Do not be fooled by the pictures on the website! Having stayed in Bed & Breakfasts all over the world and several in the NYC area, we were not prepared for this stay. There is great potential in this brownstone, but as it is, it has more of a hostel feel than a charming brownstone. Several suggestions would make this a bit more appealing: 1)invest in some bed frames at the very least! A box spring and mattress on the floor in NYC is an invitation to bedbugs! A headboard would be a nice touch as well; 2) invest in real pillows (not 2" thick flat pads); 3) invest in bedding that fits the bed - the top sheets (there were two as there was neither a blanket, nor a comforter nor a bedspread) covered the bed if no one was in the bed, but was woefully lacking when two people were in bed; 4) replace the v-shaped curtain rods (undoubtedly that way because people have pulled on the curtains to try to close them but they don't slide on the v-shaped rod that is maybe 8-10 feet off the ground) or figure a way to close the curtains without having to stand on the windowsill; 5) secure the windows, especially around the air conditioner window unit - there was a large hole beside the pleated spacer; 6) consider less furniture in the room - a sofa, table and two chairs, twin bed, kitchenette, nightstand and double mattress and boxspring on the floor in a long narrow room leaves a lot to be desired.
When we checked in, the morning's breakfast was still sitting out in baskets(bagels) and a box (muffins). The next morning, the same basket of bagels and box of muffins (now hard as rocks) was what was out at 8 a.m. when we got coffee. By 9 a.m., there were new bagels (but not what we know as NYC bagels, new muffins and croissants) on the ledge in the lobby. With only two small folding chairs in the hallway, the only other option for seating was the stairs, making passage (with luggage) in and out of the B&B very difficult.
Perhaps squeezing the extra first floor room out of the narrow townhouse footprint is justified for the nightly price, but the space could easily have been used for a very comfortable and nice foyer and sitting/computer/breakfast room that would have been in keeping with the character of the brownstone. Instead, Room #1 has a sofa, night stand and double bed squeezed across the space of the two front windows with an extra single bed and a table and two chairs squeezed in front of the room's fireplace, leaving a very narrow path to the bathroom at the back of the room. The walls are so thin - everything that is said in the 'lobby' carries easily and loudly into the room. In addition, using the loop to the electrical box for hanging coats/clothes is probably not in keeping with NYC code.
If you go, maybe request a room on an upper floor, but be prepared to eat breakfast in your room - unless you like sitting on the stairs and being jostled as people go up and down the stairs.
request an upper floor but ask for pictures first!
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