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International Press

"Whoever dreamed up City Lights was a genius."     -  The Hartford Courant

"The accommodation I got through city lights represented excellent value by any yardstick. But for a beautiful apartment in one of the most expensive areas of one of the most expensive cities in the world, well, amazing isn't too strong a word for this bargain."   - The Toronto Star

"Cleanliness is a given, but aesthetic considerations and the host's personality also play major roles. Most hosts are professionals –judges, actors, psychologists, even a former consul general."   - Christian Science Monitor

"We walk into a light, immaculate fourth-floor apartment facing the garden of an adjacent building. Our Hostess has left us some fresh fruit, and a single white flower floats, in a bowl. On the desk in the living room is a handmade guest book and three typed pages noting nearby stores and favorite restaurants. The breakfast food is ample...we are impressed. City Lights is the only agency to follow up with a questionnaire."  - Conde Nast Traveler

"One of the nicest B & B agencies is City Lights Bed & Breakfast, which takes special care to see that accommodations are not only safe and comfortable, but aesthetically pleasing as well." -  Arthur Frommer's New York

Feedback from a few of our guests

"We just came home from New York today and want to tell you that we had a stupendous time stay! The rental apartment was huge and decorated in a way that we felt immediately at home. My father and brother who were in New York for the first time also enjoyed the apartment very much. I am so glad that you found this accommodation for us - - and I hope to come back there one day. I will certainly contact you again next time when I come to New York. And I am recommending City Lights Bed and Breakfast to everybody who asks me where to stay in NYC. "our" flat very much and the location was perfect to discover Manhattan.

Warm greetings and thank you again!"


"We were so pleased with our stay. We can't say enough good things about the excellent vacation rental you arranged for us - The privacy, the kitchen facilities, the roof terrace which was absolutely magical, the great location near to subways, restaurants... I could go on at length, but overall, we would not hesitate to recommend this accommodation and City Lights Bed And Breakfast to friends and family. Now that we are at home after our stay, we can confirm that this was an inspired choice that made our visit truly special. Thanks very much to City Lights Bed And Breakfast. You are a wonderful service."


"David & I would like to thank City Lights Bed And Breakfast once again for the wonderful B & B you connected us to. You showed a sincere interest in who we were & what we wanted to do & see in New York. Staying at this B & B enhanced our trip and having such a helpful host who gave us ideas on destinations & restaurants & also with all the valuable help with all the logistics of just getting around. She was a treasure and  a fabulous Host.

Thank you once again. Until next time,



"Our stay in NY was outstanding and the apartment was perfect. We couldn't have asked for anything more. Other family members were also in the city to attend our son's graduation and could not believe our accommodations. I have and will continue to recommend your service. Thanks again for making the trip  so wonderful."


"Dear City Lights Bed and Breakfast,

A brief "evaluation" of our stay. It was wonderful (!), very comfortable, well supplied, and we enjoyed the furnishings and books. With 2 days in the 70s (to our surprise) we could even enjoy the sun-deck. The neighborhood had everything. We walked and walked and felt we got to know the Village quite well--which was our goal.

We're glad we found City Lights B & B."


"We enjoyed our trip tremendously, and most of all we loved the apartment - we had a rainy day and it was such a cozy place to come home to!  This is our 2nd time using your company and both experiences were great. Thanks."


Dear City Lights B & B – Our vacation was great, the apartment was perfect. Our host was so helpful and the whole booking process was very simple and convenient. Our host provided everything we needed PLUS restaurant reviews. We’ll be sure to tell all our friends in Portland about City Lights Bed And Breakfast.

The neighborhood was very exciting – endless possibilities to eat and take in the local scene. New York is an amazing city. Thank you City Lights for arranging an unforgettable vacation.

Thank you for offering this great place for us. It was very comfortable and in the best part of the West Village.

The  apartment was lovely and in a great location. It was filled with so many wonderful eating and jazz places. We wanted to stay longer. Next time we will. Also the 7th subway was very close and we could get uptown very quickly. All in all we had a fantastic time.

You have a great service.

Thanks for everything. Our stay was absolutely wonderful. We loved the apt. and hope to be back soon.  My best,

We cannot say enough good things about our flat. It was clean and comfortable and the décor was very nice. There were so many coffee shops and cafes to go to for a simple breakfast all the way to a gourmet lunch or dinner. The location was cozy yet very convenient. This is our second time staying here and we will surely come again. Thank you City Lights Bed And Breakfast. You are an excellent service.

Just wanted to let you know what a perfect place the West Village apartment was for us. We loved our accommodation, location and our entire vacation was very special. We must come back again. The quality of jazz was superb. We went to several jazz clubs. There were so many great places to dine and we had so much to pick from. We even managed to catch a show at Times Square and get uptown to the museums with little trouble. NYC’s underground was very easy to negotiate.

This accommodation was perfect for us. It was very comfortable, well- kept and well supplied and the owner was very kind. We had so much to do, and loved all the places to eat and shop. We walked all the way to Soho down McDougal Street where we found an amazing number of shops, restaurants and we loved all the galleries too. We took the underground to Time Square and even went up to the Museum Of Natural History which was thrilling. All in all we had a marvelous time.

The  property we stayed at was very enjoyable. It was in a very quiet yet convenient location . The area was fantastic. There were so many wonderful shops, cafes, jazz clubs, and restaurants from every part of the world.  We would love to return.

We had a great time in the Village. The bed was very comfortable, we loved the location and the flat was perfect and in the middle of the best part of the Village.

Our stay was superb- we loved the area. The East Side apartment was very private and peaceful and there were more than enough cafes and pastry shops nearby, it was hard to decide which on to go to.

Many Thanks


We had a lovely stay. We loved this place. It was very nice, very clean and extremely quiet for being right in the heart of the Chelsea. The manager was very helpful.

We had a wonderful trip. Our West Side apartment was a very restful place to stay in the midst of everything.

Thank you City Lights B & B,

We had a tremendous time in New York last week. We really enjoyed staying at the Commerce Street inn. The place was great (we slept very well in that bed). We don’t have anything but nice things to say. City Lights B & B is a superb service

On behalf of my friend Christina and myself, we would like to say thanks for the one bedroom flat we stayed at recently in Mid Tow . We very much enjoyed staying there as it made for a great base for getting around and then being close to restaurants, shops, comedy and live music in the evenings too.

We would recommend this accommodation and City Lights B & B to anyone and would gladly stay again should that opportunity ever arise.

We had a wonderful visit at West 78th Street. It was an excellent place to stay. The apartment was comfortable, and of course it's a great location, quiet, and a 3 minute walk to the subway and the Park. It was delightful and we'd come back in a heartbeat. Thank you City Lights B & B!

I want to tell you how much we enjoyed our stay at West Village accommodation .  We ran into a well- known actor, Richard Masur, who told us we were lucky to be staying there. The location was full of character, in a very lively area but quiet street, full of handy shops, markets and restaurants and  a short nice walk to the subway. It was an excellent choice!  We will always recommend City Lights and this place to friends.

We had a great time vacation in this down town studio. It was in a perfect location with so much to do and amazing places to eat! We even took your advice and went to The Blue Note which was the best!

City Lights B & B came through for us Thanks so much for all your help!

To City Lights: We had a most enjoyable time-  The location was great. We love the Village and it was a  convenient location to get to other parts of the city. It was a very friendly neighborhood.  Thank you City Lights B & B.

What a terrific place and it  was just where we wanted to be. The view from the flat was amazing and we had a super time. Thanks so much to our wonderful host and to City Lights Bed and Breakfast. Best Wishes

The accommodation you offered us was perfect. It was a very villagey place. The owner was very helpful and the studio was just as described.  It was comfortable, clean and in an excellent location to enjoy the city. Thank you again.

Good morning,

We have just come back from New York and the down town flat we stayed in and would like to say we enjoyed it very much.  We liked the interesting decor and we felt very secure. The location was excellent. We were near many fantastic places to eat- any kind of cuisine our imaginations could think of were close by! New York is truly a food paradise. We were able to take the train to Time Square and get uptown very quickly. The place was also an easy walk to Soho and getting there was an incredible journey in and of itself. New York is the best city we have ever been to. Thank you City Lights B & B for setting finding this great place for us.

We loved the apartment which was close to Central Park and the view and the light was wonderful also in a great area.

Thank you very much ! We just loved our Mid-Town West apartment! We want to thank you for emailing us so many links they were a treasure of information and helped us prepare for all our activities during our stay. We felt very well taken care of by City Lights B & B. Thank you for all the wonderful links you emailed to us for sights and things to do in the city. With best regards

We are writing to say how much we enjoyed our stay in our West Side accommodation.  Our host was great. All the greenery around us and the bright sunlight was very much welcomed. We had a marvelous time and loved the area . We were so thrilled with the places we found. Having cooking facilities was also very nice and there was no shortage of great fresh food to buy. All in all it we had a very nice time. Thank you City Lights B & B for helping to make our stay unforgettable.

Our stay was so much fun- we loved the neighborhood and our 14th Street apartment which was very comfortable. The area was filled with so much to do and we were even able to visit the museums up town and also walked downtown as well. We did so much and we were on the go all the time. We just loved NY City! We will come back soon.

Our Upper East Side accommodation had everything we needed and we loved the quiet terrace. It was well equipped, comfortable, clean and the location was fabulous and it was very close to the underground. It was a super experience.  We found City Lights Bed And Breakfast in the Rough Guide and were very pleased with the owner and service we got. We will be sure to use you again.

I loved living in New York and would love to live in your fine city again. If I get the chance City Lights B & B will be the first I will call. The Mid -Town host was great.  It was clean, bright and I loved having use of the kitchen and was free to relax in the living room as well. I also enjoyed having a desk to work at. As for the location- stupendous if one like being close to the center of Manhattan.

We were very satisfied with our fun Union Square place and found the owner very polite and helpful. The bed was very comfortable and we enjoyed having a kitchen and a bathroom with tub and shower! Also this was a wonderful part of the City and we had no trouble getting around. The weather was also perfect and it was also a very nice building.

We want to thank City Lights B & B and the host so very much

Our hosted Mid Town East accommodation was excellent. I loved having a nice, clean bathroom with tub, little kitchen and it had a sensational view. The internet worked well. I had plenty of linens and towels. So I was quite satisfied. It was also very close to the museums and restaurants and it was easy to get anywhere from this location by bus and subway. My host was very discrete and considerate.  The person I spoke to at City Lights B & B was very nice and helpful and I appreciated the personal attention I got. They are a special agency.

I wanted to provide positive feedback.  The West 73rd Street flat was in a great part of town being close to the subway and many restaurants etc… and we enjoyed it very much. We had a wonderful time and just found we ran out of time there is so much to see and do. Every day we were out doing things and would come back to this sanctuary to recharge our batteries which was great.

Thanks again and we would not hesitate in recommending your service to our friends

We had a very enjoyable stay in New York. The Mid – Town West place was very nice. The apartment was very comfortable and had an open, spacious feel to it that I was not expecting, especially considering some of the hotel rooms I have stayed in there for a lot more money.  The owner was very nice to us and even opened a bottle of champagne on our arrival. We would definitely stay there again.  Thank you very much.

We stayed in a wonderful apartment in the Village. It was a very nice space with a very comfortable bed. It was a quiet area with several excellent restaurants very close by. What we really enjoyed about the accommodation with amazing views.   Our host was really excellent . We did not get in until almost 10PM, but she waited for us and spent a lot of time walking us around the neighborhood-in the rain, I might add-pointing out restaurants and transportation options. We have come to NYC at least once in each of the last fifteen years and have gotten our lodgings through City Lights B & B for almost all of those stays.  We have had absolutely no reason to use any other agency.

New York, American born, and living abroad, I have pretty high standards when I come to vacation in New York.  For many years, I came 3-4 times a year; and the reason I rented non-hosted or hosted apartments, and didn't stay in a hotel, is because I like to live in New York and not feel an outsider.  So, over the years, I have used several firms for B&B, and by chance found City Lights B & B several years ago.  Since then, I rent my vacation 'homes' only through them.  Especially when choosing a hosted place, their credibility, deliberation in standards, and their selectivity in the people they offer, is of utmost importance.  Not only have the conditions of the place itself always met my special requests (and not only my requirements), but the hosts (who were checked and chosen carefully by City Lights), made the atmosphere of my stay an additional important bonus.  The visit before last, the hostess was so lovely, that we have become true friends.  However, I find myself writing this recommendation especially because of our last visit a month ago.   We were lifted above all expectations.  The sparkling clean apartment is unbelievably designed, an absolute 'pampering'.  The view of the city is spectacular, even from bed, not to mention from the living room, which we were 'ordered' to use and fully enjoyed.  Last, but certainly not least -  we fell in love with the beautiful (inside & out) lady who hosted us - her warm open hospitality, her gentleness, modesty, and generosity, made our stay an unbelievable fantasy.  I am 65 years old in three months and believe me - when I write this: every word is worth its weight in gold.  Thank you City Lights for this wonderful place that I hope to return to again & again.  I only request that you send us to this special abode, only people who meet the high standard of the hostess, so we can rest assured that she will continue to want guests in her home.

We just returned from our stay at East our Upper East Side hosted apartment. Thanks ever so much.  The room was very clean and comfortable and the host helpful and very pleasant. We were amazed at the number of restaurants in the area and we were also very close to all the museums. I have booked B & B's all over the world and have never had such friendly, courteous and efficient service and assistance. I will never consider booking in New York without going through City Lights Bed And Breakfast services.

