Chelsea Savoy Hotel NYC

Address: 204 W. 23rd St. (at Seventh Ave.), New York, NY 10011

Phone: 212/929-9353 
Web site:
Size: 90 units
Extras: A/C TV TEL
Transportation: Subway: 1, 9 to 23rd St  
Rates include continental breakfast. Children stay free in parents' room 
Credit Cards: AE, JCB, MC, V

This hotel has been a welcome addition to Chelsea, a neighborhood abloom with art galleries, restaurants, and weekend flea markets but formerly devoid of nice, affordable hotels.
The six-story Savoy was built from the ground up, so it isn't subject to the eccentricities of the mostly older hotels in this price range: The hallways are attractive and wide, the elevators are swift and silent, and the generic but cheery rooms are good size and have big closets and roomy, immaculate bathrooms with tons of counter space.
Chelsea Savoy Hotel
Creature comforts abound: The rooms boast mattresses, furniture, textiles, and linens of high quality, plus the kinds of amenities you usually have to pay more for, like hair dryers, minifridges, alarm clocks, irons and ironing boards, in-room safes, and toiletries.
Most rooms are street-facing and sunny; corner rooms tend to be brightest but noisiest. 
Ask for a darker, back-facing room if you crave total silence.
There's a plain but pleasant sitting room off the lobby where you can enjoy your morning coffee over a selection of newspapers and magazines. 
The staff is young and helpful, and the increasingly hip neighborhood makes a good base for exploring both Midtown and downtown.