With its rich cultural history and architectural assets, Harlem has long been a domestic and international travel destination and now is one of the most visited destinations in New York City.  The warmth and charm of the community is frequently noted by visitors as hallmarks of their experience.  It is therefore not surprising that Harlem has some of the most stunning and tranquil Bed and Breakfast spots in Manhattan.

Whether you’re in town for a lengthy visit or just looking for a quiet weekend getaway, we at The Morningsider have compiled a list of some of the most popular Bed and Breakfast spots to enjoy.

Sugar Hill Harlem Inn

Sugar Hill Harlem Inn is a Victorian townhouse located in the landmark district of Sugar Hill at 460 West 141 Street. Built in 1906, this Western Harlem inn has been recently renovated and refurnished. It offers 2 rooms on the first floor, 2 studios on the second floor, a two-bedroom suite, as well as a common reception room and outdoor garden. The rooms are equipped with a private bathroom and are individually decorated by an interior designer to ensure an aesthetically pleasing environment and provide visitors with the utmost relaxation. The reception room can also be used to host small functions such as weddings, poetry/play readings, parties, and showers. For more information on Sugar Hill Harlem Inn or to book a room, please call 212.234.5432 or visit their website at www.sugarhillharleminn.com.

Allie’s Inn Bed and Breakfast

Allie’s Bed and Breakfast is another luxurious and accommodating inn located in central Harlem on 313 West 136th Street between Frederick Douglass Boulevard and Edgecombe Avenue. Allie’s is great for both family and business needs, offering two different types of rooms: “Allie’s Room” and “Garden View Room.” Allie’s room comes equipped with a queen-sized bed and daybed, full kitchen, private bathroom with skylight, and walk-in closet. The Garden View room features a full size bed, private bathroom, large closet, and full kitchen. Both rooms offer full housekeeping services, a large, sunny studio, and complimentary WiFi. All accommodations provided by Allie’s Inn are designed to add to the relaxing atmosphere, while still providing visitors with a convenient location to the hustle and bustle of New York City and all that it has to offer. To read more about Allie’s Bed and Breakfast or to book a room, visit www.alliesinn.com or call 212.690.3813.

Harlem 144 Guest House

This cozy guest house, located at 144 West 120th Street in the fashionable Mt. Morris Park Historic District, is housed in a brownstone townhouse built in 1888 that is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Most of the original detail remains and when you add to that original African, African American and Caribbean art, collectibles, first edition books and antique furnishings, it’s the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of Midtown Manhattan.  There are two rooms on the third floor—a two bedroom that contains a queen-sized bed and twin bed, and a room with two standard-sized beds—that share a kitchen and bathroom and also a private apartment on the garden level that includes access to a fully landscaped garden.  All spaces are air conditioned, feature cable TV with premium channels, a DVD player, free wireless Internet access, fully outfitted kitchens and plush bedroom and bathroom linens.  The proprietor, who happens to be co-author of, “Harlem Travel Guide,” which provides information on all things Harlem, is great at recommending and arranging unique Harlem experiences. Email valbradley@aol.com to obtain additional information and to make reservations.

Villa 121 Guest House

Located steps from historic Mount Morris Park at 11 West 121st Street, Villa 121 offers five beautiful suites full of historic detail. The townhouse, which is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was designed in 1887 and has been carefully maintained throughout the years to preserve the incredible craftsmanship of the building, including intricate mahogany and oak woodwork. Each suite features incredible 14-foot ceilings, artwork created by the owners, the Toones, and many original furnishings. Villa 121 allows guests to relax and reminisce on Harlem’s fascinating history, while remaining within walking distance to the variety of great new shops and restaurants in the area. For more information or to book a room at Villa 121, please visit www.villa121.com or call 212.289.5032.