About this listing
Private Room with double bed, perfect for a couple, family, good friends or the solo traveler in town for work, catching up or seeing all the sights. Centrally located off 5th Avenue, next to major attractions like, Empire State, and Times square.
This listing is for a private room with locking door in a 2 bedroom apartment in a true OLD New York Style building. An authentic experience for the active traveler wanting to experience the city. A convenient and quiet place to rest after a busy day out and about. best suited for guests that are out most of the day and just need a pleasant place to rest at night.
We offer this bedroom that is just the right size. Equipped with full size bed and Cozy linens, sleeps 2 comfortably with room for your things on the open hanging rack and drawers in dresser with mirror on top for a nice touch for getting ready in the morning. Large window to let natural light in make the room all the more charming in this 100 year old building.
Noise level in this room is on the low side considering we are located in the most bustling part of the city. The most you hear from this room is the humming of the exhaust fans from the neighboring buildings, the cafe and restaurant below. Food smells are present at times, but not constant or overwhelming; Typical of city apartment living.
The apartment is divided in two sections, the guests area, where the two rooms and kitchen are located and then the Studio where other guest stay and share only the bathroom. The common areas of the apartment are (kitchen, bathroom, and foyer)
Upon arrival you are trusted with a set of keys for the apartment and your room and a personal unique code for the entry to the building. You can conveniently come and go as you please just always being mindful of the other guests.
Clean linens and towels are provided and there is wifi internet available during your stay.
We appreciate all who take the time to read through our entire listing and see what others are saying in the reviews. Questions are welcome. See other listing for other room in same apartment and our other listings of our rooms upstairs under our profile.
Shared areas are:
- Kitchen, for light use (placing things in refrigerator and heating on stove, no oven use)
- Huge Shared Bathroom (cleaned regularly)
- Common areas outside of room, foyer entrance.
Off limit areas are:
- Basement and Roof (strictly prohibited)
Interaction with Guests
When you arrive you will be greeted by us and in the event that we are away or unable to meet at your desired check in time we have family and close friends that help us but we will let you know if this is the case once you have reserved.
We will show you your room and common areas.
During your stay we are available to answer any questions and give any tips, or deal with any issues you may have during your stay. We mostly keep to ourselves and respect our guests privacy, but are open and friendly. We come into the apartment on occasion to check on things, so you will see us in passing, but we actually live upstairs. We are always around or nearby if you need anything.
This gem of an Apartment is located in the heart of MIDTOWN on the boarder of Manhattan's Garment district. Can't get any more central than this. It's walking distance to Korea town, that boast the best Korean outside Korea. All the major main attractions like the Empire State, Macy's Herald Square, Times Square, Bryant Park, and Rockefeller Center literally surround our location. Shopping, places to eat and things to check out are steps away. Like Lord and Taylor and the new Turkish Bakery Simit Sarayi.
All major subway lines are all within walking distance. Buses on the corner. Apartment is easily reachable by public transit from all major NYC area airports.
Other Things to Note
We are not a hotel we extend a part of our home for a different more personable experience. All who book should understand how airbnb works. We try to save energy so we ask our guests to help us with this by, not leaving lights on when not in the room, turning off space heaters or AC when you leave as well. We do not provide breakfast items or toiletries for guests.
Please also make known to all traveling with you and staying with us all details about apartment and especially our rules below.
Before booking please take a look at these simple things to live by while in our home.
- We expect common courtesy, It's a shared space. Be mindful of the other guests and us your hosts
- Kitchen is open but we prefer limited use like breakfast and quick meals. (we do not provide)
- No Oven use, knob to turn on is removed, please don't try to turn on.
- We work from home on in our studio area and living room, guests do not have access if occupied and door is closed.
- No pets
- No smoking
- No Parties
- No Alcohol
- Be respectful and quiet if coming in and out late.
-- Keep kitchen and bathroom as you see them CLEAN, we work really hard to maintain but help from you is appreciated. There's no maid service.
-Cleaning fee covers cleaning after you check out not during stay so please pick up after yourself.
-Please keep all plates and cups in the kitchen, glass for water in room is ok but return glasses when done to their place, Clean.
- clean what you dirty.
-Outside visitors prohibited, all meetings should be coordinated outside the apartment
-access to other areas of the building are prohibited on all levels (basement and roof)
We are very strict about this one
-If in doubt always ask first
- we have washer and dryer but is not available to guest of short stays (less than 9 days) If you use a fee will be charged.
You are responsible for reading the full listing, we are not responsible if you do not read.
