The Chelsea Mews Guesthouse

75% love it
All-male, clothing-optional guesthouse
This 1840s townhouse offers 8 guest rooms of varying sizes, each fitted with modern amenities. There's an onsite massage therapist and free bicycle tours of Manhattan.


    • JohnC13
      JohnC13 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Fun little place to stay!!!!
      I have stayed here a few times now and like it a lot. Yes it is a tad older and may need a little updating it is quite affordable. It is clothing optional which is a little fun, have seen some handsome men in their undies and less. The guys who run it have always been really nice and hospitable to me.

    • sum_guy_usa
      sum_guy_usa Over a year ago
      Loves it

      My phone experience was very pleasant
      I am not understanding of all the negative reviews here based on the long telephne conversation I had with them today. My call lasted 30 minutes or so, at no time was I rushed, and all of my questions were answered. I had mentioned the NYTimes articles that said they had in-house massages and I was told they were no longer offered. I am planning a visit in the beginning of May and will post then, too, but my talk was very much contrarian to the tone of the written reviews here. As a fan of clothing free envirnment, it is tough to find them in this area.

    • kevinharrison
      kevinharrison Over a year ago
      Hates it

      creepy old smelly bath house
      first of all the old men got our reservation wrong! never wrote it down than yelled at us and called us names! The middle age Gary just walked in on me the shower expecting sex!!!!!! I walked out of my room in the hall and there were 4 naked men having sex!!! I could net get to the bathroom or shower!!! the place is old dirty creepy,. The old man need s to be in a nursing home!! The middle age mess Gary needs to be arrested! PLEASE STAY AWAY!!

    • jo.sampaio.7
      jo.sampaio.7 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Rude, Unprofessional, Creepy, Very Gross! Nightmare!
      Its been a nightmare to stayed at this place, it cost $125 per night, ist not worth it at all. The guy who checked me in, the middle age guy( around 40 something) its freakin stupid and horny PIG( my suggestion, go the gym and started work out) , he started to touched me when he checked me in to the room. And the other OLD GAY GUY, very old, he is full of drama, i saw he kicked the guy out of the place because he forgot to pay the extra night,! MY suggestion to CHELSEA MEWS GUESTHOUSE, clean your place, i know its an first old gay guesthouse, but it doesn't mean the person who worked there have to be an old minded! being professional without touching or groping people. with $ 125 you can have a nice private room in chelsea via! and you will feel comfortable without hearing an OLD GAY guy screaming and yelling!

    • fltraveler
      fltraveler Over a year ago
      Hates it

      I've stayed at a lot of gay guest houses but this one really was horrible beyond belief. To start off, there was no one to let me in when I arrived and no one answered the phone so I ended up staying at another place my first night. After checking in at the Chelsea Pines, which was great, I called to make sure there wasn't anything I messed up with and the guy who answered had the nerve to tell me I never showed up!! I bit my tongue and called back the next day since I hadn't extended my stay at the Pines yet and whoever answered was very gracious and told me I could stay the rest of my stay for $50/night the rest of the week so I took him on the deal. After checking in, the guy that yelled at me originally came to my room to introduce himself, wouldn't take a hint and leave, and then started ambling on about sex, grindr, and wanted to show me his ---. He was creepy, probably twice my age, and probably hasn't seen a gym in years. I immediately went back to Chelsea Pines and was soooo happy I did. Don't stay here whatever you do!

    • sobernme
      sobernme Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great Bang for the Buck
      I stayed here one night to relax & raise hell after a being in NJ for a week before heading home. The rooms are small & the baths are shared. But, if your willing to have that inconvience , it's a fantastic deal for the price. My single room was immaculate & the single bed was very comfortable. Stairs would be a challenge if you have physical limitations. It is in Chelsea & very near the West Villiage. The owner was delightful and actually walked down to the Chelsea Market and shared some great stories about "his" New York. If you're looking for luxury, stay in a hotel. But if your like me and only use the room for the bed and are on the go, you can't beat it. I'll be staying her on my next visit to NYC.

    • shortiesuperman
      shortiesuperman Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Fantastic location and deal!
      I've stayed at the Chelsea Mews several times and keep coming back because it's the perfect location and way cheaper than anything else you'll find in Chelsea or midtown. The place is right by Chelsea Market and on the edge of the West Village, by all the hot spots in Chelsea too. The guesthouse is really cool, filled with antiques. It's not a 5 star hotel, but for how cheap it is, it's a great deal. The owner's always helpful in navigating the city and has offered me a bike tour in the summers. Love the place!

    • allinallout
      allinallout Over a year ago
      Loves it

      I like it!
      My partner and I stayed here and really loved it. Its like staying in a great 1840 town house and it is super fun. The owners are very friendly and warm. We felt at home right away. They washed and folded all our laundry while we were there (free) and took us on a great bike ride around the city (FREE) The rates are the best in the city and if you want to get away from boring hotels and see an aspect of New York you will never forget, check it out> Thanks Chelsea Mews!

    • sketer
      sketer Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Creepy, creepy, creepy
      I think the best way to describe this place is CREEPY! There are other places in New York to stay on a budget. The guy who checked me in kept touching my back and asked if I wanted a massage... not a good thing... stay away.