The West Townhouse

West 85th Street between Columbus & Amsterdam Aves., Manhattan, New York, NY 10024 USA (Show map)


"OUR TOWNHOUSE, YOUR HOME IN NEW YORK CITY" Here you will feel like our guest. Live as a New Yorker in the city's most desirable neighborhood. Close enough to all major attractions & commerce yet a quiet & private retreat. One-of-a-kind apartments filled with antiques from the past and conveniences from the present. All amenities & comfort of an upscale hotel, in a personal & intimate setting. A warm, friendly and safe stay in Manhattan. Let our house be yours!




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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.2

The West Townhouse is a delightful place to stay in nyc!

4.8 on July 05, 2015

Staying in this nice, charming and very cosy victorian style apartment was a wonderful experience. It felt like home from the very first moment. Also because Monica is a very warm and welcoming host. She gave us great tips and suggestions on what to do and see and she was always very kind to help us for further information. The apartment kitchen makes it even possible to cook a little dinner or prepare breakfast. There are lots of nice little restaurants close by. It is also a perfect location to visit the city. The metro ist just a few minutes from the house and it drives you easily to the city center. It was especially nice for us to stay in a residential area away from the center of the city but close to central park, where we enjoyed running in the morning. Moreover, the apartment gave us wonderful and quite moments of rest in between the exiting city exploration. We stayed in the room 4F which was very comfortable for two people. We would highly recommend the West Townhouse to anyone who wants to visit nyc and experience the lifestyle and comfort oft he Upper West Side. - We will be back!

Great Location and Friendly Hosts

4.4 on June 28, 2015

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed a week at The West Townhouse. The location was perfect, if you want to be away from the crowds and yet close to the Metro, Central Park, and some good eateries. Monica and Larry are great hosts. If you need anything they are available, and yet you have privacy, like having your own place for a week. My husband and I would definitely return, hopefully soon, as there is so much to explore in NYC--the city that never sleeps!!!

Home form Home in NYC

4.0 on June 10, 2015

The basics: Lovely, large, well furnished, spotlessly clean, elegantly characterful brownstone apartment, with good kitchen and very comfortable bed in a great location. (Air con would probably struggle a little in summer). The experience: Our New York week was exactly what we hoped for and more. We wanted to experience the city from a real neighbourhood rather than a hermetically sealed high-rise hotel room, and that is exactly what this location, and a great apartment provided; excellent delis and restaurants just around the corner and a large and beautiful room to retreat to. Any concerns about city noise (our apartment faced the street) disappeared behind efficient double glazing at night. The Upper West Side is vibrant, wealthy and well established, and its bohemian past still colours its atmosphere - all of which sets it above the relative superficiality of the trendy developing areas and the slightly anodyne aloofness of the Upper East Side. Difficult to imagine a better location from which to enjoy the city and Central Park. Monica gets the balance exactly right in terms of the advice and help she offers and the considerable privacy the apartments provide. Her warm welcome is genuine and Studio 4F instantly became our home from home for the week. We did most of the touristy things people do on a first visit and enjoyed them hugely - but returning to our West Townhouse apartment each day gave us an altogether more rounded connection to the city, and something more special than the category ratings can accommodate. If and when we pay a return visit to New York we’ll be hoping Monica and Larry are still offering apartments in The West Townhouse. Mick and Debbie (UK)

Great Location and host

4.4 on June 09, 2015

Great location and fantastic host, Monica. 2 blocks from subway and Central Park. We are 3 very independent women but when we needed a bit of guidance, our host was always available for great advice. Always felt very safe in our neighbourhood and lots of affordable restaurants close by. Great shopping right in our neighbourhood. Will definately will return. So much to see and do, one week is not enough and we were going from 8 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.


4.4 on May 25, 2015

Ficamos hospedados por 8 dias no The West Townhouse e foi uma ótima experiência. O apartamento era amplo, com aquecimento, limpo e confortável. Certamente considerarei esta opção para futuras viagens e indicarei para amigos.

Live like a New Yorker on the Upper West Side

5 on May 24, 2015

We just got home from a wonderful 5 days in New York. Staying at the West Townhouse was perfect. The apartment was clean and charming, thick towels. beautiful sheets, a great location, and QUIET! Monica is lovely and we were delighted to use this as our home base. We ate breakfasts in, but went out for lunches and diners at great places, all within a block of the apartment. If you want to be a true New Yorker, everyone delivers. And you're only 1 block from an entrance to Central Park, and two blocks from the subway. We definitely hope to come back and stay again.

Great location and accommodations

3.6 on May 22, 2015

The apartment was clean and comfortable. Monica and Larry are great hosts.

Experiência maravilhosa!

