Stayed On: 6/2010 - The stay was very nice. Both the managers and the house keeping ladies were helpful and friendly. The on line photos are an accurate depiction of the unit. The unit was spacious and very clean, lots of linens. Note that the location is a busy area with a lot of foot traffic and street traffice on 3rd st. I recommend staying here if you want to experience a little of the local city culture. Speaking Spanish is an asset but not necessary as everyone I ran into spoke English as well.
Stayed On: 6/2010 - We were very happy staying in the Upper Yorkville Apartments for 2 months. They are nicely set out with wooden floors. I loved having cleaners daily and there were several laundries in the nearby streets. There is a supermarket very close by and it is about 10 blocks from an organic supermarket. There is no smoking so there were no nasty lingering smells. We were there in winter and while there was snow outside we were warm inside. You do need to be able to handle stairs as there is no lift. We stayed in the one bedroom which has a sofa bed in the lounge room. They can handle up to 5 people. Many of the bedrooms are facing Third Avenue which can be noisy (it is New York); earplugs easily fix that if you want silence. It was easy to get to all the tourist areas as the subway system is fantastic and a station is very close by. We would stay here again.
Stayed On: 4/2010 -The appartment was just perfect! Very nicely furnished, 2 minutes away from the supermarket, 5 minutes away from the metro and 15 minutes away from central park! We just loved it!
Stayed On: 3/2010 - A great place to come home to, after a busy day out in New York. Very close to Metro on 103/Lexington. The Innkeepers are able to give all sorts of info, if needed and are very friendly. As we were total strangers to NY this was important for us. We shall stay again.
Stayed On: 1/2010 - Séjour inoubliable à NEW YORK, très bon contact avec les propriètaires, métro à proximité, quartier populaire très agréable, appartements très bien décorés et entretenus, tout confort, très bonnes suggestions pour les dîners en ville. La situation géographique des appartements permet de se mêler à la population locale avant de se rendre très facilement par le métro (très propre et sécurisant) sur les sites touristiques. Présence de commerces très accueillants et pratiques dans le quartier. A recommander fortement.
Stayed On: 1/2010 - We have just returned from seeing in 2010 in NYC, Upper Yorkville suites provided us with an excellent home from home base, but be pepared that it is away from the main buzz of the city. We were pepared for this as i had read previous reviews, but had i not have done so, i think i would have been slightly taken aback.However the staff, Dave and Robert, the inn keepers were very helpful and explained everything we needed to know. The Suites are in an excellent posistion for the Subway with trains running 24hrs, getting Downtown was no problem at all. The suite was cleaned daily with fresh towels etc, and although we never met Auriela, she looked after us very well. If your looking for some home comfort and freedom then the suites are ideal, the Chinese on the corner opposite the Subway was excellent, and we had a very filling meal from there on our way home one evening. We had a fab 5 days in the big Apple and if we were to return, we would use the suites again.
Stayed On: 12/2009 - This place was as clean as a 5 star hotel and we were very pleased with the friendliness of the staff. They accommodated every request promptly and courteously. This place really gives you the authentic NYC feel and you feel like a local while staying here. We found ourselves calling it "home" rather than "our room" when we would refer to it during conversation. The owner of the building truly makes you feel like a welcomed friend rather than just a hotel guest. The location is not in the thick of all the busy downtown hot spots, but the subway line is one block from the place and is a direct route to all the places of interest. We found that being away from the downtown hustle and bustle was a huge bonus, not only for affordability, and noise, but especially when it came to grabbing a quick and affordable bite to eat while coming to or from the room. There are many great neighborhood diners within walking distance that have great food at great prices. This is definitely our new spot to stay when visiting the city. Best Regards, Steve
Stayed On: 10/2009 - We stayed in the York Suite of the Upper Yorkville Suites in mid October. The apartment was adorable, very clean and cozy! It was also very convenient to the subway and Central Park. The owner, was very friendly and made us feel welcome. They gave us all the info we needed up front. The apartment was very reasonably priced for NYC; about what you'd pay for a decent hotel, but MUCH bigger. It was a nice place to come home to after a busy day in NYC. Would definitely recommend!
