The Hotel Chelsea

New York, New York

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204 W 23rd St
New York, New York


(212) 929-9353


The Hotel Chelsea in New York City was originally constructed in 1884 and was designed as one of the city’s first cooperative apartment houses for affluent residents. Over the years, the Chelsea Hotel evolved into a haven for artists, writers, and musicians.

The 11-story hotel is located at 222 West 23rd Street in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, which is on the south side of the street between Eighth Avenue and Seventh Avenue.

The hotel’s reputation grew in the mid-20th century when it attracted artists like Arthur Miller, Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol, and Patti Smith.

Haunted History

The Hotel Chelsea in New York City (also known as the Chelsea Hotel), has a long history of reported paranormal activity, making it a renowned haunted location.

Built in 1884, one of the most well-known ghost stories associated with the hotel is that of poet Dylan Thomas, who died there in 1953. It is said that his spirit is often felt in the hotel, particularly in Room 205, where he passed away.

Visitors and residents have reported hearing phantom footsteps, the sound of a typewriter, and the recitation of poetry, which are believed to be attributed to Thomas’ lingering presence. There have also been claims of other supernatural encounters, such as apparitions and unexplained phenomena, throughout the hotel.

Another famous ghost at the hotel is Mary, a survivor of the Titanic. According to NYC Ghosts, Mary haunts the fifth floor of the hotel, where she died.

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