3.8 on July 10, 2015
I booked two nights here expecting no more than an "adequate" room. I was pleasantly surprised by the spaciousness, elegance and quiet of the front room just one flight up facing Prospect Park. Jan, the host when I arrived, was friendly and helpful. Initially the room felt warm and humid, but a relatively new window air conditioner and the ceiling fan quickly brought relief and never faltered throughout my stay. It is a privilege to stay in one of these town mansions from an era when rooms had finishing touches such as "Greek key" patterned ceiling moldings and parquet floors. I also found the very large double or king-size bed exceptionally comfortable and clean. Highly recommended -- and conveniently close to the park, Brooklyn Museum and Botanic Garden.
4.6 on May 16, 2015
You couldn't ask for a better location - right between two subway stations with easy access to all things New York. The owner is very friendly and personable and the room is spacious. Yes, the "Breakfast" part is a quick introduction to the stocked kitchen, but with all the wonderful dining options nearby, why would you want to eat in? We will be back for sure!
3.6 on April 27, 2014
The location is great with some nice neighborhood restaurants within a couple of blocks. The Metro is about 2 blocks away so very convenient. The owner is very nice. The room we had was very spacious and clean. The kitchen and bathroom were generally clean but could have used a more thorough cleaning i.e. corners, window sills, etc. It is an older brownstone, typical of the area, with lots of character. TV is very limited and WIFI a little sporadic but workable. We had good privacy and hardly saw the other guests. We had a shared kitchen - see the other reviews. The breakfast was continental i.e. bread, fruit but good - you could cook eggs if you wanted to. All in all an enjoyable stay at a great price compared to the NY hotel options.
2.8 on July 01, 2013
Logement correct hôte agréable et discret, l'accueil est soigné, la chambre est spacieuse, la salle de bain est correcte, la cuisine est également spacieuse et le petit déjeuné est correct.
3.6 on March 21, 2013
First time staying at a B&B in Brooklyn and loved it. The room was clean and big. The bed was comfortable with clean sheets. The bathroom was in the hallway and was just fine. I was glad not to have to share it with anyone. As for the "Breakfast" the owner showed me where the eggs were in the refrigerator and how I could make them myself on the stove. This was not really an issue with me as I was planning on eating brunch at one of Brooklyn's many great restaurants. I went to Pillow Cafe and had an amazing brunch that my wife and I are still talking about. The only issue was parking. The other side of the street opens up for parking at 7:00 PM, so if you arrive before then you will have to drive around for a while until something opens up. Despite the paking, I would stay here again.
3.6 on October 12, 2012
This place was a great find for a reasonable price. It also happened to be right across the street from the Oriental Pavilion in Prospect Park, where I attended a friend's wedding during my stay, so that was awesome. Breakfast was a make-it-yourself event, which was perfectly fine with me. Those looking for a huge spread of pancakes, muffins, etc. may want to look elsewhere. I was fine with bread, egg, fruit. There are markets nearby too for any other desired essentials, and having a kitchen available meant I was able to fix myself a pre-wedding-ceremony lunch while I was getting dressed. I loved the relaxed feel of this place, like I was visiting an out-of-town relative who'd given me the keys to his house and told me to make myself at home. I stayed in the 2nd floor king bedroom - extremely, incredibly spacious! Shared bath was not a problem for me. Really no street noise at all that I noticed. The rear bedroom on the 2nd floor faces the back garden that backs up to a frequently used train track. Those who are noise sensitive will want to avoid the back room. TV signal was pretty thin, but why go to NYC to watch TV, right? Beautiful old dark wood, heaps of character, bay window with window seat overlooking the street and then the park, extremely charming without any Victorian frilly fuss like I have seen at other B&B's. I would recommend this place highly.
4.0 on August 27, 2012
The location is fantastic! Easy access to subways, Prospect Park right across the street, markets and restaurants within walking distance. The host went out of his way to make sure we were settled in. Breakfast is on your own but the full kitchen and quaint view from the king suite dining area windows over the garden more than make up for it. So spacious and affordable for a New York City location. We will definitely return and would highly recommend the Parkside B&B to our friends, family and business associates!
2.4 on June 26, 2012
I wouldn't go so far as to call the Parkside a B&B. It was more like a B. Paul, the owner, checked my boyfriend and I in, but after that we never saw him again. This was all fine with us because we spent most of our time in the city. The only time we spent at the Parkside was when we were asleep. We stayed in the second floor room. It was clean and simply decorated. Air conditioning was listed in accommodations, but there is no air conditioning in this room. There is however a ceiling fan. It's just something to think about if you're staying here in the hotter summer months. There's a full size kitchen if you want to make coffee or cook for yourself. The neighborhood was a nice working class one and pretty safe. The subway is only 1.5 blocks away and on street parking is pretty easy on the weekends (if you're staying here during the weekdays you just have to remember to move your car for street cleaning or you'll get towed). It only takes about 15 minutes on the subway to get to lower Manhattan. If you want the full B&B experience I would recommend somewhere else. The Parkside is a good place if you're looking for clean. quiet and affordable lodgings with easy access to public transportation.
4.6 on December 19, 2010
Definitely worth checking out. This place is an incredible value tucked away in Prospect Park, BK. The rooms are modern (within a Victorian brownstone), super comfortable, super clean, spacious and bright. The B&B itself is located only 50 meters from the Prospect Park subway station (B and Q lines which take you directly through downtwon Brooklyn and into downtown Manhattan). The price gives you a beautiful place for a great price. The clincher though is the warm, hospitable and chilled out owners Jan and Paul. Jan really goes out of his way to make you feel like it's your place, not his place. He even rode his bike one morning 1.5 miles to the Polish grocery store to pick up a container of Polish zurek (soup) for us, because, in a conversation the night before, we had talked about it. Each time I go to NYC from now on, this is where I'll stay. Kevin & Anya
4.0 on November 20, 2010
The owner met us at our arrival and showed us around. He is a very nice gentlemen. Our room was bright and and comfortable. We felt safe in the area and did not feel threatened walking from the subway late at night. Our daughter moved to the area a few months ago, this was our first visit but will not be our last. We would definitely stay here again on our next visit. Great place to stay, love the neighborhood.
4.0 on May 05, 2010
I stayed at the Parkside B&B for 8 nights in April 2010 (6 days longer than I planned because of the disruption caused by the volcano eruption in Iceland). The property is handily situated roughly halfway between JFK and downtown Manhattan and only a block away from the nearest subway station (Prospect Park). I stayed in both rooms during my stay - initially in a delightfully large and bright room at the front of the property overlooking the park and then in the slightly smaller but still very comfortable room at the back. Both rooms have access to a shared bathroom and a well-stocked self-service kitchen. The B&B is owned and run by Jan who provided an exceptionally warm and welcoming service (e.g. he lent me his bicycle to explore the local area). By the time my extended stay had come to an end it feel like a home-away-from home! I will definitely be staying at the Parkside B&B again and have no hesitation in recommeding it to others. Andy Clarke, London, UK
4.0 on March 10, 2010
Jan has a beautiful historical limestone! Original Victorian woodwork and fire places.The bathroom and the kitchen are modern and the bedrooms are very confortable. I would recommend this place to anybody .it's clean and the food is served provided and served as ordered. The location is great and jan gives all help you need in need in New York. we stayed 5 days in December.
5 on February 27, 2010
I will stay there again and again, very accomodating, clean, charming, well maintained, quite, 20 minutes from Manhattan, and the park and the ice skating ring is just across the street. Nice to wake up in the morning and go jogging around the park or visit the Botanical Garden. The owner is very hospitable, he loves fine arts, flowers and is a great cook also.
3.4 on December 28, 2009
I stayed at this b&b as it was close to BAM, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, as I had tickets to see a show there. The owner Jan was very friendly and helpful, showing me where to go and what to see as it was my first visit to NY. The subway station was located just around the corner, a 5 minute walk, so very close. The ride was only about 20 minutes into Manhatten and honestly for me taking the subway was all part of the NY experience, so it was quite enjoyable and I felt very safe. The room I had been given was on the 2nd floor, it was a huge room which can be combined to a family room as it has an interconnecting room. The queen bed was so comfortable as was the pillow, that I would have to say it was probably the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in! The nice thing about staying at the b&b was that it felt like a 'home' and not like a hotel. I was very comfortable and I would certainly recommend this b&b to anyone and more than likely stay here again if visiting NY again.