In the city center, Chelsea Pines Inn is in New York’s Greenwich Village neighborhood, an area with good shopping. Chelsea Market and 5th Avenue are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area’s natural beauty can explore The High Line Park and Washington Square Park. Check out an event or a game at Madison Square Garden, and consider making time for Central Park Zoo, a top attraction not to be missed. Our guests appreciate the hotel’s central and quiet location for the sightseeing. It’s also convenient to public transportation: 8 Av. Station (W 14th St.) is just steps away.


Established in 1985.

Originally built as a private home back when 14th Street was the northern end of the city, our building has gone through many exciting changes over the years. As the City grew around us it became a fashionable rooming house. Eventually 317 West Fourteenth Street was home base to sailors in the Navy and Merchant Marine during the early 20th century, when this area was a working port. In 1983 the late Sheldon Post and his lover Jay Lesiger purchased the building and created Chelsea Pines Inn. Today, Chelsea Pines Inn features unique rooms, each one dedicated to a “Celluloid Hero” from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Our rooms feature 300 thread-count luxury linens and Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities. Jay continues to operate the inn, along with his friend, General Manager Al Ridolfo, and Jay’s spouse, Sales & Marketing Director Tom Klebba.

Meet the Business Owner

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Jay L.

A native New Yorker, Jay has worn many hats during his adult life: employee benefits manager, choral singer and fundraiser (13 years with the NYC Gay Men’s Chorus), concert and theatrical producer, and most significantly, proud owner of Chelsea Pines Inn for nearly 25 years.  He has served on the Board of Directors of SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders), a New York-based agency that provides social services, education and advocacy for our elderly community.  Recently, Jay has also worked with the New York City LGBT Community Services Center on projects celebrating its 25th Anniversary including producing the benefit ‘Broadway Backwards’.

An inveterate theatergoer, film buff and world traveler, Jay has shared his passion for film posters by decorating the entire building with vintage posters. Nearly 300 posters from his extensive collection grace the hallways and guest rooms.

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