The Harbor House

1 Hylan Boulevard located in Staten Island, near, Staten Island, NY 10305 USA (Show map)


Call Us for specials...718-876-0056. At the Harbor House we'd like to offer you that spot-an alternative to crowds, noise and high prices of Manhattan hotels. Built circa. 1890 on the New York harbor at Penny Beach, Staten Island; the Harbor House Bed & Breakfast provides the best of both worlds. Harbor House is convenient to all major airports and is only a half and hour from the heart of Downtown Manhattan by car or by public transit. Yet despite the close proximity to all the marvels of the city that never sleeps, we are pleased to retain a quiet, relaxing atmosphere of escape where you can enjoy the special kind of laid-back easy living that is inspired in this unspoiled piece of country within the city. We at Harbor House are especially proud of the gentle, friendly atmosphere we provide in a charmingly appointed home. A master's touch is revealed in the details--a little bit elegant and a cheery dose of casual with a warmth, nostalgic not to the past. On arrival, you are greeted with warmth and friendliness and the voice of experience to guide in your exploration of New York City.



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  • Guest room3.9
  • Service4.3
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.1
  • Onsite Dining3.6

Best Bang for your Buck!

5 on May 26, 2016

My brother, nephew, husband & I stayed here this past Friday - Monday and it was wonderful! We used to live in NYC and my husband is a native New Yorker, so my brother & nephew asked us for a personal tour of NYC. And this was the perfect place to stay. It's quiet, has a wonderful porch, a park is next door, and it's on NY Harbor, so there are wonderful views. We even saw a freighter turn around. It's only a few minutes to the Staten Island Ferry and then you are in the most exciting city in the world! My husband and I stayed in the Manhattan room and loved it! The bed was comfortable, the bathroom was good, and the view was phenomenal! We will stay there again next time we are in the city. Initially my brother and nephew had the Madison room. When I booked the reservation, it had a bunk bed and a sink. When we arrived, the bunk bed had been replaced by a double bed. It was a tight fit for them. The Mr. Moe attempted to rectify the situation, but the first solution didn't work out well. But the next day when a better room was available, the he gave it to my brother & nephew. The room they were given was the Verrazano room! The best room! They were so happy! And the rates! You can't beat the rates! Best in NYC, unless you want to stay in a hostel or flop house!!! Next time we go to NYC, (assuming we don't stay with friends), this is where we will stay!

A wonderful place to arrive, when you are thousands of miles from home.

4.6 on September 30, 2015

What we expected when we arrived was a clean and serious location to stay. This was real but we felt very welcome. The special quality of the treatment by Moe was his real interest to make us feel comfortable in his kindly way. The house and area itself has the exclusive spirit of a place where stories arrive from the whole world and decide to get roots in Harbor Houses garden.

great place to stay in NYC

4.4 on April 29, 2015

We stayed at the homey Harbor House recently and were delighted by the views, convenience and especially by Mo, who was an exceptional host. It is convenient to the city by ferry and across the street is the Alice Austin House, a park, an exhibit of her home and her photography. We will stay there again and recommend it to friends who want a reasonably priced, comfortable and clean place to stay away from the noise of the city.


4.0 on January 04, 2015

We stayed at Harbor House in Sept of 2014, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay it was the perfect place to be after the hustle and bustle of the city. It was great to come home at night to the amazing view of the harbor. Moe's customer service was truly outstanding he went above and beyond. Thank you for making our stay in New York extra special. We would return anytime.

Great Value

4.4 on October 20, 2014

The Harbor House is a labor of love for the host, Moe. I highly recommend it for anyone visiting NYC (a free ferry ride away).

A great place to be when visiting New York

5 on September 30, 2014

The Harbor House is a great place to be when visting New York with a great view on NYC Skyline and Varrazano Narrows Bridge. Relax near the water on Staten Island. Good connection to South Manhattan via Bus and Staten Island Ferry. We really enjoyed our stay at Harbor House. Thanks to Moe who is a perfect host.

Fantastic little gem

4.4 on September 30, 2014

What a gem: unobstructed panoramic NYC views, located right on the water, clean and well-appointed rooms with plush sheets, towels, etc.; a wonderful host in Moe who even drove us back to the ferry one morning. The location is a 10-minute bus and five-minute walk, combined, from the ferry terminal. We walked all the way, about 25 minutes. Don't miss the Alice Austin historic house across the street. The only less than stellar thing is the modest breakfast selection, just cereal, toast, english muffins and bananas. They could be more varied in food selections. My wife and I used this as a getaway for a day from Manhattan, where we live.

Best value for money in New York

5 on August 20, 2014

This B and B has friendly and helpful staff as well as having great views of the Manhattan skyline.

Psst: great stay for the New York Marathon

4.2 on August 19, 2014

A short walk to the start of the NY Marathon made this a great place to stay before a long running tour of the five boroughs, with the budget-priced Vanderbilt room fine for two to share, plus helpful owners, fantastic views, and the wonderful free "cruises" on the State Island Ferry to and from Manhattan.

Great Harbor View, Friendly, accommodating Innkeeper

4.2 on September 15, 2013

Very nice property, Some rooms still in transition to "great". Comfortable, good area. Breakfast included eggs, sausage, fresh fruit, cereals, juice, milk. Will definitely stay here again.

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Rooms & Rates

The Staten Suite

The Staten Suite is our largest room boasting a two full-sized beds, two fireplaces, a deep Victorian tub and a full kitchen. It is on the main (first) floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $139 - $139

The Verrazano Suite

The Verrazano Suite is one of the two lovely suites on the second floor. It has a gorgeous view of the Verrazano Bridge and the Manhattan skyline. Up to four guests can stay comfortably in this suite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $109 - $129

The Manhattan

If you desire a private bath and a world class view, you could try the Manhattan. It is one of the two rooms on the third floor that has both. It is sized just right for two guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $99 - $119

The Brooklyn

For those on a budget, a room like the Brooklyn, located on the second floor, could be just what you are looking for. The fabulous canopy bed will sleep two and the shared bathroom is just one door away.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $79 - $89

The Vanderbilt

If you are traveling alone you might try the Vanderbilt. It has a set of twin bunk beds that are great for kids and students on a budget. It shares a bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $79 - $79

Liberty Suite

The Liberty Suite has an excellent view of the Statue of Liberty, Manhattan skyline and the Verrazano Bridge.The view of the open harbor is stunning as you look throught the window and watch both commercial and cruise ships enter or leave New York City.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $109 - $129

The Hudson Room

The Hudson Room gives a panoramic view of the surrounding harbor along with the Manhattan skyline, Verrazano Bridge and the Statue of Liberty. The hardwood floors gives the room the Victorian feel along with the queen-size bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $109 - $129

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Location Type

Oceanfront, Oceanview, Waterview


New York, NY (JFK-Kennedy) 25 miles

Directions to property:

See BBHost Page. Link above

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Beach, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Alice Austen House, Picnic area, Religious Services, Sports venue, University, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Private entrance, Telephone, VCR, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Coffee/Tea facilities, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Parking, Radio, TV, Walk to mass transit, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Canoeing, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 2 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking is allowed only on the exterior grounds.
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: One-night non-refundable deposit required on all reservations. We accept Bed and Breakfast gift-cards as well.
  • Cancellations: We require a one-night non-refundable deposit. 24-hour cancellation prior to check-in or you will be charged for the entire stay.



Naushad Mohammed

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

We are people friendly and welcome all our guests. If you need something, simply ask us and we will try our best to accommodate all your needs. We want our guest to feel at home....the home away from home feeling.

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Continental +

  • Time Served: 7:30 am to 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining room

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian