Our family may have grown to include a 2- and 4-year-old, but our expectations for accommodations while traveling has remained the same: affordable, clean and a flavor of the city we are visiting. We found all of the above and more at the Sylvan Guest House 2-bedroom duplex.
The reservation process was easy and Julio responded quickly with both an email and phone call. He was receptive to questions about the Guest House and the surrounding areas. He also met us at the Townhome and gave us a tour of the house, helpful hints, and the key. Our vacation was off to a great start.
The area is beautiful and very family friendly. Sylvan Terrace (the actual road where the Guest House is located) has a long and rich history and it is evident that the little community of neighbors truly care about the area. An easy walk to 2 parks, for families with kids, oodles of street parking (although you have to do the street sweeping shuffle every couple of days), a grocery store and laundromat literally right down the street, and a 10-block walk to Starbucks and the subway for the A line. We drove to Riverdale to visit family and found the commute an easy 15 minute drive, visited the Bronx Zoo, another easy 15 minute drive and took the kids on the Staten Island Ferry, a 45 minute subway ride, which was an activity for the kids too. In my opinion, a great location!
The Guest House is a 2-story accommodation featuring the second and third floor of a 3-story townhome. It was very clean, and I'm a clean freak! The kitchen was terrific-we made dinner almost every night at "home" and even had our family over for dinner. It was very easy to entertain with the spacious floor plan and the back patio.
We had the joy of experiencing New York in 90+ degree weather (insert sarcasm here), but there are 2 window air conditioning units upstairs that comfortably cooled the entire house. The bedrooms are simple, clean and efficient. The bathrooms are updated and clean. There is even a hair dryer, cleaning supplies and a generous stock of bath towels. The kitchen also had a full size refrigerator that we quickly stocked with kid essentials.
Overall, the Sylvan Guest House was a home away from home! We so enjoyed ourselves, that we can't wait to make the drive again from Cleveland. Thank you Julio for sharing such a beautiful home!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sylvan GuestHouse.Located on a quite, historic cobble stone street is a modern styled guesthouse with its own private entrance. Built in 1882, this renovated townhouse is located on Sylvan Terrace in Manhattan's Harlem Heights area. Sylvan Terrace has been published around the world and 30,000 tourists walk this block each year to experience the allure of a one of a kind street and the Morris Jumel Mansion, where George Washington once resided. Steps away from the C train, and one stop away from the #1 and A trains, this destination is close to grocery stores, pharmacies and laundry centers. Only 20 minutes from lower Manhattan, this residence is a home away from home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Sylvan Guest House Hotel New York City
- The Sylvan Hotel