The Hotel Chelsea is deeply rooted in the folklore of New York City. Famous former tenants of the 12-story Victorian Gothic building include Patti Smith, Bob Dylan, Charles Bukowski, Leonard Cohen and Stanley Kubrick, who established the hotel as an enclave of bohemia; a place to write, compose, paint—and party. Today, after years of closure and a major refurbishment, the 138-year-old hotel has been reborn. The rooms, which range in size from petite queens to a deluxe two-bedroom pied-à-terre, now have modern conveniences tastefully integrated into the elegant, old-world interiors, and original features, such as wrought iron balconies, marble fireplaces, and stained glass, have been carefully restored. On the ground floor, Spanish restaurant (and Patti Smith’s old haunt) El Quijote has been revived, and cocktails and small plates are available in the Lobby Bar. The Hotel Chelsea 222 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011, United States TwitterFacebookPinterest Related Stories Travel City Guide Aman New York The most opulent overnight in Manhattan. Travel City Guide Santa Clara 1728 A sanctuary in the center of Lisbon. Travel City Guide Casa No Tempo A pastoral retreat in the Portuguese mountains. Travel City Guide Little Cat Lodge A cozy upstate getaway. Travel City Guide The Darling A home from home in Copenhagen. Travel Issue 51 Distant Dreams The ups and downs of a digital nomad.