Small (10'x12'), charming room with hi-riser bed (sleeps one or two) and your own private bathroom with shower. Fresh bed-linen is provided as well as towels, soap, shampoo and a hairdryer. The room also comes with cable TV and Internet access (and air conditioning in summer). A Continental breakfast is offered of cereal, juice, bagels or croissants and tea or coffee. You may also avail yourself of the complimentary wash and fold laundry service.
The apartment is located on the ground floor of a 1920s building on a quiet, tree-lined street on the Upper East Side, close to Rockefeller University and the UES hospital complex. There are many excellent and inexpensive, ethnic eateries a short walk away on First and Second Avenues, as well as a few high-end restaurants, such as Daniel and Felice. For the young at heart, there's Alice's Tea Cup, Serendipity, and Dylan's Candy Bar.
There is excellent bus service on the M66 cross-town and M31 down- and cross-town. Also, fast north and south service on the new M15 "Select" buses, which will deliver you to Wall Street in 30 minutes, as will the Lexington Avenue subway from 68th Street (No. 6 train, change at Grand Central to the No. 4 or 5 express).
Of unusual interest in the immediate neighborhood are the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum on East 61st Street, a 1799 carriage house that was converted into a hotel in 1826 to provide country getaways for the city folk living below 14th Street. On 70th Street is the glorious 1849 house of Henry Clay Frick who, after his wife's death in 1931, opened the house, with its wonderful collection of paintings and sculptures, to the public. Also close by is the tramway to Roosevelt Island, which, especially at dusk, makes for a lovely flight through the stars and lights of the 59th Street Bridge. Trellis is the very welcoming restaurant on Main Street where you may listen to live music on summer weekend evenings and at all times enjoy comfort food with a nice glass of Chianti.
Also for music lovers, Lincoln Center is a bus ride away on the M66 cross-town from around the corner at 67th and York and the M31 will drop you outside of Carnegie Hall. For shoppers, Bloomingdale's is a short walk away, as are a couple of Gaps, Banana Republics, Sephoras, and any number of interesting boutiques on Third and Lexington Avenues. There is a T.J. Maxx on First Avenue by the bridge and a brand new Century 21 across town on the M66 to Broadway.
Parking is available at Quik Park, 403-411 East 65th Street (between First and York Avenues) Tel: (phone number hidden).
Check in time: 2:00 p.m. Check out: 11:00 a.m. Bags and cases may be dropped off earlier or left and picked up later.
I don't really have any rules, except to ask that you respect my neighbors and keep your voices down when coming and going. Do not engage them in conversation. If you wish to smoke outside, please move away from the building entrance. When you are in your room, please keep the door shut and when you leave the apartment, please leave your room door ajar -- I like to know whether or not I'm alone in the apartment. Also, please let me know beforehand if you have any food allergies or taboos. Thank you.
Daphne was a wonderful host and I felt very welcome and comfortable. Her apartment was located within walking distance to the hotel where my conference was held, The room looks exactly like in the photographs and the bed was comfortable. Her cat Charlotte and I even took a nap together. I would definitely return here on my next trip to NYC.
Really enjoyed our stay. Close to a few shops, subway not too far away. Daphne was approachable and really helpful when needed. Thanks for having us Daphne!
It should be noted that it is really small, but also that there were two of us. Location was great (for us anyway) and easy to access buses and cabs. There was lots of information available about New York in the room that is current. Free wi-fi. Great perk. She is lovely, very accommodating and thoughtful, and breakfast was great. Great deal for the price. And a fabulous deal for one person. That other bed disappears so there is more room.
The cat should be mentioned. I don't remember that she told about the cat in her description but I read reviews so I knew there was one. If someone was really allergic or had a phobia or something that would be a necessary piece of information.
Staying at Daphne's is like "going home" for us - her apartment is our home away from home in NYC. This was our third trip so we already knew how wonderful it is. My daughter and I look forward to the fluffy towels in the bathroom, the wonderful breakfasts of fresh pastry, fruit, and cereal, Charlotte the kitty, and the great location this apartment affords. Daphne is a welcoming and accommodating hostess. Thank you for everything - we hope to be back next year.
We stayed at Daphne's apartment for three nights and we absolutely loved it. Daphne made us feel welcome and served a wonderful breakfast every morning (even at 5am before our marathon), while at the same time giving us privacy to do our own things. The apartment itself has a personal cosy feel and is taking care of very well. The location is perfect to discover the city as it close to the metro and central park.
We could not have made a better choice!
Overall, it was a positive experience and I saved money over getting a $300/night hotel room. The first night we arrived much later than expected due to a flight delay, but Daphne was very accommodating. She had breakfast waiting when we woke up each morning and it was perfect - with great coffee! The room is adequate and not too small (for NYC standards). Both twin beds are just okay, with one of them being a trundle bed. But after walking all day, we slept soundly as we were exhausted. Shower had excellent water pressure. Room was comfortable as you can adjust the window unit temp. Her cat was very friendly and greeted us as soon as we were in the room. Highly recommend!
Daphne made us feel very welcome from the beginning. She had even given me some advice about traveling into the city from LaGuardia. My niece and I were traveling together for a family wedding and the room was just right, as pictured, price-wise and the amenities, for us. The wifi was an extra plus, and even the tv, although we watched very little. Daphne set out a nice breakfast for us with juice, fresh fruit, cereal, muffins, etc. She also had coffee and tea and the table was set up in a very charming way.
Hello: I'm Daphne, originally from England, but have spent most of my life in New York City, having arrived many years ago to work for the British Tourist Authority. Am now semi-retired, working part time as a paralegal at a Wall Street law firm. Have grown children and two adored grandchildren. Try to go out and visit attractions as much as I can in order to be able to pass on first hand information to my guests.