Stay the Night Inc.
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Ok so here is the beginning of the adventure! It all began at 9 o'clock last night when we were supposed to be leaving and the stupid shuttle service was late. Already not a good start and its almost an 'I should have known' moment in hindsight but little did we know how bad it was going to get with this idiot. So he finally drives up to the house …
Let me see if I can't make this a pretty short one. Mom and I went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art today going in at 9:30 when it opened and leaving 11 hours later at 8:30 and we still barely made it to the second floor. We are going to have to go back for certain because there is so much that we still want to see! Let's hit a few of my favorite …
So today was a little less fun than the other activities that I've done so far. I really thought that the scenes with the dead creatures was cute and I actually really liked them, but I personally found the african people exhibit to have inaccurate information and really out of date. I enjoyed the Cosmic Collisions movie narrated by Robert Redford …
Mom, Maya and I visited some cool places in NYC together for our birthday today. We visited Federal Hall, Trinity church, the New York Stock Exchange, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Although it sounds like a lot, it really wasn't since most of it was sort of a take-a-picture-as-we-pass sort of deal. It was a fun day and I'm glad that I …
So the Cloisters were just the coolest place ever! A little touch of heaven in the upper tip of Manhattan. I really adored the building itself and the way that they laid it out, it was as though you could walk through time and see the very best of medieval architecture connected for you to see all just right in front of you. I took a lot of …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Stay the Night Inc. New York City
What a great deal, huge rooms, lovely location, Amazing deal.
I had a wondeful stay at Stay the Night, hugh lovley room, on the best block in Manhattan, amazing large room, well appointed, clean, and just an outstanding deal. I will come back, and recommend to my friends.
Crik, crac, croc... in Upper east side NYC
My husband and I were there from November 20 to 24 2005.
We were not alone in the room. We had an unwanted visitor: a MOUSE ..Screeeeech!!! (maybe more than one).
I told one of the staff member the day after our encounter with the mouse, but nothing was done.
We asked twice for additionnal towels: we got none. The blinds in the room were extremly dirty. Although the sink and the toilet seemed to be cleaned, the walls in the bathroom were dirty.
This facility is a Bed and Breakfast... that doesn't serve breakfast.
Our room on the 4th floor was not like the beautiful ones on the second and third floors. It had a "faux King size bed" (they used 2 twin size mattress and bed frame to create a king size bed), mix and not match furniture, dirty windows.. that didn't have an emergency exit.
Although this B & B has great potential, they seemed to have forgotten the top floor... they made sure we paid before our stay and now we know why.
If you want to try it out, make sure to get a room on one of the two bottom floors and leave the top floor to the mice...
Poor business practices
Here is the deal: I made a reservation for the weekend of November 6 to 7 via Staythenight's website. I received no confirmation except a phone call from Nick Haskins saying everything was ok for the dates I requested. No confirmation via e-mail or after providing my credit card via fax. I contacted Nick on 11/6 to tell him when I would be arriving to the property only to find out that there was no one to let me into the property b/c his onsite person had a medical emergency. I was not notified of this until I called Nick back and he himself was out of town and could not assist me. So I was left to think that the place was unattended--not good for a woman traveling alone. I am not sure that I would be interested in staying at this place in the future and would not recommend it to others based on my experience. Even though Nick apologized for the inconvenience and did not charge my credit card, I was not happy. Luckily, I ended up bunking in with a friend of mine.
Not Great, not Awful, just OK.
We stayed in one of the guestrooms for 3 nights in September. Very basic room, double bed, t.v., fridge and a few other bits n bobs. Nothing at all plush about it. Shared a bathroom with the other guestroom, shower pressure was pretty weak, one evening the hot water had run out, but in general the bathroom was kept pretty clean.
Accommodation is fine if you're not too fusy, and the price we paid for three nights was excellent!
Wouldn't exactly go rushing back, but at the end of the day, you get what you pay for!
Sleepless in New York
The room was not clean and had 4 gluey mouse traps that were placed strategically along the perimeters of the room. I hoped that I wouldn't see a mouse caught on one of those cruel traps. The bed was extremely uncomfortable and the headboard would slam against the wall every time we would make a small move. While I was using the bathroom there was some type of racket going on next door, possibly construction, pipes banging, men talking loudly with vulgar language in New York accents, The Bathroom ceiling in one spot looked like it was going to cave in from the bathroom leak above us. The bathroom floor had a big hole near the pipes about 3 inches by 3 inches. The family that was staying above us woke us up every morning with their feet stomping back and forth. The place needs a paint job, new bed and better cleaning person. It's very unfortunate because the location is very nice and so is the building, with a little tender loving care this could be a very nice place but until they get mandatory repairs, leaks, holes, mice, rats, beds, etc., I will never return. I had many a sleepless nights worrying if a small creature was going to be sharing the bed with me.
Great deal uptown
The basics at a great price and location. One of my favorite breakfast places, Sarabeth's, is just around the corner. On that weekend, I parked my car on the street - saved me about $50 in parking. We stayed in one of the guestrooms on the top floor. Better not mind the climb! There was a fee for coming into town late but it was still cheaper than any hotel.
Great location, funky but great deal
My boyfriend and I stayed at Stay the Night in early April of this year. Our flight got in to NY very early and Sam (who i believe lives on the property) met us at 7am to let us set up our bags. Our first few nights we stayed in the Barnes Suite which is huge. The room was nice and very inexpensive, if a bit funky. The jacuzzi tub water was a bit cloudy the first time I used it, but seemed to improve over time. We really enjoyed the room.
For our last few nights we moved to Guestroom 2, which shares a clean, small bathroom with one other room. The guestroom was much larger than a normal hostel room, and much nicer for the price (less than $100/night).
I would very much recommend the B&B, both for the excellent location and the excellent price.
Great place to stay!
Stay the Night bed and breakfast is in a great location - only half a block from the reservoir in Central Park. The neighborhood felt very safe and the guestroom that we stayed in was brilliantly equipped with a refrigerator, microwave and cable television. The appliances were a wonderful addition that helped us save money on restaurant bills since it was possible to eat well in the room.
The room itself was also very affordable and sharing bathrooms was not problematic. Thanks to Stay the night we were able to see New York while saving money and, thanks to the location and room, feel like we lived there!
We loved it thoroughly
We would stay here again without reservation.
The location is superb - Upper East Side. Nick was very helpful. A quick walk to subways, good eats around the corner. The area felt very safe.
We stayed in the Madelaine suite and the amount of space was mind-boggling considering we paid just over $110 per night. (We've stayed in other places for this amount which were tiny - literally not much more room than the bed.)
Now the reality: the place has many years under its belt, and it certainly shows in a number of ways. First, the suite was heated via an old water radiator that would screech loudly and spontaneously. However, we quickly acclimated and it was not a problem. (Plus, if the weather is nice in NYC during your visit, this will not be an issue.) As well, there was a tub above us that apparently ran over on one occasion and our ceiling subsequently leaked profusely all night. This too, though, was not a big deal.
Bottom line: great price, great location, amazing amount of space. We're easy travellers and don't look for high-end accomodations. Again, we would stay here again in a flash.
Our group of 4 recently spent 5 nights here. We had the Barnes room ($110 per night) and 4th floor apt. ($125 per night, tx incl.). Both very spacious. Located 1/2 block from Central Park in nice, quiet neighborhood. Wonderful restaurants within walking distance. This is an unhosted B&B; no breakfast served.Rooms were clean,but some minor repairs are needed. It is currently undergoing renovation starting on the first floor. Should be an excellent B&B when finished. We definitely would stay again.