15 Sylvan Terrace, New York, United States star
Doubles from: $192 to $220
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
Perched in a historically registered corner of Harlem, adjacent to the pre-Revolutionary War Morris-Jumel Mansion (well worth a visit), the Michael NY is a small, incredibly affordable, family-run guesthouse.
Pros: Super-Cheapo. Friendly, homey vibe. Quiet, historic neighborhood.
Cons: Rather far from central Manhattan.
The Michael NY’s four guest rooms could never be accused of being over-designed. They're bright white numbers, very clean and completely minimalist. In addition to a satellite television, each room is equipped with a computer (with free Internet).
Two shared bathrooms are quite clean.
The Michael NY is a quirky, friendly space. The aesthetic is clean-cut and (both literally and otherwise) familial. The guesthouse feels like a friend's pad where you're crashing for a bit.
The proprietors offer English language lessons to their guests, many of whom are Japanese. There is a two-night minimum requirement. Although the vibe is admittedly very informal, the proprietors go out of their way to provide concierge-style services for their guests. They've also developed a tradition of a weekly group dinner designed to introduce their guests to a favorite local restaurant.
Breakfast is included. computers with free Internet.
The immediate neighborhood around the Michael NY is heart-achingly beautiful. A quiet, long-lost bit of New York City, it is just minutes from the hubbub of Upper Manhattan.
Reserving at the Michael NY
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Subways: The C train stops at 163rd Street-Amsterdam, just a short walk from the Michael NY.
JFK: To get to the Michael NY from JFK, take the Air Train to Howard Beach and transfer to an Uptown/Inwood-bound A train. Get off at 145th Street, and from there take the Uptown C train two stops to 163rd Street.
LaGuardia: From LaGuardia, take the M60 bus, which picks up outside the terminal, to 125th Street/St. Nicholas Avenue, then take the Uptown C train to 163rd Street and walk to the hotel.
Newark: From Newark, take the Air Train to the NJ Transit station, and then any NJ Transit train into Pennsylvania Station. Then take an uptown C train to 163rd Street and walk to the hotel..
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Reviewed by: Alex Robertson Textor, EuroCheapo Staff Writer
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Breakfast Included
- City tour
- Concierge/Booking Services
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Historic building
- Laundry Service
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Tourist information
- TV Lounge
- Bathroom: Shared
- Coffee/Tea Maker
- Computer in room
15 Sylvan Terrace
Upper West Side to Harlem, New York, United States
About the Michael NY neighborhood
Located west of Central Park, the Upper West Side is a largely residential area, filled with tall apartment buildings, stately brownstones, and families. The area is home to Lincoln Center, the American Museum of Natural History, and Columbia University. One of its greatest attributes may be its borders: you're never more than a few blocks away from either Central Park or leisurely Riverside Park. Famous Harlem, whose importance as a historically African-American neighborhood cannot be matched, begins north of Morningside Heights. Despite its dangerous reputation, Harlem has become much safer... and much more popular with tourists.