Bubba & Bean (BB) Lodges Reviews


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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining3.8

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A Great Place to Stay in Manhatten

4.6 on October 07, 2016

This is our second visit to Bubba and Bean. It's just as nice as it was before. Clement and Jonathan are only a phone call away and very helpful. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and clean. The Lodges are close to many restaurants and the subway station. We did not require a car in the city. Close to Central Park, The Met and easy from here to visit the 911 Memorial and the Freedom Tower and Broadway. You will not be disappointed with staying at Bubba and Bean Lodges. The Pollocks

excellent service at all times ..charming place to stay

4.2 on January 10, 2016

excellent service at all times...Jonathan & Clement are the nicest hosts ..they made us feel welcome from day one ..so we decided to extend our stay to 2weeks. love you guys

I will recommend it to others

3.8 on October 01, 2014

Dear Jonathan and Clement, We absolutely loved your apartment. It is perfect for 5 or 6 people. Very clean, close to subway and spacious (at least for NY). We will definitely recommend it to friends is they ever go to New York. Thank you for everything. We felt at home in your apartment.

Excellent value and a safe enjoyable place to stay

4.2 on June 16, 2014

We stayed at Bubba & Bean in May 2013 travelling as a family. We found the place to be exactly as described and enjoyed our 8 day stay alot.The area was quiet at night and was nice to feel like we were living in New York. The 96th and 103rd street subway stations were within easy walking from the apartment and we felt totally safe in this area.Would we stay here again......most definitely

Excelente atencion y precio en NY

4.2 on November 11, 2013

Un lugar impecable para residir en Manhattan. A solo 6 para das de metro del centro Bubba & Bean Lodges fue un lugar ideal por calidad de atencion, limpieza, servicios y precio razonable. Un capitulo aparte son los perritos Boston Terriers que dan nombre al lugar. Pidan que se los muestren ! No sirven desayuno ni comida

feel at home

5 on November 08, 2013

we stayed here last year but we remember with love this BB. the hosts are very kind and helpful. the apartment is perfect and clean. the neighborhood is quiet and the metro is very close (1 block) . we recomande bubba and bean and we hope to come back soon...it would be our home in nyc!!

Love this place! Great hosts, great stay.

4.6 on October 23, 2013

I went to Mt. Sinai for surgery and stayed here the night before and my wife stayed for the week. We were looking for a reasonably priced place close to the hospital. This blew away any other place for price. When we went there we were pleasantly surprised at what a great place it was. Perfect for a get away, Central park just blocks away, the subway right there for access to everything NY. Jonathan and Clement were fantastic hosts, responsive and keep a great place. I would highly recommend this to anyone. Especially if you are at Mt. Sinai as it is a nice safe walk from here to the hospital.

A very good place in a calm area

3.8 on September 02, 2013

A very good place in a calm area close the museums, central park and underground. Great breakfast at my ny bakery cafe close to the lodge!

Great find!

4.2 on February 20, 2013

We have been to NYC many times over the years but have never found a value as good as this one. Our room was in the back and extremely quiet. Room was clean and well furnished. Treat basket was yummy and appreciated and local restaurant recommendations were spot on. Location is away from the touristy chaos but yet convenient to subway and in a nice area. Bubba and Bean is a great value and we highly recommend it!

We loved this place.

4.6 on January 25, 2013

We stayed here for two weeks in January 2013. It was a lovely, well-equiped room. It was serviced regularly, had free wifi and great heating. The location is good, close to the subway and within walking distance of the Guggenheim, the Met and Central Park. We had a room at the back so we didn't have any of the Lexington Avenue traffic noise. We'd definitely stay here again.

Best Place to Stay in New York

5 on January 20, 2013

Had a wonderful stay with Jonathan & Clement and Bubba & Bean over Christmas 2012 and into the early parts of 2013. Our room was very clean, quiet and welcoming and exceeded our expectations - we loved that closeness to the bus stop and subway and always felt safe in the neighbourhood. We loved the welcome basket and the coffee machine got a real workout - we used our kitchenette everyday, cooking our breakfast and dinners. We would stay here again and thank the boys for creating such a lovely place for people to stay.

amazing stay!

4.2 on March 12, 2012

We stayed from Jonathan &Clement in february-march 2012. We felt really at home.Our room was very nice,clean and loving. Although the neighborhood is not very active,the proximity of the subway has compensated perfectly. Our trip to NY was wonderful also thanks to this comfortable accommodation.We miss it much! We strongly recommend it. Thank you Jonathan & Clement for your kindness. Valeria & Giorgio

Great New York Lodge!

