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“A bit of Broadway in Tribeca” 5 of 5 stars
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The Canal Park Inn
3.0 of 5 Inn   |   508 Canal Street, New York City, NY 10013 (Manhattan)   |  
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Ranked #10 of 97 New York City B&B and Inns
Overland Park, Ks
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“A bit of Broadway in Tribeca”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

We stayed in the Kennedy room for four nights. It was our fourth visit to NYC. We have stayed in chain hotels and boutique hotels and this was far superior. The building is on the National Historic Register and was built in 1826. Our room had the original fireplace, beautifully restored wood floors and an authentic color scheme yet included modern conveniences like flat screen TV, microwave, refrigerator and a full bathroom. The beautiful furniture was made by the owner and his wife. The room was spotlessly clean, very comfortable and quiet. Breakfast consisted of juice, tea or coffee and a choice of four entrees. We tried them all and they were very good. Breakfast is served in a small cafe on the ground floor. Our breakfasts were enlivened by conversations about the theatre from the wait staff and the owner. There is a small theatre on the premise with shows on the weekend. While our schedule did not allow us to attend, we did get to see the facilities which are state of the art. Location ideal-subway five minutes away, within seven stops of Times Square, two stops of World Trade Center. SoHo and Tribeca with shops and restaurants are both within walking distance. Our host was very accommodating about storing our bags past checkout time until we could catch our shuttle. Reasonably priced-especially for Manhattan.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Stayed here for a few nights prior to leaving the USA. Very close to 9/11 memorial...also within walking distance of train station. Loved the Kennedy room although the walk up the stairs was initially daunting when we arrived. Literally dragged the 2 bags up the 2 flights of stairs! Breakfast in the morning was cheerfully served and quite adequate...excellent coffee! Comfortable bed, although unaware that the rooms would not be serviced until our departure. Did not matter really as our stay was not long enough.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

The Canal park inn is great downtown home from home. I stayed in Batsby for 5 nights. It is cute, comfortable and feels like your own apartment. Its location is great - just moments from Tribecca and, if you know New York, it is a perfect jumping off point. The rooms are full of character, the beds comfortable and it is unbelievably quiet. The owners are helpful and available without being obtrusive. I have no reservations in recommending it and will be back soon. My nly request is a mirror above the chest in Batsby bedroom - then it would truly be perfect!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for 5 nights in the Kennedy room. This little b&b is perfectly positioned to explore all parts of Manhattan & beyond.

Subway is 5 minutes walk.
Rooms very clean, great facilities.
We didn't eat breakfast so can't comment - there are some great diners within walking distance.
Lovely hosts, left us to our own devices which is what we like. Whenever we needed them communication was quick & efficient.

I wholeheartedly recommend this place for people, like us, who don't want to pay a fortune for a hotel when you'll only be in there to sleep.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We absolutely loved the Canal Park Inn! It was exactly what we were looking for in so many ways. Very friendly owners and staff who will go out of their way if you need something, but generally leave you alone. We really only saw them at breakfast, where we had great conversations, and got perfect advice on anything we were wondering about. I have no doubt that if we needed something at another time during the day, though, they would have responded promptly. The neighborhood is very peaceful for NYC, and wonderful to walk through. I find it laughable that another reviewer thought it was sketchy due to scaffolding. I don't know of any neighborhood in Manhattan without scaffolding - including the Upper East and West Sides. We never felt unsafe, no matter the time of day or night.

Most importantly to us - it was VERY clean. We're the kind of weirdos that immediately pull the sheets back and look for any signs of dirt. The sheets were spotless, as was everything else. The linens were also high quality and very comfortable. The room (The Kennedy) was nearly silent as well, with the exception of an occasional faint howl of a siren. This is an impressive feat in this city. Looking forward to coming back!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Centennial, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The location was convenient to walking any where or hopping the subway to our destination. The part of Tribecca where Canal Park Inn is located is clean, friendly, charming and relaxed. I much preferred the neighborhood to the upper east or west sides because it really felt like a neighborhood and everyone was welcome. The staff (Brendan was our main contact) was friendly, gracious, helpful with tips about anything we might be interested in (restaurant recommendations, other attractions). Kip, the owner, was equally warm and friendly. We ran into him or Brendan a few times on the street, and they always recognized us and made it feel like we were part of the neighborhood.

The Inn itself is charming, quirky, comfortable. I really felt like I was going home when I was done with my day's activities. The layout was great for our group, making it easy to have a large suite for entertaining our friends who hadn't been lucky enough to get reservations. I can't wait for another trip to NYC and plan to stay at Canal Park Inn again.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Staying here gives you a much different view of New York, almost like you are staying at a friend's home. Gets you out of the tourist rut. Photos reflect the rooms accurately. They were kind enough to make up the second room as a bedroom for our son. Yes, separate bedrooms, and a kitchen at a great price. And the location....area is in renovation stage, but by staying here we "found" one of favorite parts of New York, the waterfront, right across the street. Able to take a beautiful walk to the 911 memorial and get out of the rush-rush-rush.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 508 Canal Street, New York City, NY 10013
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Tribeca
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 97 B&Bs / Inns in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Canal Park Inn 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled on the border of Soho and Tribeca, our landmarked 1826 Canal House is ideally situated for experiencing the best New York has to offer—and still having a quiet place to call home at the end of the day. Surrounded by 5-star restaurants and a block away from the landscaped parks, open grass, tennis courts, and stunning sunsets at the Hudson River Park, we strike a perfect balance between nature and culture.The Osborne’s have owned 508 Canal Street since 1980. In this building, they raised their daughter, providing the building with family history built into the very walls. (Behind a renovation wall on the top floor of the building is hidden a mural painted by children at a particularly creative third birthday party.) The beds and several end tables in the Inn were built by Kipp Osborne, coming from the days when he and his wife, Margot, were furniture makers in Soho and Tribeca. ... more   less 
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