Stayed On: 9/2009 - We stayed for a week in the Broadway suite and it was more than we hoped for. I had been excited to get to the city for many years and sometimes wish we lived there. Staying in this suite let me feel like I did... and it came equipped with that magic cleaning fairy we all wish we had at home! The suite was very clean every day. The staff was very helpful and suggested some great restaurants in the area. Having the kitchen worked perfect for us. We picked up groceries at the store and there was a street market across the street on a Thursday where they sold fresh fruit and veggies,not sure if this happens every week though. The location is great. The subway was only a block away, there are a lot of different restaurants and stores around, it was quiet at night and we never worried about our safety no matter what time of day or night. Whenever we make it back to New York we are definitely going to look into staying here again. I wish there was places like these in all the cities we go to!
Stayed On: 9/2009 - We had a very satisfactory and very pleasant 14 days stay in this appartment hotel.
Stayed On: 8/2009 - le confort,la propreté et la déco de cet appartement sont au rendez-vous. Le propriétaire très aimable
Stayed On: 7/2009 Nuestra estadía en "Upper Yorkville" fue maravillosa. Somos una familia grande y estuvimos muy cómodos. Mi esposo y yo dormimos en un cuarto privado y los niños durmieron en el sofa cama. El apartamento es nuevo y moderno. Todo estaba muy limpio. La cocina tenía todo lo que necesitábamos y el refrigerador tenía bebidas muy ricas como el café mocha de Starbucks. Los niños tenían a la mano cereal y pizza. Durante nuestra estadía en "Upper Yorkville" también disfrutamos del Festival Puertorriqueño. Habían muchos restaurantes cerca. Nos gustó mucho "Giovannis." Planeamos volver al "Park" de "Upper Yorkville." Nos sentimos muy a gusto y muy seguras. ~ Jasmin y José.
Stayed On: 7/2009 Kaiken kaikkiaan loistavaa apartment-asumista. Huoneisto oli kuvauksen mukainen, siisti ja käytännöllinen. Sijainti oli hyvä metroaseman lähellä ja vain muutamien minuuttien päässä metrolla downtownista. Hinta-laatu-suhde mielestäni hyvä.
Stayed On: 7/2009 Gut gefallen hat uns die zentrale Lage mitten in Manhattan, nur 3 Minuten von der U-Bahn entfernt, und die Ausstattung der Wohung allgemein.
Stayed On: 6/2009 They exceeded our expectations in all categories. It was like a home away from home and we felt like they were so accomodating to our needs. The neighborhood isn't exactly what we pictured, but they building is very safe.
Stayed On: 6/2009 Nous avons séjourné 1 semaine dans la suite "Park". L'appartement fait environ 30 m². Il est très bien équipé avec une chambre séparée (grand lit, double armoire et literie très propre). La cuisine est équipée d'un grand frigo (remplit de boissons à notre arrivée !), four, plaques chauffantes, micor ondes, et toute la vaisselle fournie. Le séjour a un grand canapé, un fauteuil et une télé écran plat. Le ménage y est fait chaque jour avec changement des serviettes de toilettes. Nous avons vraiment apprécié cet appartement non seulement pour son confort mais aussi pour sa situation géographique (à 100 m du métro). Le quartier y est calme, on ne s'y sent pas en insécurité. Nous avons passé un super séjour là bas avec en prime les propriétaires des lieux très accueillants et très serviables!
Stayed On: 6/2009 Hotel très propre, décor soigné. personnel très discret (voire trop : pas de réception à l'arrivée !). attention, le petit déjeuner continental compris se compose de céréales avec du lait, café et thé et de biscuits, c'est tout ! le quartier est très populaire mais sans problème et le métro est vraiment très proche.
Stayed On: 5/2009 - With a 7 year old boy, our Mom and of course ourselves, the suites gave us the perfect place to rest our legs, and lay down our heads. It was much easier than a hotel and cheaper too. We would definately return.
Stayed On: 5/2009 - Everything was great, it was clean and very nice decorated, the subway is close of the appartement. We would certainly come back here.
Stayed On: 4/2009 - You can find a better neighbourhood in New York if you want a bigger choice in restaurants, bars and highlights, but the Upper Yorkville Suites are clean, have everything you need and the service is very friendly. Just take the subway (only 100 meters away) and you are in downtown Manhattan in 20 minutes. We enjoyed our stay!
