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Ranked #2 of 81 New York City B&B and Inns
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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A lovely place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

We spent three nights in this stunningly restored home. Heidi and Tom have gone to great lengths to produce one of the most welcoming places we have ever stayed in. They (and Monica) managed to make us feel completely welcome and special, without being intrusive. The house is spotless, comfortable, open and friendly.
Heidi recommended a great local jazz bar and a restaurant. Downtown Manhattan is about 40 minutes by bus, and much faster by train.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Peter M
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

Woke on our 1st morning in New York to the sound of Birds singing!
The peaceful neighbourhood of Heidi &Toms lovely house in Harlem was great to come home to after a tiring day downtown.
A special memory was our visit to The Shiloh Baptist Church.
Loved our stay so much will go back.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank anniecrissan
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London
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

We stayed at Easy Living Harlem for a week in January this year with family- all adult-
and recommend it unreservedly as the place to make a holiday in New York
perfection itself. The 19th Century house is beautifully and
sympathetically restored and furnished, with the addition of contemporary,
tasteful bathrooms and kitchen, but it's Heidi and Tom who make it home -
it was their home and ours for the duration of our stay - and, because they
are so generous, warm, good-humoured and genuine, and New Yorkers who know
and love the city, in no time we felt like locals too. The kitchen was
ours if we wanted an evening in, but there's so much to do in Harlem itself
and access from the house to anywhere in Manhattan is easy on the nearby
frequent and fast subway service. We found poetry reading, jazz, gospel
and story telling, much of it inexpensive, as well as enjoying the
well-known galleries and museums and fabulous New York food. So... book
now, make Easy Living Harlem your base and you'll thank us for this
recommendation!

Room Tip: All rooms are lovely here.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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8 Thank LondonChris_Mc
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Australia
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16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Heidi and Tom, I miss you guys. This couple of complete sweethearts welcomed me into their beautiful home and make me feel loved and safe. Thank you for giving me a life-changing experience. Harlem is a fantastic place to stay - a real NY neighborhood. It has a sense of community that I felt was missing in lower Manhattan. Heidi, Tom and Jodie, you people are so very kind and warm and loving, I miss you a lot.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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7 Thank BJ_Australia
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malta
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2011

Because of the warm welcome of Heidi & tom you feel directly as a part of the house. The friendly and very helpful hosts never give you the feeling of a stranger. We enjoyed our stay there very much and would always recommend it to other travelers who don't want to stay "like a tourist" in any NY Hotel. The rooms are spacious, clean with a modern bathroom and you find a very well equipped kitchen downstairs which offers fee coffee & tea.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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2 Thank wanneroo
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Oslo, Norway
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57 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

Heidi and Tom offers a quiet, charming, clean, spacious, light and most of all very welcoming atmospfere in their beautiful townhouse. Once you leave the quiet block (quiet in the Harlem-sense of quietness) you are in a most lively neighbourhood with all you need within a few minutes walk. Great food, in the resturants or from many of the take-away places. You find small clubs, not only for jazz. Central Park is a 10 minutes run away. the hosts can give advice on things to do and see both in the neighborhood and in the rest of the city. As a small family on tour we always felt safe and secure in the neighborhood. We appreciated the calmness and the easyliving-attitude inside the B&B as well as in the streets. Going back to Harlem after a day downtown felt like entering av oasis.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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5 Thank SivK
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paris, france
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16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

I can only use superlatives when describing easyliving-Harlem. The experience of staying with Heidi and Tom in their beautiful and comfortable home is one of the very best that I have ever had. From the moment you walk in Heidi and Tom make you feel like a welcome houseguest, yet at the same time, maintain the balance of respecting their visitor's space. The incredibly clean kitchen is stocked with all types of coffee, tea, and fruit which you are free to use at any time. The rooms are tastefully done and the beds are really really comfortable. The wifi is free and it works. The neighborhood is lovely and the people in it are friendly and everybody knows Heidi and Tom. There's even a block party coming up. All in all I just can't say enough about this wonderful place to begin to do it justice. It is truly amazing because Heidi and Tom are amazing.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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7 Thank janetiler
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Property: Easyliving-harlem
Address: West 137th Street, New York City, NY 10030
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Harlem
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 81 B&Bs / Inns in New York City
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We live in a large,beautiful TOWNHOUSE and rent out 4 SPACIOUS ROOMS to travelers, who prefer this kind of accommodation to the anonymity of a hotel. Frequently guests meet with us or each other in the COMFORTABLE KITCHEN for cooking, friendly chats, tips and exchange of experiences. RATES 120 to 150 USD/DOUBLE OCCUPANCY. VERY CLOSE to MAJOR SUBWAY/BUSES. DON'T VISIT, LIVE NY!!! ... more   less 
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