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International Cozy Inn

248 Lenox Avenue (Malcolm X Blvd) , New York, NY 10027 USA (Show map)

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Cozy, comfortable and very affordable! All rooms at The International Cozy Inn (ICI) were well thought out and planned for total comfort. From comfortable bedding, soft fluffy towels and silk flowers, every room was designed in a contemporary style. You will receive a modern style setting with old fashion hospitality. You will want to stay here. We are known for return guest as well as special request for our rooms. Most of our guests are International visitors from all over the world. Some guests have remained as permanent tenants through the years. This landmark building currently houses students from abroad and this is how The International Cozy Inn was conceived through its diverse culture. We are located two blocks from all major transportation making it accessible to reach Central park, Lincoln Center, and Times Square (only 12 minutes away)



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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness3.9
  • Onsite Dining3.4

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amazing value in an historical neighborhood

3.8 on November 27, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed here in September for four nights, and we LOVED it. It's a fantastic location, super close to the subway and Central Park, in the heart of Harlem. There're lots of shops, restaurants, and cultural sites located nearby, and the area is lively no matter the time of day or night. We couldn't have been happier with the neighborhood. We stayed in Room 3 on the second floor, and it was great -- very quiet, clean, and the perfect size for two people. It was a wonderful place to go home to after a long day. Ramona and Michelle (and their support staff) were exceptionally helpful and hospitable, and we left saying how eager we were to return! International Cozy Inn is an amazing value, and I can't think of a better place to stay while you're visiting New York. We'll be booking our next visit ASAP!

The Place To Lay Your Head

4.4 on November 12, 2012

I really enjoyed atying at the International Cozy Inn located in Harlem NYC. The staff was terrific and the room was more than I expected for such a great deal. I will definitely be back!!!!!

Great Place & Hospitality!

4.4 on November 11, 2012

ICI Bed & Breakfast is a great place to stay while visiting New York City. It's in the heart of Harlem, very convenient to tour throughout the city. The hospitality is a plus! All questions I had was answered and the staff went above and beyond to make my stay very warm & relaxing. I recommend ICI B&B to anyone seeking for a place to stay in NYC.

A place to return to

4.2 on May 29, 2011

My husband and I enjoyed the comforts of this Inn from May 14th-16th. Ramona and Michelle could not be more helpful and pleasant. Great location, cleanliness outstanding, at an affordable price.


4.0 on May 17, 2011

Stayed in Suite 101M on my 21st birthday trip with my partner and was so pleased we chose this hotel! Room was fabulous, extremely clean, nicely decorated, very unique, spacious and had everything you could want or need. Location was excellent, don't be apprehensive of Harlem, it is full of character and nice to come back to a quieter street at the end of busy days in the hustle and bustle of the city. The ladies who run it were lovely and helpful, made you feel very welcome. Loved that it was so homely and cosy compared to some high rise hotel where you're just a number. Highly recommend Suite 101M, excellent value for money and 10/10 all round.

Staying in NYC for a longer time? Stay overhere!

4.6 on April 03, 2011

With a friend of mine I stayed for one month at the International Cozy Inn. Harlem is great to stay, not dangerous anymore. Fascinating people and great places to eat. Everyone should eat by: Red Rooster, Native and Sylvias Soulfood. Ramona and Michelle are so hard working and sweet! If I'm going back to New York, I will stay in Harlem for sure. In a few minutes you are in downtown Manhatten, and Harlem is very affordable to stay.a

Great B&B in Harlem

4.0 on January 03, 2011

This great B&B was lovely for my first visit to NY. We stayed in room #6 and it was spacious for two people. We used the kitchenette in the mornings for breakfast. The shared bathroom was always clean, and there was always hot water. The victorian home is beautiful inside. Michelle helped us when we first arrived and she was really helpful at directing us to nearby restaurants. We ate delicious soul food at Sylvia's just a couple of blocks away. Having the subway less than a 2 minute walk away was fantastic, it took no more than 15-20 minutes to get to midtown even when waiting for the subway. Our trip was from Thursday-Sunday and we were able to park our car for free without moving it on an adjacent street which offered parking for those days. We couldn't have lucked out more in NY! I have recommended this place to my friends and will gladly stay again in the future.

Cozy in New York

3.2 on May 27, 2010

Everything was wonderful at ICI. The rooms looked exactly like the pictures and Michelle was such a friendly person! My sister and I stayed in room 14B (2 twin beds & a private bathroom). The only problems I had with ICI was that the hot water is quite sporadic -- sometimes it would be hot and other times it would be luke warm or cold. As well, the water pressure isn't very high. While we were staying there, it was a little chilly in New York and our room was very cold. I would have preferred if there was some heat. They don't provide any dining here but they do offer suggestions as to where you can go to grab some breakfast or food along the way. I would especially recommend Tonnie's Mini's -- it's a cupcake place that serves really delicious cupcakes that's a 2 minute walk away from ICI.


4.2 on April 29, 2010

We thank Michelle and her family for everything. Our room was very clean, equipped with a small kitchen. ICI was vey well situated, near the MTA. Michelle was very helpful to us when we were blocked in NY while the volcano eruption. When we go back to NY, I won't hesitate. I will phone Michelle to stay at her home.

That personal touch

3.8 on December 08, 2009

This review is pretty late BUT we stayed at the ICI over Memorial Day weekend this past Spring 2009 and were very pleased with the overall location/quality/style/quietness of this B&B! We stayed in Suite 101 which was totally retro-cool. After ironing out an initial concern with even being able to stay in our room due to their concerns for our toddlers' safety in this suite (jacuzzi, worried about her possibly slipping in the tub, I think) we were good to go. We could barely hear any noise from the outside so it was a great haven to come home to at the end of each busy day, and the price was right for our budget. What guarantees that I would stay here again is that by accident our daughter's favorite stuffed dog got left behind (it wanted to stay in NYC!) as did a sweater of mine. We were contacted by the owners by telephone and within a week they had sent back both the dog & the sweater, at no expense to us. This is the kind of above and beyond service that will keep us coming back to the International Cozy Inn. Also an aside note, totally walkable distance from the Apollo Theater and also H&M, a hectic but fun shopping experience!

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Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Locted 13 minutes from Times Square, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities


Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, TV, Wet bar, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 2:00-10:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 3 DAYS
  • Accepted payments Other, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: You are required to reserve your first night stay
  • Cancellations: Non-refundable deposit to reserve your room! Please be sure you would like to reserve a room for the dates you have requested. Your deposit of the first night to reserve your room is non-refundable.



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248 Lenox Avenue (Malcolm X Blvd) , New York, NY 10027 USA (Show map)

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