Allie's Inn Bed and Breakfast Reviews


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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.2
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.1

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Large light filled apartment full of character..

4.2 on July 15, 2016

Lovely large character filled property in a very handy location (only a few steps from the 135th St subway station and a short stroll to convenience stores, supermarket & some good tskeaway. Great heritage architecture in the neighbourhood. Marilyn kindly provided plenty of lovely breakfast foods.


4.0 on September 02, 2015

This little walk-up really is like home away from home. Spotless, quiet and comfortable, with nice breakfast and bathroom items. Did not dine at property. Highly Recommended!

Great place to stay for our first visit to NY

5 on August 19, 2015

We had a great weekend with easy access to all transportation to get around the city easily. Allie's was located in a nice quiet laid back neighborhood and we will be sure to return on future trips to NY.

Allie's B&B Harlem

4.0 on July 09, 2015

Fantastic experience! Friendly, quiet & welcoming neighborhood...spacious, clean rooms...delicious food in the fridge...easy access to subway and great Harlem dining...we had a BALL and hope to stay here again :)

Great little B&B

4.2 on June 26, 2015

My family and I rented Allie's room for a long weekend and really enjoyed our visit. The room was very nice, clean, and fit three adults and a child perfectly. The gentleman that welcomed us was pleasant and helpful. The B&B is super close to the train and suggestions for local restaurants was perfect (Sylvia's was amazing). The continental breakfast foods were fresh and tasty (only wish there had been decaf coffee and cream available, but this is pretty minor). I would definitely recommend staying here.

Good experience

3.6 on June 01, 2015

The room was clean. there was enough breakfast for everyone. It would have been more comfortable with three people instead of four. It is very close to the subway which is great but next time we will get a location a little bit closer to midtown. Overall a very good experience.

Alley Inn what a wonderful stay!

5 on August 17, 2014

We just stayed at the Alley Inn not sure of what to expect it being our first bed and breakfast. We stayed in the Alley Suite my wife and 3 kids and we all had more than enough room to move around and the place was very clean. The streets were quiet at night. Have nothing but good things to say about this B&B. It was awesome and if we ever come back to NY we are definitely staying again. Thank you Alley Inn for making our stay in NYC so enjoyable!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the lovely review, it was thoughtful and kind. I am glad you enjoyed your stay.

- Marilyn Moulton (innkeeper)

Great Room

3.6 on October 09, 2013

We stayed in the Allie's room at the Allie's Inn and we loved it. Nice food for breakfast and comfortable all round. Close to the metro which was great. Taxi's home at night were only $20 - great!!

A NYC weekend to remember!

5 on October 01, 2013

I took my girlfriend to NYC for her birthday and we stayed at Allie's for the weekend. The place was very easy to find and there was more than enough on street parking outside. We arrived late so our Innkeeper, Marilyn made sure we were able to check in with no problems! We stayed in the Garden View Room and it was great! Very clean and comfortable. The refrigerator was fully stocked for us with all our breakfast needs. Will definitely stay here again!!!

Fine place in Harlem

3.6 on August 12, 2013

Very nice accommodation in Harlem, very clean. The innkeeper was responsive to our needs. I would recommend Allie's Bed and Breakfast.

Fantastic Visit

5 on July 24, 2013

Allie's Inn was an excellent, clean affordable stay. Close to transit, and in a wonderful neighborhood. I will visit again for sure.


4.2 on June 26, 2013

Love the room. the bed is so comfortable and nice. there is sunlight in the room which makes it warm and fuzzy. The breakfast is great! she stuff everything when you check in ... yogurt, bread, cream cheese, OJ, Milk, Coffee, fruit, bagel ... All in all, it was great !


4.8 on June 11, 2013

It was very nice. We felt like home. We would come again.

March stay

4.0 on March 31, 2013

We were very impressed. The food was fresh and plentiful and gave us a good start to our day in the city. The room was clean and a nice size. We loved that we had a lot of privacy. We felt like it was our own house in the city. Feeling like we lived there and were at home was really nice. It was right by a subway entrance so it was very easy to get around! Only negative was a warm room temperature and no thermostat. But fixed with an open window!

Great stay in NYC

4.0 on March 14, 2013

The room was very comfortable and clean and very quiet. The continental breakfast food in the fridge was an excellent, unexpected compliment. The kitchen was a greàt option to have to make a meal as apposed to dinner at an expensive restaurant. It was incredibly convenient to be so close to the subway as well. We had a fantastic time in NYC and Allies Room had a big role in that!

Felt like a home away from home during the Holiday season

5 on January 01, 2013

Allie's Inn has a subway stop right around the corner, so getting anywhere near midtown is simple and easy. Room was clean and welcoming, and the neighborhood was very quiet. We were able to find free parking right out front, even during the holiday season. Overall, I highly recommend staying here.

Pleasantly Surprised

4.2 on December 30, 2012

Finding a hotel in the city isn't easy. When i found allies inn i was just praying it didn't have bed bugs. I went in and the room was spacious the bathroom was clean. The refrigerator had organic milk and produce!! I will definitely be staying here everytime I visit. Thank you allies inn for your gracious hospitality.

Caring and Generous Innkeeper!

5 on November 13, 2012

We had scheduled a stay at Allie's Inn and we were due to arrive just after Hurricane Sandy hit NYC. We decided to donate our room to those without power or water, and Marilyn, the Innkeeper, was completely understanding, as was Bed and Together they agreed to refund our money so we could make a cash donation to the organizations who were helping those in need. They were so agreeable and wonderful about helping out. We will definitely use and Allie's Inn again!

Perfect Respite from Hurricane Sandy

5 on November 05, 2012

My husband and I stayed at Allie's Inn during Hurricane Sandy as part of a trip we had been planning for over six months. When we arrived, the room was cleaner than clean and decorated perfectly. The fridge was stocked with healthy, organic, and top of the line breakfast items. We knew if we couldn't leave the room, we'd have plenty to eat! With a nice flat screen tv and several board games, we had plenty to do while the wind howled and the rain fell. The manager brought us candles, a flashlight and a bucket just in case we lost power. We appreciated feeling taken care of... The room and building were on the quiet side for New York City. The grocery, other stores, and subway station were just a block or two away. I couldn't have asked for a better stay in New York. Thank you to Allie's Inn's staff for all they did to make our stay comfortable and to help us feel taken care of during the storm. I would highly recommend Allie's Inn and hope that you visit soon!

excellent choice

5 on October 05, 2012

I stayed here while attending a conference in the West Village. It was very convenient to travel from this location (even the cab ride home on the weekend was only $30, which seemed like a steal in NYC). The accommodations were clean and quaint. The room was super quiet, even with the windows wide open. The food was terrific and there was a lot of it, and the bed was very comfortable. The only thing I would recommend is that if you are allergic to down, let them know since all the pillows were filled with down. Also, if you are vegan or gluten free, let them know since the breakfast, which comes in your fridge, included a lot of dairy and grain. It is also not a disability accessible property. The only sort of odd thing was other than being let in, I never saw another person, which did make it a little impersonal--but, I did not mind that at all. I would highly recommend this B&B to anyone who wants a clean, comfortable and worry-free stay.

Great Location, Very Handy

3.6 on September 23, 2012

This was our second visit to this B&B and found everything neat, organized, and practical. It was like having your own private bed-sit in the city.

good B&B

4.6 on September 20, 2012

We come, my boyfriend and me, for the first time at New-York for a trip and had choose this B&B like hotel. My first impression when we arrive in the room was : WOW ! Its clean, charming and big ! The Allies room is perfect for two persons ! The diversity of food for the continental breakfast is great too. If I come back in NYC, I come back here :) Thanks for the stay !

A pleasant stay, comfortable, clean and quiet

4.0 on September 12, 2012

We stayed at Allie's for 3 nights in August while moving our son to school from Wisconsin. Allies was listed on and was near his new neighborhood so we decided to try it out. The room we stayed in was essentially an efficiency apartment; not just a bedroom. Nice little kitchen with everything we needed, looks just like the pictures. Breakfast items left in fridge were fresh. Plenty for 2 people during our stay. Comfy bed, quiet area of town. Short walk from subway, also parked our car down the street a bit. May have to drive around block a couple of times to find a spot


5 on August 13, 2012

Spotless. Many amenities, including computer in room. Earl was extremely helpful and gracious.

Comfy and cozy

4.8 on July 26, 2012

My daughter and I stayed here while moving her into City College dorm for a summer program. Ms. Moulton and her staff were friendly and accomodating, allowing us to have a box shipped to the brownstone in advance and kindly allowing us to store luggage while we explored the city before our return flight. The room was comfortable and clean, breakfast items were fresh and plentiful. I will recommend Allie's Inn to friends and look forward to another stay in the future.

Allie's Inn Bed and Breakfast

4.2 on July 24, 2012

Romy Nordlinger booked this on my behalf and she exceeded herself this time. I liked the quietness (not easy to find in a big city). Everything clean and stylish. Plenty of breakfast foods & also other.Suggestions -- 1: needs sitall saucepan (boil egg or heat milk) 2: ease pressure on front door. Exterior rating "great."

Great place! We will be back if they will have us ;)

4.2 on June 26, 2012

I was a little hesitant to stay at this B and B because of the location but after spending a week in this part of Harlem I must say I fell in love with this part of NYC. Not a lot of fine dining close by. We we're coming from Atlanta so good luck impressing us with soul food, but we did go to the Apollo theatre and that was an AMAZING part of our trip! The subway is a block away and I felt safe between the subway and our temporary home. Since it's so close to the subway you can get anywhere within a reasonable amount of time. Once you are in the B and B and in you are in your room, you are locked down like a fortress. I really liked that aspect of the place. The food they provided us was adequate for the breakfast, everything was pretty healthy. We're healthy so that was cool. They gave us so much privacy we never even met the INN keeper to thank her. There's also a grocery store on down Frederick Douglas and a few convenient stores right around the corner should you need drinks and food. I think I'm coming back and when we do we'll bring some more folks and rent the other room. Very happy with our stay and we suggest you stay here if your looking for a safe affordable getaway to NYC!


4.2 on April 30, 2012

Very close to the Subway, good value, I was disappointed that the breakfast was merely a few items in the fridge to have in the morning, I am accustom to having someone prepare breakfast but regardless it was convenient and helped us save money

Lovely place!

5 on February 06, 2012

Unexpected elegance on 136th st. Beautiful room with classy amenities and services. Excellent kitchen, internet service, even board games. Innkeeper, Marilyn, extremely helpful. Highly recommended.

New York in November

4.0 on December 11, 2011

My husband selected Allie's Inn and at first I was hesitant about staying at a bed and breakfast in Harlem vs. a hotel in New York City. I was very pleasantly surprised. The room is spacious and nicely decorated and super clean. The breakfast food was plentiful and healthy. The subway is literally around the corner and the neighborhood is very safe. We had a wonderful stay.

A gem of a find in NYC

5 on November 21, 2011

I stayed at Allie's Inn Bed and Breakfast November 18-20 and it made the trip so enjoyable. I was visiting my son who recently moved to NYC and the kitchen made for a perfect early morning meeting place. From there we walked one block to the subway and were all over NYC in no time. The room was large and airy, lovely accommodations and a very nice assortment of breakfast items. Clean, quiet, safe, we had a wonderful weekend much of it due to these terrific accommodations. I will come back again and again!

A VERY nice place to stay

4.2 on November 14, 2011

I recently stayed here for a business trip and have to admit that for the price and location, the bed and breakfast was great! It was VERY clean and comfortable and surprisingly quiet. I would highly recommend

The ideal place for a stay in New York

4.2 on October 19, 2011

We had a stay of five nights planned to visit New York the first time. Our expectations were fully covered with this accommodation. The rooms are very clean and we received a warm welcome even we arrived at midnight. Fresh fruits and breakfast was available in the fridge. The studio is located in the first floor. The building is only two minutes far from a subway and its only 15 minutes to the centre. I definitely recommend this opportunity the stay in New York and would choose this once more for my next trip to NY. Katrin and Thomas from Germany


5 on October 05, 2011

My husband and I spent three nights at Allie's and it was perfect! The steps up to the top floor gave us our daily workout! :-) Organic juice and whole grain bread with fresh cream cheese and a selection of jams were in the refrig for our breakfast. Yum! The bed was very comfortable. A computer in the room allowed us to keep our laptop packed. The neighborhood people were friendly; and OMG there was a delicious Caribbean buffet down the street (not the best in looks but the food was outstanding and the service was very helpful)! Subway entrance around the corner and we were set! We visit NYC a couple times a year. We will definitely stay at Allie's again (and again and again)!

Best Inn Ever!

5 on August 16, 2011

This B&B is absolutely perfect. The rooms are meticulously clean, spacious and beautifully furnished. I greatly enjoyed my stay and the Marylin, the Inn Keeper, is outstanding. All rooms have a kitchenette - complete with a full fridge, gas stove, and appliances. My room also had a computer and work station. Everything from the bed, to the sheets, towels, cutlery, etc are 5-star. The location is also great - the inn is on a quiet and safe residential street steps away from the B & C trains, a 7 min walk from the 2 & 3 trains and many buses. I will definitely make sure my family and friends stay here when they come to NY to visit.

A wonderful, Affordable Get Away in Harlem

4.4 on July 25, 2011

My husband and I rented a room at Allie's Inn in July 2011. We were in town to explore the area north of central park and find an apartment in the city. The Inn was centrally located and well equipped for our needs. The full kitchen was a great asset that allowed us to make meals at home and save some money. The room was clean and well maintained with many of the amenities I would expect from a mainstream hotel. The caretaker, Marilyn, was friendly and accomodating. The best part was getting to feel as though you were living in the city, not just visiting the overcrowded tourists areas. Although close acess to the ABCD lines made downtown travel convenient. I would strongly reccomend this Inn for people looking to stay longer than a couple of days and in a less-explored but charming area of the city.

A cozy and comfortable lodging experince!

4.6 on June 01, 2011

This B&B is a quaint get-away, very close to the subway in a quiet neighborhood. The InnKeeper(s) were pleasant, attentive and accommodating. Our room was nicely set-up just as you see in the pictures. We were offered a healthy selection of breakfast items (english muffins, juices, cereals, yogurt, fruit tray, milk, coffee etc) for our fridge plus chocolate treats. The only downfalls were there was no microwave in our room and the delay in hot water for the shower. Other than that, this is an ideal and alternative spot to stay in if you want to avoid the hustle and bustle of Manhattan but still be close by. Highly recommend!

A very nice place in Harlem

4.0 on May 30, 2011

I had a very nice stay at Allie's Inn B&B. The room is clean, nice and quiet. The B&B is very well located for the metro (~1 bloc).

An oasis of calm in NYC

4.4 on May 01, 2011

My stay at Allie's has been outstanding. The Garden Room is tastefully decorated and very comfortable. The innkeeper responded promptly to all requests. It is close to public transportation and taxis are easily hailed at all hours of the day. Continental breakfast was very good. I would highly recommend this as a retreat while visiting NYC.

An Upscale Little Pad Uptown

5 on April 20, 2011

We really enjoyed our stay at Allie's. It was just what I was looking for, actually a townhouse studio apartment stocked with everything we needed and more than it was a bed and breakfast, and that was perfect. It felt like we were honorary Manhattanites. Half a block to the subway and a quick ride downtown on the "A" train from a spotlessly clean and luxuriously comfortable room with it's own kitchen. Three of us stayed for three nights very comfortably. We loved the selection of foods that we found in the fridge and the cabinets. And Harlem was a bounty of music, home-style cooking and Afro-Caribbean delights. I will definitely be at Allie's the next time I'm in New York.

a winter week in harlem

4.0 on March 12, 2011

Coming from France, we spent one week in this very nice and clean appartment: my 18year-old daughter and me.The bed is more than comfortable, the decor pleasant and Marylin , the innkeeper, does everything to make you feel fine in this place.You will not see her a lot, but she there, when you need her."Allie's Inn" is a place that we recommand;it is quite and save. Even though we were two women and we came back sometimes late in the evening (always by the subway,) we never had any problem. A tip:Try to go to the Apollo Theater in the 125th street; the "amateurs Night" is really funny!

A beautifully furnished and finished place but no hot water for shower.

3.4 on January 18, 2011

As stated, the room was great; however, there was no hot water for a shower. Also, I didn't know there were so many steps to climb with a 17 month old baby in tow.

Great going back to your comfortable room after a wearying day in the city

4.4 on December 11, 2010

Our room was very comfortable with everything you need (especially electronic devices and free wifi) The keeper welcome was great, she filled our fridge with anything we could need for breakfast. The area is safe and very quiet. We would definitely suggest it!

To share or not to share?

4.0 on November 27, 2010

We found this to be a real find for us. Our last B&B find became so popular that we can never get reservations. Here is quiet, well located for bus and metro. We walk a lot so finding restaurants was no problem.

Very nice place

4.8 on November 22, 2010

A very nice place to stay. Clean, enough space, nice breakfast, internet. The only thing - it is out of town.

Celan and comfortable

4.2 on November 08, 2010

I stayed two very pleasant days at Allie's. I found the room very clean and comfortable and the staff responsive and efficient. Although it is quite a way uptown, there is a subway stop just one street away. I would certainly stay again. Howard

Will stay here every time

4.8 on November 02, 2010

I spent 10 days in the B & B and I have nothing but great things to say. Beyond clean and very relaxing. It is the best place I have ever stayed on a trip and I will come back to Allie's without question.


4.8 on October 11, 2010

The accommodations were beautiful, the breakfast quite delicious... a wonderful experience.

Wonder Place to Stay

5 on October 11, 2010

Our family had a wonderful weekend at Allie's. We booked 2 rooms. What a breath of fresh air. We were able to walk to our favorite restaurant and even walked to Yankee stadium for a game. It was so relaxing. The beds are super, 2 great nights of sleep. We are absolutely coming back. Everything is there. Computer in each room. Great time in a quiet neighborhood. your stay will exceed your expectations. Kevin

Allie's Inn

5 on September 24, 2010

The room was clean, the food was organic and delicious. Had all the amenities of a home. The neighborhood was great, I was nervous at first in Harlem but it was amazing. I would/will come again.

A Cozy Corner of Manhattan

4.4 on September 22, 2010

This cozy inn at the park end of 136th St is a hidden treasure. Decorated with obvious care, well-equipped and comfortable, innkeeper Marilyn has created an oasis of calm in bustling Manhattan. Highly recommended.

Loved this great spot!

5 on September 21, 2010

What a delight it is to have discovered Allie's Inn! My room turned out to be a fabulous, well-appointed studio apartment fully equipped with a complete kitchen (abundantly stocked with yummy breakfast items!), a computer with wi-fi, AC, and a flat screen TV. My windows opened onto a lovely, leafy tree top view. The neighborhood was fun and eclectic, and the subway just steps from the front door. When I needed an item or two, they were promptly and cheerfully delivered. I would stay at Allie's again in an instant!

some what satisfied

2.4 on August 16, 2010

Stay was ok, Was disappointed in the breakfast side of bed and breakfast. Three of us were there 5 nights, we got 4 cherry yogurts, some bannana and grapes, a package of onion flavored bagels and black berry jam as our breakfast to last the entire stay. Didn't meet the standard of other B&B's we have stayed at. Maybe there are other rooms available, but I made the assumption that the photos were of the room(s) we were renting. The first 8 photos were of where we stayed. Don't know where the other pictures (interior and park) were taken. Perhaps there is another room in the brownstone which she rents? This was not clear in the advertising. Very convenient to subway. And the local eating establishments were great.

Very lovely place

3.6 on June 23, 2010

Very lovely apartment, well situated, about 20 mn from time square in subway.

One of NY's Best Kept Secrets

5 on June 02, 2010

Cute, cozy, clean, quaint, convenient. Wonderfully accommodating, fantastic innkeeper and sister, much better than average continental breakfast, and the most thoughtful touch of flowers and Godiva chocolates. Would definitely stay here again and will recommend to others.

Great Experience Spent in the Heart of NY

5 on May 26, 2010

I spent a joyful night at Allie's Inn yesterday. The location, setup, decor, serenity, service are all ONE OF A KIND! I woke up in the birds' singing!

Wow! Beleza! Obrigada!

5 on May 06, 2010

Luxurious. Classy. Homey. Light. Love. Compassion. Detailed. Attention. If looking for some place where you can feel at home, but with the certainty that you are away - this is it. Details that are sumputous: linens, bed, color, amenities, quiet. Close to transportation, CUNY, park. Peaceful.

One of the Best in Harlem

5 on April 20, 2010

Wonderful apt! Loved it! Definitely will recommend! Felt at home. Love all natural materials and healthy food! Would recommend. Full length mirror and microwave. Ceiling fan would be nice in between months.

Allie's B&B

4.0 on April 14, 2010

Classy building, clean, modern, with all the amenities, plus character.

Review of Alie's

2.8 on December 31, 2009

Very clean and comfortable. Did not see much of the hostess. The room was at the top of two very steep flights of stairs, so this room is not ideal for an older couple or persons with a handicap.

A Great Place to stay when visiting NYC

5 on December 05, 2009

We just spent two nights in the studio apartment at Allie's Inn. There were four of us and we had a great experience. The space is newly decorated and perfect for two - four people. We were met at the door by Sheila and given all the details we needed for a perfect stay. It is an easy subway ride to midtown and it is nice not to take your car any further into town. There is on- street parking which is a bit tricky for people like us (Vermonters) who are not used to altenate side parking each day, but moving the car each night to allow for the street sweepers made us feel like we belonged in the neighborhood. We will certainly return to Allie's Inn. Thank you Marilyn for a great stay.

Incredible Experience

4.0 on November 21, 2009

Spent my wedding night here and had a great time. Staff wasn't intrusive, space was beautiful, and would we would definitely stay again.

It's a real treat!

4.6 on November 02, 2009

We travelled to NYC with our nearly grown up children an stayed in marylin's studio for 8 nights with 4 persons. We felt very comfortable, the studio was newly decorated, good materials, very comfortable beds, very clean, bathroom all new and a fairly large walk in closet. The Kitchenette was just perfect - anything we needed. Marylin brought everything for breakfast we asked for every third day - real quality fruit and juice, cereals, milk, water etc. Room service during the stay will cost extra fee (25$) but is no problem - you tell the inn keeper the night before an she will organize the cleaning for the next day. The subway station is 3 minutes walking distance from the house, busses can be reached easily as well, so its no problem to go wherever you want in no time! We got an unlimited Metrocard for 7 days and got to love the tube! Restaurants are a few blocks to walk but its no problem. Nights are quiet as it is a residential area. We very much enjoyed our stay an would come again!

All you could ask for!

4.8 on September 30, 2009

We stayed in the studio apt. (a two flight walk-up), which was clean, new, & beautifully decorated with a designer's touch. Our innkeeper stocked the kitchen with fruit, bagels, milk, cereal, yogurt & a beautiful dessert. The room was large, quiet & comfortable. The subway is a block away & costs $2.25 for a ride into the city. We stayed out late & took a cab back to Harlem, which costs about $20 or $25. We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful brownstone.

Nice way to see NY City

3.8 on September 28, 2009

We stayed at this bed and breakfast for three nights. The room (studio apartment on the third floor) is very nice and the inn keeper, Marilyn, is very accomodating and helpful. We had a refrigerator full of breakfast food, including milk, strawberries and orange juice upon our arrival. She brought us additional food to start the third day. The apartment also had all of the necessary cooking supplies. The apartment is in a residential area and not walking distance to any city attractions. However, the subway is very close and we used that to get downtown each day ($2.25 each). There is also a city bus that runs 10 blocks south of the apartment that will get you to/from the airport for very low cost (also, $2.25). My only complaint is that I could not get internet access, but Marilyn let me use her computer to find what I was looking for. I would recommend this apartment for anyone looking for an economical way to see the City.

Allie's Inn Bed and Breakfast


  • Nightly Rate $175 - $325
  • Reviews (65) 4.4
  • Rooms 3
  • Accepts Gift Cards

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  • Phone 1-2126903813
  • Mobile 1-6462833068
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