We are just back from our 7 days in New York. I want to report that our host, has been very nice and helpful, providing us with helpful hints. Privacy was excellent, and the accommodation with en- suite bath and a very large and nice bedroom was spacious. The location was great, at walking distance to Central Park and museums. We will recommend City Lights to our friends who want to visit the big city, and have a better feeling than if staying at a hotel. City Lights has been dependable and helpful during the whole process.

Thanks again, City Lights Bed And Breakfast

I love this Upper East Side location that was  as you said packed with all kinds of wonderful restaurants, and shops. I was close to the museums and I could get around very easily. My host was great too- gave me all the privacy I needed and was always available if I wanted some suggestions.  It was a most comfortable and enjoyable stay in a beautiful and conveniently located apartment with a charming and welcoming host. This is my 3rd time staying with this host and I look forward to coming again.

Kind Regards

The location was fabulous -close to museums, restaurants and shops.  The room was very comfortable and I appreciated being able to sit in the living room, prepare meals and eat at the table which was very lovely. The neighborhood was very nice and it was easy to get around. I will be recommending your City Lights B & B to my friends.  So Thanks again,

Our host was welcoming and warm. was there when we needed something and discrete at the same time. We enjoyed the privacy and spacious room and bathroom, which were both beautifully furnished and clean. I was provided with clean linens and towels, which were replaced when needed.  Our host made us feel at home and We enjoyed having use of the kitchen. The West Side was very convenient having the subway a couple of blocks away. We would definitely go back and stay with her again. We very much appreciated you service and friendly conversation. City Lights is a very nice, personable and reliable service. We will definitely use you again.

Thank you for your help!

Our host in our Mid-Town East location was charming, down to earth and generous. We had a great time. Our room was very comfortable and the bathroom was very nice  We enjoyed the location and had no trouble getting around. NYC has excellent transportation.

We are very glad that we found you.  Thank you for your efforts and the excellent B&B.

We had a great time staying at this 14th Street Bed and Breakfast.  The room was very comfortable and the views and terraces amazing. It  was also close to the subways, many restaurants and was in an exciting part of the city. We could get around very easily.  City Lights is a terrific agency that knows their hosts and has great hosts.

This West Side location was in a fabulous location and close to everything by subway or walking.  Our hostess was great and we appreciated her suggestions and she was very considerate.   So Thanks to City Lights B & B and our great host.

This was an outstanding B & B. The down town location  and the apartment was wonderful. We will always recommend City Lights B & B – Thanks again for helping to make our stay so much fun.

We were very satisfied with our accommodation that City Lights B & B offered us. We loved the apartment, views , location and our host who was there if we needed something and also gave us privacy. We enjoyed have our morning coffee on the terrace- what a treat!

The room was very nice and private. Our host was very gracious and cheerful.  The whole experience was wonderful. It was also very close to galleries and restaurants and it was easy to get anywhere from here.  Thank you  to City Lights B & B

We found our host warm and friendly and we loved our B & B , in a great part of town being close to the subway and many restaurants etc.  City Lights B & B came through for us in flying colors. You can actually talk to a helpful, nice person who will recommend places that fit the bill.

Thank you City Lights B & B again and we would not hesitate recommending this accommodation to our friends.

The apartment near Union Square was very nice and had big clean room, a nice bathroom and a great terrace. The hostess is a very nice helpful woman and gave us a very warm welcome.   Best Regards, to City Lights B & B and our host Liz.

We enjoyed the flat very much in the East Village. The host was lovely and  helpful. Perfectly located with wonderful terraces. The best value for money in NYC. Thank you City Lights Bed and Breakfast.

Dear City Lights B & B:

Thank you for connecting us to Julia and her apt. The location was perfect and the apt was the best we've ever stayed in. Thru you we had a wonderful visit.

