We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

“Best for us i NY” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The West Townhouse

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in New York City
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
The West Townhouse
Certificate of Excellence
Stockholm, Sweden
Level Contributor
32 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best for us i NY”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014

When in NYC it´s busy. Then it´s nice to have a good place to rest in. This is the perfect place, the host are very nice and you feel that you are at home. Peaceful area, near to Central Park and lots of restaurants and bars. The real opposite to Times Square!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank REJL63
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

73 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    66
    4
    1
    2
    0
See reviews for
19
39
5
2
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (12)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Colchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014

Monica and Larry made us feel at home during our stay here with my parents. My partner and I stayed in the studio on the first floor and my parents had the adjoining suite (which can be opened into one large floor if you wish). The bed was very comfortable and the facilities in the studio were great (it was great being able to watch TV from the comfort of our bed as well!). The studio faces the main road which has the usual sounds of a local street in New York, but this wasn't a problem for us and we were able to sleep with the window slightly ajar without being woken up. There are plenty of large windows at the front of the building and high ceilings, so the room felt very spacious and light. The fruit bowl and flowers were a lovely touch! There are plenty of local deli's and cafes nearby serving great breakfast. Easy to travel to the downtown area either by bus (which is one block away) or the subway.

If you want something a bit special and to get more of a local feel than a chain hotel, then this is for you.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
Helpful?
4 Thank AmySparkles
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Colchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
305 reviews
81 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013

We have just returned home after a 6 night stay in Monica and Larry's wonderful property. We rented a suite and adjoining studio - both were superb - very clean and very comfortable. We particularly appreciated Monica's helpfulness and she really did go out of her way to make sure we got the most out of our visit. We have stayed in NYC many times but really enjoyed the Upper West side location - great amenities and eating places but a very quick subway ride to all the usual attractions. Highly recommended and we will certainly return!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank RomanRemains
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

I am very pernickity about accommodation when travelling and research extensively before booking. I also prefer to stay in small B& Bs or apartments as I believe the standards are higher and you can live like a local, which enhances the overall experience.

As a result of my research I decided on The West Townhouse and I can say with absolute conviction that it was the best decision I made.

My husband and I spent an absolutely amazing week in New York and our stay at The West Townhouse added immeasurably to our stay.

The apartment was beautiful, after a full days sightseeing, returning to our immaculate flat, to the most comfortable bed was just bliss.

This apartment has been upgraded to the highest standard, retaining the original features, whilst integrating modern comforts in a really tasteful and sympathetic manner. Monica shared the background of the building with us which was fascinating.

I loved the lion head in the fireplace!

Monica was lovely and provided us with so much useful information, from local supermarkets, to how to get the best from the subway, to free concerts taking place in Central park.

This is the most beautiful building in a great area of New York City, just one block from Central Park and the subway.

I can highly recommend it and fully intend to stay there again when I visit New York again.

Can't wait!

Thank you so much for everything Monica & Larry

Room Tip: We stayed in apartment 4F on the first floor overlooking the street. Could occasionally be a bit noi...
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank gallusbes0m
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Baton Rouge, LA
Level Contributor
26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

We just completed a stay this week in a studio room. The owner is precious and the location perfect for us. It was close to Central Park, buses and the Subway 1 train which runs north/south through Manhattan. The room was clean and well furnished. The price was in line with what one would expect for the Upper West Side. The kitchen is large enough for a couple and had ample dishes and pots. The bath had a shower with one set of towels per person for the week. We prefer more and brought our own. All in all it was a great place to stay and we has a wonderful time.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank brtraveler
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
43 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

I attempted to book here for 4 nights but their offer of accommodation was promptly withdrawn - and the price went up by $20/night - when I did not immediately agree to their suggestion of staying 5 nights instead of 4. Furthermore, it took 3 days before they replied to my initial email inquiry.

Travellers thinking of staying here might also like to note that the West Townhouse do not accept credit cards or PayPal but require payment by wire transfer. (This is not stated on their web site.) I contacted my bank who informed me that they charged 25GBP for a wire transfer to the US.

Many other B&Bs, guesthouses and hotels in New York give definite information about availability on-line and accept payment of a deposit by credit card using a secure on-line system, which is simpler and cheaper for the client.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
19 Thank dene2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sao Paulo, SP
Level Contributor
20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

We stayed in The West Townhouse for 8 days and just loved it. Close to 2 subway stations, cafes, restaurants, the Central Park and many other places...
Nice, tidy, clean, that's a pretty special place to stay. Monica and Larry, the owners, are very nice people and made we very comfortable
We highly recommend this place!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank AdrianaPellegrini
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these New York City hotels
Upper West Side
NYLO New York City
NYLO New York City
#181 of 477 in New York City
4.5 of 5 bubbles 3,859 reviews
Upper West Side
Belnord Hotel
Belnord Hotel
#304 of 477 in New York City
3.5 of 5 bubbles 1,197 reviews
Upper West Side
The Lucerne Hotel
The Lucerne Hotel
#111 of 477 in New York City
4.5 of 5 bubbles 2,249 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Upper West Side
Excelsior Hotel
Excelsior Hotel
#248 of 477 in New York City
4.0 of 5 bubbles 1,986 reviews
Upper West Side
Hotel Belleclaire
Hotel Belleclaire
#230 of 477 in New York City
4.0 of 5 bubbles 3,303 reviews
Upper West Side
Hotel Beacon
Hotel Beacon
#51 of 477 in New York City
4.5 of 5 bubbles 3,304 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The West Townhouse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The West Townhouse

Property: The West Townhouse
Address: West 85th Street & Amsterdam Avenue, Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York City, NY 10024
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Upper West Side , Manhattan
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 197 Specialty Lodging in New York City
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
The West Townhouse Hotel New York City

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing