Lefferts Gardens Residence

44 Rutland Rd , Brooklyn, NY 11225 USA (Show map)

About

The Lefferts Gardens Residence Bed and Breakfast is located in a classic historical brownstone in Brooklyn, New York. We offer a charming, cozy, and quiet bed and breakfast in the heart of New York. We are a fully owner-operated bed and breakfast and we take pride in our establishment. Lefferts Gardens is one of many growing exclusive neighborhoods in Brooklyn. It’s minutes from Park Slope and the infamous Prospect Park. Lefferts Gardens Residence B&B is easily accessible to many of NYC’s attractions. Some of the nearby attractions include the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Park, the Prospect Park Zoo, the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Public Library, Coney Island Beach, Luna Park Amusement Park, Barclays Sport Center, and much more. Manhattan is just 15 minutes away via subway train! The Prospect Park subway train station is a five minutes walk from the house. The train station is accessible to the B and Q train, however it connects to all major subway lines and the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). These trains are frequent, safe, and reliable. We believe that staying at our B&B gives you an irreplaceable experience that you cant find in an overpriced, overcrowded hotel. We are in the heart of a safe neighborhood where stores stay open late, trains never stop, and people feel safe. Family and friends come to enjoy the culture, the park and the local food. Come see for yourself!

Reviews

Overall
4.1

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service3.8
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining3.5

Exactly what I was looking for!

3.8 on May 20, 2015

I loved this bed and breakfast! Summer in New York City is beautiful and this made it SO affordable! I only had breakfast on one morning but it was cute! Pancakes and a parfait! The rooms are a pretty rustic style and it's a very quite area. Would love to come back!!!!


Amazing Stay!!!

4.6 on September 06, 2013

My boyfriend and I wanted to visit NYC, but I was on a tight budget. I saw this place listed on travel websites and after some protest from him, finally convinced him that this B&B in Brooklyn would be a good choice. He was pleasantly surprised. We were flying standby and informed Michelle by email that we would be arriving early and were hoping to get there before the check in time. She and Sandra were very accommodating, even when we were bumped from one flight, and delayed due to weather on our connecting flight and came 2 hours after we told them we would be there. Sandra gave us a short tour of the house and we were left to make ourselves at home. The house is absolutely beautiful. Our sunny room was on the top floor and the bathroom we shared was bigger than my bedroom at home. Our concern with sharing a bathroom was a non issue (although I asume it is because we are late sleepers and everybody was out and about before we got up). The kitchenette was sunny and clean and the fridge was stocked with bottled water. We sadly never tried the breakfast (the review forced me to rate it anyway so I gave it 4 stars so it wouldn't drag down their review score). The area is a bit of a subway ride to the city, but the price is worth it. It definitely beats the cookie cutter, get'em in and out feel of a typical large hotel. We were even allowed to leave our suitcases downstairs free of charge after we checked out so we could get one last day in the city before our late evening flight. We never needed help with directions since I know the area and Manhattan very well, but I can see some reviewers' point when they say it's hard to find someone who works there to help you. But if you have any idea of what you want out of your trip and you have a smart phone you'll be fine. Just have a plan. Overall we will definitely be back. Can't wait!!!


Hated to leave

3.6 on August 15, 2013

(There was no breakfast. I would have put "N/A" instead of one star.)


Sybil plans to return very soon!

4.4 on July 30, 2013

My room was clean, comfortable, cozy and right next to the kitchen and bathroom facilities. I slept so peacefully and soundly! It truly was like "Home away from home". Meeting Michelle & Zenobia (partners in business) was extraordinary! Both were extremely kind and accomodating. This was truly a "blessing" since it had been many years since I'd travelled or been to NYC. I was very impressed and inspired by both of these entrepreneurs. A special "Thanks!" also to Blaine who helped me find the most "divine" vintage "after-five" gown in their boutique for an outrageous price of $10.00!! I am looking forward to my next stay at Lefferts B&B!


Great stay and great neighborhood

4.6 on May 06, 2013

I stayed in the ebony room, the one person room. The b&b is so cute and definitely made me feel at home. The neighborhood is very cute, and is nice to return to after a full day in hectic manhattan. Very close to a subway, and quiet streets at night.


Very good for the price

3.4 on December 29, 2012

We had a good stay at this inn. The first room they put us in, the only one on the first floor, was too loud - immediately above the family residence, with noise coming through from below that awakened us, and a door that only locked from the inside and was hard to maneuver into place for locking. The host graciously moved us to a nice room on the 3rd floor, which suited us well - one floor above a small kitchen stocked with bottled water, cereal and a few odds and ends, and on the same floor as the bathroom, which was spacious, clean, and well stocked. The breakfasts (an additonal charge) were outstanding and made a great launch for our two days. The owners are new to having the inn, and there were some small issues that reflected inexperience. The only one worth mentioning was that we forgot to provide our keys and they forgot to ask for them, resulting in us finding them once we were home, and them calling to request we mail them back - a bit of an inconvenience.


