I stayed at 1871 House for three full weeks for a work trip. In that time, I stayed in the Parlour Room, the Front Library Room, and the Mission Suite. The Parlour room has very high ceilings, the Front Library Room is cozy, but the Mission Suite was my favorite. It's modern, cool, and quiet, and had the nicest layout of the other rooms in my opinion. Felt very private.
The area (E. 62nd & Lexington in the Upper East Side) was wonderful. Very close to the NRQ, 456, and F trains, and tons of shopping (Bloomingdale's Zara, Sephora), and so many delicious restaurants. Just a 6 or 7 minute walk from Central Park and Columbus circle. Really wonderful area, and for the prices they offer (which are well below other hotels in the area), you can't beat it.
The staff at 1871 House are friendly and helpful, but the one thing I found very challenging was that there's not a front-desk person on 24/7 like there are at larger hotels. My work schedule while in town was from 5am-7pm every weekday, so there was never anyone there if I had a problem after hours, which I did: they once forgot to move my luggage from one room to the next while I was at work, so I came back to my new room and my luggage was locked in a room 2 flights up; and I had internet connectivity issues a couple of times and it was hard to get ahold of staff after hours, although they did eventually get back to me. They were always helpful once I was in contact with them, and they did apologize for the luggage mix up.
Housekeeping only comes every couple of days, but that didn't bother me at all. They also do not offer refunds on cancelled bookings, so just be aware of that.
Overall, 1871 House was clean, comfortable, and a great price. I would stay here again. If you're looking for something that feels more like home, and want a room that's much bigger than the average hotel room, give 1871 House a try.
- Also Known As:
- 1871 House Hotel
- 1871 House Hotel New York City
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Charming accommodations provided at 1871 House feature antiques & working fireplaces. Located on a beautiful tree-lined block of the Upper East Side Historic District, 1871 House is quiet with an old-world ambiance. Flanked by prestigious Park & Lexington Avenues, the house is set amid Manhattan's most elegant neighborhood a stroll away from Central Park. 1871 House is surrounded by the Upper East Side's finest restaurants, stylish cafes, galleries & world-renowned museums as well as Madison Avenue's chic boutiques. ... more less