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The Sylvan Guest House

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sylvan Terrace, New York City, NY 10032 (Manhattan)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Auburn, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We rented the bottom unit of a 2 story complex that the owner rents. This is not a hotel it is an apartment. The downstairs unit was clean however we arrived at 7pm and the cleaning lady was still there. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, nice kitchen to use as well and fully equipped. Grocery store and subway very close and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Please note that this is not a hotel, so don't expect cleaning services. There is no reception or check-in procedure. You would need to forward you booking confirmation to the email of the Guest House in order to receive the room entrance code. Location is great, just next to Post Office, C metro line, grocery shops.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The first surprise we encountered regarded the payment policy of Sylvan Guest House: even though we fully understood that the whole amount is non-refundable, we were not aware that the full amount would be debited to our credit card shortly after the booking. I presume, this fact was stated at some point during the reservation process at booking.com, but we... More

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We had a really good stay at the Sylvan apartments in July. communication with Julio was great, he was not in town but everything went smoothly including allowing us to leave our bags at the apartment the day we flew out. The area is fine, everyone i spoke to was real friendly, the small supermarket around the corner has everything... More

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

I and my wife went to New York and the first time we stayed at this hotel, we are impressed, the service friendly and very helpful, we got extra towels, our room was nicely decorated, nice view from the window is a great place, internet access, great

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Texas, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

We stayed in the 2 story duplex and it was perfect. Next door is subway and a grocery store (even had Greek organic yogurt and fruit and wine). We had no car, but spent the week exploring all of Manhattan (bring comfortable shoes!). Julio was there to greet us with his beautiful family upon arrival. Reserving was a breeze, and... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Our family may have grown to include a 2- and 4-year-old, but our expectations for accommodations while traveling has remained the same: affordable, clean and a flavor of the city we are visiting. We found all of the above and more at the Sylvan Guest House 2-bedroom duplex. The reservation process was easy and Julio responded quickly with both an... More

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Plattsburgh, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

First impressions are important. Julio and his two lovely daughters were waiting for my family and I to arrive at the guest house. That was a nice touch. After a tour of the space, we were on our own, The house is comfortable and spacious (by NYC standards), the kitchen is well equiped, two bathrooms, who could ask for more?... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012 via mobile

A great place to stay if you need something within walking distance of New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Medical School. Has very large living room/kitchenette/dining area and two bedrooms. Nicely furnished in African motif and kitchen stocked with all essentials. Grocery store adjacent. Very quiet historic street. Never felt unsafe at all here. Easy access to subway. Owner extremely accommodating, pleasant... More

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

the apartment is very confortable and very well furnished. it is very close to the 163rd subway station. Julio, the owner, is extremely kind and helpful. in the end, I feel free to highly recommend the Sylvan Guest House in accordance with my experience. so, in my opinion, it is the perfect place at the perfect price, considering the room... More

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Address: Sylvan Terrace, New York City, NY 10032
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Upper West Side
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Sylvan Guest House 3*
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Sylvan GuestHouse.Located on a quite, historic cobble stone street is a modern styled guesthouse with its own private entrance. Built in 1882, this renovated townhouse is located on Sylvan Terrace in Manhattan's Harlem Heights area. Sylvan Terrace has been published around the world and 30,000 tourists walk this block each year to experience the allure of a one of a kind street and the Morris Jumel Mansion, where George Washington once resided. Steps away from the C train, and one stop away from the #1 and A trains, this destination is close to grocery stores, pharmacies and laundry centers. Only 20 minutes from lower Manhattan, this residence is a home away from home. ... more   less 
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