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Lefferts Gardens Residence Bed and Breakfast

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

A beautiful house on a leafy street in Brooklyn, only 5 minutes from the subway which takes you into Manhattan within 20 minutes. A perfect location for exploring Brooklyn neighbourhoods such as Bushwick and Greenpoint when you've had enough of the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. Fabulously comfy bed, sitting room for chilling out, and a kitchen for preparing your own breakfast and other meals. A bathroom shared with just one other room, with a massive shower. I would definitely stay there again.

I stayed at this B&B at the end of March and upon arrival I was upgraded to the largest room in the house, having originally booked the Ebony room. The hostess Michelle was very friendly; as well as leaving a few bottles of complimentary water in the fridge, there was a "Getting Around New York" guide left in my room which proved handy in getting to know the place. As a solo traveller, this beautiful house definitely felt like a home away from home with clean towels provided, and a kitchen stocked with pots, pans, cutlery etc. The heating system was very good and my room was always quite warm despite the cold temperatures and snow outside. The bed was comfortable, and I had a great nights sleep once I arrived home after exploring the city. Access to the property was super easy as you are given your own set of keys to the front door and your room, allowing you to enter and exit as and when you please. The bathroom on the middle floor is quite large in size, very modern, and features a lovely shower. During my stay, the upstairs bathroom was being renovated so I cannot comment on this. The closest Metro station is Prospect Park which is a few minutes walk away, and I found travel into Manhattan and other areas of Brooklyn quite easy. When it snowed, I took a short walk (approx 10mins) to Prospect Park and took some pictures etc which was beautiful although very cold. There are a number of nearby restaurants and cafes where you can grab some food - I had a delicious Chicken Pattie at the local Golden Krust Caribbean food shop on my way out one afternoon, and enjoyed a nice Italian for dinner another night. For music lovers like myself, there is a cool record store a few streets down, and a really nice bookshop with cool postcards on the other side of the road when you come out on to the main road (Flatbush Avenue.) You also aren't far from supermarkets if you wish to purchase herbal teas, snacks and fruit. There is a similar store to Whole Foods which is to the right when you exit on to Flatbush Avenue and walk towards the big traffic lights for a few minutes (bit pricey.) There is also a very large, affordable supermarket called Western Beef which is local - I went here to buy some groceries to cook, as well as purchase some Maple Syrup and snacks. Nearby you will also find some fast food spots if that tickles your fancy. Overall, this B&B proved to be a home away from home and I'd definitely stay here on my return to Brooklyn, New York.

Overall summary is that this inn is worth considering if you have reason to visit this particular area of NY; otherwise I would probably look elsewhere. What's good: - in a charming well-maintained traditional brownstone on a pleasant street. - hostess Michelle is very friendly and helpful without being obtrusive. - bed and room were very comfortable* - nice touches like complementary bottled water and use of kitchenette. To be aware of, however: - Shared bathroom (one on top floor needs renovation; one on floor below is more modern.) At $150 per night incl. taxes it is the most I have ever paid for accommodation without a private bathroom. - "BnB" in name, but breakfast is not really available. There are some cold cereals and coffee provided in the pantry, but we were told to bring our own milk. On the other hand, you are welcome to use whatever you find in the pantry, which may be things left by previous guests. And someone (presumably Michelle) left a box of fresh doughnuts on one morning. :-) Kitchenette is well supplied and there are some nice bagel/coffee shops very close - the location is not charming per se nor particularly convenient to other places; but there are a few interesting pubs, restaurants etc in the vicinity if you look. We discovered the Midwood Flats pub a street or two away which we liked a lot. Prospect Park subway station with direct shot on Q train to Manhattan makes getting into the city not too bad.

We stayed here 5 nights. It was awful. Run down. Had a nasty smell. Shabby furnishings. No where did it say there was a shared bath. The bathroom was not cleaned once during our stay nor were fresh towels provided. And the bathroom had giant cockroaches. We never saw the hostess except for check in. Do not stay here.

