Handfinger's Hide-Away

522 Rugby Rd , Brooklyn, 11226 USA (Show map)
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Nestled among the largest concentration of historic Victorian homes in the U.S., we’re the ideal combination of charm, comfort and privacy in your own one-bedroom suite. An affordable alternative to pricey hotels and a great choice for exploring tree-lined Brooklyn and Manhattan. Like our facebook page at .facebook/HandfingersHideaway



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Home away

5 on July 29, 2018

We really enjoyed our stay very nice guide and cozy. Mrs Marie made is feel at home. I'm sure we will be back . Thank you

A home away from home.

5 on July 01, 2015

I could honestly write a book on how wonderful my stay with Merrie was. I came to NYC for the first time to bring in the new year with my three best friends. We are all 20 and ready to get out of Indiana. When we first met Merrie face to face it was like catching up with an aunt, she was so easy to talk too and one of the sweetest gals I have ever met in my life. The place was clean, private, food was stocked and parking was easy. She showed us around and answered all of our questions and even told us stories. Subway is right around the corner and it is on the cutest street. Every time I go to NYC I will be staying here. Thank you so much for the perfect NYC trip.

A real find!

4.6 on December 05, 2012

This is a good place. Lots of room, including a living area with a computer, a tv and a sofa/futon, plus a separate bedroom. Not a traditional B and B where you have a sit down breakfast with the host, this place has a dorm type fridge stocked with breakfast stuff and snacks. There is also a washer and dryer in the large bathroom. The owner's family also uses this , which is a minor inconvenience. Still having the use of it is a real plus. The location is great. A short walk to the subway and about a 30 minute ride to midtown Manhattan. The neighborhood is nice, lots of trees and Victorian houses. Restaurants nearby as well. We have stayed here 3 times visiting our son and his family who live nearby, and plan to come again. Yesterday I told my dentist about it. We are fans.

Like staying with family, without the complications

4.6 on December 21, 2011

My wife and I, as well as her sister, stayed at Handfinger's Hide-Away for several days, while we were in NY to celebrate our daughter's wedding. We found the accommodations very comfortable, and the service was excellent. Having yummy, healthy food each morning for breakfast, including a well-stocked fridge, helped us relax and deal more easily with the stresses of traveling. Brief conversations with Merrie Handfinger were friendly and helpful, including sage advice about dealing with an unexpected situation. There was easy access to shops and restaurants within a few blocks. Tree-lined quiet streets made it a pleasure to walk around. We recommend this bed-and-breakfast most highly.

Just like home!!!

5 on October 19, 2010

Merrie and her family made us feel as if we were a part of their family during our three week stay! This is a great location and a very lovely neighbourhood. We look forward to staying here again and to keeping in touch with Merrie!!

Thanks from Richmond!

4.6 on July 19, 2010

We came up from Richmond, Virginia for a weekend in New York. In our party were a couple of people who had never been to the Big Apple before, and were unsure of what to expect. Our hostess, Merrie Handfinger, greeted us warmly and immediately help set the tone for our entire weekend! The neighborhood is in a great area of Brooklyn with tree-lined streets, huge Victorian houses, and is very convenient to Manhattan and Coney Island, our destinations for the weekend. Merrie gave us all the guidance we wanted, providing maps and advice. The room was a newly redone basement with a separate entrance, one bedroom with a double bed, and a sitting area and bathroom and small kitchen. The couch was a futon that can sleep two and there was a inflatable mattress for an extra body. We has 5 adults in our party and were comfortable for an overnight. A small family would be very comfortable. Merrie stocked the fridge with muffins, cereals, and other yummy treats, including some great Greek yogurt that has since become a staple around our house. We really enjoyed our time at the Handfinger's Hideaway and will stay there again when we go back to New York! Brian and Lisa Richmond, Virginia

Merrie's a great innkeeper!

5 on July 08, 2010

Lovely spot to stay while exploring New York. My family and I were very comfortable and content. Parking was easy, the subway station was near, and all went well. Merrie's quilts are beautiful. We will stay here again!

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Rooms & Rates

Guest Suite

This private space, with separate entrance, is located in convenient, beautiful Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. The large living room space is furnished with a futon sofa, TV, Computer with WiFi, dining and kitchen space. The bedroom is furnished with a comfortable queen bed covered with a home made quilt and complimented with a beautiful wall hanging. The family friendly accommodations include an available Pack-N-Play and futon chair that can sleep a child up to 6 years old. An inflatable mattress is also on site. The private bathroom also makes available the household laundry facilities.

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

Nightly Rate: $150 - $150

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New York, NY (NYC-All Airports)

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, Ocean, All of NYC and vicinity, Performing Theater, Zoo

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On-site amenities


Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: 3PM
  • Check Out:: Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Accepted payments AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First Night



Merrie Handfinger

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About the innkeepers

Merrie, a proud, native Brooklynite, is an accomplished Chiropractor and Fiber Artist. She loves welcoming visitors to her neighborhood and home. Merrie’s decorated her home with lovingly-crafted quilts and original artwork. She lives and works with her husband Marc and their two wonderful children.

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  • Time Served: Self serve
  • Serving Location: Dining area of the accommodations

Special meal options

You may request special items to be stocked. Requests will be honored as possible.