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Fort Place Bed and Breakfast
Fort Place Bed and Breakfast

Fort Place Bed and Breakfast

Located a short distance away from Upper Bay, the Fort Place Bed and Breakfast offers three rooms for guest reservations. The three-story building has one room on each floor, with the first-floor room featuring a king-sized bed and a kitchenette. Both the second and third-floor rooms have a queen-size bed; however, the second-floor room also has a fireplace. Paul, the owner, says that he strives to serve guests by "helping them out if they need anything." This hospitality is often mentioned by guests in reviews of the property. Another main draw for visitors to the bed and breakfast is its proximity to many of the popular tourist attractions in nearby New York City, such as the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building, according to Paul. Just down the street is the Staten Island Ferry, which can transport guests close to many of these locations.


Fort Place Bed and Breakfast is a three-story Victorian-style house located in a residential area. It offers guests free on-site parking and a backyard area with a garden. The property comprises three units, each with its own en-suite bathroom. The two rooms on the upper floors feature queen beds, while the first-floor unit has a king bed. This first-floor king room also has a kitchenette, while the second-floor queen room boasts a fireplace. Those wanting to gather can do so in the property’s living room on the first floor. The décor throughout the building is described by Paul, the owner, as “a blend of Victorian and Art Deco,” with furniture in each room that follows the latter theme. The porch on the first floor overlooks the backyard and provides seating for guests and an additional place to gather and socialize. 

Across the street from the property is the Fort Place Deli, where guests are directed to purchase their own breakfast, as Fort Place Bed and Breakfast does not serve breakfast every morning. Additionally, the property is located relatively close to some popular tourist attractions, such as New York City's Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Central Park, and Time Square, among others. It should be noted that the bed and breakfast is within walking distance of the Staten Island Ferry, which ferries people across the bay to Brooklyn or Manhattan. Some restaurants in the vicinity of the business that Paul recommends guests visit include Pier 76, which serves Italian cuisine; Cinderella, a Mexican restaurant; and Dean and Perry, a steakhouse, all located on Staten Island.


One of the things that Fort Place Bed and Breakfast is best known for is its artwork, according to the owner, Paul. Many of the pieces on display throughout the building are original works created by Paul over the years. While they are not officially listed for sale, those interested in owning one of Paul’s pieces of artwork can speak to him about purchasing one. Paul takes pride in striving to help guests have a satisfying and safe time at his bed and breakfast. He is available to assist those visiting the property with any needs they may have during their visit and enjoys meeting the new people who stay at the property. Paul says that he tries to cater to his guests, “helping them out if they need anything.” He also mentions that the bed and breakfast’s primary demographic is couples, with a large number of repeat guests.

The property is child-friendly, as guests of all ages are permitted to stay there, but patrons are asked to adhere to a quiet time after 10:00 PM to ensure that everyone can get a good night's rest. Smoking is not allowed inside the building, and pets are also not permitted. Fort Place Bed and Breakfast is open year-round, with the exception of January and February, when Paul closes the business for a short time. The property experiences its busiest months in May and September when the temperatures are more moderate than in the winter or summer.

There have been some positive reviews left about the Fort Place Bed and Breakfast, with many highlighting the free parking provided to those staying there and the location of the property in proximity to other attractions. Said one former guest, “The bed and breakfast has a great location, only a few minutes walk from the ferry to Manhattan.” They go on to say that “Paul, the owner, was very helpful and took care of all of our needs.” Other people made special mention of the amenities and décor, saying that the artwork, in particular, “added a nice, personal touch.” With specific reference to Paul, a former patron said he was “nice and accommodating” during their stay.


Fort Place Bed and Breakfast is a historic property that dates back over 100 years. Originally built as a private residence in the early 1900s, the building was later transformed into a bed and breakfast by the current owner, Paul Gorlach, about 12 years ago. Paul was inspired to open the business by his mother, who had opened a bed and breakfast of her own and recommended that he do the same. Since first opening the property, Paul has made several updates and renovations, including modernizing the bathrooms and refurbishing the rooms and hallways. These updates were made in an effort to provide guests with modern comforts while still maintaining the historic character of the building.

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22 Fort Pl.
Staten Island, New York 10301
United States


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Paul Gorlach

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