All rules should be followed, we reserve the right to ask you to leave if not following our rules.
Der Aufenthalt bei Bianca und Jose war super. Es war ein freundlicher und unkomplizierter Empfang. Man merkt, dass das Paar regelmässig Gäste empfängt.
Jose hat mir geholfen meine diversen Koffer in mein Zimmer zu hiefen. Das war sehr freundlich.
Im Sommer kann es im Zimmer sehr warm werden. Man sollte auch sonst nicht planen sich in den Räumlichkeiten aufhalten zu wollen. Auch wenn alles wirklich sehr sauber und schön eingerichtet ist, die Wohnung ist gemacht für das Übernachten und nicht mehr.
Ich würde wieder bei Bianca und Jose ein Zimmer buchen.
The location is fantastic, very centrally located in Manhattan (Mid Town area) close to Grand Central, Empire State building, Bryant Park, Time Square, with Fifth Avenue just around the corner, close by a few major subway lines, etc…
This is the 2nd time I stayed with Bianca and Jose (the first time was a couple of days ago)
The room I stayed in this time was much smaller (but a bed and a place to freshen up was all I needed for this trip, so I was happy with the room), the bed was comfortable, and the room has an airco unit, which works well (a good thing in the summer season!). I found the room to be just as shown in the pictures, and clean. The room is located on the 3rd floor. There is one other room on this floor, and the bathroom (a very spacious one, and always clean) is shared between the guests staying in any of the 2 rooms on the third floor. I never had an issue sharing the bathroom, or waiting long for it to be available. The kitchen is smaller, but more than adequate and clean. All you need is available in the kitchen.
From the outside, the building may look a bit outdated for now, but don't judge the outside and hallway, because once you are inside on the 3rd floor, it looks great, the old character of the building, renovated, a modern touch-up, and it is clean. I loved the retro & modern mix.
Don’t forget, you are staying in the center of a city which never sleeps, so there will be some noise from the outside (surprisingly, not a lot) , I expected that, and it didn’t bother me, I slept very well.
Yes, it is on the 3th floor, and there is no elevator, so you are in for a workout if you have heavy luggage, but you only need to go 2 floors up, so it really is no big deal.
Bianca and Jose are fantastic hosts, very friendly, polite and very helpful. All questions were answered fast, all remarks or requests were responded to (or handled) very quickly. They were helpful and flexible with the check-in & check-out.
It is a location where you can stay without worries, feel safe and welcome. I loved being there, and I would stay there again without a doubt on my next visit to New York.
I can highly recommend this place for anyone looking for a nice stay and great NYC experience, in the center of New York City!
For me it was a nice experience.
Bianca and Jose were ideal hosts. They were there to greet me in person which was a nice touch (Jose even helped carry my suitcase up the stairs), gave me a mini-tour of the place and handed off the keys. The room was clean and cozy, just as pictured. The location was perfect. I shared the bathroom with another group staying in the room beside me--they were a super friendly group from North Carolina. Overall, an excellent experience--I plan on coming back! Thanks for a great ABnB experience Bianca and Jose!
The host was right there to greet us when I arrived and explained everything very thoroughly. She was available to answer any questions promptly but actually stayed in a separate part of the building. I appreciated the security measures taken with the shared space: the locks on my room door plus front door entry codes. It felt like a full apartment with roommates in the next room, complete with a kitchen which was nice. The area was right in the heart of the city and central to all the southern neighborhoods. The building is older and showing its age, but the location and rate was worth the trade-off in modernity. My only real complaint is the A/C unit in the room was super-loud and right behind the head of the bed; thus blowing cold air directly over my face all night. At the same time, there were ear-plugs offered, I blocked the direct air-flow with some pillow, plus it's a small space so not much one can do to reconfigure the room.
This space was adorable and everything I needed for my 2 week business trip. The location is fantastic, and it was a nice change of pace from staying in hotels. The bed is comfortable, the decor is very stylish, and the apartment itself has a nice balance of old character and modern updates. Bianca and Jose were fantastic hosts, responding within 5 minutes to a very minor issue with the bathtub and fixing it immediately. I didn't run into Jose much, but Bianca was really nice and friendly. It was a great stay, and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a real NYC experience!
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About the Host, Bianca + Jose
Hello we are Bianca and Jose! We are in our thirties. We work together to maintain our airbnb while doing the things we love. Bianca is a freelance designer with formal training in fashion design, Jose is in freelance production for events and photography shoots. We share a passion for good design and love hunting for Mid-Century furniture that we sell online. We enjoy exploring the our city together as well as travel to new places.