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Yankee Ferry

699 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, NY 12504
Yankee Ferry
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  • Location
    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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Bowie, MD
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I spent 10 days aboard the Yankee Ferry while she was still in Hoboken. I had business in the city and very few hotel options. I chanced on the ferry while searching for B&B's and could not have found a better place to stay. I am a naval architect and boater, so being aboard a ship is always a treat... More 

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Milton, Delaware
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Bohemian, unique, creative---all of these adjectives describe the Yankee Ferry and its owners, Victoria & Richard. Located on the Hudson River in Hoboken, the views of NYC are breathtaking! We were there to visit our daughter in Hoboken and we were only a few blocks from downtown Hoboken and an easy trip into the city. Everywhere you look on the... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

I have never come across such a charming and fascinating place to stay in my life! If you love New York City, this is the hotel for you! It's a historic boat that was used to transport immigrants in the early 1900s. The owners Victoria and her husband bought the boat and have done a tremendous job renovating it into... More 

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Orlando
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

To say that a stay on the Yankee Ferry is extraordinary would be an understatement. I have traveled extensively around New York. This is by far the most unique and amazing place I have ever stayed. As much as I write, I find it hard to describe this place. It is unlike anything else, blending adventure, history, and a sense... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Staying onboard the Yankee was a unique experience which added to our adventure in New York. Our hosts were very welcoming. We were presented with homemade cookies throughout our stay. The Yankee is docked on the Hudson River at Hoboken with easy access to public transport to New York. Hoboken is a safe area and has an abundance of restaurtants... More 

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United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

This is one of the most unique places I have ever stayed. I didn't get to meet the hosts, but their caretaker, YM, gave me a tour and mini-history of the ship, and was available to answer any questions I had throughout my 3 night stay. My guests and I stayed in the Crew Quarters. Everything you're reading about this... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

From the moment we walked past the dock garden up the plank onto the boat, I knew that we were in for a unique experience. The boat is loaded with historic artifacts and antiques, mixed in with original art, whimsical and fascinating furnishings. There are surprises at every turn,including a chicken coop. Our hosts were delightful and attentive, and provided... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

We are just back from a three night stay on the Yankee. We left just before the storm and flooding from SANDY and I can't stop thinking about Victoria, Josh, Carlos, the ship, the staff, and the animals. I do not want to hear that the Yankee is gone.....but it seems impossible to believe it survived what I see on... More 

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

I'd seen Yankee Ferry on TV and even attended a few events onboard but nothing compares to actually spending the night there. Yankee is the oldest surviving Ellis Island ferry but it's not just the history that appealed to me, it's the creativity that has gone into restoring her. Owners Victoria & Richard Mackenzie-Childs are amazing artists and their style... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

I have stayed aboard Yankee Ferry several times. I can't say enough good things about this bed & breakfast. The location is convenient with a Ferry to NYC just 1 dock over & convenient parking less than 1 block away (actually it's the same block, just across the street) Coffee shop, grocery, pharmacy, museum & cafe all within 1 block... More 

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