Is It Your Dream to Stay in Monica and Rachel’s Iconic Friends Apartment? Now’s Your Chance
Ardent Friends fans have probably all dreamed about making themselves at home in Monica and Rachel’s sprawling Greenwich Village apartment. Now, a few lucky ones will get the opportunity to actually do it.
Though the apartment itself existed only on a studio lot, the building used for exterior shots is located at 130 East 23rd Street in Manhattan. Two of its floors house “The Friends Experience,” an interactive museum of sorts that pays homage to all your favorite Friends moments. In addition to Central Perk and other important locations from the series, there’s an impressive recreation of Monica and Rachel’s apartment—and Booking.com is inviting guests to spend the night there later this month.
You’ll be able to book the pad on much less than a transponster’s salary, too. In honor of the sitcom’s premiere in 1994, the price for a night’s stay is just $19.94. That also covers a private tour of the whole Friends Experience with a professional photographer; dinner and drinks; and breakfast at Central Perk. You and your one guest will also get to partake in a Friends scavenger hunt and try to scheme your way out of an escape room modeled after Phoebe’s taxi cab. (The apartment has a single king-sized bed, so you’ll have to be comfortable sleeping next to whomever you bring.)
If this sounds too good to be true, there is one catch. The offering is only available for two nights—Sunday, May 23, and Monday, May 24—and you’ll have to beat everyone else to the punch in order to reserve it. You can do that here starting this Friday, May 21, at 10:00 a.m. EST.