I stayed there from 5 July to 11 July 2017 . It was a beautiful neighborhood and restored home. Very convenient to Flatbush Blvd with many diverse restaurants and little stores for food coffee . The subway was two blocked away with a straight route to Downtown New York. My biggest complaint was my bed it was hard my friends bed was a pillow top and very comfortable the daughter offered to move my up stairs to a room with a very comfortable bed but I wanted to stay close to my friends. The rooms on the second floor were very spacious with a couch, dressers and a large closet. They should not call it a B&B they do not have any breakfast. There is a kitchen on 3rd floor with a coffee maker and coffee. Refrigerator with bottled water . The pantry had items in it we left all our food items that were there for the other guest to use. We had to ask for new towels after the second day . I am planning to return to New York next year and I will come back and recommend this place to everyone.

Wonderful ground floor apt. Everything as advertised. Our host was perfect, non intrusive but right there when needed. She even anticipated some needs. Lots of tour, attraction Info and a desk for writing, laptop whatever. The Q subway is 4 blocks away. It Intersects with most other lines and has stops Coney Island up through central Manhattan. Bus connections are even closer. There is a nice 24 hr grocery, deli and a grocer produce store between the apt and the subway. But, u might want to eat at the several nearby restaurants. My favorite things were Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Museum, the tenement museum and the 20 min access to Broadway plays, restaurants.

Breakfast was not offered or available. Wifi signal weak on upper floor and my room had no TV. Stayed 3 nights and never saw owner - which is weird for a B&B. Only positive was common kitchen had fridge, microwave and coffeemaker if you wanted to buy groceries to make your own breakfast

We wanted to stay somewhere that was a little less expensive without substituting quality - a reasonably difficult thing to do when travelling unless you luck out. We stayed for four days and we were extremely happy with the room. It was spacious, the bed was super comfortable and the whole house was clean and classy looking. It's a little bit out of the way situated in Prospect Park Brooklyn, but it's well worth the commute to the city. The hostess was also very friendly and genuinely cared about our stay at the B&B. Consider lodging out of the city and save some cash at Lefferts if you're visiting New York.

The brownstone is gorgeous and well located. Prospect park subway and Q line are convenient to get to various parts of Manhattan and other city lines. The host was not available when we arrived, but this got sorted out within an hour or so. Nice kitchen for guest use -- coffee etc. Two shared bathrooms -- both a good size and no tripping over other guests. It was quiet when we visited, but it would take one inconsiderate guest for this to go another direction. We enjoyed our stay and liked exploring the area. Good running in Prospect Park if you are into that sort of thing. Public transit to both la guardia and JFK are fine -- save the taxi fare and use the $$ for something else. If you are planning to visit Manhattan or other boroughs, get the unlimited week metro pass ($30). We found that even for a three day visit it was well worth the convenience.

Surprisingly quiet brownstone not far from a busy corner in Brooklyn, NY and just minutes away from Prospect Park subway is roomy and well appointed. The resident Inn-Keeper welcomes you upon arrival with a tour of the rooms and facilities. Free Wi-Fi, air-conditioned bedrooms, frequently cleaned shared bathrooms and kitchen make this a home away from home. My wife and I spent 4 nights, while visiting friends and family in Manhattan made easier by proximity to subway station. A big plus was the West Indian Day Parade right there in Brooklyn. Priceless!!

44 Rutland Road Brooklyn NY

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas

Located in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens Historic District, Lefferts Gardens Residence Bed and Breakfast is a short distance from popular attractions such as Prospect Park and Barclays Center Brooklyn. This 6-room guesthouse welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi.


Start weekends with breakfast, served for a fee from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM.


Guests can enjoy a TV and stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Stretch out in the soaking tub. Bathrooms are shared.

Property features

Lefferts Gardens Residence Bed and Breakfast features free WiFi in public areas and a fireplace in the lobby. Staff members are on hand to provide tour or ticket assistance and luggage storage.

Room options

Quadruple Room, Shared Bathroom (Morgan (1))

Full 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Double Room, Shared Bathroom (Pearl (3))

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Single Room, Shared Bathroom (Ebony (5))

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Double Room, Shared Bathroom (Crystal (2))

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

57.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 35 reviews

Lefferts Gardens Residence Bed and Breakfast

44 Rutland Road, Brooklyn, NY 11225