I spent two years in Harlem and came back for the first time this week. The Melva has the right location, amazing amenities and is in the block. The staff was professional and kind, as well as efficient. My return to Harlem was flawless thanks to the Melva.
Mi marido y yo, junto a su hija adolescente pasamos una semana maravillosa en Harlem Grand. La casa era divina, acogedora, calentita.....pero es que no tengo descripción suficiente para nuestra habitación !!!! Era simplemente preciosa!!!! Tuvieron un gran detalle, en lugar de ponernos una cama supletoria para la niña, la pusieron en una habitación junto a la nuestra, y así todos estuvimos más cómodos. Recién llegados, nos atendió B, es una chica fantástica, fue muy amable con nosotros ,nos facilitó mucho la estancia . Fuimos a pasear con ella por el barrio para conocer los bares, restaurantes, tiendas, puntos de metro y bus....etc !!!!! MUCHAS GRACIAS B, ERES GENIAL !!!! Sólo nos queda agradecer de corazón la semana estupenda que pasamos, prometemos volver muy prontito !!!! Besos y un cordial saludo. Beatriz y Juanma
This was our second stay at the West Townhouse. This is a special place - wonderful accommodations and a perfect location, just a few short blocks from Central Park and Riverside Park and the 86th Street subway stop. Best of all, there are so many spectacular restaurants within walking distance on Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues. Monica is a gracious host and helpful with restaurant suggestions and things to do in NYC. We highly recommend this place if you want to feel like a local New Yorker who lives in a beautiful Upper West Side apartment. Debbie & Tom
Não há lugar melhor para se hospedar. Excelente localização, studios completos, roupas de cama e banho de primeira qualidade. Cozinha equipada com tudo há de melhor. Monica e Larry são super simpáticos e atenciosos, com várias discas sobre NY.
We stayed at the West Townhouse for a week late September into early October 2017. Rooms: This is a beautifully maintained building. We stayed in Suite 2 which is on the lowest floor. We were very comfortable in this roomy apartment that has a kitchen and a separate bedroom, perfect for two people. One thing we also liked was the amount of storage throughout; we had plenty of room for clothes and toiletries. Felt private and safe. We used the kitchen for breakfast every day. Service: Monica spent well over an hour with us when we arrived, showing us around the apartment and mostly explaining the local area for restaurants, grocery stores and suggestions for sightseeing. We think her hospitality is exceptional - warm and friendly. Any request we made or question we asked throughout our week was always taken care of and/or answered. We met Larry on the day we left and he was as friendly and helpful. We left with a completely positive impression of them both. Value: We felt the value of the apartment was excellent! Cleanliness: The apartment looked as if it had just been painted. It was immaculately clean...everywhere! What a pleasure! Onsite Dining: While there is a kitchen, which we did use, there are SO many restaurants in the neighborhood, easily accessible by foot. We went to different one every day for at least one meal, and every one was very good, and we barely scratched the surface of what was available. We frequented Zabar's Market three times just a few blocks away, what fun experience that was! The subway is two blocks away and Central Park and Riverside Park an easy walk of a couple of blocks as well. We loved the location! We will be coming back to New York again and we will most definitely stay at The West Townhouse again! BC & NMC
This quaint bed and breakfast was perfect for short trips. The place evokes the feeling of classic Harlem. Rooms are styled, lovely, clean and inspired. The location is accessible to public transportation and just a few short blocks from 125th street and Harlem hangouts. I would gladly stay here again.
My friend and I arrived at almost midnight last week and was greeted by our Lovely Host Kellyn. She kindly helped me with my behemoth of a suitcase three flights up to our top floor room. Our room was just beautiful! It was immaculate and decor took my breath away. The en-suite bathroom had great special touches like baskets for each of us to put our essentials in. I had a tour with Kellyn early the next morning and I enjoyed it throughly. It really helped connect me to NY in a whole new way. Her recommendation for the two restaurants (Kitchenette & Max Cafe) were home runs. Best Market was just as great as she described. I am obsessed with Kombucha and I could find it easily at the Market around the corner. Our street was picturesque and quite diverse. I even had a celebrity sighting of Floyd Mayweather. This was my 1st time staying in Harlem and I loved it! Kellyn was so accommodating and stored our luggage through the afternoon after we checked out. Thank you Kellyn for making our stay so Wonderful! Warmest Regards, Dominique & Lisa
Monica is a very friendly and helpful host and is really good with hints and advises for the stay. The room was quiet and clean and very cosy and home-like. Just makes you feel like a real New Yorker. The neighborhood still feels very NYC-like, far from the neo-commercialized places like the Upper East Side. It has a lot of nice and atmospheric, very familiar little places to eat and have a drink. So: Best choice we've made for NYC and highly recommendable!
