The first morning the shower didn't work and hot water was NOT an option. Also had trouble with the knob that caused the shower sprayer to spray. Getting water to run in the bathroom sink was intermittent. Called the staff and they were helpful - sort of. The guy who came up to help had a bit of an attitude. Told us it's an old building, hot water travels up from the basement, if everyone in the building showers/bathes at the same time, there are sure to be issues. He also informed me that the "manual" in the room explained all that and he repeatedly used the phrase "I know for a fact..." which began to be annoying before our "visit" was over.
Second morning - likely because we inadvertently got a later start - the shower issues were better.
There is no overhead lighting in the larger bedroom or the sitting area (we were in room 6 on the top floor). The lamps in the bedroom were fairly inadequate.
And one word of warning - there is no elevator so if you have heavy bags, it's a LONG way to the top floor. On a positive note, you certainly get your heart rate up!
Overall, would not recommend staying here - we will not be returning to this property. Just doesn't stack up well against other B&B experiences we've had.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 1871 House offers seven apartment-style suites in an historic five-story English Rowhouse, circa-1871 within the Upper East Side Historic District neighborhood. The house offers lovely views of other historic homes, is flooded with sunlight, has an incredible garden, and grand-scale details. 1871 House is surrounded by the Upper East Side's finest restaurants, stylish cafes, galleries, Madison Avenue's chic boutiques as well as world-renowned museums such the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Whitney Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Frick Collection. Centrally located and just a short walk to Central Park & Fifth Avenue 1871 House is perfect for culture seeking visitors to the Big Apple. However, for business-oriented visitors, 1871 House is also ideally located near Midtown Manhattan. Easy access to public transportation makes 1871 House also convenient to Wall Street and the Financial District. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- 1871 House Hotel New York City