All the best

Thank you City Lights b & b!!! We have just returned from our trip to New York and we stayed at the B&B accommodation provided by Elizabeth. I have taken the time to complete your questionnaire below but feel the accommodation and hospitality provided by Lizzie was way beyond the service expected and feel the questionnaire replies do not justify the warm welcome we received. I'm happy to say that my Husband and I cannot recommend your agency and particularly our hosted accommodation highly enough. Excellent is an understatement and it cost considerably less than what we would have paid to stay seven nights in a hotel. The apartment was beautiful and tastefully furnished with a fantastic bedroom and en-suite bathroom. The host is a fabulous lady and likes to make you feel as welcome as she possibly can. We also received recommendations for our itinerary together with restaurants that we could only have been given by someone who actually lives in the city. We would have no hesitation booking this particular accommodation and using your agency if we should be lucky enough to have another vacation to New York. We shall also take every opportunity to promote your agency to any friends or relatives who may plan to visit the city. Once again we would like to thank you very much for all your assistance when booking our accommodation many months ago in September 04 and we look forward to dealing with you and your agency in the near future. Regards

Aloha City Lights B &B

We would like to thank you very much for connecting us with this B&B! We couldn't have asked for a better location and her apartment was like our home away from home! Like you said, she is a delightful host and we loved having her 1 kitty greet us and visit with us. Having our own room with cable TV, air conditioner, and wireless for our computer was just perfect.

As you can tell, we had a wonderful 3 weeks in NYC, a large part because of our wonderful Mid-Town East  accommodation!

Thank you for setting me up with this fantastic West Village Studio. It was beautiful, clean and very comfortable. I couldn’t have been in a better location. I will be recommending your service to all my friends.

The accommodation worked beautifully- Such a quiet spot in the middle of the best place to be in NY. The West Village. Thanks so! Til next time – we loved your service and will recommend City Lights B & B to all our friends!

Hello City Lights B & B: We had a great time at Christopher Street. What a perfect location.

Good afternoon City Lights: My husband and I would like to thank you so very much for arranging our accommodation with ‘City Lights’ in New York City.

We stayed in a fantastic studio apartment, West 49th Street and we absolutely loved it – it was perfect. You could say, ‘it made our stay’. We especially loved being so close to the many good restaurants, delis and fruit & vegetable stalls. We found the apartment very easy to locate upon arriving and it was just a short walk to 50th Street Station, Times Square and of course, the theatres.  You are a terrific service- many thanks to City Lights B & B.

Dear City Lights B & B

I was not displeased, I was thrilled with my Mid Town East apartment. Everything went extremely well. I have recommended the place and City Lights to friends as well. I will definitely book this apartment with you again next time I come to NY.

Just a quick note to thank City Lights B & B again for steering us towards this lovely, absolutely perfect place -  We had a fantastic time with grand weather, marvelous theater and museum experiences, great shopping and terrific food!  We felt very lucky to come home to this apartment.  I hope we are able to make another visit one day. 

Hello City Lights B & B:

We have recently returned from my American holiday and just wanted to give feedback on the apartment at West 42nd Street.

My partner and I had an absolutely fabulous 8 days in New York which was greatly enhanced by the availability of the apartment at West 42nd Street.

It was within such easy walking distance to Times Square (approx 10 minutes) and so easy to orientate ourselves and find our way around. 

The apartment was really lovely - very homely - light and airy and in a fabulous building - extremely secure.  We felt so at home that I didn't want to leave. It was also so close to all the restaurants and cafes on 9th Avenue which we thoroughly enjoyed and the local diner which we frequented often.  Thanks again for your assistance in providing us such a wonderful place to stay in New York which in turn helped to make our holiday so memorable. City Lights B & B made it easy to book and were very polite and friendly and made the whole process easy.

This Soho studio was booked through City Lights B & B and was brilliant. Large very clean room with fridge, microwave, kettle and coffee machine. The fridge was filled with very good quality breakfast food (French cheese, salami, butter, cream cheese, whole grain bread, fresh fruit, milk and juice) Also provided were Meusli cereal, different teas, fresh coffee, sugar, salt, etc. The room looked onto a garden so was quiet like in the country, just a large bird (jay) in the tree!! We had our own fully equipped bath with all toiletries and lots of towels. The best bit was the huge king size bed with the most fantastic mattress and loads of pillows. There was also a TV, iron and hairdryer and lots of hanging space with full length mirror.  The C/E subway stop was half a block away.

I just wanted to express how grateful I am to have found City Lights B&B.  We came to NYC in August and September for two weeks and the City Lights agent was such a great help in finding us this wonderful studio to rent in Soho.  She took a lot of time in finding out exactly what we wanted and e-mailed me several times with possibilities.

Thank you very much for helping us make this a vacation of a lifetime.

A belated thank you for the fabulous accommodation.  We had a sensational time and really enjoyed the apartment.

Hello City Lights B & B:

My husband & I would like to thank you for suggesting we stay with in this Mid Town East hosted accommodation.

