Spencer Place Bed and Breakfast Reviews


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  • Guest room4.0
  • Services4.4
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Dining4.1

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What a great place to stay and explore Brooklyn!

5 on November 13, 2012

My boyfriend and I spend a few days here over the weekend. Not only was it a good location - lots of cool shops and restaurants around and close to transit - but the B&B is such a nice, cozy place to stay. The owners are very helpful and friendly, and the price is right. I highly recommend it.

Peaceful, Pleasant

3.0 on August 02, 2012

The owners are friendly, helpful, cool, calm, loving & lovely. I was very satisfied with the stay. The organic breakfasts were amazing. Total cool.

Brooklyn B&B

3.6 on July 26, 2012

Awesome -- Paul & Nancy very helpful and welcoming. Felt just like home or a dorm room -- slept in a twin bed.

Very glad we stayed here!

4.4 on September 25, 2010

We were in Brooklyn over this past weekend for a friend's wedding, and we're so glad that there was a room here. The rooms are super clean, and the inn is about a block away from the Blue Line so our trips into Manhattan were no problem. There's computer access, organic food and coffee (or tea) in the mornings, and organic soap in the bathroom. Our questions about shopping and parking were nicely answered by Nancye, and she was very accomodating.

Oasis in a Hectic, Fast-Paced City

3.2 on May 25, 2010

Spencer Place provides a haven for weary tourists after pounding the pavement through Brooklyn. Comfy beds, tasty, ample self-serve breakfast, friendly attentive proprietors.

Simply Excellent

3.8 on April 22, 2010

I went to NYC for a weekend getaway in April 2010 and I was looking for place to stay that would not be too expensive, but still not too far from Manhattan, and this is defintely the place to stay! The Spencer Place Bed and Breakfast is only a 25-minute express subway ride away from JFK airport, and 10 minutes away from Manhattan by subway. It is located on a very quite street, right next to a busy street with lots of restaurants. I booked the Hancock Room and I have to say, I was more than satisfied with it : it was very clean, quite, and the single bed was very comfortable. Last, but not least, the owners were really welcoming. In fact, the minute I stepped into their home, I felt right at home. And if you have any questions, they are always ready to help you. To sum it up, I really enjoyed my stay at Spencer Place Bed and Breakfast. Everything met my expectations. So I definitely advise you to go there if you are looking for a place to stay in New York.. you won't regret it! Romain

Great stay, great value

4.4 on March 29, 2010

My partner and I stayed here for a few days this past week on our trip to New York. It was an excellent place to stay for us! It gave us a beautiful room that felt like home, at an affordable price. The innkeepers were really cool, really helpful, and felt comfortable to be around and to ask questions. We were happy with the easy-going kitchenette breakfasts with fresh bagels, fruit, orange juice and tea --- it was easy and facilitated our own independent habits. The bathroom was clean, and the room had a lot of character. Something you should know about staying here is that it feels much more like staying in a room at someone's home... it is not sterile and cold like a big hotel, so it feels warm and worn. We liked that... it felt much more genuine. The other thing you should know about Spencer is that its location and proximity to fabulous spots in Brooklyn was great! However, the Franklin Ave. C spot and the small 1 block stretch along Fulton before turning onto Spencer did not feel warm like other parts of Brooklyn (like Fort Greene or Park Slope). We were totally fine with this, but I can imagine that some people looking for an idealized version of Brooklyn might have a hard time. Know who you are and what you want out of your experience... overall Spencer B&B was AWESOME for us and we will come back again on future trips to New York!

A wonderful experience

5 on December 07, 2008

What an amazing building! The innkeepers were very friendly and helpful, the bed was comfortable, and the service terrific. We woke up to fresh brewed coffee and danishes outside our door. The immediate neighborhood is fine and we had no trouble finding parking by a school at the end of the street, but the surrounding neighborhood might be worrisome for those not used to the less touristy parts of new york city. It was so much nicer than an overpriced chain hotel. I would go back!

A great value in Bed-Stuy

4.2 on August 23, 2008

Paul and Nancye are great. Their B&B was clean and has a comfortable family atmosphere. They are conveniently located about a block from the blue line and parking was no problem. The fresh fruit and pastries in the morning are a nice touch.

Wonderful place to stay

4.6 on August 09, 2008

Nice organic breakfast & fruits, squeaky clean shared bathroom, internet connection in bedroom, computer & printer in the common room, very quiet at night. Enjoyed the company of 2 residence cats. Owner very helpful in getting us car service. Plenty of restaurants nearby, deli, laundromat, grocery store. Two minutes walk to subway station.

A Slice of Relaxation in NYC

5 on July 10, 2008

What a wonderful B&B. Owners are very friendly and helpful. We really appreciated the healthy breakfast options and efforts in being green!


4.6 on June 25, 2008

Heading up to New York City from Maryland to accept a new position, I was looking for a place to stay with character and charm at a reasonable price--a difficult equation to balance. However, Spencer Place in Brooklyn is quite charming and the innkeepers, Paul DiMartino and Nancye Good could not have been more hospitable. Their Brooklyn brownstone is a block away from the subway and within thirty minutes of downtown Manhattan. What price great access, a single room with cable, Internet and AC on request--a modest $75 per night. That's a fraction of the charges in New York's high-priced hostelries. You'll find a little bit of adventure in the Spencer Place neighborhood which is in transition, but it was the perfect introduction to a great city whose diverse personality is being reforged every day. So enjoy your stay at Spencer Place and savor the atmosphere and the value.

A gem!

3.6 on January 14, 2008

Spending a few nights in this 19th century brownstone is a great retreat from the hustle of the city. I stayed in the smallest of the three rooms and had plenty of room, a nice comfortable bed, and digital cable. The organic breakfast and eco-conscious mentality of the owners, Paul and Nancye, are fantastic. One block from subway to other points in Brooklyn or Manhattan. A great place!

A rare find.

4.2 on December 31, 2007

I stayed for a couple days in December 07, in the Hancock room. The building itself is a real beauty, with nice tall ceilings, and much of the original look. The bed was super comfortable, and the keepers were very friendly. Given the cost and CLOSE proximity to the subway, you can't beat it!

Quiet, Affordable Alternative to Manhattan

4.0 on March 31, 2007

Owners very nice and helpful. Only 1.5 blocks from the C train and 4 blocks from the A express, which opens you up to everything in NYC. No sirens at night like in Manhattan. Stayed in the Hancock room which is plenty of room for one. Only needed the room for sleeping at night, because you are always "on the go" in NYC. Usually missed breakfast (8:00am) because you have to get to the Statue of Liberty and evrything else early, but there is a McDonald's 3 blocks away. I would stay here again.

nice place to stay

4.0 on February 14, 2007

I spent 5 nights here in the Hancock room, which was fine. The owners are very friendly and easy going. There is a small common room and a shared kitchen where you can also use the fridge and microwave. I didn't feel 100% comfortable as a woman on my own for the first time in this Brooklyn neighbourhood after dark, this took some getting used to, but it is very near the subway and a good location.

A truly great place to stay

4.4 on February 06, 2007

I had the best time here, the staff are SO helpful and nice.

Spencer Place Bed and Breakfast


  • Nightly Rate $65 - $165
  • Reviews (17) 4.2
  • Rooms 4
  • Accepts Gift Cards

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  • Fax 1-7183609229

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