The only reason I didn't give this an "excellent" is that I reserve that for when a room has everything this has, plus a great view and a phenomenal breakfast. But! There is so much that was perfect about The Canal Park Inn.
Easy to get to - right off 9A, had good parking karma and found a free spot right around the corner, large room with kitchen and separate sleeping nook for our "almost" teenager. The bed was very comfortable and the sheets must have had a very high thread count as they were silky-soft. There's an "urban" outside patio which was a nice addition - a rare commodity in NYC to have that much space! We love to walk everywhere in NY and it was a safe, easy 15-20 walk to the Village, where we strolled into shops, restaurants, and Washington Square Park.
We were only there for one night and the owners were most accommodating. They usually host for 2 or more, but it was empty so they were gracious and generous about arrangements. (It was my husband's 50th birthday.) The owners live there and Sarah-Doe (who manages the B&B with her Dad), was lovely and exceedingly helpful. We met Tip,her father, at the play and he was very, very nice. There is an intimate theatre space attached to the B&B and we saw the play (A Russian Drama from another theatre company using the space) and it was wonderful. A dream to see an inexpensive play, get a snack/beer afterwards at the little cafe, then walk upstairs to our room. (Stairs are a tiny bit steep, for anyone with physical limitations, but fine otherwise.)
The service at breakfast was great - very friendly guy making waffles, and even had an egg, mushroom, spinach frittata made in waffle maker too! Fresh orange slices for all of us, great selection of tea and coffee was okay. My husband had yogurt and fruit and that was good.
You will be happy and comfortable if you stay in this clean, comfortable B&B - where you can explore Tribeca, walk to the Village, Little Italy and China Town - plus you can walk to South Street Seaport!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled on the border of Soho and Tribeca, our landmarked 1826 Canal House is ideally situated for experiencing the best New York has to offer—and still having a quiet place to call home at the end of the day. Surrounded by 5-star restaurants and a block away from the landscaped parks, open grass, tennis courts, and stunning sunsets at the Hudson River Park, we strike a perfect balance between nature and culture.The Osborne’s have owned 508 Canal Street since 1980. In this building, they raised their daughter, providing the building with family history built into the very walls. (Behind a renovation wall on the top floor of the building is hidden a mural painted by children at a particularly creative third birthday party.) The beds and several end tables in the Inn were built by Kipp Osborne, coming from the days when he and his wife, Margot, were furniture makers in Soho and Tribeca. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Canal Park Hotel New York City