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Review of San Fermin B&B

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San Fermin B&B
Ranked #1 of 74 New York City B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Mt Marshall
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The best place to stay in New York!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

I discovered San Fermin B&B on tripadvisor and even though I was concerned at first at staying in Harlem - I decided to listen to all the excellent reviews that this place had received on tripadvisor. Best decision I had made. All the reviews are correct and you won't be disappointed. The apartment was very clean, chic and the neighbourhood was very quiet and safe and so close to midtown using the subway which was only about a 2 min walk away. Bernado and his wife Maite are simply the best hosts. On the morning after we booked in Bernado personally took us down to the subway to help us purchase our weekly metro pass and then explained the subway. Also every morning they were on hand to help plan our day with really helpful ideas and places to see and eat. Maite, a fellow photographer gave me so much helpful advice as to the best places to photograph this amazing city. Don't look any further just stay here - we will again. Thank you Bernado and Maite!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank LeanneKanowski
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Ruston, Louisiana
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69 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

We just retuned from a five night trip to New York. We stayed at the San Fermin Apartments based on Trip Advisor reviews. We, my wife and her cousin, were not disappointed. Bernardo was extremely knowledgeable of the city and so very helpful in all aspects of our trip. We were initially somewhat concerned about the area, but everybody we interacted with were very polite and seemed to go out of their way to see if they could be of any assistance whether it was helping with our luggage up or down stairs or providing directions. Our accommodations were clean and nice. Being uptown was only a short subway ride away from all the locations we wished to visit. I liked going home to a location that was away from the tourist sights. We are currently talking about another trip to New York and plan to stay again with Bernardo at the San Fermin Apartments.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank osimajorusaf
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Curran
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014 via mobile

This was great for one reason..
Bernardo...the owner....so helpful...kind and generous....close to 145th subway....and with his help we learned to get around and had a blast in NYC...going back next year and bringing my boys....

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Jane L
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2013

We spend a week in NY and stayed San Fermin B&B in Harlem. A very good place to stay, not far away from the Metro. The apartment has been perfect and very clean. Bernado ist freindly and gave us very good hints where to go or to eat. So next time i will come back.

Room Tip: We had two Bedrooms a small kitchen and big bathroom on 3rd floor. It is very good for 4 peoples
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ghsommer S
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Austin, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013

Here's the backstory of how we came across San Fermin B&B: My fiance and I originally booked a room (a completely separate and unrelated to San Fermin B&B) in NYC to attend her graduation at Columbia University. Excited and prepared for travels, we made final calls to confirm arrangements. Low and behold (sound the horns....dun dun duuuuunn!)....We had the misfortune of being scammed and left hanging with less than 24 hours to locate a place to stay. It was 10:00 am on a Sunday with a departure time of Monday morning at 6:00 am from Austin, Texas. After searching and contacting several hotels, bed and breakfasts, hostels that were reasonably priced for the extended stay of 4 nights...we found San Fermin.

Bernado and Maite exemplify and set the standard for kindred, generous and compassionate hosts. Within an hour of phone calls (he gave me his direct cell phone number.....10 digits...not an office line....a cell phone), texts and emails that included information about rates, length of stay, photos of each room and location, we were set. Aware of our reservations to provide payment information over the phone, Bernado asked us to pay when we arrived.....and after seeing the apartment.

***Insert angelic harmony*** We were greeted with warm welcomes, handshakes...in English and Spanish. And....we got more than what we were seeking. A full apartment unit: One-bed room with A/C, closet with more than sufficient storage for all our items, kitchen, fully-furnished living room, and a bathroom with running hot water. The apartment was quiet, clean, accessible, comfortable for two individuals and a very beautifuly modern space (the photos of the apartments are very accurate). We realized we had overpacked when noticing that the bathroom included shampoo, conditioner, towels etc. The location was great too. We were able to access subway trains just a few blocks away, a quick cab ride to and from Columbia University, and good food in the surrounding community. Note: it is located in a beautiful community in Harlem with a lot of great and friendly people who congratulated my wonderful fiance on her recent commencement from Columbia.

Which brings me to Maite, a talented and kind photographer. I curiously enjoyed observing photos of New York in the stairway and around the apartment unit. We were very pleased to hear who Maite was and, after meeting her, she asked if she could take a few photos of my fiance prior to the graduation. The photos were great and nice keepsake to remind us of Bernado and Maite's hospitality and generosity.

This may sound overdramatic, but San Fermin B&B was a saintly and timely recue. Bernardo and Maite saved a big day for us. Thank you. We highly recommend it to anyone. And we certainly have found our place to stay for future visits to NYC.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Jesse S
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Helsinki
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28 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2013

This was our first trip to New York, and when planning the trip we realised the price level of hotels and b&b's very soon which is 2x higher than in London, and 3x higher than in smaller cities.

San Fermin is a very good option for the price even it is located in Harlem, away from most of the tourist attractions. Public transportation is good and fast.

I am aware that all the previous users have given five or four stars to this place, and I am the first one to give three. Sorry! It is clean, yes, friendly, yes, reasonably priced for New York, yes.

On the downside, our apartment upstairs was directly connected to the public staircase without a proper wall, and we were very much aware that our voices could be heard all over the place.

Some additional pieces of furniture in the rooms could be nice, an armchair for example.

The fee was paid in cash, and (we are getting used to this in America) we did not receive any receipt for the payment. For Northern Europeans this is always a bad sign.

As I do not have experience in other New York b&b's, it could very well be that it was excellent alternative for this city but ordinary elsewhere.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank Turo50
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londra
Level Contributor
44 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank gufoLondra
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Property: 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 74 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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San Fermin Hotel New York City

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