Here's the backstory of how we came across San Fermin B&B: My fiance and I originally booked a room (a completely separate and unrelated to San Fermin B&B) in NYC to attend her graduation at Columbia University. Excited and prepared for travels, we made final calls to confirm arrangements. Low and behold (sound the horns....dun dun duuuuunn!)....We had the misfortune of being scammed and left hanging with less than 24 hours to locate a place to stay. It was 10:00 am on a Sunday with a departure time of Monday morning at 6:00 am from Austin, Texas. After searching and contacting several hotels, bed and breakfasts, hostels that were reasonably priced for the extended stay of 4 nights...we found San Fermin.
Bernado and Maite exemplify and set the standard for kindred, generous and compassionate hosts. Within an hour of phone calls (he gave me his direct cell phone number.....10 digits...not an office line....a cell phone), texts and emails that included information about rates, length of stay, photos of each room and location, we were set. Aware of our reservations to provide payment information over the phone, Bernado asked us to pay when we arrived.....and after seeing the apartment.
***Insert angelic harmony*** We were greeted with warm welcomes, handshakes...in English and Spanish. And....we got more than what we were seeking. A full apartment unit: One-bed room with A/C, closet with more than sufficient storage for all our items, kitchen, fully-furnished living room, and a bathroom with running hot water. The apartment was quiet, clean, accessible, comfortable for two individuals and a very beautifuly modern space (the photos of the apartments are very accurate). We realized we had overpacked when noticing that the bathroom included shampoo, conditioner, towels etc. The location was great too. We were able to access subway trains just a few blocks away, a quick cab ride to and from Columbia University, and good food in the surrounding community. Note: it is located in a beautiful community in Harlem with a lot of great and friendly people who congratulated my wonderful fiance on her recent commencement from Columbia.
Which brings me to Maite, a talented and kind photographer. I curiously enjoyed observing photos of New York in the stairway and around the apartment unit. We were very pleased to hear who Maite was and, after meeting her, she asked if she could take a few photos of my fiance prior to the graduation. The photos were great and nice keepsake to remind us of Bernado and Maite's hospitality and generosity.
This may sound overdramatic, but San Fermin B&B was a saintly and timely recue. Bernardo and Maite saved a big day for us. Thank you. We highly recommend it to anyone. And we certainly have found our place to stay for future visits to NYC.
- Also Known As:
- San Fermin Hotel New York City
- San Fermin Bed And Breakfast