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The Harlem Flophouse

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Prague
Reviewed 13 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...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 24 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...

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 16 October 2015

The Harlem Flophouse is a home away from home with its spacious room, historical ambience and atmosphere. It doesn't have television, air conditioning or a phone, but all the essentials are there - wifi, reading lamps, cupboards for storage, desks, comfortable beds, windows that open, heating, washbasin in rooms, and an iron. The flophouse is clean and the hosts are...

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Reviewed 15 October 2015

Me and my husband stayed 12 nights in this place. It was horrible!!! The restroom was very dirty! I saw the owner only 1 time, the other days we just met his cat, cause we had to open the door every night for her to go to the garden and then to come back to our bedroom at 6 a.m....

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 26 September 2015

I stayed for a week for what I hope will be the first of many visits to this charming, beautifully restored space. The Flophouse is as wonderful for what it has (spacious rooms, lovely furnishings, genuine Harlem-in-the-1920s elegance, Phoebe the cat) as what it does not have (TV -- could someone please tell me who goes to NYC to watch...

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Waxahachie, Texas
Reviewed 16 September 2015

I stayed alone for 3 nights due to my girlfriend's nearby wedding. She blocked rooms for guests at the aloft which were twice the price of the Harlem Flophouse. I am so glad that I chose the less expensive route because it was so quaint, cozy, and unique. The bed was more comfortable than mine at home. Other than the...

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Reviewed 7 August 2015

My daughter and I stayed at the Harlem Flophouse for 3 nights. We were a little apprehensive at first but after 24 hours, we felt very comfortable and pleased with our choice. There was no a/c and we were on the third floor but we worked through it. We would stay there again.

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Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

Amazing rooms, large and at a good price. Helpful, very kind and considerate staff members... Gorgeous vintage 1920's interiors an a quirky fun neighborhood. Extreamly happy and would highly recommend.

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Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

The Harlem Flophouse was cozy, unique and full of character. We were two girls visiting NYC for a week. It was clean, the beds were very good, cozy, close to things and worth what little we payed!! The only downside was poor lighting. Hard to do makeup in such dark rooms..

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Harlem
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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )

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: $134 - $234 (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!
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.”
Jimmyjamjoojar, 17 Mar 2016 | Read review
“you can choose any room! They are all great.”
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!
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.”
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  • neat ornaments in our oom
  • each room is named after a jazz musician
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CathyAnnU, 25 May 2015 | Read review
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