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“Perfect Brooklyn Retreat!”

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The Blue Porch Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #9 of 55 Brooklyn B&B and Inns
Arlington Virginia
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35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Perfect Brooklyn Retreat!”
Reviewed 9 December 2012

The Blue Porch Bed and Breakfast is the perfect Brooklyn Retreat. We stayed with Trudy and Paul during a hectic weekend delivering some antique furniture to our daughter who relocated to this lovely Brooklyn neighborhood just a few weeks earlier. The Blue Porch B&B is simply charming and within easy walking distance to fabulous restaurants and the subway if you wish to visit anywhere in the city. Brooklyn has it's own unique charms, cultural events and sites, but it is not so far off the beaten path that you can't easily get to Manhattan and see the sites, too. What is great about Trudy and Paul's B&B is that you feel like you have returned home after all the busy events you choose throughout the day. And, don't be disarmed by their reference to a "continental breakfast". That sometimes means you are on your own with a box of cereal.....Not here! Trudy is a fabulous cook and in addition to the fresh fruits, yogurt, cheeses, artisan breads and preserves, and oatmeal, she makes a mean blueberry cornbread and breakfast biscuits. You will not be disappointed! We will be back!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 December 2012

My husband and I recently stayed in the Blue Porch for 3 nights. It was right after the hurricane and even though Trudy & Paul must have had a particularly stressful week in the run up to our stay they were excellent hosts and made us feel right at home.
The breakfasts are delicious and they're more than happy to help out with maps and recommendations for the local area.
Both Trudy and Paul are interested and interesting, we would definitely stay there again and recommend to anyone looking for a more homely NYC stay.
The room we had was a great size and way more than we could have afforded if staying at a bland hotel in the city.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 October 2012

We recently stayed with Trudy and Paul for 6 nights. They are the ultimate New York ambassadors, from Trudy's breakfasts which were a work of art to their advice on local restaurants events and local knowledge. Paul would magically appear each morning with maps and information for us. Staying with Trudy and Paul was a highlight of our trip. The area is peaceful, pretty and very easy to access by subway. Why would you stay in a hotel when you could stay here?

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 October 2012

This was our first trip to New York and we were ever so grateful that we chose Trudy & Pauls excellent Bed and breakfast instead of choosing an anonymous hotel in downtown Manhattan. Everything was exactly as described below: the wonderful room and the outstanding breakfast - nothing more to add. Manhattan was easily reachable by express metro b and local train q. But also the direct neighbourhood and Brooklyn itself are really worth seeing. Your hospitality really made the difference to our trip, as well as your insights to the cities places. Thanks to the music at breakfasts we finally ended up listening to a concert in Avery Fisher Hall :). Thanks so much, we hope to come back! We wish you all the best and all future guests a wonderful stay at the Blue Porch B&B

Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 14 October 2012

Our gracous hosts Paul & Trudy gave us a most memorable New York / Brooklyn visit that we will not forget.The delectable breakfasts and directions given to us daily during our stay were most helpful to getting us around. Their beautifully kept victorian home is a bit squeaky and a little crooked adding to its charm and antiquity and we loved the the old well used brissled broom in the front blue porch.
John & Helen.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 30 September 2012

I stayed at The Blue Porch B&B for 8 nights, and can only echo other reviews and recommend it without hesitation. The accommodation is superb, spacious and very comfortable. Breakfasts are generous and delicious, and Trudy and Paul are wonderful hosts. The subway is very close to the B&B and I walked there and back, on my own, at all times of the day / night. Manhattan (midtown) is approximately 30-40minutes - extremely convenient. Paul's 'off the beaten track' recommendations are real gems. Nothing is too much trouble for Trudy and Paul - they went out of their way to make my holiday memorable and special.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Vienna
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Reviewed 31 August 2012

Ah, what can I say. Go there. Stay there. Have a great time. If you want an unpersonal corporate anonymous hotel in uptown Manhattan, you will be bitterly disappointed here ;-)

It's a lovely, peaceful yet mixed area with good amenties. Subway literally 5 minutes away.

As others have written, our room was very roomy, clean and the bathroom first-rate. And the breakfasts the stuff of legends.

Note to Europeans: B&B in the USA is more of an upmarket thing than e.g. in the UK. And it's worth every penny.

Thank you Trudy and Paul for a marvellous welcome and a great start to our holiday!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Blue Porch Bed and Breakfast

Property: The Blue Porch Bed and Breakfast
Address: 15 DeKoven Court, Brooklyn, NY 11230-1707
Region: United States > New York > Brooklyn
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Brooklyn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Blue Porch Bed and Breakfast is owner occupied and run in a home built in 1904 in Victorian Brooklyn. Our two bright and airy guestrooms are located on the second floor. The bathroom is private for you and your party, whether you choose one or both bedrooms. One of our guests said it best: Your hospitality is the best in NY! On future trips, we wouldn't stay anywhere else. ... more   less 
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