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Jumel Terrace Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #31 of 77 New York City B&B and Inns
Mineral Point, Wisconsin
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43 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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“A fun stay”
Reviewed 24 February 2009

I was traveling on my own, visiting some businesses in Harlem, and found this place to be conveniently located and a good value. My room was on the 2nd floor, and had just recently been opened as a guest room and was very pretty. The bathroom was nice, with a warming floor, which was cool, but no shower - only a clawfoot tub (but no stopper for the tub!) with a shower attachment (with no curtain so it was hard to use as a shower). For breakfast Kurt ran out and got a fresh crossaint, and made some excellent and very strong coffee, served in a window seat overlooking the street and with the New York Times. Kurt was very gracious when I arrived, greeting me on the street and helping me carry my bags up the two flights. I cannot say enough about how kind the family was. I would stay here again, even if I was here as a tourist, because the subway is close and the PARKING IS FREE. All in all, this was a pleasant, good value stay for people visiting New York City and wanting something different and more personal.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled on business
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Jumel, Owner. at Jumel Terrace Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 25 February 2009
A host is only as good as his guest and I've been blessed with good guests. Just to say, that big claw-foot tub has a stopper under the drain, closed by a toggle under the faucet. It's a rather antique arrangement in which one takes a bath, using the shower attachment to wash one's hair and rinse. Meant to be a luxury. I'll know to point this out next time.
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Reviewed 30 November 2008

The host Kurt Thometz is a person who really loves to help and to give good advices to his guestes. He knows Harlem and the history of the civil rights movement as well as the history of the black culture very well. He and his family are very friendly and open to all kind of questions. The apartment is quiet, well furnished, fully equipped kitchen and a lovely backyard garden belongs to it as well.
Thank you, Kurt.
It was a wonderful time staying with you.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2008, travelled solo
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Edinburgh
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Reviewed 25 October 2008

An exquisite, spacious and peaceful apartment located in a vibrant and historic area. The Thometz family is delightful, and we were made to feel incredibly welcome. The apartment is a stone's throw away from the subway - an easy and safe 15 minute trip from downtown Manhattan. It was wonderful to be able to retreat back there in the evenings. Kurt's enthusiasm for the city and for the Sugar Hill area is infectious, and he was incredibly kind in helping us plan our days and get the most from our trip. A big personal thank you to him for showing us around the Jumel Mansion! Highly recommend, and hope to return.

  • Stayed October 2008, travelled with family
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Property: Jumel Terrace Bed and Breakfast
Address: 426 W 160th St, New York City, NY 10032-5304
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your pied a terre on Sugar Hill. The secluded, book-lined, self-contained two/three bedroom garden apartment immerses you in Revolutionary history from the Battle of Harlem Heights through the jazz-age Renaissance to its vibrant present. The townhouse looks at the oldest house in Manhattan, the Morris-Jumel Mansion, George Washington’s headquarters for 1776′s Battle of New York and home to the infamous grand horizontal, Madame Eliza Jumel. At the time Duke Ellington dubbed the house “The Crown of Sugar Hill,” the immediate neighborhood was also home to W.E.B. DuBois, Paul Robeson, Count Basie, Lena Horne, Coleman Hawkins, Teddy Wilson, Andy Kirk, Don Redman, Canada Lee, Charles Alston, Dr. Kenneth Clark, Thurgood Marshall, and dozens of other Jazz Masters. The apartment, in what was an antiquarian bookshop specializing in those subjects, features full kitchen and bath (tub and shower, excellent pressure/hot water), a large bedroom with an antique double bed, a larger bedroom with a queen size, a sitting room with a single/daybed with desks, cable television, internet access, a/c, cassette tape & record players (plug in for MP3s), tape and LP libraries, and a full ornamental garden with a gas grill. Wine and dine al fresco on Sunday afternoons as the sounds of Marjorie Elliot’s Parlor Jazz waif from her nearby apartment. ... more   less 

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