My daughter and I stayed in the Fox Suite for 3 nights and then I moved up to Guestroom 2 for 5 more nights on my own. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and found both rooms extremely comfortable and excellent value for the price. The rooms were clean and spacious. Both had coffee makers, refrigerators, microwaves, hairdryers, and phones (although the Fox Suite was newly renovated and the phone had not yet been hooked up during my stay but should be by now).
The Fox suite has a small deck overlooking the back gardens of the surrounding buildings--I could not use this during my visit since it was cold and snowy, but it would be a great feature for spring or summer. The bathroom was new, very clean and well fitted out. My only request, which I have passed on to Nick, was that it would be nice to put a desk and chair in the suite for people who need a place to work.
Guestroom 2 is large and bright and does have a desk and chair where I was able to work very comfortably. The two guestrooms share a bathroom--which was kept clean and well supplied with soap, shampoo and conditioner. I was there for 5 days and there was only one occasion when the occupants of the other room were in the bathroom at a time when I tried to use it. Otherwise, it was like having a private bath. People in this situation are almost always considerate, as I have found in Europe where shared baths are common.
Sam, the caretaker, was helpful and provided plenty of clean towels and also brought me a real glass wine glass at my request which I really appreciated.
The location is great--between Fifth and Madison, a few steps from Central Park Reservoir and an easy walk to the subway stop at 96th, the express line stop at 86th, the Metropolitan Museum and the Guggenheim. A number of excellent food markets and restaurants are easy walking distance too--try the apple cinnamon French toast at Sarabeths! I was always able to hail a cab on Madison in a matter of a minute or two.
By the way, I have read other reviews complaining about mice here--I saw no evidence of mice, droppings, or mice traps, but even if someone saw or heard a mouse, this is a silly thing to worry about! Anyone who has lived in old buidlings or in the country knows that the occasional mouse is just a fact of life.
This is a lovely historic old brownstone buidling that was a pleasure to come back to from my outings into the city.
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