Lizzy is a wonderful ambassador for City Lights & New York. Our trip was enhanced greatly by her suggestions & enthusiasm for everything we wanted to do. Lizzy’s helpful hints for getting around & her terrific restaurant selections was time saving. Lizzy provided a wonderful breakfast at a time that suited us. She was always bright & cheerful & happy to answer any of questions. We met with her one night out & about (Halloween Night) & we all had a fun time together, she has a great sense of humor.

Thank you once again.

Dear City Lights B & B: This is a little message to note how much we appreciate the hospitality of our host George with City Lights B & B NY.

George immediately made us feel welcome and actively encouraged us to make ourselves at home in his cozy apartment for our week's stay in the Big Apple. George was both friendly and discreet, striking the delicate balance between making himself available and offering plenty of privacy and space.

The apartment was clean, warm and interesting. We particularly enjoyed staying in the bedroom full of pictures and sketches from Georges' lifetime and travels. A pleasant surprise was having breakfast "at home" in the mornings. George always made sure there was everything we could wish for - for example, upon arrival he already had stocked up in advance in Italian Mortadella ham (probably since he knew my partner was Italian) and had tea in abundance for me (what would an Irish person do without the daily fix of tea!). He even insisted on doing the washing up. We feel very fortunate to have stayed with George in his apartment in the Upper East Side. Should we ever come again to NY we know without hesitation were we will chose to stay!

Many thanks for linking us to this wonderful host and accommodation. Best regards,

We have arrived home from our trip to NYC.  We stayed at Grove St.  My husband and I were totally thrilled with our stay. The hospitality of our non-hosted accommodation was comforting, relaxing and completely felt like our own home.  City Lights B & B was professional, ethical and delivers what was advertised.  I will be sending a thank you to our wonderful host and we wanted to thank you City Lights B & B as well for the wonderful service.  We will absolutely use this service again and again and I will tell everyone I know.  Luckily I am in an industry where I interact with new people constantly.  Have a wonderful day and I hope the business continues to prosper.

I just wanted to take a moment to let you know how wonderful our trip to New York City was.  We stayed with a great host Mid Town East from July 2 to July 10th 2005.  We had just gotten married on July 1st and this was our honeymoon.  I don’t think we could have picked a better person, place, or time.  We truly had a fantastic time on our trip.  I believed that this was because of great host.  She made us feel so welcome in her home as she treated us like her family.  She is the perfect definition of hostess.  She not only took care of us while in her place, but also helped us understand how the city works and how to get around.  All of her brochures and tips were excellent.  She has such a beautiful apartment in a perfect location in Manhattan.   I do have one complaint though, if you want to call it a complaint.  The pictures you first provided to us via email do not do her apartment justice.  Her home is much more vibrant and beautiful than the pictures describe. We will look you up again when we come back to the City (through City Lights B & B of course.)!

Just wanted to let you know that we had a great time staying at our  hosted Bed and Breakfast on the Upper West Side.  The location was fabulous and close to everything by subway or walking.  Our host was a great and we appreciated having the place to ourselves while she was away.  We are recommending City Lights B & B service to our friends.  So Thanks again,

Dear City Lights B & B.  We weren't displeased, but will elaborate anyway: This is our favorite property.  It is perfectly located and very roomy on East 75th Street.  We've stayed there a number of times, so it almost feels like home.   This location was close enough to our favorite neighborhood, and that was the key thing for us.  Her apartment was comfortable and cozy, but still much more comfortable than any hotel room, and attractively decorated.  We would definitely stay there again.

Thanks again for your excellent service.  I always tell my friends about City Lights B & B.

Dear City Lights B & B:

Well, you were right.  My wife, kids and I had a great time in the East 80thStreet apartment.  She was incredibly warm and welcoming.  The apartment was wonderful and the location can't be beat.  So, thank you!

Hello City Lights B and B: I loved every minute of my stay at my hosted place on Park Avenue.  My host was charming, lovely, gracious, intelligent, funny and warm.  She made my trip so much more enjoyable than if I had been in a 5 star hotel - which would have been cold, lifeless and boring.

Thank you for recommending her to me. I want to thank everyone at City Lights B & B for making this possible. I will always use your agency.

We loved the East 60th Street apt. and the location. You were a pleasure to do business with.

Our stay in on the East 60th Street apartment was outstanding and was perfect.  We couldn't have asked for anything more.  Other family members were also in the city to attend our son's graduation and could not believe our accommodations.  I have and will continue to recommend City Lights B & B.  Thanks again for making the trip so wonderful.

Thank you

Our Tribeca loft was excellent and in a great location.  We really enjoyed our stay and would try an apartment rental again.

Many Thanks to City Lights B & B.