Stayed On: 3/2009 - We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Upper Yorkville Suites. We found our suite exceptionally clean and accomodating and the management, both professional and responsive. We felt very safe and secure during our brief stay. Easy access to transportation and a reasonable walk to Central Park.
Stayed On: 3/2009 -Very good place to stay longer time, feels like home. Clean room and nicely decorated. Little far from the center, train is the most convinient way to get places. Sure to come back to UYS next time we visit NY!
Stayed On: 2/2009 - My husband and I just returned home from a weekend at the UYS. From the pictures of the suite on the website, we were very excited to stay in the Madison Suite. Being from Connecticut, we drove right to the b&b. I have to admit we were surprised by the neighborhood because we didn't realize we were staying in Spanish Harlem. Though we didn't feel entirely comfortable walking the streets, once inside the apartment we felt completely safe. We were able to park our car for free on the street for our entire stay with no problems. (We did worry a little bit about the car...but turned out to be fine!) The close location of the subway made our travel to the heart of the city easy and cheap. At night we opted for cabs so that we wouldn't have to walk the block and a half in the dark. The suite itself was amazing. I was blown away by how spacious and clean it was. It was impeccably decorated and very comfortable. The pullout couch was great for a quick nap in front of the tv between sightseeing during the day and catching a show at night. The only complaint was that the cable tv was not great. The main channels (nbc, cbs, abc) came in very fuzzy with a lot of feedback that made them unwatchable. Food Network and TBS were the main options that came in clearly and in English. Let's face it...we weren't in NY to watch television anyway. Overall, we had a great stay. While breakfast items (cereal, oatmeal, milk, OJ) were provided free of charge, they also had snacks on hand for a reasonable price. It was nice after a late night to have a bag of chips and a bottle of water on hand. Each member of the staff that we dealt with was kind and helpful. We didn't interact with them very much, but would have felt comfortable asking them for help if needed.
Stayed On: 12/2008 -This B&B is a fabulous find - especially good value during peak seasons when the tiniest hotel room can set you back hundreds of dollars. The inn-keepers are super-friendly, knowledgeable and willing to help you in any way. Our suite - the Park suite - was furnished beautifully and blessed with by far the most comfortable bed I've had the fortune to encounter in all my years of travelling! There is wireless internet and a huge TV with DVD player if you need them and the kitchen is stylish and fully-equipped. The location might not suit everyone - there's a big difference between walking out of your front door and being 100m from Times Square and riding the subway from Spanish Harlem - but this is the trade-off for such luxury and space in NYC. Regarding safety, although the location is not the most salubrious NYC has to offer, we had no problems at all during our time there and if coming home late we simply hailed a cab to be doubly sure. In summary, we enjoyed our time at the Upper Yorkville Suites immensely and would certainly recommend it highly for others who don't mind staying a little further away from the action.
Stayed On: 12/2008 -This property is almost brand new and in excellent condition. All amenities are in perfect condition and the service is excellent from start to finish.It is well situated for parking, cabs or even a short walk to the nearby subway. It has a full , well stocked kitchen and plenty of space for at least 4 adults. We were very impressed with this property and having traveled extensively throughout the world woul recommend it highly.It is a great value for the money.
Stayed On: 12/2008 -Spent Xmas 2008 here with my daughter and it lived up to me expectations. We arrived at midnight and there was someone waiting to greet us. The rooms were clean and warm. Even though we were uptown it was so easy to go downtown on the subway. Would highly recommend these apartments my only problem is the value of the pound against the dollar made my NYC experience more expensive.
Stayed On: 12/2008 -From the neighborhood's many delicious restaurants to the easy public transportation options, the suites are the place to stay... we felt very safe and comfortable in our suite AND we could even cook if we wanted to! everything was made available in the kitchen from pots and pans to a wonderful breakfast basket filled every day with mini cereals and oatmeal packets, we even got milk AND OJ!!! delightful and a very good deal in NYC. we are soooo coming back to stay.
Stayed On: 11/2008 -It was absolutely fantasic. I will tell all my friends that they have to stay in Upper Yorkville Suites. It's atmosphere is friendly, the suites are clean and warm,and you save alot of money.
