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“VERY different and, for our taste, wonderful!” 5 of 5 stars
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Inn New York City
266 West 71st St., New York City, NY 10023 (Manhattan)   |  
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Ranked #9 of 453 Hotels in New York City
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 hotel reviews
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“VERY different and, for our taste, wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We stayed at the Inn, along with another couple, so we had 2 of their 4 suites for two nights on the weekend of the NY Marathon. We weren't sure what to expect, but we loved it. The Inn is an ordinary brownstone building built, I think in 1890. Walk the few steps to the front door and ring the bell, then wait to be welcomed in to what feels like it's someone's home... because it is. The suites are all entirely private (one on each floor), with the old world warmth combined with every modern amenity (great beds/linens, plush spa towels, complementary stocked kitchenettes, etc). If you want the sterile feel of a large hotel and/or need room service, then stay away. If you want something entirely different and wonderful, then give it a try.
The location is fabulous with nearby walking access to central park and all the attractions of the upper west side. We'll be back!
The only downside is that there is no designated parking, but the street is surprisingly quiet and there are parking lots nearby (about $30/night).

  • Stayed November 2013, 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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White Plains, NY US
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15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

This is the most unique accommodation in NYC. You will have your own one bedroom suite complete with kitchen, living room and bath. We stayed in the library suite which is full of vintage books. The owners will bend over backwards for you, They provided us with a delicious cake for my husband.s birthday! The Victorian furniture is an eclectic mix, some a bit worn, but adds to the homey feel. There is a great selection of foods included, no need to go out for breakfast. Very close to both Central Park and Riverside Park. We were sorry we only stayed for one night. Experience NYC like a native

Room Tip: Downstairs suite with terrace looked amazing. If you cannot walk stairs you would not want the libra...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Howell, New Jersey
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

My husband and I stayed here 17 years ago to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. We stayed 3 nights in the spa suite. The pictures look the same as it did all those years ago. I remember every detail of our stay because it was so perfect. I am so delighted to see the Inn still open. I'm sure different owners by now. I cannot wait to return soon! Rates per night Re about the same as airfare to Milan but if you go once you'll be a happy couple.

Room Tip: Spa suite for romance
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Stafford, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Our experience at the Inn New York City was everything we had hoped it would be. It is conveniently located in a nice neighborhood, with a nearby subway station. The room was quiet, clean, and very nicely stocked with fresh fruit, cakes, and other treats. The staff was helpful and friendly.
I am so glad we opted to stay at the Inn New York City.

Room Tip: We loved the Library Suite
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  • Stayed October 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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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

What a wonderful surprise, an oasis in the Manhattan desert. Inn New York is the perfect place to escape to after a long day of shopping, eating or theater or the perfect place to quietly spend time with one another or read a book if you choose. This is not the place to "see" or "be seen", this is the place for the traveler who enjoys their privacy and truly getting away from it all, even in the busiest city on earth. A must for the discerning traveler.

  • Stayed October 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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Zug, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We were planning our wedding in NYC and I was looking for a romantic setting, but at the same time I needed to accommodate my sister travelling in from NC as well as my bride and myself.
After reviewing many hotels that would have been quite expensive to book two rooms, I found the INN NYC and the perfect match. The Library Suite is light, airy, spacious and comfortable with numerous skylights in the high 12-14ft ceilings. The suite is 50ft long and has a sliding pocket door to separate the living room with a fold-out sofa bed from the master bedroom.
We had a great time sharing the living space and plenty of privacy for all with the rooms separated. This was a great, cost-effective solution for us!
The building is really charming as are the proprietors, Elyn and her mother Ruth. They took great care of us with plenty of goodies as described by other reviewers. Elyn arranged a delicious choclate cake to congratulate us on our wedding.
The neighborhood is terrific, with plenty of restaurants within the few blocks around the Inn. We will surely stay at the Inn NYC when we visit family in the City in the future!

Room Tip: The wi-fi coverage was spotty in the living room and bedroom, but satisfactory at the dining area.
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  • Stayed September 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 August 19, 2013 via mobile

Sorry for my late review coz I just arrived home. This hotel provides us amazing experience ever since. First of all, the food including cakes, snacks and fruits were all fresh and tasty! And they will be changed everyday. Juice and water in the fridge were all cool after a long day run outside! There is a trader joes nearby and some pizza and convinience stores around so you can buy everything! Second, this hotel isn't the conventional one coz it feels like home and the kitchen is great we cooked everyday during our stay. Everything there is clean and tidy. Elyn is very nice to me and we enjoyed wonderful talks. I think everyone will feel worthy staying here!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 266 West 71st St., New York City, NY 10023
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Upper West Side
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#131 Business Hotel in New York City
#162 Family Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inn New York City, a restored 19th century townhouse hotel on the upper west side, is a destination in itself. It is the ultimate in romance and exclusivity or just a great place to bring the family. Behind our unassuming and discreet façade are four sumptuous suites.The dramatic Opera Suite on the Parlor floor has a baby grand piano, a working fireplace, a stained glass ceiling and a quiet balcony overlooking the serene garden.Stay in the Spa Suite and indulge in your own personal spa with a Jacuzzi-for-two, sauna, rain shower and a king-size platform bed. In the Vermont Suite you will delight in our country style duplex tucked away with its own private entrance and a Victorian spiral staircase to the bedroom.The Library Suite is the most spacious with 14' pocket doors that can convert the living room to a 2nd bedroom. The suite has a working fireplace with an antique mantle, leaded-glass skylights, and a fine literary collection in its floor to ceiling bookcases.Each suite has a fully equipped kitchen stocked with complimentary wine, fruit basket, breakfast treats, snacks and beverages. 24 hour concierge, daily housekeeping and laundry services are provided with a judicious blend of presence and privacy. ... more   less 
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