Thelonious Monk room at The Harlem Townhouse
Thelonious Monk room at The Harlem Townhouse
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 baths
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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.

The space

Your own private room in this 4 bedroom house is tucked away from the noise on a safe, tree lined, quiet block. There are two full baths shared by all the guests, elegantly appointed with hand cut tiles and antique clawfoot tubs. This townhouse is ideal for solo travelers, writer's, composers, educators, students and couples in search of a romantic weekend.

Guest access

Our Victorian salon is available for you to surf the net, read, or practice yoga. From time to time we host jazz, classical and indie-rock concerts. Shows always end prior to 9:30pm.

Interaction with guests

I am around a lot and you can always reach me by text.

Other things to note

Bring your favorite slippers as this is a shoeless house. There is a black and white cat named Phoebe on the premises. She is very friendly and will visit you if permitted. Otherwise it is easy to shoo her away.

Family/Kid Friendly
Indoor Fireplace
Laptop friendly workspace
Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

- No shoes, bring your favorite slippers. Quiet time between 10pm and 9am


24 Reviews

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David User Profile
March 2017
Gorgeously restored and very cosy brownstone in a great location. I'll almost certainly be back.

Fabiola User Profile
September 2017
Cool room at Harlem! Rene left all indications very clear and that was super helpful.

Hina User Profile
September 2017
Rene is so kind,and his house is comfortable.Thanks Rene!

Marie User Profile
August 2017
Wonderful and quirky house with spacious and beautifully decorated rooms and bathrooms :) Cute house cat and friendly atmosphere.

Nina User Profile
August 2017
The room is in a stylish old brown stone house in the heart of Harlem. It's a comfy and vintage atmosphere. There's bars, restaurants and shops within walking distance. During our stay, everything was well organized and clean. The host Rene is a very friendly and easy going guy. We felt welcome all the time and totally recommend it.

Jen User Profile
August 2017
Wonderful location if you want to stay in uptown. Easy access to the nearby subway stations. René has a lovely cat, Phoebe. She always welcomed us at the door which was really heart-warming. This could be a huge plus point if you're a cat lover. We'll miss her so much. We love this picturesque house for its decor. We've been to different bnb before but this is probably the most well-designed house that we've ever stayed. Our room is on the third floor so if you have heavy luggage, the stairs might cause some problems. Wifi connection is relatively weak upstairs. It's a wonderful stay after all.

Janet & Derek User Profile
July 2017
Staying at René's gave us great access to so much that Manhattan has to offer. Thanks to René for suggesting the Paris Blues jazz club. Saturday lunch at Sylvia's soul food between an excellent Harlem walking tour & a visit to Studio Museum Harlem was a great way to spend our final day. NY was hot this W/E & we sizzled through our last night in Thelonious Monk. Overall a great experience

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New York, New York, United StatesJoined in August 2012
René User Profile
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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