While we came about Monica and Larry's lovely 4R apartment under unusual circumstances, I feel sure that our experience would be much the same at any time of year, or NYC visit. This apartment was not only elegant and comfortable but very clean. The excellent quality sheets and towels, were meticulously maintained. But, all of this was accompanied by the grace of our hostess, Monica who was warm, hospitable, and reposnsive whenever we had questions. We look forward to another visit in the future. Deirdre J. and Joseph M.
My wife and I spent 7 nights at this outstanding apartment. The whole expoerence was outstanding. The booking process was simple. Monica promptly answered all,of our questions. Our arrival and checking was also stress free and simple. The communication with Monica made it very simple. She spent time helping us plan our stay which was also extremely helpful. The apartment was outstanding very clean and was decorated nicely. The location could not have been Better. The area is loaded with restaurants, stores , bars etc which made the stay enjoyable, it is located very close to the subway so getting anywhere in New York was a breeze. The neighborhood is outstanding only a few blocks from Central Park. This was the prefect place for our stay in the city and we are eager to return soon. I can't imagine a better apartment or location in the city
This was our first visit to NYC. Before and during our visit Monica was excellent and very helpful with all our arrangements and details. The townhouse was lovely, beautifully restored and presented, nice and quiet, yet you felt like you were amongst the locals going about their everyday lives. When we return to NYC one day we would definitely love to return to The West Townhouse. Thanks again Monica
We stayed at The West Townhouse for a week in June. Our studio faced the street, yet we were suprised at how quiet it was. We would often sit on the couch and listen to the birds and the sound of children playing. The apartment was really comfortable, with a very comfortable bed, lovely furniture, kitchen and bathroom. Monica was a great host and provided us with so much useful information about places to visit, transport, restaurants etc. The location was just brilliant. 5 minutes to the subway and Central Park and surrounded by restaurants, cafes, bars and shops. It had a real village atmosphere and we really felt safe and at home there. Ann & Jon
Our stay was very pleasant at Harlem B & B. Kellyn was there when we arrived and brought us to our room. The room was very beautiful. Very much a NY Brownstone atmosphere. She took us on an awesome area tour. I recommend everyone to take her up on her tour. We are a/c snobs so the room was a little warm for us but it wasn't horrible. The ceiling fan needs some service but we were able to use it with some sounds coming from it. We visited a few places from our tour. Great advice. Check in and check out are easy. Our room was very clean. The shower is very small but very cute. We would stay here again and we would recommend this place to friends. Kellyn is sweet and her place is great. We never heard or saw anyone else during our two day stay except for Kellyn.
My wife and I stayed in Suite 2 for nearly six weeks and grew very fond of the place - very clean, very comfortable and very quiet. Also secure. And if ever we had any questions they were answered either immediately or within the hour by the very helpful Monica or Larry. The room is at the back of the house next to a quiet garden. Room has heating and aircon, both of which workd, though for most of the time we didn't need either. The location suited us perfectly too - with the subway a couple of blocks one way or another, and buses; also being close to Central Park gave us a lovely walk every day. So close to Broadway too, and numerous restaurants, not least of which was French Roast which we visited regularly. Zabar's is also close by. If ever we are in NYC again this is the place for us! We look forward to it! John F
My daughter and I visited New York for her graduation gift and my birthday! It was so easy getting to the Harlem Grand. The hosts were so warm and so friendly. It was the perfect place for us. The house is beautiful. Each time we stepped in we found something new to admire. WE were located near everything...Fresh food, soul food, Best Market, Coffee house, Red Rooster, Street Bird. We recommend The Harlem Grand! Thank you, Kellyn! Your spirit and finesse is what makes that place special. Until next time...Mary and Cheyanne
I stayed at the Harlem Grand Bed and Breakfast this past January and enjoyed the location and cozy accommodations The location is very accessible to great restaurants and shopping. We will definitely be back since we had a. Very pleasant stay.
Perfect in all aspects; location, quality of accommodation and wonderful hospitality. The location is hard to beat. So close to the parks, subway and countless restaurants while in a beautiful and quiet street. We stayed in an apartment overlooking the street. Monica and Larry have done a wonderful job of maintaining and furnishing the space and we will make it our home whenever we are in NY. Good kitchen facilities was a real bonus for the nights we didn't head out. We were already sold on the neighbourhood from previous trips and now we have a beautiful haven to head back to. Monica was a great host who provided a very thorough introduction to the property when we arrived and had plenty of tips on where to eat, buy groceries etc in the neighbourhood. Communication throughout booking and while we were there was very easy and quick. Can't wait to go back.
