This popular economy queen-bedded guestroom offers one queen bed and a shared hall bathroom with shower (shared with Cat Room);15 steps down staircase to bath. White wicker furniture and a variety of historical photos from Maxwell Street market adorn the white walls and there is an eastern window with a view of the tops of the John Hancock and Bloomingdale buildings, plenty of space around the bed and two side chairs, desk/chair; in the summer there is a separate a/c window unit for guest control. Maximum occupancy 2 guests. Children 10 or older allowed as part of maximum occupancy. SF: 135
Amenities: Full hot breakfast, free wi-fi and free permit for on-street parking; Satellite TV/DVD; iron and ironing board, hair dryer, spa robes, slippers, shampoo, conditioner, soap, shared guest kitchen with coffee/tea service, house phone with free local calls, commonly shared guest sitting room, central heat and A/C. There is a lovely roof-top deck for outdoor seating during the summer months and a side garden where we grow our fruits, berries, tomatoes and herbs to explore.
We often get American guests unfamiliar with the concept of a “shared” bathroom. Beyond personal choice, they often wonder, “How does it work?” Well, if you ever attended college and lived in a dorm, co-op or frat/sorority you most likely shared a bath with your other house or floor mates. This bathroom is down a staircase (15 steps) for the Maxwell Street guests and there is only a key on the inside of the bath that you lock so that no one can surprise you. If the bathroom is being used by another guest, you wait your turn. Generally, we find guests all have different schedules, so it is rare that both guestrooms have guests all needing to get up and out at the same time of the morning – so rarely is this an issue. This bath is shared with no more than 2 other guests in the Cat guestroom and we clean this bathroom daily. Hope this helps to explain the concept of how a shared bath “works” at the Two Urns B&B.