I dislike giving poor reviews,however I will start with what is excellent about the Harbor House..The view is incredible..NY Skyline..right in front of you, the Verrazano to the right..also the Alice Austin House is a wonderful place to take a morning walk..or sit and absorb the beautiful scenery,sitting by the tree,with the wraparound bench that is in front of the Alice Austin House..tranquility..The Harbor House is welcoming..on the water..a very nice sitting area outside...upon entering..is the breakfast area,set up with coffee maker, toaster..what you would find in a motel,that serves a continental breakfast..and that is the type of breakfast you will receive..on the table in the morning you will find cereal ( in plastic containers) the coffee will be made,or tea if you like..and the only other item I saw for breakfast was a few rolls or croissants in a breadbox..I have been to several B&B's,this one is the first that served so little, not that I am a big breakfast eater, I'm not,however it was less than a continental breakfast..My room... the view from it was as I said incredible...but.. the decor was to say ridiculous..the bed was uncomfortable, the sheets..thin cotton almost see through, the floral bedspread was something you would see at a budget motel..I felt like it wasn't clean..it clashed with the stripe drapes..the chair in the room was stained & filthy,the dresser was old, cracked chipped..the rug, i wouldn't walk on without socks...the bathroom was ok, but could have been cleaned better..in essence I was disappointed..the owners should definitely consult an interior designer to make the rooms inviting...It's a beautiful house in a wonderful area..walking distance to the bus to the ferry..the area also has a good Trattoria in walking distance, a deli,Dunkin Donuts,subway,and a delicious bakery.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are located on the New York Harbor with a stunning view of the Manhattan Skyline as well as the Verrazano Bridge. The NYC marathon starts at the base of the Verrazano Bridge on the Staten Island. It is a 15 minute walk from the Harbor House Bed and Breakfast to the starting line of the race. There is a bus (the S 51)one block away that stops at the St. George Ferry Terminal. You can ride the ferry for free and arrive in downtown Manhattan in 20 minutes. It is a short walk to Ground Zero from there. ... more less
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