As a first-time visitor to NYC, we were truly lucky to find such a place to spend our nights in the city, and it clearly proves all the great previous comments shown below genuine but not over-exaggerated.
If you do not like to be constantly bombarded by the city’s highlife, unprecedented crowdedness, and fast-pace living style but still want to be in the vicinity of it, it’s the right spot you should consider. It’s just 5-10 minutes walk away from the 145th station, and once you get off the station, you can immediately experience totally different and laidback atmosphere in Harlem, a very good way to begin and end your daily trip.
You might have the thought that a place with great location must be expensive, especially it is in Manhattan, but actually it is price-friendly. It is not going to be an issue that takes your time to decide, and it would be pretty difficult for you to find a place with equivalent expense in Midtown. In fact, we had to spend a night living in other place, and although it is located in the center of the city, its price is nearly doubled compared to San Fermin B&B. Travelers with tight budget but still pray for something with quality will find San Fermin B&B a paradise. The saying “You cannot sell the cow and drink the milk.” is not applicable here.
The last thing is the soul of this place--its host, Bernardo. It is him that makes San Fermin B&B a gem. During our stay, he would always wait for us in his office located in the first floor. We still miss his warm greetings “Did you sleep well yesterday?”, and he would also ask our daily itinerary and then provide us with great advice such as places we should see or eateries locals usually have their meal. Moreover, he would give what he had to make our trip a breeze, like lending us the member card for the supermarket or the bike (we did not use it though.). It is rare to feel like being at home while traveling, but Bernardo really has done a superb job in this. You will not be treated like an outsider here and the only thing difficult is leaving this place and saying goodbye to him.
Thanks to the help we received and the comments provided in tripadvisor, we were able to find such a great place to live in the city we have been dreaming of. Had it not been San Fermin B&B, we would not have been able to fully enjoy the exciting life and have a pleasant trip here. Are you still looking for the place to stay in the city? Your search should end right here!
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