My husband and I stayed in Studio #1 for 1 week in April 2017. We are repeat visitors to NYC and the West Townhouse rates as my favorite place of all the many places we have stayed. This is an owner-occupied, lovingly cared for charming upper - west - side townhouse, on a relatively quiet street. This BnB.com listed place does not serve breakfast, but who needs that when there are so many places to shop and eat in the neighborhood? There are 4 rental units here, 2 apartments and 2 studios. Our studio made a fine home base for our week long adventures in NYC, always happy to come "home" and hang out a while. The hosts were happy to help with any information we needed but also respected our independent ways. They seem to love their city! One has to plan ahead to be able to book the West Townhouse because there are only 4 rental units and the booking is not an automated process. Guests must pre-pay and they do not take credit card as payment. Butf you would like to experience an authentic upper-west side experience from a clean, secure townhouse with character and style the West Townhouse can't be beat.
I spent a wonderful week at Harlem Grand and I felt like " Home ". My lovely decorated room was on the top floor with ensuite bathroom and a little kitchen around the corner.It was cleaned every 2nd day and fresh linen ( towels ) were also provided.Also positive :a TV flatscreen, a hairdryer and free WIFI. The house was very quiet, no noises during the night.The area itself is very safe. Grocery shops, a bank and the Subway are all in walking distance.My host was very friendly and helpful. Thank you Kellyn and " V " .I can recommend Harlem Grand to 100 %.
This UWS apt felt like home during our 9-days stay in NYC. The location was perfect, just two blocks from Central Park (so close to the MET and Natural History museum), one block from subway... Everything was so close and the apt itself was delightful. We appreciate a lot the service it was provided to us, as the owners gave us plenty of advice and suggestions that were really useful. They let us stay at the apt until we had to leave to the airport and even they booked a cab for us, so we didn't had to worry about anything. Outstanding! We will suggest this B&B to all of our friends with no doubt, and I hope we will go back soon!
Went to this place a few hours after first landing in NY with my boyfriend. We had our suitcases with us, and looked like a mess only because we had just got off a red eye flight and waited patiently in a nearby fast food location to get to Sugar Hills around 930am. I had made a reservation about a month in advanced. I called the day before our flight to confirm that they could do an early check in for 10am as we landed at JFK at 6am and knew we would be extremly tired if we were to get no sleep. On the phone, owner said we would be able to have early check in. As soon as we rang the door bell, the owner looked at us as if we were crazy for going there at 930 in the morning. I explained to her that we had a reservation, and had called the day before and spoken to a woman who told us we could get early check in. The OWNER THEN INSULTED US and accussed us of being out all night drinking alcohol. Mind you, we had our suitcases with us and were straight off a plane with ZERO hours of sleep. Owner told us that we were crazy and would have to come back in 2 hours. We then went back to the nearest fast food location and waited 2 hours. We go back to the hotel, ring doorbell and OWNER YELLS AT US AND TELLS US TO COME BACK IN TWO MORE HOURS as a room would not be ready. My boyfriend and I decided to leave and take our money elsewhere where we would not be INSULTED for looking presentable but somewhat like a mess from once again getting ZERO HOURS OF SLEEP and coming straight off a red eye flight from Los Angeles. WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE EVER. DISRESPECT ALL AROUND. Just because we are in our 20s does not mean you can insult a customer who decided to bring their money to your establishment like that, and accuse them of lying and calling them crazy, and also telling them multiple times that a room would be ready in a few hours and that was not the case. DONT STAY HERE.
We stayed at The West Townhouse for the second time in Feb 2017. It is the most wonderful place to stay and Monica and Larry, the hosts are so welcoming and helpful. The rooms are exactly as pictured and fresh flowers and fruit await your arrival. The decor is beautiful and the suite's cleanliness is second to none, there is a well appointed kitchen but with great restaurants so close by we didn't use it . The townhouse is on a picture perfect, leafy New York street and everything you need is with in walking distance and Central Park is just 2 blocks away. A 10 minute subway ride takes you straight to Midtown but it's always so nice to return to the lovely Upper West Side after a busy sight-seeing day. We can't wait to return. :)
The studio was beautiful, lovely furniture, antique details,a beautiful in a great location. It is convenient to a number of attraction and also the subway, which helped make our stay more enjoyable. Monica and Larry could not have been more gracious, and they are two very interesting people whom we enjoyed conversing with.
Sorry I didnt get a chance to write this well deserved review. Every Halloween for the past 5 years I book a room for my friend from Vermont to stay so we can spend halloween together in spooky cold spring harbor. I love this place, cold spring harbor is beautiful all year round but nothing better then fall. The Rose is great, I have never been disappointed in the last 5 years and wont be again this year. Thank you all again for making my friend have a great stay all the time.