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102 Brownstone
Ranked #36 of 82 New York City B&B and Inns
Boston, Massachusetts
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162 reviews
86 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“What a find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2011

I had to be in NYC for two days of job interviews in the Bronx. I wanted someplace that was affordable, private and comfortable. 102 Brownstone is a "boutique" hotel on 118th street near Marcus Garvey park. For the unbelievable price of $119 (plus tax) I got a private room with a high ceilings, queen-sized bed, private bath with good-sized shower and plenty of towels, a lovely little antique desk to work at, cable TV, microwave, fridge, free WiFi and a cozy atmosphere.

This is NOT a typical hotel. The rooms are all furnished in an eclectic style. There is no main office. They do not take credit cards. It felt more like I had my own little private studio apartment. Even though I was on the first floor, I was not bother by street noise. The room was spotless, Lizette was welcoming and helpful and I would definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2011

Late review for a December stay…..my husband and I stayed at this hotel in early December. Our $30 round-trip flight savings was about to get annihilated by extremely expensive lodging until I found this place on Trip Advisor. As mentioned by others, the Brownstone was close to the subway lines, pretty quiet for NYC standards, and was a really great price for the huge room that had a kitchenette. Getting to 102 Brownstone from the airport was a breeze: we hopped on the M60 bus, got off on Lenox Avenue and 125th Street and walked the rest of the way.

Lizette was wonderfully kind and gracious. She let us drop our bags off early and also surprised us with champagne and balloons to celebrate our anniversary. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2011

I stayed in 102 Brownstone with my girlfriend over New Years Weekend. It really is not so far from downtown, just a twenty minute metro road or so depending on where you get on. It is five minutes walk from the 116th Street Metro and easy to find. The neighborhood is safe enough, interesting, and just steps from Minton's (a very historic jazz bar) which was unfortunately dark while we were there. But no worries lots of interesting jazz bars throughout Harlem. Really good music scene. But back to 102 Browstone. The manager is very friendly and helpful. Rooms are comfortable and we slept very well. I will definitely stay at 102 Brownstone the next time I am in NYC. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2010

We stayed there in December for 3 nights. The rooms are exactly like the pictures shown on their home page and the owners are very friendly and helpful.

The area is very nice and tranquil and makes a great retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city center. The metro is just 2 minutes walking, central park another 8 minutes and there are several good restaurants in the area. We had our breakfast every day at a nice place called "cafe latte", just 100 meters down the street. There is also a well assorted supermarket just across the street .

The price is reasonable and we would definetely go there again.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2010

Stay here if you want to feel like a real New Yorker. The 102 was a perfect location, so near to Central Park and the subway. Coming out the door down the steps of the brownstone was such a classic American scene. I stayed here with my family to celebrate my sisters birthday in New York. They were all new to NYC and loved it. It was a real gem to find such an easy going place that you could feel at home in. Rooms had plenty of space and all the comforts we needed.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about 102 Brownstone

Property: 102 Brownstone
Address: 102 W 118th St, New York City, NY 10026-1809
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Harlem
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 82 B&Bs / Inns in New York City
Price range (per night): ₹ 8,168 - ₹ 12,932
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you seek an exhilarating New York experience stay at 102Brownstone.In a beautiful private apartment or elegant private suite you canenjoy the city with all the comfort, convenience and privacyof home. The accommodations are designed for the senses andthe warm ambiances contribute to the sense of retreat.• Luxury queen sized beds• Complimentary High speed internet service / Wi-Fi• Full kitchens and Jacuzzi tubs in the apartments• Microwave and refrigerators in the suites• Cable television / DVD player ... more   less 
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102 Brownstone Hotel New York City

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