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The Harlem Flophouse

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

The flophouse is a beautiful, carefully restored row house in Harlem. It's walking distance from Central Park, very convenient for multiple subway lines, and generally a great place to stay. Our room was comfortable and very spacious. There's a sink in the room, and a shared bathroom. The house has many original fixtures - wood paneling, hardwood floors, fireplaces, clawfoot... More 

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Reviewed 22 August 2016

A feast for the eyes! On arriving and dropping your bags in your room you'll spend a while just looking at everything. Very unique and a great experience. On arriving it wasn't obvious which building was the Flophouse but a couple of locals pointed us in the right direction. The owner isnt always around but is on hand if needed.... More 

Thank borstal
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The hotel is just stunning, literally like stepping back in time. The rooms are spacious,well-maintained and full of quirky charm. I was there during a heatwave in the summer and I found the fans they provided were more than enough, but I appreciate that the lack of air-conditioning won't work for everyone! I am a female and was travelling alone,... More 

Thank hollyspence
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

So glad we found this place. René was so accommodating, providing us a room on such short notice. We loved the restored interior and location. This place is just a short walk from Central Park, as well as several great restaurants and stores. The price was very reasonable and there is free parking on the street. If you can live... More 

Thank James H
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

This original brownstone house in Harlem has been a guesthouse for over a hundred years. The place breathes history. Stepping through the front door feels like stepping back in time. The lights are dimmed, everything you see is carefully selected for it's twenties vintage style and there is a house cat to welcome you. Even the radio's in the room... More 

Thank baswUtrecht
Almhult, Sweden
1 review
Reviewed 17 March 2016

If you are looking for an atmospheric and comfortable base from which to explore New York this place is a real bargain. Don't let the shared bathroom put you off, there are 2 between 4 rooms and each room has a sink. The owner is helpful and friendly and there is low level Jazz playing in the low lit interior... More 

Thank Jimmyjamjoojar
1 review
Reviewed 18 December 2015

If you like vintage-style places with lots of character, The Harlem Flophouse is the place you're looking for! It is more like a house than a hotel, and that's what we liked about it. The architecture is interesting in itself (I've never seen that many fireplaces in one house!), but the furniture and decoration are just gorgeous and add to... More 

Thank Cyntia B
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015

This is a very authentic and enjoyable guest house! We liked our 4 nights stay in the Ellington room (en suite bathroom) which offered access to the little garden. I think we saw the owner just ones but somebody was working every now and then in the room next to us. Other than that it felt like we were the... More 

Thank show112
New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 23 November 2015

I spent the weekend here with my girlfriend, and it was perfect. We stayed in the downstairs room, which was big, low lit, and homey, with a vintage canopy bed by the window. Amazing shower in the bathroom, totally cloistered privacy, cool old radio tuned to WBGO (local jazz station) when we walked in...If you're looking for a fancy well-appointed... More 

Thank seth e
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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52 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2015

The Harlem flophouse is not your day to day hotel. It is an old Victorian house used as a hotel, in the heart of Harlem, on walking distance of the subway, going straight downtown! If you are lucky, you can catch Rene Calvo's band "The godess Lakshmi" practicing in the basement!

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Staying in Harlem

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As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has played a vital role in the history of New York City. Today, the neighbourhood is as vibrant as ever as new businesses and developments go up next to local institutions. The heart of the neighbourhood is bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and you’ll discover some of the most beautiful blocks in the city, filled with handsome brownstones, soul food restaurants, corner shops, and scenic parks. For a taste of a real New York neighbourhood, it’s hard to top a visit to Harlem.
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Additional Information about The Harlem Flophouse

Address: 242 West 123rd Street, New York City, NY 10027
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Harlem
Price Range: RM447 - RM782 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Go for a room at the back and top floor if you are a light sleeper - that way you won't have anyone walking past your room.”
  • Lovely green view!
 of 5 bubbles brightyellowjeans, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We slept in the Corky Hale room looking over the back yards. Even with the window open we were woken only by birdsong in the morning.”
 of 5 bubbles Jimmyjamjoojar, 17 Mar 2016 | Read review
“you can choose any room! They are all great.”
 of 5 bubbles nicok200, 18 Oct 2015 | Read review
“I stayed in the third-floor Cozy Cole room, which faces away from the street and has gorgeous light by day and quiet and privacy at night.”
  • A portion of the Cozy Cole room by day. The floors are gorgeous!
 of 5 bubbles 414angelag, 25 Sep 2015 | Read review
“We were facing the street and it was a little noisy but not enough to wake us up or keep us awake.”
  • Looking out our window
  • sink in room
  • our room
  • neat ornaments in our oom
  • each room is named after a jazz musician
  • neat decos
  • our room
 of 5 bubbles CathyAnnU, 25 May 2015 | Read review
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