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The Harlem Flophouse

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Reviewed 9 October 2007

I arrived at the Harlem Flophouse in the middle of a huge rainstorm, and was reluctant to get out of the taxi as their was only a tiny sign for the house. But as soon as I got inside I fell in love with the...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2007

We had four nights in this guesthouse. We were looking for an affordable hotel in NY, with some character, and that's exactly what we got. Or rather, we got affordable (compared to many overpriced hotels) and with lots of character. We enjoyed seeing a part...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2007

I'm having a hard time with some of these glowing 5-star reviews. IMHO, the Harlem Flophouse is an okay place to stay but it certainly doesn't deserve a rating of "excellent". The Good. Price, price and price. Coupled with location, location and...wait for it...location. The...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2007

The Harlem Flophouse was just fantastic anyway you want to look at it. The rooms were large, clean and beautifully decorated. The price was unbelievable considering the quality of the rooms and service. Moreover, the location was great (two blocks from the express subway to...More

1  Thank Mastertones
Reviewed 3 August 2007

Rene and Ben run a fabulous "homey" Inn in a gorgeous area of Harlem. Easy walk to the subway stops, I enjoyed every minute of my stay. The room was very large, the house itself charming, and the hosts very helpful. (I didn't actually get...More

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USD 133 - USD 174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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
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