I cannot tell you how much we loved the EVBC. The reservation process and response was timely and accurate. Their website gives you everything you need to know. We took the subway in from La Guardia and caught a cab ($5) from the subway station to the EVBC. Let me tell you the rooms are small. We stayed in the plane room the 1st night and moved to the zen room for our subsequent nights. The Zen Room was a bit roomier and much more, well, zen. The living area and shared bath were all clean, albeit a bit outdated. Many amenities are available including a hair dryer, computer, printer, maps, and travel books. Although the place was fully booked our entire stay we didn't really see too many people around. We never had an issue getting into a bathroom and the other guests seemed to be mindful of others need to use the shower etc. If you are a bike rider I would take advantage of their free bikes. It saves the feet for a day and we were able to bike across the Brooklyn Bridge. This saved us $100 on bike rentals. They also have MOMA passes to check out, so we didn't have to brave the crowds on the free night. The staff - Maya - was lovely and very helpful, she even helped my husband get a bottle of champagne for the room prior to our arrival. I have seen some negative reviews regarding the owner Anne. We didn't interact with her at all, although my husband had a 5 second run-in and he thought she was a little less than friendly but it didn't affect our stay or our opinion. If you are used to hotel stays and want lots of frills and pampering, this is not the place for you. If you are adventurous, want to feel like a real New Yorker living in a neighborhood, and save a little money this place is wonderful. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- East Village Bed & Coffee offers affordable accommodation in a clean, comfortable environment that feels like "a home away from home" a B&B without the breakfast. Inexpensive cafes, restaurants, and bars abound in the area. Eclectically themed guestrooms reflect my character, history, and the unique neighborhood. This European-style guesthouse with a New York "loft apartment" feel has shared bathrooms, fully equipped kitchens, free WiFi, computers with internet access, and a garden available in season. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- East Village Bed And Coffee Hotel New York City