The fact that this guest house lies in the street where the cover for the album "Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" was photographed (we only discovered this after making our booking) made it our perfect location. My husband was happy to wander around the area his favourite "song and dance man" used to inhabit.
What a great buzzy neighbourhood - more restaurants than you could visit in a month, very close to 2 subway routes, (West 4th being on the express stop list - very important late at night), and a really friendly feel. You get the sense of this being a place where people love to live.
The room was large, nicely decorated and perfect for a couple. It is an old building and the owners have kept the quirky features that make it special. We stayed for 9 very comfortable nights in the parlor apartment. Evelyn could not have been more helpful and the breakfast at Doma cafe (daily $5 vouchers for each of us) set us up wonderfully for a busy day of sightseeing (or shopping). It is hard not to overdo it in NYC, especially as this was my first visit, so on a couple of days we returned to the apartment for a mid afternoon break and it really felt like going home.
We rarely used the kitchen as the food in the area is so varied and reasonably priced (we realise how expensive everyday dining in Sydney is). It was fully equipped with cooktop/stove and a refrigerator, though a microwave and more glasses would be useful. I should add that we ate at two restaurants with Michelin stars in other areas (we did spoil ourselves) and taxis home were quick, easy and cheap.
I highly recommend this guesthouse - which is really a studio apartment with benefits - to anyone after an authentic NYC experience with all the comforts of home in a great area of a great city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Charming brownstone guest house apartments in the heart of Greenwich Village; included in our price are all taxes, continental breakfast at a nearby cafe and cleaning 5 days per week. Each apartment has completely private bath with full tub, a small but fully-equipped kitchen to cook delectable treats from neighborhood shops and the farmers' market, or just to enjoy tea in the afternoons after touring about town. There are wood floors and small Persian rugs in both apartments. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Jones Street Guesthouse Hotel New York City