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Jones Street Guesthouse
Ranked #26 of 74 New York City B&B and Inns
Apollo Bay, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfect location and lovely character”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

We rented the Parlour Apartment for 14 nights and loved our stay.
This studio apartment was spacious, with high ceilings and delightfully decorated with antique pieces, rugs, and prints, making us feel right at home. There was plenty of storage for our clothing, suitcases, and other travel things. The small kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed, also the bathroom, which was large enough to accommodate a bit of hand washing during our stay. Also an extremely comfortable bed!
Best of all, the location couldn't be more perfect, being right off Bleeker Street with it's many restaurants, and a short walk to 2 different subway stations. It was terrific to be able to arrive home after a long day walking New York, shower and just go out to eat right around the corner.
Evelyn and Michael were fantastic hosts, always friendly and helpful, and we also loved their restaurant for breakfast every day, and for a few dinners.
The area is quite noisy at night, being a hub for restaurants, but we had no trouble sleeping, even on warm nights we simply shut the main window, opened the bathroom window and put on the ceiling fan. There is also air conditioning for the hotter months.
A little gem in the heart of the West Village. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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92 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

Having been to NYC 3 times previously for extended visits, I was keen to stay in a less touristy area. Having been to visit more areas of Manhattan, The Village areas have always appealed the most, and we decided on staying in The Village and wanted something close to Bleeker Street.

Jones Street Guesthouse had such good reviews that we thought it was the place for us - and it was. The location is excellent - just off Bleeker and in a gorgeous street. Just a 5 minute walk to the subway and close to Garage (great Jazz place). The apartment was lovely and had all the things we needed - small kitchen, air conditioning (it was really warm!) and the cleaners came 5 days of the 7. It was excellent value for the quality and location and we really enjoyed 'coming home' each day.

There were great cafes and patisseries close by - Rocco's canoli was to die for! There is also a laudry across the street, where we had a large bag wash for only $12!

i would stay again tomorrow and recommend to anyone travelling to NYC looking to be away from Mid Town.

We also at at Yvonne's restaurant - Doma - which was terrific.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Amanda W
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

I really wanted to like this place as it is clearly a labor of love on the part of the owners.
It is really the only place to stay in the heart of the West Village. The location is supreme
as you stumble out your door to bakeries,eateries and jazz clubs. The Parlor Apt. in which
I stayed was charming in a shabby chic kind of way and the bed was extremely comfortable.
Do not expect any amenities. In other words: bring soap, shampoo, etc. My major issue
was with the noise. The windows are not sound-proofed and consequently anything going
on in the street is heard inside. It is impossible to go to sleep before midnight without earplugs
and sleeping pills. Light sleepers should take note. I really urge the owners to invest in
double-paned glass.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank ithacabound1
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Evelyn P, Owner at Jones Street Guesthouse, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
I always feel kind of sad when I have to respond to these things. I just can't figure out why folks want to say things on the internet that they wouldn't say to your face in the hallway. Sigh.

We are very clear in all our correspondence with guests about what is and isn't offered here -- among those offerings, soap and linens, but not shampoo, cleaning most days but a pretty self-serve type of check-in, a sweet old brownstone, but nothing fancy. That is why we are among the lowest priced comparable options in the Village. The apartments, at almost 500 sq ft, are very large by NYC standards, and our guests receive continental breakfast everyday at our restaurant nearby.

