Harlem, Upper Manhattan
180 West 135th Street, New York City, NY, USA, 10030
Hotel: public parking, fitness centre, fitness classes, swimming pool, basketball court, sauna, 24-hour front desk and security, luggage storage, vending machine, business centre, garden, common kitchen and lounge.
Room: free WiFi in lounge only, non-smoking, air-condition, pets not allowed, some with bunk beds, flat-screen TV, mini-fridge, shared bathroom or en suite bath with walk-in shower, daily housekeeping.
Harlem YMCAThe Harlem YMCA is for NYC travellers looking for a hostel-like accommodation in a historic African American-cultural part of The Big Apple. Established all the way back in 1902, this budget-friendly lodging also has a fitness complex with a pool, sauna and fitness centre that also includes a basketball court. Overall, Harlem YMCA is better suited for backpackers or young groups than couples or families.
There’s a total of 90 guestrooms, featuring standard single rooms which are just 40 sq feet, as well as standard and deluxe rooms with bunk beds at 60 sq feet each. They all share common bathrooms which are conveniently located on each floor and have no free WiFi. On the other hand, you should find a mini-fridge, a window air-conditioning unit and can request ironing facilities from the reception without extra charge. Daily housekeeping is provided as well.
As far as security goes, then each room is private with own lock and key, in addition to the 24-hour security provided by the YMCA.
The Harlem YMCA doesn’t serve breakfast, but it does have a vending machine and café near the entrance, as well as a common area with a sink, microwave and dining area to cook your own food. The YMCA also has a lounge that has free WiFi and a TV in the tourist lounge. Groceries and convenience stores are within walking distance as well.
For some, the Harlem YMCA will be a perfect accommodation for the complimentary fitness facilities, including fitness classes and training studios, all of which are free to its guests.
Finally, the YMCA also has a 24-hour front desk, lockers and baggage storage in case you wish to explore the neighbourhood without carrying the extra weight. The property is also near four subway lines, including the 135th Street subway stations, which serve the 2, 3, A, B and C lines and offer the convenience of getting to Midtown in less than half an hour.
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