4.2 on February 24, 2012

Jonathan and Clement were great hosts - they attended to the little details and provided us with a quiet and comfortable place to stay while we visited New York. Our suite was charming and nicely decorated. We enjoyed cooking dinner in the well equipped kitchen and also ate two fabulous dinners at nearby restaurants - Pitza Moustache and Yo In Yo Out.

Amazing Break in NYC!

4.0 on December 09, 2011

We had a fantastic stay at Bubba & Bean Lodges while in NYC and would certainly stay again, as well as highly recommend! Staying here is a fab way of feeling like a 'real New Yorker', from getting a great coffee and bagel from the cafe next door, to getting the number 6 subway downtown. The Apartments are clean and have everything you could need - with extra touches such as sweets and goodies in a basket on your arrival & menus for local places to eat. I am from a very rural part of England and even I felt so safe around the location of the apartment and felt completely fine with getting the subway everywhere, no need to spend on cabs at all!! Thanks Jonathan & Clement for a great stay! :-)

1 Woche bei Bubba&Bean

4.0 on November 05, 2011

Wir waren zu viert in einem Zimmer. Und es war sehr angenehm. Das Zimmer war gross. Das WC/Bad relativ sehr klein. Bis zur U-Bahn waren es knapp 5 min. Gleich dort gibt es ein tolles Restaurant, das Moustache, orientalische Spezialitäten. Die gegend fanden wir als sicher. Uns wurde auch am Abflugstag ein grosses Taxi organisiert, vor dem Hauseingang. Auch die gegend ist relativ sehr ruhig. Wir haben diese Woche sehr genossen. Die Zimmer wurden jeden Tag gereinigt und gebettet, ausser Sontags. Es war sehr sauber und gemütlich.

Fantasic place to stay!

4.0 on August 08, 2011

We stayed with Bubba and Bean for two weeks in February with our 9 month old son. Our room was beautiful, very spacious and very clean. Very close to the subway station, and a short subway ride into Times Square and all the touristy places. I would recommend for anyone except perhaps older travellers, as there are a few stairs to navigate. Brilliant value for money!!!


4.8 on July 13, 2011

We stayed the last week of June in this guesthouse. It was just great! We also had a larger room then we asked and it was just faboulous. Very helpful owners, very clean rooms, outstanding beds,.. It really felt like homecoming after a busy day in New York! The house is just a few metres from the metro... Thank you very much for everything Jonathan and Clement! I will definetly come back and recommand your guesthouse to everyone! Evelyn from Belgium

Great place to stay

3.6 on June 06, 2011

We had a great stay in the 4 pers room (we were just two). Spacious, cosy, clean, good beds, bathroom and utitilities. Nice, homey feeling, away from the hustle and bustle of lower Manhattan. Great location, would definitely recommend it.


4.4 on March 31, 2011

Excellent endroit pour un séjour à N.Y.C. Nous y avons passé 10 jours Très bien situé et d'une propreté exemplaire. On peut cuisiner sans PB A recommander Mr JAFFRENNOU BREST FRANCE

Hope to return

4.2 on October 15, 2010

Stayed at Bubba & Bean for 3 weeks at the beginning of Spring and loved every minute. Jonathan & Clement are great hosts, so charming and full of local insight. I had a good size studio that was always kept immaculately clean by Marlena. The location is great, really handy to the Subway stations, and the pizza downstairs is the best. Would definitely recommend and hope to go back again.


4.6 on September 05, 2010

Thank you so much Clement and Johnatan. We spent a wonderful week at Bubba & Bean Lodge. Everything was perfect; the rooms are very clean, quiet and comfortable. The situation is ideal to join Midtown Manahattan. We keep your address preciously for ou next holidays in NYC. I will not hesitate to give it to my friends in Paris. Carole from Paris (France)

A wonderful place

4.0 on May 26, 2010

Bubba & Bean is the perfect place for your holiday. We stayed here for 1 week and it felt like home. Very close to Central Park and the Subway. Very clean rooms and all the facilities you need for your stay in NY. We hope to go back one day as we enjoyed NY so much. A great city !

Top stay at B&B Lodges

4.4 on May 12, 2010

This place is a real find for visitors who want a more personal and independent stay in Manhattan, along with a more local and authentic experience of the city. Jonathan & Clement have put great thought, care and attention into the spotless apartments and the facilities which are exactly as the photos depict. It was easy to walk a few blocks across to Central Park, Park Av, Madison Av, Fifth Av, all the main museums and then access transport links by subway or bus to go exploring downtown, uptown, wherever you so choose. The neighbourhood was quiet, friendly and with some great local dining for reasonable cost compared to downtown - plus plenty of shops, deli's and take outs if you wanted to make use of your apartment facilities and escape the high voltage buzz of the city for a while! We think these guys deserve the previous and consistent accolades they receive from their guests. David & Jane Macdonald, U.K.