5 on May 17, 2015

Apartamento maravilhoso! Amplo, confortável, limpo, muito bem conservado. Localização muito boa, rua silenciosa e residencial, próximo à restaurantes, farmácia, pequenos mercados, enfim, tudo o que se precisa. Recepção e assistência espetaculares!! Recomendo muito! Monica P Mello

Inmejorable opción en Nueva York

4.8 on May 15, 2015

Un departamento verdaderamente exquisito, impecable, del mejor gusto y en una zona excelente, en la que se disfruta de todo lo necesario (bares, restaurantes, mercados, transporte cercano), sin dejar de ser a la vez tranquilo y residencial. Mónica es una anfitriona cálida y atenta a todos los detalles, y si bien es exigente con los horarios de entrada y salida, no lo es menos con la calidad de lo que ofrece, a un precio que simplemente no tiene competencia. Realmente inmejorable (salvo respecto a las formas de pago: para nosotros, desde Argentina, con las limitaciones bancarias que rigen aquí, se nos complica abonar de otro modo que no sea con tarjeta de crédito), y ampliamente recomendable. Fabian y Gabriela

A Home Away From Home

5 on May 14, 2015

My husband and I were thrilled to find this lovely accommodation in the Upper West Side. It is located on a quiet residential street but just around the corner from whatever you need on Amsterdam or a short walk in the other direction to Columbus. This brownstone is well-maintained with many of the original features of the house intact. We stayed in the downstairs suite and were happy with everything about it. The apartment was immaculately clean and the kitchen is well-equipped. Last, but not least, Monica was the perfect hostess. She was both very helpful and very friendly. Really, we couldn't have been more pleased with the accommodations if we'd stayed at the Ritz! However, staying in this wonderful apartment gave us the opportunity to feel like real New Yorkers during our stay in Manhatten.

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Rooms & Rates

Suite 4R

Our largest apartment, has a separate sleeping area - a very romantic bedroom - with a beautiful four poster bed, and a crystal chandelier.Located one flight up the stairs, in the rear of our townhouse. A four seat dining table may suit your family and visitors reunions. A decorative fireplace, 10 feet ceiling, tall doors with stained glass details, hand made parket floors and exposed brick walls make this apt quite extraordinary

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $220 - $260

Studio 4F

A French provincial style cheers this luminous apartment. Located one flight up the stairs, it overlooks the serene street. A charming bistro table, a decorative fireplace, three 9 feet tall windows and translucent sheers inspire romance. A recently remodeled kitchenette with top of the line appliances offers everything for those who love to cook or just wish a full filling meal to start the day.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $200 - $240

Studio 1

This lovely apartment is uniquely decorated with charming Colonial accents, such as a four poster bed, a candlestick chandelier, hurricane lamps, a Camelback settee, and Windsor chairs. Located in the Garden floor (no access to garden), one flight down the stairs. It faces the front yard and the residential street. A separate kitchen for hearty homemade meals. A stand up shower makes this pat possibly the most suitable for the elderly.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $200 - $240

Suite 2

Our most recent addition (just renovated) this spacious apartment feels like a house - inspired by English and French cottages. Located at the Ground floor, one flight down the stairs, in the rear of our townhouse, with views of the Garden and its many birds (no access). A serene bedroom with a comfortable rustic iron bed, beautifully dressed with a hand made quilt and surrounded by extra charms, such as a crystal chandelier, a hand painted bench, a soothing tub shower combo and plenty of shelves for toiletries, to indulge yourself in comfort after a day of sightseeing.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $220 - $260

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Location Type

Downtown, Urban


New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia)

Directions to property:

Our picturesque turn-of-the-century townhouse is located on a serene tree lined street on the desirable Upper West Side Historic District in Manhattan. Just 2 blocks from the subway (red & blue lines / trains 1, B & C). Just 2 blocks from Central Park and 3 from Riverside Park. Walking distance to the Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan Museum, NY Historical Society, Dakota Building, Lincoln Center, Columbus Circle, Time Warner Mall & the Carriages in Central Park West.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Famous delis as Zabar's, Citarella & Fairway, Renowned Shops, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

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Establishment type


On-site amenities

, Weekly Cleaning, Complimentary Local Calls, Maps, Guides & Magazines, In -room Eletronic Safe, Fresh Flowers, Equipped Kitchen:Coffeemaker,Toaster & Dishwasher

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Kayaking

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  • Alcohol Provided

Terms and Conditions



Larry & Monica

Languages spoken

Portuguese, English, Spanish

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Larry is an actor, director and a musician. He is a native of New York City. Monica has worked for major 5 star hotels, while managing a B&B in her own place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, her native city.

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fruits basket,snacks,coffee,tea & water ON ARRIVAL

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