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“A Cozy Place to Stay in Manhattan” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sugar Hill Harlem Inn

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Sugar Hill Harlem Inn
Ranked #33 of 74 New York City B&B and Inns
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“A Cozy Place to Stay in Manhattan”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

It is an absolutely cozy and place to stay, especially if you are looking for a place with some sort of tranquility in the crazy Manhattan. They offer nice breakfast daily, and if you prefer cooking by yourself, there is also a few available kitchens for you to use.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Sassuolo, Italy
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146 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

This is more a B&B, or a community house, but very safe, clean and friendly. The wiiFi is not excellent, but accomodations and rooms are very nice and large, something difficult to find in NYC. We had the 3rd floor Room, and the mid-underground one, close to the kitchen, both evevn too large for only 3 people. The second room was without shower, and the only problem was to organize for the turning in the main room at the 3rd floor (boring). Anyway, Metro is so close, and well served. Perfect the use of the kitchen and the rear terrace, to share with all other rooms'occupants.
Anyway, a place to go!

Room Tip: The top floor one, Big Mama's is the best, with shower and bathroom
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Gian Carlo C
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Aalst, Belgium
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86 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

We booked the room last minute because we wanted to extend our stay in NY in Harlem. We got Big Mama's Room on the top floor. Nice and spacious room with everything you need.
The bed was a little soft to our taste, but you cannot discuss this of course. Bathroom was big and clean and had a nice vintage look. The whole building is just fantastic. It's got a special feel, hard to describe. You have to see for yourself.
Jeremy, the owner, was very helpful and got us on track to discover Harlem. He gave us some valuable info on the real Little Italy in the Bronx. We had an excellent dinner in Arthur Avenue thanks to him :-) We also ended up in a pretty cool bar just around the corner. A good tip!
The introduction mail we got from Jeremy was already a very good start. He explains a lot of stuff in a simple and funny way. Very different from the impersonal style of a lot of other big hotels or B&B's. Liked it.
This place is not a place for shiny happy people or perfectionists. Book this B&B if you want a different and authentic experience in Harlem Heights. You will love it !

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Sven V
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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

We really enjoyed our stay, July 21-24, 2013. Marion's room was great for myself, my wife, our 3 teen-aged boys, and golden retriever. Being in the Convent Ave location had a benefit in being very near the 147th St entrance to the 145th St Subway Stn.
The properties are beautiful, and practical with shared kitchen area, and very convenient to good Harlem restaurants that Jeremy recommended (Tonali and Covo); as well as convenient to the subway (15mins to 72nd st and Central Park ).
We felt completely safe at all times in Harlem, returning by Subway at 10pm, and walking back from restaurants between 11pm and midnight.
Jeremy had great and very practical advice, on ways to see NYC sights without spending 3 hours lined-up, and $100, at every turn. As well as for some shopping desires for my kids.

Room Tip: Trust the proprietor, Jeremy.
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Green Features: Good examples of the usual things (For example, re-use of towels during stay), plus bikes for daily rental, recycling with good instructions in kitchen area, solar panel(s) mentioned. Proprietor also gives good advice for walking and using all modes of NYC transit.
  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Keith C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013 via mobile

My sister and I stayed here on our first ever trip to New York. We loved the idea of staying off the beaten track, but having access to easy transportation and feeling safe and clean! Sugar Hill Harlem Inn delivered.

Our room was on the top floor, Big Mama's room, and we purposely chose that room to avoid the creaky staircase waking us up at night! There are stairs to climb for every room so be prepared for that. Everything was clean in the room and the house in general, as well as the neighbourhood.

The subway station has two major lines but it is a few blocks away. The walk is minimal, but be prepared for a hill on the way back from the subway station!

It was very hot and humid while we stayed here and we were so
happy that the air conditioner in the room worked very well.

Two things that caused us to dock points were the Internet and our breakfast. Other reviewers had mentioned the owner's predilection towards quote serious breakfast table talk and we found the experience quite awkward. He was very helpful at showing us the subway map and also gave us many local things and places to do and see and eat at. He also let us use his printer to print some passes to a tourist spot on the city.

The Internet did not work very well, and that was very frustrating for us. It would be a consideration against staying here again, but otherwise we really enjoyed our stay!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank CanadianDragonfly
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Örebro
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013

If you are looking for a place full of character and charm, this is the place to stay. Nice and clean and the owner is really helpful. The location is good as well, if you do not mind taking the train downtown. It is only a short train ride with the A-train. The area feels quite safe as well, we never felt unsafe in the immediate neighborhood. On Sundays, you can attend the service at one of the nearby churches, an experience not to be missed!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Anneli M
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2013

Can't say anything negative about our experience... from check in to check out. The staff was exemplary and the room was very spacious and tastefully decorated. Our room had its own walk out patio which was very handy. The "pet friendly' option was a great addition. The Inn is conveniently located within walking distance of the subway and only a 20 minute subway ride to Times Square. For the value in relation to the amenities and location, this Inn is a definite to consider. Having the ability to retreat to a nice, quiet location after a busy day in Manhattan is a great end to any traveller's day. Many thanks and highest regards! Two thumbs up!!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Dee G
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Additional Information about Sugar Hill Harlem Inn

Property: Sugar Hill Harlem Inn
Address: 460 W 141st St, (between Amsterdam Ave and Convent Ave), New York City, NY 10031-6234
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Harlem
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 74 B&Bs / Inns in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Sugar Hill Harlem Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience a piece of American History. From the forgotten Weckquasgeek Tribe, to the first middle class families that moved to this block in 1906 to the Harlem Renaissance. Since 2007, we have been using solar power at Sugar Hill Harlem Inn. In 2008 we won best of Bed and Breakfast.com awards. In 2008 we expanded. We have another building that we rent out to large groups. We have 10 rooms each with private bathrooms. ... more   less 
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