My partner and I stayed at 102 Brownstone for seven nights. This was our first visit to New York.
We stayed in the Chalet Room, which is about the same size as a standard hotel room, with a small private shower room (no bath), plenty of storage for clothes, an iron, hairdryer, TV, DVD player, microwave, fridge, a couple of mugs and dishes, and a few knives, forks and spoons. It's certainly not luxurious accommodation, but it's not without its charm, and it's a comfortable place to crash after being on your feet all day.
Plus points: Cheap, comfortable, two minutes to the subway, pharmacy and supermarket right across the road, ATM machine just around the corner, busy community feel in the surrounding location, you get your own external key so don't need to be in by a certain time, landlady leaves you to your own devices so plenty of privacy.
Minus points: Lots of holes in the bed sheets which wasn't a deal breaker but seemed strange because the rest of the room was well looked after, no view out of the window except on to backyards and adjacent apartments (but if you're out all day it doesn't matter), we had to ask for fresh towels and for the room to be cleaned (but cleaning was thorough when it eventually happened and the holes in the sheets disappeared), bit stingy with the toilet roll(!), no coffee-making facilities.
All in all, a comfortable budget hotel, well worth the money, and well located for easy access to the city, but don't expect anything fancy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you seek an exhilarating New York experience stay at 102Brownstone.In a beautiful private apartment or elegant private suite you canenjoy the city with all the comfort, convenience and privacyof home. The accommodations are designed for the senses andthe warm ambiances contribute to the sense of retreat.• Luxury queen sized beds• Complimentary High speed internet service / Wi-Fi• Full kitchens and Jacuzzi tubs in the apartments• Microwave and refrigerators in the suites• Cable television / DVD player ... more less
- Also Known As:
- 102 Brownstone Hotel New York City