Hell's Kitchen

Get to the roots of NYC. Head to Hell’s Kitchen to explore an excitingly un-trendy neighborhood.

Bursting with energy and devilish charisma, Hell’s Kitchen continues to evolve as high-rises move in and crooked characters move out. This classic New York City neighborhood is near it all—theaters on Broadway, green lawns in Central Park, and revered mom-and-pop culinary mainstays. As a storied NYC haunt, Hell’s Kitchen lives up to its unmistakable mystique.

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On the Map

Hell's Kitchen is within Midtown and Manhattan and bordered by Times Square/Theatre District, Chelsea, and Upper West Side

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

JFK Airport: 35 minutes by cab without traffic
Laguardia Airport: 25 minutes by cab without traffic
Times Square: 16 minutes by subway
Wall Street / Financial District: 33 minutes by subway

Fiery Spirit in the Middle of Manhattan

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No matter how many generations pass through Hell's Kitchen, the neighborhood never loses its cool.

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Small businesses adhere to Hell's Kitchen's authenticity while high-styled newcomers embrace it for its retouched modernity.

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The neighborhood's cinema-worthy streetscapes are just that–Hell's Kitchen has provided the perfect backdrop for countless films set in New York City.

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This area has to be one of the most exciting areas in Manhattan for dinning and outing. There are thousands of NYC top restaurants with all kind of different cuisines, popular bars and clubs, and also supermarkets, delis, pharmacies, natural stores, farmers market and Starbucks within steps."

Blazing Independence

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Hell's Kitchen's local haunts are fiercely independent.

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The neighborhood's restaurants and bakeries seamlessly weave no-nonsense pragmatism with handcrafted ingenuity, setting trends and inspiring cult-followings along the way.

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[...] located in the heart of Manhattan, it's convenient to absolutely everything and everywhere; with all trains and buses to take you anywhere you want to go-- great restaurants and shopping abound. Times Square is minutes away, the Circle Line too and every and any tourist attraction you want to visit is literally minutes away with the means to get you there either by bus or subway."

Renovated, Remodeled, and Newly Built

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Hell's Kitchen's architecture hints at the neighborhood's evolution.

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While many of its blocks teem with quintessential New York City brownstones and diagonally-slanting fire escapes, contemporary glass towers dominate the skyline above them.

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Organic architecture.

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We approve.

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Born and raised in France, Julia Robbs now calls Brooklyn, NY home. She attended college in Chicago, then moved to Atlanta to study photography before recently settling in what she thinks is the world's best city, New York. She loves capturing quiet details and small moments through her photography, and enjoyed discovering the little nuances that make up each unique neighborhood in NYC while shooting for Airbnb.

Julia Robbs

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