In November of 2012 my mother and I started planning our Easter trip to the States .Most of our time was spent in Washington but we wanted to pop in to NYC for 4 days.After a lot of research and through tripadvisor ,my mother discovered this bed and breakfast and we decided that this was the best place to stay in terms of location ,price and the fact that we would be staying in a new yorkers house.It turned out that Between the Parks exceeded our expectations .Located in the upper west side and only a short walk from Central park and the Natural History museum, we could pretty much access all the main sights from there ,either on foot or by metro ( the subway is just a 3 minute walk from the apartment and line 1 is extremely convenient )
We arrived in NY with with the Vamoose bus at Penn station and from there we took the subway up to 79th street and in no time we were at Between the Parks. Susan ( the owner of the B& B and our hostess) right away came down to assist us with our luggages and welcomed us wholeheartedly. The setup in her apartment is perfect . As you enter the apartment there is this little guest lounge/reading room/ reception room where one can find travel books about NY with valuable information about everything you need to know about sightseeing , dining ,shopping.museum etc. The bedroom opens up on this room , and just down the hall is the living room the dining room and kitchen (where breakfast is served) but this area is private as well as the rooms on the opposite side of the corridor.The bedroom is very cozy and is systematically cleaned.The bathroom is connected to the guestroom so you have privacy and its just fine. Unfortunately the room does not have a view but it is quiet ,comfortabe and relaxing after a long day. The bed is large and comfortable...i tell you i slept like a rock those few nights! In the morning Susan knocked on our door to wake us up .I was pleasantly surprised by the breakfast everything was fresh and delicious. Susan asked us if we approved and if we wanted something special.Breakfast included 2 bagels 2 croissants with cream cheese or marmalade,tea ,coffee - and the best- a beautiful and colorful fruit salad ( every day she had different fruit yummy!). The last day we brought a hot pink dragon fruit and we included it in the breakfast( the epitome of deliciousness !).
During breakfast we sat down and chatted with our wonderful hostess and she gave us advice.Susan is a very warm,trusting and welcoming hostess and manages to run this bed and breakfast entirely on her own .She treated us like family and told us that we were always welcome and to know that we had connections in new york.Our chat at the morning table was the perfect way to start out our day ...enthusiastically and optimistically .Susan is extremely helpful ,polite and a gracious person..so happy to have met somebody like that on our trip.
All in all, i dont think there is quite something like Between the parks in NYC. I strongly recommend it to anyone who plans on visiting ,we would DEFINITELY return ( cant wait till next trip!)....and especially, thumbs up to our hostess who truly made our stay memorable.Thank you so very much Susan!
there is only one room...but it feels authentic and special...just like a new yorkers apartment!
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Wow! What a detailed, thorough trip report! Thank you so much for taking the time to describe your experience visiting with me in my home. Here and on my website I try to present an accurate picture of the apartment, the guest room and the amenities, and most important, the communication and high level of service that I'm able to provide, as an owner in residence, to each guest. You've done a wonderful job of "telling it like it is." :-))
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It was delightful having you and your mom stay with me, and I especially enjoyed our "family-style" breakfast chats. I look forward to seeing you again!
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