We are also very clear that we are in the heart of the Village, not a town in Mexico where this guest lives. When guests ask me about noise, I immediately encourage them to stay in a high-rise in Midtown. Though we did get new windows a few years back, and they are double-paned, noise is a very subjective issue, and anyone who is concerned about it should not stay in the heart of the Village. Some nights our street is the quietest in town. Some nights, well, it is the Village! We raise two small children upstairs, and we all sleep just fine. We sleep even better at our cabin upstate, of course, but we don't go to our cabin so that we can experience the heart of the Village.
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Bath, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

We hired both studios for ourselves and our two teenage children. Fabulous location in the heart of the West Village, with wonderful shopping and a cool, retro vibe (Bob Dylan and girlfriend on the Freewheelin' album cover taken in this street) easily walkable to so many interesting and iconic sights and neighbourhoods, with two subway stations minutes walk away.
The studios are very stylish, furnished with beautiful vintage and antiqueish furniture, warm, fragrant and lovely to come back to after a hard day's sightseeing, The beds are very comfortable, the bathrooms perfect, and the little kitchens well-equipped for preparing breakfasts and dinners if you occasionally want to eat in. Evelyn the aimiable host gave us a very helpful dossier of information and it was good to know she could be contacted easily if needed. This is definitely the place to book if you appreciate peace and calm after a day engaging with the frenetic energy of NY, and if you like thoughtful, authentic chic rather than bland or brash hotels. A little bit of heaven in the Big Apple.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Seraphim16
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

My daughter and I found Jones Street guesthouse to be the perfect location for us! We did not need to catch a cab once as the Uptown/Downtown line was only a short walk away. We enjoyed the jazz as it was played from the cafe across the road and also the opportunity to walk to some of the best jazz clubs in the city to hear charts that made the heart sing! Soho is in walking distance, Doma restaurant just around the corner for delicious breakfast and great coffee! There are a myriad of other well priced restaurants and excellent strip shopping available at all four points of the compass. Near to the exquisite Washington Square garden too. Lovely owners and great cleaners! We will return as it was such a different experience to staying uptown and by far, a superior experience! Thank you Jones Street!

Stayed December 2012
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Thank Jocelyn R
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52 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

We chose the first floor studio for our week in downown NY. The key collection arrangement worked as promised and the bed was comfy. There was plenty of hot water and the water pressure for the shower was excellent.
We probably didn't understand that first floor meant half way under ground but that was ok although the apartment is a bit dark . Lights neded to be on both day and night. The apartment is very well located between two subway lines at Seventh and Sixth Avenues which was a huge bonus and benefit for getting around quickly.
It's in the middle of the village, there are more places to go to and eat at than you could possibly test in months. While the evening street life is a bit noisy it was expected and ended at a reasonable hour.
We had difficulty with the wifi which our hosts dealt with quickly with a signal repeater placed in the apartment. This solved access on our tablets (both android and iPad) but not our phones. Our hosts couldn't get wifi via their phones either.

The TV signal doesn't really work but we weren't there to watch tv.

The Doma cafe does good coffee (another bonus - NY coffee seems a bit hit and miss) and the staff at the cafe were lovely. The laundry service across the road was very efficient and good value.

The apartment didn't come with a starter kit of tea, milk, sugar or any bathroom soap which we had expected, as that's what we've experienced in other apartments both here in NY and around the world.

If you are looking for location, privacy and convenience, this is a good choice.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Jang53
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

My Wife and I stayed in the upstairs apartment for 2 weeks in September and it is fantastic. This is easily the best neighbourhood in NYC. Heaps of great restaurants nearby, walking distance to the subway and it feels very safe.

The room is a decent size and the perfect base for an extended stay in NYC, a much better option than a hotel. You will certainly feel as though you're a local after spending a few nights here.

There's a little noise outside, however I found it quite entertaining listening to some of the conversations!

I can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank jtfrommelbourne
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Additional Information about Jones Street Guesthouse

Property: Jones Street Guesthouse
Address: 31 Jones St, New York City, NY 10014-4149
Location: United States > New York > New York City > West Village , Manhattan
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 74 B&Bs / Inns in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming brownstone guest house apartments in the heart of Greenwich Village; included in our price are all taxes, continental breakfast at a nearby cafe and cleaning 5 days per week. Each apartment has completely private bath with full tub, a small but fully-equipped kitchen to cook delectable treats from neighborhood shops and the farmers' market, or just to enjoy tea in the afternoons after touring about town. There are wood floors and small Persian rugs in both apartments. ... more   less 
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