Stayed On: 12/2008 -Everything was ok. Upper Yorkville Suites Staff were so kind and helped us giving suggestions and good infos.
Stayed On: 11/2008 -These suites are very roomy, clean and nice. Quite comfortable, and has great service from the innkeepers. Conveniently located just around the block from a subway entrance, it makes moving around a lot easier. There is breakfast included, and there are snack options that you can buy, which was nice. I would stay there again.
Stayed On: 11/2008 -I?m almost hesitant to provide feedback here for fear that too many people will discover this gem. You know how some hotel rooms look nothing like the website photos? Well, this one does, and I dare say the suite may be even better in reality because you don?t get a sense of how spacious it is from the disjointed photos. New Yorkers would kill to live in an apartment of this size! You will have not a kitchenette, but a full-sized kitchen with stainless steel appliances. You will have a very large closet (with a safe too.) The furnishings are new and stylish, and you get . The staff is extremely courteous and accommodating. Handily, there is a mini supermarket across the street. The only downside is that there is no elevator and Spanish Harlem may intimidate some people. Initially, I was worried about the working-class neighborhood (you can see photos of the street on Google Maps), but it turned out to be fine. It might be a bit dicey to walk alone on 103rd Street late at night, but otherwise no one harassed or scared us (us being three Asian women). In fact, some residents were quite helpful. Yes, the location is not very central, but since you?ll be taking the subway anyways, why pay exorbitant sums for a hotel room that?s half the size of a suite here?
Stayed On: 10/2008 -The apartment was very comfortale and clean nothing was too much trouble for the staff, everything was provided for a light breakfast.the subway was convieniently located. Our only problem was it was a bit noisey otherwise we were very happy
Stayed On: 10/2008 -We spent lovely two nights in a very clean, very comfortably sized, very sunny, very well furnished Suite. Everything we needed for a quick breakfast was provided (coffee, tea, milk, orange juice, cereals and some biscuits), the innkeeper was very helpful and let us in very early, the suite being already ready. By subway you can reach midtown in 15 minutes and the central park on foot in less than 5, so the location is absolutely acceptable. Since we were 4 and I had compared hotel prices for 4 quite extensively, I am convinced that we got an outstanding value for our money in NYC. The only drawback was the rather too soft mattress of the foldout bed, but that is a trifle.
Stayed On: 10/2008 -Very nice place to stay.
Stayed On: 10/2008 -Very clean and very comfortable.
Stayed On: 10/2008 -Me and my husband stayed at the Yorkville Suites for 9 days and 8 nights. The apartment was spacious (for New York), well stocked and very clean. The staff was great. They provided suggestions on great places to eat and things to do that were off the beat and path. Transportation was a breeze. The apartment is located one block from the 6 (subway) and busline and cabs pass by quite often. Very diverse neighborhood adding to the total New York experience. The neighborhood made me feel like a true New Yorker and not a tourist. Would definately stay there again.
Stayed On: 10/2008 -My Partner and I stayed in the Lexington Suite on 10/10/08 for 3 nights. The apartments are very tastefully designed and spotlessly clean! The hosts left breakfast groceries so we didn't even have to leave the apartment to go out for breakfast, it was great! We were made very welcome and were assisted with our transport arrangements on the day we left! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Upper Yorkville Suites. The only problem we felt was distance from the main attractions. We were a little too far out from the Centre, and if it wasn't for fantastic weather to enable us to walk to our destinations, it could have become costly taking cabs and
Stayed On: 10/2008 -I work in hospitality and travel 2 to 3 times a month for a travel agency. I've stayed at properties ranging from 2 to 5 stars. About the room: Warmly decorated, spacious and with apartment style amenities. After a long day exploring New York, it was nice to come home and put up your feet on the couch, watch TV. When we got hungry we heated up our leftovers in the full sized kitchen. Before we left each morning we enjoyed the breakfast in our own apartment/room. Service: The owners are very friendly and are thorough providing you information. Location: Located in the Spanish Barrio - an up and coming neighborhood in South Harlem. Just 2 blocks from the # 6 subway line and 3 or 4 blocks from Central Park where Museum Mile starts. Amazing value for your money. I would recommend this to future NY travelers!
