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Villa 121 Harlem Guest House

11 West 121st Street, New York City, NY 10027
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Our family of 5 stayed on the green floor in this beautiful brownstone building which the lovely owners occupy and have owned for many years. As we were staying at a very expensive time it was a much cheaper option that also offered us more space than staying in a hotel. We had 3 rooms that were spacious and had... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

My mother and I stayed at this beautiful Villa last week and had the most wonderful experience! The room has a vintage, Victorian feel to it. It was comfy, cozy and felt like home. The area is located conveniently just a few subway stops to Times Square (where I was doing my one woman show and had to commute daily).... More

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Mukilteo, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Recently stayed a week in the green room (with inside bath) and were delighted. The location is very convenient, just a few blocks to the express subway. An unlimited metro pass allowed us to hop on buses and subways at will; it's definitely the way to get around the City. Hosts Peggy and Lloyd were wonderful and accommodating and provided... More

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Love! It has been 2 weeks since we’ve returned from our stay with Peggy and Llyod’s Villa 121 and we’ve likely recommended it to everyone we know by now. Having spoken to Peggy over the phone when booking our room, we already had a good feeling about Villa 121. What awaited us upon arrival was far more interesting than what... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

If you value where and how you stay Villa 121 is the place. A beautifully renovated 19th century brown stone house in a quiet street, Harlem around you to enjoy and explore, perfect connections to downtown Manhattan. And best of all: welcoming, friendly hosts, always ready to talk, help and give good advice. In short: a home, that for us,... More

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Vienna, Austria
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Nice appartments in a newly renovated house from the late 19th century.The owner put a lot of emphasis on keeping the old style of the house (the wooden staircase is over 100 years old). On the one hand side the house gives you an impression how the Harlem area looked like in former times, when many houses were summer residences... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

I had the great fortune of staying one night recently at Villa 121 due to a mixup with another guesthouse. Peggy and Lloyd offer wonderful hospitality and the opportunity to stay in a gorgeous brownstone beautifully restored and enhanced with art created by the owners. Close to bus and subway. Previous reviews on stairs are accurate; if you have any... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Last year I visited villa 121 for the first time and it was obvious I should return. This time with my 11 year old daughter. We stayed in the gold suite and we both had our own bed and room, separated by a wooden sliding door. The house is so beautiful, really incredible. All wooden floors, high ceilings, wooden stairs.... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

My girls and I came to the East Coast from California to tour colleges. We first stayed in Boston, and then Newport RI; our next stop - Harlem. I cautioned the girls as we exited the subway not to be disappointed after staying in such wonderful places for our first five nights - (they have been studying Harlem at school... More

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We stumbled across this place on a website and called and spoke with Peggy on the phone to make reservations. I could tell as soon as I spoke to her that this was the sort of experience we were looking for. She was personable and chatty and you could tell by speaking with her that she loved having guests, loved... More

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Address: 11 West 121st Street, New York City, NY 10027
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Location: United States > New York > New York City
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #15 of 96 B&Bs / Inns in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Number of rooms: 2 King Bedroom Suites with private or shared bathrooms, and. 2 Family Suites w/two bedrooms. Amenities: Free High-Speed Internet. Free Parking, 32" Flat Screen TV, Free Cable. Micro Wave. Toaster Oven,Iron/Ironing Board. Coffee Makers. Hot/Cold Filtered Water Dispenser in every room. Some Kitchen Access. This turn of the century mansion was built 1887 at the height of New York's Gilded Age, and designed by the firm of Cleverdon and Putzel. The one family home boasts beautiful mahogany/oak woodwork features throughout , large bedroom-suites, hardwood floors, 14 foot high, and large marble and tile bathrooms. The guest house is situated 1/2 block off Mount Morris Park, and included in the National Register of Historic Places Just around the corner you can choose from a number of international restaurants serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. As well you will find the local grocery store, dry cleaners, and deli, florist shop, drug store, and laundry, and banks are conveniently located within 3 short blocks.. 5 Minute walk takes you to 125th Street or 116th Street express subway train . 15 Minutes ride subway ride to Time's Square. 15 Minute walk or bus ride,. 10 Walk to Central Park. You will find many significant American landmarks, museums, and monuments (i.E. The Apollo Theater, Historic Harlem Churches, Metropolitan Museum, Studio Museum, Shomberg Center of Cultural Research in Black Culture, The Museum Mile, Columbia University, Central Park, Apple Store, Tiffanys, Yankee Stadium, Costco, El Barrio, and so much more within 15 minutes of guest house, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Columbia University Hospital, and Riverside Church . . . ... more   less 
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