What an enjoyable place to stay !

4.8 on April 24, 2010

Just discovered that I could correspond with you. Your place made my stay in New York, even better. Everything was perfect to my taste and it can't be otherwise for anybody. Your accomodations make one's feel like at home, even better because of your displayed kind attentions. See you next July. (Excuse the poor English of Jade's mother) Greatfully, Anick (from France)

Just Perfect!

5 on March 01, 2010

Thoroughly enjoyed an 8 night stay! As a person in the hotel business, it was my first experience in a "lodge". Cleanliness was outstanding with beds and towels changed daily and even our dishes done! Truly peaceful after a 12 hour New York day! Loved visiting on stoop with the neighbours. Jonathan and Clement introduced us to the 6 train which was our ticket to everywhere in Manhatten and just a one block walk. Basket of coffee and treats was exceptional. Would happily stay again and recommend to all. Thank you Jonathan and Clement, your professionalism and friendliness was appreciated. M&M Saskatchewan Canada

Wonderful stay !

4.0 on February 09, 2010

We stayed at Bubba&Bean Lodges last summer and we loved it. We were welcomed warmly and Jonathan and Clement made all the efforts to keep us informed and arranged whatever was needed. Great room, always very clean, and it felt like a home away from home... a place to relax after a fun filled and tiring day in the city. Recommend to everyone and we will most certainly be staying at the BBlodge again when we come back to NY. Manuella, Geert and Kaya (Belgium)

Family Holiday

4.8 on January 11, 2010

Stayed here for 4 nights December 2008, just before Christmas. We had a family holiday, myself, my husband and two children aged 10 & 11. The rooms were fantastic quality - clean, well stocked and had everything a family could wish for. Jonathan and Clement were very helpful and were a great help in getting directions for us novices!! Would definately recommend Bubba & Bean to anyone who wants a fantastic quality B & B in a great area with great links to all the major sites.

Girlie shopping trip

4.8 on December 15, 2009

Well, we 7 ladies enjoyed the hospitality at Bubba Bean. It was a second visit for some of us and we weren't disappointed. This really is the best place to stay, it is good value with no compromise on comfort. Ideally placed for transport and lovely locals too. Can't wait to come again some day. Love to Jonathan and Clement; perfect hosts.

magic atmoshere in ny city

4.8 on October 25, 2009

back today from our holidays...hope to come soon at bb lodges!erika fm milan

Bubba & Bean (BB) Lodges

4.2 on October 25, 2009

We had a wonderful visit to New York because of Bubba and Bean Lodges. The apartments were well maintained and comfortable. The location was very convenient to the local subway to get around to all the sights. Restaurants were right outside our door. We didn't meet a meal we didn't enjoy. All our needs were well taken care of and we would recommend Bubba and Bean to everyone.

Great HOME

4.8 on October 07, 2009

We have a delightful stay and Bubba and Bean Lodges. Out room was large, immaculately clean and comfortable. It truly felt like home. The guys where very warm and welcoming; we did not see them much; but knew they where available if we needed them. It was so good to come HOME to a peaceful and quiet atmosphere after a long day of crowds. The subway is one block away and took us no time to get to all the places we wanted to get to. We did however walk a lot and enjoyed New York City so much. Like most tourist we thought that there was a central part of Manhattan. But after checking out Tripadvisor and the experts we realized that we where wrong. All the sights where all over the city and you have to walk or use the public transport to get from one location to another; the lodge was in a perfect location for this. There are also many great restaurants in the area; but what surprised me the most was not only Bubba and Bean, but how friendly New York is on whole. Everyone was willing to help with directions, and the neighbourhood was just perfect. We enjoyed sitting on the stoop and watching the neighbourhood and talking with the locals. I miss NYC!!! We will be back and Bubba and Bean will be our first choice!!

Great HOME

4.8 on October 07, 2009

We have a delightful stay and Bubba and Bean Lodges. Out room was large, immaculately clean and comfortable. It truly felt like home. The guys where very warm and welcoming; we did not see them much; but knew they where available if we needed them. It was so good to come HOME to a peaceful and quiet atmosphere after a long day of crowds. The subway is one block away and took us no time to get to all the places we wanted to get to. We did however walk a lot and enjoyed New York City so much. Like most tourist we thought that there was a central part of Manhattan. But after checking out Tripadvisor and the experts we realized that we where wrong. All the sights where all over the city and you have to walk or use the public transport to get from one location to another; the lodge was in a perfect location for this. There are also many great restaurants in the area; but what surprised me the most was not only Bubba and Bean, but how friendly New York is on whole. Everyone was willing to help with directions, and the neighbourhood was just perfect. We enjoyed sitting on the stoop and watching the neighbourhood and talking with the locals. I miss NYC!!! We will be back and Bubba and Bean will be our first choice!!

