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The Corky Hale Room at Harlem Townhouse

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The Corky Hale Room at Harlem Townhouse

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 baths
Great location91% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Sparkling clean4 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great check-in experience91% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

Step back in time to the height of the Jazz Age in this meticulously restored 1890s Harlem Brownstone. Famed venues like The Apollo Theater and Paris Blues are steps away, as are restaurants, cafes and museums. Internationally recognized for it's charm and beauty this townhouse has been the site of many fashion and celebrity photo shoots that have included luminaries like Sharon Jones, Neil Patrick Harris and Moby.


Wireless Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Hair dryer

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check-in time is 3PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM


21 Reviews

Mayela User Profile
July 2018
René's home is absolutely beautiful! He's done a great job preserving this lovely historic home. The room is very comfortable and spacious. The bed was extremely comfortable. The shared bathroom is very clean and there was never a problem with the other guests. Check in instructi…
Francisco User Profile
July 2018
Clean place with good location and a great price but could use air-conditioning if visiting during the summertime.
René User Profile
Response from René:
The Harlem Flophouse is not air conditioned. There is a large fan in every room. The house was designed and built in 1890 prior to the advent of modern air conditioning. All rooms have two windows which open and face either a garden or tree lined street. It drafts pretty nicely. There is also a FREE 50M swimming pool a 3 minute walk from the house in Marcus Garvey park. FOR ME I find it perfectly fine. I DO NOT RECOMMEND IT HOWEVER FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE AIR CONDITIONING DEPENDENT.
July 2018
Amit User Profile
June 2018
This is a very unique place in Harlem and you certainly will not forget about this Airbnb. Close to the subway and the room was quite spacious and well-kept. Highly recommend!
Freddy User Profile
June 2018
This place takes you back in time to the Jazz era!!!! We felt as if though we were living in 1920's NYC. The room was glamorous and well presented, very clean and cosy! If you have an old soul, this is the place to stay! Rene is awesome, he has this set up so well, you feel you a…
Mackenzie User Profile
March 2018
Beautiful building with fun decor, very clean! Super easy to get everywhere you want to go and plenty of restaurants/bars close by.
Jill User Profile
December 2017
The Harlem Flophouse is in a great location and is a beautiful home. René is a gracious and helpful host. We loved the Corky Hale Room, although a queen sized bed would be preferable and lighting is a challenge. At night, it's a bit dim and there's not a good place to put on make…
Mckayle User Profile
November 2017
If you're into history and charm, this is the place for you. This house is incredibly beautiful, warm and cozy. Rene has done a great job keeping the original bones of the place. The room was spacious, and it was lovely to find books instead of a giant flat screen! Rene was full …
René User Profile
Response from René:
Thank you. It's fun to share the living history of a place like this with someone who appreciates it.
November 2017

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New York, New York, United StatesJoined in August 2012
René User Profile
179 Reviews
I live in Harlem NYC. I practice yoga almost everyday. I play electric guitar and compose music for my indy rock band The Goddess Lakshmi. I own a restored Victorian Townhouse called The Harlem Flophouse which is my primary source of income. I enjoy attending cinema, theater and …
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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