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The Harlem Flophouse

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242 West 123rd Street, New York City, NY 10027
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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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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
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Me and my husband stayed 12 nights in this place. It was horrible!!! The restroom was very dirty! I saw the owner only 1 time, the other days we just met his cat, cause we had to open the door every night for her to go to the garden and then to come back to our bedroom at 6 a.m.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I stayed for a week for what I hope will be the first of many visits to this charming, beautifully restored space. The Flophouse is as wonderful for what it has (spacious rooms, lovely furnishings, genuine Harlem-in-the-1920s elegance, Phoebe the cat) as what it does not have (TV -- could someone please tell me who goes to NYC to watch... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I stayed alone for 3 nights due to my girlfriend's nearby wedding. She blocked rooms for guests at the aloft which were twice the price of the Harlem Flophouse. I am so glad that I chose the less expensive route because it was so quaint, cozy, and unique. The bed was more comfortable than mine at home. Other than the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

My daughter and I stayed at the Harlem Flophouse for 3 nights. We were a little apprehensive at first but after 24 hours, we felt very comfortable and pleased with our choice. There was no a/c and we were on the third floor but we worked through it. We would stay there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

Amazing rooms, large and at a good price. Helpful, very kind and considerate staff members... Gorgeous vintage 1920's interiors an a quirky fun neighborhood. Extreamly happy and would highly recommend.

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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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