This is my second stay/visit to what I consider my home away from home. Villa 121 certainly lives up to its reputation and then more. The owners, Peggy and Lloyd, are absolutely wonderful! I could have stayed at the house and simply listened to them talk about the history of Harlem. The house is like being in an art gallery! Lloyd's sculptures are magnificent. I stumbled on this place durig a business trip to Manhattan. I was fed up with staying at the the standard hotels in Manhattan.and wanted a change of scene, The accomodations were great. The location is very accessible. Exploring Harlem was a joy with Peggy and Lloyd's help. Villa 121 is defintely worth the stay. The house is an architectural masterpiece. I could certainly envision what Harlem was like when the house was built and it fits in with the history of Harlem.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Number of rooms: 2 King Bedroom Suites with private , and. 1 Family Suites w/two bedrooms sharing a full bathroom with stand-up shower. Amenities: Free High-Speed Internet. Free Parking, 32" Flat Screen TV, Free Cable. Micro Wave. Toaster Oven,Iron/Ironing Board. Coffee Makers. Hot/Cold Filtered Water Dispenser in every room. Some Kitchen Access. This turn of the century mansion was built 1887 at the height of New York's Gilded Age, and designed by the firm of Cleverdon and Putzel. The one family home boasts beautiful mahogany/oak woodwork features throughout , large bedroom-suites, hardwood floors, 14 foot high, and large marble and tile bathrooms. The guest house is situated 1/2 block off Mount Morris Park, and included in the National Register of Historic Places Just around the corner you can choose from a number of international restaurants serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. As well you will find the local grocery store, dry cleaners, and deli, florist shop, drug store, and laundry, and banks are conveniently located within 3 short blocks.. 5 Minute walk takes you to 125th Street or 116th Street express subway train . 15 Minutes ride subway ride to Time's Square. 15 Minute walk or bus ride,. 10 Walk to Central Park. You will find many significant American landmarks, museums, and monuments (i.E. The Apollo Theater, Historic Harlem Churches, Metropolitan Museum, Studio Museum, Shomberg Center of Cultural Research in Black Culture, The Museum Mile, Columbia University, Central Park, Apple Store, Tiffanys, Yankee Stadium, Costco, El Barrio, and so much more within 15 minutes of guest house, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Columbia University Hospital, and Riverside Church . . . ... more less