Friendly, clean - just great!

4.2 on October 07, 2009

A lovely place to stay during a vacation in NYC.

A wonderful get away

4.8 on September 04, 2009

We loved visiting J&C and Bubba and Bean! The rooms were so nice and the coffee next store was reasonable and fresh ground beans!The nieghbors were friendly and everything to see was a subway ride away and easy to get to.Will visit and recommend to our friends that this is the place to stay if going to NY. Thank you so much we had a great time. Love Carole and Michael Ames From Bloomingburg NY

The best home away from home in NYC

5 on June 16, 2009

I had a tremendously enjoyable stay in June 2009. My couple's studio suite was the perfect base of operations while I blitzed on Broadway and took my friend around to a few of the tourist attractions. I appreciated the cleanliness, the location and the quiet most of all. Jonathan and Clement are most excellent hosts and I shall refer all friends/family to their establishment. There is everything you could possibly need for a few days or a few weeks. Full size fridge was perfect for keeping some small market items, water and restaurant leftovers. The beds were very comfortable, the water in the bathroom always warm and plentiful, and the location close to everything via subway, bus or walking. Highly recommended, but book early - there is a reason Bubba & Bean Lodges is so popular! Laura Ardrossan, Alberta, Canada

A great place to stay!

4.6 on May 30, 2009

We have just came back from here and is highly recommended. We had the room with 2 single beds and was just the right size. Had a large closet to hang our clothes up and store our luggage. The bathroom had a great shower and the kitchen had a small supply of tea bags and sugar and a very large fridge. The location is ideal, 103rd station was less then 5 minutes away and the 6 line takes you to all the main areas. The area is very safe and with some great restaurants and handy shops nearby. Very recommended and we will be back in a few years!

Unique & Outstanding

4.6 on March 19, 2009

I Stayed at the Bubba & bean lodge in Nov/Dec for 18days. The service was excellent and it was great having the owners on site for any queries. Both went out of there way to help with any questions and even organised transfers for returning to the airport. Room was spotless and cleaned every day. Yummy snacks in a basket on arrival. Bed's very comfy and plenty room in the apartment. Wendy Green

quiet historic house, nice!

3.8 on February 14, 2009

a lovely old house, well kept. apt had a nice kitchen, & was spacious. the area could be a bit depressing (due to the building of high rises), but the house was really nice to come back too. well lit & had small trees. it is also close to many museums & cultural activities, which i did enjoy. the innkeepers were attentive & were there for anything i needed. the winter rates were very reasonable. i would go back, & recommend this b&b for the budget traveler.

Faultless accommodation

4.8 on January 17, 2009

My family and I stayed here for 5 nights in October 2008. As it was our first trip to New York we did not know what to expect, but we were very pleasantly surprised on arrival at Bubba and Bean. Our room was immaculately clean, comfortable, quiet and just as good, if not better, than the photos on the website. We had the most amazing few days, made all the more enjoyable by being able to return to the sanctuary of a lovely room each evening. We found the location fine, with the subway very nearby and the bus just outside (we took the bus down to City Hall on our first day to get a feel of the city). There are plenty of places to eat, but our family particularly enjoyed the Joy Burger Bar - a very warm welcome and great food at very reasonable prices. All in all, we would recommend Bubba and Bean to anyone - we are staying there again later in the year when we revisit the city and can't wait to be back.

Great place to stay in NY

4.8 on January 13, 2009

My friend and I stayed in BB in Dec 08. We found it very comfortable almost like home! We appreciated the daily cleaning service and also the privacy that we enjoyed. Jonathan and Clement were very thoughtful - they left a Christmas card and a bag of chocolates in our room on Christmas eve - and they really went out of the way to meet all our needs. We really loved the place and I will highly recommend it to anyone who's looking for a place to stay in NY. Jamie, Singapore

Home sweet home

4.6 on January 06, 2009

Perfect place to stay in New York, so convenient for Museums, Park and subways, clean and calm, warm atmosphere. Thumbs up !

