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1598 Lexington Avenue, (Between 101 & 102 street), New York City, NY 10029   |  
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Ranked #13 of 95 New York City B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sydney
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7 hotel reviews
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“Loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Really enjoyed Bubba and Bean.
Hosts were nearby but not at all intrusive.
You looked after yourself and had everything you needed to do so.
Shops nearby, open late, made self-catering easy.
We enjoyed the genuine Mexican food on offer.
Catch a cab? Why bother.
The subway nearby meant that you could get anywhere really quickly.
Buses and cars take so much longer to get anywhere.
Buy your weekly unlimited pass as soon as you get to the subway.
Some people might want to be staying right in the heart of the action.

New Yorkers were so so so friendly and helpful.
Thank you.
The salad bars, pay by weight, were outstanding value.
Eat exactly what and how much you want.

Room Tip: All good I believe. We enjoyed the privacy of the top floor a the little dose of exercise.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This was our second stay at this B and B. We're loving it. Nice apartment with kitchenette, very clean. Great hosts. Good restaurants in the neighborhood and close to Central Park and Guggenheim Museum.

  • Stayed August 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Firstly, Bubba & Bean not a typical serviced apartment or hotel. The rooms, carved into an old but refurbished townhouse in East Harlem are clean and serviced every other day with fresh towels and other goodies which made it very comfortable. There's no check in desk but the posted number near the door is always answered or returned quickly.

Secondly, you're way uptown here, with the closest subway not even 5 mins walk away at 101st. The neighbourhood is friendly and varied with taxis easy to catch, great shops a block or so away and Central Park not far off. The laundry downstairs is well priced and excellent. You need to plan your day if you're downtown a lot since it's a long train ride there and back, but we liked the separation and - when we felt lazy - a cab from the East Village only comes to about $15. Not bad!

Thirdly, your hosts Jonathan & Clement, along with Victor, are helpful to a fault, fixing anything that needs attention, make sure you get mail delivered to your room and that you get the to the airport on time. Perfect when you're hungover from the night before an early flight away.

Great value and comfortable, we'll be back!

Room Tip: Room 4 is quiet and has a small outdoor terrace.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ballarat
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Jonathan & Clement went out of their way to assist with any queries prior to arriving and whilst we stayed. Great spot close to the Subway, great pizza next door, laundry next door cheap and efficient, great pharmacy and easy to catch a cab, really Central to come home to, felt like we lived in Nee York, great couple of weeks can't wait to come back, NYC rocks

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We stayed at Bubba and Bean Lodges for 6 nights. From the moment we arrived we were made welcome by the owners. Our studio appartment was so clean and very comfortable. Our room was at the back of the building and was very peaceful. The welcome basket with coffee, biscuits, fruit, sweets etc was very thoughtful and much enjoyed by us. This address is in Harlem and only minutes from the subway. Locally we enjoyed breakfast in the East Harlem Cafe and dinner a couple of times in the excellent Italian restaurant just two doors away. We loved the feel of a 'real neighbourhood' and found people very friendly. Overall, we had a fabulous trip to New York and after a long day out, Bubba and Bean felt like coming home at night. In addition, it is only minutes from an entrance to Central Park on foot. Loved this place!

Room Tip: We stayed in Rm 12, which is at the back of the building and lovely and quiet.
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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 April 2, 2014 via mobile

Bubba and Bean BB is located in a small townhouse (6 rooms). We travelled with our kids and booked a room for four. The room was smaller than I expected. There was no place to sit after a busy day in the city. It would have been nice if there was a small couch so we didn't have to sit on the bed. The room was clean and the beds were fine.
We didn't meet the owners. When we arrived Victor was there to meet us, after arrival we haven't seen him again or one of the owners.
On the last morning there was nobody to check us out. We knocked on the door many times, sent text messages an called. We decided to lock the door and we left. I think that was not really friendly especially because they knew our flightschedule.
We liked the neighbourhood. The Italian restaurant is great! I didn't feel unsafe for a moment. The subway is a 5 minutes walk and central park is also very close by.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

My wife & I stayed in this apartment twice during our recent visit to the east Coast USA. Looks can be deceptive as from the outside it doesn't look much, however on entering the 1st floor apartment there was heaps of room for extra luggage. Jonathon & Clement were both helpful & leave a list of places to see, restaurants & museums + subway info. Their maintenance man Victor was extremely helpful & did things for us whilst the guys were away on weekend vacation. We learnt that when catching the subway downtown to use 103rd street station, only 5 minute walk. Also if in New York & using subway buy a $31 pass as it lasts 7 days. I would stay here again if visiting again

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bubba and Bean (BB) Lodges

Address: 1598 Lexington Avenue, (Between 101 & 102 street), New York City, NY 10029
Location: United States > New York > New York City
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 95 B&Bs / Inns in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Bubba And Bean (Bb) Hotel New York City

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