This is a really unusual and beautiful place to stay - we found it a good base for our 4 day visit to NYC and not too far out when we'd been to Brooklyn or downtown. We always found taxis on the street and could have taken the bus or express subway easily. The limo at 5am on our last day was early and reliable, and well organised by the host, Pete, who was up at 5 to see us off.
We were on the top floor - the 1,500 sq ft apartment - as a family of 4. The single bathroom can cause queues and, as we knew, there is no privacy - though there are some beautiful antique screens. The a/c kept up, when left on 24/24. The beds are super comfortable and the linen is wonderful. There are plenty of towels and the daily cleaner did a great job. It was very very quiet - compared with mid/down town this could be a real plus. The area felt perfectly safe, we walked round the corner to the local restaurants at night. The loft can be used as self catering as the kitchen is modern - but the washer/dryer were not connected and we had to fix the DVD/TV to make them play...
Be aware that there's no elevator and this is on the 4th floor - two strong teenagers required to get the luggage up all those floors! and Pete (the host's brother) did help.
Breakfast was a bit disappointing compared with other visitors' reports, possibly because the owner was out of town. There are no phones in the room and the wireless does not reach the top floor, so we had to traipse downstairs to use wireless access. The best way to reach the host/owner was to ring the front door bell! The phone number given with the strict instructions to call ahead of time was not monitored/answered - we left several messages, then gave up and drove straight there; luckily Pete was there to let us in, but we had had some worrying moments.
Be aware that the owners demand cash up front - no credit cards - which meant we had to take Travellers Cheques (remember those?) - other B&Bs we visited on this trip took a deposit but then took a CC at the end of the visit.
Overall, it's a lovely place to stay
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Treat yourself to spacious, quiet, luxurious b&b style accommodations in a splendid Manhattan townhouse. We invite you to stay in our large bedroom suites and make yourself at home in this historic New York residence. Minutes away from Downtown Manhattan, you can experience the hustle and bustle of the City and have a peaceful and quiet place to rest in the evening.All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, pillow-top beds, plasma HDTV television, radio and alarm clocks, WiFi, hair dryers, iron and iron-board and maid service. Quiet and sunny, with great vistas of Mount Morris Park and resident proprietors who are always ready to share their knowledge of New York life, Mount Morris House offers its guests an unforgettable experience of luxurious b&b style accommodation and personal care in the heart of New York at reasonable cost. Now offering our economy comfort private bedrooms with shared bathroom. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mount Morris House Hotel New York City