We spent six nights at the ICI. It felt like staying at someone's home - which was nice. That means of course you don't have the cookie-cutter hotel experience. So there was good and not as good. To begin, we thought our rooms were very nice. They have been working on a few rooms there so we started with one and went to another halfway through our stay. I look for places when I travel that are unique and interesting, I look for CLEAN and fairly quiet as well. I got exactly what I wanted. The rooms are indeed clean, there are small kitchens - for me that means coffee in the morning mostly. The showers didn't have a lot of water pressure and the water could have been hotter - but again - it is like staying at someone's home.
For me, the very best part of this was having a chance to live in a neighborhood and Harlem was so interesting. There are always people on the streets walking around, there are lots of churches and little markets around as well.
Michelle explains all the rules when you book (cash up front, etc.) so there were no surprises for us. The subway stops are very close by, so we bought a one week pass and away we went all through the city. I recommend staying here if you are interested in something more intriguing than a box hotel. It was a very fun time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cozy, comfortable and very affordable! All rooms at The International Cozy Inn (ICI) were well thought out and planned for total comfort. From comfortable bedding, soft fluffy towels and silk flowers, every room was designed in a contemporary style. You will receive a modern style setting with old fashion hospitality. You will want to stay here. We are known for return guest as well as special request for our rooms. Most of our guests are International visitors from all over the world. Some guests have remained as permanent tenants through the years. This landmark building currently houses students from abroad and this is how The International Cozy Inn was conceived through its diverse culture. We are located two blocks from all major transportation making it accessible to reach Central park, Lincoln Center, and Times Square (only 12 minutes away) ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The International Cozy Hotel New York City