I thought I would do my guest evaluation via email, regarding my stay at E. 33rd St.. The accommodation was very comfortable, clean, and the view was wonderful - a clear view of the Empire State Bldg.! A very comfortable bed and linens. I never ate breakfast there, as I was always in a hurry to get out the door and preferred to grab a coffee on the way. But breakfast was available if I wanted. – My host a very warm and welcoming person! I felt very at ease in her home, which is something I was concerned about. When I come to NY again, I hope I can stay with her if she has an availability. Thank you for setting up such a great stay for me! I've already recommended City Lights Bed And Breakfast to someone, and plan to continue to do so whenever possible.

Dear City Lights Bed And Breakfast:

Thank you very much ! We just loved to stay in the apartment! The

Hostess was extremely friendly and the loft just perfect for our family.

With best regards

Hello City Lights B & B: Thanks so much for the information! I have forwarded your e-mail to my sister, who I'm traveling with for her perusal. Then we shall make a decision. I'm curious which property you would recommend more: the East 36th Street one or the one on 65th St? (Is the 65th street one a non-smoking unit?).  Also want to commend you on your customer service and the content of your e-mail replies. I have sent inquiries to several businesses like yours and they were clearly not as professional or informative as you are!

Dear City Lights B & B: Thank you soooooo much for connecting us to this marvelous host that we stay at on the Upper West Side.  We stayed with her

this week.  The  B&B was perfect for us.  We loved the location, room

and breakfast.  Most unexpectedly we also made a new friend....  What a

great person.  We enjoyed her company and were genuinely sad to


Thanks so much.  Things worked out very well with the West 57th Street studio and I will recommend your service to EVERYONE.  I wish I had known about it years ago. :-) Thanks so much to the City Lights team you have a great service.

Hello City Lights: This will be our second stay in this West Village apartment. It was excellent, spacious, clean and in a great location.  The apartment is also very quiet and the outdoor terrace wonderful. Transportation from this location is very convenient and there are fantastic restaurants and jazz clubs everywhere. Thanks to City Lights for offering us this wonderful apartment.

We had a wonderful time. The apartment was very comfortable and we enjoyed it very much. It was warm enough to take advantage of the patio which was a fantastic amenity. The neighborhood had everything. Being right in the Village was great.

We are so happy we connected with your service.

Couldn't be happier. City Lights B & B provided us with a great, clean little apartment in Chelsea which was just perfect for 4 people to stay in for a week. The rates were very reasonable, much more so than any hotel we looked at. The location was fantastic and the host was great!! He met us at the apartment, personally navigated us around until we found a spot to park and then helped us carry up our luggage. I highly recommend City Lights to anyone looking for great accommodations in NYC.

Great agency. I was desperate, couldn't find a hotel room for under three hundred dollars. City Lights B & B hooks people up with b and bs and private apartments around the city. They found me a great furnished studio in the Village for a great price when I was about to give up on finding anything at all. My wife was thrilled. I couldn't believe it. They're friendly AND they return your calls. Wow, what a great service.

I was in NY 2 years ago and rented a hosted place through City Lights B & B! They found a super nice home, very nice host! Immediate service! It was just great!

We are back from New York. It was a wonderful stay at 95th Street that we booked through City Lights Bed And Breakfast. The location was perfect for getting around, the subway was just around the corner and you are Downtown in 15 minutes to all theaters, Met opera and concert halls. We had had everything we needed.

Thank you. We had an amazing time.

With best regards

We loved this accommodation on W. 97th Street. We could jogged around the reservoir in the morning, It was extremely convenient to transportation and the apartment was very clean, spacious, quiet and relaxing and we loved being across the street from Central Park in general. The owners were barely there and when they were, were very discreet and considerate. We were free to use the kitchen and refrigerator. I think we have said it all. Thanks very much to City Lights B & B for offering us this accommodation.

We recently spent 11 nights at on the Upper West Side in NYC and I promised the hosts that I would write a review "We found the service from City Lights B & B excellent.  You provided a very professional and helpful service.  The hosts  were charming people.  Again very helpful and accommodating with us - even to the extent of digging out emergency umbrellas for us when we were caught out by a flash storm! The accommodation itself was very spacious and comfortable.  We enjoyed the fact that we had our own space. There hosts were there If we needed any help or advice. Nothing was a problem for them and they were flexible and easy going with us.  We had our own keys to the apartment and could come and go as we pleased but the hosts were always there in another part of the townhouse if we needed them. I would definitely recommend this apartment in particular, and the bed/breakfast experience in general, over the usual route of staying in tourist hotels."

