Due to an overwhelming response to our opening of Sugar Hill Harlem Inn in September 2005,we have added 4 new rooms,each with a private bathroom, in another building 6 blocks north of here.The address is 408 Convent Ave between 147th and 148th street.
The whole building is light and airy and there is central air throughout. The house is similar to the 460 W141st location ,which was built around the same time.It is a limestone Victorian row house on a tree lined street,mostly Ginkgo. It was almost completely gutted and rehabbed in 2006,so the inside is more modern than the main house.Throughout the building all the hardwood floors are new,all the electric and plumbing and light fixtures are new as are all the bathrooms.
Unfortunately many of the original details are gone.There is only one fireplace,but the original staircase is there with some interesting details in the front entrance including 2 floor to ceiling mirrors and some stain glass windows.This main entrance floor is known as the parlor floor.It is a large room,15’x50′ with high 11 ft ceilings and hard wood floors.
Although this is a large beautiful space, it is not used so much by the guests so we have functions there,for weddings,showers,parties and corporate meetings etc.There is a computer on this floor and a telephone,that is there for all to use.There is a small bathroom on this floor.A staircase leads downstairs to the garden floor where there is a dining area and a sitting room area, a large,fully equipped communal kitchen with a built in island table, and doors that lead out into a small garden.There are laundry facilities available also on this floor.Bamboo floors have been installed throughout.The house has 4 floors and 2 of the floors have 2 bedrooms on each floor,each with a private bathroom.One of the bathrooms has a jacuzzi,and one has a separate tub,the other bathrooms just have showers.
The address of the new building is 408 Convent between 147st and 148st.It is one block from the subway which is an express subway stop for 2 trains,the A train and the D train.If you click map you can see where each of these trains take you.The A train,the blue line takes you from Inwood all the way at the top of Manhattan down the west side past 42nd st following 8th ave.From the Sugar Hill and Convent Ave. to Times Sq takes only 10-15 minutes as the train only stops 3 times once at 125th and once at 59th,the bottom of Central Park and then 42nd st.By the way the subway is most always refered to as the train.The A train continues into the West Village,also called Greenwich Village,then on to SoHo and Canal St.,speeding along past Wall st and under the Hudson River to Brooklyn Heights into Queens and as far as Howard Beach where you can catch a free bus or pay $5 to take the Air Train to JFK.Yes you can actually get to the airport for $2,not too bad,but I still say FREE is much better and you can click here to read more about that idea
The D train,the orange line, follows the same path as the A train till it gets to 59th st.Then it turns east to 6th Avenue, (Avenue of the Americas),then it heads south passing Rockefeller Center,and Radio City Music Hall,42nd st,West Village,where it veers off to the East, into the Lower East Side,China Town and on into Brooklyn and eventually Coney Island.