Stayed On: 9/2008 -First things first. These excellent apartment units are located in Spanish Harlem. This location might make some travelers uncomfortable, but if you travel internationally and enjoy interacting with people of varied cultures in edgy surroundings, this is your kind of place. Our unit was exceptionally clean, well equipped, very comfortable and secure. Don't let the location over a hardware store turn you away from a great experience. Public transportation is very close. Shops and ethnic restaurants are close by and the owners will do their best to make your stay enjoyable. The only negative I will mention is that the neighborhood after midnight could present a problem if you are on the street. We returned about 3AM from an evening 'downtown' and were concerned about the activities of some people still on the street. The solution is to take a cab directly to the front door rather than using the subway and subsequently walking from the station to the Yorkville Suites. I would return without hesitation.
Stayed On: 9/2008 -I was very pleased with the cleanliness of the suites. The helpfulness and the courtesy of the staff were great. The continental breakfast that was provided in the suites was sufficient, and if the opportunity arises I would I would stay at this B&B again.
Stayed On: 9/2008 -What a wonderful place to stay. Clean, tidy, modern with wonderful keepers - I would definately stay here again. It was a great place to return to after a long day of pounding the pavement and taking in the sites. Tho' it was a little further off the beaten track than we first assumed, the subway was right around the corner which took us everywhere. We felt safe, enjoyed the people and will definatly come back. Over all I would say if you want a warm contemporary environment, don't mind walking (& hey if you do then you really shouldn't be visiting NY!), enjoy an flavourful ethnic neighbourhood, and don't need the hectic night life - then this is the place to stay!
Stayed On: 8/2008 -Hi, We have been very satified with your welcome and our room and we will recommend your address. Thank You we had a very nice week in NY.
Stayed On: 8/2008 -The staff were very accomodating and friendly. They went out of their way to help us ,especially with the checking in times etc. I would definitely use the suites when my family come to visit!!!
Stayed On: 7/2008 My wife and I traveled (last minute) to Manhattan in July to visit her parents. We wanted an afforable place that offer us more than just a single hotel room and easy access to public transportantion. We found UYYS, we loved the photos. After a few quick calls with Dave and Missy we booked the York suite. It was a great stay. The apartment was super clean and modern. We plan to stay again later this year for the holidays.
Stayed On: 7/2008 -Our stay at the Yorkville was wonderful. I would (and plan to) recommend it to anyone looking for a good value in NYC. The service was exception and the staff really went out of their way for us. The room was stocked with free treats and the refriderator even came stocked with milk and OJ! The bedroom and living rooms were spacious, clean, and very luxurious. The bathroom was a small, but aren't all NY bathrooms? The neighborhood was the only drawback because it was a little intimidating at night, but during the day, it was lively and friendly. Subway was nearby and taxicabs readily available.
Stayed On: 7/2008 -Upon arriving we were a bit shocked to find the apartments located above a hardware store-but no fear-the apartments were great. The place was newly renovated and nicely done at that. Owners was very kind and helpful. Double security to enter building. The only surprise was that we were actually in the Spanish Harlem area. the good about the area is that burgers, smoothies, etc. were very affordable compared to the rest of Manhattan. One block from subway #6 train-Awesome! Would stay again although the apartment was too nice for its location-but with subway nearby it was cool with us!
Stayed On: 7/2008 -Great space, good location except for the 6a.m. garbage truck that wakes you up. Need sound muffling windows on street side. Kitchen very nice. would recommend keeping salt and pepper and small bottle of cooking oil in stock. Also, ran out of black tea and was not replaced despite request. But overall, would definitely stay here again.
Stayed On: 7/2008 Great hospitality, clean friendly and safe. What a nice time for my first trip to New York.
Stayed On: 6/2008 - We stayed in York Suite at Upper Yorkville suites for 5 nights and we found it as our second home. The amenities are outstanding, subway is just a 3 min walk. The building is secure and area is accessible for buying daily stuff. We had a warm welcome from the keepers. This place is highly recommended for the people who want to stay at uptown New York.
