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Robin's Room is my back room carpeted office/bedroom priced at $125/per night. I can accommodate up to 2 people in this 12' square room but prefer to only host one person because it can get really snug with 2 people and their luggae.
You have a choice of either a pull-out sofabed or a comfy aerobed on the carpeted floor. All linens, pillows + towels provided, but feel free to bring your own pillow. The back room gets lots of light with windows on two sides (blinds on the windows to keep out the light in the am). It has a 26" HD TV with remote control, clock radio, hair dryer, desk lamp and overhead light/ceiling fan, A/C and a small desk & chair for your laptop (wi-fi throughout the apt). I also have a fax machine in case you need to receive one (there is a charge to send a fax). Washer and dryers available in the basement, $5 for a wash and dry cycle. Or you can use the laundromat downstairs on the block. There is a very small kitchen where you can do some light food prep and store some items in the fridge.
The price quoted is for 1 person per night staying. Please note that it's $150/night for a couple while I'm here, thus you would be sharing the apt. and bathroom with me. If you want the Apt. to yourself, it's $160 per night but it's not always available (please see my other listing here on Airbnb, called "Robin's Place"). I'm flexible on that price if it's only one person staying for 6 nights or more. So feel free to inquire with your dates, # of people in your party, if you will be sharing a bed, or if you need two separate sleeping spaces, and I'll let you know what I can offer.
I may or may not ask you for a $20 linen/cleaning fee. I will let you know before you arrive.
Everything is here: 42" HDTV and cable in the living room, wifi, laundry in basement, etc. I'm on a high floor in an elevator building. The apt is very light and airy with beautiful old wood floors, high ceilings, moldings and other features of the great pre-war Apts. (like a huge tub!). Unfortunately, like old pre-war apts. it uses window box air conditioners and they are not the most efficient in cooling off an entire apt. Your room will be cool, but the bathroom will not be air conditioned.
The room faces Broadway - stores, restaurants, supermarkets and bars galore. There is a 24-hour diner 1 block away, a 24-hour drugstore across the street, etc. It's 3 short blocks from one subway, 4 1/2 blocks from the Express train, bus outside the door, crosstown bus 3 short blocks south....7 minute walk to the Central Park Reservoir jogging/walking path.... just a great location on the Upper West Side. Churches, synagogues within a couple of blocks. Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, frozen yogurt, salad bar, fresh bagels, good Chinese food, 1 minute walk. It's a fabulous, safe, green neighborhood.
Take note: Broadway is a business street, so there is street noise including a garbage truck which comes by late at night to pick up garbage from the businesses. At some point you may hear them, but they are only there for a few minutes. If you are sensitive, you may want to pack some earplugs. If you can't tolerate noise at all, this place is not for you. My windows are charming pre-war windows, but alas - pre-war builders did not know the meaning of "soundproof" when it came to window design. :) If it's summertime and you have the A/C on, that will help block out any noise.
The back bedroom is my office, so I often need to get back there to do some work during the day if I'm not out. My guests are welcome to hang out in the living room, watch TV there, work at the dining table, etc. My vast preference is for someone who is up and out of the room by about 10 am. (of course if I'm not here, it doesn't matter). If you want utter privacy, this room may not be for you. Once the bed is opened there isn't a lot of floor space left, and I have no closet or shelf space (just hooks and hangars on the back of the door), so my preference is to accommodate 1 person rather than 2, or to host folks with minimal luggage who are happy to live out of their suitcase rather than unpacking their stuff. Two people staying together will be slightly cramped space-wise, especially if they bring a lot of bags, but most visitors have had no problem (please read the reviews of my many guests).
Feel free to write to me with any questions you may have, but read the description carefully first - chances are that many of your questions are already answered here. It's also a good idea to check the calendar first to make sure the dates you are seeking are not booked.
I get tons of requests daily, so if you don't hear back from me, it's because I'm overwhelmed with emails. If you get no response within a week, feel free to write again. Thanks!
|Room type:||Private room|
|Extra people:||$25 / night after the first guest|
|Weekly Price:||$725 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1600 /month|
|Neighborhood:||Upper West Side|
Robin was nice and very helpful and her room is as advertised. She was generous in offering fridge space and the use of her living room, bathroom etc.
My stay was cut short because I got sick quite suddenly and had to return home. It's a safe building in a great location with everything you need within a block or two.
Robin's room is just like how she described in her description, which is also the reason I choose her place. She is a great host, everything is very organized, super helpful for people like me who is the first time to NY! The neighbourhood is so nice, safe to walk even in midnight, and convenient to get food and everything, and easy to take metro in 3 minutes walk only. And very easy to walk to central park and museums. Robin's apartment is so cosy, it gives the feeling that it's really a home not a "stranger's house". Robin gave me a big surprise when she offered me some dumplings on the first night when I arrived, which made her place even more like a home to me.
I'll definitely recommend her place!
Robin was great and her room in her apartment was exactly what I needed for my early morning commute to Lincoln Center. It was record high hot in NYC but her room was very comfortable with AC and a ceiling fan. Her apartment is located in prime time UPWS. Thank you Robin. Thank you Air BNB. Only glitch with this experience was the phone app which, when I reached out to Robin, sent my message back to me from me instead of to her.
Room was just as described, everything went very smoothly. Robin is a great host and very accommodating, going out of her way to make sure I was comfortable, well-fed and had all that I needed. She provided lots of good information about the neighborhood and about what to do and see in the city. Would highly recommend for anyone wanting a convenient and affordable place in the greatest city in the world!
my stay at robin's was brief but i feel comfortable highly recommending her hospitality and location. she put forward a lot of extra effort and did her best to ensure that my short visit to nyc was worthwhile - thanks again, robin!
I did not stay here because we had not finalized key transfer arrangements 48 hours before my planned arrival.
I spent one night at Robin's and it was great! The apartment is clean and it is located in an excellent neighborhood. Robin is an extremely nice lady and gave good recommandations. I would gladly stay there again. Thanks, Robin!
Robin's apartment is in a terrific part of the city, close to public transportation, Central Park, Riverside Park, museums and great restaurants. It is the perfect base for exploring and discovering the Upper West Side and beyond..
We couldn't have asked for a more thoughtful, warm and accommodating host than Robin Greenstein. My daughter (12) often has trouble adapting to new environments and she loved our new spot right away.The location of Robin's Room on New York's "fabulous" Upper West Side is perfect, and unlike many other similarly located flats, there's an elevator which came in handy for our one heavy bag and quick ingress and egress. Robin was quick to share snacks as well as tips on all the free events and entertainment happening in the city. We also found the place very clean, and I loved the old, Craftsmen bathtub in the bathroom. These are the PROS.
CONS: Although I may have seen it in one of the reviews, and Robin may have disclosed it... I had trouble sleeping first night due to considerable night and early morning traffic noise. If you are a light sleeper, I recommend closing the windows and turning on the air conditioner on the first night, even on fan if the weather isn't too hot. I also got ear plugs at the Duane Reade's right across the street. With those adjustments, I slept great. Kitchen is very small and I didn't feel comfortable cooking there. My daughter slept comfortably on the sofa (not pulled out to the bed). for me, Robin provided an Aerobed that was not as comfortable as other air mattresses I've slept on.
All in all, we loved it at Robin's, and I would stay there again, especially if I knew there was a new air mattress.
My son and I loved staying in Robin's place during our recent trip to NYC. Her apartment is located in a great part of the Upper West Side, close to great restaurants, buses and the subway. She was great at communicating with me and very accommodating. I would stay there again!