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In northern Chelsea, near Herald Square, the Empire State Building and Madison Square Garden
The DoubleTree is located on West 29th Street. Although technically in Chelsea, the hotel is at the northernmost end of the neighborhood, in the heart of a working neighborhood, and on the edge of midtown. The streets in front are congested with delivery trucks. There are no clubs or fancy restaurants in the immediate vicinity. Though it won't particularly appeal to club hoppers and gourmands, the location is ideal for shoppers looking for deals at nearby Macy's and business travelers with meetings in midtown or trade events at the Javits Center. It's also a smart, centrally located base camp for tourists.
This Doubletree is a better-than-average chain option delivering all the DoubleTree essentials -- free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and 24-hour fitness and business centers. It's notable for its full-service restaurant and bar (which many comparable chains lack) and is convenient (if not particularly attractive) location in northern Chelsea near Penn Station and the Empire State Building.