Best Apartment in town

4.0 on December 01, 2008

Dear Jonathan and Clement, we stay here in oktober 2008. It was the best place in town. It is so clean, your are so friendly...all the best. We hope to come again. Hope to see you see soon. Gaby and Beate, Germany


4.4 on November 27, 2008

We came to stay at BBlodges on 22nd-26th November 2008. It was my first time to New York. And i have to say that staying at BBlodges made it extra special. It is located in a perfect distance. Everything is a lovely walk away. Every time we came back to the room after a day out, the light would be on making us feel welcome and warm, and room was really clean. When they say that they want you to feel like home, well they do a great job in doing that. We will defiantly recommend this place to our friends, and will be returning!!! thanks again Jonathan and Clement love Francesca and Ryan (England)


4.0 on November 22, 2008

My friend and I had a great week in New York in June 2008, and our stay at the BB Lodges made it even more special. We loved the old houses, the room was very spacious and clean. We especially loved the welcome and the gift pack on arrival.

Just what we where looking for.

5 on November 07, 2008

We've stayed in many places in NY and this place is a gem!! Wonderful apartment, great location, clean, nicely decorated and I love the towels --- so soft. The Magazines were informative and the food basket was delicious. I'll definetely come back. Wish we could stay longer. Thanks to Jonathan & Clement great hosts.

Everything you could want

4.8 on November 01, 2007

A comfortable, cozy, convenient home away from home hosted by two of the nicest innkeepers ever. The beds are very comfortable, the room is nicely decorated, and the subway is only a block away. This is truly a find.

What an amazing place!!!

5 on October 06, 2007

My girlfriend and I stayed at B & B Lodges in Sept - Oct 07 for a week while doing the whole NYC tourist thing... and we were so impressed with the cleanliness, the location, the friendly service and the amazing value for money! We heartily recommend to anyone thinking of visiting New York that they stay here, it's a 2 minute stroll to the Subway that takes you to Grand Central Station in around 10 minutes. Stay here and save a fortune compared to Mid-Town hotels! The rooms are spotless, we loved the free selection of American sweets as well! The housekeepers are excellent and the room is always clean and fresh for us - they even washed up for us which is above and beyond the call of duty and we say a heartfelt thank you to you. You must try the Mexican restaurant down the block - it's so good! All in all, we loved our stay and we will definitely be staying here again on our future visits to The Big Apple. Many thanks to Jonathan and Clement for their excellent lodge! Dave and Beccy, 7-10-07

Jonathan & Clement

3.8 on July 27, 2007

Me hospede en su apartamento familiar que es my comodo. Estoy muy agradecida del servicio ofrecido. Espero volver muy pronto.

Fellow Innkeepers Applaud You

5 on April 16, 2007

Don and I are fellow Innkeepers and know how hard it is to keep a guest home running smooth. VERY CLEAN, VERY WELL EQUIPED, comfortable, quiet, great service..a million restaurants within walkign distance, anything you could want to do. 1 Block from the subway, safe parking on the next block. We could not have asked for more for our NYC get away. Thank you both and we hope to see you at our place soon! Don & Allyson, Lake House Inn, ME

we were warned ..but!

4.4 on March 31, 2007

people told us that above 94th st is not a safe place to go....Rubbish If you want an excelent B&B go here, if it's available! and more rooms are on the way - good luck with next door guys. I could fill this report with a load of detail but it is not needed. go here - it is good, clean, reasonably priced, quiet, well equiped, 1 small block from subway, bus outside, fresh flowers in the room and hallways, even a bag of popcorn! just stay here, you deserve it and the team do a real good job - suport them in their venture you will not regret it. (there you go guys, trust you still have my address for the cheque!)

I was living in NY

3.6 on March 12, 2007

I had a wonderful visit everyone was super caring about my stay and when I needed something they would help out the room was clean every day service.. the halls smelled a bit but when you have different people cooking there meals it is bound to be a bit odd.I would of liked an on site worker since i did lock myself out of the room and had to wait in my the hall for a bit of time (there are no phones in the rooms) but local calls are free from a phone in the lobby. I loved the chacter of the area people were friendly and there is a terrific spanish resturant across the street very low keyed but one of the best. staying here you feel you are really living in NYC.

New York Stay

4.2 on January 23, 2007

Wonderful service...nice location.Really large room! Thanks for all the help enjoying New York.

Was a pleasure staying here

3.6 on January 02, 2007

We spent 3 nights in NYC, Dec '06 and enjoyed our little room away from the hustle and bustle of the streets. The innkeepers were most gracious and very helpful. Would have loved to have been able to use the little balcony off of our room but we realize that could be risky for the innkeepers. We would definitely stay here again. Thanks Jonathan & Clement for making our stay most enjoyable.

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  • Nightly Rate $120 - $195
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