221 2nd Ave Bell # 3, New York, NY | Directions 1000340.831163 -73.756187
Neighborhoods: Long Island, Kensington
smartest place to stay while in nyc! – An oasis on Second Avenue!
This has by far been the most pleasant place I have found in all my years of traveling to the city!
immaculate clean rooms, 20 foot ceilings, beautiful skylight ceiling at the top of the stairs, very discreet, (there is no sign outside), all with reasonable prices!, host Billy macagnone brings all of his years growing up in the restaurant business with his family to running this hotel, you will get discount meals at any one of his dads 3 famous Italian restaurants! Also his knowledge of growing up in Manhattan will astound you if you need any information on getting anywhere or what to do, just ask him!! for sure you will get a gracious answer, this place is usually fully booked, but with only 8 rooms it never feel full, I would reserve as much in advance as you can, I cant wait to go back!
Disappointing experience – The last review prior to this one was in 6/07 and things have definitely changed. We found the service unfriendly, the management unaccommodating, and the room uncomfortable (noisy). Very disappointing.
Perfect for novice New York visitors. – The Scene
This seven-year-old B&B-like guesthouse offers a tranquil respite from its surrounding neighborhood. It is housed in a 1920s building above a yoga studio in a busy part of the East Village. The staff is friendly and very helpful in orientating first-time visitors to the city.
The property is tidy and nicely decorated with original South American-inspired paintings by the owner's father. A large skylight above the stairwell drenches the common areas with natural light. The seven rooms are spacious, clean and homey. Not all have private baths. A fully stocked kitchen allows guests to save money by cooking on the premises. Other amenities include free local phone calls and color cable TVs.
Homey! – This is a hidden delight! Behind the red door is classic old New York with all the comforts of home! 2nd Home is always our 1st choice for our frequent trips to the city. The beds are comfortable, and most rooms are EXTRA large by New York standards! We bring the children often and have never had a problem. It is safe and comfortable, truly a 2nd Home!!!
Review from Mexico City – I am from Mexico and I went to NY on december and stayed at Second Home. I had my doubts it would be a good place to stay, but it was very nice! Clean and I felt at home. Good prices compared to other hotels in New York and Carlos is a very helpful person.
Love Second Home – Having just got back from my second visit to "Second Home" I wanted to say how perfect the accomodation made our stay in NY. If it's authentic city living you want in a spacious, clean, modern apartment in a Bo-Ho area then look no further. Carlos was helpful and friendly, the rooms and bathrooms were spotless and furnished beautifully with solid wood floors, modern art-work and great TV/sound systems. Yeah, the modern Suite was a little noisy on some nights but if you want a quiet, relaxing break.... don't stay in NY!!!! This place reflects everything I love about the Big Apple, my only worry is that it will get too popular to get a room when I want one!
Fantastic! – I have stayed at the Secondhome Guest House twice this year and i'm already planning my next couple of visits for next year! This is a fantastic apartment. Secondhome has a great location with loads of great bars and restaurants around. The rooms are very clean and tidy, and cheap for what you get. Carlos is always very friendly and makes you feel very welcome. I wouldn't choose to stay anywhere else in New York! I would highly recommend secondhome to anyone who plans to visit New York within the future :-)
feel at home in the east village – I have stayed numerous times at Carlos´ place over the past years. The second home it neatly maintained, clean and the place is simply vibrating with the good spirit, Carlos is spreading and he will help you out whenever you need something in the city.
Contrary to some other ratings for this place there ARE quiet rooms. Whoever wrote that has no idea of what NYC city is like. This is not Montana, baby!
Of course, this is not the Hilton, but for this price, it´s simply the best deal in town!
AN INCREDIBLE STEAL – I've stayed with Carlos on at least ten occasions over the past three years. You can't beat the price. And if you're a late-nighter like me, you can't beat the location. Just a short walk to all the nightlife of the East Village and Lower East Side. Cons? Over the years, I'm noticing that the paint is starting to flake. The sinks are starting to drip. And the amenities aren't there anymore (no special soaps, etc). But even as other hotels continue to raise their prices, Carlos keeps his the same. A steal!!!
BIG WARNING: IT'S ABOVE A CLUB.NOISY – The major complaint is that they conveniently fail to inform that this guesthouse is directly above a club that stays open until about 3:30 AM. The bass boom boom booms all through the night. It can be quite unbearable. For 75.00 you get a room that only fits a bed, nothing else, a TV up in the closet that goes out periodically, a bathroom down the hall, and the full noise of the club.
Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Facebook to see what your friends are up to!
Do you have a review of Second Home On Second Avenue on your blog? If you include the Citysearch image link (shown below) in your post, we'll automatically link to your review from the business profile page. Here's how our Linkback system works:
The Linkback system is free and automatic. It's really that easy.
To link to our business profile page, copy the html below to your web page.