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The Harlem Flophouse

242 West 123rd Street, New York City, NY 10027
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The Harlem Flophouse
Ranked #32 of 97 New York City B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Flophouse in October 2013 and it was brilliant - clean, comfortable, convenient, full of character, and affordable. Everything we were looking for in New York, and more. The neighbourhood is great (DON'T listen to anyone who is worried about this - we never felt at all concerned in Harlem) and it's super close... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

My only hesitation in giving the highest possible recommendation to the Flophouse is that there are so few rooms, it's now more likely that there won't be a vacancy when I wish to return. My wife, daughter and I love it here - great atmosphere - just so much more real than the cookie-cutter hotels, and much better value, too.... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Stayed here in 2004 for a birthday/anniversary trip in 2004. Staying at Rene's place was very cool. Trues there were some lad doing renovation down stairs but hey, this is New York, This is Harlem - this is what I want. I have stayed in plenty of hotels, and this way better. Awsome place and I know that the flop... More

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Dallas, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I will stay here again! I found the hotel to be so welcoming, with antique furniture and cozy living spaces. Guests not only have the comfort of their spacious rooms, but the use of a lovely entry and living room space. My bed was quite comfortable and I slept well as it was quiet and cozy in my room. There... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We had less than 24 hours in Harlem, arriving from Boston at Sunday lunchtime and flying out early on Monday, but the Harlem Flophouse was an inspiring stop! Friendly advice and help on finding somewhere to eat and booking an early cab was really appreciated, and we managed a whistle stop tour of Harlem highlights. We loved the accommodation -... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

In its favour, this hotel was relatively cheap, in a quiet area with a subway station nearby. The small number of rooms also should have meant a quiet stay. However the stairways are narrow and awkward for luggage, and everything creaked with age, especially the bed, which was a major annoyance. The attempt at a jazz age ambience is successful,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

This place is great! the value is excellent, loved having a radio in the room instead of a television. the rooms are spacious and incredibly well decorated. Felt like a home away from home for us. Been to NYC before, but haven't ventured above 86th st. Glad we chose to come up north, the neighbourhood felt safe and there are... More

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Port Rowan, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This guesthouse had the most character of all the accommodations we ever stayed at! Since it is outside the centre, it was affordable for us to stay there during peak season in summer. To the nearest subway its about a 6 or 7 minute walk. It only has four rooms (two on the first floor and another two on the... More

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Perth australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

After reading other people's reviews about the safety in Harlem, you should not worry at all, just excercise the same caution as you would anywhere. There were plenty of places to eat nearby and we felt happy walking everywhere. We arrived and were given a tour of the place by the owners friend as they were away. We were the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

I was a solo woman traveling to NYC on June/13. Saw the reviews and was very excited about staying here due to the description of the atmosphere and the excellent reviews. Truth is I have no particular complaints about the place but nothing to drag about it either, just that you get what you pay for. For NY the price... More

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Address: 242 West 123rd Street, New York City, NY 10027
Location: United States > New York > New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
The Harlem Flophouse Hotel New York City

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