Me and my husband were traveling by car and we did not want to take it into Manhattan so Staten Island seemed good. We stayed at the Harbor House and have different feelings. The B&B is an older building with screeking floors etc., but cozy if you like it that way. We had the Verrazano room which was surprisingly big with an extra room just to sit in. The view is nice and it seemed like a quiet neighborhood. unfortunately the owner is a getting used too. The first day we arrived the streets were blocked because of a bike race which nobody told us of so we got not even park close to the B&B for a several hours. as well as she tried to be nice it seemed like there was never a good time to bother her with questions. She was not rude but i have stayed at more friendlier B&B.
The only downside. The busride is about 10 minutes and you have to add another 20 minutes on the ferry to get to downtown. usually they are both matching their timing, but if you need to get to the ferry and have many other stops your 10 minutes might add up to miss the ferry. So getting to Manhattan might easily take 45 minutes. This place is not a bad deal and if you pay cash you get 10% off but there might be better deals right in Manhattan or closer.
- 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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