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Upper West Side Brownstone

110 West 81st Street , Manhattan, NY 10024 USA (Show map)
2 Reviews
$225 - $255
per night

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Things to do The old American Museum of Natural History, with its world-class dinosaur exhibit, and the new great Rose Planetarium are just across Columbus Avenue. The New York Historical Society (77th St.) and the Childrens Museum (83d St) are only a few blocks away. The Metropolitan Museum of Art (83d and Fifth Avenue) is a pleasant walk across Central Park to reach Museum Mile featuring the Met, Guggenheim, Museum of the City of New York, Carnegie and Frick Art Museums. Lincoln Center (66th and Broadway) is a 17 short block walk or trip on the Broadway #104 bus or two stops away on the #1 subway. Or, after visiting the Planetarium why not stroll through Central Park and the Great Lawn or visit Strawberry Fields and the John Lennon memorial. With the #1 Subway at Broadway and 79tn Street, the (B) and (C) Subway trains at Central Park West and 81st Street, and the Crosstown bus passing in front of your door, you're within easy access of all New York City has to offer.

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Loft Apartment

Carefully furnished studio/loft apartment with private bathroom, adapted from the former Front Parlor of a superb 1895 Brownstone, with its grand decorative fireplace and mahogany wainscoting. Loft bed is queen size; sofa converts to queen size also.Free phone, satellite TV service, & internet wifi connection. No smoking.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $0/$250

# 4 Large Studio

The main

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $400/$375

#6 One Bedroom

The bedroom has a queen-sized bed, substantial hanging closet room An armoire hides a 2nd HD TV. The living room has a love seat, armchair, armoire with another larger TV with satellite DirecTV signal. A cocktail table has four ottoman seats stored in it. Wi-fi and wired internet service are provided. Another generous coat closet houses a fold-up bed, crib, ironing board, and high chair Off the extremely well equipped kitchen, which can be "disappeared" by closing the folding doors, is a dining table and chairs for 6.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $460/$430

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  • Guest room2.5
  • Services3.0
  • Value2.0
  • Cleanliness2.0
  • Dining2.0

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Great location

3.0 on August 20, 2012

Nice brownstone - apartment had lots of character. Very high ceilings, beautiful mantle and other nice touches. Loft bed was surprisingly comfortable, and we are pretty picky about mattresses. There was some mold on the tub, but otherwise neat and clean. It was a bonus to have a kitchen, etc., and the ability to entertain guests during our stay. Window air conditioning unit was very effective. Great location within easy walking distance of many restaurants, grocery, shopping, subway, Museum of Natural History, Central Park. Owner was friendly and accommodating. We would definitely consider staying here again.

Location the only positive

1.6 on April 30, 2012

This B and B is in a very good location, but that positive is severly mitigated by the condition of the space. The couch is stained and threadbare, the area rug is stained and dirty, and there was dust on practically every horizontal surface in the place. There is a wonderfully carved 19th century fireplace, and while I understand that the elaborate carvings are a chore to keep clean, the fact is that the place was so dusty that the place smells odd. The toilet, sink and tub were clean enough, but the bathroom floor could have used some bleach applied with a scrub brush, and the plastic shower curtain and plastic shower curtain both had black mold. Too bad; these are minor issues that could be easily solved.

Innkeeper Response
The sofa arm has indeed been hard used by children and needs a slip cover, which I keep forgetting to obtain. I see no stains on it or the carpet, which is three years old. The entire apartment had just the day before been "deep cleaned" for 3 hours by two professionals and I could find no dust on any surface. There was a tiny hint of mold on the inner shower liner - I have washed both the liner and the outside curtain. Smells? Only cleaning materials that I can discern. I like a clean apartment but I don't like to clean, so I hire professionals.

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Location Type



New York, NY (NYC-All Airports)

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Fairway: best fruit, veggie, fish,meat, Central Park and Central Park Zoo, Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Zabars: ultimate deli, Children's Museum, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo, Bird watching, Canoeing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Washer/dryer , Fully furnished kitchen equipment and, dining needs (plates, stemware,etc.), Full private bathroom with tub/shower

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Canoeing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3PM
  • Check Out:: 11AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Spiral staircase not good for toddlers.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: two days
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% on confirmation of reservation.
  • Cancellations: I will work to get a new listing. If I do get a new listing for the same period, I will return 90% of the reservation amount. If I cannot and the reservation is canceled within three weeks of its beginning, I will keep the 50% as damages.



Alec Walling

Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish

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  • Time Served: Not applicable
  • Serving Location: Amsterdam Diner

Details Diamond Collection

110 West 81st Street , Manhattan, NY 10024 USA (Show map)

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