Harlem Bed and Breakfast

54 West 120th Street , New York, NY 10027 USA (Show map)


Welcome to the Harlem Bed & Breakfast, a charming 1896 brownstone in the heart of historic Harlem and designed and intended to give you a sense of "living in the neighborhood”. Your hosts are lifetime New Yorkers and Harlemites, who avidly pursue activities, sites & attractions within driving distance of New York City. Guest rooms include comfortable single and double beds, with an amenities basket, AC, DVD player, and a continental breakfast. There are business services available for business travelers. Nestled in the heart of Harlem and everything that it has to offer, guests can walk to museums, churches, clubs, restaurants, lounges & shopping! Just a few blocks from 125th street’s shopping and cultural institutions, the inn is located on a historical landmark block which faces Mount Morris (Marcus Garvey) Park. Also, a walk (or short bus ride) will bring you to Museum Mile and Central Park! We are close to all public transportation with easy access to all NYC airports and train/bus stations. Come visit with us and experience your own piece of Harlem!



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  • Guest room3.8
  • Service3.6
  • Value3.9
  • Cleanliness4.1
  • Onsite Dining3.4


4.8 on June 21, 2014

Excellente communication. Il faut se lever tôt (entre 08h00 et 09h30 ) pour profiter d'un bon pdj en self service. Le quartier est très calme et très agréable. C'est un des plus quartiers les plus paisibles de NYC. Le prix est compétitif avec le pdj inclus (bouteille d'eau ou de jus d'orange, yogourt, muffin, pain au chocolat, croissant, beurre individuel et confiture). SDB très propre pour une salle de bain commune (pour l'étage uniquement). Parfait.

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3.4 on August 12, 2013

The neighborhood is not the best, but I was pleasantly surprised by this place! The breakfast was really simple (bagels, OJ, yogurt), and the service was really poor. I lost something when I was checking out and the lady at the counter would not even look me in the eye to help me... she was too busy texting. Aside from that, I stayed in a two bedroom room with 4 people and really enjoyed this place. I would definitely recommend it!


1.6 on May 19, 2013

We didn't receive the room that we have booked on internet.The innerkeeper wanted to give us a room in the basement which didn't satisfy us. All rooms are not on internet photos.

Very bad experience

2.0 on May 10, 2013

The staff is very unpleasant and not helpfull (except the cleaning lady). The room 1, between the street and the reception, is very noisy. The only good point is the breakfast but you have to take it in the bedroom or in the street because it is served in the corridor near the door.

An "OK" bed and breakfast

2.4 on March 09, 2012

This was an affordable bed and breakfast to stay in that was a close walk to the subway. The rooms were clean enough but certain things needed repair (for instance, something was taken off the wall and the holes were still there). One of the nights we were there, there were friends visiting the staff worker being quite loud,and I don't know if it was them or others who kept going up and down stairs also talking loud, but this went on past midnight, which wasn't the greatest. The breakfast was muffins, bagels and cheese set out on a table--that was nice to just grab something and go. We stayed there because we had heard the owners knew all about NY and could help us in where to go--they were never there though. It was a cheap place to stay, and it was fine for the price, so in that I would recommend it--also fun to stay in Harlem!

Excellent hotel

3.6 on January 10, 2012

tres bien recu, tres propre, bonne situation proche du metro ( environ 3min )

I recommand it

3.6 on October 22, 2011

An affordable B&B in a nice neighborhood. Spacy, clean rooms with comfortable beds. The breakfast, that you have to take in your room, could be a bit better though.

worth every dollar i spent

4.4 on October 16, 2011

I stayed three nights there travelling alone. Even the smallest room has its own water supply, microwave oven. The restroom is right besides my room and there is another one downstairs. The room will be cleaned everyday(to my surprise) by dedicated persons. The Harlem area is absolutely safe in night and the morning is so lovely. If you can stand a 5, up to most 10 mins walking to the subway station everyday, it is a perfact choice!

Loved staying here

4.6 on October 04, 2011

It may not look like what you are expecting from the outside but he rooms are great. I stayed in room 12 and it was very clean had a mini kitchen place with pans a knife set, plates and silverware. there was a small dining room and bar area. The Bathroom was also very clean with a bathtub shower. It's a close walk to the metro and 4 stops from times square. Would definitely stay here again.

Would definitely stay here again

4.6 on September 12, 2011

More like a hostel than a B&B, the owner was very gracious about our (planned and notified in advance) late arrival. The room was terrific and the bathroom very clean. Had a bit of a hard time getting good hot water for very long but for the price i can live with that. Excellent restaurant at the end of the block and ample parking, too. Didn't try the breakfast so can't comment there but it looked good. Can't wait to go back.

