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Thomas Family B&B

21 West 136th Street, Harlem, New York City, NY
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Ranked #51 of 88 New York City B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Unfortunately I only have two good points.... This b&b is so close to the metro and it takes about 15 minutes to get to the centre of NYC. The owners are incredibly nice and friendly. The place is filthy and can do with a spot of renovation to be honest. The 'breakfast' was only available if they had remembered to... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

If friendliness compensates for cleanliness then this place is OK. Could be cleaner & the breakfast consists of cornflakes with sporadic appearances of milk and bread. Empty bottles under bed a mystery.

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Innsbruck, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Yolanda is very friendly :-) whole house could be cleaner.. but ok. breakfast is to make by yourself which is in general no problem but it is when the milk is empty and the butter old. 1min to subway!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Hello I travelled a lot and I need to be in safe place. I booked at thomas family in harlem located on 136 st west. The area is safe and located 1mn next to the train station. The hostess yolanda is a nice lady who will help you settle down if you don t know the city. I needed a... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I planned to stay here with a friend at the beginning of May. We told we would arrive at 6, but when we came at that time the room was not ready yet, and the owner seemed overwhelmed by having to do 3 rooms in one day. The whole place is rather old fashioned, and not in a good shape.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

I stayed in this B&B for three nights in May 2013. The area is nice and overall safe, with some good places where to enjoy live music. However, I wasn't very happy with my experience at this B&B: my bedroom was untidy, dirty and smelly. I found bedbugs crawling around and I spent the four days of my stay making... More 

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Hamilton, ON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

We visited the Thomas Family B&B in the middle of May. We stayed for 3 nights and I don't think that we could have chosen a better place. The bed and breakfast is in the back of a townhouse in Harlem. Well located approximately 100m from a Subway station you will definitley be impressed by what you find here. The... More 

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

There is no internet access either Wi-Fi or Ethernet cable in the bed and breakfast at all. I used up a day of my holiday running around in a strange city sorting out a usb dongle ( $141 it cost ) for internet access as I had to work. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The bed and breakfast is in... More 

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Staying in Harlem

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Harlem
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has played a vital role in the history of New York City. Today, the neighborhood is as vibrant as ever as new businesses and developments go up next to local institutions. The heart of the neighborhood is bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and you’ll discover some of the most beautiful blocks in the city, filled with handsome brownstones, soul food restaurants, corner shops, and scenic parks. For a taste of a real New York neighborhood, it’s hard to top a visit to Harlem.
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