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The West Townhouse

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

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"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

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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.


5 on April 21, 2013

A relação custo beneficio é muito boa! O predio é muito bem localizado, os apts são muito bons e os donos são super atenciosos. Ah e tem um detalhe muito especial: a dona é brasileira mas mora em NY há um tempão, ou seja, conhece tudo e nos deu várias dicas valiosíssimas, fez roteiros pra gente, nos muniu de vários mapas úteis e ainda nos deu boas indicações de compras e restaurantes, ou seja, tenho muitos motivos pra divulgar e indicar!

Great stay at West Townhouse

5 on November 28, 2011

We so enjoyed our stay at West Townhouse. The room was perfect, the comfy, the bath modern and Monica and Larry were there if we needed them. We also liked being so close to the subway, Central Park and many fine neighborhood restaurants. Monica also arranged our limo to the airport and we were certianly pleased with the driver as well as the price. We will certainly return to the West Townhouse and recommend it to friends. Thank you Monica and Larry. Stan and Nancy

A slice of home in NYC

4.0 on November 16, 2011

This is an absolutley fabulous location in NYC. It is easy to use the subway, grocery stores are close, restaurants are plentiful & very good. The rooms are very roomy, attractive & clean. The flowers & fruit that welcomed me are a nice touch. Monica & Larry are the best !! I recommend The West Townhouse to all my friends & family. I love it there & will return often !! Beth from Atlanta, GA

A must for everyone travelling to NYC!

4.4 on September 07, 2011

I wanted to say how much we enjoyed our stay. Booking all the way from Australia over the internet at times people are concerned what will it be like when I show up…….After such a long flight from Australia it was so easy to find your helpful assistance made it seemingly impossible to get lost. Thank you for that. The building was secure safe and easy to find even when at times we felt like we were lost in the big city. Shopping WOW all around restaurants a plethora to choose from so close. It was a breath of fresh air after a long day downtown seeing all the sites. I was wondering next year I was looking at planning to come for a month long work/leisure holiday my daughter is studying acting and would love to look at courses there as well I have been searching the net for a great course for book writing – would you happen to know any? Would love to return and stay with you again.

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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


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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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

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

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