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Desmond Tutu Center

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

When we arrived it was raining and the tiny lobby was filled with people and dogs. There is a small bar there for eating and drinking. Reminded me of the Algonquin Hotel but smaller. I was told they are interesting people from the neighborhood who gather there to socialize and use their wi-fi. Our King room was delightful. A throw back to a more formal time. Beautifully appointed with things from years ago. Black dial phone, king bed, oriental rugs and a fabulous huge bathroom that had been updated for modern times. We loved the place and were greeted by the friendly Rose who mans the check-in desk. We stored our luggage before our room was ready and stored it again when we left since we planned on spending the whole day on the Highline, Chelsea Market and the new Hudson Yards. Would love to stay here again when we are in town. When we left people were engaged with each other at the outside tables.

I remember walking past the hotel a few years ago and saying that on my next trip that I wanted to stay here - so this time I did. As I’ve visited New York a few times, touristy stuff wasn’t the plan this time so The High Line was the perfect location. Walking distance to Chelsea Market and Greenwich where there are so great places to eat and drink at. The bed was INCREDIBLE! We arrived at 11pm and check in was great. The service was also really good when we checked out. The room was nice. It was clean. It was pretty shabby chic. Overall it was good and the location definitely is great if you’re looking to explore NYC yourself to find what you stumble upon.

Lovely friendly hotel in the trendy Chelsea area of NYC. Staff very attentive, quirky coffee shop in the lobby, dog friendly too which is always a major positive 👍 Very convenient for The High Line Highly Recommend

If you have walked the High Line in Lower Manhattan you have probably seen the Hotel which is just east of the High Line between 20th and 21st. It is a in a striking building and is very convenient to many trendy Chelsea spots. It's a small boutique with an exceptionally friendly staff. They really made me feel welcome. The hotel does have some quirks. The Lobby is a coffee shop. The trendy decor is a version of shabby chic. The beds and bathrooms are nice but some of the rooms are pretty small. The elevator to my room was of a type I had not seen since staying at a 100 year old hotel in Rome. Overall though, I enjoyed my stay.

It was my husband's first time to NYC and we absolutely fell in love with the High Line. Staff was amazing and so was our room. The only confusion we had was when we were told two different times for checkout but it wasnt a big deal.

I love the Highline Hotel. It feels like a warm blanket wrapping around you. I love the coffee bar in the stylish lobby. I stay at The Highline for business and the location is perfect. The neighborhood is full of great restauarants and the Chelsea Market is right nearby. Love it!

I've been staying here since it opened, and love it more every time. All of the rooms are a little/lot different, with lots of old charm due to the building's history. I LOVE seeing dogs in the lobby and courtyard on my way in and out, and having the option of amazing coffee in the morning. There is no room service but it's New York - you can have everything delivered! It's right in front of the High Line park, and just a few blocks from Hudson Yards, Chelsea Market, etc., plus they have bicycles available, but the best to me is that I can walk to where I'm working. It's my home away from home.

My husband and I stayed here when it first opened on a date and now we come back for our Aniversary! It’s a charming hotel with an eclectic feel! Nice beds great service and charm abounds! Plus they love our pooch that goes everywhere with us! The patios are beautiful, service and location are great as well lots of great things to say about The High Line!

I travel to New York once every couple of months, so I've stayed in a LOT of hotels. A lot of great ones, too, but none has had the allure or the unique style of the High Line Hotel. It's my favorite place to stay in the city, to the degree that it became a prominent location in my novel "Ghosts of Gotham." Excellent service, vintage comfort, it's a winner. The location is top-notch, too. You're within walking distance of all the charms of Chelsea; good food, plenty to see and do, and a great home base for excursions into the rest of the city.

Daniel Arias was extremely helpful to us during our 2 night stay at The High Line Hotel. He addressed any and all concerns that we had and was extremely thorough in following up with us. The High Line Hotel is in a great location and very quaint

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to The High Line Park and Chelsea Piers

Located in Midtown, Desmond Tutu Center is adjacent to The High Line Park and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Chelsea Piers.


Property features

Onsite parking is available for a fee.

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Trip Advisor aggregated rating

72.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 785 reviews