The W. 97th Street Residence

upper west side, manhattan
3 bedroom - 2 bath
(6 reviews)
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$550 per night (USD)
excludes K&C fee and cleaning charges
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    A concierge service is available for this property
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Perks for the Parents

This quintessential New York apartment in a classic pre-war building on the Upper West Side is a short walk from the Hudson River Greenway and sleeps up to 8. Filled with beautiful details, it has a window seat for people-watching from the fifth floor, along with landmark views. From spring to autumn you can enjoy spectacular views of the Hudson River and cityscape from the roof deck. This apartment is in a great location for family fun in the city, close to museums, subways and Central Park. There are several grocery shops within a few blocks’ radius, including Whole Foods.

Why Kids Love it

There is plenty for kids to love - there is a vast collection of toys (Playmobil, Legos, large dollhouse and more) and books up to age 12 in the 2 bedrooms, 1 for girls and 1 for boys. The property is 10 minutes from Central Park and multiple other playgrounds for days spent climbing, adventuring, cycling and exploring. The colorful and lively kids rooms and spacious living space make it an easy place to feel at home. Included in rental is access to a Bugaboo stroller with toddler/child ride-along board, and 3 Micro-Kick scooters for an easy way to scoot the kids around town.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 4 nights. The residence is on the 5th floor with an elevator. It is fairly quiet at night with some traffic noise in the living room and 1 bedroom; the other 2 bedrooms are at the back away from the street. Young children may need supervision on the roof deck. The residence has no crib or equipment for babies/toddlers - it may be possible to rent these items via a baby care rental partner. Tennis and badminton racquets are available for sports in the park. WiFi throughout.

About the Location

The residence is close to the Riverside Park in the Upper West Side of New York City, 20 minutes from LaGuardia and 40 minutes from JFK and Newark by car/taxi. There is no need for car hire: it is 3 minutes’ walk/2 blocks from the nearest subway and a 10-minute ride from Penn Station. On street parking, metered parking and car parks all available nearby. The property is a 10-minute walk from the Hudson River and Hudson River Greenway and 10 minutes’ walk from Central Park.

Accommodation Details

The residence is set over 1 floor and has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There is an open plan kitchen-dining-living space with a large dining table seating up to 10, plus a roof deck open April-October, serving as a summer living room. The 3 bedrooms include a master bedroom with kingsize bed, a large bedroom with bunkbeds and a smaller room with single bed plus trundle. There are 2 full bathrooms, both with shower and bath tub. The kitchen has top of the line appliances plus a washer-dryer.

Style Notes

Modern family. This classic New York City apartment has beautiful pre-war details and a window seat for people-watching. There is a lot to catch your eye: from walls hung with art to maps. The dining area has a generous oak dining table and the living area is spacious and filled with light. We love the comfortable and charming family set up, the cozy bedrooms and the fantastic location on a tree-lined street in a great part of the city.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 king
1 sofa bed (double)
1 bunk bed
2 twin / single
Valerie K.
Member since March 20, 2014
My husband, 3 children (ages 13, 10 and 7) and I are passionate about traveling to places that allow us to blend our love of food, drink, nature and culture. Our best recent trips have been to St John USVI, Naples, Positano and Capri (Italy), the Black Forest (Germany), Sedona Desert (Arizona) and Santa Barbara/Paso Robles (California, U.S.). We joined Kid & Coe to be part of a community of likeminded families offering the chance to stay in exceptional properties at home and abroad. We look forward to welcoming you to our classic Manhattan 3-bedroom apartment! We love it for its Old World details, great northern light, proximity to everything and phenomenal roofdeck, which makes NYC seem like it was built just to be the backdrop to your own private picnic.

6 reviews

Edward B.
Visited in December 2017
We really enjoyed our stay at the W. 97th Residence. The apartment comfortably accommodated my wife and our three kids including lots of toys to play with. The location is excellent, only two blocks from the subway. Valerie and her husband were most helpful during our stay helping us procure a stroller and accommodating late afternoon transfer pick up.
Linsey A.
Visited in July 2017
We were lucky enough to stay in this lovely, family friendly property in July 2017. After a long day of travel, it was bliss to walk into this apartment that would be our 'home' for the next ten nights. Not only was the host fantastic to communicate with (thank you so much for all your tips on nearby family friendly activities and restaurants) my three children loved all the toys / books / craft. Despite it being our first time to New York, I struggled to get them out of the apartment some days they were having so much fun! As for the rooftop balcony... you have to see it to believe it. Amazing! My daughter had her 7th birthday lunch up there and I can't think of a more perfect Manhattan backdrop. I would highly recommend staying in this property for your next New York adventure.
Melanie R.
Visited in July 2016
Stop searching, if you are travelling with children to New York, this is the PERFECT place. The location is amazing, 3' walking distance to a playground and 3' away from 96th metro station that will take you to Time Square. The rooms were very comfortable and clean, our kids loved the toys. 2 bathrooms makes it easy for the family in the morning :-) Valerie is more than helpful and answered to all my questions very quickly. Good to know, there are also amazing day camps around and especially Discovery Program for 0 to 6 years old (5' walking distance from the apartment of the host family). Not to mention the roof top that is amazing. Everything is easy and it's really a perfect stay. A friend from NY visited and told me "how did you manage to find such a perfect place ?" that's when I told her about kid and coe but I guess it comes the host family spirit that lies in the house :-) We will definitely come back and recommend the place.
Susan T.
Visited in December 2015
Our stay here was fantastic. Valerie's property ticked all the boxes for our family. We have two very active children and the location of the apartment was perfect for daily excursions to the parks, scootering on footpaths and exploring all our favourite NYC places. We had plenty of space to relax after a long day of walking around, the toys and games allowed for great down time while I prepared meals for two tired children. The location is very close to cross town buses and the subway station, a parking garage is just up the block or if you are lucky you can find street parking. Looking forward to returning in winter of 2016 when we visit NYC next.
eimeir j.
Visited in November 2015
Fantastic property in a beautiful building and great area. Our host were very accommodating and easy to contact, they even kept parcels for us for a week before we arrived which really helped us out. The photos were exact and the apartment spotless, all in all we can not recommend The W. 97th Street Residence enough and we will definitely try and stay again on our next visit to NYC.
Samantha R.
Visited in July 2015
We absolutely loved our time here. The apartment is beautiful, homey, clean and spacious. The location is perfect with easy access to nearby grocery stores, the subway and park. Our host was lovely. She was quick to respond to emails and extremely gracious and thoughtful. Our kids LOVED all of the toys and I was grateful for amenities like a stroller and laundry in the apartment itself. We would definitely come back here again.

Upper West Side, Manhattan

Museums, parks and green paths

Famously family-friendly, the Upper West Side is a neighborhood of quiet residential streets, on-demand conveniences and green paths along the Hudson River. Build a life-size dinosaur skeleton at the American Museum of Natural History; play in Central Park, Riverside Park or along the Hudson River Greenway, and drop into the Children’s Museum of Manhattan.