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“A wonderful place to return to each night.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The West Townhouse

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The West Townhouse
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Brisbane Aus
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224 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“A wonderful place to return to each night.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2012

We enjoyed our recent 6 night stay at Monica and Larry's brownstone on the UWS. 2 blocks from Central Park and 1 block in the other direction to the subway it is a perfect location for a NY visit.
Monica went out of her way to ensure that we were comfortable and well informed of the local shops and necessary details. The room was well appointed and met all our needs during our stay. Fresh fruit and flowers were a nice welcoming touch.
We have no hesitation in recommending the West Townhouse as the perfect spot. The next time we visit we will request a suite rather than a studio as we like our bed to be separate from the living area.

Room Tip: The suites are bigger than the studio.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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adelaide
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

My wife and I stayed here for 6 nights, and loved every minute. The place is beautiful - very spacious, original artworks, high ceilings and a great kitchen. The bathroom, although small, was everything you needed and very clean. We could not fault the place in any way.

Monica took extremely good care of us, and was able to help us with information such as public transportation which we really appreciated. Her customer service was exceptional.

Finally the area is perfect. It felt a little more residential however still offered a variety of shopping and eateries nearby, and was only two blocks from central park which was awesome. We caught the subway everywhere even late at night and always felt safe.

Would highly recommend and the price is very competitive especially for what you get - I have heard of other friends paying more for hotel rooms which are cramped and very small.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2011

My wife and I recently stayed for one week in a studio apt. Our studio (No 6) was a delight: spacious living/sleeping area with a luxuriously comfortable bed, adequate kitchen and stylish (albeit compact) bathroom. The whole ambience was enhanced by the inclusion of flowers and fresh fruit The whole place was scrupulously clean throughout. Monica is a charming hostess who spent an inordinate amount of time advising us on the delights of the area with a great many suggestions fore eating, drinking, shopping etc. all of which proved to be spot on. We loved the upper west side which had far more to offer than we had imagined prior to our stay. Central Park makes a great back yard.
Hola, Monica and Larry!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2011

As an ex-New Yorker, who still loves New York, staying here was glorious! Right in my old 'hood, of the Upper West Side, and within a block of a great yoga place, I couldn't have been happier. The darling couple who own this brownstone, have turned apartments into long-stay rentals, and it's great. Full kitchen, nice bathroom, lots of space. Elegant, classy and clean. I stayed in the basement front, and maybe next time I'll choose a back unit... not quite so close to the street. It is after all, Manhattan! And it's a busy. But if you need quiet, go to Yosemite, yes? Close to Central Park, I've enjoyed the October weather and walked to the Met, and Museum of NY City - And that's what NY is to me... walking a being with my fellow New Yorkers! Nothing more entertaining!

Room Tip: I think the ones in the back and higher up?
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2011

My boyfriend I I spent an amazing 7 night at the West Townhouse and I can safely say that you will not find a better place to stay in New York. We stayed in Suit 2 which with it wrought iron bed, full sized kitchen and adorable living area with fresh cut flowers and fresh fruit made us fell completely at home. The building is in a beautiful tree lined street on the upper west side, within close walking distance to central park, great restaurants and great shops. Larry and Monica made the booking process easy and Larry organised airport transfers for us and met us at the front door to welcome us. He has a wealth of knowledge about the local area and was happy to point us in the right direction. I will be returning to this great townhouse next time I am in NYC and would recommend to anyone you is looking for self catering accommodation. What a PERFECT place to stay

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Yorkshire UK
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2011

My partner and I spent four nights at The West Townhouse in March to run the New York Half Marathon. The apartment was great - quiet, well-equipped, nicely decorated and very clean. It is located in a very safe area with plenty of facilities in close proximity, including Central Park, which was perfect for running and for the start of the NY Half! It was lovely coming back to this area after visiting the more frenetic central parts of New York as it felt like an oasis of calm but still full of character. Would not hesitate to recommend and could not imagine staying anywhere else in NY that would be as nice!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Surrey, B.C.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2010

We have stayed in many B&B's and self-catering apartments in many countries, and this is one of the good ones. We stayed in 4F, a big, bright, nicely decorated room with exposed brick walls, personal touches (like the orchid on the dresser), high ceilings and windows on the street. The bed was very comfortable, the bathroom sparkling clean, with white subway tiles, and high quality fixtures. The kitchen allowed us to have breakfast "at home" and some dinners as well.

Great tourist location ... Central Park and the Museum of Natural History (a must-see) are a few blocks away. The subway is a short walk away, and gets you to Times Square and all other points of interest in minutes . At the same time, this is a family neighborhood with a good mix of delis, grocery stores and restaurants, providing a respite from the tourist clamour and a good place to relax at the end of the day. Try Celeste Restaurant, a block south on Amsterdam, for great Italian food ... we went there twice in one week.

If you are self-sufficient, like B&B's and the experience of living like the locals, this place is for you. It provides excellent value for the budget conscious traveller. If you need bellhops, someone to make the bed and clean towels every day, it's not ... go to a hotel.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: The West Townhouse
Address: West 85th Street & Amsterdam Avenue, Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York City, NY 10024
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Upper West Side , Manhattan
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Ranked #11 of 163 Speciality Lodging in New York City
Number of rooms: 3
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