The Sugar Hill Harlem Inn is located on the high-cliffs overlooking Jackie Robinson Park and Central Harlem. This recently restored Victorian brownstone was built in 1906. It is minutes away from the campuses of both City College and Columbia University, and a short train ride away from the Cloisters. Our rooms have been tastefully decorated by Interior designer Carol Donawa, using musically inspired themes and photographs to weave the unique history and cultural traditions of the African diaspora.
Queen sized bed with customed designed bedding and matching window treatments and antique furnishings. Wood floors throughout; shared bath, kitchen and living room (can be rented as part of a two bedroom suite, along with Nina's room.) Skylight exposure offers plenty of light. Internet access, tv, radio/cd player, dvd player Room designed by Carol Donawa Interiors
Bright, charming room with double bed, shared bath,kitchen and living room (can be rented with Ella's room to form a two-bedroom suite.) Wood floors throughout, and skylight exposure. Internet access, tv, radio/cd player, dvd player Room designed by Carol Donawa Interiors
Double bed with custom designed bedding and matching window treatments. Wood floors throughout; kitchen, private bath and seating area with view. Beautiful antique furnishings. Internet access, tv, radio/cd player, dvd player. Pet friendly room Room designed by Carol Donawa Interiors
Maple queen sized bed, antique writing desk and furnishings. Beautiful panoramic window and seating area. Private bath and kitchen. Wood floors throughout. Fireplace, internet access, tv, radio/cd player, dvd player. Pet friendly room. Room designed by Carol Donawa Interiors.
This Suite has a Queen sized bed and Double bed with customed designed bedding and matching window treatments and antique furnishings. Wood floors throughout; private bath, kitchen and living room. Skylight exposure offers plenty of light. Internet access, tv, radio/cd player, dvd player. Room designed by Carol Donawa Interiors
3.6 on November 29, 2013
This is the 3rd time I stayed at Sugar Hill Harlem Inn. I have been in different rooms and this time it was Dizzy's room. I have never had a problem, except at this last visit 2 days ago when the room was not cleaned by my check-in time, but honestly, it wasn't a big deal. I had running around to do and if I hadn't, their common areas are so welcoming, that I would have happily waited in comfort. The only suggestion I have is to get a better lock box. It's a pain when it doesn't open as it should and another pain to have to rekey the code to lock it up again. However, this is minor in the face of things. Love the "home" feel of this B&B, the kitchen, common areas, etc. The owner is very welcoming and flexible. Wish at this last stay that the room had been available for more than 1 night, but it was during holiday season. Plan to stay here in the future.
We do the rooms over at the other house last so sometimes the rooms are not done by 2pm. This is usually not a problem because the guest just wants to drop off their bags and go but if you are coming and you want to be sure your room is ready by 2pm just shoot me an email and we can do the other house first. Also if I do not have a room for all the days when you book ask me when you arrive if you still want it because I do get last minute cancellations
4.2 on January 19, 2013
We are a family of 10 people and for our first time in NYC, we stay from December 22 to January 3 guests at the Sugar Hill Harlem Inn. Jeremy, the owner of the house, since we need several rooms offered us the perfect solution of an entire Victorian row house on the 147 st. The house is wonderful, as you can watch on movies: 4 floors including the basement, connected by a beautiful old wooden staircase, room that were almost suites and a fantastic amazin breakfast, as promised by Jeremy! Sugar hill Harlem Inn is a very special experience for those who do not want to stay on the sterile environment of the usual soulless hotels, but who wants to live in a real house, with all the pro and con, and re-evaluate a particular neighborhood really nice, but unfortunately a bit haunted by bad name, as Harlem. (“Don’t forget you’re in the hood”). Thank you Jeremy for the beautiful experience, hope to see you again! Elena & the big family!
4.2 on October 14, 2012
Harlem is really great! In the Sugar Hill we felt very well cared for. Breakfast was always a social highlight of the day, where we were given recommendations for our trips and a place where we have come to know nice people and frequently could discuss social, environmental and political issues. A very familiar place we liked.
4.6 on September 13, 2012
Staying at Sugar Hill Harlem Inn made our stay in New York extra enjoyable. My intuitions were right when I chose this guesthouse for a 13 night stay in Manhatten. My sister and I felt we were coming home at the end of each busy day. Luxurious beds and decor that could top any 5-star hotel. Lovely big quiet rooms and a wonderful interesting host who attracts lovely people to his house. People eat together at breakfast at one huge oblong table, It is lovely that stangers from all over the world meet and talk and find things in common. Jeremy, the owner, sincerely enjoys his work and is willing to invest much of his own time getting to know his guests and baking wonderful treats for them to enjoy,
5 on May 19, 2012
a great place for advices in visiting NYC off the beaten tracks ! I loved the breakfasts with the "thoughts pots" and discussions with Jeremy.
New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia)
Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo, Billiards, Bird watching, Fishing, Horseback riding, Churches, Jazz Clubs, Museums, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool, Tennis courts
Amenities Basket, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Piano, Washer/dryer
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi
Walking Tour Map
Jeremy Archer & Bernadette Donawa
Riding my bicycle is number 1 because I do it every day..rain hail or shine. I collect randon things and then stop. Last year I collected American hand blown glass, that I placed along the wall of the dinning room on the ledge of the wood paneling. Then I collected some old photos and postcards of black men, women and children that I framed and then placed in the square box paneling below. I also have a small collection of black memorabilia on the mantle. I also collect books.
Breakfast:8.30-10.30am We make the most fantastic and unusual breakfast. Fruit, coffee tea, toast (special 5 grain health bread) butter and jam, orange juice and cereal which includes the usual fare, (cornflakes, cheerios and raison bran),but we also make homemade granola with all kinds of seeds and nuts and dried fruit. Then we cook Spanish torte, (eggs onions, peppers and potatoes) coffee cake (there's no coffee in coffee cake!) breakfast quesadilla with eggs ham and cheese, apple cake and surprises as I experiment with new recipes. And most important-philosophy (look for the glass of quotes in the middle of the table). We charge $5 per breakfast for all you can eat drink and philosophize about.