My absolute favorite B&B

5 on December 20, 2012

I plan on returning several times during the years to come.


Enjoyable stay

4.6 on November 15, 2012

Very enjoyable stay - clean, well maintained and friendly. Easy commute into Manhattan, just five minutes walk to the subway and felt perfectly safe walking the route, even late at night. I didn't use it but looks like there's also an easy route by subway from JFK. The only thing that would have enhanced would have been to have had some sort of surface in my room that I could work at - just a simple desk and chair. This wasn't available but Michelle was very responsive when I suggested it so I suspect that future guests will have the benefit of a writing surface in the not too distant future. Would definitely stay again. Note to administrators of this site - please don't make it so a person has to rate every line - as Lefferts Gardens Residence offers optional breakfast which I didn't take, so you are forcing me to rate something that I didn't use.


Characteristic B&B

2.8 on October 31, 2012

There was no dining, so there is no dining to rate. This B&B is a typical one with a historical atmosphere. Very Nice indeed

Innkeeper Response
I am sorry that your overall view was a unpleasant one because one of my goal is to provide excellent services and a clean atmospbere to all guests. Next time if you visit us again , join us in the lovely dining room and have breakfast with us. Thanks


Fall Stay

4.0 on October 25, 2012

Lovely home, nice street, walk to Subway was easy but the area is low-income shops, not 5th avenue. Best part were the beds--super comfortable and cozy. Owner greeted us daily and was wonderful. Nice little shared kitchen to keep drinks or even to do a little cooking. I would suggest they install a light right outside the front door for late evening returns. Will use again next time I come to NYC.


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Rooms & Rates

Ebony

Our most popular room, the "Ebony" is our economy sized room for travelers on a budget. It has one large winodw which extends from the ceiling to the polished hardwood floor. This room is located on the front end of the fourth floor. It contains a twin sized bed, a night table, and a spacious closet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Beds 1 Queen

Morgan

The Morgan is our only suite that consists of a lounge area along with a spacious bedroom. The bedroom has three bay windows, which extend from ceiling to the gorgeous polished hardwood floor, that outlooks the backyard. It also contains a queen size bed, a dresser, mirror, and a night table. The suite contains a queen size sofa bed (contains pull-out mattress), a night table, a television, two beautiful stained glass windows, spacious closet space, and much more.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Beds 1 Queen

Crystal

The "Crystal” has three bay windows, which extend from ceiling to the gorgeous polished hardwood floor, that outlooks the surrounding homes on Rutland Road. This room is on the front end of the third floor. It was decorated with a queen size bed, a couch, a night table, a dresser, mirror, television, and much more. A large closet is available for your convenience.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Hilton

The "Hilton" has three bay windows, which extend from ceiling to the gorgeous polished hardwood floor, that outlooks the surrounding homes on Rutland Road. This room is on the front end of the fourth floor. It was beautifully decorated with a queen size bed, lounge chairs, a night table, a dresser, mirrors, lamps, a television, and much more. A large closet is also available for your convenience.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Pearl

The "Pearl" has two windows, which extend from ceiling to the gorgeous polished hardwood floor, which outlooks the backyard. This room is on the rear end of the third floor. It was beautifully decorated with a queen size bed, lounge chairs, a night table, a dresser, mirrors, lamps, a television, and much more. A large closet is also available for your convenience.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Parlour

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location

Location Type

Urban

Airport

New York, NY (JFK-Kennedy) 9 miles

Directions to property:

We are about 5 minute walk from Prospect Park Subway. The main trains are the B & Q. It’s just 5 minutes to the Barclays Center. It is also 15 minutes away from Downtown Manhattan, Chinatown, Soho and 35 minutes to 42nd Time Square.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Homestay, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Copier, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Kitchenette, Parking, Secretarial services, Telephone, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Horseback riding, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4p.m. - 11p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Any violators of this policy will be charged a fee.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children must be supervised at all times.
  • Childcare Provided: No for additional fee
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 3 days
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of 50% of your reservation total is required prior to arrival. Your balance is due at check-in, unless prior arrangements with the management has been made.
  • Cancellations: In the event that you have to cancel your planned stay with us, a 10 day notice is required. If we can rebook empty rooms 0 to full occupancy status over the entire reserved period, the rebooking proceeds are refunded with a $25 service charge. If we are unable to rebook your room, your deposit is nonrefundable.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Michelle Pitcairn

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

The Lefferts Gardens Bed and Breakfast is dear to me because it is more than a business. My husband and I have lived here for decades where we've raised our three children. Years ago, my family and I decide to share our open our home to others looking for a safe, quaint, and relaxed environment. It is much more than a place to bathe and sleep - it is home to continuing family memories. I hope that you make great memories here as well.

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Meals

Breakfast

Paid at time of request

  • Cost: 10
  • Time Served: 7:30a.m. - 10a.m.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian