The Harbor House

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

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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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Overall
4.1

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  • Guest room3.9
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.1
  • Onsite Dining3.6

Basic, clean B&B with wonderful service and location

4.6 on May 10, 2017

Always a wonder visit with Moe at the Harbor House. No, this is not the Aster, and if you are looking for plush, fancy with bells and whistles you should move on. The Harbor house is a basic, clean, friendly, courteous B&B. Moe, the host, will do anything for you, is gracious, and just a nice person to talk to. There is a wide assortment of rooms, some with private bathrooms, some with shared bathrooms. We’ve done both, and while a private bathroom is nice, we’ve never had an issue with the shared bathroom. Spacious rooms, dressers and closets for your clothing, lots of hot water for your shower, comfortable beds. What more do you need? There is an apartment unit on the 1st floor, with two beds, a livingroom and a full kitchen. There are even rooms with bunk beds, so you are good if you want to bring the kids and still have a bit of privacy for yourself. Breakfast consists of assorted cereals, bagels, English muffins, plenty of good coffee and an assortment of teas—just tell Moe when you want it, and it will be laid out for you in the dining room. We’ve always had great views of the Hudson river, and there is a short greenway right across the street. The inn is incredibly well located—a couple of blocks to the subway system that take you to right in to the Staten Island Ferry terminal, and boom you are right in lower Manhattan. The ferry ride provides some of the best, if not the best, views of lower Manhattan, so bring your camera. There is easy street parking, and we always park and leave the car right where it is for the entire stay. The Harbor House is also within easy walking distance to restaurants, convenience stores, and a D&D. Go, enjoy, and say hi to Moe for us! Moe, as always, thanks for a wonderful experience, and we’ll see you again.


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.


Outstanding

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.


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Rooms & Rates

King's Room

Retreat for one or two guests with king bed, cozy club chair and private bath. On 2nd floor. A/C, wifi, and Cable TV throughout the inn. No children under 12 in the 2nd floor rooms.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Queen's Room

Charming room for one or two guests with queen-sized bed, comfy wing chair and private bath. On 2nd floor. A/C, wifi and cable TV throughout inn. No children under 12 in the 2nd floor rooms.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Sleeping Bear Suite

The Sleeping Bear Suite is the largest space in the inn. The suite is updated for the 2016 season to include a cozy sitting area, a king bed, two club chairs convertible to comfortable twin beds, and a private bathroom. The 2nd floor suite, is limited to no more than 4 guests. In consideration of other guests no children under 12 upstairs. AC, wifi and Cable TV throughout the inn.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Twin's Room

Versatile and well-appointed room with twin beds -- or may be made up as king bed. One or two people only. Full bath, shared exclusively with Count's Room guests. On first floor. A/C, wifi and cable TV throughout the inn.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Good Harbor Suite

Spacious two room suite with private bath. Queen bed in bedroom; queen sleeper sofa in sitting room. Private entrance with private deck. One-four guests only. Given configuration, do not recommend for two couples. On first floor. A/C, wifi and cable TV throughout the inn.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Lane's Cottage

Queen bed in bedroom, day-bed w/trundle in living/TV room, private bath. Fully equipped kitchen, A/C, gas fireplace, charcoal grill & picnic table. Breakfast is not offered to cottage guests from the Bed & Breakfast. Small cottage with maximum four guests: one or two adults with one or two small children. Four adults is tight. For nightly rental of four nights or less, there is a surcharge of $25.00 per guest per stay for more than two guests in the cottage. Rentals of four nights or more require full payment in advance. Full payment for cottage stays is charged on May 15th for early reservations, or at the time the reservation is made for those booked after May 15th.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Dean's Cottage

Queen bed in loft, bunk beds in lower bedroom, private bath. Snuggle-in chairs and sofa in living room/TV area. Fully equipped kitchen, dining area, gas fireplace, A/C, charcoal grill & picnic table. Breakfast is not offered to cottage guests from the Bed & Breakfast. Larger cottage with maximum four (4) guests. For nightly rental of four nights or less, there is a surcharge of $25.00 per guest per stay for more than two guests in the cottage. Rentals of four nights or more require full payment in advance. Full payment for cottage stays is charged on May 15th for early reservations, or at the time the reservation is made for those booked after May 15th.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Twin's Room & Count's Room together

Reserve as a combination and use as a suite for up to four guests. Twin beds in the Twin's Room -- or may be made up as a king bed. Queen bed in the Count's Room. Exclusive full shared bath down. On first floor. A/C, wifi and cable TV throughout the inn.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

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Location

Location Type

Oceanfront, Oceanview, Waterview

Airport

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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Homestay

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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Policies

  • 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.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Naushad Mohammed

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

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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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Meals

Breakfast

Continental +

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Continental
We carry a continental breakfast only.


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