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Lefferts Manor Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 59 Brooklyn B&B and Inns
Reviewed March 10, 2014

We spent 5 days at the Lady Fenimore guest house that is part of the Lefferts Manor empire. Very nice and comfortable accommodations, more like living in the house you never knew you had than staying at a hotel. The neighborhood is a great mix of old and new and the subway is close (5-10 minutes) and it's a quick trip into most areas of Manhattan. I highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 15, 2014

First off, this review is about the accommodation in Clermont, not the B&B. Clermont is its own property, practically a studio apartment, on Clermont St. near Fort Greene.

The unit itself is lovely. It's tastefully and thoughtfully decorated to make the guests feel welcome, not a bland generic shell of a unit to house warm bodies. The door opens to a spacious bedroom, which has a comfortable bed for two, a cushy armchair and footstool, a small TV, and a faux fireplace with a mantel and mirror on top. The decor is of vintage style, I would say. The hallway that leads to the kitchen is where the closet and wall-mounted coat rack are, and the kitchen is huge, with all the necessary tools, appliances, and utensils for those who wish to cook and dine en suite. The bathroom at the end of the kitchen is small but does its job well. Between the kitchen and the bathroom is a door that leads to a patio. I wasn't expecting this, so it was a totally lovely surprise to open the door to a modest lawn blanketed in snow.

Because Clermont is a distance away from where the B&B and the owners/managers are, there is no breakfast and regular housekeeping (you have to call for maid service). But everything you need is in the property, including spare towels, blankets, and pillows.

The location is perfect(ish). To be honest, I chose to stay in Brooklyn only because our stay in New York coincided with the Super Bowl weekend, when rates in Manhattan were just crazy. It turned out to be a great idea--especially if your New York itinerary includes Brooklyn. And why wouldn't it? Brooklyn is awesome, with plenty of character, off-the-tourist-trail attractions, and hands-down the best pizzas in New York. The Clermont neighborhood is also fantastic. Literally across the street is a deli grocery, and on the same block to the left and right of Clermont St. are restaurants to keep you nourished (there's a bagel shop that also has Middle Eastern fare to-go), as well as a convenience store that sells MetroCard unlimited passes. The "perfect(ish)" part of my description refers to the subway stations around the property. The closest one is for the G line, which doesn't run to Manhattan, and the stations for trains that do are a littler farther to walk to. But it's all good, because you're walking in a lovely, quiet neighborhood.

All in all, I enjoyed the experience of living in New York that Lefferts' Clermont property afforded us. Forget AirB&B if you're looking for similar accommodation in Brooklyn. I checked, and the prices for comparable properties are higher. This is the real deal.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 12, 2014

Excellent service! The rooms are really clean, with a great location near Manhattan!, the bathrooms are also clean! I didn't have problems during my stance, the subway it's really close, and the neighborhood it's pretty calm, I'd recommend it to all!

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

I've stayed here multiple times and have fallen in love with the house. Looking forward to my next stay. You can't ask for a better way to experience all that New York has to offer, on a budget. Incredibly easy to get to Manhattan.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

I'm in love. I stayed at Leffert's for the NYC runs brrrroklyn half marathon on 1/25. The location to prospect park is unbelievable. My room was small but comfortable - perfect for my trip. Down-feeling comforter on the bed, soft pillows... I was out like a light when I hit the bed. They provided trader joe's bath products in the bathroom! Though there is 1 shared bathroom per floor, I didn't have any waiting to use it or anyone else's messes to deal with. Very clean. Mark was very very accommodating. Can't wait for my next race in Brooklyn so I can stay here again. Highly recommend!!!!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

I have never stayed at a Bed and Breakfast before, so I was a bit skeptical especially in terms of privacy. However, I would stay here again in a heartbeat. I enjoyed the peace and quiet which gave me opportunity to rest after a long journey and prepare for a long day ahead. Definitely lots of coffee and tea to drink downstairs. Connie was especially helpful with directions and Mark is such a great person and interesting to talk with.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

I made a last minute reservation at Lefferts Manor due to the unexpectedly early birth of my grandson. Mark Osborne quickly and graciously responded. The house is a lovely Victorian brownstone on a quiet residential street not far from subway and restaurants. I stayed in the grand Fitzgerald Room which is large, clean and decorated with charming period details. The king bed was comfortable, and bed linens were sumptuous. There is a shared bathroom but since no one else was staying, I felt as though I had my own private bath. Breakfast is offered in the dining room for $10., but I did not eat there. I needed to extend my stay and since the Fitzgerald Room was booked, Mark and his staff moved me to the Blue Room in another property a couple of blocks away. Again, it was charming; bed was comfortable, elegant linens, sumptuous towels, shared bathroom that wasn't shared. The kitchenette was stocked with water, coffee and tea. Throughout my week long stay, Mark and his folks were friendly, responsive and accommodating. This is a great value, and I will definitely stay here in the future.

Room Tip: The Fitzgerald Room and the Blue Room are both lovely and charming.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Address: 80 Rutland Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11225-5313
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Location: United States > New York > Brooklyn
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #3 of 59 B&Bs / Inns in Brooklyn
Price Range: $101 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lefferts Manor Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small, owner-operated B&B offering a modest variety of accommodations in charming Brooklyn, New York. We provide complimentary Wi-Fi, coffees & teas, linens, towels, & soap. The rooms blend Victorian architecture, modern Eastern design, and classic at-home comfort. We are right next to Prospect Park and just 15 minutes to Manhattan on the train! After years in the business, memorable guests, and gracious press from the likes of The New York Times and Le Figaro, we are proud to continue providing an affordable, peaceful, and reliable home from which to explore New York. Our rates may vary depending on our calendar so please contact us directly for the most up-to-date information! ... more   less 
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