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The Blue Porch Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #11 of 55 Brooklyn B&B and Inns
philadelphia
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171 reviews
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“Clean, Beautiful Neighborhood, Close to Transportation”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

This large, quaint home is located within easy walking distance of the subway - a plus if you come to town without a car. Trudy and Paul do their best to ensure that you find interesting, easily-accessible places to visit while you are in town. Paul produced detailed maps and both helped out with background information on the sites we meant to see. They also gave us great recommendations on delicious restaurants within easy walking distance of the Blue Porch.

Our room was large and clean and the bed was quite comfortable. The bathroom on the second floor has been beautifully refurbished and is conveniently located just outside the first bedroom door. Trudy provides hearty breakfasts and coffee and is attentive to any dietary restrictions you may have.

A couple of tips that would be helpful to know: the floors in the hall and on the steps are creaky and can disturb a light sleeper. In addition, be prepared for the luggage examination/vacuuming on arrival, something we’ve not ever encountered before.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

We had a most outstanding stay at the Blue Porch and we enjoyed it from the first to the last minute. It was outstanding by any means.

The room is spacious and comfortable and provides space for your luggage and is very quite. Together with the comfortable bed we got a perfect good night's rest. The quality continues with the bathroom we had with it's great shower and the double sink.

The breakfast that is served is magnificent. Besides fresh fruit arranged as a pleasure to the eye we has different types of homemade muffins and cake as well as some other specialties always accompanied by a great coffee as well as matching music.

Trudy and Paul are great hosts. They made us feel welcome and we enjoyed discussing our plans for the day and the experiences an discoveries we made throughout our tours.Especially as they always had good suggestions and helpful hints and maps as well as a nice talk with us.

Anytime we come back to New York and Brooklyn there will be no second thought for us where to stay. The Blue Porch it is!

We recommend this place to all of our friends going to the areas without any hesitation. Thanks to Trudy and Paul for our wonderful stay!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

If you desire lodging in NYC but not the hustle and bustle of staying in-town or the impersonal feeling of a large hotel, please consider the marvelous Blue Porch Bed and Breakfast in nearby Brooklyn...an easy subway ride away. My husband and I spent two nights over the recent Presidents' Day weekend and can't speak highly enough about our stay with Trudy and Paul. They make you feel right at home and will do whatever to be helpful and show kindness and caring. You will enjoy their delicious breakfasts with fresh fruit and homebaked breads, as well as their wonderful hospitality and comfortable accomodations. We hope to return upon subsequent trips to New York City and hope you will consider staying with Trudy and Paul as well. They make you feel like family!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Haute-Savoie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

We've spent one week with our two daughters in NY for Christmas. It was a fantastic week, thanks to the such lovely and calm Blue Porch B&B. Trudy and Paul are so kind and interesting, always trying to find out how to help us with plans and restaurants adresses or new ideas to visit the town. They have such a lovely house, completly restful, with many facilities. The bathrooms are perfect, the beds are fantastic, everything is so clean, and I don't say anything about the breakfast, it will be your surprise if you visit them. OMG ! They've immediately understood our tastes, and they've never tried to influence our choices but they've just gave us the best. Thank you again for this great and new american experience !
Superbe séjour à NY, le B&B est formidable, propre, spacieux, tout équipé (produits de SDB, eau, sèche-cheveux, etc.), très proche du métro. Il y a pas mal de restaus dans le coin, même si Brooklyn vous semble loin de Manhattan, c'est un super quartier qui vaut le coup. Trudy et Paul sont très sympas, très cultivés, et pourvoyeurs de super conseils de visites, de restaurants et autres. Le petit-dej est une tuerie, ne pas manquer les scones à l'aneth, un must !
Nous recommendons absolument cette jolie maison. Merci encore à eux.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

We stayed at the Blue Porch ( a Queen Ann style victorian house) for 2 nights and it felt like a wonderful retreat. The house is beautiful and the rooms are tastefully decorated and comfortable. Truly and Paul are intelligent and sensitive hosts who are passionate about caring well for their guests and ensuring hat they have a great stay. They went to a lot of effort to help with finding information for us on trips out in Manhattan and Brooklyn and the breakfast table looked like a "still life" painting. Trudy is an excellent baker and made us the most delicious scones and cakes and freshly prepared fruit plates. The B&B is close to the Metro station and local shops and restaurants and it's interesting to spend time in Brooklyn which has a brilliant museum and botanical garden as well as ingesting buildings. Truly and Paul are kind, warm hearted and caring - go and enjoy!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

My wife and I spent two wonderful nights at the Blue Porch B & B in Brooklyn, surprised by the atmosphere of culture provided by the two hosts, both musicians. Apart from our discussions on various topics, were delightfully surprised at the variety of home-baked breads served at breakfast. Reservations should be made as early as possible to book the room with the bathroom on the same floor. We had to take the other room, which also has a separate bathroom, but on the floor below. We certainly will be looking forward to saying there again.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Arlington Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

The Blue Porch Bed and Breakfast is the perfect Brooklyn Retreat. We stayed with Trudy and Paul during a hectic weekend delivering some antique furniture to our daughter who relocated to this lovely Brooklyn neighborhood just a few weeks earlier. The Blue Porch B&B is simply charming and within easy walking distance to fabulous restaurants and the subway if you wish to visit anywhere in the city. Brooklyn has it's own unique charms, cultural events and sites, but it is not so far off the beaten path that you can't easily get to Manhattan and see the sites, too. What is great about Trudy and Paul's B&B is that you feel like you have returned home after all the busy events you choose throughout the day. And, don't be disarmed by their reference to a "continental breakfast". That sometimes means you are on your own with a box of cereal.....Not here! Trudy is a fabulous cook and in addition to the fresh fruits, yogurt, cheeses, artisan breads and preserves, and oatmeal, she makes a mean blueberry cornbread and breakfast biscuits. You will not be disappointed! We will be back!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Blue Porch Bed and Breakfast

Property: The Blue Porch Bed and Breakfast
Address: 15 DeKoven Court, Brooklyn, NY 11230-1707
Location: United States > New York > Brooklyn
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Brooklyn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Blue Porch Bed and Breakfast is owner occupied and run in a home built in 1904 in Victorian Brooklyn. Our two bright and airy guestrooms are located on the second floor. The bathroom is private for you and your party, whether you choose one or both bedrooms. One of our guests said it best: Your hospitality is the best in NY! On future trips, we wouldn't stay anywhere else. ... more   less 

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