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Hartshorne House

88 Henderson Avenue , Staten Island, NY 10301-2108 USA (Show map)
4.7
18 Reviews
$55 - $95
per night

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Guests can not believe they are in the 'City'. A quiet, older home with spacious, wooded grounds and a 'countryish'feeling, yet with easy access, via the famous Staten Island Ferry, to the glitter and excitement of Manhattan. With home baked bread, homemade preserves and the aroma of fresh-ground coffee, all served in front of the fire or on the veranda, many say they feel like they are staying in a farmhouse. Fussy about clean rooms, attractive meal service, and personal attention. Please give me a call! I do not have access to the internet.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.2
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.9

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cozy alternative to pricey manhattan

4.6 on January 15, 2014

I have stayed at Miriams twice during pre Christmas visits to NYC. With only 2 rooms-1 a single ,it is more a guesthouse than ornate bnb but quite comfy with sort of a Coastal New England aura. She serves a generous fresh cooked breakfast based on your preferences which she will ask about when you reserve. The larger bedroom is more bnb style with antique bed and fireplace and windows everywhere with views of the trees-lots and lots of trees! I had the single room with Hollywood 1950's headboard and an antique desk. No tvs in the rooms but Miriam was fine with me watching tv in downstairs parlor when I returned at night. She is early to bed so no fights over the remote!! On my first stay I arrived in the evening and walking the winding path thru the stark winter trees had a fairytale quality like little red riding hood heading to Grandmas house. The bath tho shared is just steps from either room so not really an issue- lovely handmade soaps in a basket. The bus from the ferry runs pretty often and stops right by the house, takes less than 15 minutes from ferry terminal and tho I came mainly to enjoy the beauties of Manhattan during Christmas I have come to love the contrast of Staten Island and it is worth exploring even if your mainly looking for a more affordable alternative to Manhattan. There are small museums and lovely old buildings. Back to the bnb . The 1st floor has 2 parlors and a dining room guests can feel free to enjoy and a large selection of books and magazines, many of local interest. I look forward to staying here again maybe in warmer weather when the wraparound porch must be very inviting.


A wonderful place to stay in NYC

5 on September 29, 2013

My name is Walter Kesting and I have stayed at Hartshorne House about six times over the last few years when I visit NYC. Miriam is the BEST hostess I have ever met. Her home is clean, her food is delicious and her thoughtfulness for her guests is superb. THANK YOU Miriam!


thoroughly enjoyed my stay with Miriam

4.8 on May 29, 2013

I stayed with Miriam for 4 days and thoroughly enjoyed her company and lovely house. One night I was not feeling well and she nursed me back to health going out of her way and more than is expected at any B&B. She had fresh flowers, artisan soaps, delicious and very filling breakfasts, but the best thing was her company and someone to talk to. She went out of her way to help me through a hard time and listened with good advise. She even gave my a ride to an appointment and the last day helped me to the ferry. But due to a rainy day she continued helping tooking the ferry with me to Manhattan and on to the subway with my luggage. She is a real gem! This is no 5-star hotel, but it is even better because of her and her kindness. And what a value in NYC


Miriam is the best hostess

4.8 on July 24, 2012

We stayed with Miriam this past week and thoroughly enjoyed our visit with her. We had fresh flowers, artisan soaps, delicious and very filling breakfasts, but the best thing was feeling like we were coming home every night. We affectionately referred to Miriam as 'mom'. She went out of her way to meet my special dietary needs and provide sightseeing advice. She even gave us a ride to the ferry the first day when she realized we missed the bus while purchasing our Metro Card at the local market on the corner. She is a real gem! This is no 5-star hotel, but it is even better because of her. And what a value in NYC!


An enjoyable stay.

4.6 on June 26, 2011

Hartshorne House is a very pleasant and comfortable place to stay for a visit to New York City. Thank you Mrs. Ellis for the sumptuous breakfasts and the friendly reception. Highly recommended!


Happy 40th birthday!

5 on December 26, 2010

Beautiful "country" home in the city. Just a short walk or bus-ride to the Staten Island Ferry. Miriam is serious about her beautiful breakfasts.


Warm Welcome

4.4 on July 03, 2010

I stayed with Miriam for 6 nights last week. If you are looking for the lap of luxury, look elsewhere. If you want a clean, comfortable place to stay while touring NYC, then come here. The house was built just after the Civil War, and it is showing its age, but it is a very hospitable place. The food is excellent, and you will not walk away hungry! The bus and ferry ride to Manhattan are both very convenient. I would recommend this B&B to anyone on a budget who wants to see New York.


Wonderful stay

4.2 on November 30, 2009

I stayed 4 nights in October 2009. Miriam Ellis was a lovely host who was always helpful with information and had wonderful breakfasts prepared for you. My room was very nice and the bed was comfortable. The bus stop was right out front which took you to the ferry and the ferry was just a short ride across to the exciting city of new york. I would stay here again.


Hope I can come again

5 on November 06, 2009

Two weeks of travelling throu New England and the last stay was the best. There is nothing to complain about. Charming place, great service, calm, friendly...


Great place if you look for something quiet

4.4 on October 22, 2009

This place is outside of busy and noisy manhattan, so you enjoy from your visit in a cosy, homely athmosphere, while still being in the "Big Apple". Miriam Ellis is a wonderful personality, and cooks everyday a wonderful breakfast! Pay attention : Only book this B&B when you have the time, to relax, have a good breakfast, and have the time to take the ferry to Manhattan. Everything was clean, and the rooms were nicely decorated. The bathroom was ok, but could do with a renovation. Overall : really great value for your money, and a very warm thanks to Mrs Ellis!!


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Inn Details

On-site amenities

Copier, Fax Machine, Library , Excellent nearby restaurants, breakfast outdoors in summer.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Fireplace, Telephone

On-site activities

Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Yes
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 days - or surcharge.
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night or 1/2 price.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Miriam Ellis

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets

1 Cat

About the innkeepers

Miriam is a writer, teacher, she likes biking, sailing and music.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining room

Details

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  • Nightly Rate $55 - $95
  • Reviews (18) 4.7
  • Rooms 2
  • Phone 1-7182738105 1-7182738105
88 Henderson Avenue , Staten Island, NY 10301-2108 USA (Show map)

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