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The Harlem Flophouse

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Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A feast for the eyes! On arriving and dropping your bags in your room you'll spend a while just looking at everything. Very unique and a great experience. On arriving it wasn't obvious which building was the Flophouse but a couple of locals pointed us in the right direction. The owner isnt always around but is on hand if needed.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is just stunning, literally like stepping back in time. The rooms are spacious,well-maintained and full of quirky charm. I was there during a heatwave in the summer and I found the fans they provided were more than enough, but I appreciate that the lack of air-conditioning won't work for everyone! I am a female and was travelling alone,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

So glad we found this place. René was so accommodating, providing us a room on such short notice. We loved the restored interior and location. This place is just a short walk from Central Park, as well as several great restaurants and stores. The price was very reasonable and there is free parking on the street. If you can live... More 

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utrecht
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

This original brownstone house in Harlem has been a guesthouse for over a hundred years. The place breathes history. Stepping through the front door feels like stepping back in time. The lights are dimmed, everything you see is carefully selected for it's twenties vintage style and there is a house cat to welcome you. Even the radio's in the room... More 

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Almhult, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

If you are looking for an atmospheric and comfortable base from which to explore New York this place is a real bargain. Don't let the shared bathroom put you off, there are 2 between 4 rooms and each room has a sink. The owner is helpful and friendly and there is low level Jazz playing in the low lit interior... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

If you like vintage-style places with lots of character, The Harlem Flophouse is the place you're looking for! It is more like a house than a hotel, and that's what we liked about it. The architecture is interesting in itself (I've never seen that many fireplaces in one house!), but the furniture and decoration are just gorgeous and add to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

This is a very authentic and enjoyable guest house! We liked our 4 nights stay in the Ellington room (en suite bathroom) which offered access to the little garden. I think we saw the owner just ones but somebody was working every now and then in the room next to us. Other than that it felt like we were the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I spent the weekend here with my girlfriend, and it was perfect. We stayed in the downstairs room, which was big, low lit, and homey, with a vintage canopy bed by the window. Amazing shower in the bathroom, totally cloistered privacy, cool old radio tuned to WBGO (local jazz station) when we walked in...If you're looking for a fancy well-appointed... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The Harlem flophouse is not your day to day hotel. It is an old Victorian house used as a hotel, in the heart of Harlem, on walking distance of the subway, going straight downtown! If you are lucky, you can catch Rene Calvo's band "The godess Lakshmi" practicing in the basement!

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Perth, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The Harlem Flophouse is a home away from home with its spacious room, historical ambience and atmosphere. It doesn't have television, air conditioning or a phone, but all the essentials are there - wifi, reading lamps, cupboards for storage, desks, comfortable beds, windows that open, heating, washbasin in rooms, and an iron. The flophouse is clean and the hosts are... More 

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Harlem
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has played a vital role in the history of New York City. Today, the neighborhood is as vibrant as ever as new businesses and developments go up next to local institutions. The heart of the neighborhood is bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and you’ll discover some of the most beautiful blocks in the city, filled with handsome brownstones, soul food restaurants, corner shops, and scenic parks. For a taste of a real New York neighborhood, it’s hard to top a visit to Harlem.
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Additional Information about The Harlem Flophouse

Address: 242 W 123rd St, New York City, NY 10027-5428
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Harlem
Price Range: $100 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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