“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”
- Saint Augustine
Name an American cultural breakthrough and chances are good it happened in Harlem. This neighborhood survived flappers and gangsters in the 1920s, booed almost everyone offstage at the Apollo except Ella Fitzgerald, Jimi Hendrix and Michael Jackson, and revolutionized America from Marcus Garvey to Malcom X. See the writing on the wall at the Graffiti Wall of Fame at 106th and Park, then head over to the Studio Museum to watch African American artists change art history. Harlem launched jazz and hip hop and taught Madonna how to vogue, so expect big nights out. Get schooled at the Jazz Museum in Harlem before jazz sets at historic art deco Lenox Lounge. Hit Shrine for slick beats and reggae, and end up at Ginny's Supper Club for soul food with a side of blues. For the morning after, Amy Ruth's serves the Reverend Al Sharpton special: chicken and waffles, gravy optional. East Harlem is largely Latino, and known as El Barrio. The pride of the neighborhood is El Museo del Barrio, a small space packed with contemporary Caribbean and Latin art and encounters with such notables as Nobel Prize winning poet Derek Walcott.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels near Harlem

HI New York Hostel NYC
HI New York Hostel NYC
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3.8
2398 reviews
891 Amsterdam Avenue, Njujork
from $45
New York Renaissance Home and Guest House
New York Renaissance Home and Guest House
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3.4
273 reviews
464 West 141st Street, New York City
from $104
Aloft Harlem
Aloft Harlem
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4.4
897 reviews
2296 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, New York
from $159
La Maison d'Art
La Maison d'Art
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4.3
237 reviews
259 West 132nd street, Njujork
from $98
Astor on the Park
Astor on the Park
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3.1
87 reviews
465 Central Park West, Njujork
from $69
Upper Yorkville Suites
Upper Yorkville Suites
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3.8
64 reviews
1876 3rd Ave, New York
from $135
Efuru Guest House
Efuru Guest House
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3.6
76 reviews
106 West 120th Street, New York
from $123
Richard's Place
Richard's Place
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3.7
17 reviews
164 West 121 Street, Njujork
from $150
The International Cozy Inn
The International Cozy Inn
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3.4
53 reviews
248 Lenox Ave., New York City
from $165
NYC Townhouse Apartment
NYC Townhouse Apartment
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4.3
28 reviews
149 West 118th Street, Njujork
from $160
More About Hotels near Harlem...

Name an American cultural breakthrough and chances are good it happened in Harlem. This neighborhood survived flappers and gangsters in the 1920s, booed almost everyone offstage at the Apollo except Ella Fitzgerald, Jimi Hendrix and Michael Jackson, and revolutionized America from Marcus Garvey to Malcom X. See the writing on the wall at the Graffiti Wall of Fame at 106th and Park, then head over to the Studio Museum to watch African American artists change art history. Harlem launched jazz and hip hop and taught Madonna how to vogue, so expect big nights out. Get schooled at the Jazz Museum in Harlem before jazz sets at historic art deco Lenox Lounge. Hit Shrine for slick beats and reggae, and end up at Ginny's Supper Club for soul food with a side of blues. For the morning after, Amy Ruth's serves the Reverend Al Sharpton special: chicken and waffles, gravy optional. East Harlem is largely Latino, and known as El Barrio. The pride of the neighborhood is El Museo del Barrio, a small space packed with contemporary Caribbean and Latin art and encounters with such notables as Nobel Prize winning poet Derek Walcott.

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