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Rooms & Rates

Room #1

Triple with 1 Double (full) and 1 Single(twin) beds with separate sitting area, NO TV, armoire and nightstand. Decorative fireplace. Kitchenette. Private bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 1 Twin

Room #2

Two double (full) beds with nightstand, armoire, separate sitting area, NO TV, dining table and kitchenette. Shared bathroom. Additional single (twin) beds added, for 5th & 6th guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Beds 2 Double

Room #3

Two Double beds (1 queen & 1 full), armoire, nightstands, NO TV. Dining table. Kitchenette. Shared bath. Additional Single bed added, for parties of 5.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Room #4

Our largest two room suite - three double (full) beds. Room has night tables, armoire and storage units. Separate sitting area. NO TV. Decorative fireplace. Kitchenette. Shared bath. Additional single(twin) beds added for 7th guest.

  • Maximum Capacity: 7
  • Beds 3 Double

Room #6

Our premium single/basic double. Double bed, NO TV, nightstands armoire, writing desk and dining table. Kitchenette. Shared bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Room #7

Two Double(1 queen & 1 full) beds, armoire, nightstands, NO TV, dining table. Kitchenette. Shared bath. Additionals single (twin) bed added, for partioes of 5.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Room #8

Triplele with 1 queen & 1 twin (single) beds, night table, armoire, storage unit and separate sitting area, NO TV. Decorative fireplace. Kitchenette. Shared bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Room #9

Single room with Single/twin bed, armoire, folding table & chair and sink in room. NO TV. Shared bathroom. Kitchenette. Small room - our most basic single accommodation. This is an interior room - no exterior wall window - vented skylight only.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Beds 1 Twin

Room #11

Our premium single/basic double. Double bed, NO TV, nightstands armoire, writing desk, dining table. Kitchenette. Shared bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Room #12

Our largest suite with private bath. This room has 3 full/double beds with armoires, nightstands, storage units, sitting and dining areas. NO TV. Decorative fireplace. Kitchenette. Private bath. Additional Single beds added for 7th & 8th guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 8
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 3 Double

Garden Apt - 2BR

Our 2BR Garden Apt. (2 Full beds in one bedroom & 1 full bed in other bedrrom). Full Kitchen w/Dining table. Living room NO TV. Backyard w/seating and BBQ grills. Private bath. Additional Single beds in LR for 7th & 8th guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 7
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 3 Double


Location Type

Harlem, Central Park, Museums, Times Square, World Trade Center, Statue of Liberty, Airport, City, Downtown


New York, NY (NYC-All Airports) 10 miles

Directions to property:

From Penn Station, Port Authority and Times Square #2 or #3 (RED line) Trains to 116th Street @ Lenox Avenue. Walk north on Lenox Avenue to 120th Street and turn right onto 120th Street. Approx. 200 feet on right (south) side of street - #54. From Grand Central Station S (shuttle - GREY line) to Times Square. Change to #2 or #3 (RED line) Trains to 116th Street @ Lenox Avenue. Walk north on Lenox Avenue to 120th Street and turn right onto 120th Street. Approx. 200 feet on right (south) side of street - #54.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Harlem, Central Park, Times Square, Empire State Building, World Trade Center, Statue of Liberty, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

, Complete toiletries available, Laundry Service available, Beverage Service available

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade

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  • Check In:: 3pm-midnight
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposits vary, depending upon the origination of the booking. Standard online reservations will be subject to deposits ranging from $4.00 - Full Amount, subject to the booking engine used.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation policies may vary; however, our standard cancellation policy - for online reservations - is 72 hour notice (prior to arrival date). Any cancellations made less than 72 hours prior to arrival is subject to payment in full. We will make every effort to re-book the room and mitigate any penaltiies - this does not guarantee that we will be able to. Accounts will be settled within 10 days after reservation period (if not before). Manual reservations are non-cancellable and non-refundable. Consult directly with inkeepers for any exceptions to this policy. We reserve the right to cancel or move any reservation, within 24 hours of booking (even if a confirmation has been given). In any such case, deposits will be refunded within 24 hours of posting." Furthermore, any reservations which have been determined to have been purchased by unauthorized and/or stolen credit cards will be immediately cancelled and referred to the authorities.



Scott Kinder and Maxcine Holder

Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish

About the innkeepers

Your hosts are lifetime New Yorkers and Harlemites, who avidly pursue activities, sites & attractions in and within driving distance of New York City. We love to travel and engage in cultural exchange at every opportunity!

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  • Time Served: 9:00am
  • Serving Location: Lobby, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Signature Dish

Best Croissants & Baguettes in NYC!
Our signature dish is Best Croissants and Baguettes in NYC!!! Fresh from the ovens of La Tropezienne, croissants and baguettes are served mornings only, in our lobby at 9:00am. Bags are provided for take out - you will want to carry these with you all day!!!