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“Great for budget traveller”
Review of Menno House

Menno House
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Menno House
Ranked #42 of 77 New York City B&B and Inns
Victoria, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great for budget traveller”
Reviewed February 22, 2012

A few buddies and I stayed here for a one night stay in September 2011. It was adequate and clean accomodations on a quiet side street in Manhattan that was within easy walking distance of a subway station. The price was very affordable (particularly given the outrageous prices of NYC) and tax is not charged due to its not-for-profit status. We stayed in the room that had a queen bed and 3 twin mattresses in a loft above. The shared bathroom was down a flight of stairs so that wasn't so convenient but no big deal for us. I loved the Dutch Blitz cards as room numbers!

Booking and initial inquiries and checking-in were easy and pleasant.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Alberta
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Reviewed February 13, 2012

Stayed here recently for 3 nights. The location is on a quiet side street, but easy access to restaurants, shopping and the subway. The room was clean and comfortable. There's a small fridge and cabinet for guest's food items, which was nice, and the residents who live there were very friendly.
When I got there, though, it was snowing, and the front steps were very slippery - I wasn't sure I was going to make it up the steps lugging my suitcase.
All in all, really good deal, and I'll stay here again!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Canada
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2011

The price was very low for accomodation in Manhattan, and the walk to Union Square subway station wasn't bad, a brisk 10 minute walk. Quiet side street. The 3 guest rooms are on the main floor (10 steps or so up from street level). Ours faced the backyard. The bed is old though, the mattress needs replacing. I had a chance to check out the other rooms when they were empty, mattresses seemed the same. The room is small, bed, small desk, one chair, one dresser, a closet, a bunk area, little empty floor space though. The bathroom is downstairs, which is okay unless it's occupied and you really gotta go. You have access to the living room and kitchen in the lower level from 9am to 5pm, that's when the students and volunteers aren't using it. I would have liked to have access in the evening to relax there, because the bedroom room is too small for that. Our hostess was friendly and helpful. All in all, a heck of a bargain, it won't suit everyone's comfort expectations though.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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M10003, Manager at Menno House, responded to this review, April 3, 2012
Thanks for taking the time to review Menno House! We do our best to provide a comfortable and welcoming environment for our guests, and, as a residence in Manhattan, to be creative with what space we have. Guests are welcome to use our common areas, including our kitchen, living room, dining area, and outdoor garden; things do get busy during the mornings and evenings when our residents (who are volunteers, non-profit workers, and students) are preparing meals before and after work.

We average five guests per night. If the guest bathroom is occupied, visitors are welcome to use a resident bathroom, which is located on another floor.

Comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated--thanks so much for your time!
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed October 23, 2011

Great place to stay. Private (and spacious and comfortable) rooms for a great rate and in a great location. Seems like a great community!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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South Bend, Indiana
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Reviewed October 21, 2011

I enjoyed staying at Menno House. Our room was big, with a (no longer functioning) fireplace and a high ceiling. Also walls that were not quite straight. I appreciated the history of the place--there was a pamphlet in the room about the history of the house, going back more than a hundred years, when it was cheap lodging for immigrants--and I felt connected to those people, myself a stranger in New York and in America. It has a homey feel, bathrooms and kitchen are shared, and it's clean and reasonably priced for New York. But it's only available some days of the year.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Menno House

Property: Menno House
Address: 314 E 19th Street, New York City, NY 10003
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Gramercy Park , Manhattan
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #42 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Menno House offers 3 rooms in our brownstone residence as guest rooms to those visiting New York City looking for a clean and affordable stay in a safe neighborhood. In business for over 20 years, we look forward to welcoming you for any length of stay from 1 night up to 4 weeks. ... more   less 

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