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San Fermin B&B
Ranked #1 of 79 New York City B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 December 2013

My husband and I recently stayed at this beautiful Apartment and had a truly fantastic time there.
Perfectly located in a very cool area (Harlem – Sugar Hill), stimulating and very safe, with little traffic and nice little shops.
This apartment was absolutely perfect: good size, second floor (no lift), clean modern, attractive décor, well maintained and well equipped. We only use the kitchen facilities for breakfast but it was well appointed.
Heating was flawless, the bedroom was modern and a truly heavenly shower system helped relax after a day out.
Bernardo made us feel very welcomed and relaxed. He was the best host ever, he made sure we had everything we needed. He even gave us maps of NY and suggested places to visit.

I would highly recommend staying at San Fermin Apartment and we look forward to our next visit
Alessandra &William

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank gufoLondra
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

We booked San Fermin as its reviews on Trip Adviser were better than some of the 5 star New York hotels.

Bernardo and Maite were perfect hosts for our first trip to New York. Bernardo met us following our arrival at San Fermin and carried our cases to room 1a which was exactly as described on their website and met our expectations. We explained to Bernardo that we had an itinerary for our trip and after we settled in he explained how to purchase subway tickets and navigate the subway system.

Bernardo was available every morning to give guidance on which subway train to catch and which station to get off at for the venue we were visiting that day. His knowledge of New York is vast and he also gave us a map of the city and directions how to get there. On our “free days”, he gave us information about sites to visit which are not well known to tourists. Throughout our stay, Bernardo checked if everything was OK with our apartment and if there was anything else he could do for us.

Early one morning we left for a trip to Philadelphia and hadn’t had time to wash up. When we returned back to the apartment late at night, it was a pleasant surprise to find the washing up had been done.

Essentials such as coffee, tea, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, hand wash, washing up liquid and kitchen/toilet rolls were provided. The local stores are open “all hours” to purchase an array of food and other necessities as needed.

At the end of our stay, our flight home wasn’t until the evening. Bernardo kept our cases safely for us until departure and arranged a taxi to take us to the airport.

Our stay in San Fermin apartments could not have been better. We highly recommend it and would stay there again if we return to New York.

Room Tip: 1a is a quiet room located at the rear of the property overlooking the garden.
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Geoff S
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

We had a memorable stay in this wonderful private guest house in Harlem, New York. Bernardo and his wife (photographer) were attentive hosts and we enjoyed staying with them very much for 7 days. The place has a lot of flair and if you are looking for an accommodation with atmosphere in a very busy city, this is a perfect choice. Bernardo is most helpful in identifying and recommending nice restaurants and places to see aside the usual New York itinerary.

Although San Fermin is located uptown near 145th street, the subway or the bus (150m around the corner) makes it easy to travel around. The area is safe and cool.

We look forward to coming back.

Christian & Christina

Room Tip: They are all good. We stayed in 2 A on the upper floor.
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank neuss1970
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

Nicely furnished, well-maintained, comfortable. It's remarkably quiet, on a side street but just a minutes walk from restaurants and other businesses in Hamilton Heights, and from the A Train to anywhere in New York. Bernardo is ready with whatever assistance you need. We'll definitely stay again next trip to New York.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
3  Thank Mike M
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

We stayed with Bernado for a week in November and we couldn't have been happier. The apartment was palacial for NY standards (hotel rooms and apartments are minuscule in downtown) and very modern. The shower in the bathroom was amazing! The bed was very comfy and the little kitchenette and living room were a godsend at the beginning and end of busy days.

Location wise, Bernardo's apartment is fantastic. The subway blue line station is just around the corner and there are a couple of fantastic restaurants within walking distance. Harlem is a lovely neighborhood and it feels like a real community. It is incredibly safe. Even when walking around the streets and using the subway late at night. Ignore those who are incredulous when you say you are staying in Harlem - it has changed a great deal since the '70s!

Bernardo is a fabulous host and provides great advice on interesting, off-the-beaten-track activities and sights in NY. He is incredibly welcoming and knowledgeable.

5 stars all round!!

  • Stayed: November 2013
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3  Thank Peita D
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

Thank heavens for San Fermin. I enjoyed another great stay for 4 nights.
Bernardo, the owner, has a thorough tour-guide's knowledge of Manhattan. This is a great onsite resource and a quick early morning chat supplemented my daily itinerary in ways I had not found in travel-guides (I would never have gone to Stone St en route to Staten Is. ferry).
The accommodation and the immediate area has everything I hope for: Harlem is safe, quiet, secure and convenient. The nearby subway takes you to Colombus Circle on the express train in 2 stops and 10 minutes. You still get people who say they'd never stay in Harlem but this is ignorance masquerading as local knowledge. I find the same dumb people usually don't know that Harlem is in Manhattan and don't know that Manhattan is an island. I look forward very much to another stay sometime I the future....

Room Tip: I think one is as good as the other, as far as I can see!
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank DbleDee
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

We were told harlem was dangerous! we found a beautiful neighbourhood, nice old houses in dutch style and friendly people. We came home late at night with the metro and never got a problem!
We stayed at the third floor, we had a nice double bed room plus a dining room with kitchen with a large confortable double bed and a spacious bathroom!
The apartment is spacious, confortable, light, clean and full confort!
But, most of all, Bernardo is so friendly and helpful! he can advise you about everything in NY: from shopping to art, from food to music...and if he does not know something he will find out!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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4  Thank chiara c
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Additional Information about San Fermin B&B

Address: 195 Edgecombe Ave, New York City, NY 10030-1142
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > Harlem
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 79 B&Bs / Inns in New York City
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are located in Harlem's Sugar Hill district in Uper Manhattan a safe and nice neighborhood, in a classic, early 20th-century New York City townhouse built in 1910 with original details. It is a few steps from the Subway station, where you are only 12 minutes from midtown Manhattan (Times Square ) and 2 stops from Central Park.A and D Express Train 24 hours.Subway Transportation from the Airport to our place with the A train. Neighborhood Services: Supermarket,pharmacy,laundry, nice restaurants,coffee places, Jazz Clubs, Gospel Music and much more. ... more   less 
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