Stayed On: 6/2008 -Fabulous lodging in NY! Would certainly recommend. Most accommodating. One block from subway.
Stayed On: 6/2008 -We stayed for two days and it is a good place. Subway is near and also a bus from downtown Manhattan stops in front of the appartment. A supermarket is next door. The house is well equipped and we really liked staying here.
Stayed On: 6/2008 - I stayed in the York Suite with my parents from 3rd-10th June. The suite is beautiful, with exposed brick walls & hardwood floors. The bed linen on both the bed & sofa bed were soft & of excellent quality, as were the towels. Breakfast was also provided, which was a welcome surprise. Both Bob & Dave, the owners, are lovely people, & very helpful. There was a heat-wave in NY when we stayed, but the apartment was always cool, due to the air conditioning in both rooms. Spanish Harlem came as a bit of a surprise, & is a bit far out from Midtown Manhattan, but the number 6 subway is close by & runs frequently. There was also the Puerto-rican festival on during the weekend that we stayed, giving us the feeling of staying in North America & South America at the same time! I would definitely recommend the Upper Yorkville Suites as a place to stay for the budget-conscious traveller!
Stayed On: 5/2008 - We were delighted with the accommodation. Landlords responded to our needs efficiently and were extremely helpful.Kitchen facilities are excellent. A 15 minute walk to the Conservatory Gardens in Central Park and the beginning of the Museum Mile.
Stayed On: 5/2008 - This is the first time I've ever stayed at a hotel/bnb without reading a number of reviews ahead of time, but I was very pleasantly surprised. The room was absolutely beautiful and quite spacious. Coming back every evening was like coming back to my own apartment, not a hotel room. The Manager was a wonderful man who bent over backward to make sure I had a good stay. It was located a block and a half from the 6 subway line. I recommend UYVS to all of my friends!
Stayed On: 5/2008 - Last week, my wife and I stayed at the Upper Yorkville Suites in the Lexington Suite for 3 nights. We really enjoyed our stay and we are already planning our next visit. Having visited NYC in the past and booked hotel rooms through travel sites, we never thought that we would find one place in Manhattan that could be described in all of these ways: affordable, spacious, convenient, and "feels like home". But that is just the kind of place that David, Bob, and Jose have created at the Upper Yorkville Suites. For half the price of tiny hotel rooms that the travel sites were offering, we had a separate bedroom and living area as well as a full kitchen and bath. Each room was newly furnished, decorated, and included conveniences such as a ceiling fan in the bedroom, an iron and ironing board and a blow dryer in the bathroom. With a microwave and conventional oven, refrigerator and coffee pot, we felt right at home in our suite and wished we had planned a longer stay. The bus stops and the subway station that are within one block made getting to all parts of the city easy and quick. We flew in and out of JFK, we shopped at the South Street Seaport and Chinatown, we saw two shows on Broadway, and we ate out at the Upper East Side, Greenwich Village, and East Harlem (Patsy's Pizza - the absolute best) and we never took a cab. We walked to the conservatory gardens in Central Park and passed by many museums that we wished we had time to visit. We enjoyed our trip, we enjoyed our suite and we enjoyed the hospitality. From emailing questions prior to our stay - to checking our bags in early - to requesting aluminum foil to reheat our leftovers - to checking out, David, Bob and Jose were all very helpful, accommodating, and attentive.
Stayed On: 5/2008 -Very much enjoyed my stay...close to subway, very friendly and accommodating staff, comfortable room (and bed) that proved to be an oasis after busy days in the hustle and bustle of the city.
Stayed On: 5/2008 -We needed a place to stay for 3 adults that we didn't have to mortgage the house to stay at. I checked on the availability at another B&B and they were full and recommended UYVS. I checked the website and loved what I saw. We booked online and I ended up talking to Jose several times to ask some questions. Bob and Dave met us at check-in and showed us the ropes. They were very helpful and informative. Our room was big enough for 3 adults. We never felt crowded. We were the second people to stay in the Lexington Suite. We would definitely stay there again. The location was convenient to the subway and for our NY activities.
Stayed On: 4/2008 - It was good to have a warm greeting on arrival after a long drive to NY. The suite was clean and new and I think we were the first to stay there. It made the 3 days in NY more enjoyable