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Villa 121 Harlem Guest House

11 West 121st Street, 1/2 Block Off 5th Avenue, New York City, NY 10027
Villa 121 Harlem Guest House
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Benitses, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband was determined to stay in a proper "borough" rather than the main part of the city and so Harlem it was... So we booked Villa 121 as we read up about it and wanted to stay somewhere that had the same "friendly, family vibe" that we ourselves try to achieve in our own place - and what a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My husband and I are both medical doctors from other country. This is our first time to stay at B&B in US. The Villa is an old beautiful house with 125 years, and its wonderful hosts, Peggy and Lloyd had restored it perfectly with their own artwork. The whole house is very warm and astonishing. The room is very clean... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This was our second trip to New York and we wanted somewhere more local. As big jazz and soul fans we chose Harlem and Villa 121 - and we're glad we did. Everything about the stay was good. As a family of four, we had the whole top floor to ourselves (two ensuite bedrooms and an impressively equipped kitchen). It... More 

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Burgdorf, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Villa 121 is a refreshing change from a hotel stay. Due to the warm weather Sept 22-26, I was able to sleep with the window open facing the backyards. It is amazing how silent the neighbourhood is - in spite of the close proximity to a main boulevard. The owners are very welcoming and friendly. My room was comfortable and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My husband and I spent the September 19-22 weekend in NYC and stayed at this marvelous guest house. It was cozy and very inviting. The hostess and host (Peggy and Lloyd), were charming and very friendly. It is not the traditional B&B, they do not serve meals, but it is centrally located. There were wonderful restaurants and cafes a block... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I'm a business traveler frequenting the standard hotel chains Marriott Hilton W and some in between. But this trip to NYC I wanted something different and chose Villa121! Nothing like a hotel but a charming and elegant reminder of a time when people enjoyed their homes and loved having people over! Both owners themselves were charming and elegant, welcoming me... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

When renovations at my own NYC apartment got too noisy, I decided to go on a mini trip within the city. Then I thought why go to a boring hotel when you could go to a guest house? I was beyond happy with my decision! First things first, Peggy and Lloyd have got to be the nicest guest house owners... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Recently spent 5 nights in this place. I was accompanied by my wife and two adult children. It is in Harlem in one of the quiet side streets, close to the main road. There is no breakfast service. There were two subway stations (125th street & 116th street) within 10-15 minutes walking distance. Subway express trains 2 & 3 and... More 

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TooneTrips, Manager at Villa 121 Harlem Guest House, responded to this review

Dearest Guest We take pride in offering a safe and clean accommodation for all of guest we host and our family. Upon check-in we reserve our right to refuse any party that fails to disclose obvious disabilities. We are more than happy to help you find a comparable place to stay and hold no deposit. We are sorry to see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We are two hard working professionals and were looking forward to a long week-end getaway in NYC. Peggy & Lloyd did not disappoint us. It was our first time at this B&B and will not be our last. Peggy & Lloyd are charming and welcoming. They made us feel at home right away. Free parking on the street is possible... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Recently had the pleasure of staying in the "penthouse" of the Villa. What an amazing time. I arrived hours earlier than the rest of my party. Lloyd and Peggy were waiting for me and made me feel very at home. Lloyd assured this small town girl that Harlem was safe for me to go out and about, while waiting for... More 

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