After quite a lot of research for hotels here at Tripadvisor and on Lonely Planet, we stubled over "Between the parks B&B". After reading several great reviews, we contacted the owner, Susan, and she replied kindly with answes to all our questions. We booked the room several months in advance, as she only has the one room, and lots of people wanting to stay there.
This was our first visit to NYC, and we stayed for a week. During the whole week, Susan made a great breakfast for us every morning, with fresh bagels, fruit, coffee and juice, and we had interesting chats about everything from things to see in NYC to politicts and our daily lifes. It was really great to get "inside information" about things to see/do (ant not bother seeing/doing) in NYC from Susan, who is a born New Yorker herself.
The room is cozy, and feels like a "litte home away from home". Is has its own bathroom, with toilet and shower, and Susan does "light housekeeping", which really is enough when staying a few days or a week. The neighbourhood (Upper West Side) is really great - it is peaceful and cozy with lots of restaurants and bars, and also has some shopping. Both Central Park and two subway stops is a three minute walk away, really great!
We are allready starting to plan our next trip back no New York, so you will soon hear from us again, Susan!:)
Frank & Heidi
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As owners in residence, we have welcomed guests to join us in our home from all over the US and more than 30 countries. We have set aside one comfortable, clean, quiet, and private bedroom with en-suite bath within our NYC apartment, for one to two lodgers. Mornings feature a fresh cup of coffee or tea and breads from world-famous Zabar's. Air-conditioned. Located on the Upper West Side Side of Manhattan with convenient access to subways and buses; Central Park; Lincoln Center; Met, Guggenheim and Natural History museums; Macy's and shopping; restaurants and cafes; and parking garages. We are 5th generation New Yorkers, residing in the apartment throughout your stay, on hand to get to know you and share our knowledge of, and love for, New York City. ... more less