The Loralei B&B

667 Argyle Road , Brooklyn, NY 11230 USA (Show map)


The Loralei takes its place among hundreds of stately Victorian homes in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. Nestled among towering Sycamores, our Inn brings you to the charm of time past. Two beautifully appointed suites with private bath will delight you. The gracious owners pay attention to detail making you feel truly welcome. 25 minutes to Manhattan, 2 blocks from the subway. Free Parking in our private driveway.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Fantastic hosts

5 on January 04, 2014

Fabulous hosts, warm , inviting and very creative. Loved our visit here and would totally recommend this lodging for future excursions. Fantastic location - an easy walk to the local subway and local shops. Highly recommend this place and the hosts. Liz and Vern Nicolson New Zealan/London (based)

wonderful host

4.4 on August 23, 2011

Robert could not be a more accommodating host. I forgot my dopp kit and he provided a toothbrush and past, had the wrong charger and again he loaned me one. I am an early riser and my second day there had things out 1/2 an hour earlier than usual. Will definitely stay there again when an overnight in brooklyn is called for

A Gem in Brooklyn

4.8 on February 15, 2010

Loralei Bed and Breakfast was an absolute gem of a find. From the beginning, Robert and Lance were timely and efficient in their responses to our emails and phone calls. They also gave us tips on how to get from the airport to their neighborhood in Brooklyn. The house itself is old and beautifully furnished, and the rooms cozy and comfortable. The owners themselves were extremely friendly and warm and made us feel very welcome. I gave the dining a 4/5 only because meals are not included at Loralei. However, breakfast was plentiful, healthy, and fresh. In addition, there are plenty of excellent restaurants very close by. The Loralei is in Brooklyn, but for us this was actually a plus, as the neighborhood is quiet, residential, and clean. We went for a few lovely walks. The Loralei is on a direct line into the city; it takes about 25 minutes to get to Times Square. All in all, a truly lovely place and I will stay there from now on.


4.0 on December 27, 2009

Hi After just a little of more than one year, just to recap how wonderful my experience was and is of staying at the Loralei Band B. I can only say ... Thank You Rob and Lance for a perfect New York Experience (more expensive hotels on 5th Ave have NO REAL chance of equalling this experience) because that's only tourist NYC and with the Loralei guests will experience the REAL NYC believe me I speak the truth!!!!! And I have NO financial gain or other wise in stating so. Honestly!!!!!!!!! Pete in East Yorkshire England Loralei ...... HIGHLY RECOMENDED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Recommended !

5 on November 21, 2008

This was perfect for us ! Our intention was to get as much as possible out of New York so we needed a calm place close to the subway and we got it ! We will never forget Robert´s concern - he was always there with good solutions whatever we brought up from our adventures in NC. We started every day with a great breakfast too !

Stay here!

5 on September 12, 2008

We had a wonderful stay at the Loralei Inn. The innkeepers made us feel welcome in their beautiful home, the breakfast was great, the room and bathroom were comfortable and spotless. This is a beautiful old Victorian neighborhood. It doesn't seem possible that you are in New York City, yet you are just a short subway ride to Manhattan. I will definitely stay at the Loralei on future trips to visit family in New York.

A wonderful treat!

5 on July 19, 2008

The hosts have opened their luxurious home to experienced and novice travelers, and have exceeded all expectations as helpful, friendly hosts. A wonderful experience!

Don't Stay on Manhattan...Stay Here!

5 on March 29, 2008

After spending a week at a cramped, uncomfortable, somewhat dubious establishment in Greenwich Village, our accomodation arrangements improved dramatically once arriving at The Loralei. For the same price as the room in Greenwich Village we were given a luxury suite, private bathroom and excellent breakfast (not the day old pastries we were getting used to). Robert and Lance are both incredibly gracious hosts and we thank them for their hospitality. We will definitely be visiting again. JS & LS Melbourne, Australia

Loralei B&B

5 on October 18, 2007

While visiting NYC for my mom's 75th b-day, we have a marvelous experience at Loralei B&B. Highly recommended!

We loved it!

4.0 on March 01, 2007

We were here for a very cold week in January. The "Loralei" was the best choice we could make for our stay at NY. Very hospitable and friendly the innkeeper, excellent, comfortably and very warm our rooms. The breakfast was excellent, fresh fruits, bagels, toast coffee, tea etc. The lovely Neighborhood(part of Ditmas Park)is very safe and calm. To the subway(Q&B)it is a 3min walk and we felt us safe night and day to use the subway to go to Manhattan. We will come back to NY and we hope that then the "Loralei" will have availability for us.

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Rooms & Rates

Gramercy Suite

The Gramercy Suite is the Loralei’s original spacious master bedroom. This superior accommodation boasts 6 tall windows on three exposures. The room has cherry wood floors, floor to ceiling closets, a queen size bed, and Victorian furnishings. The in-suite private full bath is an opulent medley of green marble, oak and glass. A small sitting area has a winged back chair and writing desk for your additional comfort.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Sutton Suite

The Sutton Suite consists of two rooms. The Sutton Bedroom is beautifully appointed with a queen size bed facing three tall bay windows. The private full bath, located next to this room via the hallway, is beautifully decorated in white marble with green, black, and white accents. Sutton Bedroom guests wishing to sleep separately, or wanting the extra space, can use the elegant Sutton Sitting Room across the hall for an additional fee. The Sutton Sitting Room offers a single bed and winged back chair. The private full bath at the end of hall serves the two rooms of the Sutton Suite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

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Location Type



New York, NY (JFK-Kennedy) 12 miles

Directions to property:

From Manhattan by Car: Take the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to Prospect Expressway. Prospect Expressway becomes Ocean Parkway. Make a left on Foster Avenue. Continue on Foster Aveneue for 3 traffic lights. Turn right on Westminster Road. Go 1 block and turn left on Glenwood Road. Go one block and turn left on Argyle Road. The Loralei is the 5th house on the right side of the street. Look for our oval Loralei plaque next to the entry door. By subway: Take the Q or B line to Brooklyn. Continue to Newkirk Plaza Station. Go up the stairs and exit the station through the left door. Turn left and continue walking to Foster Avenue (toward the Chase Bank). Turn right and walk 2 blocks to Argyle Road. Turn left on Argyle Road. We are the third house on the left side of the street. Look for our oval Loralei plaque next to the entry door.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Manhattan Attractions 30 minutes by train, Coney Island, Prospect Park, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, University, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Fridge, Parking, Telephone

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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  • Check In:: By Arrangement
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No No smoking on premises
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Cat in Residence
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit equivalent to one night's stay will be charged to your credit card to secure a reservation
  • Cancellations: We have a 14 day cancellation period. Reservations canceled less than 15 days prior to arrival will be charged for one night's stay. Reservations canceled less than 8 days prior to arrival will be charged for the entire reserved stay. A $25 processing fee is charged for all cancellations. There are no refunds for shortened stays.



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  • Time Served: 8:30am - 10:00am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Dining Room

Special meal options

, By request