Our 3-day stay at the Mount Morris House was the crowning act in a holiday that had to then consisted of the maiden voyage of Cunard's Queen Elizabeth, in company with the Queen Victoria, from Southampton, England to New York. From the outset Vasilis proved a most welcoming and gracious host, as did his partner Dimitri, for whom nothing was too much trouble. Our room overlooked the park on the first floor and was exquisitely perfect, from its beautiful, original wood panelling, its marble tiled bathroom, its 2 sofas and many comfortable chairs, lovely carpets and other antiques to its double bed, in its own luxuriously draped-off annex and with an almost indescribably comfortable mattress which somehow managed to combine the right degree of softness with suitable support. However, this was no museum as the room came equiped with WiFi broadband internet access plus state of the art HD flatscreen televsion and multi-channel cable.
Downstairs was equally delightful with a large lounge (where we forget to sign the visitors' book!) and separate dining room, both full of beautifully crafted antique furniture and other decorative items. Breafast was taken en famile around a large mahogany dining table and, unsurprisingly, was to the same high standard: lovely selections of fresh fruit, freshly made beverages and juices, and a daily treat - one day a lovely omelette and grilled bacon, another day smoked salmon and cream cheese with toasted bagels.
And, as others have noted, although situated off 120th Street in Harlem, these days this is a charming, entirely safe and friendly neighbourhood, overlooking Mount Morris Park itself yet surprisingly easy for both bus (immediately outside!) and subway (5 minutes walk away).
In finishing this review we might add that we travelled with 32 friends onboard the Queen Elizabeth, many of whom were also staying in town for a few days - but downtown in a variety of pupportedly 4 and even 5 star hotels. Mount Morris House beat all on size of room, value, comfort and welcome!
- 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