazing thing about the GEM Hotel is that they really invest in the community. You can get involved with renovating public schools and community centers, holiday clothes, and food drives, or partnering with organizations in the area. Just ask the concierge for more info.

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