I feel bad giving the East Village Bed and Coffee a poor review because the staff were all very kind and we met some nice people, however, we stayed in the black and white room not realizing there was not a proper door separating the bedroom and the common area. It was my unfortunate bad luck that we needed two beds. I believe this is the only room in the bed and coffee that has two beds, however, it's also the only room that has glass french doors instead of proper wooden doors. I had difficulty sleeping even after going to the pharmacy and picking up some sleeping pills (and picking up an eye mask as well) because I could see the light shining through whenever someone went into the common area outside the bedroom. It felt more like dressing room doors. Being glass, the doors also did not keep out the noise in the common area or of the people coming and going, banging things in the kitchen early in the morning, or turning on the TV just outside of the bedroom. Although the french doors look nice in our pictures, I just don't feel it is appropriate for a bedroom in a shared living setting. I didn't have a good sleep because of it and neither did the person I was travelling with. The way the locks are set up on these doors also seems less than what I would expect in a hotel room (or bed and breakfast) door. We didn't feel safe keeping our money in the room and there was no safe in the room, though we heard from someone else staying there that there was a shared safe we could ask our money to be stored in. We didn't feel comfortable with this because we wanted to be able to access it ourselves at all times, but we would have felt comfortable leaving some money in the room if there were proper wooden doors, like on the other rooms. Although it is a reasonable price for a room in New York City, I personally will not be going back to the East Village Bed and Coffee because of this serious oversight. If you can sleep through anything and feel safe with the lock situation or aren't bringing any valuables, this would probably be an economical place to stay.
- 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