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The Harlem Flophouse

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Winchester, Massachusets
Reviewed 19 July 2007

We stayed at the Harlem Flophouse during the summer solstice when ‘the bright blessed day’ lingers until 9:30 and the street life continues for several more hours into ‘the dark sacred night.’ The tall opened windows of our second floor room looked out over the street, and the sounds of a summer night in Harlem were muted by the whir...

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Amsterdam
Reviewed 11 June 2007

The Harlem Flophouse is certainly not a flophouse in the original sense of the word. The house is very nicely done up in its original state and the rooms all are (as far as we could see when we secretly took a peek in just vacated rooms) very atmospheric (sometimes maybe a bit too atmospheric, a tip for the owner...

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Chicago, IL
Reviewed 22 May 2007

This is a nice neighborhood place to stay, providing a unique NYC experience. It is also very convenient to get downtown to any of the places you might want to visit, as most every train stops at 125th. On other trips to NYC I have noticed that everywhere seems to be noisy. Not the Harlem Flophouse - my experience was...

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Dublin
Reviewed 26 March 2007

This was one of those rare places that you feel lucky to have come across - and that lives up to the reviews. If you're looking for a hotel, the type that has people to open the door, a crap restaurant and bland executive rooms, then this probably isn't for you. But if you want to get a real sense...

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Worthington, Ohio
Reviewed 23 February 2007

I've stayed at the Harlem Flop House before (2001) and it's good to see the continued renovation of the building and the neighborhood. For me, though, one of the most charming aspects of staying here is the complementary house cats. I had met Calliope in 2001 when she was not much more than a kitten. She has been joined by...

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LA
Reviewed 21 February 2007

The Harlem Flophouse has now become my favorite place to stay in New York City. For years I've traveled for my design business between New York, LA and Miami and NONE of the hotels - including top-tier botique hotels - can compare with the large yet cozy rooms, complete with original wallpaper, marble sinks and woodwork. Especially my last winter...

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5Thank dsighnr
boston
Reviewed 15 February 2007

This is a wonderful place to stay in Harlem, two blocks from the Apollo theater, on the bus line to LaGuardia airport and not far from subway to downtown. The rooms are large and the bed was very comfortable. Rene who runs the place was very nice and helpful. I would especially recommend the Flophouse to music and cat lovers....

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Milwaukee
Reviewed 12 February 2007

I gotta chime in regarding that mid-December party at the flophouse. I was going to let it go, but once I read the complaints of the guests who were apparently above us that same weekend, I have to, in good faith, rise to their defense. Management claims there was no loud music. Well, there was. Pure and simple, regardless of...

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London
Reviewed 6 January 2007

My partner and I (both 20 somethings that have stayed at many B&B and hostels in our time) stayed at the Flophouse for 3 nights in Dec 2006 and found it to be a terrible experience. Even though we booked two months in advance, we were switched to a completely different room than the one that we selected on the...

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harlemflophouse, Owner at The Harlem Flophouse, responded to this review

Our room policy as stated on the web site and on the terms and conditions form he received when he booked is as follows: Room Selection Room selection is not a guarantee that you will receive that room. From time to time we must change assignments in order to maximize our occupancy. While each room is unique in character they...

London
Reviewed 21 December 2006

Having seen photos of the rooms on the Flophouse's website, I was wondering if they could really be as beautiful (or as big) as they seemed, given the very reasonable price, but the reality didn't disappoint at all. This architectural gem is a world away from the soullessness of so many modern hotels. The wood panelling is especially beautiful. On...

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Staying in Harlem

Neighbourhood Profile
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 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.”
  • Looking out our window
  • sink in room
  • our room
  • neat ornaments in our oom
  • each room is named after a jazz musician
  • neat decos
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CathyAnnU, 25 May 2015 | Read review
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