This East Village apartment was fabulous. The views were breathtaking and we so much enjoyed having our morning coffee on the balcony. it was such a beautiful place to come home to and we loved the location and had no trouble getting up town or to Soho or the West Village. Thanks a million. We will be calling City Lights B & B again.

Best Regards

Wow is all we can say. The views from this East Village apartment were beyond belief and the apartment was very comfortable. We absolutely loved it and where we were.. There was so much to do and see. it was an amazing vacation.


My wife and daughter were thrilled with the Midtown East apartment and the location. It had everything they wanted and they loved the location and the views.

Thanks to City Lights Bed And Breakfast once again for all your help

In one word: superb!  The flat was very nicely decorated, with stunning views over the lower and mid-Manhattan skyline.

The neighborhood was very pleasant, with scores of great cafes, shops, restaurants.  We particularly loved the East Village and it was very easy to get anywhere in the city from this part of town. Kathleen was very helpful and welcoming.  We would recommend City Lights B and B and this flat to anyone.

We loved this East Village apartment. It had everything we could need.  Our visit to New York was fantastic, especially with the addition of the great accommodation and balcony with spectacular views. Thank you City Lights Bed and Breakfast for you terrific service.

Dear City Lights: This was by far one of the best vacations we have ever had. Being in this Village apartment was wonderful and we enjoyed it very much. The location was the best. Close to everything and being near the Soho and the East and West Village was also a big plus. So thank you so much for making this possible.

We wanted to write to tell you what a wonderful vacation we had in New York and you certainly made it all happen for us. The apartment was very nice and everybody felt like they had plenty of space. It was so good to have the city spread out before us. We were very centrally located and it was easy to get anywhere from where we were. We even took a carriage ride through the park and did all the touristy things. A special thanks to City Lights B and B for hooking us up with this apartment.

Thanks for arranging our stay in the West 55th Street apartment. It was just the area we wanted and especially thanks for working with us through all our travel plans. The conference and whole trip turned out to be a great success. We loved our strolls through the Park at the end of each day, the theatre and going to all the many sites made the whole trip was total success.  Thank you City Lights B and B for your great service

Kind Regards

The two bed room in the West 50s was in a very nice and in a very nice building, close to the park and transportation. – thank you!

This is our second time in this Mid- Town West apartment. We wanted to tell you what an amazing time we had. The location is perfect for our work and it was very convenient to transportation.  We can’t thank you enough. We’re already planning next year’s trip to the states! See you then!

Best to City Lights Bed And Breakfast

Dear City Lights B & B: Michael and I enjoyed our Midtown flat that was very convenient. We wandered around the City for hours and eat at many restaurants. The location was amazing and it was very easy to visit all the sites. We took so many pictures out the window that he had to buy another memory card for his camera. The flat was very homey, well supplied and we loved the neighborhood. We got the real New York City Experience.


We found the Tribeca loft to be comfortable and with access to excellent transportation. We kept saying to each other that we couldn’t believe we almost stayed in a hotel. The loft was large and was able to accommodate our entire family easily. It was a great place to stay coming all the way from Ireland during thanksgiving  – We can’t thank City Lights Bed And Breakfast enough for this great place to celebrate.

Dear City Lights B & B: We just arrived from the US, and I want to thank you for this Greenwich Village accommodation! We were very satisfied with the place: clean and roomy in a very good location. The owner and his wife were very friendly and helpful. Next year we come surely again, and we would like to have the same apartment! Best regards

This will be my second time staying at this studio for a month and a half. I find it very comfortable and in a great location with so many fun things to do and is also close to the subway. I have already reserved the studio for all of August to Mid- September 2014. I have been booking with City Lights Bed and Breakfast for over ten years and have always been very happy with the flats they have provided.

We are back to our usual life now, but I wanted to tell what a fantastic time we had. The studio that we chose was comfortable and in a very lively but quiet street in West Village, full of handy shops and markets and restaurants and a short nice walk to the subway. It was an excellent choice!

Have a nice day and thank you again.

Great place- This cute studio had everything we needed and the property manager was very friendly and accommodating when meeting us on arrival. He provided us with bus and subway maps and other relevant information. He was also very accommodating about the departure time when we checked out.

This Village location was great – close to the Magnolia Bakery and a short walk in either direction to two different subway stations. Also the laundry that was very close allowed you to use their washing machines and dryers in a self- service arrangement for a minimal fee at certain times of the day – this is a blessing if you are in NYC for more than a week.  We have to thank City Lights B and B for offering us this lovely place.




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