Fort Place Bed &Breakfast

22 Fort Pl. , Staten Island, 10301 USA (Show map)


Victorian home with charming fireplaces, overlooking St. George, Verezzano Bridge, and Manhattan. Convenient and close to stores, restaurants. 2 blocks from the ferry to downtown Manhattan, and St. George Ballpark Staten Island Yankees. 2 private floors each with own 2 bedrooms and bath, upper floor has a skylight bath and view of Verezzano bridge. Art deco furniture, refrigerator on floors, continental breakfast served,off street parking. According to the neighbors Peggy Guggenheim was spotted here. Industrial Designer and Artist Paul Gorlach is the owner. Each accommodation includes a queen or king bedroom with a private bath on a small private floor. Homepage: .fortplace



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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service3.9
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.1
  • Onsite Dining3.2

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2.4 on August 08, 2017

Although the location and house was adequate, the management created an atmosphere of abuse, intimidation and indifference to our needs. My wife and I were traveling separately from the US and Canada and had travel problems. Paul, the owner, said they were not of his concern and threatened to charge us extra because I dared to call him 3 times (no later than 9PM on a Friday night) to inform him of changes. I never felt a need to leave a B&B by sneaking out so as not to come into contact with the owner. The house was very nice and spacious for our needs. However, the bathroom lacked privacy curtains to shield us from the outside street, where many people walked. I felt the blurb on the site was very misleading. A view of the city implied NY, not a working class neighborhood that could have been anywhere in the US. The breakfast was continental, not at all advertised as such. To us, a breakfast at a B&B implied sitting down with other guests sharing a ‘typical’ choice of breakfast foods. I would recommend this place only if the management was different.

Fort Place

2.6 on July 09, 2014

I was given the entire first floor so had lots of room. The only cool place was the bedroom with a window air conditioner and ceiling fan. The location for moving about New York was fantastic.

above expectation

5 on July 28, 2012

I spent 15 days at Fort Place-just outstanding. Paul is a great host,big hearted man and very helpful.Everything was perfect.I didn't see Paul everyday but everytime I need to ask something I just wrote a note and he replied back.The bed was comfortable,Wi fi excellent,breakfast more than enough.You feel like coming back home after a long day visiting Manhattan.The sourroundings are safe,opposite deli not too bad for emergencies,laundry just opposite,few minutes from the ferry terminal,ferry every half an hour, room rate reasonable compared to tiny rooms in the heart of Manhattan.With a 29 dollars weekly metrocard you can go anywhere.THANK YOU VERY MUCH PAUL FOR MAKING MY STAY ENJOYABLE

Excellent New York City Starting Point

4.0 on January 19, 2010

The owners were very helpful but allowed us our own space. The location was excellent. We walked to the Staten Island Ferry (about four blocks) and took the bus at night for safety reasons and it is up hill. The room and bathroom were very clean.

spacious, calm and elgant rooms

4.8 on July 30, 2009

we chose to stay here because we loved the look of the rooms, the furniture and the bathrooms. As we suspected it is an artistic, elegant and spacious place. Together with the boat ride from Manhattan it offers peace and calm after a long day exploring the city. Paul was very accommodating too when we had an extra guest - and it was great to see his paintings for real.

Perfect for NYC visit

4.4 on June 24, 2009

We decided to try this B&B because we figured this is the best location for staging our trip to NYC, since we could park the car here and walk a few minutes to the Staten Island Ferry, and we were very pleased with our choice. Our room was very large, comfortably furnished, bright with daylight from windows all around, and everything was very clean. The owner was extremely solicitous to determine our needs and never intruded, and we could come and go as we pleased. It's hard to imagine any better accommodations for these prices. When you cost out your trip, don't forget to weigh the free parking at the B&B and free ferry to Manhattan, one of the most scenic, exciting ferry rides anywhere in the world, with spectacular views of Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty, Manhattan skyline. You could save a hundred dollars a day in parking, valet, transit and tolls. This B&B was well-kept and clean. the breakfast was light as you'd expect and of good quality. Ours was served waiting for us in our private dining alcove beside our bedroom, and we had sole use of a small refrigerator and bathroom with clawfoot tub. Be sure to ask the owner to explain the bathroom arrangements. They were comfortable and good but our "private bathroom" was down a short hall next to another bedroom which was unoccupied - voila, our "private bathroom." Not exactly as expected but just perfect. We would not hesitate to stay here again. We truly enjoyed our stay and the owner seemed a kind, interesting, generous fellow, a furniture designer and maker with some interesting pieces on view around the house.

Loved it!

4.0 on May 19, 2009

Location great, easy access to ferry. Had own floor and bathroom, very clean. Breakfast quite adequate. Host very friendly. Would stay again.

Happy & would do it again

3.0 on October 15, 2008

Good stuff: Large room & big bath; convenient location; fresh continental-style breakfast; small fridge access. Less than good stuff: Outside road noise (incredibly loud); sharing the bathroom with poor door lock; old TV without cable access. The innkeeper, Paul, welcomed us in a reserved manner but seemed to want no further contact--which was fine with us! We were able to find whatever we needed (i.e. fan to block noise, extra towels, etc.). We did everything on foot and really appreciated the free Staten Island ferry!!

Good price-performance ratio

3.4 on August 14, 2008

Very close to the ferry (only few minutes to walk). Nice, clean and large rooms (we had two rooms and our own bathroom on one flour). Breakfirst was rather simple but ok. Would recommend to come back again. Very reasonable for visiting New York / Manhattan.

Family Friendly; a find

4.2 on July 22, 2008

The location was perfect for us to show the kids (8 & 4) Manhattan on a budget. We walked to the ferry, no hassles. 30 minutes from Mid-town; mostly on the boat. Loved it. Great host. Two bedrooms one bath on our own floor. Perfect situation. Charming and well appointed. Fresh fruit and bread for B'fast. Small fridge, dining table and lots of space. Kids didn't like the rabbit ear TV with limited channels, but got over it quickly. Wonderful ethnic food choice everywhere. Reasonable. Neighborhood was dense and urban. Prepare to hear some noise and rough language but folks were friendly. No troubles. Market across the street a real plus for getting sundries, snacks and a six-pack after the walking tour of Manahttan. We'll be back.

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Rooms & Rates

queen room

Large room with queen size bed, many windows and TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

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Location Type

Downtown, Island


New York, NY (NYC-All Airports)

Directions to property:

Downtown Staten Island, Minutes from Staten Island Ferry and 25 minutes from downtown Manhattan and Wall Street.From the Ferry terminal walk accross Richmond Terrace up the stairs along City Hall Bld.continue strait up the Hill to St.Marks Place make left turn around the corner into Fort Place and 22 Fort Place is right here on the corner of Montgomery Pl.

Area Attractions

Historical interests, National/State parks, Ocean, Staten Island Ferry, St. George Ball Park, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Internet Service

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library

On-site activities

ferry ride

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  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No A smoking area is provided on the veranda.
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: One day deposit depending on double or single occupancy.
  • Cancellations: Considered on individual basis.



Paul and Patricia

Languages spoken

Portuguese, Polish, English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Love Bird

About the innkeepers

Art & Design, sports, music, travel.

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  • Time Served: at guest convenience
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Guest room