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*Sob* today was our last day in NYC. So sad to go as we've had a fun, fast, fantastic week here. We've seen a lot but could have seen so much more. No wonder this is known as the city that never sleeps, these poor people have too many options to entertain and amuse them! We had breakfast at our now favourite French cafe this morning. Great coffee …
...and yet we somehow ended up doing heaps today! We started with a sleep in and the breakfast at the cute French cafe with the real coffee. Then, back to Soho we went for some shopping and to look around again. Great area. Very funky. While we were there we decided to hunt down the working fire station that was used in the Ghostbusters movies. …
Yep...the terrorists have won, that's right...Bill Maher said it best, the terrorists have won. Today we witnessed a ridiculous security check point guard (with a sidearm) ask a five year old boy to remove his jacket, gloves and belt to continue through a metal detector. What have we become, seriously. Is this the society we want? Fear and …
We started our day with a yummy coffee from the French cafe we discovered yesterday. It is such a relief to find someone in the northern continent that does good coffee. With that in hand we subway'd it to Tiffany's to check the sizing of the ring. It fitted perfectly yet I'm still too nervous to wear it in new York, which is weird because I have …
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Historical Traveler Reviews 1871 House New York City
The owner, Sarah make you feel like you're visting family...but you're treated like royality. Everything is done. Clean and comfortable rooms as though it was decorated just for you! Sarah made the whole experience so pleasurable....even down to booking my stay there. She was more then accomaditing, for example....She gave me the best price for my stay...I know this because I compared her prices with others and 1871 House was the most reasonable! I slept the whole night with no disturbing noise...and this is mid-town New York city! I can't wait to return...this time I'm taking other family members...I want them to experience New York City the way it used to be. If you go with the flow you feel like you're transported back in time. I highly recommend 1871 House...say hello to Sarah and her staff and enjoy the unquie charm and warmth you could only experience at 1871 House! Thanks to everyone there...I'm sure I'll see ya soon.
A great alternative to the hotel scene
i've stayed at 1871 house probably about a dozen times over the past two years .... and look forward to each new visit. i travel a lot and i find the comfortable rooms, the quiet ambiance, and the friendly environment set by lia and warren (the proprietors) to be the perfect antidote. each room is unique-- some have fireplaces, some kitchens (or kitichennetes), but all have the flavor of 19th century NYC with all the modern day amenties. the location is perfect .... and so if you're looking for an alternative to impersonal, big city hotels, check in to 1871 house. you won't be disappointed by anything.
We opted to stay in 1871 House over Thanksgiving weekend after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor. We stayed in the Lexington Suite, which is on the top floor of the house. We were well aware it was numbered on the European system, so the Lexington Suite, which is on the 4th floor, was actually a climb of 5 sets of stairs. We were entirely comfortable with that, although we were unaware the stairs were as narrow as they were. Still, we were quite looking forward to the stay.
I had read good things about the 1871 House and decided to try it for my upcoming early April stay in New York. I first e-mailed the innkeeper on Feb 21 and she replied on that same day. After exchanging a couple more e-mails, I reserved a room on Feb. 25, using their website, which I found easy enough. Right away, I got an information package, which should be useful for guests. However, the whole thing felt too "automatic", without the "human warmth" you would expect to find in a B&B, as opposed to a large hotel.
A fabulous Room
We had a fantastic week in NY City and 1871 House provided the perfect home base for our adventures. The rear library was a fabulous room (beautifully furnished, spacious, quiet, comfortable bed, nice view overlooking the patio) and having our own kitchenette was ideal. We definitely look forward to staying at 1871 House again in the future and we've been singing praises for the 1871 House far and wide.
Creme de la creme of NYC
We, my husband, 13 year old granddauthter and I, had a wonderful experience staying in the Library Suite of 1871 House. The decor is charming and beds very comfy. My granddaughter fell in love with the mosquito netting and feather filled comfortor. Great location for walking and or subway, and bus. Close to Central Park and Bloomingdales. Our first time ever to New York is a pleasant memory thanks to the 1871 House..
I just returned from a 5 day visit at the 1871 House. My 12 year old daughter and I stayed in 2 different fully equipped studio apartments so we had the opportunity to experience a newly renovated room as well as a room that needed a bit of attention. The overall experience was wonderful. Having lived in New york on the west side many years ago this was a new, but familiar home. It's a perfect place to stay with children. We ate in almost every night finding many delectable food shops right in the neighborhood. Making a reservation online is very difficult. One needs to be persistent to get it right. I would recommend the 1871 in a heartbeat. In fact, I just made a reservation for my husband's business trip in a few weeks. I much prefer this to a hotel. If you aren't absolutely certain of your trip, or you need alot of input fron a hotel concierge, this is not the place to stay.
If you've seen the movie "Breakfast At Tiffany's," you'll recall Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) lived in a NYC walkup apartment converted from a city townhouse. Whenever I think of 1871 House, I'm reminded of the winding staircase in the movie with apartments on every floor. At one time in its storied past, 1871 House served the same purpose, except now its former apartments are elegant rooms at a quiet and cozy inn. It's very romantic for couples and quiet and secure for singles and families.
I wish to tell you, in my opinion the opportunity presented by 1871 House to enjoy New York City, is so unique, so representative of Upper East Side Culture, I realize it is largely responsible for making my week's trip to New York in October as enjoyable as it was. To wake up in those marvellous white cotton sheets under my fluffy down comforter, next to my large window with a view to the quiet side of 62nd Street, was just the start I needed to every adventurous day I experienced while there! At the end of my daily sojourn, happily weary and hungry, I'd warm up whatever tasty preparation I'd picked up at the epicurean deli-supermarket around the corner, warm it up, have dinner in my kitchen with a bird's eye view of 62nd Street. Then I'd retire to my large welcoming couch, snuggled in,safe and entertained in my lovely suite by NY Television until my eyes drooped, signalling it was time togo to bed and start the whole process over again the next morning!