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The Harlem Flophouse

242 West 123rd Street, New York, NY, United States
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  • The Harlem Flophouse
    Ivana Ng
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    3 Oct 18, 2013

    This place does have its charms. Located in an 1890s brownstone, the Harlem Flophouse still feels very much like one's home. Creaky hardwood floors, antique furniture, clawfoot tubs, fireplaces that have probably been out of use for a looong time—these all contribute to the inn's quirky character. The rooms are probably three times the size of what you might find at a boutique hotel in midtown Manhattan, and even the bathroom is unusually large. But somehow, the accommodations still manage to feel very cozy and homey. There aren't really any amenities to speak of: no gym, no complimentary breakfast, not even A/C! That last part, the A/C, might be a deal-breaker for me in the summertime, but otherwise, the Harlem Flophouse is a great place to experience the neighborhood and the cultural history it offers. Staying at this inn means having easy access to tons of great jazz clubs and food options as well.

    Recommended for:Art & Design LoversBackpackersBudget TravelersFamily TravelersHistory Buffs
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    Jenny Layne Cardon
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    4 May 17, 2013

    The suites are named for Harlem Renaissance figures and the sound of jazz breezes through the halls. Time period knick knacks and a homey feel make Harlem Flophouse a great, cozy inn.

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  • The Harlem Flophouse
    Maor Chasen
    3 Jul 04, 2012

    Although personally I wouldn't stay at harlem if it was my choice this place is probably the best choice in Harlem if you're on a budget. For ~$140 a night you get a nice room and a breakfast.

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  • The Harlem Flophouse
    Gabriel
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    The Harlem Flophouse is one of the best deals you'll find in New York City. Located up on one hundred and third street in Harlem, you'll find the rooms to be most affordable!

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  • The Harlem Flophouse
    Jeffrey Donenfeld
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    2 Jul 05, 2012

    No way. This place calls itself a flophouse, which surely must be completely sketchy.

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Description

Located in Harlem in an 1890s Victorian brownstone, which was originally built as a single family home, the Harlem Flophouse is in a culturally rich neighborhood, with The Apollo Theater and The Studio Museum of Harlem within walking distance. The inn is also close to Marcus Garvey Park, which features live performances and has a free 50M lap pool in the summer.

Features.
Originally a single

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family home, this inn has two spacious, hardwood floor bedrooms on each floor. There are no private bathrooms, but each floor has a full bath with antique clawfoot tubs. Shower-heads have been fitted over the tubs. Check-in is by appointment only, and concierge service is not 24-hours. Street parking and dining options in the neighborhood are abundant. Complimentary WiFi is available throughout the house. Air-conditioning is not available at this establishment.

Rooms.
There are four bedrooms available. Each room is furnished with a full-size bed, an electric fan, lamp, fireplace, radio and a sink. The maximum capacity for each room is 3 persons. Children under the age of 12 stay free. The entire house has hardwood floors and antique furniture.

Note:There is a cat on the premises.

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