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“Beautiful, Friendly, Cheap, Boutique B&B” 5 of 5 stars
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Heart of Harlem
number 74, West 120th Street, Harlem, New York City, NY   |  
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Ranked #13 of 97 New York City B&B and Inns
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“Beautiful, Friendly, Cheap, Boutique B&B”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

If you want beautiful boutique rooms furnished with early 20th century antiques, glistening chandeliers, an ensuite pool table and the worlds nicest host this is the place for you!
This 19th century Harlem town house has been painstakingly refurbished to its former glory by its friendly owners, it is simply wonderful.

Our room was clean and very comfortable. Modern antique cameras adorned the mantle piece and a glistening chandelier hung overhead. The beds were comfortable and the ensuite bathroom was clean and the shower hot and powerful. There is also free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and a subway a short 4 blocks away.
We were very well looked after during our short stay here, there is plenty of info about the local area and the owner (who is possibly one of the world’s nicest people) even gave us her mobile number telling us to call her if we needed some help, got lost etc.

Overall we were amazed at the quality of this B&B for the small price per night!

Thoroughly recommended!

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  • Stayed October 2011, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

When we arrived we got a very nice welcome by Tressi. She runs the B&B together with her husband Dwight. During our stay she took care of the breakfast, gave us some background info about NY, recommended restaurants and answered all our questions. She definitely wants you to have a good stay and she succeeds in that!

The B&B Heart of Harlem is a typical house in the style of the neighborhood of Harlem. In the front you have some stairs and there is a basement apartment. The house was built in the end of the 19th century. The B&B has 4 big rooms in this moment, but the 5th is almost ready.

Our room was spacious and clean. Many things like floors, doors, ceiling are still original, and also many of the decorations were old and all this gives the place a very authentic and nice atmosphere.

The beds were comfortable, the room had satellite tv, there was a small fridge and there was a desk for your laptop. Wifi was available. The room has many lights. In short everything you need to make you comfortable is there!

The bathroom was big, has a good functioning sink and the shower was good. Small detail, the shower head is a little bit low. Probably as it is the shower of the bathtub. We did not make use us the bathtub. The bathtub also has hydro jets for hydro massage. The bathroom includes a hairdryer.
Towels were changed several times during our stay and also the bed cloth were changed during our 6 days stay.

Location:
The Heart of Harlem is 4 small blocks away from the Subway entrance. The subway ticket is 29 dollar for a week and in 10 minutes you are on Times Square or 5th Avenue etc.
Central Park is about a 10 minutes walk.
Harlem nowadays is a safe neighborhood with it’s own exotic atmosphere. Harlem definitely has some nice bars and restaurants to check out. We mention Café Latte, Lennox Lounge, Red Rooster, Cotton Club.
We had a fabulous holiday in NY and an excellent and comfortable and stay in the Heart of Harlem and we would definitely come back if we visit NY again.
Note: Heart of Harlem is a little difficult to find on the web, and in this moment does not have it’s own website. We found it on budgetplaces.

  • Stayed October 2011, 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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Address: number 74, West 120th Street, Harlem, New York City, NY
Location: United States > New York > New York City
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Ranked #13 of 97 B&Bs / Inns in New York City
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